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Questions about DelMarVa fishing and access

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I have a job interview in Salisbury, MD soon. Although I'm in the midwest now, I was living in Connecticut for a few years until recently, and I'm a very avid striper/bluefish fly fisherman, and generally enjoy all sorts of fishing.

 

I know that from the general Salisbury area I'd be close to the shore, but I know little about access along the shore (or on the Chesapeake side, for that matter).

 

Is public access pretty good? If I were to move there and put in my time doing my homework (i.e. scouting, asking around, etc) is it reasonable to assume I'd find good public access to shoreline and/or bay side fishing? (I mostly fish on foot, but also have a canoe and a small car top row boat I use). I'm not asking for specific spots at all - I'm interested in getting a "general picture" of the fishing situation there.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

Andrew

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For the short answer... coastal shoreline access is generally excellent; Delaware's is superb; Maryland's a bit less pleasant in some regards. Delaware Bay - which you're also nice and close to, has some great access for the shore fisherman.

 

Chesapeake Bay shoreline access is, regrettably, pretty miserable for an on-the-foot fisherman, especially considering the miles and miles of shoreline there. If you enjoy fishing the edges, you'll have a whole lot more fun with your canoe or your cartopper than ever you could on foot from the Chesapeake's shores.

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I live 20 minutes from the bay but only fish in the early Spring for early season striped bass. Lots of other places are well worth the longer commutes - namely IRI (Thanks Bill Klein,), AI, and Western MD for trout. I even make the commute to fish IBSP in NJ...

 

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