Desperate Measures Guide Service

Based out of Dameron, Maryland Desperate Measures Guide Service is your ticket to world class Light Tackle and Fly Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Capt. Cole will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle, fly fishing, bottom fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 5 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and Redfish, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 26’ C-Hawk boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat features an ice box and a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, terminal tackle and fish cleaning are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing.

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

There will be complimentary snacks and drinks aboard for your convenience during the trip, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Up for a family trip? This is a children-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Desperate Measures Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Grab some friends or bring the family out for a 6 hour morning or afternoon fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay! These 6 Hour trips can be action packed if your looking for something fun to do for a few hours while your in town. Everything is provided, All you have to do is hop on the boat and catch fish!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Mar 15
    US $800
    Our 8 hour fishing trips give you unlimited options on how to tackle the day. Start the day with top water fishing, looking for that surface bite, then run down big Redfish and Cobia up and down the bay. This trip gives you the possibility to fish multiple tides and change up tactics without feeling rushed for time. Mixed species days are the goal on 8 hour trips. We will employ multiple tactics through out the day to give you the greatest light tackle fishing experience the Chesapeake Bay has to offer!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Red Drum/Cobia Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 10 - Oct 1
    US $1,000
    On an 8 hour Red Drum and Cobia trip we will focus only on catching a fish of a lifetime. These trips require a lot of searching but often end up in reward for the anglers when they witness the pure chaos and adrenaline rush provided by these impressive fish. We will target Red Drum and Cobia with spinning tackle or fly fishing gear which ever you prefer. The Southern Maryland area of the Chesapeake Bay where I am located is the only place you will find this impressive fishery.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Redfish
    Redfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Anna H.
Baltimore, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Very Knowledgeable and Friendly

VERIFIED   4 Hour Light Tackle Evening Trip on August 2, 2023
My son and I had a great time.
Anna H. recommends Desperate Measures Guide Service
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Maureen W.
Saint George, VT
Excellent
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Fishing with Cole

VERIFIED   4 Hour Light Tackle Evening Trip on August 21, 2023
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Robert F.
Edgewater, Maryland
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

6 Hour Trip – Light Tackle on January 30, 2023
Captain Cole is like a hound dog on the water looking for a bone. He never gives up until he finds it. Great atitude...
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Tim R.
Washington, DC
Excellent
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Afternoon with Captain Cole

VERIFIED   4 Hour Light Tackle Evening Trip on May 5, 2023
Awesome day fishing and Cole made it easy to book and get on some big stripped bass.  I would highly recommend getting on...
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Stephen R.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
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Great day on the Potomac.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Light Tackle Evening Trip on April 5, 2023
If you want a great water experience for your family, yo u cannot do better than Captain Cole. Definitely plan to charter with...
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FAQs about Desperate Measures Guide Service

Desperate Measures Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 6 hour (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Light Tackle (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Red Drum/Cobia Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Desperate Measures Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin with side scan
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Desperate Measures Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Desperate Measures Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Desperate Measures Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Desperate Measures Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Cole Langley
Dameron, Maryland, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
I was born and raised on the water in St. Mary's County on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. I grew up in the charter fishing business. My father ran charter boats my entire life and as soon as I was old enough to help I jumped on board. Now I still help run charter boats alongside him as well as run light tackle trips on my 26' C Hawk for smaller groups looking for a personalized day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

C-Hawk (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin with side scan
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.