The gray trout or weakfish is another iconic fish of the Chesapeake Bay. This species has a long history of population fluctuations.
Gray trout are found along channel edges, drop offs, oyster reefs, and other underwater structure.
In shallow grassy areas, gray trout are sometimes found with speckled trout.
Occasionally, gray trout are found together with striped bass. During these feeding periods, they are caught by jigging or trolling.