Fishing in Norfolk, VA

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 and 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. Norfolk has two fishing piers – the Ocean View Fishing Pier and East Ocean View Community Center 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. 

Fishing Piers

Chartered Fishing Excursions

Finao Sportfishing

Come discover what we have experienced on our fishing charters in Chesapeake Bay. Reserve our purpose-built 24’ Cape Horn fish-catching machine!

KeyDreams Charter Boat Service

Catch Fish with Captain Bill! Fishing Charters in the Norfolk area of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel CBBT and Virginia Beach Virginia Coast.

His DogHouse Charters

With enough notice, Captain Joe can accommodate your fishing or boating experience for almost any day, at any time. Check out the calendar for available dates. My rates are (per trip, SIX guests maximum).

DeDee G II

We specialize in Striped Bass, Flounder, Shark, Spadefish, Tautog, Red and Black Drum. We also sight-cast for cobia from June through October. Other species of fish such as Spot, Croaker, and Spanish Mackerel can also be targeted.