The Marion - Chesapeake Bay Fishing

8188 Forest Glen Drive
Pasadena MD, United States

The Marion understands that everyone needs a fish story. Fish aboard this boat, and you’ll reel in a big one!

Captain Randy and his popular crew specialize in making memorable fishing adventures for kids of all ages. Docked just half an hour from the Baltimore and Washington Beltways, this is your chance to fish the scenic Upper and Middle Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Chesapeake Beach with a fun and enthusiastic crew.

The Marion is a classic Deadrise boat that was built specifically for fishing the Bay. Both fast and comfortable, she is fitted out with 12 fishing stations to allow groups to get the most out of their time on the water. And when you are not fishing, simply enjoy relaxing on the comfortable seating inside the boat, enjoying the views of this magnificent waterway. With an enclosed bathroom with a sink on board, you will not have to sacrifice your comfort to go fishing.

You won’t be sitting around for long. In fact, you will be fishing within half an hour of leaving the dock. Your target species will be anything from the famous Striped Bass to Trout and Bluefish, depending on the season.

Early Spring is the best time to catch a trophy Striper - fish from mid-April until mid-May and you will be in with the best chance of catching a huge fish. That’s not to say that summer fishing isn’t also good - try chumming or live lining to catch a Striped Bass on light tackle, or come slightly later in the year to troll for Bluefish and Seatrout. Family groups might be more interested in bottom fishing for species such as Perch, Catfish, Spot, and Croakers - it’s up to you.

Fresh bait is provided for you to use - you will generally be livelining with spot or chumming with menhaden. All rods and reels are provided for you to try the best local fishing techniques, and the crew will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of your adventure.

Charters run from Mid-April through December.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be departing at 6 am and returning to the dock at 2 pm for a full 8-hour trip on the water. You will be fishing within 30 minutes of leaving the dock, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Seatrout, and more depending on the season.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)

Boat Specs

Markley (Classic) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 425HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

46 ft
30 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Randy Bailey
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
Member since January 2017
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished August 6, 2017
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Outstanding, my friends can’t wait to go again. Captain Randy and first mate are most definitely first rate! It was everything and more. Don’t worry about a thing if it’s fish you want it’s fish you’ll get!!! Professionalism doesn’t get any better!!!

Fished June 25, 2017
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