Big Deal Sportfishing

Shore Drive
Norfolk VA, United States

Big Deal Sportfishing takes you out around the Chesapeake Bay for a wide range of fishing species to target. Captain Coleson will welcome you aboard the ‘Big Deal’, a historic Chesapeake Bay charter fishing boat.

In addition to her rustic character, the ‘Big Deal’ is equipped with all modern equipment and was totally restored in 2016. There a sleeping cot for you to lie down in between reeling in the fish, and a bathroom with toilet and sink. ‘Big Deal’ is a 46’ saltwater fishing boat that can comfortably seat six people. She is powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine and features a 6’ sight casting tower, as well as GPS, a fishfinder, and the standard safety gear. Onboard you will find all the gear and tackle required, as well as planer boards, and a radio with bluetooth capability.

Fishing the Chesapeake Bay is a thrilling experience, and Captain Coleson will make sure you enjoy it thoroughly. He can take you sight casting, trolling, bottom fishing, chum fishing, or shark fishing, all depending on what you want to target. You can catch Croaker, Cobia, Stripers, Spot, Mullet, Sharks, Red Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

When you’re coming onboard, you should bring your own food, snacks, and beverages. There is some water onboard in case of an emergency. Make sure to pack sunscreen, a cap, and sunglasses. You’ll definitely want to bring a camera along to get a nice shot of your catch. Captain Coleson will supply all the gear, and can provide catch cleaning, included in the price. Please remember that 20% gratuity for the first mate is mandatory. 

Having fun and your safety are Captain Coleson’s top priorities. For him, fishing is all about creating memories of a lifetime for you and your family.

Be ready to have an unforgettable time on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Coleson aboard the ‘Big Deal’!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 875
    up to 6 persons
    This extended trip will take you for some nice summer Shark fishing in the Chesapeake Bay! The crew will furnish all the tackle, bait, rod and reels, and will clean your catch. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Get food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 875
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Striped Bass. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Chumming - Autumn
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Chumming for Striped Bass in Autumn. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location as there are two locations.***
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Chumming - Summer
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Chumming for Cobia and Sharks in summer. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Sight Casting
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Sight casting for Cobia, and to a lesser extent for big Red Drum (Redfish). Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location as there are two locations.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Summer Shark fishing in the Chesapeake Bay! Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you trolling for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Striped Bass. The price covers tackle, bait, rod and reels, and catch cleaning. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Chumming - Autumn
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Chumming for Striped Bass in autumn. All the tackle, bait, rod and reels are waiting for you onboard. The crew will clean your catch. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Chumming - Summer
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Chumming for Cobia and Sharks in summer. The crew will get you all the tackle, bait, rod and reels you need and will also clean your catch. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Sight Casting
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Sight casting for Cobia, and to a lesser extent for massive Red Drum (Redfish). The rates include tackle, bait, rod and reels, and catch cleaning. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Pack food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Sight Casting Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Chumming - Autumn
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec
    US$ 575
    up to 6 persons
    This autumn trip will see you chumming for Striped Bass in Autumn. The crew will supply all the tackle, bait, rod and reels, and will clean your catch. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring along food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Chumming - Summer
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    US$ 575
    up to 6 persons
    Go chumming for Cobia and Sharks in summer. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Pack food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will give you plenty of time to go bottom fishing for Croaker, Spot, and Mullet, and sometimes you can also catch Sharks. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 475
    up to 6 persons
    Head out and go bottom fishing for Croaker, Spot, and Mullet. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Prepare food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 360
    up to 6 persons
    Use your morning to go bottom fishing for Croaker, Spot, and Mullet. Sometimes you can also get Sharks. The crew will supply all the tackle, bait, rod and reels, and will clean your catch. Please remember that 20% gratuity for First Mate is mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location as there are two locations.***
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 360
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you bottom fishing for Croaker, Spot, and Mullet, and occasionally you may get some Sharks. Tackle, bait, rod and reels, catch cleaning all included. 20% gratuity for First Mate mandatory. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. ***Call for more accurate location.***
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder

Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Tautog

Boat Specs

Chesapeake Bay Deadrise (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 450HP Cummins C-series Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Coleson Pokorny
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Coleson takes you fishing around the waters of Chesapeake Bay. He knows a lot about these fisheries and will help make your day on the water memorable. His mission is to give you an enjoyable fishing trip no matter how experienced you are. You will get a positive and relaxing day on the water and learn how to get some nice fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%