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Striper (Striped Bass, Rockfish) Fishing Charters on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia VA

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Chesapeake Bay Striper Charters

York River Charter's Chesapeake Bay fishing charter boat pursues trophy Striped Bass from Smith's Point on Virginia's Northern Neck to Lynnhaven 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"!

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Trophy Stripers

Our guests have the opportunity to catch Rockfish using various methods. If the striped bass 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 large rockfish. Our mission is to do what it takes to get our customer's trophy Striped Bass in the boat!

Virginia Stripers

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.

VA Chesapeake Bay rockfish charter boat photo 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 Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries.

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish photoYork River Charters' goal is to provide our guests the the most personalized Striped Bass charter experience available on the Chesapeake Bay. We invite you to come on down and enjoy some of the finest trophy striper fishing on the east coast!

Striper 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.

Speaking of age; after an exciting day of Chesapeake Bay Striper fishing, have you ever been curious as the age of the rockfish you caught? If you know how the length of your striper, you can approximate the weight and age of your catch by using our Striper Weight/Age chart!

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Striper Charter Rates and Times

Catchin' Up is available to take charters 7 days a week. We book three quarter day (6 hour. AM or PM) and full day (8 hour) private (only your group on the boat) striper fishing charters. To safeguard our commitment to quality over quantity we limit our rockfish trips to a maximum of 4 persons.

No fishing licenses or Striped Bass permits are required of guests on our charter boat. Bait, tackle and bottled water is provided as well. We strictly adhere to current state and federal fishing regulations in regards to both limits and size.

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Total cost for your  GROUP of 4 :

¾ Day (6 Hour)
7am - 1pm

Full Day (8 Hour)

*** We accept cash, check or major credit card for payment. A credit card number is required to reserve your trip. Your card will not be processed prior to your charter. If you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, 48 hours notice is required. Less than 48 hours notice requires that we process your card for full payment. ***

*** We offer active duty personnel and veterans from all branches of the U.S. military a 10 percent discount in appreciation of their service. ***

*** On striped bass charters departing from Smith's Point and Virginia Beach, there will be a fuel surcharge in addition to standard charter fee. This surcharge varies with fuel cost and will be agreed upon when trip is booked. ***