Potomac River

17 Fishing Charters

Potomac River Fishing Charters

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Potomac River: 17 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Montross
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $110
Solomons
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
King George
 Instant Confirmation
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Kinsale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650
Ridge
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $775
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Indian Head
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Marbury
trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Colonial Beach
King George
trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
King George
trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Potomac River

According to customer reviews, C&S Charter And Guide Services, Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition, and KJ's Outdoor Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Potomac River. Full list of top fishing charters in Potomac River.

The average price for a private 4 hour Potomac River fishing trip is $388, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $642 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

C&S Charter And Guide Services, Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition, and KJ's Outdoor Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Potomac River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Catfish, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Jigging, and Bottom Fishing. River fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing has been a big part of the Potomac River’s economy, recreation, and way of life throughout history. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the river or an action-packed adventure, there’s a little bit of something in store for everyone!

A variety of species inhabit the Potomac River, including Striped Bass (locally referred to as Rockfish), Snakehead, Perch, Catfish, and Trout. You’ll also find fisheries that hold solid numbers of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Muskellunge, Pike, and Freshwater Eel.

There are plenty of Potomac River fishing guides that provide a wide variety of packages, designed to meet your specific needs. Shorter trips are perfect for beginners, while longer trips are great for those looking to cover more ground and target a wider variety of fish.

Some towns to check out when planning your fishing trip are Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA. These cities in the middle of the Potomac have easy access to both the upper and lower part of the river. You can also find guides on the Potomac-Chesapeake Bay Delta. Trips around Tall Timbers and Leonardtown, MD are ideal for combining river and bay fishing. These are also great spots to go crabbing – an extremely fun activity for the whole family!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re over the age of 16, you’ll need to obtain a valid fishing license, regardless of whether you’re fishing in MD, VA, or DC. Keep in mind, certain species are subject to seasonality and cannot be targeted at certain times of the year. Just be sure to check with your guide before heading out as each state has its own specific laws and regulations that you’ll have to pay attention to.

Potomac River
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Most of the fish are sluggish this time of year but Catfishing is still solid. Target them under bridges and use a slip-sinker rig to get them out of their holes.

February

Largemouth Bass and Crappie fishing can reap some rewarding catches, especially in areas between Alexandria and Fort Washington. Catfishing is solid in many spots throughout the river as well.

March

As spring rolls around, the fishing really starts to heat up. Likely catches this month include Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as Brown and Rainbow Trout.

April

As the water temperatures start to warm up, the fishing only gets better! In April you can expect to catch Snakehead, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow and Brown Trout, and Catfish.

May

May marks the beginning of Striper season. This fish is the pride and joy of the Potomac. You can target them throughout the river but head to the delta for the really big ones!

June

June is a pretty busy time in the nation’s capital, so be sure to plan your trip ahead of time. The fishing is great too. Striped Bass, Crappie, Perch, Snakehead, and Catfish are just some of the fish you can target this month.

July

Plan a trip around the Fourth of July and watch the Independence Day fireworks on the National Mall. When it comes to fishing, you can expect to catch Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Snakehead, and Perch.

August

Head to the mouth of the river for a change of pace and target the likes of Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, and Black Drum. Plan a crabbing trip with the family for some famously delicious Maryland Blue Crab!

September

Fall is a great time for fishing on the Potomac River. In September, you’ll most likely be targeting Striped, Largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Snakehead, and Catfish.

October

Striped Bass and Crappie fishing remain hot throughout the fall. You can also target large numbers of Catfish and Snakehead in many spots along the river.

November

As the water temperatures cool off, so does the fishing. Lots of fish become lazy, except for Striped Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. You can also find solid numbers of Largemouth Bass near rocky or gravely banks of the river.

December

Cities and towns along the river are filled with holiday cheer! Plan your trip around Christmas time and be sure to check out the National Christmas Tree along with many other wintertime festivities.

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Dress warmly, it was chilly earlier in the day. The marina is easy to find.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warmly, it was chilly earlier in the day. The marina is easy to find.
Susan  K.
Susan K. Dillwyn, VA
Use a guide, such as Rich Johnson who is knowledgeable of the local conditions and can get them on the fish much faster than trying to fish on their own .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a guide, such as Rich Johnson who is knowledgeable of the local conditions and can get them on the fish much faster than trying to fish on their own .
David  K.
David K. Ashburn, VA

KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in King George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Awesome trip on the Potomac with Captain Kris! Knew where to go to catch the biggins! Caught several big bass and had a phenomenal time. Highly recommended!!
Josh  R.
Josh R. Woodbridge, VA
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in King George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Chris is a real professional and made the trip extremely enjoyable. He advised us of all the details and meeting locations prior to the trip and was prompt. I would recommend his fishing trips to anyone as well as I plan on contacting him again in the future.
Jason  U.
Jason U. Morrisville, VA
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Awesome day fishing and Cole made it easy to book and get on some big stripped bass. I would highly recommend getting on the water with Desperate Measures!
Tim  R.
Tim R. Washington, DC
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
Fishing charter in Marbury
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Ken immediately introduced himself in the parking lot gave us instructions and met us at the water. He was very accommodating to my father (in his 80s) and kept him on fish the whole time. Got to know us personally and gave us a little extra time to get the big one in the boat - SCORE! - personal best! Ken is great and I can’t say enough good things about him and his professionalism towards his clients. Can’t wait to do it again! Brian/Harry Wines
Brian  W.
Brian W. New York, New York
Potomac Joe's Fishing Service
Potomac Joe's Fishing Service
Fishing charter in Indian Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Capt. Joe is very friendly and personable. Great stories while catching fish! We caught some great Bass and a few Catfish. Capt. is extremely knowledgeable and definitely knows his stuff!
Jason  B.
Jason B. Chantilly, VA
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
Fishing charter in Marbury
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Capt. Most pleasant and knowledgeable of where the best place to catch fish. Great experience and plan to do this again with Captain Ken??
Chloe  G.
Chloe G. Stafford, VA
Prime Time River Charters
Prime Time River Charters
Fishing charter in Arlington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great trip. Kids had an amazing time and we were catching fish within minutes of putting lines in the water. Capt. D knows where to fish and was great with helping my kids.
Josh  M.
Josh M. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
If you want a great water experience for your family, yo u cannot do better than Captain Cole. Definitely plan to charter with him again.
Stephen  R.
Stephen R. Washington, District Of Columbia
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in King George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Kris is awesome, knowledgeable, nice and fun. My 12 year old and I had a great time chasing crappie on the Potomac with Captain Kris. Good boat. Good electronics. Great company. Thanks Captain Kris.
Brady  R.
Brady R. Nokesville, VA
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Cole is like a hound dog on the water looking for a bone. He never gives up until he finds it. Great atitude and treated my wife like a queen and she wants to fish again what more can a husband wish for who loves to fish.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Edgewater, Maryland
Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing
Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Rockfishing was great, Captain Drey was amazing. Knew where the fish were.
Ronald  L.
Ronald L. Baxter, MN
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great trip with Captain Cole. Got everyone into multiple fish. Perfect day capped with fast topwater action.
David  H.
David H. Takoma Park, MD
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services
Fishing charter in Montross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had the best day fishing with Chad and Dave! 6 of us went out as a 18th Birthday present for my nephew and it was well worth it. I give this Charter 5 stars all the way! I would highly recommend them! They had everything we needed including great music! All we brought were our food and drinks. They took care of everything else! We caught a ton of fish and the kids had a blast. We will be back for sure!
Mary  B.
Mary B. Bumpass, VA
Island Marine & Charter Fishing – CBVA
Island Marine & Charter Fishing – CBVA
Fishing charter in Colonial Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great Captain and mate!!! Nice boat and gear!! Took extra time to make sure we got our limit. Would definitely recommend!!
John  S.
John S. Stafford, VA
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(9 reviews)
Capt Langley picked us up from our dock at sunrise. We caught our first rockfish very early into the trip but it was an inch shorter than the minimum and we had to let it go. We tried many spots but did not catch anything else the rest of the day. The boat is very clean and well maintained and the fishing gear is top notch.
Hussein  A.
Hussein A. Ashburn, Virginia
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in King George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
First time in bass boat and enjoyed getting out on the water. Kris kept us with latest fishing gear and was fantastic.
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Stafford, VA
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services
Fishing charter in Montross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Chad was awesome. Has a great network of fishing friends trying to get us on the fish. We caught a bunch…some short, some keepers. The boat was really clean, Captain Chad had all the equipment we needed and changed up the Riggs all day to get the fish hooked up. We had great weather, fished listened to some really good music all day. Can’t beat a day like that! All in all a great day. We were first timers with this boat but will definitely go out again.
Nancy  N.
Nancy N. Newport News, VA
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services
Fishing charter in Montross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Wow, what a great time and experience. Great captain and mate. Fish were not hungry, but the Captain kept it interesting. Can’t wait to make arrangements to do this again.
Barbara  V.
Barbara V. Winchester, VA
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I booked as a gift for my boyfriend. The fish weren’t biting as we hoped but Captain Cole chased down everything he could find. He was even kind enough to stay out an additional hour to ensure we caught something. I will book with him again in the future.
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Raccoon Ford, VA
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
Fishing charter in Marbury
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Our half day on the water was such a great experience. Picked up lots of tips from Captain Ken and had a blast catching bass all morning. Captain Ken put us on the fish and was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an absolute blast! I highly recommend the Fishig Detective Guide Agency for your next fishing trip!
Robyn  W.
Robyn W. Olney, Maryland