“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!

The state of Maryland will close the Striped Bass season (Rockfish) starting July 16th through July 31st, 2021. During this period no targeting of Striped Bass will be permitted. During this closure period, you will be targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, and Norfolk Spot.



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 20
    $700
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    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!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 20
    $850
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Lucky Strike Fishing Charters
Deale, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
158 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Shawn Brumley and his team, Captain Tawn Tipsword and Captain Kenny MacEwen, 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Perch (White) White Perch

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
15-20% tip customary
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, 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 158 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Full day trip on lucky strike
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Half Day with Captain Shawn
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Matthew T.
Alexandria, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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PM trip with Captain Shawn and Captain Tawn

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (PM) on September 10, 2022
Great trip with Captain Shawn and Captain Tawn for the 1pm to 7pm trip. Caught a few different types of fish (rock fish, bluefin,...
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Chara P.
Clinton, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day AM

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 24, 2022
Great time! We are neighborhood families that took our kiddos on their first charter and/or fishing experience, in some cases...
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Michael K. J.
Frederick, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Shawn

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2022
Although it was a rough day for fishing across the board for everyone. Shawn and Tawn were great. They did everything possible...
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Brien H.
Tucson, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 5, 2022
E are just back from an all-day trip on the Lucky Strike out of Deale, MD. Captain Kenny put us on the fish and First Mate...
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Andrena A.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half of day with Capt Shawn

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on August 27, 2022
We didn’t have a good day of fishing, they just wasn’t bitting. We did enjoy ourselves on the boat. The water was too ruffled,...
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FAQs about Lucky Strike Charters

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lucky Strike Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Lucky Strike Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% tip customary)
  • Fishing License

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lucky Strike Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel