Virginia Saltwater Fishing provides news, events, articles, and other information about saltwater fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, coastal waters, and offshore areas of Virginia.
A variety of recreational fishing information can be found on our tips and techniques page.
Our Virginia Fishing Regulations page provides information related to state, federal, and regional saltwater fishing regulations.
Preliminary results from the 2018 Juvenile Striped Bass Seine Survey, conducted by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), suggest an average year class of young-of-year striped bass was produced in... READ MORE
For saltwater anglers, a knowledge of bait fish and forage species is essential. From backwater estuaries to the offshore canyons, bait fish and other marine life influence the abundance, range, and behavior of... READ MORE
June 1, 2, and 3, 2018 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater,... READ MORE
At its March, 2018 meeting, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) established a 16 1/2-inch minimum size limit for the 2018 recreational summer flounder fishery in Virginia waters. Previously in 2017, the minimum... READ MORE