Capt Jerry of Miss James Charters

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.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

32 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay area
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
Bass (Striped)
Black Drum

Spanish Mackerel
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Depending on the season
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Depending on the season
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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 twenty years of experience fishing the Chesapeake Bay and they specialize in helping their clients bring in trophy Rockfish (Striped Bass).