Bordered almost entirely by water, Norfolk is geographically positioned for the ultimate fishing trip. No matter what your choice of fresh catch may be, you’re sure to find it in the nearby Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean or Elizabeth River. Norfolk’s mild climate & wide variety of aquatic life have made the region’s waterways one of the top fishing destinations in the world – thousands of visitors flock to the area’s shores each year in search of the perfect fishing trip.
The Chesapeake Bay is home to a whole host of saltwater fish including trout, flounder, cobia, croaker, red drum and striper. If it’s freshwater fish you’re after, visit Norfolk’s 673-acre Lake Whitehurst for bluegill, white perch or bass. Norfolk has two fishing piers – the Ocean View Fishing Pier & Willoughby Fishing Pier – both are open around the clock.
If you’d prefer to take your own boat out for a day trip, you can use any of the city’s public ramps or marinas. There are also several chartered boat trips that can be reserved for a just few hours time or for a full day of fishing.
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