Chesapeake Bay Fish Species


What type of species are found in Chesapeake Bay?

The Chesapeake Bay is home to a wide variety of fish species, including striped bass (rockfish), bluefish, Spanish mackerel, black drum, croaker, red drum (redfish), spotted seatrout, flounder, and more. Additionally, the Bay is an important habitat for blue crabs, oysters, and other shellfish.

Is Chesapeake Bay saltwater?

Yes, the Chesapeake Bay is a saltwater estuary located on the East Coast of the United States.

What is the biggest fish ever seen in ocean?

The biggest fish ever seen in the ocean is the whale shark, which can grow up to 40 feet long and weigh up to 47,000 pounds! While Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours does not specialize in whale shark fishing, we do offer exciting and rewarding fishing experiences on the Chesapeake Bay.

A Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours Fishing Charter targets the top Chesapeake Bay Fish species including Striped Bass (Also Called Striper, Linesider, Rockfish ), Spanish Mackerel (Also Called Atlantic Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel), Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad), Northern Kingfish (Also Called Kingfish, King Mackerel , Northern Kingcroaker, king whiting, sea mullet, northern whiting, roundhead, sea mink, minkfish, whiting and barb.), Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass). We primarily Fish the Church Creek, Charles Creek, Tangier Sound, Pocomoke Sound, Mobjack Bay, Cape Charles.