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
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    Hit the waters in the early morning and troll for some beautiful Chesapeake Stripers. Five 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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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.

About the Captain

Thomas Hosselrode
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
10 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Perch (White) Perch (White)
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 18 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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James S.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   October 17, 2020
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Deborah H.
Springfield, VA
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Half day trip rocked!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 14, 2020
Booked a half day.  Captain was awesome and knew all the best spots.  We are new to bay fishing and still pulled...
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Morgan Y.
Westminster, MD
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 8, 2019
This was an awesome mom and daughter trip! We caught tons of fish! Captain Tom was so helpful and even worked up a sweat because...
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Bolivar, WV
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 28, 2019
Wet on a chartered fishing trip with my brother-in-law Kevin captain Tommy was an excellent captain to take us out to do this...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 1, 2019
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