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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 45.13% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 77020 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 29.85% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 50942 Spot Croaker counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Spot Croaker Counts Chart
    Spot

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  5. Weakfish

  6. Weakfish

    There is a 7.86% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 13414 Weakfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Weakfish Counts Chart
    Weakfish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Anchovy

  8. Anchovy

    There is a 3.03% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 5166 Anchovy counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 2.29% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 3904 Striped Bass counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  11. Flounder

  12. Flounder

    There is a 2.23% catch rate for Flounder, based on 3813 Flounder counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 1.35% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2310 Bluefish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Black Sea Bass

  16. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 1.25% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2125 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  17. Oyster Toadfish

  18. Oyster Toadfish

    There is a 0.71% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 1216 Oyster Toadfish counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Oyster Toadfish Counts Chart
    Oyster

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTER TOADFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Spotted Seatrout

  20. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 0.49% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 839 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Chesapeake Bay Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE CHESAPEAKE BAY SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 105 species of fish and 170647 fish counted for February 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: 2/22/2024 3:39:15 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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