Lower Chesapeake Bay

Northampton - Virginia


  • 172 catches

  • 987 followers

  • 40 spots

The lower Chesapeake Bay between the York and Rappahannock rivers offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a rich historic background. The York River and the surrounding terrain have contributed to Yorktown's prominent rol...

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Lower Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports

Recently shared catches and fishing spots

  1. Spotted Seatrout with a Berkley gulp

  2. Chain Pickerel with a googan baits, 5” lunker log

  3. 53 lb. 15 oz. 19 in. Banded Killifish with a A-TOM-MIK Custom Trolling Fly

  4. Caught from shore, on a falling tide. I had success really far back into creeks and I managed to get some Menhaden in the ol' cast net just in time to tear the ...more pups apart for a good 45 minutes straight. All were about the same size with a few in the 20s mixed in.

    192 in. Red Drum with a Menhaden (live)

  5. Here’s the 11/24/19 haul🥳

    Striped Bass with a live shad

    1. we have a slot limit here in Virginia on striped bass
    2. Gray Crigger 0
      Unless you are really having trouble feeding your family, throw some of those damn fish back. There is a striped bass stock emergency going on rn (uh, read the news ...more or something). We need striped bass to reach breeding maturity so much more than you need to freeze some 22inch rockfish for May. We get it dude, the striper were stacked up for you. Tape pics, eat one, give one to each friend, and then throw em back. This isn't even an engaging or appealing picture. Ya'll are the type fisherman that also fancies himself a pigeon hunter. I bet you have a billion photos of you and a buddy holding a bunch of dead birds upside down by their gross ass feet. Oh and there is always a 4-wheeler and/or rusty ass truck) in-frame in the pics. Just be a reasonable human.
    3. Nolan C. Knight 0
      Seems like a lot of fish, how many in party?
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  6. Big fight in em😁

    4 lb. 3 oz. 30 in. Striped Bass with a live shad

    1. Jeff Ultican 0
      love to c kids fishing 🎣

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