Whether you are an experienced fisherman or looking to experience fishing for the first time we can help! We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our customers. (some days quite literally!) and will custom tailor each charter to reflect your wishes. Before your trip you will discuss the details with Captain Mike who has been fishing the waters off of Chincoteague and Assateague for over 30 years.
Hardwired Charters specializes in inshore day/night shark fishing, flounder, croaker, kingfish, and sea bass. We will provide all bait and tackle. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer. We offer 3 and 4 hour trips. Licenses are not needed.
Tackle for inshore shark fishing includes all brand new Daiwa BG 6500 reels, 30 lb mono line, customer 450 lb leaders, as well as up to 3 types of chum. Our chum is homemade and will put scent out miles from the boat!
Tackle for flounder, croaker, kingfish, seabass, and other species include Penn Fierce Reels with Ugly stix GX2 rods.
Sharks are abundant around Chincoteague Island and with the water temps reaching into the 70’s in early spring the sharks will be here! Sandbar, Sandtiger, dogfish, blacktip and hammerheads are some of the species that will be caught.
The Vessel we use for our charters is a 22 ft Carolina skiff with a full T top powered by a 140 HP Suzuki 4 stroke outboard. The vessel holds up to 12 rods including customer rod holders for sharks and live well. Electronics include a Lowrance fish/depth finder as well a Garmin touch screen navigation system. Our T top provides plenty of light at night time which includes 3 spreader lights and a 30 inch LED light bar.
Captain Mike is a USCG approved captain who follows all regulations that are needed to ensure your trip is safe as well as fun. Safety equipment on board will be reviewed before we leave from the dock.
Hardwired Charters LLC is fully insured.
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