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Virginia Beach Fishing

Tight Lines

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So far 2017 has been a great year here at Instigator Sportfishing Charters. With a great crew and an awesome client base, we have enjoyed every trip so far this year and with just months to go, we expect the rest of the year to follow suit. Read More

Fall in the Deep Blue of Virginia Beach

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With today being the last day of Summer, you may wonder what Fall fishing has in store for the offshore waters of Virginia Beach. I can sum that up with one statement: Fishing remains hot even though the temps are coming down. The only difference is the targeted species and the tactics used to catch them. If you want to learn what to expect during the fall months here, continue reading. Read More

Offshore Fishing VA Beach

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Fishing in and around the Virginia Beach area is world class. From inland freshwater fishing for trophy bass and trout to inshore fishing for redfish and speckled seatrout the area has it all. But where Virginia Beach really stands out is its offshore fishing opportunities. Whether looking to fill the cooler with mahi-mahi, tuna or wahoo to grill up later or if you’re looking the adrenaline pumping fight of a marlin, look no further than Virginia Beach! And the crew here at Instigator Sportfishing Charters has the skills and expertise to keep the action hot and your arms burning! Read More

Mahi Madness

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Summer time offshore fishing here in Virginia Beach is a great time of year to target many of the more popular gamefish. But one such gamefish seems to stand out among the rest as the most beautiful, most prolific and one of the best tasting fish swimming within the deep blue. Any guesses? I’m talking about the highly prized dolphinfish aka dorado aka mahi-mahi. Regardless of what you call it, they are always taking center stage among charter captains off the beaches of Virginia. Read More

Summer Sailfish in Virginia Beach

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It’s summertime in Virginia Beach which makes for the perfect time to come bag your sailfish. During this time of year here off the coast of Virginia Beach, sailfish can be found anywhere from near shore all the way out to the Gulf Stream on their annual migration north. In fact, the mid-Atlantic region is considered one of the top places to have a shot at catching the fastest fish in the ocean and with having a healthy population; your shot is a good one! It is not uncommon to have several hook-ups within a day out on the water. But what makes these fish in particular such a popular targeted game fish? Read More