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Potomac Joe's Fishing Service

Fishing the mesmerizing Chesapeake Bay and the historic Potomac River has never been easier. Join Potomac Joe’s Fishing Service for a day and see what brings anglers across the whole country to this area. The most important thing for any angler is how bountiful these waters are, but an important part of the whole experience is also the beauty of its nature. Enjoy passing by the submerged trees, diverse vegetation, wildlife, and historical sites, such as wooden steamships from the WWI era.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Stratos boat that welcomes up to 2 guests. This bass boat is powered by a 225 HP Evinrude engine and features Humminbird Gen 2 navigational electronics - so you can count on reaching the right spot and fast.

Capt. Joe specializes in catch and release fishing for Largemouth Bass. Besides Largemouth, there are many other species you can go after such as Yellow Perch, Carp, Smallmouth Bass, and Catfish. All of them are fun to catch and a delicacy to eat. Depending on the current regulations, you’ll be able to keep your catch (not Largemouth Bass), so start looking for some fish recipes. You’ll mainly use light tackle to get your catch.

The trips are suitable for anglers of all skill levels, so don’t hesitate to join. All you need to do to get ready is to pack some food and drinks for the day. The captain will take care of your fishing equipment by bringing a variety of rods, reels, and lures.

Your guide will typically meet you at Leesylvania State Park dock, depending on weather conditions, and can meet at the National Harbor for an additional charge.

Potomac Joe’s Fishing Service is at your service. Let’s catch some fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $495
    Spend the whole day on the water and maximize your chances for a great catch. You'll use light tackle to get the trophy fish, targeting species such as Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Carp, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $445
    Spend a day with the experienced guide and catch fish you'll be proud of. The departure time is flexible, so let the captain know when it suits you best to start. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekend Sunset
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $420
    This afternoon trip is a great way to experience some fishing action without having to get up early. Target Bass, Carp, Catfish, and Yellow Perch using light tackle. Pack some food and drinks and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Weekdays
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Spend the whole day on the water and maximize your chances for a great catch. You'll use light tackle to get the trophy fish, targeting species such as Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Carp, and many more. Keep in mind that there's a $95 extra charge for holidays.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $395
    Start your day with some fishing action and get back to land just in time for lunch. You get to keep the catch (within regulations), so make the extra effort to catch the fish of your dreams. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekdays
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    Spend a day with the experienced guide and catch fish you'll be proud of. The departure time is flexible, so let the captain know when it suits you best to start. All fishing equipment is included in the price. Keep in mind that there's a $95 extra charge for holidays.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekday Sunset
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $325
    This afternoon trip is a great way to experience some fishing action without having to get up early. Target Bass, Carp, Catfish, and Yellow Perch using light tackle. Pack some food and drinks and you're ready to go. Keep in mind that there's a $95 extra charge for holidays.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Weekdays (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    Start your day with some fishing action and get back to land just in time for lunch. You get to keep the catch (within regulations), so make the extra effort to catch the fish of your dreams. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain. Keep in mind that there's a $95 extra charge for holidays.
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About the Captain

Joseph Tinsley
Indian Head, Maryland, United States
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2021
Captain Joseph has over 30 years of fishing experience. It all started when he was a kid, fishing with his family. At only 15 he bought his first boat and fell in love with Bass fishing. Since then, he has won many tournaments, some of them local and some on the state level.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Carp Carp
Catfish Catfish

Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Boat Specs

Stratos (Bass boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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We (Raihan and Rakin) enjoying a smooth ride
Raihan caught a 9.13 pound catfish
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captain Joseph Tinsley

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekdays on August 9, 2021
Joe is knowledgeable of the waters he fish. It took us some effort to get our first bigmouth bass. Before we could get frustrated,...
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Alicia L.
Arlington, VA
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6 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekend on August 7, 2021
Our fishing trip with Joe was fantastic! He was so incredibly knowledgeable. We had a blast and learned so much at the same...
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Shane A.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Weekend on October 3, 2021
Joe works hard to find fish that your after.  Very much appreciated . Had a great day of conversations and truely enjoyed...
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Rey M.
Arnold, Maryland
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8 hr trip with Capt Joe

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Weekdays on April 24, 2021
Cold start and very low tide made for hard fishing but Capt Joe knew where to they were and we still caught quite a few bass....
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Salisbury, MD
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) on October 23, 2021
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FAQs about Potomac Joe's Fishing Service

Potomac Joe's Fishing Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Weekdays (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Weekday Sunset (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekdays (6 hours)
  • $395 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Weekend (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Weekdays (8 hours)
  • $420 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Weekend Sunset (4 hours)
  • $445 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekend (6 hours)
  • $495 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Weekend (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Potomac Joe's Fishing Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Humminbird Gen 2 )
  • Fishfinder (Humminbird Gen 2)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Potomac Joe's Fishing Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (For VA & MD - DC Lic. bought by customer if needed)

Potomac Joe's Fishing Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Potomac Joe's Fishing Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (6-12 lb line)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Potomac Joe's Fishing Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Perch (Yellow)