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Fin Hunter Charters specializes in light tackle fishing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay. If you need a fishing story, Captain Tim is your guide. With the fishing opportunities abound, the Chesapeake Bay is a unique estuary. It is home to Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Croaker, Redfish, and White Perch.

Conveniently located just a short drive from DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the crew invites you to join them aboard the “Fin Hunter.” It is a 40’ Robbins, perfect for accommodating up to 6 anglers. The Fin Hunter comes powered by a 375 HP Cummins engine and is well-prepared for the current bite. Her navigational electronics include Furuno fishfinder and radar, a VHF radio, and Simrad NSS GPS. Inside, there is a toilet, a much-needed thing when spending your day on the water!

All Chesapeake Bay fishing trips with Capt. Tim can be customized to meet your specific needs. In late winter and early spring, the crew head to the local warm water for Striped Bass. Further into spring, the trophy season comes to the waters of the Mid Bay Area out of Breezy Point. In the summer and autumn months, you could join the crew in the waters out of Deale. Come winter, and you could enjoy the incredible fishery around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

All trips come with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with gear, tackle, bait, and lures. You won’t have to worry about purchasing a fishing license, the captain got you covered. Catch-and-release is encouraged, but you can feel free to keep your catch within the recreational fishing limits.

Join Fin Hunter Charter Fishing for a memorable fishing experience on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay!



Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Martina M.
Alexandria, Virginia
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 day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   Afternoon Fishing Trip on September 2, 2023
We had a nice day on the water with Tim and Jim! My boys got a little taste of what it’s like to catch bigger fish, and we...
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Justin A.
LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Afternoon Bottom Fishing on August 18, 2023
Captain Tim is the man! We made sure our outing with one of our partners was fun the entire time. I will be booking with Captain...
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Laker A.
Orion Township, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Morning Fishing Trip on August 13, 2023
He drove around till he found us the fish. Could’ve been the most fun I’ve ever had fishing. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
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Allan M.
Huger, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   Afternoon Fishing Trip on June 2, 2023
Great Captain and crew, they were very attentive to the needs of the Hook Line & Heroes Veterans. **hidden content**
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John S.
Duncansville, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Morning Fishing Trip on August 19, 2023
Excellent day fishing. Wonderful experience.
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FAQs about Fin Hunter Charter Fishing

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - 1/2 Day Afternoon Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 1/2 day Morning Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Afternoon Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Morning Fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Hunter Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Garmin 7212
  • Fishfinder Hummingbird Solix with Side Imaging
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Sink, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Pot
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Hummingbird Open Array

Trips booked with Fin Hunter Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (20% Tip Customary for mate)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Hunter Charter Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Tim Smith
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
33 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Tim Smith is a passionate angler. Having spent the last 20 years fishing the Chesapeake bay and the eastern shore seaside bays, Tim has gained the vast experience and knowledge. For Tim, there is nowhere else he would rather be than on the water chasing Striped Bass (Rockfish)!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Perch (White) White Perch

Boat specs

Robbins (Pilothouse) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 375HP CAT engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Garmin 7212
Fishfinder
Hummingbird Solix with Side Imaging
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Sink, Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Pot
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
20% Tip Customary for mate
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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