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Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland are: Full list of top fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Chesapeake Beach fishing trip is $606, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $929 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach that received great reviews from families are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $350
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $494
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $654
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $719
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $995
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $909
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $900

Once one of the most popular vacation spots in the state, Chesapeake Beach has that classic “beach break” vibe that you can’t help but fall in love with. From its historic railway station to its great water park and, yes, beautiful beaches, the town has everything you need for a fun seaside vacation. Chesapeake Beach fishing charters are no exception. Step aboard one of the town’s many charter boats, and you could be hitting oyster bars, shoals, shallow bays, and deep holes within a few minutes of leaving town.

Chesapeake Beach Fishing Spots

Chesapeake Beach fishing has a lot to offer all year round, but the local fisheries really come into their own in the summer. During the tourist high season, the warm waters of the Middle Bay draw in a huge range of species, and you’re spoiled for choice of where to fish. There a few spots you have to try if you want to get the most out of the area, though.
 

Fishing Creek

With a name like “Fishing Creek”, it would be rude not to wet your lines here. The waterway has certainly earned its name, with big Spanish Mackerel and Stripers making their way into surprisingly tight waters. This area is also used as a nursery for Oysters, in an attempt to increase numbers in the bay.
 

Holland Point Bar

Just a stone’s throw north of town, this is a great spot for many different. Croakers, Spot, and Perch make the area their summer home, as do the monster Stripers and Hardhead Catfish who feed on them. If you’re after good food fishing, you don’t need to look further than this.
 

The Hill

If you do head a little further out (and we’re still only talking 10 miles or so) you hit The Hill - a great bank for Flounder and Croaker fishing. You can often find big Stripers, too, so you can enjoy a variety of fishing styles here.
 

Devil’s Hole

Dropping over 120 feet in places, these are some of the deepest waters around and are home to some really big fish because of that. Bluefish, Stripers, and much, much more can be caught out here, making for great game fishing. You can also hit the local buoys for Croaker and Spot.
 

The Summer Gooses

This is another great spot for Blues and Rockfish. You can get Stripers up to three feet long here during the summer, alongside more occasional hits of trophy Bluefish. If nothing’s biting, you can always hit their seasonal counterpart - the Winter Gooses - on the way back to town.
 

Chesapeake Beach Fishing Pier

If you don’t trust your sea legs or just prefer to fish from land, the North Beach Fishing Pier is your best bet for finding big fish. You can catch trophy Stripers from the pier, and it can also be a productive spot for crabbing. You have to pay to fish from the pier, but it can be well worth it.

Fishing Techniques

The best game fish in the Chesapeake Bay has to be Striped Bass. Big Cow Stripers top every Maryland angler’s summer wishlist, and they can be great fun to catch in a variety of ways. Live-lining Spot, Menhaden, or small Croakers is the most effective way of bringing in fish, but throwing lures on spinning tackle is way more fun. Topwater plugs, crankbaits, jigs, poppers - the fish aren’t fussy, they’ll take whatever you send their way! 
 
When it comes to Chesapeake Beach’s food fisheries, though, you’re best off keeping things simple with fresh live baits. Flounder love the same prey as Stripers, only smaller. Seatrout and Redfish will gobble up most baitfish, while Tautog and Black Bass prefer the Crab which live around their rocky habitats. Chicken-rigged cut baits can also be effective for many bottom fish, but they normally bring in smaller specimens.
 
Crabbing is a big part of Maryland life. You can catch Crab with dip nets without even needing a license. Head out on a charter, and you’ll be using either collapsible traps or trotlines to bring in a real feast of these tasty shellfish. The best part is that you can set your traps or lines, enjoy a great day of Striper fishing, then just pick up the Crab on the way back to the dock.

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are included on Chesapeake Beach fishing charters. If you’re fishing from shore or from a pier, you will need to buy a license. Pick one up online or from approved vendors locally. If you’re planning on fishing from North Beach Pier, it costs $7 per day, or you can pick up a season pass for $65 (cost subject to change).
 
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January

The fishing is slow in January, and most of the important fish are out of town… Just kidding! Enjoy awesome catch & release action for Striped Bass, or head to rocky structure to bag tasty Tautog.

February

Enjoy the year-round Flounder bite here in Chesapeake Beach. The rivers are full of great fish, too, with Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Carp, and much more. They’re well worth traveling for.

March

Chesapeake Beach holds an annual Easter Festival, with family-friendly events like easter egg hunts, face-painting, music, and more. The event is free and loads of fun for the little ones.

April

Striped Bass are always good in the Chesapeake Bay, but from April onwards you can take them home to eat or mount! Blue Crab are also open for harvest, so you won’t go hungry!

May

The Stars and Stripes Festival remembers our fallen heroes and pays tribute to those who fought in World War I. Honor their sacrifice, then go catch a trophy Striper - it’s what they’d want!

June

Striper season really hits its peak in June, but plenty of fish are competing for baits. Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Cobia, and big Bull Sharks show up this time of year.

July

Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with the annual Fireworks Over the Bay festival. The date of this event varies, but it always promises good, patriotic fun, with plenty of big booms out on the water.

August

Inshore angling is almost too good in August. Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spadefish, and more are in season. Fish on!

September

Local restaurants, vineyards, breweries, and craft food vendors come together for the annual Taste the Beaches festival in September. Enjoy the area’s best food and drink.

October

Take the kids out for a spooky night of family fun! The Chesapeake Beach Halloween Family Fun night promises face painting, balloon animals, slime, and candy!

November

Chesapeake locals bring the night to life with the annual Light Up the Town event. Light displays are judged and admired in this great seasonal festival, held shortly after Thanksgiving.

December

The town is alive with seasonal cheer, as families cover their houses in lights and anglers head out to bag a delicious Christmas dinner. Catch yourself some Striped Bass and enjoy!

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The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
John  R.
John R.
Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
STEPHEN  S.
STEPHEN S. Stamford, CT
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Erin  C.
Erin C. West Springfield, VA
Know your regs. I didn’t know the keeper limit was still 36”, so we didn’t bring home fish. That was my bad. Everything else was pretty perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know your regs. I didn’t know the keeper limit was still 36”, so we didn’t bring home fish. That was my bad. Everything else was pretty perfect.
Matthew  A.
Matthew A. Frederick, Maryland
Understand that what fish you catch will depend on current conditions, but you will have a good time nevertheless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that what fish you catch will depend on current conditions, but you will have a good time nevertheless.
Marianne  S.
Marianne S. Philadelphia, PA
If you want the Bay pretty much to yourself, putting in some PTO and go during the afternoon of weekday.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want the Bay pretty much to yourself, putting in some PTO and go during the afternoon of weekday.
Dave  E.
Dave E. Annandale, VA
Weather on the Bay in May can be unpredictable. We ran into a pod of dolphins which gut the fishing down a bit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather on the Bay in May can be unpredictable. We ran into a pod of dolphins which gut the fishing down a bit.
Cecelia  W.
Cecelia W. Springfield, VA

Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We had a great time and look forward to booking with Captain Scott and Rock on Charters again in the future.
Joe  L.
Joe L.
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
This was a Great Trip. The Captain went above and beyond taking care of us. He worked extremely hard to put us on fish for the day. He knew the area extremely well and where to target during the day. Great people as well. Down to earth and fun.
John  R.
John R.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
This charter was nothing short of amazing we caught lots of fish nice size and captain and mate was excellent. will be booking again very soon!!!! GO MISTY BLUE!!!
Christopher  P.
Christopher P.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We booked this as an incentive for our sales team and they had a blast! Caught some good fish and lots of it!
Nik  B.
Nik B.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Chris didn't give up on finding us the fish I would fully book him again Thank you again for hanging in there with us Captain
Rob  S.
Rob S.
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
We lucked out and had great weather, but the captain and mate really made the trip wonderful. Great day on the water and they worked diligently to find the best spot for fish. We had an amazing rush right at the end, and they worked amazingly efficient to get everything pulled in, cleaned, and handled. We’ll be booking with them again!
Michelle  R.
Michelle R.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Boat was clean, Captian was outstanding and worked hard to put us on the fish! The first mate (Chance) was experienced and did a fantastic job landing and cleaning the fish. I would recommend Misty Blue Charters!
Greg  E.
Greg E.
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
My teenage sons and I had such a wondeful time with Captain Scott and Giovanni. They were the most wonderful teachers, patient, fun and very encouraging of us newbie fisherman. The boat was great and our Captains were fantastic! We will be back the next time we are in town.
Jessica  L.
Jessica L.
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I’ve chartered many fishing boats and this trip was by far my most enjoyable! The crew. The boat. The whole experience was incredible! We caught lots of fish. Great night out with friends! I highly reccomens Salty Siren!
Sori  Z.
Sori Z.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Coleman and Tony were amazing. Along with perfect weather and a beautiful sunset, we caught a load of rockfish!
Edith  C.
Edith C.
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Our trip was very enjoyable. We caught some but it was a slower day. Despite that, the crew kept us all entertained and did a great job teaching the less experienced members of the group how to fish
James  B.
James B.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great afternoon bottom fishing with four kids! Crew was great with the kids and found the hot spots so they could catch a bunch!
Nathaniel  K.
Nathaniel K. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Great captain and mate they got us on some fish until the bad weather hit. Captain stayed out as long as he could and tried like crazy to get us more fish.
Ronald  D.
Ronald D.
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
Me and the guys had a great time! Capt Wayne Schuhart and his mate were very accommodating and ensured that we had the best fishing experience considering the conditions and catch availability. We'll definitely book with Tricia Ann Charters in the future!
Daniel  R.
Daniel R. Bryans Road, MD
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Would recommend them to anyone looking for a great fishing trip. Will definitely be booking another trip with them.
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We booked this fishing trip not really knowing what we were doing. It turned out to be the perfect trip for our two families! The kids had never been fishing off a boat before. They were catching fish minutes after getting their fishing poles! We caught around 40 fish, including spot, croaker, and kingfish. Capt. Chris and the First Mate were fantastic, I can't recommend them highly enough. They even rescued not one, but two hats for us! Overall it was a terrific day and we'd love to go back.
Erin  C.
Erin C. West Springfield, VA
Mary Lou Too Charters
Mary Lou Too Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Our 8hr trip with Capt. Rich and Mate Kyle was an excellent experience. We all were able to catch Blue fish and Capt. Rich was able to locate a spot for us to catch a Cobia. Had a day fun, relaxation, and good fishing. Highly recommend this charter and there friendly and professional crew.
David  L.
David L. Westminster, MD
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Great trip with my son and his former college roommates. Boat was great. Capt. Scott and Giovanni handled everything. Overall a great day on the Bay!
Raymond  M.
Raymond M. Rochester, New York
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great day on the water. When we dropped our lines the we’re hitting in 3 minutes. When the big fish quit biting we moved to bottom fishing. Again captain Chris put us right on top of the fish. We caught the small ones, spot and grunt. The bites never stopped until we timed out and pulled the lines to return to the dock
Mike  R.
Mike R. North Richland Hills, TX
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
The weather was nice, staff very friendly and knowledgeable/helpful , great boat, we caught some fish - fun time!
Bonnie  R.
Bonnie R. Lake Frederick, VA

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