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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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
    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
    $600
    This 4-5 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. Striped Bass can be caught in November and December.

About the Captain

Mike Lintzenich
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
46 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ashley H.
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Half Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 4, 2021
Today was my first sport fishing trip ever. Thought we’d do a half day to ease into it. Mike was thorough and well equipped....
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Fishing Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 15, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Mike and Wally! We thought we were going to be unlucky since our trip was for four hours and...
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Amazing trip! So many fish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 24, 2021
We had an awesome full day trip with Mike and his 1st mate Lane! We caught 35 fish in total. Lots of Ribbon fish and 5 Spanish...
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Newport News, Virginia
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Full day on the Bay with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 3, 2021
Phenomenal Experience!! Captain Mike and his First Mate gave us a truly unforgettable day of fishing. They worked tirelessly...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 14, 2021
Our family had an amazing trip on Saturday with Captain Mike and Lane. Migration started a little early so not too much action,...
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FAQs about Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters

Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well (40 gallon)

Trips booked with Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fin-Atic Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)