Fishing Piers in Chesapeake Bay

Fishing Piers in Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay, along with its major tributaries, has a surface area of 4,479 square miles and is the largest estuary in North America. The bay is home to many fish species such as Spanish mackerel, cobia and striped bass. Pier fishing is available in many areas located throughout the bay's shores, where you can find varying amenities to enhance your fishing experience.

Sea Gull

Also known as the Chesapeake Bay Fishing Pier, this fishing spot is situated on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and extends into the bay water. Find species such as trout, bluefish, croakers, spot, small sharks, Spanish mackerel and black drum right from the pier. The pier extends for about four miles from the beach into the water.

Seagull Pier
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
32386 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, VA 23310

Choptank River

Maryland anglers can go pier fishing at the Chesapeake Bay's pier in Trappe. Visit and fish for a variety of species 24 hours a day, all year in this lighter pier. Species you can catch include sea trout, perch, catfish, striped bass and hard heads. Nighttime anglers are welcome, as the pier stays lit at night. Crabbing also takes place at the pier, as well as other activities such as jogging, walking, bicycling and picnicking. Stop by Sailwinds Park by using the walkway under the bridge.

Choptank River Fishing Pier
29761 Bolingbroke Point Drive
Trappe, MD 21673

Morley's Wharf

Located at Virginia's lower eastern shore on Occohannock Creek, this pier extends 150 feet into the water with facilities to accommodate handicapped visitors. A boat ramp is also available for use, and the pier is open 24 hours. Pier fishing may garner you species such as spot, red drum, croaker, spotted trout, flounder, gray trout, black drum, striped bass, cobia and tautog.

Morely's Wharf Fishing Pier
Occohannock Creek
Eastville, VA 23347

Ocean View

Enjoy the scenic Chesapeake Bay while fishing at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk. The pier offers amenities such as a restaurant, bait and tackle shop and charter-boat facilities, and many anglers spend the entire day fishing at the pier. The pier stretches 1,690 feet into the bay, and fish species available include seatrout, croakers, striped bass, speckled trout, flounder and kingfish.

Ocean View Fishing Pier
414 West Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503-1414

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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