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Patent Pending Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from $735

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Baltimore
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trips from $425

Bayside Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(293 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $375

A-Dare Inshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from $275

Salt Tale Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Madison
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Tricia Ann Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(45 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $700

PrimeTime Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(243 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from $490

Chasin' Tides Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(293 reviews)
Ocean City
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Coastal Guide Service LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(241 reviews)
Ocean City
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Lucky Strike Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(164 reviews)
Deale
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trips from $750

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Maryland

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Maryland are: Full list of top fishing charters in Maryland

The average price for a private 4 hour Maryland fishing trip is $513, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $950 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Maryland that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Maryland are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Maryland are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Maryland are:

Many fishing charters in Maryland provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Maryland are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Maryland?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Maryland are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $275
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $392
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $527
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $670
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $756
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $660
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $957
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,638

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 25065 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.

Maryland Fishing Calendar

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Yes, those Spanish Mackerels fish are some good fish to eat. The best I ever ate.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, those Spanish Mackerels fish are some good fish to eat. The best I ever ate.
Andrena  A.
Andrena A. Washington, District Of Columbia
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Lonnie  C.
Lonnie C. Mount Airy, MD
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Courtney  F.
Courtney F. Quincy, Massachusetts
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Melisa  H.
Melisa H. Lindenwold, NJ
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Long Pond, PA
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Alecia  G.
Alecia G. Smithfield, VA
I think other than the weather fishing would’ve been a little better, plus going in trophy rock season probably wouldn’t do that again but we did catch some decent size cat fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think other than the weather fishing would’ve been a little better, plus going in trophy rock season probably wouldn’t do that again but we did catch some decent size cat fish.
Melanie  T.
Melanie T. Woodbridge, Virginia
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Carl  O.  B.
Carl O. B. Washington, District Of Columbia
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Cunningham, VA
Go out with Captain Wally - he's very knowledgeable. You'll have a great time and you'll catch lots of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with Captain Wally - he's very knowledgeable. You'll have a great time and you'll catch lots of fish!
Patricia(Lynne)  M.
Patricia(Lynne) M. Mechanicsville, Maryland
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
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bunker Hill, WV
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
We fished in a canal, on the pier, on the Judith M (head boat) and with Sportsfishing East Coast. In all that had more fish than we could eat. A Great trip!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in a canal, on the pier, on the Judith M (head boat) and with Sportsfishing East Coast. In all that had more fish than we could eat. A Great trip!!
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. Hagerstown, MD
Stay in-shore, practice with the smaller fishes! Your target should be bottom-feeders and whiting! You will have a great time, for the first time, if you try not to do to much.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in-shore, practice with the smaller fishes! Your target should be bottom-feeders and whiting! You will have a great time, for the first time, if you try not to do to much.
Marco  F.
Marco F. Saint Charles, MD
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Dallas, WV
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
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Craig  W.
Craig W. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Leon  M.
Leon M. Milford, DE
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Colorado Springs, CO

Patent Pending Charters
Patent Pending Charters
Fishing charter in Tracys Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Capt John and Ronnie were awesome, and put us on fish until we got our limit. On top of that the lunch he prepared was delicious! Would highly recommend and would definitely book again!!
Sujit  P.
Sujit P. Tampa, FL
Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing
Thomason Tradition Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Rockfishing was great, Captain Drey was amazing. Knew where the fish were.
Ronald  L.
Ronald L. Baxter, MN
Jig This Charter Fishing
Jig This Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Awesome day of fishing! Booked a charter with Chris and Beth for a birthday outing. Although birthday boy didn’t catch the biggest fish, it was still a kick ass trip! When they got us on, it was 🔥🔥. They make an awesome Captain/Firstmate duo! Can definitely trust them to get you on some fish.
Shawn  X.
Shawn X. Bowie, Maryland
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(243 reviews)
Great day to be out. We hooked up with 20 mins and every body caught the limit. I highly recommend this capt and mate. Looking forward to next trip.
Eugene  T.
Eugene T. Townsend, DE
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(243 reviews)
This was such an incredible experience!! Darnell and Catherine worked the Chesapeake like pros and we came home with the quota! They were also just really nice people who you can tell love what they do. Some of the biggest fish we've ever caught!! The boat was spacious for all of our coolers and food and we all had a helluva time!! CANNOT WAIT to come back and fish with PRIME TIME again!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!
Asha  S.
Asha S. Washington, District Of Columbia
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 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
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Lots of fun, relaxed. Captain Chase kept finding us fish to catch. Would highly recommend.
Charles  L.
Charles L. Joppatowne, MD
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
The captain worked extra hard to find us some great fishing despite the finicky fall conditions. It was a great adventure and fun for the whole family. We left with lots of rockfish and some great memories! Highly recommended!
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S. Ellicott City, Maryland
Safari Girl Charters
Safari Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
My friends and I had a wonderful time on the safari girl. We caught several decent sized rockfish despite conditions not being the best. Captain Mark definitely knows what he’s doing and does it old school. Awesome!
Jacqueline  N.
Jacqueline N. Westminster, Maryland
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
I would definitely recommend these guys and I am going to book a trip with them next year! Very friendly and fun to fish with. Justin was very knowledgeable about everything and knew exactly where to take us and we immediately started catching fish within seconds of our lines hitting the water. Caught so many fish our arms were actually sore. Justin made sure we didn’t even go 5 mins without catching something. Caught 56 keepers, threw probably 50 back. A+
Lisa  R.
Lisa R. UPPR Saint CLAIR, PA
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Capt. Kenny and his first mate were very professional, patient and friendly with us and we had a great time. The boat is clean and feels stable. Beginner friendly.
Ziqi  Z.
Ziqi Z. Washington, District Of Columbia
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Fantastic experience! Can’t wait for the spring to come back! Thank you so much
Steven  L.
Steven L. Woodbine, MD
Mary Lou Too Charters
Mary Lou Too Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
It was a great experience called Mini fish. It's a nice boat . The captain was excellent at putting us on the fish. Weather was great.
Karlton  C.
Karlton C. Glenn Dale, MD
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Richard was a great captain and host. Richard hosted myself along with my grandfather and two friends out for some strip bass. We each were able to catch some fish (I caught two), Richard was persistent in searching for the fish whether checking the fish finder or using binoculars to locate where the fish maybe feeding. Richard put forth his best effort to ensure we had a good comfortable trip trip.
Justin  P.
Justin P. Nottingham, MD
Vickie Ann Charters
Vickie Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Bob and Eric were great! Beautiful day, caught lots of fish. Definite recommend😄
Chris  D.
Chris D. Herndon, VA
Patent Pending Charters
Patent Pending Charters
Fishing charter in Tracys Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain John. Caught our limit on a beautiful day. He got us to a prime trolling spot by sunrise. Although the first mate couldn't be there (hit a deer that morning) Capt John executed both roles perfectly. We were a group of somewhat and very experienced anglers, but without lots of experience with stripers/rockfish. Fabulous boat, incredible gourmet lunch, and many interesting stories. Highly recommend Captain John and Patent Pending. We'll be back.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Lancaster, PA
Strike Zone Charter Fishing
Strike Zone Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had wonderful weather the crew was very knowledgeable, helpful and just a joy to be around. Will definitely book another trip!! Can’t stress enough how much fun we had!!!
Troy  H.
Troy H. Waldorf, MD
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Desperate Measures Guide Service
Fishing charter in Dameron
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(5 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
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain David! I took my son for his 13th birthday and we were happy with our trip! It was our first time on a charter. It was a tough day for catching striped bass, but we caught a few. And had a delicious dinner as a result. Captain David was knowledgeable, explained things to us and made our first experience a memorable one. Thanks so much for your time Captain!
Holly  B.
Holly B. Hanover, PA
JadeLady Charters
JadeLady Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Excellent experience! Captain and Mate were awesome and very knowledgeable. Everyone caught their fill and my whole group had a fantastic time.
John  V.
John V. Millersville, MD