Chills Light Tackle Guide Service

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service invites you for an enjoyable fishing experience in the waters of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Fishing alone or with up to 3 other anglers, you’ll have the support of Captain Chuck Hill all the way. He is a USCG Master Licensed Captain and a Licensed Maryland Fishing Guide whose goal is for you to have fun and catch fish.

Captain Chuck will take you out to Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay waters, where an abundance of fish species can be targeted year round. You can target Striped Bass, Yellow and White Perch, Bluefish, Catfish, and Crappie. You can decide whether you wish to target just one or multiple species. You call the shots.

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service will take you out on 24’ Sportsman Masters center console, powered by a 300 HP Yamaha Outboard. She’s decked out with dual power poles, and a remote-controlled trolling motor featuring “Spotlock”, which combine to make this the ultimate guide vessel. This vessel also possesses dual 12” Fishfinder screens with radar. She’s fully equipped with all USCG-required safety equipment such as lifejackets, first aid kit and a CPR trained crew, too.

For an unforgettable fishing experience, make sure you follow Guide Chuck’s advice and bring your camera so you can capture the most magnificent moments on the water. And your catch, of course!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Nov 7
    $450
    Fishing the Upper Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and surrounding Tributaries for catfish, White and Yellow Perch, Striped Bass, Crappie, and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    Maryland Eastern Shore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 16
    $450
    During this trip you will explore the Islands of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in search of Striped Bass. These trips are available from May 1st to May 31st.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Nov 7 (Mon, Wed, Thu)
    $400
    This is a 4-hour this that will take you out to the inshore waters where you can target Striped Bass, Bluefish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, and Crappie. This trip has limited availability during the week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Nov 7
    $400
    This is a 4-hour this that will take you out to the inshore waters where you can target Striped Bass, Bluefish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, and Crappie. Morning and afternoon hours available.
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About the Captain

Chuck Hill
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
5 Fishing Reports
49 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Hello, I am Chuck Hill, a United States Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain, and Licensed Maryland Fishing Guide. I have over 46 of Fishing experience, and would like to share it with you. It does not matter if you are a Novice or Experienced Angler. My goal is for you to have an enjoyable time while fishing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and it's Tributaries. I run Trips on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay from Mid May until Mid November.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie

Perch (White) White Perch
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jamie B.
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on October 8, 2021
excellent trip today just like last time not only is the captain top notch he works his tail off to put you on fish and make...
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Arlene F.
Baltimore, MD
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Fishing with an eight year old

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Afternoon on July 15, 2021
We had a great day. Beautiful afternoon. Captain Chucks boat is amazing. We were quite impressed with the high level of technology...
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May C.
Everett, Massachusetts
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Chesapeake Bay Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Morning on August 27, 2021
Had a great morning fishing trip with Capt. Chuck and First Mate Nick! We had a great time catching many large stripers and...
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Francis P.
Adelphi, MD
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Father's Day Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 20, 2021
Had a great experience with Captain Chuck fishing on Father’s Day.  He was very attentive to us in the group, finding different...
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VERIFIED   Maryland Eastern Shore Adventure on May 28, 2021
Second trip with Capt Hill. Always recommended. Weather was a bit blowy but despite not ideal conditions we still caught about...
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FAQs about Chills Light Tackle Guide Service

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Morning (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Maryland Eastern Shore Adventure (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Perch (White)
  • Perch (Yellow)