Friday and Saturday were tough days with a lot of wind and really rough seas.  I want to thank everyone who hung in there with me as I tried my best to find you fish.  Unfortunately, not every day is going to be a bluebird day so I hope you’ll come back and give it another try.  Today, the wind moderated as the day went on and fishing picked back up as you can tell by the photos below.  There’s only 2 weeks left for the bay season and then it closes until mid-April.  As that season winds down the ocean season starts.  I think there’s a lot of good fishing time left because we’ve had mild temps this year and the water is still warm. The ocean fishing will hopefully be a lot better than the prior two seaons when unusually early snows cooled the water down fast and cause the fish to go offshore where we couldn’t get them.  I’m sure ready for a mild winter so we’ll have good ocean fishing again.  Contact me if you want to go fishing…Tight Lines, David

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Dec. 27th — Open Boat Day

I still have Dec. 27th open so I’ll offer it as an open boat fishing on the bay. I’ll probably be leaving from the Reedville area but you would have to be flexible so far as meeting locations. If the fish decide to move on lower down the bay between now and then, I’ll have to move with them. The cost is $100 per person for the day and includes the mate’s tip. By reservation only and must be paid in advance to hold your spot since space is limited. There’s a lot of people off from work & school that week so I expect it to fill quickly. Call 804-529-6725 or 804-366-5050. 

Merry Christmas! 


More Striper Photos


Still a good mix of fish & still some good days available for charter. Open days for the bay fishing are Dec. 19, 21, 22, 23, 27. & 31. Also, have a couple of spots still available for the Open Boat on Dec. 16th. Can’t think of any nicer Christmas present to give or receive than a good day of fishing! If you want to venture into the ocean & try your luck for the big boys after Jan 1st please contact me for open days in January also.


Lyle Fitzgerald gets help from Mate Jacob showing off his two Trophy Fish



Big Stripers…..

I don’t have many charters booked this week so my wife took off from work today and I took her fishing.  We caught one fish that was 42″ long and weighed 31 lbs, another one that weighed in at 29 lbs, in addition to, a couple of 10 pounders.  I’m so glad that she finally got to pull in some really good fish.  If you are looking for a charter please give me a call.  I still have some time available this month and plenty of available days in January fishing out of Virginia Beach.

Relocated to Fairport Marina near Reedville

I relocated the boat down the Bay this week to try for the bigger Striped Bass.  We had been catching the smaller fish on the Middle Grounds but since most charters want the larger fish I decided to make the move to Fairport Marina near Reedville because there had been some larger fish caught down there.  Yesterday was the first day of fishing around the Cut Channel and it was a disappointment.  It was a really windy day and it was a tough go finding fish.  We only caught a few schoolie size rockfish and I was afraid that I had made the wrong decision to relocate.  I went right back to the same spot today and we found the Gannets working with nice 22″-30″  fish underneath.  Made me feel a lot better when everyone started pulling in the fish and all had their limits to take back home. It’s only  20 minutes farther by car from my homeport in Lottsburg.  If you have an upcoming charter or want to book one you can find the directions to Fairport Marina on the “Directions” tab on the website. Here’s hoping for more tight lines! David