Chesapeake Beach

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Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters

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Chesapeake Beach: 80 fishing charters available

Tricia Ann Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $700

Rock On Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $495

Misty Blue Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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Griffin's Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $850

Schooled Up Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $600

Patent Pending Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from $735

Reel Attitude

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $500

Lucky Strike Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(159 reviews)
Deale
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trips from $700

Ebb Tide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Deale
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trips from $600

Vickie Ann Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(77 reviews)
Deale
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trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Chesapeake Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Chesapeake Beach fishing trip is $608, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $881 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Tricia Ann Charters, Rock On Fishing, and Misty Blue Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Chesapeake Beach.

Tricia Ann Charters, Rock On Fishing, and Misty Blue Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Chesapeake Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging. Inshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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).
 
Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25014 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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!

Chesapeake Beach Fishing Calendar

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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

Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Chris and first mate Chance. We had a two year old on board who was able to reel in a lot of fish which is what we were hoping for to keep him entertained. It was a beautiful night on the Chesapeake. We will be back!
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Hartland, WI
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Our group had an amazing time. Captain Chris and his first mate Chance made the trip so much fun and as an added bonus we caught a lot of fish. Captain Chris took us to several different spots to maximize our chance to catch mackerel. We were able to pull a 28 inch mackerel halfway through the trip. Thank you Captain Chris and Chance for the fun and excellent day out on the water.
Bok  L.
Bok L. Fredericksburg, VA
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Capt Scott and Capt Rex, who got us on fish quickly and made sure we had plenty of fish to fill our cooler to take home!
Mikahla  S.
Mikahla S. Big Spring, MD
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
This is a great trip for any occasion! Great for kids and adults alike! We caught about 70 spot fish. The captain knew just were to go for a good catch. Our mate, Chance was extremely helpful, patient and friendly.
Shaunda  B.
Shaunda B. Waldorf, Maryland
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Scott, his boat and equipment were excellent. He was incredible with my 6 and 9 year old boys. This was their first fishing trip ever and I could not have been happier with the experience they had. We were catching Spot fish 2 at a time and the boys were thrilled. The captain kept our hooks constantly baited and attended to all of our needs. We all loved the fast boat as well, at one point I think we hit 50+ mph. Looking forward to the fall where we can hook into some bigger fish.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Baltimore, MD
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Had an awesome time with the family. Highly recommend Capt. Chris and the Misty Blue.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Morgantown, WV
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Capt. Wayne took us out to the bay for a morning of relaxation & excitement. We caught quite a few blue fish and mackerel.
Brian  W.
Brian W. Lansdowne, VA
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
It was a great trip the captain and the first mate was awesome. Looking forward to another trip. Peace.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Clinton, MD
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Scott was very attentive in his instruction of my 6-year old son during our excursion. We had lots of equipment available for our use, as well as access to live bait and lures. Captain Scott was skilled at finding us the best fishing spot. Kiddo was happy with the number of fish he caught! The trip was on a Safe, Clean, and Secure vessel. We’ll definitely book again!
Francesca  F.
Francesca F. Washington, DC
Reel Attitude
Reel Attitude
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
First time and I will definitely go back out with with Captain Jon he was super amazing and made sure we were able to catch fish. Nate his deck hand was amazing I can’t wait till our next time. Thanks for the awesome time.
Della  L.
Della L. Alexandria, Virginia
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Wayne & his mate were amazing! They really made my husband surprised trip so much fun. I cannot wait to go fishing with them in the near future!
Darlyn  P.
Darlyn P. MONTGOMRY VLG, MD
Reel Attitude
Reel Attitude
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
I am not from the local area, and had never been fishing before. I had always wanted to go fishing and booked with Capt Jon. I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun! They not only taught me how to fish, but I caught 40-50 fish! They were so professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them and will be returning ASAP. Stop looking and book with Capt Jon now.
Kathryn  V.
Kathryn V. Pensacola, FL
Reel Attitude
Reel Attitude
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Jon and Nate the mate are top notch. probably the best crew we've had in 20 years of going fishing on the Bay. Plus we saw a pack of dolphins hunting! Great afternoon overall!
Louis  D.
Louis D. Gaithersburg, MD
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
(Captain) Scott is affable, knowledgable, patient, and engaging. His boat is clean, inviting, and FAST, but also smooth across the water. His half day trip was a perfect way for my son and I to “get our feet wet” (pun intended) on charter trips in the bay. To put it shortly, this booking was a complete jackpot. My son and I cannot wait to do it again, and, God willing, we will definitely hook up with Scott again in our near future.
Dino  E.
Dino E. United States
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Fantastic trip with captain Wayne and first mate Doug on the Tricia Ann. Clean well equipped boat and tackle with extremely knowledgeable local expertise led to tons of striper action and rockfish limit pretty early in the day. These guys know the water, the fish and the bait like the back of their hands. 100% recommend and can’t wait to go again!
William  V.  D.
William V. D. Washington, District Of Columbia
Let's Go Fishing Guide Service
Let's Go Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
I gifted my husband this fishing trip with 2 of our sons and his dad for Fathers Day and they had the BEST time! They caught so many fish that they lost track, and then came home with a tasty dinner and fun memories to share! Thanks so much Captain Joe for making this such a good experience, especially for the kiddos!
Cheyenne  R.
Cheyenne R. United States
Schooled Up Charters
Schooled Up Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Everything was great, the meet up point, the captain, the fishing and weather. I will def use this charter again!
Wanda  T.
Wanda T. Leonardtown, MD
Tricia Ann Charters
Tricia Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Took our teenage boys and friends as a birthday trip. Captain was great at communicating and we were even able to start our trip early due to a prior cancellation. We had perfect weather and the water was almost too calm. We walked away with only 3 keepers but that’s better then zero and they tasted great. Had a great time!
Stephanie  H.
Stephanie H. Martinsburg, WV
Schooled Up Charters
Schooled Up Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a fantastic trip with Cptn. Travis! Our group included two kids ages 4 & 9, my husband who is a more experienced fisherman and my mother-in-law and myself who are less experienced. He made sure we all had a fun and interesting experience and we all learned a lot. We had a great day out on the water.
Beth  I.
Beth I. Annapolis, MD
Schooled Up Charters
Schooled Up Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain travis is very knowledgeable about the area and what to look for where. We had young kids (7 and 5) with little experience and captain travis adjusted as much as possible to keep things moving and exciting for them. A really great experience.
Donnie  M.
Donnie M. Doubs, MD

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