Chincoteague Fishing

Chincoteague Fishing

Chincoteague is located in Maryland and is well known for the wild horses and good fishing. Assateague Island to the south shields Chincoteague on the eastern side from the ocean and provides an excellent estuary full of fish between the two. The first land grant on Chincoteague occurred in 1650 and spanned 1,500 acres. Settlers moved to the island in 1671 and set up farms here. Farming and fishing has been a staple of Chincoteague for centuries.

At Chincoteague, you can fish in the inshore waters or venture out into the Atlantic Ocean. Inshore fish you could catch include Croaker, Drum, Flounder, Kingfish, Striped Bass, Tautog and Trout. Mackerel and False Albacore are common on the troll off the beaches. Nearshore fishing Chincoteague, you can catch Black Seabass and Tautog on bottom. In the deep on bottom there are lots of tilefish with both Blueline and Golden tilefish being the most common. Popular catches offshore fishing includes Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and several species of billfish, including Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Swordfish.

Top Chincoteague Fishing Spots

  1. Blackfish Bank Reef
    2/24/2016 4:10:50 PM -

  2. Jack Spot
    2/4/2016 1:26:37 AM - Jack Spot is a well known old school White Marlin fishing spot. Thosands of White Marlin have been caught on these grounds. Bluefin Tuna are also known to hang around h

  3. Winter Quarter Shoal
    8/22/2018 2:51:44 PM -

  4. Artificial Reef
    5/1/2017 11:30:42 PM - Artificial Reef

  5. African Queen Reef
    5/1/2017 11:26:11 PM - African Queen Reef

  6. Tangier Sound
    8/13/2017 7:28:00 PM -

  7. Blackfish Bank
    5/7/2017 8:44:48 PM - Blackfish Bank

  8. Late Summer Flounder and Sea bass
    1/14/2018 2:40:18 AM -

  9. trussum pond
    5/11/2014 10:24:53 AM - state park. no gas motors allowed.

  10. Grays Cove
    4/2/2018 9:52:16 PM -

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Chincoteague Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Chincoteague, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Black Sea Bass

  2. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 38.73% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 21890 Black Sea Bass counted.

  3. Weakfish

  4. Weakfish

    There is a 17.18% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 9708 Weakfish counted.

  5. Atlantic Croaker

  6. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 11.38% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 6429 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  7. Flounder

  8. Flounder

    There is a 8.92% catch rate for Flounder, based on 5039 Flounder counted.

  9. Pollock

  10. Pollock

    There is a 3.56% catch rate for Pollock, based on 2010 Pollock counted.

  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 3.54% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2002 Bluefish counted.

  13. Northern Searobin

  14. Northern Searobin

    There is a 2.03% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 1145 Northern Searobin counted.

  15. Striped Bass

  16. Striped Bass

    There is a 1.8% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1017 Striped Bass counted.

  17. Scup

  18. Scup

    There is a 1.66% catch rate for Scup, based on 937 Scup counted.

  19. Mahi-mahi

  20. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 1.41% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 796 Mahi-mahi counted.

Recommedations above based on 88 species of fish and 56513 fish counted for September around Chincoteague.

To date, there are 127 species of fish and a total of 338764 fish counted for Chincoteague and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/14/1911 (111 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 10:04:43 AM

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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Latest Chincoteague Fishing Reports

  • Our Facebook Feed
    5/15/2016 8:41:47 AM -

  • What A Windy Start To April
    4/13/2016 2:56:03 PM - Mr Al drifted between gusts of wind to land a nice flounder this morning. He had to fish the flood tide early this morning to miss the wind. Maybe we’ll get a weather window d

  • Thank Goodness for River Fishing
    4/5/2016 5:51:05 PM - The wind continues to keep the seaside murky and flounder action to a slow pick but the Pocomoke river is still producing several species. The perch crappie and pickerel will

  • Starting To Feel Like Spring
    3/21/2016 12:36:01 AM - As we wait for the flounder to start biting we continue to enjoy the awesome fishing the Pocomoke has to offer. The crappie are starting to get even more aggressive while the

  • It’s Official
    3/21/2016 12:36:00 AM - It’s officially started. Our buddy Kyle from Coastal Killers boated this flounder this am at folly’s. 53.4 degree water bottom of the outgoing  

  • Springs A Coming!!!!!
    3/5/2016 9:06:03 AM - The Pocomoke is on fire. The water is in the mid to upper 40’s and the crappies are biting. Sunday the kids and I had a great time and a nice mess of fish. The big difference

    2/26/2016 1:46:34 PM - On Sunday afternoon E Sam Belle and myself went down the river for some perch action before the rain set in. We were very pleased with good numbers of nice yellows with a few

  • Get Ready For Some CRAPPIE Weather!
    2/11/2016 12:01:04 AM - This week we tried our luck on the upper Pocomoke for yellows and crappies. We found a good many yellows and a few crappies suspended on channel edges.  We slow trolled with s

  • A Warm Start to December
    12/19/2015 11:36:20 AM - This week we started off with some unsettled weather but when it broke the fishing was great. There has been some eeling from the cell to the banana hole for some trophy fish.

  • December Stripes
    12/19/2015 11:36:20 AM - This week has provided good reports in the Chesapeake Atlantic as well as the Pocomoke. The bay has three productive groups of fish. The mouth of the Pocomoke sound- south to

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Top Chincoteague Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle
    Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle is your source for Chincoteague Island fishing tackle, bait and equipment. We specialize in surf, bay fishing (esp. flounder) , and offshore fishing and we carry a wide selection ofrods, reels, lures and tacklefor

  2. Sea Hawk Sports Center
    The eastern shore's source for fishing and hunting.

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Top Chincoteague Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. White Lightning Sportfishing
    White Lightning is the largest and most comfortable charter boat operating out of Chincoteague Island. Tournament quality fishing tackle including rods, reels, lures, and all the bait required for your trip are included in the charter price. All yo

  2. Fishawn Charters

  3. Island Queen Inland Charters, LLC

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Bouy Conditions

Station 44089 - Wallops Island, VA (224)
September 25, 2022 11:26 pm EDT
Location: 37.754N 75.325W
Significant Wave Height: 4.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 4 sec
Average Period: 3.9 sec
Mean Wave Direction: S (187°)
Water Temperature: 71.4°F (21.9°C)

Current Moon Phase

New Moon

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