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Chesapeake Bay Fishing



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 55.59% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 8520 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  3. Spot Croaker

  4. Spot Croaker

    There is a 29.17% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 4470 Spot Croaker counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Spot Croaker Counts Chart
    Spot

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  5. Weakfish

  6. Weakfish

    There is a 2.05% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 314 Weakfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Weakfish Counts Chart
    Weakfish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Flounder

  8. Flounder

    There is a 1.81% catch rate for Flounder, based on 277 Flounder counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  9. Bluefish

  10. Bluefish

    There is a 1.46% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 223 Bluefish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  11. Black Sea Bass

  12. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 1.01% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 155 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  13. Oyster Toadfish

  14. Oyster Toadfish

    There is a 1% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 154 Oyster Toadfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Oyster Toadfish Counts Chart
    Oyster

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTER TOADFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Spadefish

  16. Spadefish

    There is a 0.98% catch rate for Spadefish, based on 150 Spadefish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Spadefish Counts Chart
    Spadefish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SPADEFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Scup

  18. Scup

    There is a 0.52% catch rate for Scup, based on 79 Scup counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Scup Counts Chart
    Scup

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SCUP COUNTS CHART


  19. Atlantic Mackerel

  20. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 0.5% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 77 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 64 species of fish and 15326 fish counted for June around Chesapeake Bay.

To date, there are 144 species of fish and a total of 660912 fish counted for Chesapeake Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (164 years).

Last Update: 6/13/2024 5:20:57 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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 Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Chesapeake Bay are the following:

  1. Cabbage Patch Reef
    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
    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
    Located 3 nautical miles East of Plumtree Point, between Back River and the Poquoson River, lies the circular reef site named Back River Reef. This site consists of forty co


  4. Mobjack Bay Reef


  5. Poquoson Flats
    Poquoson Flats


  6. Poquoson Reef


  7. Point Comfort Reef
    Point Comfort Reef


  8. Gwynn Island Reef


  9. Occohannock Reef
    Occohannock Reef


  10. old plantation light
    Good shelf for eeling or trolling mojo's and umbrellas for stripers.


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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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