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How is the fishing in Virginia Beach?

We have excellent inshore and offshore fishing throughout the summer, and excellent inshore fishing for striped bass during the winter months. The inshore fishing ranges from a couple of miles up to about 12 miles out to the light tower. Possible catches include flounder, trout, spadefish, bluefish, mackerel, cobia and striped bass to name a few. The distance to the action packed offshore fishing averages about 60 miles. Possibilities include tuna, dolphin, wahoo, white marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish from late May into October. Depending on the weather, the yellowfin fishing and swordfishing could extend into December.

Where are you located?

We are located just inside of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, VA which is about 8 miles south of the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Rudee Inlet is approx. 63 miles north of Oregon Inlet and approximately 100 miles south of Ocean City, MD.

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Fishing Report – August 12, 2013

The marin fishing is starting to pick up for us just in time for the Wine, Women, and Fishing Ladies Billfish Tournament which takes place on Sunday, August 18th.  Boats that fished offshore over the weekend each had some action and released a few billfish.  The “Victory Lap” released 2 white marlin, the “Desperado” released 2 sailfish and a white marlin, the “Southern Belle” released 3 white marlin, and the “Juggernaut” released a white marlin.  The bite should only get better from here…get your crew together and get out there.  Good luck!

Fishing Report – August 7, 2013

Yesterday we had a couple of boats fish offshore and their were a couple of white marlin caught and a citation dolphin.  “Desperado” released 2 white marlin, and Elizabeth Smith fishing aboard the “Oblivion” registered a beautiful 26.0 pound dolphin for a citation award.  The Ocean City White Marlin Open is going on this week, and four boats are fishing the tournament out of Rudee Inlet so we should have a pretty good billfish report from the Canyon.  Good luck to all of the participants!

As of today, here are the standing for the Fisherman’s Wharf Marina Dock Tournament:

Top Billfish Points: Sniper— 12 points

Top Tuna Points: Sniper— 277.0 points

Top Wahoo Points: Oblivion— 60.0 points

Top Dolphin Points: Sniper— 32.6 points

Top Inshore Points: Bare Bones— 21.9 points

Fishing Report – July 31, 2013

Excellent offshore fishing the past 2 days! The big eye tuna are still in the Norfolk Canyon, as well as a few white marlin, blue marlin, and dolphin.  The fishing is great just below the cigar also with some nice yellowfin tuna being caught and a few billfish.

Yesterday, the “Petrel” fished the canyon and released 2 white marlin and a 600 pound blue marlin plus added a handful of dolphin to their day.  The “Wired Up” released a blue marlin and had some nice yellowfin tuna from the cigar area.

Today, the “Sniper” weighed two big eye tuna (206 and 218 pounds), and released a white marlin all from up in the canyon, the “Double Dippin” caught a 222 pound big eye, and the “Oblivion” caught a 208 big eye and released 2 white marlin.  Great day for everyone!

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Fishing Report – July 29, 2013

The Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin tournament was a big success!  19 boats competed for over $50,000, and a total of 42 fish were released (40 white marlin and 2 blue marlin). “Sniper” with Capt. Jim Bayne took top honors with 8 white marlin releases over 2 days of fishing.  Second place was “Canyon Express” with Capt. Greg Span releasing 6 white marlin, and third place was “Bi Op Sea” with Capt. Jesse Granitzki releasing 4 white marlin and 1 blue marlin.  Top Junior angler was 14 year old Bryce StClair fishing on the Sniper with 2 white marlin releases.  Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this such a great tournament!