Maryland - Virginia

GPS Coordinates

The following LORAN and GPS coordinates include the Maryland and Virginia coast, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel vicinity and the Chesapeake Bay.

Waypoint coordinates are listed using a format of degrees-minutes and decimal minutes (DD MM.MMM). For example 37 30.222 would read 37 degrees, 30.222 minutes. The map datum is WGS84.

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Maryland - Virginia Waypoints (from 2001 and prior)

Description Latitude Longitude
14 MILE HILL  3747.456 7504.643
15 MILE HILL  3745.277 7504.403
16 MILE HILL  3745.614 7502.829
20 FATHOM LINE  3736.876 7454.985
20-40FT EDGE WINDMILL POINT  3734.943 7611.525
21 MILE HILL 3727.955 7510.800
28FT SHOAL  3751.244 7507.522
2R WINDMILLPOINT  3734.200 7611.750
2TL CHINCO 3748.876 7522.197
30B SAXIS  3754.343 7546.380
41A HOLE IN WALL 3729.634 7611.191
4A OFF CBBT  3700.395 7555.740
9 FOOT SHOAL  3705.225 7601.362
ASPHALT REEF  3744.864 7613.375
BAY R2 EAST  3733.780 7610.129
BONE WRECK  3745.760 7511.850
BOUY 59A BAY  3740.787 7611.441
BOUY 62 BAY  3746.289 7609.904
BOUY 72 BAY  3810.129 7613.469
BUOY 72A BAY  3806.893 7612.932
BUOY C1 INLET  3750.544 7524.655
C16 KIPTOPEAKE  3708.817 7601.066
CABBAGE REEF  3710.311 7602.964
CAPE CHALRES G5  3715.388 7601.853
CAPE CHARLES  3715.802 7601.659
CAPE CHARLES G1  3713.969 7602.956
CAPE CHARLES PLANTATION LIGHT 3713.732 7602.789
CAPE CHARLES R2  3714.298 7602.315
CAPE CHARLES R4  3714.935 7602.090
CAPE CHARLES RAMP  3715.880 7600.982
CBBT 4TH IS 3702.665 7603.920
CBBT R6  3702.593 7557.079
CEMENT SHIPS  3709.927 7559.567
CHINCO SHOAL  3750.945 7522.600
CHINCOTEAGUE  3752.590 7524.660
CRAMMY HACK  3747.100 7550.993
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.588 7556.586
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.547 7556.585
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.578 7556.561
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.575 7556.604
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.567 7556.565
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.569 7556.604
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.552 7556.568
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.549 7556.624
CRISFIELD REEF  3755.543 7556.584
CUT CHANNEL NORTH  3739.400 7609.700
CUT CHANNEL SOUTH  3734.982 7603.615
G11 CHINCO  3752.722 7524.037
G11R12 CHINCO  3752.893 7523.770
G13R12A CHINCO  3753.072 7523.730
G15 CHINCO  3753.765 7524.143
G9 CHINCO  3752.743 7524.548
GREEN CAN TANGIER  3745.509 7600.551
HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE CBBT 3705.333 7559.270
HOLLAND ISLAND  3807.201 7604.864
HOLLAND LT  3804.104 7605.850
HOTDOG  3807.018 7416.338
HOTDOG BUN  3811.222 7409.260
INNER MIDDLE GROUND  3705.428 7600.517
INNER MIDDLE GROUND  3705.921 7601.693
INNER MIDDLE GROUND  3705.219 7601.053
INNER MIDDLE GROUND  3704.687 7601.581
JANES ISLAND LT  3757.774 7555.088
KEDGES STRT LT  3803.113 7601.006
KING HILL  3743.347 7459.319
KIPTOPEAKE  3709.975 7559.278
LATIMER SHOAL  3708.218 7600.371
LOBSTER POT TIP  3728.048 7430.693
LUMPY BOTTOM 3728.900 7451.900
MUDLEADS  3800.788 7606.683
N2 CHINCO  3748.872 7519.397
PARKING LOT 3741.6 7453.200
POWELL WRK 3732.088 7513.873
PRINCE OF PEACE 37 32.951 75 26.342
PUPPY HOLE  3757.434 7555.959
R14 CHINCO  3753.475 7523.840
R2 JANES IS LT  3757.969 7554.084
R62 BAY  3741.470 7611.300
R8A CHINCO  3750.481 7515.857
RAILCAR REEF AT 8A 3750.374 07514.871
RAILCAR REEF AT 8A 3750.251 07514.664
RAILCAR REEF AT 8A 3750.251 07514.716
RAILCAR REEF AT 8A 3750.210 07514.736
RAILCAR REEF AT 8A 3750.107 07514.871
REEF NEAR 62  3748.347 7609.178
ROCK IS TANGIER  3752.378 7600.520
ROCK R62 BAY  3748.760 7609.990
SCHOONER BAY C1  3745.307 7549.408
SCM F7 LT  3758.041 7552.779
SHELL BOTTOM BAY  3756.700 7544.067
SLEUGH CBBT OCEAN  3704.742 7600.703
SMITH GUT EAST  3758.110 7559.590
SMITH GUT WEST  3800.001 7603.556
SOMERS COVE MARINA 3758.634 7551.752
SUB WRECK 3752.032 7503.390
SW MID GROUND  3800.439 7609.562
TANGIER LIGHT  3747.161 7558.085
TANGIER TARGET WEST  3747.974 7603.819
TANKREEF AT 8A  3750.132 7515.217
TANKREEF AT 8A  3750.139 7515.182
TURNER LUMP 12FT  3749.577 7521.252
WACHAPREAGUE C10 3732.089 7526.227
WACHAPREAGUE C1 3734.644 7534.547
WASH LOBSTER POTS 3727.306 7430.239
WASH ROCKPILE  3737.951 7421.384
WASHINGTON CANYON 3727.867 7430.386
WASHINGTON CANYON 3728.606 7429.672
WHITEWOOD BUOY  3751.087 7556.890
YOUNGS HOLE- BAY  3754.402 7547.764

 

Tangier Sound GPS Coordinates

(source: Mack)

The first 4 spots are some of my favorites for Yellowfin trout and hardheads. The last two have been good for jigging rock in Oct. and Nov. Hope folks will enjoy them.

38 01.790 075 55.227 This is a deep underwater point between where two channels come together southeast of the Manokin River Junction buoy(MR).
38 06.186 075 57.887 This spot is on the channel south of buoy 12 near Wenona
38 04 469 075 58.030 This is on the west side of the channel between buoy 10 and buoy 12. It is in about 47 feet of water.
38 03.124 075 56.826 Loon Hill
38 03.247 076 03.402 This spot is around the red buoy #2 west of kedges Strait and Southeast of Holland Island Light. It has been good for jigging for Rock the past 2-3 years.  it is in about 12-15 feet of water
38 01.000 076 06.826 This spot is in the Mud Leads between the West entrance to Smith Island and the Target Ship.

 

Maryland Oyster Reefs

Maryland Reef Sites-Chesapeake Bay
Name Location Area Permit (acres) Material Date Latitude Longitude
Cedar Point Patuxent River 155 rockpiles 1988 38 18.43 076 22.43
concrete units 1988
fiberglass unit 1988
Cedarhurst Bay off South River 50 concrete rubble 1983 38 50.40 076 27.72
Chesapeake Beach Bay off Holland Point 50 tire units 1968 38 42.95 076 30.18
Choptank Bridge Pier 50 concrete rubble 1986
Dolly's Lump Bay below Sandy Point 50 concrete pipe 1968
Gales Lumps Bay below Tolchester 50 concrete pipe 1968
Holland Point Bay off Holland Point 50 FAD 1986 38 44.60 076 29.07
Hollicutts Noose Mouth of Eastern Bay 50 concrete rubble 1970 38 50.51 076 20.57
tire units 1968
steel tug 1975
Jane's Island Tangier Sound near Crisfield 50 tire units 1968
Little Cove Point Mouth of Patuxent River  75 tire units 1968 38 20.53 076 22.80
Love Point Bay mouth of Chester River tire units 1968 39 04.08 076 17.45
1991
Plum Point Bay below Chesapeake Beach 3440 concrete cubes 1994 38 37.19 076 29.36
Point No Point 1050 (5) barges 1986 38 06.85 076 17.85
shell pile 1986
Point Lookout Bay at fishing pier 50 clam shell 1990 38 02.80 076 18.63
Pooles Island Bay NE of Hart-Miller Is. 230 concrete rubble 1994 39 14.37 076 17.48
Severn River Bridge 2.5 concrete rubble 1994 38 59.63 076 29.07
Sharp's Island Bay SW of Sharp's Island 50 FAD 1987 38 33.95 076 24.42
Tangier Sound  on state line 86 rockpiles 1988 37 55.22 075 56.67
Tilghman Island Bay W of Tilghman Island 50 rockpiles 1988 38 41.51 076 22.65
concrete rubble 1992
tire units 1992
(2) barges 1991
Tolchester Bay NW of Tolchester 50 concrete rubble 1986+ 39 14.48 075 16.13
Hackett Point 38 59.40 076 24.17
Hawk Cove 38 14.63 076 23.30
Memorial Staduim Reef (west edge) Bay near Baltimore 73+ reef balls 2004 39 12.453 076 18.498
 
 

 

Virginia Oyster Reefs

 Reef Name Reef Location Date Constructed Bushels Oyster Shell  Latitude DM.MM Longitude DM.MM
Fox Island Rock Tangier Sound 2002 93,149 37 54.417 75 56.333
Johns Rock Tangier Sound 2002 95,311 37 54.183 75 55.867
Thoroughfare Rock 1 Tangier Sound 2002 94,662 37 54.600 75 55.817
Thoroughfare Rock 2 Tangier Sound 2002 87,629 37 52.133 75 55..400
Thoroughfare Rock 3 Tangier Sound 2002 98,788 37 51.450 75 55..633
Marshall Rock 1 Pocomoke Sound 2002 93,000 37 54.417 75 47.717
Marshall Rock 2 Pocomoke Sound 2002 93,000 37 54.100 75 48.283
Marshall Rock 3 Pocomoke Sound 2002 93,000 37 53.817 75 47.267

 

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