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.

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
    up to 7 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    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.
  • 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
    up to 7 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    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.
  • 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
    up to 7 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    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
    up to 7 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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).
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About the Captain

Jon Tkach
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 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)
Black Drum
Bluefish
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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:
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Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Kerrie S.
Upper Marlboro, MD
 5.00
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Fishing with Jon

VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
What an awesome trip this was!! This was a surprise for my birthday and turned out to be an awesome day. Captain put us right...
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Jeffrey P.
Manassas, VA
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Half day with Capt Orville and Wink!!

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
Awesome day!! Limited out about 2 hrs in and had a blast. The boat and the gear were in great working order and the crew was...
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Doug M.
Alexandria, VA
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Fishing with Jon

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
Had a vary fun trip with Captain John. And the crew was outstanding. Boat and equipment where vary well maintained and...
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Kamran A.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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Awesome fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 22, 2019
Best half say fishing trip ever. We caught 45 fish, BOB and john were amazing and know where to fish and how to do it. Salute...
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Jason D.
Thomasville, PA
 5.00
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Full day striper

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Fantastic experience.  Couldn’t have asked for a better crew and trip.  A++
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Fishing Reports

Fall means great fishing

November 10, 2019

Cooler temeratures equal fantastic fishing. You can warm up in our heated cabin nd the Rockfish our fat. Read Full Report →


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