Reel Release Sport Fishing

Reel Release offers sport fishing out of Virginia Beach, VA. Their number one goal is customer service, and they promise to provide the best fishing experience possible. Cruising out of Lynnhaven Inlet, Captain Robbie will take you fishing the Chesapeake Bay and wrecks up to 40 miles offshore. Whether you want to get a boat load of big Redfish and Cobia, or crush it on Seabass and Flounder, a great catch is guaranteed.

You will go out aboard a 26’ Lookout center console, which can take you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. It comes powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and is well-prepared for the current bite. Perfect for accommodating up to 5 anglers, the vessel is fully rigged with the latest navigational electronics and safety equipment, as well as a live well loaded with bait and outriggers. The boat is perfect for chasing the fish in the bays, as well as up to 40 miles offshore.

Choose between exploring the Chesapeake Bay, looking for Cobia, Bluefish, fat Red Drum, Tog, Shark, Spadefish, and Flounder or head out to the ocean to fish the wrecks for Seabass. Captain Robbie can take you targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Tilefish, Spotted Seatrout, Blue Marlin, and even Shark.

All trips come with everything you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. You won’t have to worry about getting a license, Captain Robbie got you covered. All you need to bring is your favorite food, drinks, and the desire to catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    You'll be fishing above wrecks up to 40 miles offshore and will be catching tons of Seabass, Flounder, Togs, Shark, Spadefish, and Mahi Mahi. This is for 4 people and all you need to bring with you is drinks and food.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    On this trip, you'll be sight fishing for Cobia and Red Drum. You'll also be able to target Spades and Sheepshead along the bay bridge, as well as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is an 8-hour trip for 4 guests, fishing in the bay and ocean for Cobia, Red Drum, Spadefish, Bluefish, Sharks, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel. Just be sure to bring along some of your favorite snacks and drinks and be ready for a fun day!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Headed out into the bay and off the oceanfront to target big Red and Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Spades, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a half-day trip for 4 guests, fishing in the bay. You'll be fishing for Cobia, Red Drum, Bluefish, Tog, Shark, Flounder, and Spadefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    You'll be leaving the dock at 1 p.m. and return by 5 p.m. Your main target species are Flounder, Cobia, Spades, Red Drum, Back Drum, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Trout/Puppy Drum Inlet Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    You will be fishing for 4 hours in the inlets and back creeks catching Trout, Puppy Drum, and Stripers!
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    You will depart around sunset and head to Cape Henry to watch dolphins and troll for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish!
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About the Captain

Robbie Bryan
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
108 Fishing Reports
81 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Robbie Bryan is an enthusiastic captain. He was raised in Virginia Beach and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Robbie is familiar with the methods that work best to make a great catch possible and knows where the fish are hiding. The captain specializes in fishing the bay and the offshore wrecks. He enjoys sharing his passion for the ocean and the vast knowledge with his clients and friends. I love going out and loading the boat with yellow fins, dolphins, and tile fish. Book me and I promise to load the box full.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Lookout (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Disabled Accessible

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 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 81 reviews
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Robbie did an amazing job fileting the fish
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
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James F.
Fredericksburg, VA
 5.00
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Rain, rain went away...

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 14, 2020
I had purchased a fishing excursion for my girlfriend and two of her boys to spend half a day offshore fishing. I am overseas,...
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Monica M.
Newport News, Virginia
 5.00
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6hr morning trip with Captain Robbie

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 15, 2020
Great hospitality, amazing time catching lots of fish! Great experience.. Captain Robbie was first class all the way! So helpful...
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Mitchell S.
Pocomoke City, MD
 5.00
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Fishing with Robbie

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 16, 2020
Six hour trip. Weather would not cooperate. Took three of my kids fishing on a boat for the first time. Caught small cobia...
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Jonas M.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 5.00
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Trout/Puppy Drum Inlet Trip on October 16, 2020
We spent an afternoon fishing with Captain Robbie, and had an awesome time! We had a beautiful day on the water and caught...
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Tom H.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2020
Captain Robbie and his mate TJ were great.  Good people, fun to be with.  Caught a lot of Spanish mackerel and blue...
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