This page provides information on the Blackfish Banks Artificial Reef, which is located just off the coast of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The reef has been constructed in two phases.

The original reef is composed of tanks dispersed near a buoy. A second phase added railcars several hundred yards east of the tank-reef. The subway railcars are located in roughly 60-70 feet, just east of buoy 8A.

The reef attracts black sea bass, tautog, spadefish, triggerfish, bluefish, flounder, sea trout, croakers, and other structure-oriented fish. The reef is also visited by larger gamefish including cobia, amberjacks, jack crevelle, and sharks.


Tank Coordinates
3750.132 7515.217
3750.139 7515.182
Railcar Coordinates
3750.374 07514.871
3750.251 07514.664
3750.251 07514.716
3750.210 07514.736
3750.107 07514.871

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