CB Charters

Chesapeake Bay is known for being home to one of the most sought-after species in the world – Striped Bass! If you’re a hardcore angler who’s always dreamed of chasing Stripers, or want to take your family on an exciting adventure exploring the bay, come aboard CB Charters. Captain Charlie Bryan is a USCG-licensed native Eastern Shore fisherman, and he can’t wait to introduce you to these plentiful fishing grounds!

Capt. Charlie started his professional angling career at a very young age – by 8 years old, he was working as a mate on his dad’s charter boat! He grew up fishing the bay, so it’s safe to say he knows where the hottest spots to hook Stripers are. Capt. Charlie offers a variety of seasonal angling adventures that are suited for a wide range of fishermen – no matter your age or experience, you’ll find something that suits you.

You’ll be cruising the bay on a 40’ Carman weekender. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time – perfect for families or hardcore angling buddies looking to settle some scores! On board, you’ll find top-notch navigational and safety gear, including fishfinder, GPS, a private toilet, and life vests for little ones. There’s an ice box for your catch, and if you want to bring snacks, there’s room for your own cooler.

It’s all about Striped Bass when it comes to the species on offer in the bay, but you’ll have the chance to hook Bluefish and Black Drum, too. Your captain will help you try out a variety of techniques to land your catch, including trolling, spinning, jigging, and even bottom fishing. He’ll also provide top-notch rods and reels, bait, and light and heavy tackle – try out light tackle if you want some serious rod-bending action!

When you’ve reached your fish limit, your captain will clean and fillet your catch for you at no extra cost. Your trip also includes a fishing license for all guests. Come aboard CB Charters to chase Striper and make some incredible memories!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 15
    $560
    Join your captain for this morning trip and get ready to chase some Striper! Capt. Charlie grew up around Chesapeake Bay and knows the best places to hook Striped Bass. He'll provide you with top-notch rods and reels, as well as live bait and lures, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome on board – your captain will be on hand to help you try out a variety of techniques, including trolling, spinning, jigging, bottom fishing, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 15
    $660
    Spend a full day cruising Chesapeake Bay's plentiful fishing grounds! Capt. Charlie grew up exploring these waters, and he'll take you to the hottest spots around to target that famous Chesapeake favorite – Striped Bass! You'll also have the chance to hook Bluefish and Black Drum. Your captain will be on hand to teach you a variety of techniques, including trolling, spinning, jigging, and more. You'll be equipped with top-notch rods and reels, bait, and a fishing license for all guests.
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About the Captain

Charlie Bryan
Chester, Maryland, United States
51 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2018
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Capt. Charlie is a native Eastern Shore fisherman through and through – his angling experience started at the of 8, when he was a mate on his dad's charter boat! He's had over 40 years of experience crabbing, oystering and, of course, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, and he loves using his years of knowledge to provide his guests with incredible angling adventures. As well as this wealth of experience, he also has a U.S.C.G. Master’s License up to 50 tons, and has been chartering his own boat for 15 years. Come aboard and get ready to explore Chesapeake Bay's fantastic fishery!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

40' Carman (Weekender) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 220HP John Deere Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (72)
Half day trip with Captain Charlie
Nice limit of Stripers & some Bluefish
Sweet Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Robert A.
Hanover, MD
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Half day with Captain Charlie and First Mate Jeff

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 17, 2022
Both Charlie and Jeff were wonderful hosts from start to finish. We were immediately greeted by Charlie upon arrival at the...
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Jessie P.
Charlottesville, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 7, 2022
We had a great day on the water Striper fishing with Captain Charlie.  The boat was spotless and easy to move around on- plenty...
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Patricia R.
Chester, MD
Excellent
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Morning charter with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 27, 2022
This was a great experience for all ages and levels of experience.  The boat was comfortable and had plenty of room.  Captain...
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Alex P.
Frederick, MD
Excellent
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Half Day AM Trip with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 10, 2022
Super fun trip with my parents and fiancée. None of us had fished for striped bass before, but Captain Charlie explained everything...
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Thomas M.
Highland Beach, MD
Excellent
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Had day Trip with captain charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 6, 2022
Took my 11 year old and his friends in a trip with Charlie and couldn’t have been happier.  He was so helpful and made...
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FAQs about CB Charters

CB Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $560 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $660 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with CB Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with CB Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

CB Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

CB Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with CB Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish