Backlash Sportfishing

200 Winston Salem Avenue
Virginia Beach VA, United States

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Boat Specs

Jim Smith (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1971 and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 1200HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

54 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


Come fish aboard the Backlash, a custom 54’ Jim Smith Sportfisher that can take up to 6 people out for the day.  Whether you want to fish for a full day or a half day, offshore or nearshore, Backlash Sportfishing will accommodate your needs. You will be fishing one of the most underrated fishing grounds on the East Coast, which is only just starting to be recognized for its outstanding fishing during the summer months and great fishing that extends right into early Fall.

The Backlash is equipped with all the latest equipment used to catch the a variety of fish, including a new CHIRP Sonar. Inside, there is room for everyone to ride comfortably to the fishing grounds.  There is plenty of refrigeration, a microwave oven, large Corian countertops, a stereo equipped with Bluetooth and 2 new AC units to keep you cool in between winding in all those fish.

At the helm of the Backlash is Captain Steve Richardson. Steve has been fishing the waters off VA and NC since he was a young boy and you will find no one better qualified in the Atlantic region to catch you the fish of a lifetime.  Capt. Steve has won his fair share of tournaments on the East coast including winning the 2015 White Marlin Open. Whether you are fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin, or are hoping to experience the hot White Marlin action in August and September, or wish to target Tuna, Mahi, or bottom fish, Capt Steve will put you on your chosen fish for sure.

The crew on the Backlash will see to your every need while on the water, while also offering you their vast knowledge of local fishing and entertaining personalities! If you are looking for a bucket list trip with the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime, this is the boat for you.

Everything necessary for you to enjoy great fishing out on the waters off Virginia Beach is provided including fishing licenses.  The only thing you need to bring is what you want to eat and drink and of coarse a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. 

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check.

About the Captain

Steve Richardson
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Member since July 2015
My father ran one of the first Charter boats out of Virginia Beach. My brother and I have been fishing from a very young age and we both love the sport. I am a USCG Licensed Master Captain and I have fished extensively along the East Coast, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas and many other islands in the Caribbean. I love the competitive camaraderie of the fishing world. We are a tight knit group here in the Mid-Atlantic. Virginia Beach is a great spot to fish. There is nothing better than hooking up to a big Blue Marlin in the morning, catching some Whites in the mid-day and trolling for Bigeyes late in the afternoon. This is truly one of the best places to fish in the world and I'm very fortunate to be a part of it.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%


  • 200 Winston Salem Avenue, Virginia Beach
    VA 23451, United States