Rock On Fishing is a father and son business that takes pride in what we do. Capt. Scott and his son fish all over the Middle and Lower Bay and have a network of captains so they constantly stay on the fish. Come experience what the world-famous Chesapeake Bay has to offer. This father-son duo has fished the Chesapeake Bay area for the majority of the anglers’ lives and has a combined experience of over 26 years. Bring your kids and learn to fish with Rock On Fishing!

This team is committed to providing you with an unforgettable fishing experience whether you want to hunt for Striper (AKA Rockfish), Perch, and Bluefish, cast a fly at Bull Redfish or Cobia, sight fish the Eastern Shore’s islands for a mixed bag, or build your own custom trip. Your crew has the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and expertise to put you on the fish!

During the Chesapeake Bay fishing charters season, anglers are able to chase various species of fish the bay has to offer utilizing light tackle, fly, and live bait techniques. On each of its adventures, the crew tailors the perfect fishing experience based upon its guests’ skill sets and objectives with respect to the species targeted. Come and learn about some of the crew’s exciting fishing adventures in the Chesapeake Bay’s Middle and Lower Bay.

The boat you’ll be using is a 28’ Pathfinder that can safely take up to 6 guests, including those using wheelchairs. The boat comes with a toilet, wireless trolling motor, and an ice-box. The crew will take care of everything you need for a wonderful day on the water. Just remember to bring some food and you’ll be set to go.

As a father of two and grandfather, Capt. Scott takes special joy in ensuring an amazing trip for anglers of all skill levels. If you’re looking for an upbeat captain to provide you and your family with the trip of a lifetime, look no further!

Book a trip with Rock On Fishing, the crew guarantees you won’t be disappointed!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Family Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $495
    The crew loves to take families and kids! On these trips, Captain Scott usually brings his wife Laura to help. Being parents themselves (and now grandparents), Capt. Scott and Laura take special joy in ensuring an amazing trip for anglers of all skill levels and ages. They love teaching as much as they love fishing. If you’re looking for an upbeat pair to provide you and your family with the trip of a lifetime, look no further!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Build Your Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $595
    Want to catch a specific species? Don't want to fish the whole time? Want to explore Maryland by boat? The crew offers all of that. From dolphin to sunset cruises, to eco-tours, to going island hopping and swimming. You pick what you are going to do in addition to fishing and the crew provides the boat, safety, and expertise.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $595
    Experience hands-on light tackle jigging and top-water fishing for a variety of different species. You will be fishing for Red Drum, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. To keep you on the best fishing possible, you move where the fish moves! Therefore, the location, time of launch, and time of return may change some due to fish migration. Rockfish (Striped Bass) and Perch are also targeted.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    Have a memorable time using hands-on light tackle jigging and top-water fishing for many different species. You and the crew will be chasing "Rockfish", Perch, Red Drum, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish. In order to have the best chance of making a catch, you and the crew will move with the fish! This makes the exact location and start/return times subject to change.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip–Cobia, Redfish, Trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 15
    $795
    Conditions are sensitive but when the stars come together, Maryland is home to some of the best Cobia fishing on the planet. The crew lives for this time of the year. Here’s a summary of a typical day. Depart at first light and run down the bay at blistering speed till you're in the area. You'll get on the front casting deck waiting for the crew to call out a fish. You cast, work the bait, then BAM! Fish on! That’s what sight fishing for giant Cobia, Redfish, and Trout is all about. Captain's favorite!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    Eight hours of hands-on fishing using light tackle jigging and top-water fishing. You and the crew will go after for Striper, Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, as well as Bluefish. Due to fish migration and the crew's desire to secure the best fishing opportunities for you, the departure/return times and locations will vary.
  • Private trip
    Full Day–Fall Striped Bass Nov-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $995
    For these trips, you will fish the most remote waters you can find in Maryland. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s been hiding in your backyard. Using slightly different techniques than most, the crew puts high numbers of mid-20", sometimes as big as 40″ plus fish in the boat daily. Top water, fly fishing, jigging or any combination can make for a fun and exciting day, don’t wait to contact us and book now. Some of the biggest fish the captain has caught comes from this time of year!
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About the Captain

Scott Barmby
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Captain Scott has been a licensed USCG captain for 17 years and was a licensed waterfowl outfitter in Manitoba, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and Maryland while owning a successful waterfowl guide service for 16 years. Captain Scott was also in the automotive industry for 40 years and is a laryngeal (vocal cord) cancer survivor. He retired from the automotive industry in 2022 due to complications from vocal cord cancer. Now, he takes that same drive and expertise to chase elusive gamefish with fly and light tackle. He has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay since moving to the Annapolis area 12 years ago. He prides himself on teaching and sharing fishing techniques with anglers of all skill levels and encourages passengers to take part in all aspects of the trip. Whether it is your first time fishing or you are a highly-skilled angler looking for a fish of a lifetime, Captain Scott will work hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 425HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
The crew can try to accommodate anyone.

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Not included in the trip

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

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Recent Fishing Reports

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last few days report
July 8, 2022
We fished Friday and Today. Good rockfish bite in the middle bay! Had some reports of a great top water bite Sunday with the overcast skies. Today we were south looking for COBIA. Boated one but was 38.5 in and was not a legal fish...but fun!!! Beck at it Wednesday thru Friday.

Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Francesca F.
Washington, DC
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Mommy & Me Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Build Your Trip! on July 29, 2022
Captain Scott was very attentive in his instruction of my 6-year old son during our excursion. We had lots of equipment available...
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Dino E.
United States
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On the Water with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Family Fishing on July 8, 2022
(Captain) Scott is affable, knowledgable, patient, and engaging.  His boat is clean, inviting, and FAST, but also smooth across...
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Carl B.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 1, 2022
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Misty G.
Arlington, VA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Family Fishing on July 16, 2022
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FAQs about Rock On Fishing

Rock On Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $495 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Family Fishing (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Build Your Trip! (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip–Cobia, Redfish, Trout (6 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day–Fall Striped Bass Nov-Dec (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rock On Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Rock On Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Rock On Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rock On Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rock On Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout