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
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 15
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 15
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Charlie Bryan
Chester, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
40 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2018
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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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

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 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Aaron & Friends 9\/4\/21
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Robert B.
Trumbull, CT
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Excellent mid-May trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
We recently relocated to the Philly area from CT, so the eastern shore, which we had never fished before, was in easy striking...
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Jaron G.
Albuquerque, NM
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Great full day with captain Charlie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 30, 2021
Captain Charlie was great! There are many options for captains in the bay. Trust me and end your search here, you won’t be...
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Rob M.
Arnold, MD
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Half Day trip with Capt. Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 31, 2021
A great day with my boys on the Bay! Capt. Charlie did a great job tracking down the rockfish. He easily helped everyone get...
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Brian K.
West Chester, PA
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Charter with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 17, 2021
We did a 6 hour charter with Capt Charlie and had great success.  We reached our limit plus many other “throw backs.” ...
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Brian A.
Severna Park, MD
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Awesome day on the water!!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on November 21, 2020
First off let me say captain Charlie IS THE MAN!!! He knew the spots to hit and we hit big time we rocked in our limit, but...
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FAQs about CB Charters

CB Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 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

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