Schooled up Charters is the premiere Light tackle guide service for Chesapeake Beach.  We offer something for everyone.  From world class experiences for "Hard core" anglers to family trips! 

Captain Travis is a local to Chesapeake Beach and a experienced angler.  This charter covers the inshore area of the Chesapeake Bay. And as a school teacher he has all the patience in the world for children and loves to run family trips.

You’ll be exploring the local waters on board the locally built Judge Yachts center console. She’s spacious enough to take on groups of up to 6 guests per trip. It also boasts the latest fish finding equipment too, so you know you’re in good hands.

Additionally, the charter covers your Maryland fishing license. You can bring your own snacks and water and, if you get lucky, you’ll get to keep your prized catch. What’s more, the crew will help you with the cleaning!

We use only the highest quality fishing rods and reels as well as tackle! No need to bring any gear on board. Just bring your food and drink. We have a iced cooler on board for your food/drink too!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Catfish trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 15
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $500
    We will be targetting blue catfish. Bring s cooler and fill up. There is NO Limit on how macy you keep!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    Catfish trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 15
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $500
    We will be targetting blue catfish. Bring s cooler and fill up. There is NO Limit on how macy you keep!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Family trip am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $525
    The four-hour trips are perfect for families and those wanting to experience the Chesapeake Bay. Light tackle fishing is exciting and can be as “hands-on” or “hands-off” as you want it to be. The captain is a teacher by trade, so he has lots of patience with younger children and new anglers. This is geared towards children and is primarily a bottom, fishing trip, for more action. Please note that if you would like to primarily target Striped Bass you should book a 5-hour trip.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Family trip pm
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $525
    The four-hour trips are perfect for families and those wanting to experience the Chesapeake Bay. Light tackle fishing is exciting and can be as “hands-on” or “hands-off” as you want it to be. The captain is a teacher by trade, so he has lots of patience with younger children and new anglers. This is geared towards children and is primarily a bottom, fishing trip, for more action. Please note that if you would like to primarily target Striped Bass you should book a 5-hour trip.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    AM Bottom fishing trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $550
    Come enjoy a day on the bay. All fishing tackle and baits are provided. We can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    Bottom fishing trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $550
    This trip with target spot and perch primarily. Bait and tackle provided!
  • Private trip
    Family Cast and Crab AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $600
    This is a great trip for famiky and those who want a unique andventure on the chespeake bay. We will crab with hand traps so eveyone can help! Even the little ones. After crabbing we will shift gears and catch some bottom fish. Kids love the action.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Crab
    Crab
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    Family Cast and Crab PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $600
    This is a great trip for famiky and those who want a unique andventure on the chespeake bay. We will crab with hand traps so eveyone can help! Even the little ones. After crabbing we will shift gears and catch some bottom fish. Kids love the action.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Crab
    Crab
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    Summer special Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $675
    This Trip is designed to give you and your party a opportunity to Target sportfish such as Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Striped bass. You may get lucky and catch a Bull red drum or Cobia!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Summer special Morning trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $675
    This Trip is designed to give you and your party a opportunity to Target sportfish such as Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Striped bass. You may get lucky and catch a Bull red drum or Cobia!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    1/2 day Trip AM ***Most Popular***
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $750
    This is the most popular trip! We will target species based on what on the crews input and the species available to target. May-June Full day rockfish and speckled trout July-sept - Spanish mackerel , Bluefish, Rockfish, Red Drum and Cobia. Oct- Dec - Best time of year for striped bass action!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day trip PM ***Most Popular***
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Dec 31
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $750
    This is the most popular trip! We will target species based on what on the crews input and the species available to target. May-June Full day rockfish and speckled trout July-sept - Spanish mackerel , Bluefish, Rockfish, Red Drum and Cobia. Oct- Dec - Best time of year for striped bass action!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Trophy Striped Bass PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Mar 31
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $750
    These trips offer a shot at a fish of a lifetime on light tackle on the Chesapeake bay.
  • Private trip
    Light tackle trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $800
    This is a authentic experience on the Chesapeake Bay. You will be casting artificial bates on custom rod and reels. Launch locations and times may change based on the bite.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 30 - Sep 1
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $900
    This trip allows us to explore the Chesapeake bay and target numerous species of fish.. We will we using the finest tackle and lures. These trips are very popular.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Trophy Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 30 - Sep 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,100
    We will target trophy red drum on light tackle. We will we using the finest tackle to target Red Drum in the 40-50" class. As well as bluefish and spanish mackerel. Cobia are often in the mix as well. These trips are very popular.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
July fishing trip
Amazing trip
Family Fishing Fun on the 4th
+18
Angler rating
15
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
88%
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James E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent service

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Family trip am on July 20, 2024
All I’m going today is a group of 6 guys caught 310 fish all decent size. The equipment and boat was definitely well...
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Krystina W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Very helpful and nice

VERIFIED   4 Hour Family trip am on June 16, 2024
The whole time the Captain was asking our input on what we would like to do. Previous trips on other charters, there was none...
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Jessica B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Family trip Afternoon on June 15, 2024
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Alok G.
Washington, DC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing trip

VERIFIED   Bottom fishing trip PM on July 8, 2023
Very practical and sincere advice He saw we were willing to listen and kept the tempo of fishing by nonstop catching...
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Jennifer Z.
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Family trip am on July 14, 2024
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FAQs about Schooled Up Charters

Schooled Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Catfish trip AM (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Catfish trip PM (5 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Family trip am (4 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Family trip pm (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - AM Bottom fishing trip (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - Bottom fishing trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - Family Cast and Crab AM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 5 guests - Family Cast and Crab PM (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Summer special Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Summer special Morning trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 5 guests - 1/2 day Trip AM ***Most Popular*** (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 5 guests - 1/2 Day trip PM ***Most Popular*** (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Trophy Striped Bass PM (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Light tackle trip PM (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Trophy Red Drum (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Schooled Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Basic boat toilet
  • GPS Two Simrad 12" Evo
  • Fishfinder Top of the line side imaging and
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar Open array radar

Trips booked with Schooled Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Not including bottom fish)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Yes )

Schooled Up Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

Schooled Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Preferred method year round)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Limited if client wants to troll for macks/cobia)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Our main fishing method)

Top targeted fish species with Schooled Up Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Travis Long
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Travis is a fully licensed fishing guide in Maryland. Additionally, he's a native of Southern Maryland and has been fishing these waters since he was a child. He's a full-time teacher, and has been teaching for over 20 years and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay. His fishing adventures are focused on helping you become a better angler while enjoying a wonderful day with your friends and family on the Bay. It will be a “hands-on” or a “hands off” light tackle fishing experience. It's totally up to the anglers to decide. You'll have the unique opportunity to have a personalized experience. ''Whatever it takes'' is his motivation to catch fish or to simply spend time on the water having fun. Make your reservation today.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Judge Yachts (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Preferred method year round
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Limited if client wants to troll for macks/cobia
Spinning
Jigging
Our main fishing method

Amenities

Toilet
Basic boat toilet
GPS
Two Simrad 12" Evo
Fishfinder
Top of the line side imaging and
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar
Open array radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Not including bottom fish
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Yes

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
We welcome children and offer family trips!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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