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Virginia beach VA inshore charter fishing report 4-23-17

Springtime is here and now people are making their summer vacation plans to come to Virginia Beach and I hope many people are considering charter fishing in Virginia Beach while they are here as tourists on vacation during the summer, but we are already starting to see some people coming to Virginia Beach to take charters. We are doing some charters, mostly with locals and the spring break crowd, but there has been a little bit of fisihng going on as things start to heat up around Virginia Beach. We have been fishing mostly 3 and 4 hour inshore trips around the inlet and have seen some pretty good fishing for puppy drum. There has also been some trout, bluefish, flounder, and even a striper or two located around rudee inlet. Out on the wrecks we are seeing some tautog and sea bass, but remember that tautog goes out of season may 1 and sea bass dont come into season until may 15. There have also been some encounters with big red drum and big black drum by anglers fishing at the mouth of the chesapeake bay up by the eastern shore. All in all, the inshore fishing is getting better and better by the day for our groups fishing on inshore fishing charters out of Virginia Beach. We are currently booking inshore fishing charters on board the charter bot " toro" out of the virginia beach fishing center at rudee inlet in virginia beach and we will be booking charters throughout the summer. We are also booking offshore charters and overnight charters on the 57' underdog! To make sure you get a prime date reserved, book now. Call captain Jake at 7577496008 and book your virginia beach fishing charter today! Here is a photo of a great family inshore fishing trip we did a couple days ago where this kid caught a whole bunch of puppy drum. 



Virginia Beach inshore fishing charters 8-4-16

Sorry for the lack of fishing reports lately, we have been busy fishing every day. The inshore fishing charters have seen very good fishing out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach so far this summer. We are still seeing excellent excellent Spanish mackerel fishing on a daily basis. A couple days back, we caught the largest Spanish mackerel I have ever caught in Virginia. We catch several thousand Spanish mackerel per year in Virginia Beach with Matador charters, but this 6 pound 12 ounce Spanish mackerel we caught the other day is by far the biggest I have ever caught in Virginia and so far for 2016, it is the biggest Spanish mackerel anyone has caught in Virginia. On our inshore fishing charters we are also seeing very good fishing for taylor blues. We have caught a good number of cobia on recent inshore fishing charters. Giant schools of huge red drum have been wandering around in the inshore waters off Virginia beach. We have even seen schools of tarpon several times off the sandbridge beach while fishing inshore. Flounder and croaker fishing remains consistent anywhere in the inshore waters of Virginia.


Offshore fishing we are seeing great numbers of dolphin 20 to 40 miles off Virginia beach and there are even some yellowfin tuna still available. Marlin fishing has been decent out in the deep. and Deep drop fishing charters have seen great catches of tilefish, sea bass, grouper, and golden tilefish.


We still have plenty of charter fishing dates available throughout the summer. Give us a call at 7577496008 and we will get you booked for your fishing charter.



Virginia Beach inshore fishing charter report 4/24/16

The fishing season in Virginia Beach has started and Matador charters is booking trips and fishing. 


Inshore, we have been charter fishing around rudee inlet. The fishing hasnt been great and hasnt been terrible, and has been very hit or miss in the inlet. on our inlet fishing charters in rudee we have been seeing mostly bluefish, but some puppy drum, speckled trout, and flounder have been around as well. The flounder fishing has been steadily improving by the day and in the next couple days flounder should become plentiful enough to be a reliable target species. 

On our inshore charter fishing trips we are starting to see a couple of options becoming available. Red drum and black drum have begun to show on the eastern shore of Virginia around fishermen's island. These charter fishing trips are best in the evenings and are a good option for those who want to catch a trophy fish. a good drum trip results in a couple of bites at best and its definitely quality over quantity. Matador charters will be booking drum charters through may. 

Also on our inshore charter fishing trips we have been doing some wreck fishing charters. Wreck fishing is really great right now and its fun and we catch a lot of fish, but the only problem is that most of the fish we are catching on the wrecks are black sea bass that are out of season until may 15. When the black sea bass season opens may 15th we will see and abundance of sea bass for our inshore fishing charters. We have also been catching some tautog (blackfish) on our wreck fishing charters, and we can keep tautog, but the results vary from trip to trip. Some days we catch a lot of tautog. some days just afew. 

Offshore we are seeing gulf stream fishing charters beginning to pick up some yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna, and some mahi mahi in the catches to the south as well. There are sharks available offshore too. Offshore trolling charters should continue to improve daily and can be very productive early in the season when the gulf stream moves within range.

We also offer deep drop fishing charters for tilefish and grouper and there should be plenty of tilefish available through the summer.

We have charter trips available now through the entire summer give me a call at 757-749-6008 and get your Virginia Beach fishing charter booked. 




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.