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Conference Center
Conference Center

Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... more

Fishing
Fishing

More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the cit... more

Chesapeake Dining
Chesapeake Dining

Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-o... more

Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities

Chesapeake, Virginia hosts sporting facilities including seven outdoor recreatio... more

Virginia Green
Virginia Green

Chesapeake is proud to be a participant in the Virginia Green Certification, a s... more

History
History

Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has pl... more

Chesapeake Special Offers
Chesapeake Fishing Boats

Angler Support

As one of the premier fishing locations on the East Coast, Chesapeake offers a variety of resources for the ultimate angling experience.

Hampton Roads Fishing Guide

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Complete Fishing Guide

Put-In Locations


Put in at any of the city's prime launch locations, including the Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park and the(this is not a boat launch - they restrict types of boats that are allowed). Or access the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway via Great Bridge Locks Park and Top Rack Marina.

One of only two natural lakes in Virginia, picturesque Lake Drummond is nestled within the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It has limited boat access, but is home to crappie, yellow perch, chain pickerel, flier and bullhead catfish. A boat launching permit can be obtained to fish the lake from April 1 to June 15 of each year, and throughout the year, access is allowed via the Dismal Swamp Canal and Feeder Ditch. The boat launch permit is from inside the refuge, but they can access from feeder ditch year round. Click here for more information from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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Gail's Bait & Tackle

Gail's Bait & Tackle

  • 800 South Battlefield Boulevard #104
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 546-9770
  • Fax: (757) 546-8847

Bait & Tackle. Sporting Goods. Children & Pets Welcome.


Great Bridge Lock Park

Great Bridge Lock Park

  • 100 Lock Road
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

The park — located along the Intracoastal Waterway just off Battlefield Boulevard, where the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, coming up from North Carolina, meets the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River — is named for the Corp of Engine...more


Kelly's Tavern

Kelly's Tavern

  • 136 North Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 819-6567
  • Fax: (757) 819-6569

Tidewater's signature restaurant comes to Great Bridge! Incredible cuisine, panoramic view of the intracoastal waterway, outside dining, and large indoor rooms. Great bar! "Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Good."Boat dock accommodates six boats. Pets welc...more


KeyDreams Charter Boat Service

KeyDreams Charter Boat Service

  • 9500 30th Bay Street
  • Norfolk, VA  23518
  • Phone: (757) 406-0943

KeyDreams Charter Boat Service operated by Captain Bill has over 30 years experience fishing the Chesapeake Bay just a short ride from the City of Chesapeake. He loves fishing and sharing this passion. Specializing in bay fishing with many proven tec...more


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