Virginia Beach Marlin and Sailfish

Fishing Charters

Instigator Sportfishing Charters is in the heart of bluewater billfish country. Located closest to the Gulf Stream and the Continental Shelf in comparison to most of the eastern United States, the Sailfish & Marlin fishery is active nearly all year, and is just a short trip to the fishing grounds.

Our Marlin and Sailfish fishing charters are one of the most popular offerings we have. Captain Josh Wentling and the crew of the Instigator are seasoned local vets that will get you on these amazing fish.

If you are visiting or are local to Virginia Beach, the crew at Instigator Sportfishing invites you on an epic hunt for Sailfish, White Marlin, and the amazing Blue Marlin.

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Virginia Beach Sailfish Fishing

The mid-Atlantic region of the United States was ranked one of the top 10 billfish fisheries on the planet in 2014. In 2016 it was reported that the numbers here have reached unprecedented levels. What does this mean? When it comes to Sailfishing, you’ve come to the right spot.

Capt. Josh Wentling of the Instigator has over 25 years of experience fishing these waters for Sailfish. He knows that when water temps rise these fish can be seen in as close as an inlet, or as far out as the middle of the Gulf Stream.

What you are really looking for when considering a Sailfish fishing charter is the summer months. The waters off of Virginia Beach are the summertime residence of the Atlantic Sailfish, and the crew of the Instigator are ready to get you on these amazing fish during this season.

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White & Blue Marlin

Virginia Beach has an epic Marlin fishery sitting right outside its “door step”. White Marlin are the feisty, albeit smaller, cousin of the Blue Marlin. These pack predators attack with aggression and sometimes in unison on a single bait spread. You can expect to target White Marlin from May until October in the waters off of our coast.

Blue Marlin are the singular goal for many sportfishing enthusiasts. Harder to target than the White Marlin, these fish have become something of a prized catch for anglers from all over the world. These fish can weigh up to 1000lbs. The crew of the Instigator knows it takes big baits and custom spreads to target these fish. You can expect a similar season as with the White Marlin for targeting these here.

If you’re looking to Sailfish or Marlin fish with the best crew while in Virginia Beach, look no further than Instigator Sportfishing!

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