With the food-rich Chesapeake Bay adjoining the Atlantic Ocean, fish here are abundant year-round. Tow your boat and choose from several different ramp locations; opt for a full or half-day private charter, or cast a line from one of the four fishing piers. In December, Virginia Beach holds the annual Waterman’s Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shoot-out, the largest rockfish tournament in the country. That’s not surprising, given that 70 to 90 percent of the world’s rockfish come from the Chesapeake Bay! With so many ways to get a bite, fishing in our waterways offers a year-round challenge for anglers of all skill levels. Just bait your hook and pick your platform.