Fishing Reports

Va Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Scrappy scrappy fishing yesterday but we made it happen. Blueline tiles up to 14#. A 30# golden. A couple dolphin. Some assorted bottomfish. Happy group.

Underdog 355 LB Blue Marlin Huk Big Fish Classic

Underdog fished the Huk Big Fish Classic this past weekend Weighing in a 355# blue marlin, released a blue marlin, 3 white marlin, and a spearfish, for a grand slam and took 3rd place overall!

We lure fished the whole time and the raise: hookup: release ratio is significantly lower with lures, but had some really cool bites. The first day we were chugging along with lures out and I look onto my right side Squidnation teaser and theres a rat blue marlin. Throw a pitch bait and as the pitch bait hits the water, I see a second blue marlin on my left teaser. Theres a pair of blue marlins on my teasers and they wont bite a ballyhoo pitch bait on a circle hook, so I lift the teasers out of the water and both blue marlins hookup on the plugs beside the teasers. I put her in a circle and start clearing my stuff and my long rigger hooks up. 3 blue Marlins hooked up. Crank in the other longrigger and a blue marlin is chasing that that bait but fades in and out and no hookup. I didn't have time to mess with him though because I have 3 blue marlins hooked up going separate directions. 4 blue marlins seen at once hook 3 on plugs. The one I hooked up top came off when I tried to pass the rod down. The two downstairs crossed each other and one pulled off and we caught one. They were rats and it was really hard to keep them buckled up on the plugs but we caught one and it was really cool having 4 blue marlins at once up behind the boat.

We pulled a nice blue marlin off early on, caught some whites, caught a shortbill spearfish about 10 minutes before we hooked the blue marlin we weighed in, and caught the first grand slam for Underdog Sport Fishing Charters, also first blue marlin decked on the underdog for us.

Altogether it was super fun fishing, the weather was bad most of the time, but nonetheless, great crew. Jorge L. Rivera did a great job in the chair. Congrats on your blue marlin boss and thank you to Jorge and the tournament directors and staff at big fish classic for putting on the event.

Good luck to everyone fishing white marlin open next week!

virginia beach overnight offshore charter boat 11317

Last week, the weather forecast looked great for another overnight fishing charter from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center in Virginia beach, so we assembled a crew and went offshore. Trolling the first afternoon was slow for us and we only had a single mahi mahi bite to show for it, but as it got dark, the bites started up. The underdog charters crew caught and released a couple hammerhead sharks, and released a small swordfish before the sun came up. At sunup, we trolled for a short while with no results so we went bottom fishing. Bottom fishing yielded a great catch of sea bass and the new pending Virginia state record grey triggerfish at 6 pounds 12 ounces caught by angler Dave Walden of Yorktown, VA. After making a nice catch of wreck fish in the morning, underdog moved a couple miles north and offshore to the norfolk canyon to fish for swordfish. 3 hours of swordfishing produced 2 swordfish bites, with one released sword and one 60 inch swordfish landed. all in all it was great weather, a great trip that yielded 3 billfish catches- very good for Virginia Beach in November, a nice catch of bottom fish, and a pending state record grey triggerfish. We have plenty of dates available for charter fishing trips aboard the Underdog, so give us a call today and get your charter fishing trip booked!

 

 

Offshore overnight fishing charter boat 102217 Virginia Beach

Heres the report from our offshore fishing charter when we went overnight this weekend out of the Virginia Beach fishing center in rudee inlet. 

This weekend we had a great forecast for nice weather and decided to do an overnight fishing charter out of the Virginia Beach fishing center in rudee inlet. The plan was to head to the norfolk canyon and fish for swordfish, which we did but after a couple of tries and no bites we decided to fish for tuna in the evening. We caught a nice 78 pound yellowfin in the evening on saturday, then set up to drift as it got dark. The hope was to catch a swordfish, but we didnt get any swordfish bites, but caught several really nice sharks, including some hammerheads up to 10 feet long and we killed a nice 98 pound spinner shark for the grill. In the morning we started trolling for tuna and caught a nice pair of yellowfins at 73.5 pounds and 80 pounds, then we bailed 35 dolphin really quickly and our last trolling bite of the trip sunday morning was a nice 161# bigeye tuna that we landed after a 1 hour and 20 minute fight on a 50 wide. Very fun and very productive fishing on sunday morning, but we still had a little space in the box, so we stopped up around the norfolk canyon and caught a quick limit of tilefish with two citations at 10 pounds, and caught about 50 keeper sea bass. We came home with a boat full of fish, with several citations including 3 yellowfins at 73.5#, 78#, and 80#, a 161# bigeye tuna, 2 hammmerhead shark releases, and 2 blueline tilefish citations. Great fishing and a great trip. We have plenty of dates available for charter and the fishing should be great for at least the next couple weeks as more tuna and swordfish move into the area. If you are interested in chartering a boat and going on a charter fishing trip out of the Virginia Beach Fishing Center in Virginia Beach, please call captain Jake at 7577496008. Thanks

Offshore charter fishing report 10-4

On October 4, Underdog Charters had an offshore fishing charter from departing from the Virginia Beach fishing center at rudee inlet. The weatehr out in the gulf stream was gorgeous and the satellite shot from the night before the trip showed a beautiful temperature change with a nice warm water eddy off the coast of Virginia. We left at 4am and found a nice change loaded with mahi mahi and nearly immediately stopped and bailed dolphin, catching our limit of a nice class of mahi very quickly. then it was off to some bottom fishing. We stopped and quickly caught a limit of nice blueline tilefish and had our boxes full of meat, but still had a lot of daylight left for fishing, so we went out offshore a little further and made a daytime swordfish drop. Within a half hour we were hooked up. We caught and released a nice 50 pound swordfish to end the trip. It was just one of those days where we get easy fishing and everything works out. We had a nice box full of meat with a billfish release as a kicker. 

 

The fishing off Virginia Beach is really great right now but soon we will be moving to orgeon inlet to fish for yellowfin tuna in the fall tuna run. We have plenty of days available for charter and will be happy to get you booked. Call capt. Jake at 7577496008 and we will get you booked! Thanks!

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