The Chesapeake Bay is the largest shallow-water estuary in the United States, where saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean meets fresh water from more than 150 major rivers and streams that drain into the Bay.   This entire drainage area encompasses 64,000 square miles, and includes parts of six states - New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia.   More than 15 million people as well as 3,600 species of plants and animals make their home in this productive watershed.   Understandably, fishing is an important activity in the area.


    Bait & Tackle:

    Capt. Bob's Marina – Catering to offshore and channel anglers, we offer marina services, fishing charters, nature cruises, fuel, ice, bait, tackle, food and gifts.   Closest marina to the productive fishing off the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague – Chincoteague, VA

    Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle – Your Chincoteague Island, Virginia surf fishing headquarters.   They offer a wide selection of inshore and offshore bait, tackle, rods, reels and local gifts – Chincoteague, VA

    Queens Creek Outfitters – They carry great bait and great tackle and we focus on the needs of the Chesapeake Bay and ocean in-shore fisherman.   Reel and downrigger sales and service – Cobbs Creek, VA

    Scheible's Fishing Center – Fish the Point Lookout area on their charter and party boats.   Motel, restaurant, and crabbing pier too! – Ridge, MD


    Blue Crabs:

    American Soft Shell Crab Company – Live soft and hard shell blue crabs.   Superior quality and unbeatable prices – Dameron, MD

    Beach-Net: The Blue Crab in Delaware and Maryland – Learn a little about the fine art of crabbing plus a couple of recipes for cooking this local delicacy.   Information provided courtesy of the Graduate College of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware

    Blue Crab Archives – Welcome to the Blue Crab information site...  Where you'll find easy to understand information from both a scientific and lay perspective about the Atlantic Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus).   Everything about Blue Crabs including science and biology, industry and consumer topics, crabber's forum, and chicken-necking!

    Blue Crab Education Page – This Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program provides teachers and students with assistance in using web resources to investigate the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab – Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

    J.O. Spice Company – Established in 1945, J.O. Spice is a Baltimore, Maryland based manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of seafood seasonings, spices, batters, breadings and soups.   If you have ever eaten traditional steamed Maryland Blue Crabs, you have probably already tasted J.O. Spice's famous recipe.   J.O. brand crab seasonings are used in almost every crab house and restaurant on the East coast that serves Maryland steamed crabs and is the preferred crab seasoning around the Chesapeake Bay area.   J.O. Crab Seasonings are custom blends using ingredients and a special salt, which adhere to the steamed crab – Baltimore, MD

    Maryland Blue Crab – Crab lore, crab picking, crabbing, and recipes galore.   This site is funded by the Rural Development Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    Mel's Crabs – Serving the finest hard shell and soft shell blue crabs since 1988.   Hard shell crabs are available by the dozen or by the bushel (We give bushel discounts for half bushels.)   Available online is Mel's preferred crab spice; it goes perfectly with crabs as well as shrimp, crawfish, mussels, any seafood! – Rt. 4 North, Prince Frederick, MD

    Old Bay Seasoning – There are two things you need to know about Old Bay Seasoning.   It's great on Blue Crabs and it's great on everything else.   For 60 years, Old Bay ruled the spice rack as the definitive seafood spice, with a world-famous blend of 18 herbs and spices.   Around the Chesapeake Bay, Old Bay is on every dining room table, nestled between the salt and pepper shakers.   Old Bay is a McCormick company – Sparks, MD



    Charter and Party Boats:

    AAA Charterboats – Since 1978, Captain George Prenant has been providing quality, reliable Chesapeake Bay fishing charter services.   Captain George does the legwork for you and based on your requirements, will make charter arrangements for you on any of over 35 individual charter boats sailing from Deale, MD.   There is no cost to you, the angler, for using this booking service – Deale, MD

    AQUAMAN Sportfishing Charters – Offshore fishing or fishing charters on Chesapeake Bay.   Captain Nolan Agner offers half day, full day and overnight charters for up to six passengers aboard his 29-foot AQUAMAN Bertram sportfisherman and 35-foot KNOCK DOWN Bertram sportfisherman.   In the spring and summer, they also sail from Oregon Inlet, NC – Virginia Beach, VA

    BANSHEE Sportfishing Charters – Half day and full day inshore, full day offshore, overnight and deep drop charters with Captain John Widmayer.   His 36-foot Hatteras convertible accommodates up to six passengers – Fisherman's Marina, West Ocean City, MD

    BARBARA ANN Fishing – Chesapeake Bay bottom fishing trips with Captains Joe and John Asanovich.   They offer open head boat fishing trips aboard the 62-foot BARBARA ANN III from May through October, and morning and evening private charter trips for up to 49 passengers aboard the 46-foot BARBARA ANN II from May through December – Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD

    BAY HOG Charters – Chesapeake Bay charter fishing with Captain Paul O'Conner.   Six hour and eight hour Striper and bottom fishing charter trips are available from April through November.   Captain O'Conner's 45-foot R.W. Greene Chesapeake deadrise accommodates up to six passengers – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    BAY HUNTER Charters – Sportfishing on Chesapeake Bay with Captain Randy Dean.   Half day, full day and night Rockfish and bottom fishing trips are available from April through December.   Captain Dean's 42-foot Evans bay boat is licensed for 12 passengers – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    BAYFISH Sport Fishing Charters – Chesapeake Bay sport fishing charters for up to six anglers aboard Captain Ferrell McLain's J-MAR, a custom 42-foot Provincial.   Full day trips are available from March through January.   Evening trips available during the summer months – Reedville, VA

    BAYSIDE GIRLS Charters – Captain Chuck Clark offers Chesapeake Bay charter fishing trips for up to 12 passengers aboard his custom 46-foot Markley boat.   The BAYSIDE GIRLS operates from Rock Hall, MD mid-April through November and offers half-day and full day trips.   During the spring trophy bass season, the boat departs from Solomons, MD – Cains Wharf, Rock Hall, MD

    BEACHCOMBER Fishing Charters – Chesapeake Bay fishing charters aboard Captain John Beach's 46-foot custom fiberglass Meekins bay boat.   Full day and half day trips for up to 36 passengers are available from April through November – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    BIG RIG Charters – Chesapeake Bay trophy Striper fishing at its best with Captain Jeff Shahan.   Full day charter trips for Stripers and other local species are offered from May through December.   Captain Shahan's AGITATOR, is a locally built 42-foot custom P.L. Jones charter boat – Harrison's Chesapeake House, Tilghman Island, MD

    BLUEWATER BULLET – Open party boat fishing (two half-day trips daily) aboard Captains Gary Richardson and Captain Jon Robertson's 55-foot catamaran.   Evening trips and private charters also available – Rudee Inlet Station Marina, Virginia Beach, VA

    BOUNTY HUNTER – Captain Glenn James offers sportfishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass, Rockfish, Bluefish, Trout, Croaker Mackerel, Flounder, Black Drum, Spot, Perch.   Trips available for parties from 6 to 49 people aboard his 55-foot custom LeMay bay boat.   Half-Day, full day and night trips are available from April through December – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    CAPT. BRUCE WOOTTEN Fishing Guide – Saltwater and freshwater fishing charters in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia rivers (including the Pocomoke, Nanticoke, Choptank and Wicomico rivers.)   Half day and full day charters available for up to two passengers – Snow Hill, MD

    CHESAPEAKE ANGLING – Light tackle and fly fishing charters in Chesapeake Bay (Tangier Sound, Mid Bay Area, Susquehanna Flats, Cape Charles) aboard Captain Matt Tawes' custom rigged 21' Parker center console.   Four, six and eight hour trips available for 1 to 3 anglers – Chrisfield, MD
    Chincoteague Island Charterboat Association

    CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND CHARTERBOAT ASSOCIATION – Experience the wonderful waters of Chincoteague Island, VA… Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, scenic cruises, sailing and waterfowl hunting.   Our Captains are fully licensed, belong to a random drug testing program and have many years of experience.   Our boats have been U S Coast Guard Inspected for safety.


    DEBRA CHRISTINE Charters – Fishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Brian Sutton aboard his custom-built 42-foot Chesapeake Boats bay boat.   Six hour and eight hour charters for up to 22 passengers are available from April through December – Rod-N-Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    DOWN TIME Sportfishing Charters – Light tackle charter fishing trips for up to six passengers aboard Captain Frank Tuma's 29-foot custom C-Hawk.   Short day and full day charter trips are available.   Full day trips are available during the spring trophy Striper season when the boat operates from Breezy Point Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD – Deep Creek Marina, Arnold, MD

    DRIZZLE BAR Charters – Upper Chesapeake Bay fishing charters with Captain George Bentz.   His 46-foot Markley fishing machine can accommodate from 6 to 34 passengers.   8-hour and 6-hour charters are available from mid-April through December – Bodkin Creek, Pasadena, MD

    EBB TIDE Charters – Father and son Captains Butch and Billy Gee offer fishing charters for up to six passengers aboard their 46-foot Ocean Yachts sportfisher.   Chesapeake Bay trips are available from mid-April to mid-May and mid-October to mid-December.   Inshore and offshore ocean fishing trips are available from mid-May to mid-October – Phipps Marina, Deale, MD and Bahia Marina, Ocean City, MD

    FISHAWN Charters – Offshore, Wreck and Bay fishing for up to 49 passengers aboard the TORTUGA – Curtis Merrit Harbor, Chincoteague, VA

    FISHER'S BAY Charters – Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing aboard the 40' SILVER MIST, a USCG inspected vessel for up to 16 passengers.  Striped Bass are our specialty.  Captain David Fisher is a resident, native Northern Neck captain – Pittman's Marina, Heathsville (near Reedville), VA

    GALLOWAY GIRL – Upper Chesapeake Bay charter fishing trips for up to six passengers aboard Captain Bob Krausman's custom Robbins-built 40-foot fiberglass deadrise charter boat.   Full day charter trips are available for trolling, jigging, live lining and chumming Striped Bass, and bottom fishing trips for Perch, Croaker, Trout, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.   Trophy Striped Bass trips are available during the spring and late fall when the boat operates from Solomons Island, MD – Middle River, MD

    HOOKED UP II Charter Fishing – Chumming and live lining are Captain Dave Bailey's specialty.   Six hour and eight hour charter trips for up to 20 passengers are available from April through December aboard Captain Bailey's custom 39-foot Key West #1 bay boat.   Depending on the time of year, the HOOKED UP II sails from Long Bay Pointe Marina, Virginia Beach, VA, Rod-n-Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Point Lookout Marina, Ridge, MD

    HOOKS AND FEATHERS – Chincoteague Island, Virginia charter fishing trips including deep sea fishing charters, wreck fishing, bay fishing and inland fishing trips.  We offer wreck, offshore and overnight fishing trips for up to six passengers aboard our boat, TOOLS OF THE TRADE, a 40' Ocean Yacht sport fish.  We also offer late season trophy striped bass fishing from Virginia Beach, VA – Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague, VA

    JENNY RIE – Chesapeake Bay fishing with Captain Art Dawson aboard the 44-foot JENNY RIE.   Half day, full day and night fishing trips are available.   Captain Dawson specializes in small groups of no more than six so you get the special attention you deserve.   Over 30 years of experience fishing the Chesapeake – Harbor Island Marina, Solomons, MD

    KING FISH Charters – Captain Jimmy King Jr. offers full day and half-day Chesapeake Bay charter fishing trips.   Captain King's 41-foot RS Meekins & Son custom bay boat can accommodate up to six passengers.   Children are always welcome aboard – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    KOON DOG Charters – Captain Kevin Kuhne offers mid-Chesapeake Bay fishing charters for up to 12 passengers aboard his custom 42-foot Evans Baybuilt.   Full Day, half-day and custom charters are available from April through November.   During the spring season for Trophy Stripers, the boat operates from the Chesapeake Beach Rod 'n Reel Club – Pasadena MD

    KYRAN LYNN Charters – Half day and full day charter fishing trips for up to 22 passengers aboard Captain Marty Simounet's custom 42-foot Harry White fishing machine.   Rockfish and bottom fishing trips are available from April through November – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    LOCATOR – Upper Bay charters for up to six passengers with Captain Ron Meadows.   His boat, the LOCATOR, is a 40-foot fiberglass Chesapeake Bay Built vessel.   Full day and half-day charter trips are available from April through November – Pasadena, MD

    MARICA II – Sportfishing charters in the Chesapeake Bay's Point Lookout area.   Captain Gary Sacks offers trolling, light tackle spinning or fly fishing trips for up to six passengers aboard his 42-foot Hulls Unlimited delta deadrise charter boat – Point Lookout Marina, Wynne, MD

    MARY ELLEN Charters – Chesapeake Bay fishing charters aboard Captain Stacey Witherow's 41-foot Gloucester Marine bay boat.   Half day and full day charter trips for up to six passengers are available from April through December – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    MARYLAND CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION – The largest group of professional Charter Boat Captains on the Chesapeake Bay promoting sportfishing, sightseeing and cruising throughout the Maryland Chesapeake Bay Area to the Atlantic Coast – Huntingtown, MD

    MIKE HARRIS Outdoors Fishing – Captain Mike Harris COMPENSATION is a 46-foot custom Carman bay boat licensed for up to 28 passengers.   Six hour and eight hour day trips, six hour night trips, and ten hour extended day trips are available from April through December – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    MISS BRAZIL Charter Fishing – Captain David Lehan offers six hour and eight hour Rockfish and bottom fishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay from April through November.   Captain Lehan's 44-foot Glass Marine fishing craft can accommodate up to 38 passengers – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    MISS JO Charters – Chesapeake Bay (Kent Island area) Striped Bass,Blues and Perch Fishing Charters for up to 6 passengers aboard Captain Mike Anderson's 40' Robbins Sport Fisherman – Chester, MD

    MISS LINDA Charters – Chesapeake Bay fishing charters aboard Captain Jim Gasch's custom 40-foot O'Neill Jones bay boat.   Six hour and eight hour charter trips for up to 12 passengers are available from April through November – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    NORTH STAR Charters – Chesapeake Bay Fishing with Captain Butch Cornelius aboard the 46-foot North Star.  Full 8-hour day and night charters.  Coast Guard certified for up to 35 passengers.  25 years experience fishing the Bay – Drury's Marina, Ridge, MD

    OCEAN EAGLE – Come join Captain Howard Wainwright and his crew aboard the 65-foot, 73 passenger OCEAN EAGLE.  Open boat fishing in the Lower Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads.  Two half-day trips daily, plus evening trips during the summer months – Hampton Public Piers, Hampton, VA

    ON THE RIP Charters – Full day and half day Chesapeake Bay charter fishing trips aboard Captain John Grim's 38-foot custom flybridge Topaz.   Trips for up to six passengers are available seven days a week from April through December – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    PLAYTIME Fishing Charters – Trolling, chumming and bottom fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Lower Potomac River for striped bass, bluefish, trout, flounder, spanish mackerel, croaker, Norfolk spot and other sport fish.  Captain Scott Russell's 46-foot boat is Coast Guard licensed to carry up to 38 passengers per trip but smaller groups are their specialty – Park Hall, MD

    PLUMB CRAZY Charters – Captain Eddie Green Jr. offers half-day and full day fishing charters on Chesapeake Bay.   Captain Green's 42-foot Meekins bay boat can accommodate up to 18 passengers.   Trips are available from mid-April through early December – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    PROUD MARY – Captain Mike Shaffner's Chesapeake Bay sportfishing charter service offers 6 hour and 8 hour trips from April through November.   His 38-foot Wingate bay boat accommodates up to 6 passengers – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    REEL ATTITUDE Sportfishing Charters – Chesapeake Bay fishing charters aboard Captain Jon Tkach's custom 42-foot Glass Marine bay boat.   Half-day, full day and night fishing charter trips for up to 26 passengers are available from mid-April through the end of December – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    ROCKAHOLIC Fishing – Captain Ronald Jayne offers full day and half-day Chesapeake Bay fishing charters for up to six passengers aboard his 42-foot Evans boat.   Spring, summer, and fall fishing trips are available and their methods include trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, chumming or live-lining.   In the early spring, the ROCKAHOLIC is docked at Queen Anne Marina, Kent Island, MD – Rock Hall, MD

    ROCK 'N ROBIN Fishing Charters – Captain Robin Payne offers charter fishing trips from April through September at Chesapeake Beach, MD, from October through December at Reedville, VA, and from December through January at Virginia Beach, VA.   A variety of trips are available for up to six passengers aboard her 45-foot Guimond fishing craft – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    RUDEE INLET Charters – Offer offshore, nearshore and inshore fishing trips virtually year round.   Half-day inshore, night inshore and 17-hour offshore trips are available during the summer; half-day and 3/4-day trips are available during the spring and fall; and 17-hour offshore deep drop trips are available during the winter.   The fishing fleet includes the RUDEE ANGLER, a 90-foot long by 22-foot wide Lydia built vessel powered by three Detroit Diesel Turbo V12 92s, the RUDEE MARINER, a 75-foot long by 21-foot wide Davis Boatworks vessel powered by twin turbo 3406 Caterpillar engines, and the RUDEE WHALER, a 75-foot long by 20-foot wide DMR boat powered by twin turbo Detroit Diesel V12 92s – Virginia Beach Fishing Center, Virginia Beach, VA

    SAWYER Fishing Charters and Tours – Chesapeake Bay fishing charters from Maryland's Eastern Shore.   Fishing trips on Chesapeake Bay for stripers, striped bass, bluefish, croakers, rockfish, and more.   Captain Dave Schauber offers half day and full day trips for groups up to 49 passengers aboard the SAWYER, a 52-foot Chesapeake Boats vessel – Hoopers Island, MD

    SELLFISH Charters – Upper Chesapeake Bay sportfishing charters with Captain Ken Jeffries aboard his 44-foot Hulls Unlimited vessel, the SELLFISH II.   Half-day and full day trips are available for up to 29 passengers.   During the spring Trophy Striper Season, the boat sails from Breezy Point Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD, and from Mid-May thru summer and fall, the boat sails from Deep Creek Marina, Arnold, MD

    STRIKE ZONE Charters – Chesapeake Bay sportfishing for Blues, Stripers and Weakfish aboard Captain Wally Williams' 42-foot P.L. Jones fiberglass bay boat.   Six hour and eight hour trips for up to six passengers are available from mid-April through November – Solomons, MD

    TOPLESS Fishing Charters – Inshore and offshore charter fishing trips from Chincoteague Inlet for up to six anglers aboard Captain Perry Romig's custom 50-foot Evans sportfisherman – Greenbackville, VA

    UPPER BAY CHARTER CAPTAINS ASSOCIATIONUPPER BAY CHARTER CAPTAINS ASSOCIATION – Enjoy Chesapeake Bay Fishing, Cruising and Sightseeing and discover the beautiful surroundings of the upper Chesapeake Bay.   Our Chesapeake Bay Charter boats provide Sportfishing and Cruising throughout the Maryland Chesapeake Bay region.   Members hold both United States Coast Guard captain license and a Maryland Fishing Guide license.   Our primary focus is to offer world class Striped Bass fishing plus great opportunities for Black Drum, Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Perch, Spanish Mackerel, Spot, Trout, and others.   Boats of all sizes are available also for cruising and sightseeing to many upper Chesapeake locations including Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Annapolis, Rock Hall, Kent Island, Deale and many other areas throughout the Bay region.

    VCBA-logoVIRGINIA CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION – The members of the Virginia Charter Boat Association (VCBA) are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Commonwealth of Virginia.   The captains must meet physical standards set by the Coast Guard, undergo random drug screenings, and their boats must comply with state, federal and Coast Guard safety regulations.   Our members also undergo first aid and CPR training.   If you charter with a VCBA member, you will be fishing or cruising with a professional who has your safety and satisfaction as a primary concern.   You can charter a VCBA boat for fishing or cruising in any of the state's five primary saltwater regions: Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Peninsula, Norfolk/Virginia Beach and Eastern Shore.   If you love fishing…Virginia is the place to do it, and a VCBA captain knows how it's done!

    WATERMAN Sportfishing – Ocean and Chesapeake Bay fishing aboard Captain Mike Standing's 57-foot custom Carolina charter boat.   Half day inshore and bay trips, full day inshore, full day offshore and overnight trips are available for up to six passengers – Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA

    WAYNE GATLING Guide Service – Captain Wayne Gatling has over 35 years of experience fishing Chesapeake Bay.   His 46-foot Markley semi-deadrise, the LARA LYNN VI , can accommodate up to 29 passengers.   Half-day morning, half-day afternoon and full day fishing trips are available from May through mid-December – Rock Hall, MD

    WORM Sportfishing Charters – Chesapeake Bay charter fishing with Captain Drew Payne.   His custom-built 45-foot Chesapeake Boats bay boat can accommodate up to 35 passengers.   Striper and bottom fishing trips are available from mid-April through mid-December.   Ocean Striper fishing trips off Virginia Beach, VA are available from mid December through early February – Rod 'N' Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD

    YORK RIVER Charters – Captain Alan Alexander offers Chesapeake Bay charter fishing trips from Smith's Point on Virginia's Northern Neck to Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach.   4-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour bottom fishing, live baiting, light tackle, crabbing and trolling trips are available for up to four passengers.   2-hour and 4-hour sightseeing trips are also offered – Gloucester Point, VA


    Chesapeake Bay:

    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – Founded in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering an understanding of the culture and history of the Chesapeake Bay – St. Michaels, MD

    Chesapeake Bay Program – America's premier watershed restoration program.  A unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983 – Annapolis, MD

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science – Chartered in 1940, VIMS has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public – Gloucester Point, VA


    Fishing Reports:


    Chesapeake Angler Magazine – A free monthly magazine which is circulated in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the eastern shore of Virginia and North Carolina.  Read it and get hooked! – Burgess, VA

    Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report – Weekly fishing reports Chesapeake Bay and tributaries from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

    Fishing Report Overview – Weekly Chesapeake Bay and ocean side fishing reports from the Fisheries Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

    Flukester.com – The most comprehensive and up to date fishing information possible about the lower Chesapeake Bay.   An online publication written by sportsman for sportsman.

    Maryland – Virginia Saltwater Fishing – Information, forums, fishing reports, charter boats, GPS coordinates, marine electronics, bait, tackle and more.   The heart of the site is the forums where local anglers can post questions and fishing reports.

    Striper.net – Striper fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

    StriperChaser.com – Dedicated to all avid Striper Fishermen as a means for sharing fishing reports and related information found on the Internet and in print, exclusively for the purpose of learning how, when, and where to catch Stripers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

    TheBayGuide.com – Whether you are a trailer boater, fisherman, cruiser, sailboater or a transient they can supply you with all the information that you will need for a day cruise or an extended visit on The Chesapeake Bay.   Extensive listing of launch ramps in MD and VA

    TheChesapeakeBay.com – Fishing, boating, lodging and dining information.   The fishing page contains fishing reports, fishing hot spots, weather, tournament info and charter boat listings – Chesapeake Beach, MD

    Tidal Fish – All fishing, all the time!   Over 35,000 anglers sharing fishing reports, fishing techniques and where and how to information.   Free Classifieds, Fishing Reports , Fishing Articles, Weather, and more.   It's a place for anglers of all types to meet new friends and enjoy a community of people who just plain old love fishing.


    It's The Law:

    Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife – Info for anglers including licenses, access areas, guides, maps and more – Dover, DE

    Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service – Annapolis, MD

    Virginia Marine Resources Commission – Newport News, VA


    Weather, Tides & Sea Temperatures:

    Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS) – A widespread network of observing and monitoring stations in open and deep water in the Bay tributaries and main stem.   CBOS is a one-stop-shop for user-defined, routinely available, real-time information about water and weather conditions in the Bay.

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay North of Pooles Island, MD

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay Pooles Island to Sandy Point, MD

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay Sandy Point to North Beach, MD

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay North Beach to Drum Point, MD

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay Drum Point to Smith Point, VA

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay Smith Point to Windmill Point, VA

    Coastal Marine Forecast – Chesapeake Bay Windmill Point to New Point Comfort, VA

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – Philadelphia / Mt. Holly, NJ

    National Weather Service Forecast Office – Wakefield, VA

    National Weather Service Radar Image – Sterling, VA

    National Weather Service Radar Image – Wakefield, VA

    PORTS® Chesapeake Bay North – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

    PORTS® Chesapeake Bay South – Tides, currents, water levels, water and air temperatures

    NOAA Tides & Currents – Obtain tidal predictions computed by NOAA CO-OPS for more than 3,000 water-level stations sorted by State and Region.

    Tide Predictions – U.S. Upper East Coast (Maine through Virginia) – University of South Carolina

    NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – Eastern U. S. satellite imagery

    The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) is a part of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), the NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting weather buoys and coastal weather stations.   The NDBC provides near real-time observations from a network of about 90 marine weather buoys and 60 coastal stations to help meet the needs of NOAA weather forecasters and they are certainly handy for commercial and recreational fishing activities.   The U.S. Coast Guard is an important partner to the NDBC and provides transportation for buoy deployments, retrievals, and maintenance – Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, Mississippi

    National Data Buoy Center - Chesapeake Bay Regional Marine Weather Buoy Map

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Chesapeake Light, VA (CHLV2)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – York River East Rear Range Light, VA (YKRV2)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Rappahannock Light, VA (RPLV2)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Cove Point, MD (COVM2)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – Thomas Point, MD (TPLM2)

    Weather Buoy Conditions – 64 NM East of Virginia Beach, VA (44014)

    Weather Underground – Committed to delivering the most reliable, accurate weather information possible.   Their state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for over 60,000 US and international cities, so you'll always find the online weather information that you need.   Weather Underground is a division of The Weather Company (TWC).   It operates separately from The Weather Channel and continues to provide its own forecasts – Atlanta, GA