Captain Keith Barker

On My Trailer. Launch From Va…
Alexandria VA, United States

Captain Keith Barker specializes in fishing the tidal Potomac from Chain Bridge to St. Clements Island in Maryland. Keith is a tournament-knowledgeable guide, a true professional with thousands of hours of experience and many outstanding catches. His knowledge and expertise have gained him a lot of repeat customers and friends through his career. Captain Keith Barker is also a guide with Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Guide Service. If your favorite kind of fishing is catching – Captain Keith Barker is the best choice.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Captain Keith Barker aboard his fully tournament rigged Ranger Bay 2400 boat. It comes powered by a 225 HP Mercury OptiMax engine and can take up to four guests. Originally built in 2007, the vessel was fully upgraded in 2015. Its navigational electronics include Generation 3 HDS Lowrance sonar, 3 D Structure Scan Sonar, Chirp Sonar, Sirius Satellite Weather, and GPS MFD. As well as that, the boat is rigged with a trolling motor, Power Pole, and a live bait tank. Lowrance, Simrad, Case Plastics, Kick’n Bass, and B&G equipment is all used on board. Captain Keith also uses Mizmo Tube Baits, Rapala Crank Baits and Big Mouth Spinnerbaits and is a Pure Fishing Select Angler.

Captain Keith Barker will take you fishing the tidal Potomac River, as well as The Pocomoke and The Chester Rivers. Keith is very familiar with tournament-level techniques and knows how to land Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, and Catfish. You will be taken to the spots where you can be competitive, spinning, trolling, and bottom fishing while enjoying the beauty of the DC monuments.

Each trip with Captain Keith Barker comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. You can feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board if you want. As well as that, you need to purchase your Washington DC licenses online prior to the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Catfish/Stripers
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish for monster blue Catfish or Stripers. Use artificial bait for Striped Bass and live/cut bait for blue Cats. All pricing is plus expenses which the Captain caps at $50 unless you loose or break equipment. Maximum 3 anglers (extra $50 charge for 3rd angler) (no half day trips for stripers or blue cats.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Large/Smallmouth Bass
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    During this trip, you will be casting artificial baits for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. All pricing is plus expenses which the Captain caps at $50 unless you loose or break equipment.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Panfish/Catfish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Catch panfish and/or small Catfish using live and cut bait. The Captain will provide rods, reels, and bait. All pricing is plus expenses which he caps at $50 unless you loose or break equipment. Great trip for kids 10 n& up. Parent/adult required to accompany kids.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Large/Smallmouth Bass
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you casting artificial baits for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Captain Keith provides rods, reels, and baits. All pricing is plus expenses which he caps at $50 unless you loose or break the equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Panfish/Catfish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Target Panfish and small Catfish with live and cut bait. All pricing is plus expenses which the Captain caps at $50 unless you loose or break equipment. This trip is great for kids under the age of 10, but the parent/adult is required to attend.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped)
Catfish

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 225HP Mercury OptiMax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Lures
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Keith Barker
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Member since February 2017
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Capt'n Keith Barker is a native Washingtonian. He learned how to fish when he was a young child He caught his first Bass over 50 years ago on a Hula Popper on the Ohio Canal. He’s been hooked on Bass and Cat-fishing ever since. Ask him about his secret weapon for Monster Blue Cats in the Potomac River. He has fished the Tidal Potomac River since he was in high school. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and a licensed Maryland Freshwater & Tidal Water Guide. He drives a Ranger Bay 2400 fully tournament rigged boat, power is a 225 HP Mercury OptiMax. It's equipped with two 12” Touch Screen, Generation 3 HDS Lowrance sonar/GPS MFD’s including 3 D Structure Scan Sonar Chirp Sonar and Sirius Satellite Weather. He is a Lowrance, Simrad, B & G, Case Plastics and Kick’n Bass Pro Staffer and a Pure Fishing Select Angler. Capt’n Keith has volunteered as a BSA adult leader for over 20 years serving as a Scoutmaster & merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troop 403 in Bowie, MD.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 91%

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Captain Keith has a lot of experience fishing in this area and provides very helpful instructions for folks who are new or like me just haven’t been fishing in many years.

Fished June 24, 2018
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Great experience and in very capable hands with Captain Keith. We didn’t get as many fish as we hoped but Keith new all the waters and tried lots of different areas for us.

Fished June 18, 2017
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Had a great day on the Potomac River with Captain Keith Barker.  He has a top of the line fully rigged Ranger boat.  He is an extremely knowledgeable fisherman and has constantly but me on the fish…

Fished April 18, 2017
Keith Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 2, 2017

Thank you Bill.  Our success is due in no small part to your fishing skills. It is always a treat for me to have you on the boat.  I’m looking forward to our next say on the water.

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