Virginia Beach Fishing

Virginia Beach Fishing

Virginia Beach is the known for having the longest pleasure beach in the world, but also for world class fishing. Each year the Chesapeake Bay brings huge schools of Atlantic Croaker to the inlet during the summer and a favorite target among many fishermen. The world record Atlantic Croaker, 8 pounds and 11 ounces, was caught in the bay in 2007, and there have many other horse sized croaker caught in the area. With great fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and easy access to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, Virginia Beach offers a variety of different species of fish year round.

Inshore fishing is also excellent during the winter for Striped Bass, or Rockfish as the locals call them. Fishing around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) is a favorite spot to soak and eel or troll a mojo for these hard fighting stripers. As it gets colder, the fish move out to the ocean and many are caught along the beaches.

More frequent in recent years, large schools of Bluefin Tuna have been found off of Cape Henry in late January or early February. With many anglers fishing for rockfish with smaller gear, several have complained about being spooled by these larger fish. Other inshore and nearshore species that can be found in these waters include Bluefish, Flounder, King Mackerel, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and Tautog.

Offshore fishing Virginia Beach can produce a variety of different sharks, including the tasty Mako Shark. There are also many Blue and White Marlin that move through during the summer months, along with the Mahi-mahi (Dolphifish). Out deep in the canyons, good catches of Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna can be found. Deep dropping for Tilefish and Grouper are also a popular pastime.

Virginia Beach Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 PM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Virginia Beach, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 66 local reports and 15 species of fish for April in Virginia Beach.

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Latest Virginia Beach Fishing Reports

Big Blues and Puppy Drum
4/21/2017 7:36:12 PM - Rudee Inlet/Inshore: Anglers have been catching some monster Bluefish inside Rudee Inlet recently. The Puppy Drum bite has been phenomenal with many Anglers having some beaut


Spring Break Fun Fishing
4/17/2017 11:56:31 AM - Inshore: The High Hopes ventured out yesterday and the anglers on board had a great time catching some small sharks. The kids here on Spring Break were all smiles when they r


NEW BOAT NOW BOOKING VIRGINIA BEACH CHARTERS
4/13/2017 11:56:19 PM - We have great news for Matador Charters! We have a new boat for charter fishing in Virginia Beach. Starting in 2017 Capt. Jake will be running the 57 Island boat works Underdo


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Top Virginia Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

AquaMan Sportfishing Charters
Offering affordable sport fishing out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, VA.

Rudee Tours
ake advantage of some of the best Fishing on the East Coast! With several trips running daily, Virginia's finest fleet of Head Boats is sure to have a trip to exceed your and your party's needs!

Matador Sport Fishing Charters
Matador Sportfishing Charters operates year-round from Rudee Inlet in Va Beach and Hatteras, NC. We offer inshore & offshore charters aboard the 42' Ray Davis Sportfish "MATADOR"

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Top Virginia Beach Bait & Tackle Stores

Lynnhaven Fishing Pier
Lynnhaven Inlet Fishing Pier has been Family Owned and Operated since 1956 and is considered by long-time residents to be a local landmark. We are a completely wooden sport fishing pier located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. At full length, the P

Long Bay Point Bait & Tackle
A great selection of live and frozen baits for fishing the lower Chesapeake Bay and Offshore of Va Beach. We also carry an excellent selection of terminal tackle and Lures for fishing these waters. If drinks and sandwiches and a cold beer is what you

Princess Anne Distributing Co
Princess Anne Distributing has been selling quality fishing tackle since 1958. Offering its customers excellent products at affordable prices. The store employs a knowledgeable staff with over 80 years of experience and fishing knowledge.

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Top Virginia Beach Marinas

Virginia Beach Fishing Center
Full service marina that offers sportfishing, headboats, cruising, parasailing, fuel, dockage and more!

Fisherman's Wharf Marina
The largest marina inside scenic Rudee Inlet. We take pride in providing excellent customer service and maintaining a top notch facility. Whether you are traveling up and down the east coast or coming to Virginia Beach for a vacation to relax; dock w

Marina Shores Marina
The Marina is located in gorgeous Virginia Beach, Virginia on Long Creek just off the Lynnhaven Inlet and optimized for transient boaters with two on-site restaurants, large saltwater pool with poolside bar, banquet facilities, book swap library, sho

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Latest Fishing Spots

Point Comfort Reef
3/4/2017 8:29:34 PM - Point Comfort Reef


Gutterballs and Strikes
3/4/2017 8:24:26 PM - Good ledge that holds fish.


Timbos Spot
3/4/2017 8:21:02 PM - Timbos Spot


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Weather Forecast

63°F
Celsius: 17°C
Condition: Light rain
Humidity: 93%
Wind: NNW 7 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Wed72°F59°FW 7 mph
Thu80°F56°FSSW 8 mph
Fri81°F67°FSSW 8 mph
Sat83°F68°FSW 9 mph
Sun83°F68°FSSW 10 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 44014 - VIRGINIA BEACH 64 NM East of Virginia Beach, VA
April 25, 2017 10:50 pm EDT
Location: 36.611N 74.843W
Wind Direction: SSW (200°)
Wind Speed: 3.9 knots
Wind Gust: 5.8 knots
Significant Wave Height: 8.5 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 10 sec
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.67 in (1004.9 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.05 in (+1.6 mb)
Air Temperature: 56.7°F (13.7°C)
Dew Point: 56.7°F (13.7°C)
Water Temperature: 54.7°F (12.6°C)


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