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Chincoteague Island Fishing

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Some of the best fishing grounds on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are found in the local waters surrounding the Island of Chincoteague. Fishing either in the inland waterways that surround the Island or venturing out into the Atlantic Ocean, whatever your preference, will most surely be a fun and productive experience. Check the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries web site for regulations. Click on the following Chincoteague fishing reports for current information on the local action:

Surf Fishing can be done on Assateague Island, a virginia saltwater license is required for fishing on the beach. Fishing is prohibited on the Life guard beaches or designated surfing zones. Obtain a after hours fishing permit from the visitors center for night time fishing. In general, the species you can expect to catch include:

  • Spring: Flounder (the largest flounder are typically caught at this time), Striped Bass, and Drumfish in the bay and surf.
  • Summer: Flounder, Trout, Croaker, Sea Bass, Kingfish, and Spot in the bay and surf. Blue Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna offshore.
  • Fall: Striped Bass and Drumfish in the bay and surf.

Charter Boat Fishing

Bait and Tackle Shops

Some of the best fishing grounds on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are found in the local waters surrounding the Island of Chincoteague. Click here to view the fishing page. You can get everything you need to fish from a local bait and tackle store. Charter fishing boats are also available.

Capt. Bob's Marina
The pronoun “your” is important to the crew at Capt. Bob’s. Our motto & mission (short but a commitment) is “Your vacation pleasure is our business” and at Capt. Bob’s, we work hard to make that happen for you. Regardless what your water related interest is – we will help make your vacation more enjoyable. We rent 16' fiberglass boats & kayaks for fishing or crabbing. At Capt. Bob’s, we will share fishing information with you, telling the “hot spots” and which baits are being used. If crabbing is what makes your day, then by all means, come by and see us! We can “turn you on” to some of the best crabbing spots and the crabs are meaty, too! If you are the more adventurous type – rent a kayak and truly discover our marshlands and wildlife.
Location: 2477 Main Street, Chincoteague VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-6654
Email: marina95@verizon.net
Website: Click Here
Captain Steve's
Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle is your source for Chincoteague Island fishing tackle, bait and equipment. We specialize in surf, bay fishing (esp. flounder) , and offshore fishing and we carry a wide selection of rods, reels, lures and tackle for all local fishing needs. Here at Captain Steve's we also carry a variety of custom made rigs which have been proven for years. Our East Coast Flounder rigs have been our most popular rig for around 10 years now. Our custom made Assateague Mod. fishfinder rigs have been the go to rig for big fish off the surf. Swing on in and let our family help you have your most enjoyable fishing experience. Capt. Steve's is your saltwater outfitter for surf fishing, bay fishing and offshore fishing!
Location: 6527 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-0569 or 757-336-0568
Email: info@stevesbaitandtackle.com
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Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Marina at 7536 East Side Road on Chincoteague island has all your fishing needs! Come on in and the helpful staff at Snug Harbor will put you on the big flatties. You can buy bait and fish off the docks or rent a boat or even take a fishing trip with our experienced captains, we do it all here at Snug Harbor Marina, we are your one stop shop for fishing! Please call us at 757-336-6176 for your current fishing report or for charter fishing bookings. If you want to catch the big ones you have to use Snug Harbor bait, the best in town!
Location: 7536 East Side Road, Chincoteague VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-6176
Email: snugharbor@verizon.net
Website: Click Here

Boat Rentals

Capt. Bob's Marina
The pronoun “your” is important to the crew at Capt. Bob’s. Our motto & mission (short but a commitment) is “Your vacation pleasure is our business” and at Capt. Bob’s, we work hard to make that happen for you. Regardless what your water related interest is – we will help make your vacation more enjoyable. We rent 16' fiberglass boats & kayaks for fishing or crabbing. At Capt. Bob’s, we will share fishing information with you, telling the “hot spots” and which baits are being used. If crabbing is what makes your day, then by all means, come by and see us! We can “turn you on” to some of the best crabbing spots and the crabs are meaty, too! If you are the more adventurous type – rent a kayak and truly discover our marshlands and wildlife.
Location:2477 Main Street, Chincoteague VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-6654
Email: marina95@verizon.net
Website: Click Here
Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Marina has a large fleet of boats for rent . Snug Harbor offers Carolina Skiffs, Bentley pontoon boats and Old Town canoes and kayaks. Chincoteague Island is one of the most incredible places you will ever visit and if you want to get the best experience and see all Chincoteague has to offer, you must be in a boat. The name Chincoteague is an Indian name that means beautiful land across the water and the only way to see what the Indians did is tour the islands by water, just like the natives.
Location: 7536 East Side Road, Chincoteague VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-6176
Email: snugharbor@verizon.net
Website: Click Here


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