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Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing

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Captain Hogg’s Charter Fishing (Hampton, VA)

We fish half and full day charters all year long. Charter fishing during the summer months in the lower Chesapeake Bay boats many citation size cobia, red drum and black drum. For saltwater anglers interested in catching fish using lighter tackle, we also offer bottom fishing charters for flounder, spot, croaker, bluefish, stripers, and trout, as well as wreck fishing charters for spadefish, and sheepshead. During the winter, we offer rock fishing charters for the best striped bass fishing in the Chesapeake Bay! The boat charters out of Hampton, Virginia, just an hour southeast of Richmond, and minutes away from Williamsburg, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Come experience Chesapeake Bay fishing at its very best!

The Charter Boat:

Fishing the Chesapeake Bay aboard Captain Hogg’s Virginia charter boat the “Smokin’ Gun II” is comfortable and safe. This boat is a 2008 custom-built 40′ Evans that is Coast Guard certified for charters up to 32 passengers. The boat is equipped with the latest electronics and fishing equipment. Powered by a 670 H.P. Cummins Diesel, this charter boat cruises the Chesapeake Bay at 26 knots allowing us to get to the fish fast so that charters spend more time catching fish than cruising.

Lower Chesapeake Bay Fish Species:

COBIA Cobia are well known for their great fight and are also great to eat. Cobia will arive in the Lower Chesapeake Bay in mid-May and will stay in the Chesapeake Bay untll late September. We will be sight casting, trolling and also live and dead baiting for these Cobia.

COBIA
Cobia are well known for their great fight and are also great to eat. Cobia will arive in the Lower Chesapeake Bay in mid-May and will stay in the Chesapeake Bay untll late September. We will be sight casting, trolling and also live and dead baiting for these Cobia.

STRIPED-BASS (Rockfish, Striper) A great fight and one of the best tasting fish in the Chesapeake Bay, Rockfish are found in the lower bay all year long. They can only be kept from May 1st to June 15th and from October 4th to the end of March.

STRIPED-BASS (Rockfish, Striper)
A great fight and one of the best tasting fish in the Chesapeake Bay, Rockfish are found in the lower bay all year long. They can only be kept from May 1st to June 15th and from October 4th to the end of March.

BLACK DRUM Black Drum are one of the largest fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Black Drum can tip the scales at well over 100 pounds. Black Drum are vailable in the Lower Chesapeake Bay fom May to June and the best time to come is the month of May.

BLACK DRUM
Black Drum are one of the largest fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Black Drum can tip the scales at well over 100 pounds. Black Drum are vailable in the Lower Chesapeake Bay fom May to June and the best time to come is the month of May.

RED DRUM (Channel Bass) Red Drum is one of the most noble fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Available in the Lower Chesapeake Bay from May to September, Red Drum put up a great fight. We will be trolling, livebaitting and dead baitting for these big Red Drum.

RED DRUM (Channel Bass)
Red Drum are one of the most noble fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Available in the Lower Chesapeake Bay from May to September, Red Drum put up a great fight. We will be trolling, livebaitting and dead baitting for these big Red Drum.

FLOUNDER Flounder are another great tasting fish found in the lower Bay. From early May to late October, fish ranging from 1 to 15 pounds are in season. Most of the big flounder that are caught in the Chesapeake Bay come from the structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

FLOUNDER
Flounder are another great tasting fish found in the lower Bay. From early May to late October, fish ranging from 1 to 15 pounds are in season. Most of the big flounder that are caught in the Chesapeake Bay come from the structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

BLUE FISH Bluefish range in size from 1-25 pounds and can be found in the Chesapeake Bay from early April to January. Bluefish offer a great fight and with their sharp teeth these fish are some of the most fun fish to catch.

BLUE FISH
Bluefish range in size from 1-25 pounds and can be found in the Chesapeake Bay from early April to January. Bluefish offer a great fight and with their sharp teeth these fish are some of the most fun fish to catch.

GREY TROUT (Weakfish, Sea Trout) These trout are available from late April to November in the Chesapeake Bay. The largest concentrations are around the structure of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. We will be jigging and live baiting for these fish that range in size from 1 -12 pounds.

GREY TROUT (Weakfish, Sea Trout)
These trout are available from late April to November in the Chesapeake Bay. The largest concentrations are around the structure of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. We will be jigging and live baiting for these fish that range in size from 1 -12 pounds.

SPADEFISH Pound for pound, these fish are the best pulling fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Spadefish, which are also great to eat, are caught at the Chesapeake Bay Light Tower, offshore wrecks and also at the world famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from June to September.

SPADEFISH
Pound for pound, these fish are the best pulling fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Spadefish, which are also great to eat, are caught at the Chesapeake Bay Light Tower, offshore wrecks and also at the world famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from June to September.

SPANISH MACKERAL Spanish mackeral, with their silver sides and yellow spots, are probably the most colorful fish of the Chesapeake Bay. Also good to eat, these fish are caught by trolling at various locations throughout the lower bay, with larger ones caught near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

SPANISH MACKEREL
Spanish mackerel, with their silver sides and yellow spots, are probably the most colorful fish of the Chesapeake Bay. Also good to eat, these fish are caught by trolling at various locations throughout the lower bay, with larger ones caught near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

TAUTOG
Taug, as they are known, are great eating and a good fight! Taug can be found in the Lower Chesapeake Bay from April to June and then from October to January. During March we will be fishing the offshore wrecks and the Chesapeake Bay Light Tower for the larger tautog.

SHEEPSHEAD (The Poor Man’s Lobster) Sheepshead are another great eating fish. You can find these fish in the Lower Chesapeake Bay from June until October. Most of the Virginia Saltwater fishing tournaments’ citations are caught at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

SHEEPSHEAD (The Poor Man’s Lobster)
Sheepshead are another great eating fish. You can find these fish in the Lower Chesapeake Bay from June until October. Most of the Virginia Saltwater fishing tournaments’ citations are caught at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

The Captain:

Chandler Hogg

Using his knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay fishing and the best fishing tactics, Capt. Chandler Hogg will make your experience aboard the charter boat, the “Smokin’ Gun,” fun and memorable. The lower Chesapeake Bay in Virginia offers a unique variety of fish within a short boat ride from the dock. Whether it be light or heavy fishing tackle that you desire, Captain Hogg will be more than happy to facilitate your needs.

What to Bring:

Cooler,drinks, food, camera, suntan lotion

Directions to the Charter Boat:

The boat is docked in Hampton, Virginia, only minutes away from the prime fishing waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Get Directions to Captain Hogg’s Charters

From Richmond (I-64 E):

  • Take Exit 267, turn RIGHT onto SETTLERS LANDING ROAD
  • Go three stoplights to KING STREET
  • Turn LEFT onto KING STREET
  • Follow for two blocks until the road ends at the dock

From Norfolk / Virginia Beach (I-64 W):

  • Take Exit 267, turn LEFT onto SETTLERS LANDING ROAD
  • Go four stoplights to KING STREET
  • Turn LEFT onto KING STREET
  • Follow for two blocks until the road ends at the dock

Available Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters:

Half-day Charters | Full-day Charters | Evening Charters