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Maryland: 144 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Annapolis
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trips from $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(125 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from $735
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from $275
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Baltimore
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(55 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from $175
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Edgewater
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $270
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Solomons
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trips from $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Maryland

According to customer reviews, Nanticoke Outfitters Ocean City Fishing, Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!, and Rock On Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Maryland.

The average price for a private 4 hour Maryland fishing trip is $542, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $982 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Nanticoke Outfitters Ocean City Fishing, Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!, and Rock On Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Maryland.

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

With water making up almost a fifth of Maryland’s territory, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the fishing is absolutely amazing. Whether it’s freshwater, bay, or ocean angling, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Maryland fishing charters cater to everyone, so it’s all about picking what you want to catch the most.

To freshwater anglers and fly fishermen, Maryland offers over a hundred streams, rivers, and reservoirs to explore. Gunpowder Falls and the Savage River feature world-class Trout fishing. The famous Potomac River is abundant with Bass, Catfish, Snakehead, and other stillwater favorites.

However, most anglers visit Maryland to fish the Chesapeake Bay. The bay is famous for its exhilarating Striped Bass fishery, but it’ll also give you a chance to fish for many other species. Some of these include Redfish, Bluefish, Flounder, and Croaker.

The Free State also features fantastic nearshore and offshore fishing. Most of it takes place out of Ocean City, situated on the Atlantic coast. Nearshore, you’ll catch Seabass, Tautog, and other reef species. Offshore, in the Gulf Stream, you’ll see the likes of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin biting the end of your line.

While it’s possible to fish year-round, most charter captains in Maryland operate between April and mid-December. If you’re fishing the bay or close to shore in the ocean, half day trips will give you plenty of action. Gulf Stream trips require more time, as you’ll have to go at least 55 miles offshore.

Rules & Regulations

Saltwater charter captains will cover your license if you’re fishing aboard their boat. Solo anglers 16 and up will need to buy a permit, whether you’re fishing freshwater or saltwater. If you’re keen on catching some Trout, you’ll need to get a Trout stamp with your fishing license.

Maryland
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Fishing at the start of the year is far from the best it can be. If you’re up for some Tautog action, go for it by all means, but you’ll have to wait for the other fish.

February

The Tautog bite is still going strong, and you can also look forward to Striped Bass if you’re near Ocean City. Most captains are waiting for warmer times.

March

March is when the inshore bite finally starts to recover. Take advantage or head to the Potomac River and get in on the catch-and-release Striped Bass action.

April

The month of April is a great time to fish for trophy-sized Striped Bass. Just make sure you’re up to date on the regulations before you head out, as they vary from season to season.

May

Mid-May marks the official beginning of the Striped Bass season. You’ll also start seeing Flounder in the bay, as well as numerous other species.

June

The Memorial Day Tournament kicks off the best time of year for offshore anglers. Head down to Ocean City and go after the big boys right now!

July

As summer continues, the fishing just keeps getting better and better all around. Saltwater or freshwater, Tuna or Largemouth Bass, it’s a buyer’s market out there.

August

Were you aware that Ocean City is home to the largest Billfish tournament anywhere in the world? Well, now you are! Lots of fun for both anglers and spectators.

September

While the tournament season might start slowing down after an extensive couple of months, the fish are still biting like mad. Do yourself a favor and check out the awesome fishing.

October

October is one of the best times to go Striped Bass fishing, as they get ready for winter. Inland rivers and streams are stocked with Trout, offering excellent fly fishing opportunities.

November

November is the last train to hop on for anyone interested in going after Speckled Trout or Flounder until the end of the year. Hop on while you can!

December

Before the charter season ends, most anglers will be fully devoted to Rockfishing by the dozens. If that sounds appealing, you’ll have the time of your life out here.

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Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
STEPHEN  S.
STEPHEN S. Stamford, CT
Go with a good crew and spend the extra to get out of the bay. We went 20+ miles out and it was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a good crew and spend the extra to get out of the bay. We went 20+ miles out and it was awesome.
Steven  W.
Steven W. Mexico, NY
If you are going inshore the water can be a little rough from the current and boat traffic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going inshore the water can be a little rough from the current and boat traffic.
Greg  M.
Greg M. Shrewsbury, PA
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Erin  C.
Erin C. West Springfield, VA
Not really prime time for these fish but still caught our limit plus lots of catch and release. Very nice day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not really prime time for these fish but still caught our limit plus lots of catch and release. Very nice day!
Suzanne  H.
Suzanne H. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Understand fishing does not guarantee catching fish. Enjoy the sun the water and have fun. Life is short enjoy the moments.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand fishing does not guarantee catching fish. Enjoy the sun the water and have fun. Life is short enjoy the moments.
Karen  W.
Karen W. Baltimore, Maryland
Bring sunscreen, water and enthusiasm: Rockfishing the Chesapeake in August rocks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, water and enthusiasm: Rockfishing the Chesapeake in August rocks!
Gregory  W.
Gregory W. Frederick, Maryland
Listen to what your guide tells you to do and ask questions if you’re unsure of how to fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to what your guide tells you to do and ask questions if you’re unsure of how to fish
Mathew  H.
Mathew H. Orwigsburg, PA
Be patient and just go with the flow, you’re not always going to score with your target fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be patient and just go with the flow, you’re not always going to score with your target fish
Dave  Y.
Dave Y. Ventura, CA
Bring your shades and a spacious cooler. It was crowded but we still caught plenty of big fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your shades and a spacious cooler. It was crowded but we still caught plenty of big fish
Anthony  D.
Anthony D. Richmond, VA
We had a beautiful day for fishing. We went in the afternoon so we had to go to different areas but we succeeded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a beautiful day for fishing. We went in the afternoon so we had to go to different areas but we succeeded.
BRENDA  C.
BRENDA C.
I would recommend booking a charter with Saltwater adventures LLC inshore or offshore. Bring rain gear, and always check the weather because it can change in a heartbeat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend booking a charter with Saltwater adventures LLC inshore or offshore. Bring rain gear, and always check the weather because it can change in a heartbeat.
Jonathan  D.
Jonathan D.
Spectacular nature in the area, lots of wildlife, including fish, rays and bald eagles. Had a great time targeting Rockfish on an afternoon trip with Lures. Anybody from out of town should give Chesapeake Bay a try on light tackle.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spectacular nature in the area, lots of wildlife, including fish, rays and bald eagles. Had a great time targeting Rockfish on an afternoon trip with Lures. Anybody from out of town should give Chesapeake Bay a try on light tackle.
Vukan  S.
Vukan S. Sandy, UT
Captain Tony was very helpful with our two kids who have never saltwater fished before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Tony was very helpful with our two kids who have never saltwater fished before.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Plum, PA
Bring sun screen, plenty of beer, and a positive attitude and you'll have a great time. Listen to the captain and first mate as you hook fish because they can instruct you on how to reel them in without them jumping off your hook before they can be netted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun screen, plenty of beer, and a positive attitude and you'll have a great time. Listen to the captain and first mate as you hook fish because they can instruct you on how to reel them in without them jumping off your hook before they can be netted.
Brent  W.
Brent W. Rohrerstown, PA
It’s hot so bring lots of water and be patient. Our first stop we only had 2 but once we moved we literally couldn’t keep up on the lines and we’re just pulling them into the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hot so bring lots of water and be patient. Our first stop we only had 2 but once we moved we literally couldn’t keep up on the lines and we’re just pulling them into the boat
Tracy  B.
Tracy B. Buffalo, New York
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Natalie  B.
Natalie B. Crafton, PA
There are good trips close to the city. Even trips in the inner harbor can have great fishing. Try guides leaving from the inner harbor, Edgemere, and Sparrows Point. All within 30 mintyes of city.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are good trips close to the city. Even trips in the inner harbor can have great fishing. Try guides leaving from the inner harbor, Edgemere, and Sparrows Point. All within 30 mintyes of city.
David  C.
David C. Baltimore, MD
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Hellertown, PA
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

A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Great captain, a local of the area- knows the waters inside and out. Plenty of other boaters and fishers trying their luck all around us, A-Dare was the only boat that day with bent rods. Awesome trip - very knowledgeable and experienced captain. Will be returning whenever we’re back in town. 10 outa 10 would recommend to anyone.
Andy  H.
Andy H. Baltimore, Maryland
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Fun trip. They work hard to make sure you have the best experience, and catch the best fish
Justin  Z.
Justin Z. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
This trip was awesome. The captain and the mate are the best. They were helpful and make you very comfortable. It is like they are part of your family. I have already advised them I would be back next year
Mary  A.  P.
Mary A. P. Lawrenceburg, KY
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(197 reviews)
Captain Kenny and First Mate Kenny did a great job of getting us on the fish. It was a slow start but we made up for it bringing in 18 for the trip. First mate Kenny was great about letting us share in some of the experience which let us learn a bit and added to the fun. This was our second trip on Lucky Strike and would definitely recommend.
Shannon  J.
Shannon J. Greencastle, PA
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe
Fishing charter in Rock Hall
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great experience. Captain Lance and BJ do everything they can to help you have a successful trip. Overall ,super friendly , knowledgeable, great guys that know how to find fish! Bonus: a beautiful dog named Pearl joins you for the day.
Kari  G.
Kari G. New Providence, 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
Sporting Wood Charters
Sporting Wood Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(56 reviews)
Did not catch big fish but the effort was there"maybe that time of the year but we did catch fishes and every body had good time .
Mark  A.
Mark A. Temple Hills, MD
Miss Ashleigh
Miss Ashleigh
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Amazing guys Went above and beyond to get us to our target fish Very pleased
Oscar  R.
Oscar R. Baltimore, Maryland
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Took us a minute to get on the fish but we didn’t mind it was great company great music and great views but once we were on the fish it was the perfect trip!
Jared  B.
Jared B. Plainview, Arkansas
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain worked hard to put us over fish, but the flounder were just not biting. Trip, however, was still fun. We had good weather, good fishing conditions and good companionship with the Captain and 2st mate. Overall a good experience but for the lack of fish in the boat..
Kathleen  G.
Kathleen G. Dillsburg, PA
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Justin had us on fish from our first stop and every stop after. We will use him again for our next trip.
John  B.
John B. Dover, NH
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
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(179 reviews)
Good trip, even though we didn’t catch many fish. It was a beautiful day and Captain Tony was very knowledgeable and worked hard to find fish. We will definitely use Tony again on our next to Ocean City.
Timothy  K.
Timothy K.
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Great trip! Didn’t catch any keepers, but that’s the way fishing goes…Captain John tried many times to find us the best spot. Just enjoyed being out on the boat, seeing the dolphins and the banter between Captain John and first mate Hunter…great guys. Will do it again with them some day.
Kimberly  Y.
Kimberly Y. Oneonta, NY
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
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Captain John and his mate Hunter did not disappoint. They handed us the proper tools and had the knowledge and patience to teach us how to use them. Highly recommend Bottom Bouncer charter. Had a wonderful time , caught several varieties of fish and shark at no time did we feel left out,bored or uncomfortable. Was treated like family the entire time.
Mark  A.  S.
Mark A. S.
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
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(366 reviews)
We booked a 4 hr inshore trolling trip targeting bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and Bonito. As soon as we got out to the location, we were right on the fish. Hard-fighting bonito! What a day! And the fish kept biting. An amazing bonus...Mahi Mahi! We pulled 4 in at the same time! Great trip for having fun for the whole family. My 6 yr old nefew had a BLAST! Thanks again to Chasin Tides and Captain Kevin! If you want a great day, book this trip .
Rob  W.
Rob W. Baltimore, Maryland
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain Arrington was great with our family. Our kids fished safely and caught several fish. It was fun for all! Thanks for such a great morning on the bay ☺️
Tiffany  H.
Tiffany H. Washington, District Of Columbia