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Inshore fishing charter boat report Virginia Beach

Today on Matador Charters, we did a 3/4 day inshore fishing charter out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach fishing for drum. We started out fishing  for black drum and hit the tide just right. From the time we anchored up and for a long while we caught several black drum, keeping a few for dinner and we also caught a 100 plus pound stingray and a 13 pound 4 ounce sheepshead- big enough for a virginia citation. The tide slowed down and so did the black drum bite, so we moved along a tried something else. 

I got a call that there were schools of big red drum (redfish) swimming around out off the Virginia Beach resort area and we went over and caught several big red drum sight casting. Everyone on our charter released a red drum and we finished the charter with everyone having a citation for the trip. The drum fishing is VERY good out of virginia beach right now. 

Offshore, we are seeing very good catches of bottomfish and sharks and any day we will see the tuna show up in the offshore waters out of Virginia Beach. 

We are currently booking both inshore fishing charters and offshore fishing charters and will be fishing out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach for the rest of the summer. Give me a call at 7577496008 and we will get your Virginia Beach charter fishing trip set up. Thanks, Capt. Jake


Inshore charter fishing boat report Virginia Beach

On sunday, we did an full day inshore fishing charter out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach to go chase after drums at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay by the Eastern Shore. The fishing was fairly slow but we had some good quality bites. The drum fishing is very good right now and both red drum and black drum can be caught on inshore fishing charter boats from Virginia Beach right now. This fishing should continue for the next couple weeks. Soon the water will warm and the drum fishing will slow down but when the drum slow down sharks, cobia, and spanish mackerel will take their place. We look forward to a good summer charter fishing season out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach with Matador charters. Give us a call and get your inshore fishing charter or offshore fishing charter booked. Thanks, Capt Jake



Virginia beach inshore fishing charter boat

Last weekend, we fished a couple inshore half day inshore charter fishing trips out of Rudee inlet in Virginia Beach. Fishing continued to be great with good catches of bluefish. Some of the bluefish are really nice sized and put up a great fight on light tackle. There have been plenty of 2 to 4 pound bluefish around and even some bigger 8 to 12 pound fish that are really fun to catch. The smaller blues are excellent tablefare and we have been catching plenty for our charters to take home and eat. Though puppy drum have been slow to arrive in rudee inlet, there are a few drum around in the inlet for those who put their time in. We have also seen a bunch of flounder show up in rudee inlet and the inshore waters off Virginia beach and in the lower chesapeake bay this week. We had warm weather for several days now and things are beginning to arrive in our waters. There are a few sharks in the inshore waters. Though tautog season is over, sea bass season starts next friday. Plenty of red drum and black drum are on the shoals at the mouth of the bay. So in summary, there is plenty to catch on an inshore fishing charter out of virginia beach right now. Give me a call today and get your trip reserved. Thanks, capt. Jake



Virginia Beach half day charter boat fishing report

Its that time of year where every fishing report from the charter boats out of Virginia Beach is going to be better than the last report. The inshore waters off the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Chesapeake Bay, and Rudee Inlet are all warming with each passing day and as the waters warm, new species of fish are arriving daily. We continue to see very good fishing for taylor sized bluefish in Rudee Inlet. Some puppy drum and flounder are also beginning to show in Rudee inlet and lynnhaven inlet as well. In the lower Chesapeake Bay, at the Chessapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, off the Virginia Beach oceanfront and the Virginia Beach resort strip, and in the inshore waters of Virginia Beach, tautog are getting most of the attention and fishing for blackfish has been very good, but the last day of the season for tautog is thursday. The next fish we find on the wrecks are black sea bass, and their season comes in May 15. We are also seeing flounder, croaker, and sea mullet beginning to show for bottom fishermen. On the eastern shore barrier islands and on the shoals at the northern end of the cbbt, there are beginning to be some catches of big red drum and big black drum. Inshore, sharks, spadefish, cobia, and mackerel will all begin to make a showing in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to our  summer charter fishing season out of Virginia Beach and hope you will book a trip and come fish on our charter boat. Give me a call at 757-749-6008 and we can get your 2015 Virginia Beach charter boat fishing trip reserved. Thanks, Capt. Jake


Virginia Beach inshore charter fishing trip report

This upcoming week, Matador Charters is available EVERY DAY for an inshore charter fishing trip out of Virginia Beach. Please give me a call or send an email and book a trip. The inshore fishing is really great right now and we are catching plenty of fish. These inshore charters are great for fishing with kids and families and our groups have really been having a great time lately. 


Today we fished an inshore half day charter with a family who had a young man celebrating a birthday. They had several children on the boat today for the charter, and we went to the back of rudee inlet, broke out the light tackle and the kids had a blast catching all the two to three pound bluefish they could catch. In a four hour half day inshore charter, they almost caught their limit of bluefish at fifty fish. Needless to say it was a lot of cranking for the kids and everyone had a great time and we brought a really nice catch back to the dock.