Backlash Sportfishing

Come fish aboard the Backlash, a 56 ft custom built Carolina boat that can take up to 6 people out in pure luxury.  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 a variety of fish. As well as being full of fishing gear, inside, it is more like a yacht than a fishing boat. You will find huge flatscreen satellite TVs waiting for you - sit back and enjoy the ride to the fishing grounds in style. With two bathrooms, two showers, three staterooms, and excellent living conditions, this is a boat to remember.

Captain Steve Richardson is at the helm of Backlash. 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 course a hat, sunglasses and sunscree



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Swordfish/Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $4,800
    price breakdown
    $4,800
    Fishing from 8am to 5pm the next day, you will be able to target huge game fish such as Marlin during the day and Swordfish and Tuna overnight. With three staterooms, an ice maker, and two bathrooms and showers, the boat will give you an extremely comfortable ride.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    Leave dock at 5 am return 5 pm. Fish the gulfstream waters off Virginia beach for Tuna, Mahi, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mako, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    Trip runs from 8-4 Sharks, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Wreck fish, etc.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    5 hour trip fishing the inshore waters off Virginia Beach, Va Plan to catch Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, channel bass, contact and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Trips can run from 7-11, 8-12 or 1-5 Fish for Sharks, Bluefish, Spanish Mackeral
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About the Captain

Steve Richardson
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
2 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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.

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Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 1700HP Detroits engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
56 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
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Ryan S.
Chesapeake, VA
 5.00
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
Best crew ever.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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August fishing trip

August 26, 2017
Have fished with Capt. Steve many times, both pleasure and tournaments. He is the best.
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