Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters

Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters offers some of the finest inshore, bay, and nearshore fishing in the entire Chesapeake Bay. Captain Mike Lintzenich is a 100-ton master captain who works hard to ensure that you experience the best fishing opportunities possible in this beautiful and bountiful fishery.

Choose between four, six, and eight-hour fishing trips for up to four people aboard a 25’ C-Hawk center console boat with a custom tower. The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to get you locked on the biggest fish in the bay, and features downriggers to help target those hard-to-reach fish beneath your feet. She also has a huge, 40-gallon livewell full of fresh bait.

Capt. Mike specializes in Cobia and Red Drum sight-fishing, but he will customize the trip to your needs and interests. You will be able to target Cobia from the beginning of June to the end of September, while Striped Bass can be caught in November and December. From complete beginners to the most experienced, he will work hard to ensure a safe and fulfilling day on the water. If you’re after a specific species, every part of your trip will be set up for it. Just want to catch some fish? Capt. Mike will make it happen.

All trips come with quality light tackle, a selection of lures, and the best live bait around. Mike prepares this ahead of time so you don’t waste yours fishing for it. Fishing licenses are also covered, and your fish will even be cleaned and filleted free of charge at the end of the day. All you need to bring is your food and drinks and plenty of energy for the day ahead.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 14 - Jan 1
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This is our most popular charter and will allow you to target multiple species in the Chesapeake Bay. How you spend your day is up to you. For example, start off with light tackle fishing for Triggerfish, Spadefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. Then move on to sight-fishing or chumming for larger species such as Cobia (June-September), Red Drum, or even sharks! Departure time depends on season and targeted species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 14 - Jan 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This 4-hour fishing charter is for up to 4 people and will see you exploring the Chesapeake Bay. Licensing, bait, tackle, and fish-cleaning included. Departure time is flexible. You will be able to target Cobia from the beginning of June to the end of September, while Striped Bass can be caught in November and December.
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About the Captain

Mike Lintzenich
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
I started fishing as soon as I could walk, exploring the Florida Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands, and Florida Keys in 1975. Since moving to the East Coast in 1993, I have been avidly fishing the Atlantic Ocean and its estuaries every chance I get. The Chesapeake Bay provides amazing opportunities for saltwater fishing enthusiasts like me!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spadefish Spadefish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tautog Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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Chesapeake bay fishing with Captain Mike
Chesapeake bay fishing with Captain Mike
30 Spanish mackerel
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Joseph B.
Athens, GA
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8 hour Full Day Cobia Trip

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
My girlfriend and I took an 8 hour trip to catch some cobia and whatever else was biting. We had a great time and Mike and...
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Milton M.
Rosedale, Maryland
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Awesome Trip with Capt. Mike and Layne

VERIFIED   August 28, 2020
Our day started out with a run to VA Beach looking for Cobia.  Well they weren’t there.  But we ran into schools...
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Erik M.
Newport News, Virginia
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Thanks for a great day on the Bay!

VERIFIED   May 31, 2020
Mike and crew are second to none!  Full service operation with some of the most experienced anglers and friendliest folks...
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Jim M.
Newport News, VA
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Full day trip worth every penny

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
Captain Mike and first mate were excellent. Both made our first charter fishing experience a memorable one. They did all the...
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Tara W.
Williamsburg, VA
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Full day Cobia Fishing

VERIFIED   August 11, 2020
Captain Mike and his 1st Mate did a great job and worked hard for us to catch some nice size Cobia. They explained techniques...
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