Southern Girl – Light Tackle

Come spend a day casting artificial lures on the Chesapeake bay aboard our fast and dry 23’ Northcoast center console.  Recreation, education, conservation. Did we have fun? Did we learn something? Were we good stewards of our natural resources? Catch and release are encouraged. 

Where are you located?
We are currently fishing out of Annapolis, MD however we move the boat based on fishing and weather.  Most departures are within 45 minutes of DC and Annapolis. We will determine the precise meeting location the night before your trip. All Striped Bass over 30" will not be netted and will be released boat side after photo.

Is everything included?
Almost. Bring a hat and sunglasses and dress for the day’s weather. Feel free to bring a snack or sandwich. We have all licenses, tackle, and custom rods. Feel free to bring your special fishing rod.

How do I pay?
Contact the captain for details. Tips are appreciated but never expected.

What will we catch?
Striped Bass is our usual target species. August and September find us looking for Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, and Cobia as we move the boat to Southern Maryland waters. Our kids’ trips are focused on bait fishing perch, spot, and croaker.

Why is the boat named Southern Girl?
Southern – warm, sweet, welcoming. Boats are always feminine – Southern Girl.

Is there a toilet?
No. We keep a five-gallon bucket on board for emergencies. The launch ramps usually have porta potis available that you can use before departure.

Is there protection from the weather?
Southern Girl is a center console. She’s designed for hardcore fishing.  There‘s a canvas “t-top” that offers some shade, however, be prepared to be exposed to the day‘s weather.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall (MAX2)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    You and your fishing partner get the whole boat! Fall light tackle striper fishing can be awesome in Maryland waters. Join us as we look for birds and drop artificial jigs on hungry striped bass!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Weekday Light Tackle (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    An afternoon light-tackle fishing trip. Enjoy a sunset bite!
  • Private trip
    Weekday Light Tackle (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    Enjoy a 5-hour light tackle fishing trip. All equipment and licenses are provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    A 5-hour weekend light tackle fishing trip.
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About the Captain

Brian Mccormick
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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18 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Brian McCormick will take you on exciting inshore and river trips. Apart from having a great fishing experience, you'll also learn a lot about nature.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Northcoast (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Side scan and down side to maximize time
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
on occasion we will live line
Lures
Drinks
ice and water provided
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 years and older
You Keep Catch
One rockfish per client.
Catch and Release Allowed
We love watching them swim away!

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Greg B.
Jacksonville, MD
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on June 8, 2022
Captain Brian was an awesome guide.  Striped Bass hitting left and right.  Perfect afternoon.  Highly recommend!
Greg B. recommends Southern Girl – Light Tackle
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Dennis P.
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VERIFIED   Weekday Light Tackle (AM) on October 7, 2022
Dennis P. recommends Southern Girl – Light Tackle
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Jessica M.
Jessup, Maryland
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VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Jessica Morrison on September 19, 2022
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Adam C.
Glen Burnie, MD
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Weekend Light Tackle on May 21, 2022
Cap Brian is Great. Well worth the Money
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John P.
Loganville, GA
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on May 31, 2022
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FAQs about Southern Girl – Light Tackle

Southern Girl – Light Tackle offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fall (MAX2) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour – Weekday Light Tackle (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Weekday Light Tackle (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Weekend Light Tackle (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Girl – Light Tackle, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Side scan and down side to maximize time
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Southern Girl – Light Tackle include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (on occasion we will live line)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (ice and water provided)
  • Fishing License

Southern Girl – Light Tackle offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Southern Girl – Light Tackle offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Girl – Light Tackle include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel