Lucky Strike Charters

75 reviews
In demand!

“Lucky Strike Charters” welcomes all angling enthusiasts to experience the thrill of fishing the Chesapeake Bay! Based in Deale, Maryland, you’ll launch out of Happy Harbor Marina with Captain Shawn Brumley. It’s the ideal opportunity to have a fun and action-packed experience with one of the best guides in the area!

Hop aboard a 46’ Markley pilothouse boat, which can accommodate up to 17 anglers. This seaworthy fishing machine is rigged with all the top navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. Make good use of the outriggers to cover a larger surface area and use the anchoring system to stay in place.

What’s more this vessel is wheelchair accessible and is fitted with a toilet to make long trips more comfortable. The icebox keeps your catch fresh and the live well helps to entice the bite.

You’ll target a variety of legendary Chesapeake fish in the bay’s inshore and nearshore waters. Use light tackle to hook Striped Bass and Bluefish and brush up on your bottom fishing skills to hook Croaker. Fall is the ideal time to go jigging for Seatrout and to target trophy Bass.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a complete novice, Capt. Shawn is happy to accommodate your skill level. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a successful day and at the end of the trip, he’ll clean and fillet your catch. All you’ll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy.

The crew works hard to make sure you have a good time and a 15–20% tip is customary. Experience one of the most prolific fisheries in the US with Lucky Strike Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 20
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This package is ideal for any angler looking to spend a full day fishing the Chesapeake Bay! Depending on the season, you will dedicate your time on the water to chasing Bluefish, Striped Bass, Black Drum, and Croaker. Gear is taken care of by Capt. Shawn, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 20
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Head out bright and early to take advantage of the productive morning bite and be back on shore by noon! You'll explore the prolific waters of the Chesapeake Bay in search of Striped Bass, Croaker, Black Drum, and Bluefish. Capt. Shawn brings along all the gear you need for a successful day. Pack drinks and snacks and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 13 - Apr 15
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a 6 hour half day evening Charter thats departs at 2:30 PM and returns at 8:30 PM.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 20
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you prefer to fish in the afternoons, opt for a PM trip that'll see back on the shore just in time for dinner – hopefully with fresh catch in tow! You'll explore the inshore and nearshore waters of the Chesapeake Bay in search of Striped Bass, Croaker, Bluefish, and Black Drum. All you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy – everything else is taken care of!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Spend 6 hours fishing the Chesapeake Bay with other likeminded anglers on a shared fishing adventure! You'll target some of the most famous residents in these waters including Striped Bass, Croaker, and Black Drum. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Shawn brings along everything you need. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Shawn Brumley
Deale, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
75 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Shawn Brumley and his team have over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The crew specialize in catching Striped Bass, Black Drum, and Bluefish. Capt. Shawn enjoys taking big groups of people out, showing them the beautiful waters of Maryland, and, of course, putting them on fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Perch (White) Perch (White)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Markley (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 490HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
17 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
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6 hour fishing trip
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Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Vy N.
Hampton, GA
 5.00
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Sunny Day Chasing the Clouds Away

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
Picture a sunny day with wafting breeze, minimal clouds, and it was 82F degrees at the highest on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe...
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William D.
Alexandria, Virginia
 5.00
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Lucky Strike Phenomenal Experience

VERIFIED   October 26, 2019
I had the most wonderful experience with my Family and Lucky Strike Crew.  This boat by far has the best Captain and Mate. ...
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Scott C.
Potomac, Maryland
 5.00
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And a great time was had my all

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
We had a wonderful time out on the water today.  We caught about 40 fish Between five of us. The captain and mate are...
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Tamara M.
New York, NY
 5.00
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Half day booking

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
There’s a reason Lucky Strike is rated high, they deserve it. Although we needed to drive 2 hours to where the fish were,...
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Rory W.
Hyattsville, Maryland
 5.00
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6 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 24, 2020
Started out slow, but the Captain would not quit trying to get us some fish. There were 9 of us and the Captain and first mate...
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