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


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


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


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



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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. Spiny Dogfish

  2. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 48.17% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1949 Spiny Dogfish counted.

    Chincoteague Spiny Dogfish Counts Chart
    Spiny

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE SPINY DOGFISH COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Herring

  4. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 31.19% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 1262 Atlantic Herring counted.

    Chincoteague Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  5. Silver Hake

  6. Silver Hake

    There is a 7.24% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 293 Silver Hake counted.

    Chincoteague Silver Hake Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE SILVER HAKE COUNTS CHART


  7. Northern Searobin

  8. Northern Searobin

    There is a 6.23% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 252 Northern Searobin counted.

    Chincoteague Northern Searobin Counts Chart
    Northern

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE NORTHERN SEAROBIN COUNTS CHART


  9. Flounder

  10. Flounder

    There is a 3.58% catch rate for Flounder, based on 145 Flounder counted.

    Chincoteague Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  11. Atlantic Mackerel

  12. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 2.42% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 98 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Chincoteague Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  13. American Shad

  14. American Shad

    There is a 0.37% catch rate for American Shad, based on 15 American Shad counted.

    Chincoteague American Shad Counts Chart
    American

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE AMERICAN SHAD COUNTS CHART


  15. Striped Bass

  16. Striped Bass

    There is a 0.3% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 12 Striped Bass counted.

    Chincoteague Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  17. Chub Mackerel

  18. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 0.1% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 4 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Chincoteague Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  19. Atlantic Menhaden

  20. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 0.05% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 2 Atlantic Menhaden counted.

    Chincoteague Atlantic Menhaden Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE CHINCOTEAGUE ATLANTIC MENHADEN COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 20 species of fish and 4046 fish counted for February around Chincoteague.

To date, there are 128 species of fish and a total of 2333956 fish counted for Chincoteague and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 5/14/1911 (112 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 12:46:47 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.

View full Chincoteague Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

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


  • FIGHT THE FEBRUARY BLUES WITH A BUNCH OF YELLOWS
    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)
February 2, 2023 12:26 pm EST
Location: 37.754N 75.325W
Significant Wave Height: 3.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec
Average Period: 6.3 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ESE (103°)
Water Temperature: 43.9°F (6.6°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon

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