Hooked Up 2 Charters offers a unique fishing experience for all. Your U.S. Coast Guard certified captain, David Bailey, has over 30 years of experience working on the Chesapeake Bay and knows where the best fishing spots are.

If you chose to fish with Hooked Up 2 Charters you will learn some of the trade secrets. The captain and the mate love to have fun while having a productive day on the water and getting customers involved.

You will be traveling in a 40 ft Key West hull pushed by a 450 HP Cummins engine that is designed to get you to the fish comfortably and quickly! The boat is Coast Guard Inspected and Certified to carry up to 20 people. She’s loaded with all the necessary equipment and top-of-the-line Lowrance and Furuno electronics. The boat is equipped with high-quality Penn tackle that will suit all your fishing needs. For the colder early spring and late fall days, the cabin is heated to make an enjoyable fishing experience. Hooked Up 2 also has a head down below for you to comfortably take care of your needs.

The boat fishes from April through mid-December. The fishing style and location changes as fish patterns change throughout the year. Whether you are a new angler or a salty vet, Captain David and his mate cater to make a fun enjoyable experience for the customers.

Hooked Up 2 is based out of Deale, Maryland at Happy Harbor Restaurant but the boat is moved north to Edgewater, Maryland in the summer to Anchor Yacht Basin. Be sure to check with Capt. Dave on where to meet in the morning.

Hooked Up 2 Charters offer trips in the morning, afternoon, and all day to find whatever works for your schedule. The rods, reels, bait, and lures will all be provided for you. The fish can also be cleaned for you as soon as we get back to shore by request to the mate. All you need to bring is whatever snacks and drinks needed to enhance your fishing experience along with baggies and a cooler to get your fresh catch home!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This full day adventure gives you more time to catch the fish of your dreams. Go after Striped Bass, Catfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, and many more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    Let the captain know how you imagined your day on the water and he'll do his best to customize the trip. This is a great adventure, both for experienced anglers and complete novices.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    A fishing trip can be geared to suit your fishing desire. Let the captain know what fish you want to catch or which technique you prefer and he'll do his best to make it happen. All fishing equipment is covered and ready before you even approach the marina.
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About the Captain

David Bailey
Deale, Maryland, United States
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2020
I grew up with a love for fishing and began working on boats in 1987 as a first mate. In 2002, I decided to grow my brand and purchased my own boat, and started running my own trips.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish

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

Boat Specs

Key West (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by a 450HP 450 Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day with Captain Dave and First Mate Ben
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Eric S.
Woodbine, MD
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Perfect Day on the Bay

VERIFIED   Full Day on September 7, 2020
Had the perfect end of summer day, trip started nice and early both the captain and mate were great. Although they call it...
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Scherron L.
Baltimore, MD
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 24, 2020
Captain David and his crew was friendly, informative, courteous & professional.  He took us where the fish were. Literally...
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Clifton, VA
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
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John T.
Vienna, VA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 31, 2021
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Rachana G.
Lorton, VA
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Half day with Captain Dave and First Mate Ben

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
Thank you! A wonderful afternoon- even with a small rain shower while fishing!  These 2 made the afternoon fun for the kids...
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FAQs about Hooked Up 2 Charters

Hooked Up 2 Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $80 per person after 7 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up 2 Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooked Up 2 Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Will be either Provided or caught when used)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Available by First Mate)
  • First Mate (At least a 20% Tip is Customary)
  • Fishing License

Hooked Up 2 Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Chesapeake Bay's feeder rivers)
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

Hooked Up 2 Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up 2 Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout