Chesapeake Bay - 42’ Retirement Fun

412 Congressional Drive
Stevensville MD, United States

Join Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing for a fishing charter on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Departing from the Queen Anne Marina in Stevensville, this experienced charter company will put you on the best fish in the Bay from April to December.

“Retirement Fun” is a 42 ft Jones Bay Built boat that comes powered by twin 300HP CAT diesel engines. It boasts a large and wide back deck that has ample space to accommodate up to 12 anglers, while the vessel comes fitted with GPS, fishfinder, radar, VHF radio, toilet, heating, live bait tank, and a sound system for your enjoyment.

Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing use high-quality Penn and Okuma reels with Ande rods, with over 70 combinations of rods and reels for you to tackle Striped Bass and Bluefish. The crew will be on hand to guide you through the best productive methods while you head out on one of their morning or afternoon full day trips.

All trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, as well as live bait, lures and fishing licenses. Catch cleaning and filleting is included - please don’t forget to tip the first mate. Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing is flexible with pickup and drop off points on Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries, and they can accommodate to suit you.

Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing’s fleet of large boats are the perfect vessels for holding special events such as birthdays, bachelor parties, corporate events, team building, and booze cruises, while the crew can arrange catering packages at an additional cost. If you are looking for something more relaxing, they also offer scenic Bay and Lighthouse tours.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 90
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay for Stripers, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. Remember the mate works for tips only.
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 90
    each additional person
    An eight hour fishing trip for up to 12 people. You will be fishing for Striped Bass as well as Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. All rods and reels are included - please don't forget to tip the mate.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Jones Bay Built (Other) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 300HP CAT diesel engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
17 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

Rich Schott
Stevensville, Maryland, United States
Member since November 2015
19
I have been fishing for over 36 years, and have spent the past 20 years exploring the Eastern seaboard between Florida and New England. In 1992 I moved to Maryland, where I have been fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, however, as I now reside in the Annapolis area, the Chesapeake Bay has become my regular fishing grounds.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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We had an excellent time with Captain Rich and his crew!! Awesome fun!! They know how to put ya on fish and have an awesome technique! Would recommend those guys to anyone in the Bay Area to go check out! Thanks guys, much needed time off from work!!

Fished August 12, 2018
Rich Schott (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 13, 2018

Thanks! We look forward to having you all back again soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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Pros -
Captain and first mate were terrific - great guys, fun, helpful, knowledgeable, etc.  I would recommend them any day.
Boat and equipment were first rate. 
We caught a lot fish, although nothing that big

Cons/Be aware of:
Once you catch your limit you are done fishing - regardless of how long you’ve been out.  We booked a half day afternoon trip on Saturday and a full day morning trip on Sunday.  On Sunday we caught our limit within 90 minutes - we were done for the day.  There is no catch and release so that you can continue fishing.  Next time I will be sure to insist that we fish for a different species if we catch our limit early.

Be sure to ask if you’ll be catching just one species or a variety.  The websites will list several, but depending on the season you might be fishing for and catching just one kind of fish.  Could get boring after a while. 

We traveled about 80-90 minutes to reach our fishing spot.  More travel time equals less fishing time. 

We fished in about 10 feet of water and dropped our lines straight down.  When we caught a fish it was in the boat in about 30 seconds. 

Every boat in the area fished in the same spot - they all go to where the fish are biting.  You could be surrounded by 20+ boats.

Although we caught quite a few fish, it IS possible that you’ll catch zero. 

I think the time of year is the most important factor.  It determines what kind of fish you catch, how many, and how big.  Might determine travel time in the boat as well. 

 

 

Fished July 28, 2018
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These guys work hard to make sure you are on fish and enjoy the day. Very helpful and great teachers.

Fished July 14, 2018
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