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.
In Virginia, flounder fishing is popular from early spring through late fall. For many anglers, the saltwater fishing season begins on the Eastern Shore of Virginia when the first flounder are caught from... READ MORE
In Virginia, bloodworms are considered to be a top saltwater fishing bait for a variety of fish species. They are popular for catching spot, croakers, white perch, striped bass, catfish and other fish.... READ MORE
Effective July 5, 2022, no shortfin mako sharks may be landed or retained in any U.S. Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) fishery until further notice, according to NOAA Fisheries. NOAA’s final rule establishes... READ MORE
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