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Baltimore Fishing Charters

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Baltimore: 47 fishing charters available

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Baltimore
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Chills Light Tackle Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(49 reviews)
Baltimore
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Safari Girl Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Baltimore
trips from $580

Baltimore's Finest Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(14 reviews)
Baltimore
trips from $125

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Pasadena
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Penny Sue Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Edgewater
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trips from $700

PrimeTime Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(190 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Maryland Fishing and Hunting

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $720

Biff Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $675

Patent Pending Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from $595

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Baltimore

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Baltimore costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $362, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $575. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Baltimore is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, and Safari Girl Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Baltimore, Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Baltimore.

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, Chills Light Tackle Guide Service, and Safari Girl Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Baltimore.

The best way to experience fishing in Baltimore is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Baltimore, Maryland.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Striped), Catfish, and Perch (White). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and spinning. Inshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The list of delicious fish just keeps getting longer as the weather warms up. Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tautog, Black Seabass, Crab, Stripers, Sheepshead, and Croakers are all in season! Check availability for local fishing charters in Baltimore.

150 miles into the Chesapeake Bay, the bustling town of Baltimore is a hub for angling action. From the waterfront park, to inshore rivers, and out to the bay itself, there’s no end to the fishing grounds you can explore. The best way of exploring them all is on a Baltimore fishing charter. Follow a professional guide on the way to success, as you go after some truly prized species.
 
Some of the creatures here will blow your mind. The East Coast favorite, Striped Bass – or Rockfish, as it’s known here – is everywhere. There’s also plenty of delicious Flounder, Tautog, Black Seabass, Trout, and Crab on offer. Bluefish, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sharks are also available for you to test your skills, so there’s something for all kinds of anglers.
 
And that’s reflected in the trips on offer. Beginners and families can take advantage of half day trips to test the waters. These are also a great way for any experienced angler to get their fix. Full day trips, however, will give you the best chance of filling the boat. Head boats are also an option for individual anglers or those on a budget, so take your pick!
 
While fishing is possible 365-days a year, you’ll want to beware of the weather. The fish can flee the Chesapeake Bay when it rains, so winter tends to see better action in the rivers. Peak season is spring through fall, when Rockfish and all Maryland’s favorite fish come out to play. Head down to one of the numerous marinas on the Patapsco and away you go.

 

Rules & Regulations

Baltimore fishing charters come with licenses covered for all those on board. All you’ll need to do is sign up for free to the Maryland Saltwater Angler Registry. For all other rules, such as size and bag limits, your professional captain will keep you in check.

Baltimore
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade celebrates one of the country’s most influential civil rights campaigners in January. If you laugh in the face of winter, you can also enjoy the Polar Bear Plunge this time of year.

February

If you missed the Polar Bear Plunge but still want to get cold for a good cause, join Cupid’s Undie Run! This charity event sees runners sprint through town in nothing but their underwear.

March

Black Seabass is open for harvest in March and anglers take to the water in droves to catch this delicious fish. Tautog are also biting hard this time of year, making for some great food fishing.

April

Blue Crab and Striped Bass open for harvest in April, making it one of the most productive times to fish the Chesapeake Bay. Don’t be a fool, get out there and bag yourself some tasty fish!

May

The list of delicious fish just keeps getting longer as the weather warms up. Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tautog, Black Seabass, Crab, Stripers, Sheepshead, and Croakers are all in season!

June

River anglers have been enjoying catch and release fishing for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass all spring, but from June on you can finally keep this freshwater delicacy.

July

Baltimore Artscape has been going since the 80’s, bringing the city's arts scene into full view with performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more. This is a chance to really get to know the city.

August

The heat of summer just makes the fish bite harder here in the Chesapeake Bay. Bag yourself some tasty Flounder and Crab, or battle monster Striped Bass for the perfect trophy or a great meal.

September

People say you shouldn’t eat Crab after summer. Don’t listen to them – crabbing is great in September! Pull in some tasty Rockfish before running your trotline and heading home with a real feast.

October

Baltimore Free Fall welcomes you to enjoy over 300 arts and cultural events for free. The festival spans most of the month, and there’s always something great to check out.

November

Charm City Fringe Festival gives you yet another chance to enjoy Baltimore’s great artistic and cultural scene. See rising stars in independent theater or check out some great live stand-up alongside hot fishing.

December

Celebrate the music of the King himself in The Night of 100 Elvises. This is exactly what it sounds like, with live performance of Elvis’ greatest hits. Not a fan? Escape the music and bag some Stripers instead!

Baltimore Fishing Calendar

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Make sure you have a back-up fishing plan in case the Bay is unable to navigate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a back-up fishing plan in case the Bay is unable to navigate.
Bryan  W.
Bryan W. Jarrettsville, MD
Take snacks, lots of beverages, only 1 large cooler to take the fish home with you after they are filet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take snacks, lots of beverages, only 1 large cooler to take the fish home with you after they are filet.
Stanley  H.
Stanley H. Macungie, PA

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Capt David was great. He was very informative and entertaining during the whole trip. It was like fishing with a friend. He made sure we got into fish and he definitely did that. We had an adventure with stories to last. Would book again anytime and highly recommend.
Justin  R.
Justin R. Lititz, PA
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great time. Captain Dave was very informative and fun at the same time. He was very geared to accomplish what we wanted to achieve and did exactly that. Thank you Captain Dave.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Hershey, PA
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had some rain but captain was personable and we did end up catching some fish!
Alan  G.
Alan G. Cranston, RI
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had such a great day with Captain Tracy and his mate Austin! We were the only boat in the bay on fish when no one else was catching anything. They were both great people, pleasurable and truly made our first fishing experience on the east coast memorable. We will be back the next time we are in town!
Tawni  R.
Tawni R. United States
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain David is an extremely personable and passionate guide. I feel like if we would have caught 0 fish he would have made the trip fun and exciting with just his stories. However, he got us in on quite a few fish over 20". You will not regret booking a trip with this true professional!
William  R.
William R. Vermillion, SD
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Our trip with Captain Dave was fantastic! We fished for Striped Bass around the waters to the north of the Bay Bridge. He set up so many lines that each person in our party of 6 got a chance to reel something in, even if it wasn't a keeper. The boat is clean and organized, and he expertly filleted the fish at the end. 10/10.
Nathan  S.
Nathan S. Baltimore, MD
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great day on the water! Captain David is professional, patient, friendly and clearly loves what he does. Even though the fish weren’t cooperating, we learned a lot and had a lot of fun!
Michelle  H.
Michelle H. Bethesda, Maryland
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
excellent trip today just like last time not only is the captain top notch he works his tail off to put you on fish and make sure you have a great experience. his assistant also was top notch he also worked his tail off neting rerigging and making sure everything went smooth.overall I would recommend his guide service to anyone especially if you want to catch fish and have a great time on the water.
Jamie  B.
Jamie B. Marysville, PA
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
This was for a bachelor fishing charter. The captain means business ready to bring in the catch. He is direct and has years or experience doing charters. Highly recommend!
Mike  K.
Mike K. Baltimore, MD
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
The bay was very choppy the morning we went, and the fishing was all right, but not excellent. Through all of this, Captain Dave was great and gave us his best efforts to put us on the fish, and he was even kind enough to give us a large amount of extra time to try to catch some larger fish. He was very kind, informative, and helpful. I highly recommend going fishing with Captain Dave next time you’re looking to fish on the Chesapeake Bay!
Bryce  T.
Bryce T. Menges Mills, PA
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
It was the greatest fishing trip ever! The captain also the greatest captain I met ever! Thanks David! See you again soon!
Jack  Y.
Jack Y. Frederick, MD
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Had a great morning fishing trip with Capt. Chuck and First Mate Nick! We had a great time catching many large stripers and both the Capt and Nick were patient, friendly, and informative. Thank you!!!
May  C.
May C. Everett, Massachusetts
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Cpt Dave exceeded all of our expectations and was very accommodating through the entire process. From recommending the best fishing options for us to putting us on the right spot to fill our coolers with fish. Very professional and knowledgeable fishing captain! We are already planning our next trip with him. I highly recommend.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Camp Hill, PA
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Perfect boat, perfect weather. Limited on rockfish in less than half an hour. Then caught lots of other stuff and had a blast. Chuck is the best. !
Gail  G.
Gail G. Swanton, MD
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Very good
4.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
They know what they are doing. Immediately put us on the fish and instantly had 3 fish on. When the fishing died down, he moved us to another spot and we limited out. A very good experience and good guys sharing information regarding the bay and points of interest. The boat is comfortable for a party of 6. Tracy worked with me and fishbooker to make the arrangements. I would book again. Dave
David  F.
David F. Silver Spring, Maryland
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Got this trip for my husband and some buddies and they had an awesome time with Captain Bell. Definitely recommend this charter company!
Gleneesha  W.
Gleneesha W. Lanham, Maryland
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
I booked this fishing trip for my husband and a few family members/friends for his birthday. The weather was perfect! They caught tons of fish, made great memories and have stories to tell. Captain Dave was knowledgeable, kind, cool and created a fun and relaxing environment for the fellas. We will definitely be booking with him again in the future, but this time I wanna come!
Katrina  S.
Katrina S. United States
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Chills Light Tackle Guide Service
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a great day. Beautiful afternoon. Captain Chucks boat is amazing. We were quite impressed with the high level of technology and the way the boat handled. Captain Chuck was patient and attentive to our 8 year old granddaughter. She caught a perch and was excited. He helped her to cast and shared the joys of fishing with her, explaining things and answering her questions. We did not get to take any fish home but had a very special initial fishing experience. She asked to go again!
Arlene  F.
Arlene F. Baltimore, MD
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Baltimore's Finest Charters
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Tracy and Mate Kyle were awesome! The fishing was great and they made it a perfect day.
Mark  K.
Mark K. Ellicott City, MD
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We Had A Great Time ... Awesome Experience....Memories...Captain Dave Is The Best And Was Very Helpful And Very Experience d In Our overall fishing experience. Makes you feel right at home...Fish On... Fish On... Fish On...
Claude  C.
Claude C. Baltimore, MD

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