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
    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
    $800
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $700
    6 Hours
  • Private trip
    Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
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About the Captain

Devin Rilee
Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States
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20 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) Striped Bass
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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Oakton, Virginia
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8-hour fishing trip with captain Davin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 5, 2021
Awesome trip! My first time big fishing on Chesapeake, and I was clueless as to the fish, lure and technique despite my previous...
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Albright, WV
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Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day on October 13, 2021
Iv always wanted to fish in the ocean waters and I finally did . Had a great time with good guys who now how to fish....
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Newport News, Virginia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 5, 2021
Great crew and equipment. We fished with our sons; 10 and 11 yrs. the Boys both caught great Cobia and Spanish.
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VERIFIED   Half Day on July 27, 2021
Captain Devin was awesome and we had a great time. Caught a bunch of Spanish Mackeral and Some Cobia as well. One of the Cobia...
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FAQs about Backdraft Sportfishing

Backdraft Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Backdraft Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backdraft Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Backdraft Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backdraft Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear)

Top targeted fish species with Backdraft Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel