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Virginia beach offshore fishing report

Finally we are beginning to see some signs that spring is here and some fish are starting to show up in our waters. In the last couple weeks we have had a couple days of offshore fishing and when the weather and the gulf stream have cooperated we have been able to get out and catch some fish. Bluefin tuna have been around and we have caught several different species of tuna including bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, and blackfin tuna. No great numbers of any one particular species yet, but its good to see that they are here. Numbers of fish will continue to improve with each passing day. We have also seen plenty of sharks offshore, including mako sharks and hammerheads. There have been a handful of dolphin (mahi-mahi) offshore as well. We have the bottomfish that are always around offshore including blueline tilefish, golden tilefish, wreckfish, snowy grouper, and sea bass offshore for those charters that choose to go bottom fishing. We have plenty of charter dates available and we will be fishing out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach throughout the summer. Give me a call at 757-749-6008 and get your reservation booked for your offshore charter fishing trip. Thank, capt. Jake

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Virginia Beach Inshore Fishing Report

Just a quick update for those looking to charter a fishing trip in Virginia Beach. Spring has sprung and we are starting to see some fish arriving as the water warms. We have found puppy drum in Rudee inlet and dog sharks and skates are outside the inlet off the Virginia Beach oceanfront. That doesn't sound like much but it's a start. The puppy drum are a hard fighting fish that are good to eat and the dogfish are a type of shark. Soon we should see some other fishing showing up. Specifically we should begin to see some tautog, flounder, and sea bass inshore, but sea bass are not legal to keep until May 16. We should also see some striped bass and big drum showing up around the mouth of the Chesapeake bay in the next couple weeks. All in all its starting to get nice outside and with it being warm and sunny out, waters should warm up and we should begin seeing more fish arriving every day. We are currently charter fishing inshore and offshore out of rudee inlet in virginia beach. We have plenty of dates available for charter fishing so give me a call at 757-749-6008. Thanks, Capt. Jake

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Stripers are here and we are READY

Today is the last day of the mid atlantic rockfish shoot out and we just finished putting our new motors in and we did not get to fish the tournament this year but there is some very good fishing going on with big rockfish on eels in the lower  chesapeake bay. We have also heard reports of stripers in the ocean to the north of rudee inlet  and virginia beach and we are now ready to fish. Sea bass, tilefish, and wreckfish, have been biting pretty good offshore on the deep drop and wreck fishing scene and offshore some good yellowfin tuna fishing has been had over the last couple days. Give us a call today and we can get you out on a charter trip out of rudee inlet. There are fish to catch. Give me a call today at 7577496008 and lets get your virginia beach charter fishing trip set up so we can go get them. Thanks, captain Jake

 

 

 

 

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Happy holidays from Matador Charters

Over the last couple weeks it has been very windy and we are watching the wind blow most days and decided now was a good time to do some repairs and upgrades to the boat before the heart of striper season gets here. Right now as a big storm is passing by and most days are too rough to fish, we are doing a motor swap-out and putting a fresh new pair of powerful fuel efficient digital cummins diesel motors in. We will be finished with the upgrade in a couple days and will soon be ready for the incoming striped bass as they make their way down the coast to their wintering grounds directly off the coast of virginia beach. It wont be long until the rockfish are right out front of rudee inlet and we are now booking charters for the 2015 rockfish season. Give me a call today at 757-749-6008 if you want to book your virginia beach striper charter or if you have questions about booking your summer 2015 inshore or offshore virginia beach charter trip. Thanks, and happy holidays, capt. Jake

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BIG Rockfish Arriving Daily

Now that its december, it is time to catch STRIPERS. For the last couple weeks we have seen rockfish numbers increasing and the fishing getting better with each passing day. Finally the big cow stripers are beginning to show and though we arent catching any huge numbers yet, we can consistently catch big stripers day after day by live bait fishing in the lower bay. There has also been some very good fishing for schoolie sized striper on light tackle by jigging at the bridge. Rockfish season is here and we have plenty of dates available for charter out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach. 

 

Though striped bass are getting most of the fishing attention right now, we still have several other options to catch fish in virginia. For our half day trips, there are some speckled trout and puppy drum around rudee inlet. Offshore fishing we have heard rumors of some bluefin tuna in the area but no one is targeting tunas here now so none have been caught. Tunas have been caught to our south and our north so there should be tunas here. Bottom fishing has found pretty good sea bass fishing on the wrecks as well as tautog and some flounder and deep drop fishing offshore has been pretty good for tilefish and some grouper, barrelfish, and rosefish. 

We have plenty of dates available for charter out of rudee inlet in virginia beach. Give me a call at 757-749-6008 for booking. Thanks, capt Jake                                 

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