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  • Kayak fishing the entire Chesapeake

     FishMaster updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • FishMaster

    December 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I have officially started planning my trip from below the Conowingo Dam all the way to Virginia Beach in my kayak, I intend on fishing the entire way and fishing in the ocean off of Virginia Beach for a few days at the end of the trip, I plan on going around July. Any tips for fishing the lower Chesapeake or any tips for long distance kayaking in general would be appreciated. I’m making the trek in my predator pdl.

  • NowWorkingIt

    December 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Look at Kayak Kevins Videos, Kevin has one trips like that a few times a few years back and documented them. He has great vids on the different fishing through out the bay.

  • 5uper5kunk

    December 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    That sounds both cool as hell and awful at the same time. Where are you planning on staying on your trip? I know there are some waterside campgrounds along the coast but I didn’t think there were that many.

    As for fishing, assuming you are going in the spring/summer, there will be white perch all along the way. They are easy to catch once you find a school and are very aggressive. A short ML/MF spinning rod will let you thow a 1/8-1/4oz spoons a good distance and they will catch most anything that swims in the Bay in addition to perch.

    You could also try trolling as you are traveling, this book is a great intro: [](


    December 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I’ve done a few long-distance kayak fishing trips, and happy to provide a brief list of items I found most useful: large brimmed hat with black underbill ([This one is the best]( IMO), a pair of quality fingerless gloves with ample palm padding, a quality waterproof tackle bag with bigtooth zippers that won’t corrode like the Patagonia Great Divider, the cheap dry bags they sell at Wal-Mart, and some kind of rig (I used a drawstring mesh bag) to allow you to use a rock as an anchor so you can just toss it overboard before a long paddle and not have to carry the extra weight everywhere.

  • Ieatplaydo

    December 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Here’s my list of things I consider absolutely necessary when kayaking (other than your basic fishing gear):
    A rope, whistle or air horn, pfd, first aid kit, rain gear, gun if legal and you have permit, fishing license, epipen, compass, portable charger, multi tool, head lamp, lighter.
    If it’s cold, bring clothes and socks too.

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