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Virginia beach inshore fishing charter boat

This last week, we have done a lot of inshore fishing in Rudee inlet in Virginia Beach and our inshore fishing charters have caught lots of fish. The bluefish bite in rudee inlet continues to be very good. We have also seen flounder beginning to show up in Rudee Inlet and have caught a couple really nice flounders in the inlet. Off Virginia Beach and in the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay we are beginning to see good numbers of  red drum and black drum. Despite tropical storm Ana spinning off the coast of the Carolinas all weekend, the inshore fishing in Virginia Beach continues to get better with each passing day as the water warms. Next week, black sea bass season starts in Virginia. We will be running inshore and offshore charters for black sea bass. Offshore sharks and deep dropping are dominating most of the fishing attention out of Virginia beach, but soon we will be seeing some tuna and dolphin showing up in our deep sea fishing charter catches. Give me a call at 7577496008 and we can get you booked for whatever kind of chartr fishing trip you are looking for out of Virginia Beach. Thanks, capt. Jake




Virginia Beach shark fishing charter boat

Are sharks interesting to you?

Do you want to catch a shark? 

Have you seen "Shark Week" on television and wondered what it would be like to see a shark in person?

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these three questions, you should call Matador Charters in Virginia Beach and book a shark fishing trip. The Matador Charter boat specializes in both inshore shark fishing and offshore shark fishing and you will not believe how many sharks and how many different species of sharks we see off Virginia Beach.

Inshore Shark fishing charters are great for families. Most of the sharks we catch on these inshore trips are blacktip sharks, sharpnose sharks, and dogfish, however, occassionally we encounter hammerhead, bull, tiger, and sandbar sharks in our inshore waters off the Virginia Beach oceanfront. We typically catch plenty of sharks on our inshore charters and kids really have a great time fishing for and learning about these sharks. Most of the sharks caught on an inshore charter are catch and release.  

Offshore shark fishing charters are for the fisherman who wants to go out into the deep sea waters and catch huge sharks. We typically see a variety of sharks in the waters offshore of Virginia. Mako sharks, hammerhead sharks, dusky sharks, tiger sharks, and brown sharks are all very common species of sharks to be found off the coast of Virginia. There are even some great white sharks spotted from time to time. We offer offshore shark fishing charters almost year round and these trips are available on day trips as well as overnight trips. Mako sharks are typically sought by anglers for their hard fight and good quality meat, and these sharks bite best during the night time hours. 

If you want to catch a shark, come to Virginia Beach and reserve a charter fishing trip with Matador Charters. 





Bluefin Tuna Fishing Offshore Virginia Beach

We heard a rumor that some bluefin tuna had been spotted to the south of Virginia Beach on Sunday and Tuesday looked like a day that we could get out of Rudee Inlet to go commercial fishing for bluefins. This would not be a typical va beach fishing charter. We were taking a three man crew in search of bluefin tuna to sell commercially. The crew of Matador left out of Rudee Inlet late monday night headed south looking for bluefin tuna out in the gulf stream offshore. Bluefin tuna fishing can be tough and can be like finding a needle in a haystack. These fish swim in schools and either you are where they are or you arent. We started out looking for them in the area they had been found on sunday and as the sun came up, we put our lines out and began trolling around looking for signs that the bluefin tuna were in the area. Within a very short time, we had our first bite of the day from a 250# bluefin tuna that we fought for about 30 minutes before landing and putting in the boat. I circled the boat around and a short time later, we had our second bite of the day. This bluefin was a little larger than the first fish was and put up a much stronger fight. We fought this fish for over an hour before we had the fish subdued boatside. Even though the rules say we can catch 3 bluefin tuna per day right now to sell commercially, we were tired of fighting fish and had two nice ones laying on deck. The bite had shut down and we decided to go home early. We went to where the fish were, caught two in short time and came back to rudee inlet to sell the fish. I wish all days of fishing were that easy. We are really happy to see that the bluefin tunas have arrived. Typically they are the first fish that shows up in the spring and once they get here, it means our fishing season out of Virginia Beach has started. We are currently booking offshore fishing trips for bluefin tuna out of rudee inlet in virginia beach for the next several weeks. We are also booking inshore va beach fishing charters and offshore va beach fishing charters through the summer, so if you are making virginia beach travel plans, give us a shout and book a charter fishing trip out of virginia beach. Thanks capt. Jake 757-749-6008


Virginia beach deep drop charter fishing

Sunday we were scheduled to run an offshore deep drop fishing charter out of rudee inlet in Virginia Beach aboard Matador. These guys had the trip set up and the weather looked great but turned bad last minute. Deep drop fishing requires light winds and light currents but with the forecast we had, we would have neither light winds nor light currents. Our group still wanted to go after explaining this to them and they still wanted to try their luck, so we went. They wanted to target some of the deeper species like golden tilefish, and even though conditions werent right for dropping in 600-1000 feet of water, we tried anyways. The current and wind were just too strong and they couldnt hold bottom well so we moved inshore to a hole that holds some grouper, wreckfish, and rosefish. This spot was only about 400 feet deep and the guys were finally able to hold bottom and started catching some fish. They caught a lot of dogfish, some rosefish, and a couple wreckfish. After a while doing this, we moved inshore to target blueline tilefish in 300 feet of water. Again we caught plenty of dogfish. We also caught a bunch of jumbo sea bass, but they are not in season so had to be released, and we had a couple blueline tilefish. We fished really hard and put a lot of work into it but the end result was that we had some fish in the coolers, which granted the conditions, I would call a success. We will be running deep drop and offshore fishing charters out of Virginia Beach for the next several months so give us a call and get your trip booked. 


Book a Virginia Beach Family Fishing Charter NOW

Book your Virginia Beach Family Fishing Charter NOW


Right now, its that time of the year when people are beginning to make their summer vacation plans in Virginia Beach. We are beginning to book a few Virginia Beach Inshore fishing charters as well. We would like to invite our charter fishing customers to come and fish with us in the upcoming months and would like to extend a discount to those who book ahead and plan early. Right now through May 1, we will take 50 dollars off any of our 3/4 day (6 hour) inshore fishing trips, normally priced at $800. Book a 3/4 day inshore fishing charter trip now through May 1, 2015, and your rate will be $750 for 6 hours. We are also taking $100 dollars off of our full day (8 hour) inshore fishing charter, normally priced at $1000. Reserve a Full day inshore charter now through May 1, 2015 and your rate will be $900. We are only offering this online on this website so please if you call me or email me, mention this offer and we will get you and your family booked for your Virginia Beach inshore family fishing trip. You can book your trip anytime through the summer until September BUT IT MUST BE ON THE BOOKS BY MAY 1 to be eligible for this offer. We really enjoy fishing these inshore trips in Virginia beach and enjoy having families and kids on the boat and hope you will include us in your Virginia Beach travel plans. We are located on rudee inlet at the Virginia Beach resort strip and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, capt. Jake 757-749-6008


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