Kent Island

19 Fishing Charters

Kent Island Fishing Charters

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Kent Island: 19 fishing charters available

PrimeTime Charters

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

Biff Fishing Charters

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

Hook Mash Charter Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(71 reviews)
Annapolis
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $595

Corsica Charter Company

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Chester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Maryland Fishing and Hunting

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $780

CB Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Chester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $560

Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $175

Mallard Charters Charter Fishing and Cruises

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Stevensville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

JadeLady Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Stevensville
trips from $675

Southern Girl Light Tackle

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Annapolis
trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Kent Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Kent Island fishing trip is $484, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $743 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, PrimeTime Charters, Biff Fishing Charters, and Hook Mash Charter Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Kent Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Kent Island.

PrimeTime Charters, Biff Fishing Charters, and Hook Mash Charter Fishing 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
4.7 / 5
Based on 24785 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. 

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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
If you’re hoping for rock fish (or whatever fish) make sure you can catch them. Turns out we missed fishing for rock fish by a day. Disappointing but still had a great time! Yes! We released the rock fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re hoping for rock fish (or whatever fish) make sure you can catch them. Turns out we missed fishing for rock fish by a day. Disappointing but still had a great time! Yes! We released the rock fish.
Chris  P.
Chris P. Dunkirk, MD
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

Mallard Charters Charter Fishing and Cruises
Mallard Charters Charter Fishing and Cruises
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
awesome trip! he did his best to make sure we catch as many fish as we can, which we did. we had an amazing time. he taught us a lot. will definitely book his charter boat again.
Nina  V.
Nina V. Greenbelt, MD
JadeLady Charters
JadeLady Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Trip was great, Captain Marion put us on the fish and we reeled them in. Lots of fun!
Richard  M.
Richard M. DeLand, FL
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had an excellent time on this outing. Great boat and a world class crew. Could not have asked for a better experience from beginning to end!!
Douglas  P.
Douglas P. Alexandria, VA
CB Charters
CB Charters
Fishing charter in Chester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Revisited Captain Charlie this year with my family. Everyone had great time. Weather was nice and cool. Didn't catch our limit but still had great time. Definitely will return.
Jin  H.  C.
Jin H. C. Fairfax, VA
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(215 reviews)
Great trip, Wonderful Captain!!!! We had a blast. Most of our pics would reveal the secret spots so..... Ahhhhhh🤐
Charles  S.
Charles S. Neffsville, PA
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Captain Darnell was professional and responsive from the first email to the trip! It was a celebratory day and Captain Darnell made me feel like a pro! He’s a phenomenal instructor, extremely knowledgeable of the bay and where to fish. Highly recommend
Kelli  P.
Kelli P. Beaverdam, VA
CB Charters
CB Charters
Fishing charter in Chester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
We had a great day on the water Striper fishing with Captain Charlie. The boat was spotless and easy to move around on- plenty of room for everyone to get bait and fish without getting bottle-necked. Even once we reached our limit for Striper, Charlie let us fish for Spot so we could enjoy more time on the water. Great trip - will definitely rebook if we’re back in town!
Jessie  P.
Jessie P. Charlottesville, VA
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
This was an awesome experience. Captain Stu and his mate Chris were fantastic, patient and very hospitable to my family. The vessel was great and the family had a great time and we caught our limit pretty quickly. Planning another trip in the fall soon!
BENJAMIN  M.
BENJAMIN M. Glen Burnie, Maryland
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Darnell. He put us fish and is dedicated to making your day with him fun. We will be booking with him in the future
Glenn  H.
Glenn H. Bel Air, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Brought our parents along for a mini-vacation and fishing trip. Captain Darnell did not have a first mate with him but still managed to do it all! He made sure we knew what we were doing, gave instruction when needed, and that everyone caught something. By the end of our time together, we came away 1 short of our limit and agree that we would do it again without hesitation.
Daniel  K.
Daniel K. Arnold, Maryland
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Stu put us right on top of the fish and we limited out in 45 minutes. 1st Mate Chris was awesome and Incredibly helpful. Highly recommend this crew for your next fishing trip.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Frederick, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Awesome trip. Captain D was clam cool and collected even when we had multiple fish on the line at the same time. He had excellent knowledge of where, how, and what way to fish. He took excellent care of all of us the whole time. I/we could not have had a better trip for a family vacation. The stories will be told for generations.
Mark  T.
Mark T. Paoli, PA
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Came down with my brother and father in law. Captain D was ready to go and helped me find where he was at. Once we were on the water we were catching fish like crazy! Captain D gave pointers and helped us out whenever we got caught or tangled up. Total count 6 stripers and 31 perch. Definitely coming back
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Mechanicsburg, PA
Just For Fun Too Charters
Just For Fun Too Charters
Fishing charter in Grasonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
I scheduled this trip for my son and his buddies for his 22nd birthday. Although it was super hot that day, they had a great time!!! Caught their limit in just a few hours and Captain Jeff was AWESOME!! Thanks so much for a great experience!! The boys are looking forward to doing it again soon!!
Kristy  M.
Kristy M. Cambridge, Maryland
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Capt and his partner were very knowledgeable and respectful. We caught many white perch and had an amazing feast for dinner that evening. We enjoyed every minute of the trip and can’t wait to go back out with them again!
Andrea  R.
Andrea R. NO POTOMAC, MD
TWT Fishing Charters
TWT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Murray has a fantastic setup and his equipment is top notch! He’s incredibly personable and willing to give advice and tips to the greenest of fishermen and veterans alike. Fish wise, we had an off day, but as my son put it “we got some fish in the boat and had a great time making memories, it’s a win!” Couldn’t say it any better. We will be on Captain Murray’s Cobia 280 again for sure!
Paul  S.
Paul S. Hanover, PA
TWT Fishing Charters
TWT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
In the car driving home, been up since 2:30 to make the 4.5 drive down to Cape Charles. It's been a perfect day, and Captain Murray was amazing. Book him, he's that good. Tight lines to all!!
Mark  M.
Mark M. Novato, CA
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Hook Mash Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Stu is very professional, but easy going and friendly. He knew exactly where to find the fish. He is encouraging to the inexperienced while still being engaged with everyone else. We caught plenty of fish very quick and had a ball doing it. Book Hook Mash for your fishing trips. You won’t be sorry!
Stefany  G.
Stefany G. MD CITY, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Our family had the best time!! The kids caught fish after fish. The crew was so relaxed and patient with my 3 boys. It was an incredible experience. I highly recommend using PrimeTime charters.
Sarah  S.
Sarah S. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maryland Fishing and Hunting
Maryland Fishing and Hunting
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We had a great day out with Maryland Hunting and Fishing. Captain Jason knew the exact spots to bring us so we would have a successful day catching striper. His first mate Bryce was amazing with any help we needed from showing us how to use their poles, baiting and untangling our lines, and filleting our fish on the way back into shore. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable and we would definitely recommend anyone take a trip with them.
Jessica  B.
Jessica B. Hooksett, NH