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Fishing in Virginia Beach
Situated right at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and within easy reach of offshore canyons, Virginia Beach has an almost absurd amount of options available for the saltwater angler. With everything from giant Bull Redfish to Yellowfin, Bigeye, and Bluefin Tunas being caught out of Virginia Beach at different times during the year, this is one of the hottest places to be if you are an angler on the East Coast.
Rudee Inlet is the undisputed center of Virginia Beach fishing. This 110 ft wide channel is the doorway into the open seas for hundreds of fishing charters in Virginia Beach. Fish out of here, and you will not regret it.
The best thing about this fishery is its diversity: as the weather cools, it sees an influx of species from the upper Atlantic, including Striped Bass, Bluefin Tuna, and Tautog, while species like Redfish, Cobia, and Speckled Seatrout can be found in the warmer months. Offshore fishing fanatics shouldn’t miss taking the trip out to the Norfolk Canyon in search of Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as White Marlin in the summer, and Bluefin Tuna in the winter. This is big game fishing at its best.
If you’re planning on sticking around for a while (and we don’t see why you wouldn’t,) don’t miss taking part in the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, which allows anyone with a valid Virginia fishing license to collect citations for eligible fish caught (eligible means huge!) Collect six different citations in one year, and you will be considered an expert of fishing in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach Fishing Center is home to the largest sportfishing fleet in the whole of Virginia, and it’s no surprise. With the diverse range of options available, it’s hard to imagine a more rewarding and enjoyable fishing spot than Virginia Beach.
Rules & Regulations
A saltwater fishing license is required for all anglers, unless they are fishing aboard a licensed fishing charter boat.
Types of Fishing
Sight fishing for Cobia in the Bay in the summertime, traveling offshore to troll around the canyons for Billfish and Tunas, deep dropping 60 miles offshore for tasty Tilefish and other deep water dwellers, inshore fishing for Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum, catching the Striped Bass migration in and out of Chesapeake Bay, exploring the inshore wrecks for Tautog and Black Sea Bass… the list goes on!
What People Are Saying About Virginia Beach
"May fishing trip"
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"Half day with Captain Todd"
Outstanding. Top notch service by captain Todd! An outstanding service and experience all around.
"1/2 day trip"
Maybe to come later in the year since it's not as many fish biting this time of year.