Backdraft Sportfishing

Go after the most sought-after inshore species the East Coast has to offer with Backdraft Sportfishing. Fish the legendary Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish to take home for dinner, and have plenty of fun while doing it!

Captain Devin Rilee will do everything he can to make your day as enjoyable and productive as possible. With over 20 years of experience fishing these rich waters, this local guide knows all the best fishing spots and the tricks of the trade to maximize your chance of maxing out your limit for the day.

Step aboard the 26’ C Hawk center console and let the fun commence. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard to make the most of the spacious deck and experience some of the best fishing on the East Coast. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make yourself at home for the day.

Built with fishing in mind, she features a flybridge so the captain and his first mate can spot the best fishing spots from miles away. Make use of the latest fishing gear as you bottom fish, or let the crew set up the outriggers to troll, and the possibilities are endless!

Head out to the Atlantic’s deeper waters and battle it out with monster Cobia, or fish the bay itself for a range of delicious fish. Red Drum, Flounder, Striped Bass, and Spadefish are just some of the beauties on offer that are sure to whet your appetite! Put your angling skills to the test and land plenty of fish to fill the freezer for weeks to come.

At the end of the day, the crew will clean and fillet your catch so you’ll be good to cook it up right away. Capt. Devin can even pick you up within a 10-mile radius, so get in touch and let him know where you are and you’ll be looked after from start to finish. Bring the whole family aboard Backdraft Sportfishing and make the most of one of the world’s best fisheries!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    With the longer days in summer, comes the chance to spend longer on the water, so make the most of your time in the Chesapeake Bay area and spend 10 hours on the water going after a range of exciting and delicious fish. The additional few hours on the water will give you the extra chance to land that trophy catch. Head to the Atlantic to battle it out with Cobia and fish the nearshore shallows to fill the boat with delicious Drum, Spadefish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and many more, on this mammoth trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    An 8-hour trip gives you the chance to explore a range of different fishing grounds in and near the Chesapeake Bay. Head up to 45 minutes offshore and battle it out with monster Cobia and fish the shallow waters nearshore waters to fill the boat with plenty of delicious creatures to take home for a well-deserved dinner. Bottom fish to entice the bite of Flounder, Drum, Spadefish, and many more, before using all your skills to keep them on the line and hooking 'em aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Start the day as you mean to go on by filling the boat with plenty of delicious fish to take home for lunch. This productive morning trip will take you to the rich waters at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, where you'll have the chance to go after a range of exciting and delicious fish. Target Cobia a little further out, or bottom fish the shallower waters close to shore and land plenty of Flounder, Drum, and many more prized fish to fill the freezer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Come aboard refreshed in the afternoon and ready to fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish to take home for dinner. The rich waters of the Chesapeake Bay are home to plenty of exciting fish that are sure to provide you with hours of entertainment. Test your skills and strength as you bottom fish for Drum, Spadefish, Flounder, Trout, and many more in these famous waters and head home with enough fish to feed the family for weeks to come.
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About the Captain

Devin Rilee
Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2019
A native to Hayes, VA, Captain Devin has been fishing these waters his whole life. An avid angler to this day, he competes in tournaments all over the country and has plenty of titles to his name from the East Coast to Florida. He hopes to share his passion with you, teaching you the most effective skills to land the fish of your dreams and sending you home with a smile on your face.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

C Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Timothy C.
San Jose, CA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 10, 2020
My brother and I booked a full day trip with Backdraft.  Awesome time.  Captain Devin helped in advance of the trip...
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Konstantin B.
Fulton, MD
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Half Day Trip with Captain Devin, Backdraft Sportfishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2020
I and my wife signed up for our first fishing trip experience at Cheasapeake Bay with Captain Devin. Our dream was to catch...
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Jody T.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2020
Went out on half day trip, water was a little rough. Seeing plenty of cobia, but they would not bite anything.  Captain...
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Kyle T.
Alexandria, VA
 5.00
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
Great Trip! Captain Devin and Mate Bryce worked very hard to get us on fish even though the weather/rain wasn’t the greatest...
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Doug S.
Annapolis, MD
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2020
We had an amazing time Devin and crew!  The team put in extra hours and effort to make our Cobia trip a success and they...
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