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 18 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. No food or drink provided.

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
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 18 - Dec 15
    $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
    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 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $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
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 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) Striped Bass
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
18 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Terrence E.
Hillcrest Heights, MD
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
Started out a rough and rainy day. Thunder storms delayed the trip. Decided at the last minute to go. Hit the water 20 minutes...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 25, 2021
We were a bunch of inexperienced girls for our first official fishing trip on Reel Attitude.  The crew had a great attitude,...
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Lisa H.
UPPR MARLBORO, MD
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Such a great day!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on August 1, 2021
We booked a half day trip and had an amazing time!  Jon and crew are so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and all around great...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
Great day on the bay. Great captain and crew.  The took care of all 11 of us.  Can’t wait until the next trip.
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Odenton, Maryland
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2021
We planned this trip as a Father’s Day gift for our husbands. They had a blast were taken care of by Capt Jon.  Highly Reccomend!
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FAQs about Reel Attitude

Reel Attitude offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 7 guests - Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Reel Attitude include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Penn and Akuma)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (If manageable; only small amounts)
  • First Mate (20% tip expected)
  • Fishing License

Reel Attitude offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Reel Attitude offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Attitude include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Spanish Mackerel