Rudee Inlet

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Rudee Inlet Fishing Charters

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Rudee Inlet: 28 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Rudee Inlet

According to customer reviews, Marcia B Sportfishing, E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC, and Knot Wish'n Custom Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Rudee Inlet. Full list of top fishing charters in Rudee Inlet.

The average price for a private 4 hour Rudee Inlet fishing trip is $594, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,146 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Marcia B Sportfishing, E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC, and Knot Wish'n Custom Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Rudee Inlet.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Heavy Tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Are you ready for your next fishing adventure? Then it’s time to book a Rudee Inlet fishing charter today. This 110-foot-wide channel is the perfect place to begin your angling journey, as from here you can head offshore into the Atlantic, fish Virginia Beach, or venture into Chesapeake Bay.

When heading towards Virginia Beach and further, you can expect to catch White Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, and even a Blue Marlin or two. Fishing nearshore will have you targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Mackerel. You’re likely to see whales during their migration, too.

The protected waters of Rudee Inlet are great for fishing, even in rough weather. Inshore, you can catch Spadefish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Shark, and even some Flounder.

Rudee Inlet Fishing Spots

There are many spots to fish in Rudee Inlet and its surrounding area. In the inlet, look for rocky areas where Striped Bass live. You’ll find them where strong currents meet structures and at the mouth of the river.

Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge

A short drive over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel will see you at Fisherman Island. This offers a great opportunity to catch Channel Bass and King Mackerel in these waters, especially at the wrecks around the island. The east side is more productive overall throughout the season.

Chesapeake Light Tower

Rudee Inlet is the perfect spot to head out from. Heading around the shoreline, you come to the historic Chesapeake Light Tower 14 miles off the coast. This is an excellent fishery and overlooks many underwater structures. You’ll be targeting Black Sea Bass, King Mackerel, Flounder, Triggerfish, Tautog, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and huge Cobia.

Reefs and Wrecks

Just 15 miles from Rudee Inlet are plenty of reefs and wrecks. In these spots, you’ll find plenty of King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spadefish, and Amberjack. Have your fishfinder on to make the most of these underwater structures.

Offshore

Head toward Virginia Beach, where nearshore and offshore fishing meet. You’ll want to head much further out to catch some huge White Marlin, Bluefin, Yelloweye, and Bigeye Tuna. Experienced anglers will take an extended trip to the Cigar, located 65 miles from sure, and to Norfolk Canyon, found 70 miles east of shore. Norfolk canyon is the top spot for serious anglers.

Fishing Tips

  • In the inlet itself, sight casting is one of the top techniques. Further out, trolling works best.

  • For big Striped Bass, try trolling with deep-diving plugs. When using live bait, try eels and menhaden on a mono or fluorocarbon leader. The Striped will sit and wait for bait fish, so live bait that entices them is the best method.

  • When catching big Drum from spring to fall, try chumming or using crabs as live bait. Even on a slow day, this never fails to get a strike.

Need to Know

If you intend to do a lot of fishing in the area over an extended period of time, try getting your six citations – have your large fish weighed and measured, collect your citations, and become an official fishing expert.

Regulations

You’ll need to purchase a fishing license if you’re between 16–65 years old. If fishing aboard a fishing charter, the license is covered by the boat.

Budget

The price of a trip for six people varies greatly depending on where you choose to fish. An eight-hour trip inshore can cost up to $1,000, and a 4-hour trip is between $500–$650. You’ll need more time on an offshore trip, so a 13-hour trip will cost around $2,300.

Getting There

Fly into the Norfolk International Airport, then drive east along the I-264 E for 23 miles to get to Rudee Inlet, where you can begin your fishing adventure.

Rudee Inlet fishing charters are great fun for the whole family. From this top fishery, you can choose where to go to suit your fishing experience and skills.

 

Rudee Inlet
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 26609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Striped Bass and Tautog are top catches this month. Temperatures in the inlet can drop to 32°F, and can get even colder when going offshore.

February

Atlantic Mackerel, Striped Bass, and Seabass are all good this month. Temperatures vary between 34°F and 52°F.

March

This is a great month for Atlantic Mackerel and Tautog. Red Drum and Croaker are good now, too.

April

Join in the “Something in the Water” festival on land, or go after big Flounder in the water.

May

Get out onto the water now, as May is a top month for Seabass and Black Drum. You can start to catch some Yellowfin Tuna now.

June

Yellowfin Tuna continues to be hot. Cobia and Striped Bass are also excellent this month. Temperatures reach 83°F.

 
July

July is great for Marlin! Join in the Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament this month, and watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

August

August is probably the best month to go fishing here! Blue and White Marlin are the top catches offshore. The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament happens this month.

September

There’s a lot biting in the water still! Catch Striped Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Spadefish, and more. Join in the annual “F. Wayne McLeskey, Jr. Memorial Marlin Open.”

October

Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, and Flounder are still going strong this month. This is the last month for top fishing. The crowds have dispersed and temperatures hit a maximum of 72°F.

November

Bluefin Tuna, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more will still be good this month. You may need to go further out to find keeper fish.

December

Striped Bass can still be caught this month, but you’re likely to have the waters to yourself out here!

Rudee Inlet Fishing Calendar

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Talk to the captain about what your looking to catch and the best time to go ! The caption told us the end of May is the best time !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain about what your looking to catch and the best time to go ! The caption told us the end of May is the best time !
Jonathon  P.
Jonathon P. Ogdensburg, NY
Pay attention to what the fish are doing and what is running seasonally. Reds, Cobia, Striper, and so on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to what the fish are doing and what is running seasonally. Reds, Cobia, Striper, and so on.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Come expecting to have fun and be sure to communicate with Captain Todd and let him know what your needs are, he’s there to help and guide you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come expecting to have fun and be sure to communicate with Captain Todd and let him know what your needs are, he’s there to help and guide you.
Cassandra  D.  F.
Cassandra D. F. Richmond, Virginia
Just remember it's for fun and there is no magic wand a Captian and crew can wave to make the fish bite. So if the fish don't cooperate then just enjoy the ride and the view and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's for fun and there is no magic wand a Captian and crew can wave to make the fish bite. So if the fish don't cooperate then just enjoy the ride and the view and have fun.
Gina  N.
Gina N. Holland, AR
Fish the wrecks and off shore. With Four Reel Charters they have everything you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the wrecks and off shore. With Four Reel Charters they have everything you need.
Don  P.
Don P. Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Check fishing reports on line to get a good idea of what is being caught during the time frame you plan to fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check fishing reports on line to get a good idea of what is being caught during the time frame you plan to fish.
Eric  B.
Eric B. UPPR MARLBORO, MD
To remember it's up to the fish whether they're going to bite or not they're not it's not the captain or the 1st mate are captain and 1st mate were great. Our captain tried very hard to put us on fish. The captain and 1st mate were a pleasure to be around and work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To remember it's up to the fish whether they're going to bite or not they're not it's not the captain or the 1st mate are captain and 1st mate were great. Our captain tried very hard to put us on fish. The captain and 1st mate were a pleasure to be around and work with.
Billie  R.
Billie R. Elizabeth City, NC
To hot at current time for anything reliable catching, east coast is in a heat wave. It may be better at other times or in different years just not the time we went.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To hot at current time for anything reliable catching, east coast is in a heat wave. It may be better at other times or in different years just not the time we went.
Richard  K.
Richard K. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Do your research on what you are looking for and for the group you are taking with you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research on what you are looking for and for the group you are taking with you.
MATTHEW  K.
MATTHEW K. Lititz, PA
Better in warmer weather so the fish turn on more but still catching them ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Better in warmer weather so the fish turn on more but still catching them ?
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Captain Ron and the Southern Belle I highly recommend! Had a great time and caught lots of fish! Our deep sea charter couldn't have been better! Thanks for the awesome experience!!! Lisa Sutton and family from the Pacific Northwest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ron and the Southern Belle I highly recommend! Had a great time and caught lots of fish! Our deep sea charter couldn't have been better! Thanks for the awesome experience!!! Lisa Sutton and family from the Pacific Northwest
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Chesapeake, Virginia
Do some research up front, understand all that's available in the area. So much that Virginia Beach has to offer so don't limit yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research up front, understand all that's available in the area. So much that Virginia Beach has to offer so don't limit yourself.
Don  E.
Don E. Norfolk, Virginia
Make sure you charter a knowledgeable captain and reliable boat . I recommend Southern Belle and Captain Ron .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you charter a knowledgeable captain and reliable boat . I recommend Southern Belle and Captain Ron .
Drew  F.
Drew F. Millersville, MD
Anyone who is a fisherman knows sometimes their biting sometimes not. Just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Anyone who is a fisherman knows sometimes their biting sometimes not. Just enjoy the experience.
Reid  G.
Reid G. Belvidere, IL
The captain and first mate were excellent (Captain Dave and Clay). We would highly recommend them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain and first mate were excellent (Captain Dave and Clay). We would highly recommend them.
Susan  E.
Susan E. Richmond, VA
Check the weather first to plan a booking for charter fishing. Read all about motion sickness to prep for it so that you could enjoy your day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather first to plan a booking for charter fishing. Read all about motion sickness to prep for it so that you could enjoy your day.
Nate  L.
Nate L. NO POTOMAC, MD
Leave plenty of time for traffic even early in the morning can sometimes have delays.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Leave plenty of time for traffic even early in the morning can sometimes have delays.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Williamsburg, VA
Be patient and ready to fight fish no matter where you go, because fishing off VA coast is as good as it gets. Keep in mind there’s nothing you can do about weather, but you can still have a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and ready to fight fish no matter where you go, because fishing off VA coast is as good as it gets. Keep in mind there’s nothing you can do about weather, but you can still have a good time.
Travis  H.
Travis H. Virginia Beach, VA
I don't have much experience in this matter, but our group was happy with the number of fish that we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't have much experience in this matter, but our group was happy with the number of fish that we caught.
Gary  R.
Gary R. Suffolk, VA
The place to catch fish would be to go out on the Knot Tell'n. The crew are very knowledgeable and we returned with 6 mahi mahi. Crew lots of fun, made us feel most welcome. A great day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The place to catch fish would be to go out on the Knot Tell'n. The crew are very knowledgeable and we returned with 6 mahi mahi. Crew lots of fun, made us feel most welcome. A great day.
Michael  S.  S.
Michael S. S. Newport News, Virginia

E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC
E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We had a 6 hr trip. Captain Greg and first mate Hunter did an awesome job. They are very friendly, experienced, and very knowledgeable about the ocean. We caught lots of fish which was a bonus, it made my family’s experience even better ! The boat and equipment are fairly new and work well. We Will definitely book again !!
Jeff  E.
Jeff E. Valley Grove, WV
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
You know what they say, worst day fishing is still better than the best day at the office. While we didn’t catch much, we all still had a great time. The crew was great and it was a much needed time on the water. We will definitely be going again. Some came to fish, others came to get away from it all for a couple hours. Either way, everyone agreed that it was money well spent.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Norfolk, Virginia
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(249 reviews)
Half day trip was perfect for our family. A great time for all ages! Capt Rob and Mason were pros. They put out the lines, located the fish, and let us reel them in. Then we enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful view with some snacks/drink! We had fun!
Dawn  W.
Dawn W. Norfolk, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Had a great trip out this morning. Captain Todd took good care of us and treated us like long time family friends. Especially appreciated how he took the time to teach my daughter the finer points of casting and fishing around different locations.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Smithfield, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Rob and Mason were great! Not much was biting today but we all made the best of it and we will definitely be back. Rob was very flexible and recommended a future date that would have been better for fishing if we wanted to wait.
Sabrina  G.
Sabrina G. Virginia Beach, VA
Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing – Deep Sea
Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing – Deep Sea
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
This was one of the best charters I have been on. Capt Zachary put us onto a school of huge drum. We also picked up several Spanish mackerel and taylor Blue. Another shout out to the captain for rescuing two jet skiers who had flipped their vessel. If you are looking for a professional and caring captain, you won't go wrong here. I will definitely book another charter with Knot Tuggin.
Myra  T.
Myra T. Richmond, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
A very enjoyable day with the boat perfect for our desired trip of looking for red drum and speckled trout inshore. Captain was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the day. He made it special.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Crewe, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
A dad &daughter day out. Capt Todd was flexible, accommodating and truthful to keep expectations in check. Enjoyable trip and would recommend Capt Todd
Terry  P.
Terry P. Chantilly, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(249 reviews)
Relaxing Sunday morning cruising inshore trying to get some fish with no luck because of the weather. Had a great time as family enjoying the view, and of course the trip with great service from Lia and Captain Rob
Cornelio  H.
Cornelio H. Newport News, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Captain recommended waiting couple weeks to go out due to previous storm. He felt the bite would be off even though the day was beautiful. Of course he was right. But, it was a good day with friends. We would go on his boat again. Thanks.
Cookie  B.
Cookie B. Smithfield, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
We had a great experience. Captain Todd taught my 8 yr old son to cast and he caught a nice Speckled Trout. I plan on booking again for our next trip.
George  N.
George N. Sarver, PA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Had a great time ! Didn't catch anything unfortunately but the crew was very open about the fact we might not they told us there was a good chance of us not seeing anything since it had been a slow weekend and offered to reschedule but we decided to stay and still had an absolute awesome time ! The boat is so nice and the crew was hands down the best ! Will definitely be booking another trip with them in the future!
Jonathon  P.
Jonathon P. Ogdensburg, NY
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Despite being warned we might not catch anything, we decided to go out any way. We had plenty of sunshine that afternoon. The captain got us on a school and we were able to land one redfish and had another one on for a moment. Also while looking for the redfish we trolled and caught a small blue. We had lots of fun and will definitely book him again the next time we're in the VA Beach area.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Calverton, MD
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain and Crew told us the Reds were there yesterday and asked if we wanted to take the trip and see if we could hook up. The “extended” boat ride and waiting for the sun to get over us was well worth the wait. First three reds were citations and ended up landing 7. PBs for us all. What a great time and experience.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(57 reviews)
Beautiful day and we had some success. They worked their tail off to put us on fish. Really appreciate their time equipment and knowledge.
Chad  R.
Chad R. New York, New York
Payback Sportfishing LLC
Payback Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain David and mate was excellent. It was a first time experience for us and even tho 2 of them got sick they were passionate to make sure they stayed hydrated. Would definitely do it again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Kenbridge, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
The fish didn't cooperate but Capt. Todd was a true professional and pleasant
Robert  B.  I.
Robert B. I. Midlothian, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
We had a great time. Captain Todd was great! He was very knowledgable of the area and enthusiastic. Definately worth booking a trip with him if your in the area and love to fish!
Rochelle  G.
Rochelle G. Nunda, NY
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great crew, great trip. I am looking forward to going again soon. The best charter I have been with in a long time.
Katelyn  O.
Katelyn O. Chesapeake, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Captain Todd is awesome. Laid-back, and wants to have his customers catch some fish while enjoying the experience. Definitely coming back during the big fish season!
Aaron  M.
Aaron M. Chesapeake, VA