Kent Island

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Kent Island Fishing Charters

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Kent Island: 21 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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Annapolis
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trips from $475
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(55 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from $175
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(278 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from $490
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4.7 / 5
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Stevensville
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trips from $680
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5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Chester
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5.0 / 5
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Grasonville
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trips from $115
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Chester
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4.9 / 5
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Stevensville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Kent Island

According to customer reviews, Rock On Fishing, Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville, and PrimeTime Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Kent Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Kent Island.

The average price for a private 4 hour Kent Island fishing trip is $509, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $789 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Rock On Fishing, Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville, and PrimeTime Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Kent Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and White Perch. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Jigging. Inshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Kent Island has a lot going for it for anglers. Chesapeake Bay’s largest island is the dividing line of the Upper and Middle Bays. Thousands of fish are forced into just four miles of water as they make their way past the island - the narrowest point in the bay. Kent Island fishing charters take full advantage of this, fishing around the bridge or over oyster bars and rocky structure to the west of the island.
 
But that’s only half the picture, to the east of Kent Island you have the sheltered waters of Eastern Bay, the incredible backcountry of the Kent Narrows, and the mouth of the Chester River. Everywhere you look, you’ll find Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spotted Seatrout, Croakers, and Sheepshead in reliable numbers. Head upriver, and you could hook into Bass, Carp, and other freshwater species.

Fishing Spots

You will have a very different fishing experience depending on where you launch from on Kent Island. Most charters are based out of Stevensville in the west and Kent Narrows in the east. Generally, the western waters are deeper and more open, while the east is known for its backcountry and estuary fishing. The fishing is amazing wherever you go, and here are a few spots you may want to check out while you’re in town.
 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Spanning the narrow channel between Kent Island and Annapolis, the bridge is a favorite among locals. You can find a huge range of species here including Croaker, Spotfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, and Sharks.
 

Brickhouse Bar

The island’s western shore is lined with oyster bars full of Bluefish and Striped Bass. The rocky bottom can also hold Seabass and Flounder in some areas, making for super productive food fishing.
 

Hooligan’s Snooze

Located on the southern tip of Kent Island, this spot has reliable Striper and Bluefish action. You may not find monsters here, but you’ll certainly get some keeper Rockfish and plenty of fun fights. And if the fishing’s not hot here, you have a ton of nearby spots in the Easter Bay.
 

Kent Narrows

People have been fishing the Kent Narrows since settlers first arrived here, and for countless centuries before that. This is some of the best backcountry fishing around, with Croakers, Seatrout, and other inshore favorites. Local families have worked these waters for generations, and know every inch of this backwater maze.
 

Chester River

The Chester River and its various tributaries dump masses of nutrient-rich sediment into the bay. This means lots of bait, and lots of Striped Bass, Red Drum, and Bluefish to gobble it up. This is also a great spot for Blue Crab. Head upriver, and you can also find Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass.

Fishing Techniques

Kent Island fishing guides will usually drop baits for bottom fish like Flounder, Sheepshead, and Seabass. Spot, Menhaden, Mullet, and whatever else is in season works well, sending you home with plenty of fish for dinner.
 
If you’re heading to the Narrows, switch your bottom rigs for topwater lures to save yourself a lot of snags and frustration. Throwing lures is great fun all around the island, casting jigs or bouncing soft plastics off the bottom to land Bluefish and Rockfish. Fly anglers can get great results with bright clouser patterns and fast-sinking line.
 
Whatever you do, don’t forget to set a few crab traps first. Blue Crab are some of the tastiest eating around and a staple of Maryland summertime. Fishing from a charter lets you harvest a lot more of these delicious crustaceans, using techniques like trotlining to maximize your haul.

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are not required aboard Kent Island fishing charters, but solo anglers will need to buy a license. Chesapeake Bay fisheries have ever-changing closed seasons and catch limits. Fishing with a guide is the easiest way to stay within the law and still head home with a ton of fish. Otherwise, you can find useful information by chatting to locals in the island’s tackle shops.

 

Kent Island
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27705 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with awesome Tautog fishing. Board a charter or head to a Kent Island fishing pier to bag yourself these rock-dwellers, which are loved across the region for their excellent food value.

February

What could be more romantic than catching trophy Bass with your better half? Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass can both be found upriver, so head out and bag yourself some for dinner!

March

As the weather heats up, so does the fishing, with a ton of tasty table fare flooding the bay in spring. Flounder, Tautog, and Seatrout can all be caught this time of year.

April

April means two things for local anglers: set your traps and break out your lures! Striped Bass and Blue Crab are both in season, and people across the bay going crazy for them.

May

Striped Bass are biting hard, joined by the first of the summer’s Bluefish. Flounder, Trout, Tautog, Seabass, and Crab are also great in May, so empty the freezer before you head out!

June

The Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament invites ambitious anglers to try their luck in June. Target trophy Striped Bass in this fun event, which helps promote local conservation.

July

Bluefish are in town en masse, joining the huge numbers of Striped Bass which have been around for months. Freshwater fishing is also great in July, with plenty of Bass and Carp. 

August

Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Striped Bass will give anglers endless fun in August. Every one of them is good to eat, too, so remember to bring your cooler.

September

You can’t visit Maryland without going to at least one Crab feast. The Maryland Seafood Festival serves up tasty Crab, Clams, Shrimp, and more, and has been doing so for over 50 years.

October

October is your last chance to catch Black Seabass before their summer season finishes. Head out with a few fresh baits and bring back a delicious dinner this time of year.

November

Striper season goes out in style, with two great tournaments to enjoy. Take part in Fish for a Cure, supporting cancer research, or join the Fall Classic for some serious competition!

December

The high season of summer is a distant memory, but there are still some great catches to be had. Flounder, Trout, Stripers, and Crab make for a tasty feast in December. 

Kent Island Fishing Calendar

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There is a two week period at the end of July that you cannot catch and keep bass.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
There is a two week period at the end of July that you cannot catch and keep bass.
Kathryn  M.
Kathryn M. Clear Spring, MD
We ended up fishing very close to shore, which none of us expected. But using live bait and fishing for stripers near structures like bridges or pylons was very fun - we all enjoyed the trip!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We ended up fishing very close to shore, which none of us expected. But using live bait and fishing for stripers near structures like bridges or pylons was very fun - we all enjoyed the trip!
Edward  H.
Edward H. Smithsburg, MD
Ask for the boat “BIFF!!” You will not be disappointed!! I truly found a Captain that cares the fishing and catch and release!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask for the boat “BIFF!!” You will not be disappointed!! I truly found a Captain that cares the fishing and catch and release!
Will  P.
Will P. Harrisonburg, VA
I would just recommend making sure that the weather is right for you, especially if you are prone to seasickness (ours was great anyway).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would just recommend making sure that the weather is right for you, especially if you are prone to seasickness (ours was great anyway).
Anatoly  C.
Anatoly C. Annapolis, Maryland
Helpful to go with Captain & First mate that will communicate about the sea.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Helpful to go with Captain & First mate that will communicate about the sea.
Kelita  A.
Kelita A. Waldorf, Maryland
You never know what you’ll bring in the boat. It was an off day, not a lot fish caught. But, still was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You never know what you’ll bring in the boat. It was an off day, not a lot fish caught. But, still was a lot of fun.
Sharon  S.
Sharon S. Shippensburg, PA
Schedule your trip on a week day. There are too many boats on the bay on the weekend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Schedule your trip on a week day. There are too many boats on the bay on the weekend.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Wallace, NC
Best part of our vacation thanks captain Darnell. A great experience because of a great captain. Would recomend to everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best part of our vacation thanks captain Darnell. A great experience because of a great captain. Would recomend to everyone.
Terry  H.
Terry H. Washington, DC
Book this trip , Captain Marion is amazing!!!!! My family and i loved this trip and will return again next year!!!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book this trip , Captain Marion is amazing!!!!! My family and i loved this trip and will return again next year!!!!!!
Paul  H.
Paul H. Wellsboro, PA
Be patient for the trip out to the good fishing spots. The Dock was easy to get to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient for the trip out to the good fishing spots. The Dock was easy to get to.
Kent  M.
Kent M. Washington, District Of Columbia
It was wonderful and far better than what I thought it would be. Recommend this for family, friends or business team building outings.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was wonderful and far better than what I thought it would be. Recommend this for family, friends or business team building outings.
Philip  T.
Philip T. Woodbridge, VA
Great location for rockfish. We on fish less then 15 min motor from Kentmorr Marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great location for rockfish. We on fish less then 15 min motor from Kentmorr Marina.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Derwood, MD
The water was a little cold for any good fishing but the trip was still amazing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The water was a little cold for any good fishing but the trip was still amazing.
Elizabeth  G.
Elizabeth G. Elkridge, MD
Don't worry. You will be taken good care of and you will have something to talk about when you get home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't worry. You will be taken good care of and you will have something to talk about when you get home.
Richard  R.
Richard R. The Bronx, New York

CB Charters
CB Charters
Fishing charter in Chester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great day on the bay. Charlie worked to get us on fish. We hit our limit including the big one pictured here. We will return for sure.
Stephen  R.
Stephen R. Rohrerstown, PA
Just For Fun Too Charters
Just For Fun Too Charters
Fishing charter in Grasonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Jeff and Richard were really great! Had fun and caught a few fish. Definitely recommend!
Carrie  D.
Carrie D. Patapsco, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Four of us fished a full day with Captain D. Best experience we’ve ever had with a Fishing Charter! We limited out in the first few hours with nice sized Rockfish, then switched to Bluefish, then to bottom fish. Captain kept us on fish the whole time. We laughed, enjoyed his company, and when we are ready to go again we know who to call. Can’t ask for a better experience fishing.
Mark  R.
Mark R. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Captain Darnell was very polite and worked to find us some fish. My wife caught her first striped bass and was ecstatic! Will definitely book another trip.
Richard  S.
Richard S. United States
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Scott put us on the fish and made sure we were adequately equipped and kept us baited and on the fish. Looked forward to fishing with him in the future!
William  H.
William H. Mooresville, NC
Good Time Charters
Good Time Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Scott is very knowledgeable and he works hard to put you on fish. The crew also works hard to make for a great time.
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Frederick, Maryland
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great trip. Kids had a blast. Scott and Gio were great with the kids but plenty of opportunities for the dads as well!
Stephen  B.
Stephen B. Severna Park, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
This is our second fishing trip with Primetime Charters. Captain Darnell is so knowledgeable and nice and fun. His boat is clean and very comfortable. It has a cabin with seating and a small h ad if needed. We caught blue fish and rock fish and 3 sting rays(which was really exciting). I highly recommend googling ng on a fishing trip with Captain Darnell and his mate Catherine.
Cindy  C.
Cindy C. Washington, DC
Chasin Tail Charters
Chasin Tail Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Brandon and Steph were super accommodating, knowledgeable, and funny which made for a great relaxing time on the boat!!
Heath  C.
Heath C. Boonsboro, MD
Maryland Fishing and Hunting
Maryland Fishing and Hunting
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Jason and his crew were amazing. We had 2 kids aged 9 and they could not have had a better experience. The boat is perfect. Caught our limit in 2 hours!!!
Juan  P.  L.
Juan P. L. Bethesda, Maryland
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Amazing time out with the crew, extremely knowledgeable and brought a welcoming feeling to all passengers. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a great relaxing time, all experiences levels will have an amazing time!
Jacob  J.
Jacob J. Taneytown, MD
Bay Bound Guide Service
Bay Bound Guide Service
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Capt jonathon is great. We had a great day on his boat. The fishing was slow but capt worked hard all day tio get us to the fish. Very knowledgeable and passionate about fishing in Chesapeake bay. Very friendly and easy to get along with. Fun dog for my son and I and I would call him again.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M.
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Haven't been fishing in over a decade and Captain Phippin was very knowledgeable about the area. Went out for a guys trip and we caught a total of 17 including 3 Spanish mackerel. Was overall a great trip. We would highly recommend the Captain and definitely worth the experience.
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Calvert Heights, Maryland
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(55 reviews)
Solid charter option. Nice fishing deck space on Captain Richie's boat. 1/2 day run was just enough.
Benny  M.
Benny M.
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I got this excursion for my son-in-law and two oldest grandsons. My 15 year old grandson would fish 24/7 if possible. I just arrived home and the boys were here. They haven't stopped talking about the trip and said the experience was phenomenal. Looks like I know what I have to do next year. Thanks for providing such a great experience for the boys.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Ashburn, Virginia
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
My son and had a great fishing trip. Caught 4-5 different type of fish and the captain new all the great spots.
Trevor  F.
Trevor F. Jacksonville, FL
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
He was so great with the young ones and taught them how to fish. Everyone caught rockfish and enjoyed our trip very much. Great captain!
Philomena  L.
Philomena L.
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
It was an enjoyable afternoon. Everyone had such an amazing time fishing. Captain Dee knew all the hot spots. Highly recommend!
Karen  R.
Karen R. Edgewater, Maryland
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(278 reviews)
He was amazing with my kids. He was patient and truly excited for them to be catching their first fish! We were making memories that will last a lifetime.
Kathryn  M.
Kathryn M. Clear Spring, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Captain Darnell knows these waters well and we had a nice haul of White Perch during the Striper moratorium.
David  C.
David C. Washington, District Of Columbia