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Looking for a good charter located in the Virginia Beach area. Really not looking to spend a lot of money on a charter. Fifty dollars is about my maximum for a charter. I'm really not interested in fishing for the big fish yet. Went out on the Dock Side charter this week and was not impressed. The capitan spent most of the time looking for fish.

Just made the conversion from fresh water fishing to salt water fishing since moving from Ohio. Have had a lot of fun fishing on the piers lately. This board is great and I have already picked up a lot of tips from you folks from just reading!


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Most of the, 'true', charters in the area will run you more than the $50 max. you have established. Even a $375 Bay trip divided by 6 heads will run you $75 a piece after all is said and done. i.e.-tip, food, etc...... If your budget dictates that this is the roof of your fishing expenses, I would suggest the headboat fleet at either Rudee or Lynnhaven Inlets. The best way to learn here, is to befriend a mate and have him/her give you the lowdown. This time of year can be tricky for finding quality fish, but more often than not there is plenty of action to appease the appetite. If you ever find the ability to spend a little more dough, I can certainly point you in a good direction. Also, if you go to http://tidalfish.com/home.asp, there are A LOT of good folks there who will take you out on there boat as a 'HO'....... Basically, this is gonna run you $50 anyway, but the knowledge is worth the $$$, and you might even get lucky and score some fishing friends. Good Luck
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Went out on the Bobbie Lee out of Rudee Inlet a few weeks ago and caught a good amount of sea bass. Nice trip, but expect elbow to elbow when fishing.

Heard alot of good things baout the Sally T (out of Lynnhaven, I think)!
 

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For Head Boat, pick a nice day (not too windy) and the weekdays. Don't know about the summer. I hear there are lots of tourists. I have gone in the past during the fall and once in the middle of January. You get mostly seabass and later in the fall togs and larger seabass. I once hooked a nice bluefish and I have seen other people catch flounders and amberjack. Bottom fishing for seabass is more catching than fishing. Seabass don't put up much of a fight espcially with the type of equipment that must be used in depths of 60-80 ft., but the meat is delicious. Most of the time during the weekend you'll be packed in like sardines in the boat.
 

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I hear you talking about 375 for a bay charter, would that include cobia fishing? I need to get one of those. I heard you say flounder/cobia trip give me some info I might want to do a charter.
 
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