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Fishing in Virginia, A brief look

Virginia fishing opportunities abound with the option of ice-fishing in the mountain waters to the endless fish varieties off the eastern seaboard. In Tidewater Virginia fishing guides will facilitate catches of largemouth bass, pickerel, and various members of the sunfish family- but is most notable for its bass fishing. Tidewater extends up the Potomac River to above Washington and remains a popular location for anglers. Tidewater fishing guides can be booked throughout the area and can offer customized trips to any anglers' needs.

For saltwater fishing, the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries provide for excellent gamefishing. On the eastern Chesapeake Bay shore stripers and drum are taken from the surf, while the ocean bays and inlets are prime fishing spots for blues, mackerel, and seatrout. Fishing in the Piedmont also provides for ample freshwater fishing. Popular Piedmont fishing varieties include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, trout, striped bass, rock bass, bluegill, and crappie.

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Virginia Fishing Locations

Fishing in Virginia is the most prevalent in the following areas: Tidewater fishing: Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay eastern shore, Back Bay, Currituck Sound, Lake Prince, Lake Smith, Lake Kilby, Lake Meade; Piedmont fishing: Dan River, Staunton River, Buggs Island Lake, Kerr Lake, Gaston Lake, Philpott Lake, Lake Brittle, Albemarie Lake, Rappahannock River, James River. Blue Ridge Mountain fishing: Shenandoah Park streams, St. Mary's River, Tye River, Irish Creek, North Folk Buffalo River, Douthat Lake, Jackson River, Back Creek, Shenandoah River, North Fork River; Rapidan River, New River, Claytor Lake

Virginia Fishing Species

Popular Virginia fishing species include: Tidewater fishing: drum, stripers, largemouth bass, shad, striped bass, croakers, seatrout, red drum, cobia, marlin, mackerel, tuna, bluefish; Piedmont fishing: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, trout, striped bass, rock bass, bluegill, and crappie.

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