Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors

It’s time to book a saltwater fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors. Captain Stuart has been fishing his whole life and offers a versatile fishing opportunity to his anglers. He trailers his boat, so if one river is inaccessible or not productive, you can fish in one of the other ones instead.

Spend the day on the 25’ center console. There is plenty of space to walk around the whole boat, along with shade and a sight casting platform. This will give you the extra edge when hunting down your prey.

You could be fishing in Chesapeake Bay, York River, James River, or Rappahannock River on these trips. This offers a variety of species to target, including Striped Bass, Catfish, Redfish, Cobia, Flounder, Black Drum, and plenty more. The captain will let you know which fish of what size can be kept.

If you’re okay with dogs and the weather is good, the captain’s yellow lab Nelli will come aboard, too. She’s very friendly and makes the perfect first mate! Children over 5 are welcome on board. You should bring life vests for the children with you.

Also included in the price are the conventional rods and reels and bowfishing equipment. Talk to the captain before the trip if you wish to bowfish. The fishing license for the whole group is also provided.

You’ll just need to bring along your own food and drink, which can go into the captain’s cooler on board. Pack your shades, sunscreen, and a hat and you’re good to go.

Book a trip with Reel Blonde Charters and Outdoors today for an unforgettable day out.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Chesapeake Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    price breakdown
    Spend a full day fishing the productive Chesapeake Bay and target the many famous fish species that call it their home. Bull Redfish, Cobia, Stripers, and more are all in the cards! You'll be provided with your fishing licenses for the day, as well as quality fishing equipment to give you the best chance of landing a catch. Just pack some food and drinks to keep you going throughout the day and embark on a bay fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Sting Ray Bowfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    Bow fishing for sting rays in the Chesapeake bay
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore – Chesapeake Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    Inshore fishing for trout blues and puppy drum as well as spot and croaker and other bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Cat Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    James River cat fishing! Thai river is know for its monster catfish !
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Bowfishing (Night)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $300
    price breakdown
    Bow fishing for Gar, carp and catfish
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About the Captain

Stuart Smith
poquoson, Virginia, Estados Unidos
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Abril 2019
I've been fishing my entire life, both fresh and saltwater. In 2018 I decided to follow my dream of running a charter business. I completed all the required Coast Guard classes and made my dream come true. I prize my business in being versatile in order to accommodate the customer's preferred target species and type of fishing they want to do, as long as Mother Nature cooperates! I keep my boat on the trailer so I have the ability to go to different locations, so we can still fish somewhere if the weather doesn’t cooperate with the original plan. I am a firefighter/ paramedic so I will give a discount for any fellow firefighters/EMS, and police. I do occasionally bring my yellow lab Nelli on trips. She is extremely friendly and loveable!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish

Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Southern cross (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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13 pound Sheepshead!
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Alfred R.
Yorktown Heights, NY
 4.67
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Full Day of Fun

VERIFIED   Agosto 22, 2019
Come ready for action. Copia fishing is very challenging! Wanted Stripers, but not in season….
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Tonja A.
Sandston, Virginia
 5.00
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Spent a few hours on the James River catfishing.  Had a blast.  Caught 4, no great big ones, but who wants to eat...
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Jeff P.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Reel Blonde Charters

Abril 7, 2019
Amazing experience! Stuart is extremely knowledgeable and able to easily navigate the bay, even when the water is pretty choppy....
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Eddie S.
Hopewell, Virginia
 5.00
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May fishing trip

Mayo 13, 2019
went out for red drum - caught one over 46 inches- very exciting- Captain Smith did a great job on coaching the novice fisherman...
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Harvey R.
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 5.00
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Late afternoon into night trip

Mayo 4, 2019
Had a great trip with Captain Stuart. Water was rough but the rude over was not bad. We had 9 hookups and put 6 fish in the...
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Fishing Reports

BOOM COBIA !

June 27, 2020

Seen over 200 cobia the last few days and caught alot of nice fish ! Had some other grown ones get away. But that is fishing ! The spade fish have turned on hot as well ! Read Full Report →


Spade fish are here ! And the cobia are

June 18, 2020

The spades have shown up around the structures in and around the bay ! We have been catvhing some nice cobia also ! Spanish and blues are chewing as well ! Read Full Report →