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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 66.54% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 58437 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  3. Weakfish

  4. Weakfish

    There is a 10.98% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 9639 Weakfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Weakfish Counts Chart
    Weakfish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART


  5. Anchovy

  6. Anchovy

    There is a 4.12% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 3621 Anchovy counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 3.96% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 3480 Striped Bass counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Flounder

  10. Flounder

    There is a 3.36% catch rate for Flounder, based on 2954 Flounder counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  11. Black Sea Bass

  12. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 1.63% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1430 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 1.24% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 1087 Oyster Toadfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Oyster Toadfish Counts Chart
    Oyster

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTER TOADFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Northern Puffer

  16. Northern Puffer

    There is a 0.86% catch rate for Northern Puffer, based on 752 Northern Puffer counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Northern Puffer Counts Chart
    Northern

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTHERN PUFFER COUNTS CHART


  17. Pollock

  18. Pollock

    There is a 0.74% catch rate for Pollock, based on 651 Pollock counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


  19. Spadefish

  20. Spadefish

    There is a 0.73% catch rate for Spadefish, based on 639 Spadefish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Spadefish Counts Chart
    Spadefish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SPADEFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 69 species of fish and 87823 fish counted for February around Chesapeake Bay.

To date, there are 112 species of fish and a total of 314798 fish counted for Chesapeake Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 8:57:12 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 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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