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VB Backwater

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Virginia Beach VA

Chris Malgee, Captain at VB Backwater

Virginia Beach is one of the best places in the world for backwater fishing, and our charter service is the perfect way to enjoy it. We offer both fly and conventional tackle fishing, so you can choose your preferred method. Our experienced guides will ensure that you have a great time and catch plenty of fish.

 

Captain Chris Malgee is a passionate Lower Chesapeake Bay fishery guide who specializes in fly fishing. He has a deep desire to teach others about this amazing sport, and he firmly believes that fly fishing is the best way to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. He is an expert angler, and his years of experience and knowledge are sure to help you land the big one!

 

You will go fishing aboard an 18’ VB Backwater boat that uses a Hell's Bay Guide, which can take you to your destination quickly and safely. The Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor that drives the boat is quiet and reliable. A 70-horsepower boat strikes the perfect balance between speed and comfort for a successful fishing trip. We are committed to making sure that our customers spend as much time on the water as possible in a safe and comfortable boat.

 

We fish in several locations in the Hampton Roads area, depending on factors such as weather conditions and fish availability. From casting a fly at an elusive redfish in shallow water to teaching your child how to reel one in, VB Backwater can design trips tailored specifically for you! The charter understands that this is your event and we’ll do everything possible to make it a success.

 

Come aboard VB Backwater and enjoy a top-notch fishing experience in Virginia!

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VB Backwater Kids Intro Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

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Kids Intro Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: VB Backwater18' Hell's Bay Guide Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Redfish Shad Smallmouth Bass Striped Bass

The adventure usually lasts 2-3 hours and consists of a combination of live bait fishing for smaller saltwater species in our inshore estuaries and playing on exposed tidal bars where participants can see small prey that is hard to find at the oceanfront. Snacks included.

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VB Backwater Kids Intro Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

Kids Intro Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Inshore

Private boat Experience

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VB Backwater Half Day Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

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Half Day Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: VB Backwater18' Hell's Bay Guide Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Redfish Sea Trout Shad Smallmouth Bass Striped Bass

Looking to explore Virginia's waterways and catch some inshore fish? Our half-day fishing trip is perfect for you! We'll provide snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, and tailor the location of our trip to your goals and the season.

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VB Backwater Half Day Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

Half Day Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Inshore

Private boat Experience

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VB Backwater Fly casting Lesson and Fly Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

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Fly casting Lesson and Fly Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: VB Backwater18' Hell's Bay Guide Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Redfish Shad Smallmouth Bass Striped Bass

Want to learn how to fly fish? This trip will give you a casting lesson on the beach or sandbar (depending on the tide), significant snacks, and night fishing for some of our species that aren't as "spooky" in the dark. Summer is a great time to get out on the water and practice your casting.

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VB Backwater Fly casting Lesson and Fly Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

Fly casting Lesson and Fly Fishing Trip - Virginia Beach, VA

Inshore

Private boat Experience

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VB Backwater Full Day Fishing Adventure - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

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Full Day Fishing Adventure - Virginia Beach, VA

Fishing - Inshore

Private boat Experience

boat: VB Backwater18' Hell's Bay Guide Max 3 Guests (base trip price includes 3 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Redfish Sea Trout Shad Smallmouth Bass Striped Bass

An all-day immersion into the fishery. Learn to understand the various strategies for catching multiple species of fish, and explore the nature of salt marshes, flats and creeks while taking in historical facts about each area where you will target trophy-sized fish.

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VB Backwater Full Day Fishing Adventure - Virginia Beach, VA fishing Inshore

Full Day Fishing Adventure - Virginia Beach, VA

Inshore

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July 11, 2024

Great trip with Captn Chris!!! Red drum and shark were pole bending battles at the best! Will definitely be back!!

July 11, 2024

Couldn't have been a better fishing outing with my grandson. Capt. Chris was awesome with him and found the fish wherever he took us. He was so helpful and made the trip worth wild. Thank you Chris. We will be back.

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July 11, 2024

Did a night trip with Chris after the weather played some tricks on us. It was an amazing time and he's a great guide and deeply knowledgeable about his fishery.

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July 11, 2024

The captain was great knew where the fish were put me own large schools of redfish on a night trip dead of summer slow time but he still put me on nice fish I dont charter a lot have own boat was reasonable and great person to be with enjoying a night of fishing will be back to do another trip blackened redfish great dinner Thank you captain for great trip till next time!

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July 11, 2024

Had an awesome trip with my dad and 9 year old son, we were kept in non-stop action the whole time and my son was crowned the blue fish king!

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July 11, 2024

Chris was awesome! Best inshore fishing trip I’ve ever been on. I plan to rebook soon!