Strike Zone Charter Fishing

Strike Zone Charter Fishing will take you on an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay with a professional crew, dedicated to giving you the best fishing experience possible. Captain Wally Williams has been fishing these waters for over 45 years and he knows all the best spots to get you hooked. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, your trip will be catered to best fit your preferences.

Your boat for the day is a spacious 42’ P. L. Jones pilothouse, outfitted with all the amenities you need for a successful day on the bay. She comes with top-of-the-line navigational and fishfinding technology, planer boards, a fighting chair, live bait tank, and more!

The cabin is air-conditioned for those hot summer days and heated in the winters. The inside is comfortable and has plenty of space for the whole family to kick back and relax. She also comes with a private restroom, making her perfect for those all-day trips.

Kids ages 7 and up are welcome to join in on the action. Capt. Wally is an excellent instructor with decades of experience teaching kids how to fish. He loves taking families out on the water and showing people why Chesapeake Bay is the best place to learn how to fish.

You’ll be targeting Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and many more, depending on the season. You’ll have the option of bottom fishing, trolling, or jigging and your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, as well as live bait and high-performance lures.

All you need to bring is a cooler for your food and drinks, and zip-lock bags for your catch. Just arrive 30 minutes before departure, and the rest will be taken care of. Come on down to Solomons, MD and get ready to create lasting memories with Strike Zone Charter Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – July to December
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 15
    $800
    July through December 1, the captain offers family friendly trips targeting a variety of species. depending on what's available. Come spend a pleasant, safe day with the crew, targeting a mix of Bluefish, Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, and others. These are great trips for families, or for friends looking to get outside in a safe environment.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – July to December
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Nov 30
    $660
    During these trips, you'll target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and you might get lucky and catch a Rockfish (Striped Bass) or two. These are NOT trips that actively target Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing – Spot, Perch & More
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 1
    $650
    You'll target Spot, White Perch, and other bottom fish that are available on your chosen date. The crew will supply 3 dozen blood worms and 1 large box squid for bait. You can use our fishing rods free of charge or bring your own.
  • Private trip
    Rockfish trips Oct thru Nov ONLY
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    On these trips, we will be targeting Rockfish (Striped Bass) only. This is a great time to catch Rockfish that are fattening up for the winter. Cool crisp fall weather makes an ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy a day of catching Rockfish!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Special Offer
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $365
    The 3 hour trip is perfect for 1st timers, families with kids, or those of you that just want to spend a few hours relaxing and catch a few fish. They make a great birthday gift! All bait, rods and reels, licenses, and ice are included. You'll stay in calm waters targeting Spot and other fish that are good to eat! Departure time can be adjusted.
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About the Captain

Wally Williams
Solomons, Maryland, United States
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9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2019
Captain Wally Williams holds a US Coast Guard 100-Ton Master License and has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay for over 45 years. He owes his father, Major Charles Williams, USAF (ret) instilling his passion for fishing, as well as his love for the bay. He put a rod and reel in his hand at a young age and since then, no one could separate him from the water. Capt. Wally promises to do everything he can to put you on lots of fish and to make your trip entertaining and full of action. He invites you for a fun day of fishing on the historic Chesapeake Bay! Leave all your worries back at the dock and get ready to have a productive day with Strike Zone Charter Fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Perch (White) Perch (White)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

P. L. Jones (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 700HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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

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Marco F.
Saint Charles, MD
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Awesome morning for beginners!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Special Offer on July 22, 2021
Although we were running late, Capt Wally & Ms Sharon made sure that we get there in a timely fashion and made the experience...
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Leah S.
Hyattsville, Maryland
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3 Hour Trip with Captain Wally and First Mate Sharon

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Special Offer on September 11, 2020
Bottom fishing for spot, croaker, sea trout, and whiting. Wanted a great first experience with fishing from a boat for our...
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Rockville, MD
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3 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Special Offer on August 1, 2021
I booked this trip for my family of 6. We went bottom fishing, caught several spot and croaker and had a lot of fun. Capt....
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Smithsburg, MD
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Father's day fun

VERIFIED   Small Group Rockfish Trips on June 22, 2021
I booked this trip with Strike Zone Charter for my ‘boys’ and their father.  Capt. Wally and his first mate were absolutely...
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Wallace H.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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3 hr bottom fishing trip with Captain Wally

VERIFIED   3 Hour Special Offer on July 3, 2021
Captain Wally and Mate Sharen made our fishing trip an awesome birthday experience for my son.  He was so excited and wants...
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FAQs about Strike Zone Charter Fishing

Strike Zone Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $365 per group - 3 Hour Special Offer (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Rockfish trips Oct thru Nov ONLY (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Bottom Fishing – Spot, Perch & More (5 hours)
  • $660 per group - 5 Hour Trip – July to December (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 7 Hour Trip – July to December (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Strike Zone Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Fully enclosed, private restroom )
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers (Planner boards, when applicable )
  • Ice Box (Large fish box filled with ice )

Trips booked with Strike Zone Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tipping policy: 20% )
  • Fishing License

Strike Zone Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (The Chesapeake Bay )
  • Nearshore Fishing (The Chesapeake Bay )

Strike Zone Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Strike Zone Charter Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel