Fin Hunter Charter Fishing

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 25
    $649
    If you are an early bird, this is your trip. Target Striped Bass, Redfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and whatever else is biting close to the shore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Oct 25
    $649
    This trip will see you testing the water of the Chesapeake Bay, going for Striped Bass, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, and many other species.

About the Captain

Tim Smith
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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19 Customer Reviews
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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

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kyle K.
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Awesome time, seasoned pros!!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 4, 2021
Captain Tim and 1st mate Jim were AWESOME!!! Had a great time… hit our limit in just a few hours and then went and hit some...
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Absolutely loved Fin Hunter!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 21, 2021
These guys were AMAZING. We hit our limit of rockfish in just a couple hours due to their killer skills, then they took us...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 22, 2021
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Washington, DC
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 1, 2021
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 13, 2021
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FAQs about Fin Hunter Charter Fishing

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $649 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $649 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (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
  • Ice Box

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 type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

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

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