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August 28, 2020:  Beginning September 1, 2020 the summer Rockfish season returns from a two-week conservation break. Meanwhile, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish have been abundant in our area and have delighted our anglers. Other groups have opted to go bottom fishing for Spot and White Perch, with some real whopper White Perch being caught and plenty of them. Lots of opportunities out there right now. Action can be fast and furious with multiple hookups occurring quite often.

Give Captain Drew a call or send him a text real soon if you're interested. Sailing from Dockside Marina & Restaurant (421 Deale Rd, Tracys Landing, MD 20779).

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!!


445lb. Swordfish caught aboard the Big Worm out of Virginia Beach December 27, 2019

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