Griffin’s Guide Service LLC is a premier light tackle charter located in Annapolis/Chesapeake Beach and offers to show you a memorable time on the Chesapeake Bay. If you haven’t experienced a true light tackle fishing trip with artificial bait on the Chesapeake you’re missing out! If you are looking for a trophy fish of a lifetime or a fun action-packed fishing trip for your family, they have a unique trip for you!

Capt. Steve will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 3 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Rockfish (Striped Bass), Redfish, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Perch, Black Drum, and Cobia, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, fly fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 28’ Seahunter Floridian boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet and wireless trolling motor. Safety features like radar, FLIR thermal imaging (night vision), and all necessary coast guard safety equipment can ensure you make it back to the dock safely.

All premium rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Griffin’s Guide Service has partnered with a local custom rod builder to provide the perfect amount of power and sensitivity to catch your fish of a lifetime. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Griffin’s Guide Service LLC.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trophy Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Mar 30
    $850
    This is your best chance to catch a trophy Striped Bass (Rockfish). Large migratory Striped Bass come from the ocean into the bay and its rivers to spawn. Intercepting these beautiful giants on their journey is an experience that every fisherman should have! Catching them on light tackle is exhilarating. We also find trophy Speckled Trout this time of year. Braving the cold weather is often rewarded with a fish of a lifetime. These trips are focused on fish of quality over quantity. Catch & Release Only
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Mar 31
    $850
    Experience hands-on light tackle casting, jigging and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Mar 31
    $850
    Experience hands light tackle casting, jigging and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Mar 31
    $975
    Experience hands-on light tackle casting, jigging and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Mar 31
    $975
    Experience hands-on light tackle casting, jigging and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – May-July
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 14
    $1,100
    Experience hands-on light tackle casting, jigging and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – September-March
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 16 - Mar 31
    $1,100
    Experience hands-on light tackle casting, jigging, and top-water fishing with artificial baits for Striped Bass (Rockfish). Meeting location and time may vary to provide the best experience possible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Giant Redfish/Cobia
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 15
    $1,200
    This is Captain Steve's favorite time of the year! The area is full of 40-50+ inch Bull Red Drum. Large hard fighting Cobia cruise on the surface providing world class sight casting opportunities. Bluefish and Striped Bass create feeding frenzies on bait balls while Spanish Mackerel jump several feet out of the water. Fishing trips this time of year are nothing short of spectacular offering the most diverse and memorable catches. Your fish of a lifetime may be just one cast away.
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About the Captain

Steve Griffin
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
USCG Licensed Captain Steve Griffin has lived and fished in the Chesapeake Bay region for his entire life. He spent his 20s and early 30s restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a stream restoration specialist. His understanding of the local waterways, currents, tides and hydraulics gives him a great advantage in fishing situations. He has a passion for showing people the incredible experiences the Chesapeake has to offer. Captain Steve prides himself in his ability to teach his refined light tackle fishing techniques to anglers of all backgrounds and skill levels. He believes there is so much more to a charter fishing trip than what is typically offered. Capt. Steve is a loving family man who finds great satisfaction in coaching young clients into success on the water. Nobody will work harder to ensure you have a successful and enjoyable experience on the Chesapeake Bay.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Seahunter 28 Floridian (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 300 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
For parties of 5 and up *Works for Tips ONLY*
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Christine V.
Kensington, Maryland
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3/4 day trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on May 22, 2022
Our family has chartered about a half a dozen boats on the Chesapeake for maybe a total of a dozen trips. Captain Steve’s...
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Joseph O.
Hinsdale, IL
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Griffin Fishing Guide

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 12, 2022
Capt. Steve, his fishing boat and his condo rental were all first class. Steve is a wonderful guy, a highly experienced fisherman,...
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Greg F.
Arnold, MD
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3/4 Day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2022
This was an amazing trip out of Chesapeake Beach. Easy to get to, short ride to fishing areas, highly skilled Captain who knew...
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Richard J.
Champlin, MN
Very good
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Half day fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on April 11, 2022
we were miss lead by booker fishing, they told us that stripped bass season was open and it was not. very unhappy with booker...
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FAQs about Griffin's Guide Service

Griffin's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Trophy Striped Bass (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – May-July (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – September-March (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Giant Redfish/Cobia (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Griffin's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Griffin's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (For parties of 5 and up *Works for Tips ONLY*)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Griffin's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Griffin's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Griffin's Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout