Category: Charter Fishing

Preparing for your First Fishing Trip

o, you want join the 40 million people who go fishing each year, but where do you begin? Fishing is a great activity that is not only beneficial for the environment, but for your health as well. Anglers are some of the first people to notice changes to the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. Fishing is… Read more »

Five Popular Boat Superstitions

As any boater will know, the sea can be unpredictable, giving rise to a number of superstitions over the centuries. Here are a few examples: Bananas for bad luck Today, bananas may be a common breakfast staple on board, but it was once believed that they’d cause a ship to be lost! There are many… Read more »

How to Prevent Seasickness

Love fishing, but could do without the motion in the ocean? If you’re prone to seasickness, you’re probably familiar with the common symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. It’s no fun at all, and can ruin an otherwise great day out on the water. So why do you get seasickness in the first… Read more »

Why You’ll Want to Fish More

Whether you’re a novice or an expert fisherman, we’re willing to bet that the more you fish, the more you’ll want to fish. Fishing is a fantastic outdoor activity that offers lots of benefits. Read on to find out why 46 million Americans love to fish. Anyone can do it Male, female, young, old, rich,… Read more »

Patience is Key When Fishing

Fishing is no easy feat. It requires patience, time and persistence but it always pays off when you get a bite and reel in a substantial sized fish. Fishing is a hobby that can cultivate patience and teach us to appreciate the rewards of waiting. Although the old saying, “patience is key” is an old-time… Read more »

Reasons to Go Striped Bass Fishing

Lurking just below the surface, fishing for striped bass is always an exciting endeavor. Reeling in a striped bass is on the bucket list of many anglers. Striped bass are strong and resilient, so it’s a welcome challenge to hook them home.There are many interesting nuances about the striped bass, including the following: Striped bass… Read more »

Enjoy Half-Day Fishing Trips Through December

Planning a trip to Virginia Beach during November or December this year? Our half-day charter fishing trips continue through the end of December. A beautiful and relaxing place to visit throughout the year, there is plenty to do in Virginia Beach during the fall and winter months. Enjoy a morning or afternoon with Dockside Fishing… Read more »

Packing for a Fall Day on the Water

girls catching their first fish on a fishing charter

Fall is here and with it comes some of our favorite fishing weather! A nice breeze makes for an enjoyable morning or afternoon out on our boat with average temperatures in the mid 70’s. So what should you pack for a fall fishing trip with Dockside Fishing Center? Protection from the Sun Even though the… Read more »

A Brief History of the Chesapeake Bay Area

The Chesapeake Bay region is a well-known tourist destination with a long and unique history. Home to Native American tribes for thousands of years, over 24,000 people lived in the area by the 1500s. It was not until 1524 that Europeans entered the region with the visit of Italian caption Giovanni da Verrazano and his… Read more »

The Benefits of Charter Fishing

There are plenty of benefits to charter fishing. This is where you can go fishing with a guide. You use their boat, their knowledge and they can help you learn. Even if you are already a fishing expert, you can have the added benefit of fishing on a large boat. Here are some of the… Read more »