Phone: (757) 672-9381
Welcome to Paige II Charters …. Captain Craig Paige specializes in fishing the abundant waters of the lower Chesapeake Bay and inshore waters of the Atlantic. Leaving from Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach it is always a short ride to the fishing grounds.
Whether fishing around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel, the junction of the bay and Atlantic ocean or inshore wrecks or other structure, you will learn HOW to fish, not just GO fishing. Captain Craig will teach you how to become a successful angler by exposing you to the variables of tides, structure, bait presentation, and water temperatures that all play into the success of your trip. He will explain and show you how it’s done.. Captain Craig has perfected live bait fishing for trophy flounder. Many weigh in double digits and have taken the largest in species for the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. In 2004, the winning flattie weighed 14 lb 4 oz; in 2006 the largest for the year weighed 13 lb 13 oz., and yet again in 2007 the largest in state was landed from the Paige II and weighed 13 lb 7 oz.
The Chesapeake Bay is a playground for many saltwater species providing all season action for anglers. These include ~ flounder ~ tautog ~ sheepshead ~ striped bass ~ red and black drum ~ spadefish ~ cobia and more. Striped bass charters are available when in season and may include techniques of light tackle casting around the CBBT, live bait eeling in November and December, or trolling along the coast through January. Whether your preference is to target trophy fish, catch your limit for a delicious dinner, or just have a fun day on the water, Captain Craig will make your day a memorable one.