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Striper Fishing Trips

Striper Fishing Trips Spring is the best time for a Striper fishing trip with Finao Sportfishing. With the water warming up the Striped Bass begin to move into the Chesapeake Bay. Finao Sportfishing targets these fish from mid March till mid May. Our most recent Striper fishing trip we caught countless Striped Bass up to 35 pounds! Click here to book your Striper fishing trip today! On our Striper fishing trip we were using artificial lures on light tackle fishing gear. Casting with light tackle for Striped Bass makes for an exciting fight! The fish this time of year are swimming up the Chesapeake Bay and into the Rivers to spawn. They are feeding on a variety of smaller fish such as Menhaden, Shad, and American Eels. Mimicking these bait fish with the proper artificial lure makes for a successful…

Virginia Fishing Trips

Virginia Fishing Trips Spring has just begun and for Finao Sportfishing, that means incredible Virginia fishing trips! Starting in April we will begin targetting our first species of fish. Tautog is a great tasting and hard fighting fish. These fish are in the Chesapeake Bay during the cooler weather months. Our Virginia fishing trips for Tautog leave in the morning and fish usually for half the day. Tautog feed off of mostly Blue Crabs, Fiddler Crabs, and other shell fish. Click Here to Book a Virginia Fishing trip with Finao Sportfishing! As we get into our warmer months more fish begin to migrate into the Chesapeake Bay. Beginning May 1st our Virginia fishing trips take a turn and we begin to offer Night / Evening trips for trophy size Striped Bass. Striped Bass is possibly the most popular fish Virginia…

Night Fishing Charter

Night Fishing Charter We had a night fishing charter for Red Drum yesterday in the Chesapeake Bay. We left Vinings Landing Marina at 6:30 pm and returned at about 11 pm. Located in Norfolk, Virginia this makes it a quick run to our Red Drum fishing grounds. Red Drum feed more in the night making…

Cobia Charter

Cobia Charter When it is the Summer in Virginia a Cobia charter is one of the most exciting fishing trips you can do. Cobia fishing begins late May and can be caught through late September. Virginia is possibly the best location on the East Coast to target Cobia. Cobia migrate up the East Coast to spawn in the Chesapeake Bay. Finao Sportfishing is located along the Chesapeake Bay at Morningstar Marina. This allows our Cobia charter to begin quickly since we are close to the best fishing grounds Virginia has to offer. Click Here to book your Cobia charter today! Cobia are one of the largest fish the Chesapeake Bay has. The average size Cobia on our Cobia charter is about 30-40 pounds. Cobia can grow to over 100 pounds! There are a few different techniques that we use on…

Tautog Charter

Tautog Charter Yesterday we had a Tautog charter to the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. The charter was a 5 hour trip. We left out of Vinings Landing Marina in Norfolk Virginia at 9 am. Our Marina is located about 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. That is where most of our Tautog are…

Red Drum Charter

Red Drum Charter In Virginia May is one of the best times of the year for a Red Drum charter. With May being right around the corner it is the perfect time to book your trip with Finao Sportfishing. Red Drum move into the Chesapeake Bay when the water temperature rises to about 60 degrees….

Cobia Fishing

Cobia Fishing Cobia fishing is about to begin in Virginia. Cobia arrive in Virginia waters around the middle of May. On Finao Sportfishing we target this species of fish during the Summer and Fall. We target Cobia off of Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Our boat is located at Vinings Landing Marina in Norfolk. This location…

Tautog Fishing

Tautog Fishing On our recent fishing charters we have been Tautog fishing. Tautog are often known as Blackfish. On April 6th 2016 we had a small group on board with us to do a half day fishing charter. We left out of Vinings Landing Marina in Norfolk Virginia at 8 am. Our marina is located…

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter A Chesapeake Bay fishing charter is one of the best fishing trips the East Coast has to offer. Finao Sportfishing is located at Morningstar Marina. This marina is on the shore line of the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay is a great fishery year round. We have both Northern Fish and…

Striper Fishing Charter

Striper Fishing Charter Last night we had a Striper fishing charter in Norfolk Virginia. We fished in the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our fishing trip began at 7 pm so that we could fish at night time. Our marina is Vinings Landing Marina. Being Located along the Chesapeake Bay makes it a…

Best Fishing Knots

Best Fishing Knots In Fishing one of the most important things needed to learn are the best fishing knots to use. There are a variety of different fishing knots that can be used. On Finao Sportfishing we use 5 different fishing knots that get the job done. Each knot is unique to certain fishing lines and techniques used. The Mono-Filament fishing line that we recommend is Ande Fishing Line. The Braided Fishing line we use is Power Pro and Cortland. Click Here to Book Now! 1. Fisherman’s Knot The Fisherman’s Knot (Clinch knot) is one of the easiest yet strongest knots there is. This knot is one of the first knots every fisherman needs to learn to get started. It can be used with Mono-filament and Braided fishing line. In the video below Captain Austin Hayne will go over…

Inshore Fishing

Inshore Fishing In Virginia we have some of the worlds best inshore fishing. On Finao Sportfishing we take advantage of the year round inshore fishing. Our custom built 24 foot Cape Horn boat is a fishing machine. It is designed around comfort, safety, and has plenty of room for multiple guest. Finao Sportfishing is located…

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