saxis fishing pierThe VMRC website describes this pier:

“The pier extends 200 feet into Saxis Harbor and terminates with a 100-foot t-head. The pier is handicapped accessible and ADA compliant. The pier is lit and is open 24 hours a day. There is no fee to use the pier, however a valid saltwater fishing license is required. Fish such as gray trout, croaker, spot, whiting, red drum, and striped bass can be caught at this site.”

This is an excellent local pier to fish from. It lies on the eastern shore of Virginia a few miles off the highway.

Fresh bait is available locally (in season). During the summer season, peeler crab is the most popular fishing bait.

The Saxis Pier is also a popular area for recreational crabbing. Check with local tackle shops or VMRC for fishing and crabbing regulations.

In October, 2012, the Saxis Fishing Pier sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Sandy. The pier has since been repaired.

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