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Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing
Deltaville, Virginia is a quaint community that’s located on the eastern point of the state’s Middle Peninsula. Once the center of the wooden ship-building industry on the Chesapeake Bay, the town is now a tourist center dotted with yacht clubs, marinas, and sailing charters.

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Posted Saturday, January 3, 2015

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Chesapeake Bay Striper Fishing – Deltaville, VA

Deltaville, Virginia is a quaint community that’s located on the eastern point of the state’s Middle Peninsula. Once the center of the wooden ship-building industry on the Chesapeake Bay, the town is now a tourist center dotted with yacht clubs, marinas, and sailing charters. One of the biggest draws to Deltaville, however, is its fantastic fishing. One reason for this is its prime location – where the Rappahannock River empties into the Chesapeake. If you’re an experienced angler, you know what that means for fish. And of all the fish species in the Bay, the striped bass is king.

The Chesapeake is one of the best places on earth to fish for striped bass – or as they’re usually called here – rockfish. It’s estimated that about 75% of the all the stripers in the world were spawned in one of the Bay’s tributaries. Since striped bass must have fresh water in which to lay their eggs, the Chesapeake is very inviting to the mature fish. More than 150 streams and rivers feed into the Bay, so stripers have plenty of places to spawn.

Chesapeake Bay spring trophy striper fishing

If you want to experience the thrill of doing battle with a real trophy fish, check out the Chesapeake Bay’s spring trophy season for rockfish. These fish have spent the winter feeding up for the spring spawn, and the ones in the Bay are fresh from the Atlantic Ocean and they’re strong, healthy, and looking for a fight! Many of these fish measure over 30 inches in length.Fall striper season in the Chesapeake Bay

During the summer months, as the water in the Chesapeake heats up, most of the striper population heads north to cooler waters. In the autumn, New England waters get a little too chilly for the rockfish, so they head back south. This migration is usually timed well – the big predators can take advantage of all the smaller fish leaving the Bay to winter elsewhere. If you’re in the right spot, you can make numerous striper hook-ups on the same day.

Find reputable Chesapeake Bay Fishing Guides and Chesapeake Bay Charters

To take full advantage of striper fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, you’ll need a fishing guide or fishing charter, and there’s no shortage of either. You need to be careful when choosing one, however. Because the rockfishing is so famous in the Bay, anglers from all over come to enjoy it, and unfortunately, a few unscrupulous charter boat captains take advantage of the situation. Some of the boats aren’t even from the Chesapeake, so they’re not familiar with the local waters or with the feeding patterns of the fish. This means you could be throwing your money away on nothing more than a boat ride.

There are, however, several great captains and crews on the Bay that can help you land the fish of your dreams. One is Captain Jeff Adams, a lifetime native with years of experience. Captain Jeff can take up to 24 anglers aboard the Providence II for inshore fishing, or up to 18 anglers for offshore action. Although his 53-foot long boat is certified for up to 42 passengers, Captain Adams wants to make sure everyone has plenty of room to fish. The boat has heating and air conditioning, a full galley, a TV with a DVD player, a shower, and a private restroom.

Whether you’re an old pro or this is your first striper fishing experience, the captain and crew will see to it that your trip is enjoyable.

 

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