Virginia Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass (aka Stripers, Rockfish)

Award winning York River Charters’ Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass charter boat pursues trophy fish from Smith’s Point on Virginia’s Northern Neck to Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach. We run our charter trips from the closest port to where the Rockfish are during their annual migration in the Chesapeake Bay. This gives our guests more time Striper Fishing and less time “boat riding”!

Trophy Stripers

Our charter guests have the opportunity to catch Striped Bass using various methods. If the Rockfish are hitting lures, we troll. If the Stripers want live bait, we utilize bait fish and eels. Sometimes jigging triggers the most strikes from these Trophy Stripers. Our mission is to do what it takes to get our angler’s trophy Striped Bass in the boat!

The Virginia Coastal Seasons for Striped Bass run from January 1 through March 31, and from May 16 through December 31. During these periods we can harvest Stripers in the coastal waters of Virginia. The coastal waters start at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and extend out seaward 3 miles.

Chesapeake Bay Spring Striper Season opens May 1st through June 15th. During this season we can harvest Rockfish from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay inland and up it’s tributaries.

 

Virginia Chesapeake Bay Rockfish

VA Chesapeake Bay Charter Boat photoThe Virginia Chesapeake Bay Fall Rockfish Season runs from October 4th through December 31st. This period gives us the opportunity to catch trophy Striped Bass within the waters of the VA Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries.
Chesapeake Bay Striper Charter photoYork River Charters‘ goal is to provide our guests the most personalized Striped Bass charter experience available on the Chesapeake Bay. We invite you to come on down and enjoy the best trophy Striper fishing on the east coast!

Fun for All

Catching Chesapeake Bay Rockfish provides action packed fun for our guests of all ages! 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 Striped Bass fishing friend.

 

Striper Charter Rates and Times

Striped Bass charters are 6 hour minimum trips for up to 4 persons.

Total cost for up to a maximum of 4 people:

¾ Day (6 Hour)
7am – 1pm
$575 ¹ ²

Full Day (8 Hour)
7am – 3pm
$745 ¹ 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 A gratuity of 15 to 20 percent is customary.