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

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Kelly Daley
United States
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Went fishing with Reel Release Sport Fishing on July 22, 2018
Make sure the winds are not wild, and if they get that way make sure the Capt. Thinks of your safety first. Check to see if the boat has a head(toilet) esp. On a full day trip . Make sure the capt. communicates what he is planning to do for your trip as well.

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Jason El Koubi
Richmond, Virginia
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Went fishing with Tango Charters on June 30, 2018
I've fished a lot in the Gulf of Mexico, where you can regularly catch your limit of red snapper, cobia, and other large species that are great to eat. Our June 2018 experience out of Virginia Beach focused on Spade Fish and Flounder, and we caught several. Our captain and crew were great. I'm just a little underwhelmed by what Virginia Beach had to offer this time of year.

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Steven Newell
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Went fishing with Knot Tell’n Charters on August 5, 2017
Be sure to not just book a trip online. Call around and be sure there has been sucess by others in the business. I never heard from the captain. The first mate yext me and let me know that it was ok to bring a cooler for drinks and food. Not once did i get a phone call suggesting that maybe it would be woryh2my money to book at some other time because the fish weren't biting or because a cold front was coming through and the water temps would not be ideal for spending that kind of money and getting no return except a $5 t shirt

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Lorenzo Childress, Jr
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Went fishing with Adventures On The Water on November 24, 2017
When the weather is fair the experience out on the water is excellent. The actual fishing is slower than during the spring and summer. There is enough action to make the experience worthwhile. We caught three tautaug on our outing. They were delicious.

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Kein Schmitz
Springfield, Virginia
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on August 22, 2017
Afishinado these guys are awesome! Our family had a fantastic time, we brought home 3 bluefish and 2 Spanish mackerel. First mate John was really great with our son. Do not hesitate to book with these guys, there really fun.

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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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David Lefevre
Suffolk, VA
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on November 24, 2018
Be sure you check on the weather. There are also better times of the year to go fishing then others. Check with the captains in a advance they know everything

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Israel Oros
Fort Belvoir, VA
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Went fishing with Legacy Charters - 52 ft on November 10, 2018
I would recommend to use fishing Booker because it made it very easy to coordinate my fishing trip and definitely recommend Captain Jenkins and his crew

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Brett Sheen
Smyrna, Tennessee
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Went fishing with Knot Tell’n Charters on October 14, 2018
It was poor for us, but that happens. Huge storm Friday morning, cold front, water was still dirty on Sunday. Caught a few mackerel. So the fishing was poor, but I would do it again.

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Matthew Bone
Mineral Point, MO
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Went fishing with Adventures On The Water on August 23, 2018
Do your research and watch the weather forecast. If it’s especially windy you might not be able to get out onto the bigger water

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Mike Lucian
Baltimore, MD
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Went fishing with Flat Line - AquaMan Sportfishing on August 4, 2018
I'd have to go out more times before I can give an opinion. They said it had been slow this year which happens

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Charles Springs
Arlington, Virginia
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Went fishing with LeGrande Slam II Charters on August 4, 2018
Don't let the weather scare you off. It drizzled for 5 mins and was cloudy for the first couple of hours, by 12 noon the sun was out and we were still catching fish.

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Gary Rogers
Suffolk, VA
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Went fishing with Sea Unlimited LLC - ‘Carmel E’ on August 10, 2018
I don't have much experience in this matter, but our group was happy with the number of fish that we caught.

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Peter Bizjak
Barryville, NY
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on August 8, 2018
Do your homework picking a charter. Go to the dock when they return to see their catch. This will give you the best indication on what to expect.

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Kayla Wieland
Suffolk, VA
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on November 18, 2018
Don't fish Rudee Inlet from shore. You're guaranteed to get hung up on rocks. Lots of crabs.

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Martin Lopez
Portsmouth, VA
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on November 16, 2018
Toss a coin for 1st time fishing. Your outing is only as good as the Captain allows.

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James Suddreth
Culpeper, Virginia
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on June 16, 2018
weather can get hot but a full day would allow the capitin more otpions of where to fish.

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Michael Sullivan Sr
Newport News, Virginia
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Went fishing with Knot Tell’n Charters on August 14, 2017
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.

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Donna Floyd
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Went fishing with Atlantic Fish Charters on August 5, 2017
Do your research and be knowledgeable about the area. I definitely recommend Dockside Marina, the Bay Princess is a great boat to go out on for a half day of fishing fun!

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Kamrie Wilcox
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Went fishing with Four Reel Sport Fishing Charters on July 18, 2017
Bring sunblock and lots of patience we only stayed in one spot no longer than 7 minutes. Not much time to fish

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Josh Hayton
Newport News, Virginia
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Went fishing with Long Time Com’n Sportfishing – 24' on July 11, 2017
Long time com'n fishing charters, definitely give them a call and they will put you right on the fish. Be a experience of a lifetime.

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Caitlin Vanek Reiser
United States
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Went fishing with Four Reel Sport Fishing Charters on June 17, 2017
Go with this crew, because my husband fishes but I never had, so being new to it they made it incredibly fun and I learned a lot!

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Gene Campbell
United States
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Went fishing with Long Time Com’n Sportfishing – 24' on June 10, 2017
Read the reviews and decide based on what others say. Also follow the directions the Captain send you to prepare for the trip.

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Tailor Mullins
Norfolk, Virginia
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on June 10, 2017
Fish off the dock or pier for the first time, do not book a fishing trip until you know if the fish are biting!

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Paul Noble
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Went fishing with Afishinado VB Fishing Charters on May 27, 2017
Listen to the captain and target what is biting. Unless you have your heart set on something specific.

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Tommy Cordle
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Went fishing with Knot Tell’n Charters on July 16, 2016
Bring your sunglasses & sunscreen & be ready to crank that reel because the fish bite this time of year!

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Kenneth Barbey
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Long Time Com’n Sportfishing – 24' on August 22, 2017
Make sure what you want to catch is going to be in the area when you book your charter.

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Louis Davis Iii
Springfield, Virginia
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Went fishing with E-Fishinsea Sport Fishing Charters on August 4, 2017
Make sure to book a trip with Captain Greg Weaver and Andrew at e-Fishin Sea Sport Fishing Charters

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Kathy Campbell
United States
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Went fishing with Knot Wish'n Custom Charters on April 16, 2017
Outstanding. Top notch service by captain Todd! An outstanding service and experience all around.

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Kristi Anthony
United States
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Went fishing with Legacy Charters - 52 ft on April 14, 2017
Maybe to come later in the year since it's not as many fish biting this time of year.

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