The Fishing Detective Guide Agency

The Fishing Detective Guide Agency is located in Marbury and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Kenneth will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snakehead and Bass, depending on the season and conditions on the day. Snakehead Trips are very popular on the Potomac and the Potomac is the best Northern Snakehead fishery in the world.

The Potomac trips will have varying start times as well as launch locations. It is necessary to communicate with the captain so that these times/locations can be discussed.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 21’ Ranger boat that can safely take up to 2 anglers. All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. The Fishing Detective is partnered with Simms, Yeti, Quantum, Seaguar, Kuiu, Fishing Complete Inc, TH Marine, Vortex Optics, Woo Tungsten, Ardent Outdoors, Bigmouth Lures.

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The Fishing Detective Guide Agency offers only catch and release trips, so any fish you catch will be returned to the water. The captain can’t guarantee fish but he can guarantee that he will work as hard as possible. Capt. Kenneth fishes over 160 days a year to do his best to make memories with his guests. You’ll be fishing with artificial lures so a big part of success will be down to your skill. Whatever the skill level, Capt. Kenneth believes that a guest will walk away knowing more about fishing than when he arrived.

Book your trip now and hit the water with The Fishing Detective Guide Agency.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Potomac Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $300
    A four-hour Bass fishing trip on the tidal Potomac River. The launch and starting times vary from day to day depending on weather, season, and fish activity. Launch locations include Smallwood State Park, Leesylvania State Park, Gravelly Point, Ft. Washington Marina and Slavins Boat Ramp. The fishing is done with artificial lures and is catch and release. The captain tries to pick a time/location where tides provide the best opportunity to catch fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Potomac Snakehead
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $300
    The half day trip is 4 hours on the tidal Potomac River with varying morning and afternoon start times. The launch locations also vary from Washington DC to southern Maryland. I primarily use Smallwood State Park for snakehead trips and we offer these trips from June 1 through fall. PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT STARTING TIMES VARY.
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About the Captain

Kenneth Penrod III
Marbury, Maryland, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time 16 hours
Member since October 2021
The Fishing Detective is the "hardest working guide on the river" with an impeccable reputation and over 40 years of experience. Kenneth Penrod III has no criminal history, CPR/first aid certified, drug tested, fully chartered insured, and licensed to guide in DC, VA, MD and PA. The Fishing Detective is a nationally published writer, son of Fishing Hall of Fame Potomac River guide, former treasurer and vice chair of MD DNR Catcha Poacher Program and Black Bass Subcommittee. The Fishing Detective served a calling for 27 years in law enforcment only to be rewarded by a higher power so that he can now live his dream.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Snakehead Snakehead

Boat specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 67 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
$20 dollar charge and pay for broken
Lures
must pay for lost lures
Fishing License
on Potomac the boat is licensed

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory
except for snakeheads

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

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Half day with Capt Kenneth Penrod III

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Potomac Bass on August 10, 2022
We had a lot of fun out on the water with the captain. Lovely boat, captain knew his stuff and was upfront about the chances...
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Robyn W.
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Half day with Captain Keneth Penrod

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Potomac Bass on August 27, 2022
Our half day on the water was such a great experience. Picked up lots of tips from Captain Ken and had a blast catching bass...
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Wayne J.
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First Ever Snakehead!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Potomac Bass on June 23, 2022
Great trip! Excellent Guide. Excellent Eauipment. Extremely courteous.
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FAQs about The Fishing Detective Guide Agency

The Fishing Detective Guide Agency offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip – Potomac Bass (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip – Potomac Snakehead (4 hours)

When you book a trip with The Fishing Detective Guide Agency, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lowrance
  • Fishfinder Lowrance

Trips booked with The Fishing Detective Guide Agency include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ($20 dollar charge and pay for broken)
  • Lures (must pay for lost lures)
  • Fishing License (on Potomac the boat is licensed )

The Fishing Detective Guide Agency offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers )

The Fishing Detective Guide Agency offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with The Fishing Detective Guide Agency include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Snakehead