sportfishing boatTidewater Virginia is one of the best areas in the Mid Atlantic for fishing. Inshore, saltwater anglers catch striped bass, seatrout, flounder, croaker, spot, tautog, black sea bass, sheepshead, black drum, red drum, cobia, bluefish, and other species.

Farther offshore, sportfshing boats target tuna, dolphinfish (mahi mahi), marlin, and other gamefish.

Hampton Roads is also home to a wide range of freshwater fishing opportunities in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and other waterways.

To learn more about area fishing, visit these pages:

Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fish Species

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Piers

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fish Species

 

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Waterways

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