VA Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle Charters

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Light tackle fishing is both a favorite of Capt. Alan and one of the most rewarding ways  York River Charters can choose to fish! When an angler lands a fish whose weight and fighting ability far outclasses the tackle used to hook it, there is a sense of accomplishment that is among the best felt by today’s sportfishing enthusiast. Our guests can experience this finesse style of angling over the majority of the year due to our being able to target different species as the seasons change.


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Over the course of the year we primarily target striped bass (stripers or rockfish), speckled trout, and red drum (redfish or puppy drum) on our light tackle fishing charters.

Finesse Angling!

We utilize quality light spinning gear for most of our light tackle adventures. Lures used include small lead-head jigs with soft plastics, top water, suspended and diving hard baits (plugs), and small spoons. We also utilize baits at times such as peeler, green and fiddler crab, minnows, and some cut bait. York River Charters‘ goal is to provide our guests the the most personalized charter experience available on the Chesapeake Bay.




We invite you to come on down and enjoy some of the finest Light Tackle fishing on the East Coast!

Chesapeake Bay Virginia Light Tackle Charter photoOur light tackle adventures on the Chesapeake Bay provide our guests a rewarding sport fishing experience! We are certain your Captain’s unique perspective and knowledge of the region are sure to give you reason to join us many times in the future and become yet another lifelong Light Tackle angling friend.


Light Tackle Charter Rates and Times

Trips for up to 6 guests on Patriot:

½ Day (4 Hour)
7am – 11am
Patriot (6 ppl. max.) $550¹ ²


¾ Day (6 Hour)
7am – 1pm
Patriot (6 ppl. max.) $800¹ ²


Full Day (8 Hour)
Patriot (6 ppl. max.) (6 ppl. max.) $1050¹ ²



We offer various discount packages that bundle your charter with lodging, dining, and other outdoor recreation!

¹ Reservation/Cancellation Policies can be found here.

² Our Mates work for tips. A gratuity of 15 to 20 percent is customary.