Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing

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At Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing, they strive every day to make sure they can give their customers the most memorable fishing experience they can. They are a full time light tackle fishing guide service on the Chesapeake Bay.

Captain Drey Thomason is a licensed USCG captain. He believes that light tackle fishing is something every person should have the chance to experience. There is more to fishing than just reeling in a rig. Light tackle puts the fishing in your hands. You feel every head shake and movement the fish makes. The top water blow ups will be unforgettable!

Hop aboard a 22’ bay boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine and features the latest navigational electronics. To make fishing go as smooth as possible, the boat also has a fighting chair, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

You’ll target mainly Striped Bass, but different species vary throughout the year, such as Red Drum, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and more. You’ll use all different techniques and areas from the flats, islands, to deep ledges and structures using artificial lures at all times.

On a good day, it’s easy to boat 100 fish. Captain Drey is a catch and release fisherman and he has always fished for the love of the sport and the fishery. However, if you love a good fish meal, you can keep the fish smaller than 35,’’ except for the Red Drum, which is catch and release only.

If you have never experienced light tackle fishing then book your trip with Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing! It is by far one of the best fishing experiences you will have here on the Chesapeake Bay and it will be a day to remember.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Enjoy some light tackle action for the whole day on the Chesapeake Bay. Target Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Snakehead, Catfish, and many more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Oct 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Light tackle Bull Reds summertime fishing only! This seasonal trip is available from July-October. Take this chance to target one of the tastiest fish out there. Yoru fishing license and equipment are covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Start your fishing adventure in the morning and target Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, and Bliefish. Your captain will advise you what's best to target since some of the species are only seasonal.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    6-hour evening trip 1 pm-7 pm light tackle fishing the Chesapeake bay. You'll mainly go targeting Striped Bass “Rockfish” year round. Depending on the timing of the year, you can also target big Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout.
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About the Captain

Drey Thomason
Solomons, Maryland, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Drey Thomason is a full time light tackle fishing guide here on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Light Tackle fishing is by far one of the most enjoyable ways to fish the Chesapeake Bay. We target a variety of species such as Striped Bass, Red Drum, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and a few other species that swim in our waterways. Most of these species listed are seasonal catches but we are able to fish all four seasons here in Maryland. My boat is well equipped with some of the best tackle and electronics in the game with Backyard custom rods, Florida fishing products reels, Simrad, Minn Kota. Book your trip today and make a memory that will last a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Snakehead Snakehead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Pioneer Boats Bulls Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Emilio U.
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Half Day Trip with Capt Drey Thomason 25 Aug

VERIFIED   August 25, 2020
We had such a fantastic time last month, we decided to go again, and this time brought our neighbor and his son.  After...
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VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
My son and I went out with Capt Thomason for an afternoon of fishing on the bay.  We were reeling in take home size Rock...
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Amazing Day fishing with Captain Drey!!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Captain Drey was very professional,  master of the waterways, accommodating and lead us to all the fishing spots. ...
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Half day trip - outstanding

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Great time with Captain Drey. We all had a great time. Some had a little experience, some none at all. All of us had a blast,...
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
Great day on the water with my son. Capt Drey was a fantastic guide, and we are looking forward to our next trip. Great memories!
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