Surf fishing can be done on nearby Assateague National Seashore, either on foot or with a vehicle. Striped Bass (Rockfish), Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, Bluefish, and Sharks are the prime targets for surf fisherman.
The Chincoteague fishing pier is located in downtown Chincoteague, near the town's historic shopping district. Once part of the old drawbridge, the fishing pier extends into Chincoteague's Main Channel. On the south side of the pier, several old bridge pilings remain, which provide structure. Anglers fishing at this pier may catch flounder, striped bass, bluefish, black sea bass, gray trout, croaker, spot, kingfish, pigfish, northern puffer, blue crabs, and others. You can also fish from the City Dock at Robert Reed Park which is just north of the pier.
Another pier fishing option can be found at Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park which is located on Eastside Road. This pier is located along the Assateague Channel facing Assateague Island.
If you plan on surf or pier fishing during your visit be sure to visit Capt. Steve's Bait & Tackle at 6527 Maddox Blvd. or call them at (757) 336-0567 to get the latest surf and pier fishing information, as well and the bait and tackle you'll need to have a successful day.
There are a variety of areas to fish around Chincoteague by boat. Chincoteague Bay and adjacent channels and creeks offer opportunities for light tackle fishing for Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Croaker, Kingfish, and small sharks.
There are numerous coastal wrecks and artificial reefs within easy reach of Chincoteague Inlet. These areas are good spots to catch Flounder, Sea Bass, Tautog, Trigger Fish, Sheepshead, and Dogfish.