Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore

Join Tug This Sportfishing for an amazing inshore adventure. Captain Dalton has been fishing these waters for over 20 years and knows them like the palm of his hand. On this listing, the focus is on shorter, inshore trips for smaller groups. Besides this one, you can also take a trip on his second boat, suitable for more anglers and trips that go further away from the shore.

You’ll be fishing on a 17’ Maycraft boat that accommodates up to 2 guests. This center console was restored in 2020, so you can count on brand new navigational electronics and safety gear. She’s powered by a 60 HP Mercury engine and a wireless trolling motor. There’s a T-top that provides some shade as well, but it’s best to bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses.

Inshore trips are both fun and relaxing. Since you won’t go far from the shore, you’ll reach your fishing spot in no time. Species you’ll go after on this trip are usually smaller and not aggressive, such as Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. As a bonus, you can also catch a portion of Clams. Try out different fishing techniques and learn new tricks you can do with your equipment.

It’s easy to get ready for this trip as the captain covers most of the things you’ll need. The price includes your fishing licenses, equipment, and bottled water. The captain will also clean your catch after the trip, so you’ll leave the dock with the freshest fish fillets you can find. Just pack your sun protection and some snacks.

Whenever you feel the need to explore the inshore waters and catch some tasty fish on the way, Tug This Sportfishing is here for you. Just pick a date.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Start your day with a fun inshore adventure. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join! You'll cast for Redfish and Speckled Trout, with the chance to target Flounder and Clams as well. The captain will cover all of the fishing equipment you'll need.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Spend the day casting for Trout and Redfish or target Clams and Flounder. The captain will cover all of your fishing equipment and licenses. You only need to pack some snacks and don't forget hats and sunglasses.
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About the Captain

Dalton West
Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Dalton West grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. With over 20 years of experience in these productive waters, he knows how to catch anything that the historical bay offers. If it’s biting, he can get you on it!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Clam Clam
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

17 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Wireless Trolling Motor
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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


Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Full Day Inshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 7, 2021
Dalton is extremely knowledgeable about the water ways he guides on. Conditions and time of season were less than ideal for...
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FAQs about Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore

Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water available BYOB)
  • Fishing License

Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Tug This Sportfishing – Inshore include:
  • Clam
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout