Vista Lady Fish invites you to spend a day on the waters of the world-famous Chesapeake Bay any day of the year! The crew of Vista Lady follows Striped Bass on the Chesapeake Bay year round, so any time you want to go out is good for them. They know how the fish moves, when it spawns and feeds and are able to use their knowledge and experience to put you on the fish.

Fishing is done aboard their Bay Built Classic boat that can take you and up to five friends fishing. She is 42’ in length with a 13.5’ beam. Powered by a 350 HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots, this boat is steady and fast. It features a fishfinder to locate the fish, an icebox for the catch, a livewell for the live bait, and many safety features.

The vessel is comfortable and therefore suitable for children as long as they are accompanied by adults. There is a toilet on board for your convenience, as well as air-conditioning inside the cabin. With ample deck space and a good amount of shade provided by the cover, this boat is great for all day adventures.

Captain Jeff Popp has fished the waters of Maryland professionally since 1994 and is always up for making the most of the trip for his guests. Jeff will provide St Croix rods, Penn and Shimano reels, tackle, and professional guidance. Your fishing licenses are included and so is the fish processing at the end of the trip.



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Chesapeake Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 15
    $720
    This is an afternoon fishing trip for Striped Bass using a variety of techniques depending on the weather conditions and the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Rockfish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $750
    This is an morning fishing trip for Striped Bass using a variety of techniques depending on the weather conditions and the season.
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About the Captain

Jeff Popp
Kingsville, Maryland, United States
ID & License verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Jeff is a passionate fisherman. He has fished the waters of Maryland professionally since 1994 and loves every minute spent on the water. Captain Jeff is knowledgeable about the fish movements and is always able to provide a memorable experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat specs

Bay Built (Classic) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 350HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Lowrance, Jeff and Ryan
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano reels, St Croix rods
Live Bait
Depending in the time and the bite
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Alex R.
Harrisburg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

PM Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Chesapeake Rockfish on May 23, 2022
My other Chesapeake Bay trip got cancelled, so I was recommended Capt. Jeff’s charter and he delivered! He was more than...
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Edward M.
Talleyville, DE
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Rockfish (AM) on April 2, 2022
I forgot how cold it was when we started catching fish. I had more than I needed. My daughter and I had a great time… now...
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Dan H.
GRYMR-DEVNDLE, KY
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 Jeff

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Chesapeake Rockfish on August 19, 2022
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Matthew N.
LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family first leads to excellent day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 12, 2019
The Captain and Mate on Vista Lady are outstanding. Before today, my family had never fished for rockfish and most had never...
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Allen M.
Lake Shore, MD
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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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Rockfish (AM) on October 8, 2020
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FAQs about Vista Lady Fish

Vista Lady Fish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $720 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Chesapeake Rockfish (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Rockfish (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Vista Lady Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Lowrance, Jeff and Ryan
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Vista Lady Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano reels, St Croix rods)
  • Live Bait (Depending in the time and the bite)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Vista Lady Fish offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

Vista Lady Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Vista Lady Fish include:
  • Bass (Striped)