Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Chesapeake Bay

4.9

Lancaster County, VA

Place public
Water Brackish
Depth 174 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Chesapeake Bay, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Lancaster County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Chesapeake Bay.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Lancaster County, Virginia, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Chesapeake Bay.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Chesapeake Bay, VA

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Chesapeake Bay to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Virginia.

There are countless Chesapeake Bay fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Red drum, Striped bass, Black drum, Summer flounder, Black seabass, Spotted seatrout, Sand seatrout and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Red drum

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

3

Max size

26"

Min size

18"

Measurement

Total Length

Prohibited methods

Snagging

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Striped bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Open from May 16, to March 31

Bag limit

1

Max size

31"

Min size

28"

Measurement

Total Length

Prohibited methods

No Gaff (NJ)

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Black drum

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

1

Min size

16"

Measurement

Total Length

Prohibited methods

Snagging

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Summer flounder

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

4

Min size

16"

Measurement

Total Length

Prohibited methods

Snagging

Above are just a few of the species found in Chesapeake Bay. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Chesapeake Bay you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 28 species of fish in Chesapeake Bay.

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Fishing Spots Near the Chesapeake Bay

Must visit the following nearest Chesapeake Bay fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Chesterfield County, VA

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Stafford County, VA

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Louisa County, VA

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4.8

Warren County, NC

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Chesapeake Bay

  • The most productive season to fish for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay is early spring.
  • Bluefish are active from May to October.
  • Fishing for Spanish mackerel is great from spring to early fall.
  • Live baits such as minnows, crickets, worms and shrimp work well here.

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