Chesapeake Bay Fishing ReportsOur season starts mid April, when our #1 quarry is trophy striped bass. If world class striper fishing is what you want, be sure to be aboard April 15 to May 15. This is your opportunity to catch that fish of a lifetime. Stripers up to 60 lbs are traveling our waters through May. Late May things heat up when large Black Drum up to 80 lbs start their migration through our portion of the Chesapeake Bay and can be targeted after Striper fishing.
Early June the Atlantic Croaker and Flounder action picks up in the middle Chesapeake Bay area. During this time we fish light tackle, bottom fishing or drifting for Flounder. June is when the live bait action starts with the arrival of Norfolk Spot. Our normal fishing day starts by catching Spot first thing to use as bait. Next we move to areas that the Striped bass and Blue Fish frequent to anchor up and drift the spot. This can be fast and furious fishing using light spinning rods with little or no weight attached. This type of fishing runs through October when the Spot leave.
July through October is when the warm water species show up, such as Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Croakers and Spot. All can be taken on light spinning tackle. Early July is when the "Reel Time" makes its trip to Cape Charles, Va and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for two weeks. We fish for Cobia, Sharks, Red Fish, Flounder, Trout and Spadefish. Call early to check dates.
Back to Turkey Point for more live bait fishing until the fall migration of big Stripers starts around late October. This is another chance to catch the Trophy Stripers that spend the summer in the ocean.
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