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Chesapeake Bay Striper Charters

Chesapeake Bay VA Striper charter photoWelcome to York River Charters! We are licensed to guide in both Maryland and Virginia Chesapeake Bay waters. This enables our fishing charter boat to pursue Striped Bass from Smith’s Point on the Northern Neck of VA, to Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach. We run our charter trips from the closest port to where the Rockfish are at that point in their annual migration in the Chesapeake Bay. This gives our charter customers more time catching Stripers and less time “boat riding”!

Trophy Rockfish

VA Chesapeake Bay charter boat photoOur anglers 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 large Chesapeake Bay stripers. Our mission is to do what it takes to get our guest’s trophy Striped Bass in the boat!

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

Virginia Striped Bass

Virginia Striped Bass charter photoChesapeake 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’s 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 VA Striped Bass charter photoYork River Charters‘ goal is to provide our guests the the most personalized Striper charter experience available on the Chesapeake Bay. We invite you to come on down and enjoy some of the finest trophy Striped Bass fishing on the east coast!

Catching Striped Bass is Fun for All

Catching Chesapeake Bay Rockfish provides action packed fun for our guests of all ages! We are certain Captain Alan‘s unique perspective and knowledge of the region are sure to give you reason to join us on many trips in the future and become yet another lifelong Striped Bass fishing friend.