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Top Cobia Fishing Charters in Virginia


Cobia

  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Cobia Fishing in Virginia

There’s nowhere else in the world where you can target Cobia so close to shore. Anglers flock to Virginia for Chesapeake Bay’s incredible Cobia fishing. From both sides of the bay, you can step aboard a Virginia Cobia fishing charter and experience the thrill. 

What to Expect

A popular game fish all over the world, Cobia are an unpredictable, thrill-giving fish. Elsewhere tailored to experienced anglers, a Virginia charter will also give beginners the chance to test the waters. Within four hours, you can explore the Cobia hot spots and fill the boat with plenty to take home. 
 
Trips take the form of half, three-quarter, and full day trips. If you’re a beginner, a shorter trip will let you see what it’s all about. Otherwise, the more fish you want to catch, the more time you should spend on the water.
 
From Kilmarnock down to Virginia Beach, Virginia Cobia fishing charters leave from every saltwater port in the state. You’ll hit the productive fishing grounds south of Mobjack Bay and around the entrance to the Chesapeake, so your shortest run is out of Hampton or Poquoson. 
 
Due to the choppy waters, most captains prefer a sturdy vessel. Expect a large offshore sportfishing boat to keep you steady. These professional vessels will come with all you need for a productive day on the water. You’ll use top-of-the-line rods and reels that will give you the edge over the fish as you bottom fish or drift fish. 
 
Unlike in the deeper waters, the Cobia here swim close to the surface. This provides excellent sight fishing fun. Hook yourself up with live bait and cast away! You may also chum with some eels and croakers to bring the fish to you. This is an effective way of cheating while bottom fishing, and you may also attract plenty of other fish!

How to Prepare

Despite the fishing in the Chesapeake lasting year round, Cobia are not always present. A migratory fish, they turn up between May and October, so you’ll want to book your charter during the season. Make sure to protect yourself from the sun and bring a cap, shades, and plenty of sunscreen.
 
All that’s left for you to do is bring some food and drinks aboard and settle in for a memorable day. Come aboard a Virginia Cobia fishing charter for some of the best nearshore fishing in the world!

Cobia

  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Virginia Cobia Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Cobia fishing in Virginia varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.

What People Are Saying About Cobia Fishing in Virginia

"Rudee Inlet Spotted Trout"

Eric Davis fished with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on November 9, 2019

Everything was first class. Thanks so much, my boy had the time of his life. Kept saying "best day ever"

"Fishing with Scott"

Larry Feller fished with Knot Tell’n Charters on November 8, 2019

Even though there was a small glitch with the power in the cabin, Captain Scott and first mate Brandon overcame adversity and made it a great day.

"October fishing trip"

John Turner fished with Knot Tell’n Charters on November 5, 2019

its not what I tell u but I have been telling everyone what a great trip it was

"As described "

Scott Pangallo fished with Fish Slime Charters on October 30, 2019

Great experience

"Sam’s Day Fishing with Captain Scott"

Mary Knupp fished with Therapy Fishing Charters LLC on October 30, 2019

It was such a beautiful day and Captain Scott was very welcoming and enthusiastic! We checked out some different locations on the water, caught a couple fish and had a great time! Thank you, Captain Scott!

"Couldnt be better!"

Joseph Paquette fished with Prowler Fishing Charter on October 27, 2019

Id reccommend this to anyone! The ride was beautiful and the fishing was great! The captain put us on the fish and the 1st mate made sure we knew how to catch the big ones! Thanks guys! Will book this charter again.
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