Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC

Head out into the Chesapeake Bay for an unforgettable adventure with Smokin’ Reelz Charters. You’ll be fishing alongside an experienced guide who’s learned to navigate these waters as a young kid, so no matter your level of experience, you can rest assured that Captain Thomas Hosselrode will put you on some massive fish!

The Spring season is the best time to troll for Striped Bass because the big ones come up into the bay to breed. After Spring comes to an end, Capt. Thomas likes to take his guests chumming for smaller Stripers, something that’s fun and enjoyable for everyone. During the Summer months, you can also do some light tackle jigging for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Spotted Seatrout as well.

With the captain’s vast expertise and knowledge of the Chesapeake, you can expect to reach some of the most productive fishing grounds in no time! The boat’s twin 320 HP CAT engines will also help to bring you where you want to be even quicker.

His 40’ Deadrise comes fully outfitted with everything you’d need for a full day of fishing. This includes outriggers, navigational equipment, a live bait tank, private head, and safety gear. The deck is spacious, fits up to 6 guests comfortably, and is perfect for families with children.

Along with the boat’s amenities, you’ll fish like a pro using top-quality Penn rods and reels. Live bait and lures are also provided on each trip to ensure you have the best experience possible while you’re out on the water. You’ll also have a first mate on board to help you with anything you need. However, if you are a more experienced angler, you can request to not have a first mate at all. Just let the captain know in advance.

Smokin’ Reelz Charters has everything you’re looking for and more. Your fishing license is included in the price, so all you need to bring are extra layers of clothing, some food and drinks, and a positive attitude. Get ready to work up an appetite and reel in some big Stripers right in time for dinner!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    Spend a full 8 hours on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay trolling, chumming, live lining or jigging for Stripers! Work up an appetite and take your catch home for dinner. Depending on the season, you may also encounter Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish as well. Penn gear and live bait are included in the cost, so just bring some extra layers of clothing, snacks, and some drinks and get ready for a fun-filled adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $675
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $675
    Hit the waters in the early morning and troll for some beautiful Chesapeake Stripers. 6 hours is perfect to get some good fishing in, snap some great photos, and head back to shore right in time for lunch. Depending on the season, you can also target Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Spotted Seatrout. Gear and bait will be provided, so just be to bring extra layers in case it gets chilly, some snacks and drinks, and get ready to create lasting memories with Smokin' Reelz Charters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $675
    Don't feel like getting up early? Then make it a afternoon trip. Enjoy an afternoon of fishing. Times can be adjusted to fit your availability.
  • Private trip
    Cobia/redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 15
    $400
    Trolling or chumming gor cobia and reds.
  • Shared trip
    Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $170
    3 hours of bottom fishing for spot and perch.
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About the Captain

Thomas Hosselrode
Solomons, Maryland, United States
15 Fishing Reports
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Thomas Hosselrode has been fishing on the Chesapeake Bay since he was 5 years old. His step-dad use to take him out on his boat and he fell in love with the feeling of being out on the water and fishing. When he became old enough to commandeer on his own, Capt. Thomas bought his own boat and started off as a first mate. He eventually became a licensed captain and began running his own charter business. If there’s one thing that Capt. Thomas is really good at it, it’s putting his customers on some big Stripers! His passion is contagious and he really enjoys sharing his lifelong experiences and stories with others. Book your next fishing trip with Smokin’ Reelz and create some lasting memories on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Cobia Cobia

Perch (White) White Perch
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Deadrise (Bay boat) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 320HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
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
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 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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John G.
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Half Day Trip with Smokin’ Reelz Charter LLC

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekend on July 10, 2021
The trip was amazing. From the start the Captain kept in good communications with us. We fished for some Spots to use as live...
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Nhu L.
California, Maryland
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Half-day Trip with Captain Tommy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
My family and I had an amazing time fishing with Captain Tommy and his first mate Blake. My wife and I, plus three kids (ages...
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Steven E.
Stafford, VA
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Full day Plus with Capt. Thomas Hosselrode

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 7, 2021
Five of us went out on 5-7-21 on the Island Queen. What a great boat -  extremely well maintained and clean. Size limit on...
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Full day with Captain Thomas

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 12, 2021
We had some first timers in our grout and Captain Thomas and is first mate was so helpful and patient. We caught plenty of...
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Larry A.
United States
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Half day trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 7, 2021
Very accommodating, listened to what we hoped to do and made it happen. Went out of his way to make it a memorable trip for...
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FAQs about Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC

Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $85 per person - Bottom Fishing (3 hours)
  • $200 per person - Cobia/redfish (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip – Weekend (5 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (20% tipping is customary)
  • Fishing License

Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Smokin’ Reelz Charters LLC include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout