Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters

Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters invites you on an unforgettable adventure on the historic Chesapeake Bay! Captain Ryan Dauses specializes in full day and half day excursions for anglers of all levels, from novice to pro, and welcomes families with kids ages 10 and up to join in on the fun!

Your boat for the day is a 25’ Parker center console, outfitted with Lowrance electronics, downriggers, outriggers, a live bait tank, safety gear, and top-notch fishing tackle. There’s also a private portable toilet on board and a spacious deck for you to sit back and enjoy the view from. She accommodates 4 guests and everyone can fish at the same time without bumping elbows.

Your main target species are Cobia, Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spadefish, and Flounder. You’ll do a bit of trolling and bottom fishing, as well as jigging and spinning while using Penn and Shimano gear. Capt. Ryan also supplies live bait and lures on all of his trips.

Your fishing license is included in the price and you’ll also have your catch cleaned and filleted so you can enjoy a delicious meal when you get home. All you need is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera to make the special moments last forever. Also, feel free to pack some food and alcoholic drinks for the ride, since alcohol is prohibited on the vessel.

Book your next adventure with Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters and get ready to create lasting memories on the Chesapeake Bay. Just be sure to arrive on time and come with a positive mindset ready to catch some big fish and Capt. Ryan will take care of the rest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Nothing beats a full day out on the water! You'll be provided with top-quality fishing tackle, as well as live bait and lures. Your fishing license is also covered, so all you need to do is show up ready for action and the rest will be taken care of. Get ready to target Cobia, Striped Bass, Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, and more. Book this trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Get ready for an incredible adventure on the Chesapeake Bay! You'll target Stripers, Cobia, Redfish, Black Drum, and many more. Rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses are included as well. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and be sure to pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Join Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters on the Chesapeake Bay and get ready for a fun day of fishing! Your main target species include Cobia, Striped Bass, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spadefish, and many more. Rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for protection against the sun. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for the ride as well and store them in the captain's cooler.
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About the Captain

Ryan Dauses
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
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16 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Ryan Dauses was born and raised on the water. He’s fished every crevasse and honey hole up and down the Chesapeake and knows all the sweet spots to put you on some incredible fish! Capt. Ryan has been a commercial fisherman for 10 years and decided to get into the charter business in 2016. He holds a 200 GRT License and is an expert in all types of inshore fishing. Capt. Ryan trolls, bottom fishes, jigs, and spins for a range of species, including Stripers, Sheepshead, Cobia, and more! Book your next trip with Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters and get ready for an awesome adventure out of Cape Charles, VA!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spadefish Spadefish

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
Capt Ryan is the real deal. He had us on the fish early on. Great day. Let us stay a little longer to. Highly...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Ryan!  He is very friendly and knowledgeable.  Can’t wait to do it again the next time...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 27, 2021
Captain ryan did excellent he asked us what we wanted to fish for and when we got to the boat he was ready to go after the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 4, 2021
We had another great trip with Ryan yesterday. Everything was perfect. He knows where to go for fish and we always learn more...
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Aylett, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 6, 2021
Had a great time we wanted to catch Cobia and Ryan did not disappoint!!! We will be back!
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FAQs about Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters

Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable toilet )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Steady Tuggin Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish