Annapolis Views- Fishing the Chesapeake Bay

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Fishing the Chesapeake Bay

One of the greatest pleasures of living around Annapolis is also one of it's greatest treasures. The Chesapeake Bay. Maryland's portion of the bay covers 1,726 square miles  with the narrowest part of the bay being right here in Annapolis at 4 miles. All in all the Chesapeake Bay is 195 miles long and is the biggest estuary in the United States.

sunrise on the bay


A day, or even a couple hours, on the bay rock fishing is a day like no other.  From the hunt for the perfect fishing spot, to the thrill of the fight of the catch, rock fishing is part of the lifestyle when you live around Annapolis.

Did you know that the Rockfish (Striped Bass) is Maryland's designated state fish? In 1965 the General Assembly prefaced the designation by saying:

"Whereas, The people of Maryland as long time and appreciative residents of the productive Chesapeake Bay area know of it first hand the recreational and gastronomic delights of this wonderful land, and

Whereas, Not the least among the good reasons for living in Maryland is the abundant and unexcelled delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay striped bass or rockfish, and

Whereas, In the judgment of the members of the General Assembly of Maryland, it is a simple act of justice and of equity that this fine old Maryland fish should be honored by being designated as the official fish of the State of Maryland . . . "

Young or old, a day on the bay rock fishing is a perfect day when you live the Annapolis lifestyle

jim brown rock fishing

BTW- If you do not have a boat or know someone who does then there are plenty of charter boats in the region to get you out there. Just grab a couple friends and let the Captain lead you to a great day on the bay. Maryland Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters

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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Martha.....I bet that's lots of fun.... I've been deep sea fishing, but never saw anyone catch anything as big as that photo is showing....

May 05, 2012 11:46 AM #1
Sean Pierpont
First Home Mortgage Corporation - Dunkirk, MD

Martha - I am in your area, but take the area for granted.  You are right it is a treasure!  thanks for sharing the fun facts!


May 05, 2012 02:00 PM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Fishing on Chesapeake Bay Martha sounds like a complete enjoyable experience... love the photo too.

May 05, 2012 03:07 PM #3
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Hi Barbara- Hubby had a great time. Took about 15 minutes to reel this one in. 36" long it was. A great catch for the day.

Hi Sean- Funny how we tend to do that. We are so busy working and stuff that we forget to enjoy what we have around us. Grab your camera as I am sure you will find some treasures to share.

May 05, 2012 03:08 PM #4
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Hi Gary- That it is especially when you catch a nice one like in the picture. :0)

May 05, 2012 03:13 PM #5
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I wouldlove to take a boat road on the Chesapeake Bay, no fishing necessary...just loads of sunscreen.  I can smell the salty breeze already.

May 05, 2012 05:58 PM #6
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Martha ~ Boating on the bay, thatb brings back memories. Just LOVE our bay and shore. Congrats to Hubby on the big catch!

May 06, 2012 07:02 PM #7
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