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Virginia Beach charter fishing boat 4/11/16

Spring is here and Matador Charters is ready to do some charter fishing in Virginia Beach. Currently, there is plenty of fishing to be done in Virginia Beach. Inshore, we are seeing very good fishing for bluefish in and around Rudee inlet. We are also seeing some puppy drum and speckled trout there. These inshore trips are great fun for the family and children especially have a great time with these inshore charter fishing trips. Tog fishing remains good inshore. Sea bass come into season may 15 and we look forward to the start of the sea bass charter fishing season and have dates available for booking then.


Offshore currently there are some yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and mako sharks. Deep drop charter fishing can also be very good this time of year. We are avaiable for deep drop charters and offshore fishing charters out of Virginia Beach.


Now is also the time to book your Virginia Beach summer fishing trip. We are booking summer fishing charters on a daily basis right now and if you are planning on coming to Virginia Beach this summer and doing some charter fishing, you need to book your charter trip asap to ensure you get the date you want. Please call capt. Jake at 7577496008 and we will get you booked.



Virginia Beach inshore charter fishing boat 3-8-16

Its that time of year. Temperatures are starting to warm up and people are beginning to make their summer travel and vacation plans. Many tourists will come to Virginia Beach to go charter fishing this summer and now is the time to book your reservation with Matador Charters. Matador charters offers inshore charter fishing trips for a quick day of inshore sport fishing, we offer inshore shark fishing trips for the family. Kids really enjoy shark fishing in Virginia Beach. Matador Charters also offers offshore fishing charters and deep drop fishing trips for the more extreme fisherman. We catch lots of fish in Virginia Beach, our charters have a great time fishing with us, and by booking early you ensure you will get the date you want to go fishing with your family or friends. Give us a call today at 7577496008 to book your summer 2016 Virginia Beach charter fishing trip on the charter boats Matador. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you, Captain Jake. 



Bluefin Tuna fishing report Virginia Beach

We finally have something to fish for offshore. It seems like this winter has drawn on forever, but now the bluefins have arrived and we have something to fish for. There have also been some yellowfin tuna out in the gulf stream and we even caught a mahi mahi last week. It really refreshing to see some nice weather and see fish starting to show up offshore. The deep drop fishing has been good offshore all winter, but the weather has been poor. 

Inshore, most of the attention now has been on tautog aka blackfish, but there are some sea bass around as well. Sea bass are currently out of season and must be released. Spring is just around the corner though and we will see more fish arriving daily. This year we will be spending the month of april in Hatteras. There is plenty of fishing in april in hatteras for mahi mahi, and even an occasional marlin or mako. We have plenty of dates available for booking in Hatteras in april and we are currently booking our Virginia Beach summer charter fishing season. We are booking charter fishing trips from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet. Though many of the better dates are booked, we still have a good deal of weekend dates and holidays available. We are booking half day inshore trips, three quarter day inshore chart fishing trips, full day inshore charter fishing trips, and offshore charter fishing trips. We have overnight fishing trips available, as well as late day offshore fishing charters for bigeye tuna at the norfolk canyon. Give me a call at 757-749-6008 for booking inquiries and reservations or just questions. Thanks, capt. Jake



Virginia beach charter fishing boat 2016 winter fishing report

Hi everyone, not much happening right now in the way of fishing off Virginia Beach and currently there is not much to report. We had an excellent 2015 Chesapeake Bay striped bass season, but that season closed January 1 and ocean stripers are not within our range from Virginia Beach right now. The schools of striped bass migrating down the coast are still currently around the southern New Jersey Delaware Bay area. So maybe they will come a little closer and we can have a shot at catching some rockfish in the ocean. Also the fish that were in the Chesapeake Bay should be migrating south and out of the bay at some point so we should get a shot at catching them as well. When any of that will happen is anyones guess. Sea bass season is also currently closed, but when the weather allows, there is excellent deep drop fishing offshore right now for blueline tilefish, golden tilefish, rosefish, snowy grouper, wreckfish, and there should even be some bluefish around. The longliners in the area around the norfolk canyon are reporting plenty of swordfish, bigeye tuna,mako sharks, and yellowfin tuna. Bluefin tuna should arrive anytime between now and april  There is no fine science to it, they swim around and when they are here, they're here. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of bluefin tuna though. 


We are also currently booking for the upcoming 2016 charter fishing season in Virginia Beach, so call today and get your charter fishing trip reserved for 2016. We are booking all of our trips -inshore half day charter fishing, inshore 3/4 day charter fishing, inshore full day charter fishing for species like bluefish, spanish mackerel, sharks, cobia, red drum, black drum, spadefish, sea bass, tautog, flounder, spot, croaker, etc etc etc, and we are also booking offshore charter trips and overnight charter fishing trips for species like yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, bigeye tuna, longfin tuna, sharks, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, spearfish, swordfish, bluefin tuna, etc. Either way call us today and get your 2016 charter fishing trip booked before all the prime dates get booked. Thanks, capt. Jake




jmu rockfish tournament fishing report

On Sunday Matador Charters fished in the JMU rockfish shootout with one of our regular groups. For the tournament we needed 2 big striped bass to weigh to win, and though he had some really great fishing and caught 5 nice cow stripers, but all of them were 38 pound cookie cutters and they just weren't big enough to win any money in the tournament. Nonetheless we had a great time and caught some nice fish. Chesapeake bay striper season is coming to a close January 1 and we will have to start catching our stripers in the legal waters of the atlantic ocean . The big schools of migrating fish in the ocean are not here yet, but they are on their way. Each approaching cold front pushes them closer and very shortly they should be within our reach from Rudee inlet. We still have plenty of days available for bay season but for these you have to book very soon. Black sea bass season also closes january 1, and we are still doing wreck fishing and deep drop fishing trip. This warm weather continues to be great for that fishery and we have dates available for deep drop fishing trips. Give me a call and get booked at 757-749-6008. Thanks, capt. Jake