Chesapeake Bay Fishing

Top Chesapeake Bay Fishing Spots

  1. Cabbage Patch Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:49 PM - Artificial Reef that holds good Black Drum and Flounder. The Black Drum are thick here in the Spring some times.    In 2017 parts of the old Lesner bridge

  2. Cherrystone Reef
    4/15/2013 11:23:47 PM - Located about 2 miles NNW of Cherystone Creek, the Cherrystone Reef consist of the following: Concrete igloos, stacks of concrete pipe, concrete deck sections from the Che

  3. Back River Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:49 PM -

  4. Mobjack Bay Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:48 PM -

  5. Poquoson Flats
    3/4/2017 6:31:38 PM - Poquoson Flats

  6. Poquoson Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:48 PM -

  7. Point Comfort Reef
    3/4/2017 8:29:34 PM - Point Comfort Reef

  8. Gwynn Island Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:49 PM -

  9. Occohannock Reef
    4/15/2013 11:23:48 PM - Occohannock Reef

  10. old plantation light
    12/6/2015 1:03:54 PM - Good shelf for eeling or trolling mojo's and umbrellas for stripers.

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Chesapeake Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Chesapeake Bay, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Croaker

  2. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 32.31% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 10318 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  3. Weakfish

  4. Weakfish

    There is a 23.52% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 7511 Weakfish counted.

  5. Black Sea Bass

  6. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 9.85% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 3146 Black Sea Bass counted.

  7. Flounder

  8. Flounder

    There is a 7.01% catch rate for Flounder, based on 2238 Flounder counted.

  9. Oyster Toadfish

  10. Oyster Toadfish

    There is a 3.88% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 1238 Oyster Toadfish counted.

  11. Whiting

  12. Whiting

    There is a 2.57% catch rate for Whiting, based on 821 Whiting counted.

  13. Spotted Seatrout

  14. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 2.54% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 810 Spotted Seatrout counted.

  15. Striped Bass

  16. Striped Bass

    There is a 2.47% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 789 Striped Bass counted.

  17. Pollock

  18. Pollock

    There is a 2.46% catch rate for Pollock, based on 786 Pollock counted.

  19. White Perch

  20. White Perch

    There is a 1.98% catch rate for White Perch, based on 632 White Perch counted.

Recommedations above based on 72 species of fish and 31936 fish counted for September around Chesapeake Bay.

To date, there are 114 species of fish and a total of 240080 fish counted for Chesapeake Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (162 years).

Last Update: 9/26/2022 3:35:10 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Chesapeake Bay Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Bailey's Bait & Tackle

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Top Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. York River Charters
    Charter Boat Fishing and Sightseeing on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay convenient to Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and Gloucester, VA

  2. Captain Billy's Charters
    Fishing Charters and Cruises on the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach. We have 3 boats to accommodate shallow water, bay and ocean. We also offer kayak fishing tours (rentals available) Call for more info (804) 580-7292

  3. Crabbe Charter Fishing

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Top Chesapeake Bay Marinas

  1. Carter's Cove Marina

  2. Ingram Bay Marina
    Closest Marina to the Chesapeake Bay! Great Fishing, Non-Ethanol gas, Diesel, (best fuel prices on the bay), Bait &Tackle shop, Cabin rentals, tent camping sites, Boat Ramp, Land storage for boats and overnight slips (boathouse slips and outside

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