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Virginia beach deep drop charter fishing

Sunday we were scheduled to run an offshore deep drop fishing charter out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach aboard Matador. These guys had the trip set up and the weather looked great but turned bad last minute. Deep drop fishing requires light winds and light currents but with the forecast we had, we would have neither light winds nor light currents. Our group still wanted to go after explaining this to them and they still wanted to try their luck, so we went. They wanted to target some of the deeper species like golden tilefish, and even though conditions werent right for dropping in 600-1000 feet of water, we tried anyways. The current and wind were just too strong and they couldnt hold bottom well so we moved inshore to a hole that holds some grouper, wreckfish, and rosefish. This spot was only about 400 feet deep and the guys were finally able to hold bottom and started catching some fish. They caught a lot of dogfish, some rosefish, and a couple wreckfish. After a while doing this, we moved inshore to target blueline tilefish in 300 feet of water. Again we caught plenty of dogfish. We also caught a bunch of jumbo sea bass, but they are not in season so had to be released, and we had a couple blueline tilefish. We fished really hard and put a lot of work into it but the end result was that we had some fish in the coolers, which granted the conditions, I would call a success. We will be running deep drop and offshore fishing charters out of Virginia Beach for the next several months so give us a call and get your trip booked. 

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