Miss James Charters Sportfishing

Cooperstown Rd
Tilghman Island MD, United States

Miss James Charters is a family-run fishing charter company that offers professional Rockfish fishing trips in the Chesapeake Bay. The experienced captain and 1st mate will show you the thrills of fishing Maryland’s famous eastern shore and will do what it takes to get you on the fish.

You will be fishing aboard the Miss James II, a locally built Roe Marine boat with a Chesapeake Deadrise fiberglass hull. At 32 ft long and 11 ft wide, the boat has plenty of space for groups of up to six to fish off, and its John Deere marine diesel engine allows it to traverse the local waters quickly and reliably. This is a smooth riding boat that handles the Bay’s chop very well, and while it is a ‘no-frills’ fishing boat, it does feature a private ‘head’ (marine restroom).

The Miss James II is conveniently moored in Tilghman, which allows Miss James Charters to access some of the bay’s best fishing spots easily while also being in a very friendly community. When you fish aboard this boat you will be mainly targeting Rockfish (Striped Bass). The trophy season starts in mid April and runs until mid May. This is the best time to catch a 50 pounder. In late May when the fish start to be a little smaller, there are still plenty to catch. During the summer months you will usually target additional species such as Black Drum and Bluefish, as well as smaller Rockfish. The larger fish usually come back to the bay by October, and Miss James II will usually be seen taking sharter trips out onto the water into December.

Anglers of all ages and ability levels are welcome to enjoy a trip with Miss James Charters, and all the equipment and licenses you will need will be furnished by the company.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Charter
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Rockfish (Striped Bass) in Chesapeake Bay around Tilghman Island and its Tributaries.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    4-6 hour long trip, fishing for Rockfish (Striped Bass) in Chesapeake Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Charter PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    4-6 hour long trip, fishing for Rockfish (Striped Bass) in Chesapeake Bay.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Roe Marine (Pilothouse) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 220HP John Deere engine.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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

About the Captain

Jerry Ashby
Tilghman Island, Maryland, United States
Member since October 2016
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Miss James Charters is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Captain Jerry Ashby and First Mate Teresa Ashby. The pair have over 25 years of experience fishing the Chesapeake Bay and they specialize in helping their clients bring in trophy Rockfish (Striped Bass).
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Matthew
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 5.00
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Full Day on the Bay

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
We booked a full day charter and were appreciative that Captain Jerry called it due to poor weather conditions. The next day,...
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Donald Antrim
Silver Spring, MD
 5.00
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Half-day on the Miss James II.

VERIFIED   October 11, 2018
Had a great time with Jerry and Theresa. Weather was a little rough to start but they handled it exceptionally well. We got...
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David Wagner
Royal Oak, MD
 5.00
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Half Day Charter with Miss James

VERIFIED   June 7, 2018
My first time fishing on Chesapeake Bay was a great success with Miss James Charters! The boat was exceptionally clean, the...
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Bill Mcnamara
Saint Michaels, MD
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Full Day Miss James Charter

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Great day - knowledgeable Capt and 1st Mate- some big fish for this time of season-  would book again.
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Darrell Monroe
Charlotte, NC
 4.00
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Fishing with Jerry

VERIFIED   June 30, 2018
Even though we didn’t have much luck catching fish.  This trip was relaxing and fun!  The crew did everything they...
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