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.



Top Virginia Beach Fishing Spots

Cabbage Patch Reef
2/24/2016 4:10:49 PM - Artificial Reef that holds good Black Drum and Flounder. The Black Drum are thick here in the Spring some times.    In 2017 parts of the old Lesner bridge


East Ocean View Reef
4/15/2013 11:23:47 PM - East Ocean View Reef Depth 27 ft., Profile 3 - 7 1/2 ft.   This reef, originally referred to as the ODU Reef, was reconfigured to a square shape and is located 2500


Cherrystone Reef
4/15/2013 11:23:47 PM - Located about 2 miles NNW of Cherystone Creek, the Cherrystone Reef consist of the following: Concrete igloos, stacks of concrete pipe, concrete deck sections from the Che



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Latest Virginia Beach Fishing Reports

July 2021
7/21/2021 8:30:04 AM - July has been hot- and that’s not just the weather! The fishing report from the month from the team?  “Solid!” Deep drop trips have been citation central with large bluelines


Call for available dates
7/16/2021 6:58:54 AM - The post Call for available dates appeared first on Captain Hogg's Charter Service.


7.13.21
7/13/2021 6:06:57 PM - Offshore: Tuna tuna tuna! Also Mahi White Marlin and Blue Marlin Inshore: Ribbonfish galore! Also good catches of Spanish Mackerel and a few Bluefish here and there. The post


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Virginia Beach Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 10 - 2 AM on Friday.

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:
  1. Spanish Mackerel - 17.63% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  2. Bluefish - 11.84% Catch Rate
    Bluefish

  3. Atlantic Croaker - 10.26% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Croaker

  4. Flounder - 8.95% Catch Rate
    Flounder

  5. Mahi-mahi - 7.11% Catch Rate
    Mahi-mahi

  6. White Marlin - 6.84% Catch Rate
    White Marlin

  7. Recommedations above based on 292 local reports and 33 species of fish for July in Virginia Beach.

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Top Virginia Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

Knot Tell'n Charters
Knot Tell'n Charters Is a full service charter boat service that offers a wide array of adventures for you & your friends, family, company or corporate partners to enjoy. Everything from exciting Inshore/Offshore Fishing, Deep Dropping &

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

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

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.

Oceans East - Eastern Shore
At Chris' Bait & Tackle we stock a variety of live, fresh and frozen bait. Offshore, Inshore, and Surf - tackle, rods & reels Mathews and Hoyt Archery products and Accessories, Blackpowder Guns and Accessories, Handgun, Shotgun an

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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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Bouy Conditions

Station 44014 - VIRGINIA BEACH 64 NM East of Virginia Beach, VA
July 29, 2021 11:40 pm EDT
Location: 36.609N 74.842W
Wind Direction: SW (220°)
Wind Speed: 19.4 knots
Wind Gust: 23.3 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.86 in (1011.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.4°F (26.9°C)
Dew Point: 77.9°F (25.5°C)
Water Temperature: 78.3°F (25.7°C)


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