Reel Attitude

Spend a fun day in the Chesapeake Bay with Reel Attitude! Captain Jon Tkach has been fishing in the area his whole life and he knows the best inshore spots. He does all types of bay fishing and he’s always after a new record!

Capt. Jon welcomes you aboard his 42’ Glass Marine bay boat, which accommodates up to 14 anglers. She’s powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine that will take you on a smooth and fast ride across the Chesapeake Bay. The boat is equipped with necessary navigational electronics, safety equipment, private toilet, and a live bait tank.

Fishing trips are available year round but the techniques you’ll use can change depending on the season and fish you’re targeting. You can go trolling, bottom fishing, or spinning for Striped Bass (Rockfish), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Black Drum. The first mate will clean your catch but if you had a tremendously successful day and an ice box overflows with the catch – the crew will appoint you to the cleaning station.

The captain moves between different locations around the Chesapeake Bay throughout the season. During the months of June and July, he’ll be launching from Edgewater, in August and September he’ll be fishing out of Solomon’s Island. He spends the rest of his season in Chesapeake Beach. His move dates are subject to change, so make sure you get in touch to find out where you’ll launch from.

Bring your snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. Your fishing equipment is included in the price, while you can order a lunch package for $15 per person.

Capt. Jon loves teaching beginners how to fish and sharing his knowledge. You can come as a curious passenger but you’ll leave the boat as an angler. Your adventure with Reel Attitude starts in Chesapeake Beach – just choose when.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Dec 15
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    More fishing time means more catch! Start this 8-hour adventure with Capt. Jon and have an amazing time. You'll go after Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Bluefish. Your Capt. will prepare your fishing equipment and you can bring your snacks and drinks. Keep in mind the captain launches from Edgewater, MD in June, July, Solomon's Island in August and September, and Chesapeake Beach the rest of the season. Get in touch to make sure you know the exact launch locations.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Dec 15
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Capt. will provide your fishing equipment and a lunch package is also available at an additional price. You'll target Black Drum, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. Keep in mind the captain launches from Edgewater, MD in June, July, Solomon's Island in August and September, and Chesapeake Beach the rest of the season. Get in touch to make sure you know the exact launch locations.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Nov 3
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend this afternoon on the water and go after Mackerel, Black Drum, Bluefish, or Striped Bass (Rockfish). You'll be fishing close to the shore, using different techniques – trolling, spinning, or bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is all about getting the best out of the bottom bite for Perch and Spot. You'll be fishing in areas like Holland Point, Old Rock, and the mouth of the South River. Be sure to bring your own bait for this trip (unless agreed otherwise with the captain). Keep in mind the captain launches from Edgewater, MD in June, July, Solomon's Island in August and September, and Chesapeake Beach the rest of the season. Get in touch to make sure you know the exact launch locations.
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About the Captain

Jon Tkach
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Jon grew up in the area and he's been fishing his whole life. He got his license back in 1998 and started running fishing trips. His favorite part of his job is watching first timers experience fishing. He says that people in his line of business often get complacent with the beauty of nature and seeing others experience it all for the first time reminds him how amazing it is.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Glass Marine (Bay boat) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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3\/4 day trip - 10th birthday
3\/4 day with captain Jon and Scott
3\/4 day with captain Jon and Scott
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Kiyoung K.
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 5.00
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3/4 day with captain Jon and Scott

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Ronald S.
Alexandria, VA
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Half day trip on the Reel Attitude with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   NEW  September 4, 2020
We had an awsome day fishing on the Reel Attitude with Captain Jon.  What a great crew. Captain Jon put us on the fish...
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Timm M.
Annapolis, MD
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We had a blast. We were real beginners and these guys were super helpful and showing us what to do and we even got a Cobia...
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Fishing Reports

Bottom Fishing

August 12, 2020

Guys had a nice afternoon catching spot Read Full Report →


Some nice redfish

August 10, 2020

While the Mackerel didnt cooperate, we did boat a couple nice Reds. Read Full Report →