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Fishing in Stevensville

Maryland is split into two by the Chesapeake Bay. If you’re looking for a variety of angling opportunities, cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to take a walk on the state’s wilder side! This bridge will take you to Kent Island and into the town of Stevensville, which provides direct access to the Bay’s northern fishing grounds. These waters are seriously plentiful, and you’ll find a whole host of Stevensville fishing charters just waiting to take you to the hottest spots around.
 

What type of fishing charter is best for me?

Stevensville provides almost instant access to the Chesapeake Bay – especially the channel alongside Kent Island. At only 4 miles wide and 21 feet deep, the fish are forced to group together here, giving you plenty of opportunity to hook them. Most charters are located along the numerous tributaries leading directly into the Bay, so you’ll do less traveling and a lot more fishing!
 
It’s all about chasing Striped Bass here – or, as the locals call it, “Rockfishing.” This fish provides plenty of rod-bending fun for anglers of all skill levels. Experts can troll around 9 miles out to deeper waters for a trophy-sized catch, whereas newbies can choose to stay closer to shore.
 
Chesapeake Bay fishing isn’t just limited to Striped Bass – thanks to these brackish waters, you’ll also get to hook Bluefish, Catfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, White Perch, and doormat Fluke. Families looking to spend quality time together (as well as anglers hunting for tasty table fare!) can combine fishing with crabbing.
 

What to Bring

You’ll usually be provided with everything you need for a productive day. This includes fishing gear, lures, bait, and your fishing license. Bring along:

  • Snacks and drinks. Your captain or guide will usually provide ice and water.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing – a warm jacket is recommended regardless of when you visit, as the winds on the Bay can be biting.
  • Sea-sickness medication. This a must for newbies, as these waters can get rough.
  • Money for tips. It’s likely that you’ll be joined by a first mate, and it’s common to tip 20% here.

 

When to Visit

Stevensville’s fishing season runs from mid-April until mid-December. Want to earn the bragging rights of hooking a trophy-sized Striper? Visit either at the start of the season in early May, or through July and August, when the waters really heat up! There are restrictions in place, though – from mid-May to mid-December, you’ll be able to keep two Striped Bass ranging from 19–28 inches. Between mid-April and mid-May, your Striper needs to measure in at a whopping 35+ inches for you to take it home.
 
The Eastern Shore is often referred to as “the land of pleasant living” – combined with its newbie-friendly charters, it’s the perfect place to bring your family for an unforgettable adventure. Want to find out why Chesapeake Bay is known as one of the world’s best fishing spots? Cross over to the Eastern Shore and get ready to discover it for yourself!
 

 

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Stevensville Fishing Seasons

January is a pretty quiet time of the year for angling opportunities, but you can still start your year off in the right way by attending Kent Island’s annual Fishermen's Fishing Flea Market!

The waters of the Bay tend to remain cold and not very fish-friendly throughout February, allowing plenty of opportunity for charters to undergo maintenance in preparation for high season!

As the waters start to heat up, you’ll find the first few charters heading back into the water and out onto the Bay to target the first Fluke of spring.

Get ready to set your traps, fix your lures, and head out onto the Bay for the start of the season! Blue Crab and Striped Bass are plentiful, with many trophy-sized Stripers making an appearance.

The hotter the water, the better the bite – and usually, the Striper are biting hard when May rolls around! They’re joined by the first Bluefish of the season.
 

Huge Fluke, trophy-sized Striper, tasty Blue Crab, Black Drum, White Perch...visit in June, when the waters are at their best, and you’ll really be spoiled for choice when it comes to the species on offer!

The Bay usually reaches maximum productivity in July, with huge Striper, Black Drum, White Perch, and doormat Fluke all on offer just minutes from the shoreline.

Families looking to take advantage of their summer vacation should visit now! Set traps for the vast amounts of Blue Crab on offer, hook tasty Striper, and explore the tributaries that surround the Bay as you soak up the sun.

Explore the Bay for masses of Bluefish, Striped Bass, Fluke, and more, and then head over to nearby Annapolis to sample the offerings of the annual Maryland Seafood Festival!

Stevensville hosts the annual Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers Fishing Tournament, so watch these masters show off their skills, and learn a tip or two for hooking your own Striped Bass or Bluefish!

As the season starts to cool down, head out to the Bay and take advantage of the winter Striper regulations – hook one measuring 19 inches or more, and you can take him home!
 

December signals the end of the fishing season in Stevensville, but don’t worry – Striped Bass will still be biting until the middle of the month!

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What People Are Saying About Stevensville

"Half Day Trip "

Thomas C. fished with JadeLady Charters on July 13, 2019

Schedule your trip on a week day. There are too many boats on the bay on the weekend.

"Fishing with Darnell"

Terry H. fished with PrimeTime Charters on July 10, 2019

Best part of our vacation thanks captain Darnell. A great experience because of a great captain. Would recomend to everyone.

"Half day Striper trip w/ Captain Jason. "

David A. fished with Maryland Fishing and Hunting on June 24, 2019

Book with Captain Jason on the Marylander.

"June fishing trip"

Paul H. fished with JadeLady Charters on June 3, 2019

Book this trip , Captain Marion is amazing!!!!! My family and i loved this trip and will return again next year!!!!!!

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Top Targeted Species in Stevensville

Bass (Striped)

Bass (Striped)

Bluefish

Bluefish

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Perch (White)

Perch (White)

Crab

Crab

Black Drum

Black Drum

Flounder

Flounder

Redfish

Redfish

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