This page contains local and regional information about freshwater and saltwater fly fishing throughout the Mid Atlantic region.


Freshwater Flyfishing


Along trout streams, creeks, rivers, and other waterways of the Mid Atlantic, fly fishing is extremely popular.

Freshwater flyfishing enthusiasts fish for trout, black bass, carp, panfish, perch, and other species.



Saltwater Flyfishing

birds hovering over striped bass and other fish

Saltwater anglers use fly fishing gear to catch a number of species, both inshore and offshore. Anglers fish from boats, jetties, piers, shorelines, and other areas.

Popular saltwater species include striped bass, bluefish, speckled trout, gray trout, croakers, dum, flounder, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, jacks, spadefish, bonita, false albacore, tunas, dolphin fish, sharks, and others.

Fly fishing is popular in saltwater estuaries such as the Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and small coastal bays.

Fly fishermen also target anadromous species such as American shad and river herring as they ascend into rivers.





Related Information

Maryland Trout Streams

Warmwater Streams

Freshwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing Techniques

Rivers and Lakes