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.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) recently announced that three Free Fishing Days have been established for Recreational Fishing in Virginia Saltwater areas during the first weekend in October, 2021. On Friday, Saturday, and... READ MORE
The American eel is an effective but often misunderstood bait for saltwater fishing. Eels are covered with a heavy coating of slime which is makes them difficult to rig and fish with. Despite... READ MORE
Pre-season maintenance is necessary to keep rods and reels, tackle, and other gear in working condition. This article describes a few basic saltwater fishing equipment maintenance tasks that should be addressed between the... READ MORE
A 708-pound bluefin tuna, caught on February 16, 2020 by Jake Hiles, of Virginia Beach, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament’s Director Lewis Gillingham.... READ MORE