Come join Capt. Clint Lessard and SHO-NUF Sportfishing! Whether you’re a beginner or experienced you will enjoy your time as he continuously tries to excel in catching fish. Join the captain whose knowledge and professionalism are second to none. Capt. Clint guided angler Alex Foster to not one but two IGFA world records for all tackle release Striped Bass. He’s a professional firefighter and well-acquainted with EMT-advanced skills and CPR. Feel safe as you travel the beautiful Chesapeake Bay

You’ll be fishing on an upgraded 35’ Bertram boat. With plenty of cockpit space, to accommodate kids and adults, this center console will be sure to make your day a memorable one. The vessel boasts twin 380 Cummins to get you to the fishing grounds quickly. The cockpit is spacious and the salon has 2 couches and a private bathroom.

Cape Charles offers a backyard full of surprises whether fishing for Cobia, Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, or their specialty, monster Striped Bass. Whether you’re spinning, trolling, or bottom fishing, you’ll fill your bucket with tasty fish.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch after the trip. Just remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and whatever you wanna eat and drink.

Join SHO-NUF Sportfishing for a day you won’t forget. See you at the dock!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Jan 31
    $1,150
    Catch and release fishing for monster Striped Bass! The captain will prepare everything you need equipment-wise to catch this monster fish. Just pack some snacks and drinks and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,000
    Combine bottom fishing and sight casting on this 6-hour trip. The captain will prepare everything you need and show you how to use the equipment if you don't have much experience.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    This short trip is perfect for those who don't have the time for a full day of fishing. Combine sight casting and bottom fishing, targeting some of the tastiest local species. The captain will prepare the equipment, you just need to pack some snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Clinton Lessard
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States
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Member since March 2021
Captain Clint Lessard of SHO-NUF SPORTFISHING has been fishing the lower Chesapeake Bay for 30 years. He started fishing with his father and learning all of his techniques from a little boy. He then moved on mating for his father and a few other boats along the way. In 2007 he started his own business and has continually chartered since. His charter company is located in Cape Charles, Virginia.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Bertram 35 (Convertible) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 380HP Cummins QSB 5.9 engines.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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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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Midlothian, VA
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Had a blast!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 11, 2021
Clint and his first mate, Owen, were great!  Showed me and my kids a really good time.  Caught some Spanish mackerel and...
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Tucson, AZ
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Half Day Evening Trip with Sho Nuff

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 27, 2021
My father flew in from Arizona, it was his first time on the East Coast. We booked a fishing charter with Sho Nuff to get the...
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Haymarket, VA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 13, 2021
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Redwood, VA
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8hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 15, 2021
The captain got us on some black drums.  Highly recommend him
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FAQs about SHO-NUF Sportfishing

SHO-NUF Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (9 hours)

When you book a trip with SHO-NUF Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with SHO-NUF Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

SHO-NUF Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

SHO-NUF Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with SHO-NUF Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout