Fly-Fishing in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Fly-Fishing in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, is a popular destination for East Coast fly-fishing. The bay is shared by the states of Maryland and Virginia, and there are several charter and guides services for fly-fishing in both areas. Anglers should be aware that in both Maryland and Virginia fishing licenses are required for fishing in freshwater and saltwater.

Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing

The guides at Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing can arrange boat or inshore fly-fishing trips around Chesapeake Bay. Sport fish sought during trips include striped bass (rockfish), speckled trout, flounder, croaker, red drum and bluefish. The owner and guide of Bay Fly has a biology degree and can provide naturalist interpretation along with the fly-fishing instruction and guidance. All gear, tackle and flies are provided during charters. You should bring a sunhat and sunglasses, camera, long-sleeved shirt for sun protection and any food or beverages you will need. Look for sea and shore birds during your trip.

Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing
8090 Kitchener Dr.
Gloucester, VA 23061

Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing

Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing is based on the Maryland side of the bay but can arrange custom trips and pickups along the Virginia shores and portion of the bay. Guided trips and private fly-fishing instruction can be arranged through Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing. All fishing gear, flies and boat service is provided during charters. You need to bring sun protection, cameras and any food and drinks you will need for the day. Striped bass, bluefish, sea trout, Atlantic croaker and perch are commonly fished for during trips. All fish will be handled by the captain, to adhere to a catch and release policy that keeps the fisheries healthy within the bay.

Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing
510 Tennant Circle
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers

The Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers is a resource and social organization for fly fishermen in the greater Virginia area. Visitors and guests are encouraged to contact the organization to join scheduled trips and seminars. Local members may join you for a day of fly-fishing, give you advice and tips and provide information about the area. The Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers website has a section dedicated to updates and current conditions, what is hitting and what sport fish are running. If you want to head out on your own, without a guide or charter, the Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers provides a platform where you can get information for a successful day of fishing.

Virginia Coastal Fly Anglers
P.O. Box 2866
Virginia Beach, VA 23450

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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