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 along the Chesapeake Bay on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
In the Chesapeake Bay we have many different fish species. According to the time of year and temperature we have both Northern fish species and Southern fish species. Our most common Winter fish include Tautog, and Striped Bass. Tautog can grow to be over 20 pounds. They are pound for pound one of the hardest fighting fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Striped Bass is possibly our most popular fish in Virginia. These fish can exceed to over 60 pounds. What makes Striped Bass so exciting is the versatility in catching these fish. Casting Lures, Live Baiting, and Trolling are our most common methods used for catching Striped Bass.
Some of our most popular Chesapeake Bay Summer species of fish include Shark, Cobia, Red Drum, and Flounder. When Summer inshore fishing the first fish to move into the Chesapeake Bay are Red Drum. These fish grow to well over 50 pounds and put up a strong fight! The next inshore fish species that migrates into the Virginia is the Flounder. These fish are fun to catch because they are very hands on. We use jigs and small live baits for these fish. With a little bit of finesse these fish can be extremely rewarding to catch. Once June hits the water temperature hits about 70 degrees. This warmer water brings in two giant species the Cobia and the Shark. Cobia are one of the largest fish the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. They grow to over 100 pounds and are delicious to eat. Targeting these fish is one of the most fun fish we have to offer. Techniques like Sight Fishing, Chumming, and Jigging all work for Cobia. Shark are the biggest “fish” that we have to target when inshore fishing. Sharks grow to massive sizes and will eat just about any bait. With there body style and size Shark are powerful fighting animals that never give up.