Chills Light Tackle Guide Service

Captain Chuck of Chill’s Light Tackle Guide Service invites you to come out for a fun day of fishing on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries. Captain Chuck has been fishing these waters since the age of 6. Yes, 47 years!

The primary fish of choice in Maryland is the Striped Bass, commonly referred to as Rockfish. This fish is aggressive and powerful, making for a fun battle on the water! Other fish such as White Perch, Yellow Perch, Catfish, and newly popular Snakehead fish can be targeted as well.

Captain Chuck is an expert light tackle fisherman as evidenced by his numerous 5-star reviews. You are bound to learn something new during your trip.

He uses several different techniques when necessary, utilizing a “hybrid” approach. Casting lures, using cut bait, or live lining are all in his repertoire of techniques used to catch fish.

Captain Chuck can take out 6 guests on his incredible fishing boat. The boat is a world-class 28’ Sportsman powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha outboard engines. This boat will cruise comfortably at 40 mph and can reach a top speed of 61 mph!

It is equipped with twin Garmin 12” fishfinders, a radar, and an autopilot. It is also equipped with a fully functional electric toilet and freshwater sink.
One of the captain’s favorite features is the Minn Kota Terrova Autopilot 112 lbs thrust trolling motor. Equipped with GPS “Spotlock”, there is no need for an anchor in even the roughest conditions.

All rods, tackle, and bait are provided on the trip. You just bring snacks and drinks!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Nov 7
    $550
    This is a 5 hour trip. I will take you out to the inshore waters where you can target Striped Bass, Bluefish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, and Crappie. A Total of 6 Guests May come on this Trip
  • Private trip
    7 Hour – Eastern Shore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Oct 31
    $650
    During this trip, you will explore the Islands of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in search of Striped Bass. These trips are available from May 16 to October 31. A total of 6 guests may come on this trip.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Nov 7
    $650
    Come out and fish with Captain Chuck for the highly sought-after Striped Bass or other species. Enjoy the thrill of light tackle at its finest! A total of 6 guests may come on this trip.
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About the Captain

Chuck Hill
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
54 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

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
FULLY FUNCTIONAL ELECTRIC TOILET
GPS
VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOPILOT
Fishfinder
2 GARMIN 12” SCREENS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
ALL LICENSES ARE COVERED ON TRIP

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
CHILDREN 6 AND OLDER
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
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Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (52)
Half Day Trip with Capt Chuck
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Tiera R.
Garrison, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 10, 2022
We went on this trip hoping to catch a lot of fish and did just that. Not only did the captain know the best spots to go to...
Tiera R. recommends Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
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Will B.
Cockeysville, MD
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Super fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 16, 2022
We had such an amazing time fishing with Cpt Chuck! He was super knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. We caught 60 fish...
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Scott R.
Nottingham, MD
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Capt Chuck

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 11, 2022
Had a great day on the water!  Capt Chuck is a knowledgeable guide and knows where to find the fish.  We will definitely...
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Luciana B.
Bethesda, Maryland
Excellent
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Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on September 26, 2022
My family had a great time!
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FAQs about Chills Light Tackle Guide Service

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 7 Hour – Eastern Shore Adventure (7 hours)
  • $650 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet FULLY FUNCTIONAL ELECTRIC TOILET
  • GPS VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOPILOT
  • Fishfinder 2 GARMIN 12” SCREENS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Chills Light Tackle Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (ALL LICENSES ARE COVERED ON TRIP)

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
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

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