What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Virginia Beach, Virginia for the first time?

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Billie Reed
Elizabeth City, NC
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on September 27, 2021
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.

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Darrell Hunt
Bardstown, Kentucky
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Went fishing with Adventures On The Water on July 30, 2021
Just know fishing can go either way. Some days you hit the jackpot, and other days you just catch some fish. But, a bad day fishing beats a good day at work, every time. Enjoy the ocean, forget the cell phone except to take photos, and have a relaxing day.

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Lisa Sutton
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on May 15, 2021
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

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Jason Sweet
United States
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Went fishing with AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters on April 5, 2021
If you plan on getting out into the open water, wait a bit longer in the season than we did. I knew we would only be fishing the inlets because of the time of year we where in Virginia Beach, so I was ok with that. Just know what you're getting in for. Other than that, we had a great time.

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Jeff Johnson
Woodbridge, VA
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on May 30, 2020
Check the water temps and fishing reports. This year (2020) had an unusually cool May and the water temps were pretty cold at the end of May (apparently, fish like warmer temps.) We saw mostly 61 - 63 degrees while trolling. Captain and hands said late May usually had temps in the 70's, which brings more fish up from the south.

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Travis Heath
Virginia Beach, VA
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on July 1, 2019
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.

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Richard Kohn
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Went fishing with Four Reel Charters on August 13, 2021
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.

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Paul Hardy
Boyne City, MI
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Went fishing with Four Reel Charters on March 30, 2021
If you are in the area to fish, stick to the piers in March and early April. Off shore is not good until mid to late April.

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MATTHEW KOFROTH
Lititz, PA
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on July 22, 2021
Do your research on what you are looking for and for the group you are taking with you.

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Reggie Odrick
Sandston, VA
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Went fishing with Mega Byte Sportfishing on July 4, 2021
Beautiful weather. The breeze off the ocean surface keeps you somewhat cool. No complaints here!

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Don Emerson
Norfolk, Virginia
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on August 6, 2020
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.

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Caton Morris
Virginia Beach, VA
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on July 12, 2020
Storm had just came through and stirred things up. Fishing was not strong but not for lack of effort by Captain.

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Drew Fockler
Millersville, MD
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on June 23, 2020
Make sure you charter a knowledgeable captain and reliable boat . I recommend Southern Belle and Captain Ron .

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Nate Le
NO POTOMAC, MD
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on July 24, 2019
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.

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Jason Woller
Onancock, VA
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Went fishing with Reel Release Sport Fishing on April 6, 2019
April is still a bit early in the season in regards to a lot of species. Plus the weather is still quite unpredictable.

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Reid Grossen
Belvidere, IL
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Went fishing with Knot Tell’n Charters on August 6, 2019
Anyone who is a fisherman knows sometimes their biting sometimes not. Just enjoy the experience.

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Susan Ejzak
Richmond, VA
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Went fishing with Flat Line - AquaMan Sportfishing on July 31, 2019
The captain and first mate were excellent (Captain Dave and Clay). We would highly recommend them.

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Christopher Waller
Williamsburg, VA
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on July 7, 2019
Leave plenty of time for traffic even early in the morning can sometimes have delays.

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Kenneth Holdcraft
Ashburn, VA
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Went fishing with Southern Belle Sportfishing on May 29, 2019
The Southern Belle is great. Capt Ron and crew are wonderful,patient and kind with kids.