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Spring 2020 Trophy Season shortened -- don't wait!  Book your 2020 trip with us now for the best selection of dates. Weekends always fill up fast, so now is the time to reach out to your fishing friends, relatives or co-workers to plan your trip. This year's Spring Trophy Season opens May 1, 2020 and runs through May 15. So if you fished aboard the Big Worm last year during Apri 2019, those dates are not available this year due to changes in regulations. With the 2020 Trophy Season barely 2 weeks long, dates are filling up quickly.  Call or text Captain Drew Payne at 410-474-4428 real soon to reserve your trip!

February 24, 2020: Here at Big Worm Charters we had another first yesterday!!!! With the help and effort of Doug Collison and Rich Mogul, Big Worm put its first Bluefin on deck!! Our first bite came 5 minutes after setting out. We were a LITTLE taken by the power and speed of these fish. Unless you have a set of 130s or bigger don't waste your time. Anyway we learned a few things after our first fish escaped. Next bite came an hour later and after an hour and half battle, we boated our first. It weighed in at 201 pounds and after some negotiations with Scottsoo I was sadly disappointed that I didn't get $20 a pound!!! But it was still exciting to do! A special thanks to a handful of Vrginia Beach locals who have helped me along the way. I won't mention their names -- they know who they are! Thanks guys!

December 27, 2019:
 Captain Worm and crew went swordfishing out of Virginia Beach and came back with one that tipped the scales at 445 lbs!!!  (see photo below)  The former Virginia State Record sword was caught September 1, 2012 and weighed 446 lbs!! So Captain Drew's fish was one pound shy of the former VA State record -- not bad my friend!!  The current VA State Record was caught August 16, 2019 and weighed 466 lb. Great job!!

Starting December 1, 2019: the Big Worm will operate out of Fisherman's Wharf Marina (524 Winston Salem Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451, telephone 757-428-2111) for some wintertime fishing. Fisherman's Wharf Marina is located in Rudee Inlet, which is at the south end of Virginia Beach. We'll be offering inshore bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Bluefish and Tautog for $1200 for the first 6 people ($200 each person over six).   Off-season oceanfront hotel room rates are very reasonable. Yes, it can be cold but the Big Worm's cabin is heated for your comfort -- just dress appropriately and bring something to eat and drink.   For your best selection of dates, give Captain Drew a call or a text real soon!


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Now accepting reservations for 2019

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