Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing Guide

Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing Guide
Chesapeake Bay is shared by Virginia and Maryland. The bay has many opportunities for all sorts of fishing. There is deep water, in-shore and fly-fishing to be had around the bay. Fly-fishing for blues and stripers, as well as in-shore sport species, around the Chesapeake Bay waters is possible. There are many guides and outfitters who offer fly-fishing charters and trips to the bay. Be sure to have a Maryland and Virginia fishing license when angling in the bay.

Flies and Equipment

According to the staff blog at "Fishing Chesapeake Bay," the waters around Chesapeake Bay are prime for striped bass and blues. It is possible to fly fish for these species at any time of year, with fall being an especially common time to go for them. During fall, it is recommended to sight-cast to the surface-feeding stripers and bluefish. When fishing for stripers high in the water column, a collateral benefit is that there are usually trout in the area making for incidental strikes. When the weather turns cold, the species will head to the warm-water outflows from local power plants. Follow the fish there during the winter months for quality hits and fly fishing.


Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing

Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing operates from the Maryland side of the bay in St. Michaels. The service offers fly-fishing trips, instruction and demonstrations of fly-fishing techniques and fishing in Chesapeake Bay. Fly-fishing trips go into the in-shore waters of the bay and are typically for trout, blues and stripers. All fishing gear and flies are provided as well as guide and transportation and boat service, if needed. Bring your own sunglasses and hat, camera and any food or drinks you may need for the day. The staff at Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing is available to give advice or fish reports on the bay if you want to go without guides.

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

Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing Guides

The staff at Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing Guides provide trips and charters into the in-shore and saltwater flats of the bay for fly fishing. Species to go for include blues, trout, striper and perch. Trips typically head into the Susquehanna Flats. In addition to the use of gear, flies and tackle, the guides provide instruction of fly tying and advice on proper fishing technique for the bay. Bring your own sun protection, food and drinks. A camera is recommended to record your catch, as the guides ask you to practice catch-and-release fishing to ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay fisheries.

Chesapeake Bay Fly and Light Tackle Fishing Guides
2110 Oak Lodge Road
Catonsville, MD 21228


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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