Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition

Enjoy a day on the water with Capt. Brian Thomason, in his new 28’ Sportsman 282 TE, named Second Chance. He will always try his best to provide a top-notch light tackle fishing charter.

Fishing is his passion, and he truly enjoys his time spent on the water finding fish for his clients. He’s always willing to teach and go the extra mile to make sure that every trip is a memorable one. This area is blessed with one of the best fisheries on the East Coast, with many opportunities throughout the year for Striped Bass, Redfish, Cobia, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout.

Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Children are welcome aboard. The captain will provide fishing licenses and all the necessary gear. It’s always a good idea to bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses.

The Second Chance is the perfect fishing machine with the best of electronics, a 1/2 tower for sight fishing, trolling motor for shallow water fishing, or spot locking over a structure. It also has plenty of comfort for family trips, including a toilet on board.

Brian is a co-captain of Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing, and always dreamed of being excited to go to work every day. Now that has become a reality since joining his son’s company and becoming a light tackle charter captain!

Target species change with the season from chasing the migrating giant Stripers, fishing the huge Red Drum schools, jigging the schooled-up Stripers in the fall, or summertime shallow water fishing. You will not find a harder-working captain who will always focus on making sure it is an enjoyable trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 hour Trip – Light Tackle
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    A half day trip, fishing the Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and many other species upon request.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    A full day of fishing the Chesapeake Bay for multi-species. The time of year will dictate the style of light tackle fishing we will be doing.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1
    US $800
    Chasing the huge Red Drum when they're in our waters. Usually, starting around early July through early September. Max of 4 anglers
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Redfish
    Redfish
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FAQs about Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition

Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 5 hour Trip – Light Tackle (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Red Drum (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay.)
  • Flats Fishing

Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Brian Thomason
Solomons, Maryland, United States
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I have owned a roofing company for over 20 years and always dreamed of waking up and being excited about going to work. Fishing has always been a passion of mine since an early age, and I enjoy sharing fishing experiences with others while making new friends and clients in this business. I have purchased the boat of my dreams, and it's the perfect fishing machine; spacious and comfortable with all the high-end equipment to ensure fishing success. Now that I am a captain, I look forward to every day spent on the water and the excitement the day may bring!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay.
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fish eluded us but we had so much fun - we didn\u2019t care
Great Trip!
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Pearl K.
Saint Charles, MD
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Like Your Best Friend Has A Boat

VERIFIED   5 hour Trip – Light Tackle on July 22, 2023
We had the best time ever on the water fishing with Capt. Brian! We are newbies and wannabes who ride on a boat every 10 years...
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Ben H.
Leonardtown, MD
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   5 hour Trip – Light Tackle on August 19, 2023
This was a great day on the water with Capt Brian. He was professional and easy to work with. He has a clean, new boat, with...
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Dana C.
Huntingtown, Maryland
Excellent
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Fish eluded us but we had so much fun - we didn’t care

VERIFIED   5 hour Trip – Light Tackle on August 21, 2023
Captain Brian is an utmost professional. Even though the fish weren’t biting, we listened to great music, told jokes, and...
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Jerry M.
Excellent
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   5 hour Trip – Light Tackle on October 31, 2023
Brian was an excellent guide! Pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable about the bay and rivers in the area! Awesome experience!...
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Robert A.
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Great day of fishing with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   5 hour Trip – Light Tackle on June 25, 2023
Captain was on time boat was nicely equipped. The captain knew the water and took us to several locations with no issues.
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