Screaming Eagle Charters

Screaming Eagles offers an excellent charter for fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. The company is based in Neavitt, Maryland, which is 15 minutes from St. Michaels. The crew know the hottest spots where the fish are hiding in and around the Bay, the Choptank River, and Miles River. Whether you have never held a fishing rod in your life or you are a hard-core angler, a day out with Captain Herman is a lot of fun.

You will go out aboard a 32-foot Sport fishing boat, originally built in 1977 and fully up hauled in 2015. It comes powered by for a 380 HP Cummins Diesel engine for a fast and comfortable ride. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the vessel gestures a 13-foot beam and a large cabin with the latest navigational electronics and big moving windows for a lot of fresh air. There is a live well loaded with bait, since you will be doing a lot of fishing. And for you maximum comfort on the water, the vessel is equipped with a toilet.

Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay can get your hands full of exciting species. You simply can’t miss the opportunity to target Rockfish (Striped Bass), the official Maryland State Fish. Those are tough fighters and make nice table fare.

The trophy Striped Bass season begins the third Saturday of April and goes through June, but you can also catch the fish in summer and fall. As bait becomes available, Captain Herman uses spinning reels with cut or live bait, which is caught fresh every day. In the fall, as bait is no longer available, the crew resort back to trolling or jigging. When the water temperature gets warm, Captain Herman trolls for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Later in July through September, you can spin with live or cut bait. If you feel like doing something different, you can also go bowfishing for Bull Nose Stingray in June.

All trips come with all quality rods and tackle, along with lures, bait, and license. The crew will send you catch home filleted and packaged, ready to go straight into the frying pan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 22 - Dec 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Full day trips are approximately 8 hours of fishing and includes fishing license, rod, reel, tackle, bait and or lures, fish filleting and packaging. All you need to bring is food and drinks. During the Spring Trophy Stripe Bass season, we troll with 18-20 rods (the third Saturday of April-June) April 15-May 15 it is 1 Stripe Bass per person 35” or greater. May 16-December 15 it is 2 Stripe Bass per person 20” or greater. July-September we switch up to spinning rods with cut or live bait.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 22 - Dec 15 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    This price includes fishing license, rods, reels, bait and or lures, fish fillet and packaged. All you need to bring is food and drinks. Departure time can be changed if 6 AM is too early. During the Spring Trophy Stripe Bass season, we troll with 18-20 rods (the third Saturday of April-June) April 15-May 15 it is 1 Stripe Bass per person 35” or greater. May 16-December 15 it is 2 Stripe Bass per person 20” or greater. July-September we switch up to spinning rods with cut or live bait.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 22 - Dec 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    This price includes fishing license, rods, reels, bait and or lures, fish fillet and packaged. All you need to bring is food and drinks. Departure time can be changed if 6 AM is too early. During the Spring Trophy Stripe Bass season, we troll with 18-20 rods (the third Saturday of April-June) April 15-May 15 it is 1 Stripe Bass per person 35” or greater. May 16-December 15 it is 2 Stripe Bass per person 20” or greater. July-September we switch up to spinning rods with cut or live bait.
  • Private trip
    Striped Bass Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - Nov 30
    $300
    May 16, 2019-November 30, 2019 Stripped Bass season 2 fish per person, 19" or larger. May 16-June trolling for striped bass. Usually mid to late June switch up to light tackle, cut bait and chum. Mid July light tackle and live bait. October and November back to trolling.
  • Private trip
    Trophy Striped Bass Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - May 15
    $300
    Trophy Striped Bass Season begins April 20, 2019-May 15, 2019. 1 fish per person, 35" or larger. Come on out and catch the largest Striped Bass of the season!
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About the Captain

Herman Haddaway
Neavitt, Maryland, United States
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101 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
Captain Herman Haddaway is a Talbot County native. Herman is a 3rd generation fisherman, who grew up on the water catching fish, crabs, and oysters on Maryland Eastern Shore. He knows the waters in and around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries like the back of his hand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Trojan (Express cruiser) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 380HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Bowfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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Great half day trip with Captain Herman

VERIFIED   Striped Bass Season on September 7, 2021
Had a great experience with Captain Herman and his mate Brandon! They went out of their way to make sure we got our limit of...
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Half day trip for 10 year old

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 7, 2021
Captain Herman and his first mate were wonderful at working with our 10 year old grandson. We were all novices and the captain...
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VERIFIED   Striped Bass Season on June 29, 2021
We were on the fish from the drop of the anchor.  Captain Herman and Son were not only attentive but a lot of fun to be around. ...
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Half day trip on Fathers Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 20, 2021
Booked this trip for my husband and his 3 friends for Father’s Day. He loved it!!! The captain and first mate were great...
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A lot of fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 6, 2021
Captain Herman and his mate went over and above to try to get us to catch our limit, they did a great job and made everything...
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FAQs about Screaming Eagle Charters

Screaming Eagle Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $150 per person - Striped Bass Season (4 hours)
  • $150 per person - Trophy Striped Bass Season (6 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Screaming Eagle Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Screaming Eagle Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (I supply all rods & tackle)
  • Live Bait (I supply all bait needed)
  • Lures (I supply all lures needed)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (we fillet and package your catch)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Boat License covers all anglers)

Screaming Eagle Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Mid Chesapeake Bay and rivers)
  • Inshore Fishing (Mid Chesapeake Bay)

Screaming Eagle Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling (Spring & Fall or for Blues & Spanish Mac)
  • Spinning (with live bait or cut bait July-Sept.)
  • Bowfishing (Bull Nose Sting Ray June only)

Top targeted fish species with Screaming Eagle Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Spanish Mackerel