History of the Chesapeake Bay & it's bountiful Fishing.


Known as the largest estuary in North America The Chesapeake Bay is rich in history and vital to people living, and working near its geography. It was named by the Algonquin Indians who lived and survived on the bountiful supply of native seafood. From blue crabs to shellfish and other fish the Chesapeake offered a veritable feast for the taking.

 Today, fishing has grown to new dimensions. Anglers from all parts of the world visit the Chesapeake Bay, and very few leave disappointed. From an occasional balmy day to the many days of stunning beauty the vast Chesapeake Bay offers fishermen more than just fishing thrills. Breathtaking sunsets and refreshingly cool breezes on a hot summer day await you, along with the feeling of freedom, the freedom to just relax, and enjoy life as it comes. Forget your troubles, and be 'one with nature.' Embrace the natural wonder of the Great Chesapeake Bay Experience. 

 Since the early 'eighteen hundreds' the Chesapeake Bay has served as a recreational Mecca, an important waterway for shipping goods and people from port to port and beyond.

Steamboats and sailing vessels dotted the busy bay and adjacent rivers. Commercial fishing and crabbing thrived as a growing industry.