Maryland Fishing Charters

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Maryland Fishing Charters

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Maryland: 146 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Annapolis
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trips from $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Solomons
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(130 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Baltimore
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(62 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from $175
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $270

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 $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $990 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 – $298
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $420
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $540
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $521
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $775
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $915
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $900

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 27943 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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The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
John  R.
John R.
Be ready. Rockfishing is a little slow, but when they hit the lure, be ready for action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready. Rockfishing is a little slow, but when they hit the lure, be ready for action.
Bryan  S.
Bryan S.
Some days the fishing is on fire, some days it isn't. Can’t catch em’ from the couch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some days the fishing is on fire, some days it isn't. Can’t catch em’ from the couch!
Eric  D.
Eric D.
Trust that Captain Webster knows where to take you to catch fish. Crisfield presents many opportunities for fishing in diverse environments - deep water trolling, jigging on the edge of channels, spinning lures in the shallows, etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust that Captain Webster knows where to take you to catch fish. Crisfield presents many opportunities for fishing in diverse environments - deep water trolling, jigging on the edge of channels, spinning lures in the shallows, etc.
Jeffrey  D.
Jeffrey D.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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

Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain was great and got us on the fish. Weather was rainy and cold but his boat kept us dry.
Alan  B.
Alan B.
Vickie Ann Charters
Vickie Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
The Captain and first mate were super friendly and knowledgeable! We had an amazing time catching fish. The boat was lovely and we will be going back again! Terrific fishing trip.
Darla  S.
Darla S.
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We had a great time and look forward to booking with Captain Scott and Rock on Charters again in the future.
Joe  L.
Joe L.
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
The Fishing Detective Guide Agency
Fishing charter in Marbury
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Capt. Ken made this trip! We went on a mother-son fishing trip and we had a blast. We caught stripers and large mouth bass. He taught us how to use the lures to our advantage. His boat is awesome. Great trip. Great price. Great fun!!
Colby  B.
Colby B.
Strike Zone Charter Fishing from Solomons, MD
Strike Zone Charter Fishing from Solomons, MD
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Captain and first mate were very friendly and answered any questions you had for them. I very very much look forward to going on more fishing trips with them. Told us what other boats are doing wrong while trying to catch rockfish.
George  D.
George D.
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
This was a Great Trip. The Captain went above and beyond taking care of us. He worked extremely hard to put us on fish for the day. He knew the area extremely well and where to target during the day. Great people as well. Down to earth and fun.
John  R.
John R.
Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition
Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(10 reviews)
Experienced captain very level headed, caught us lots of fish, kids loved it
Wesley  L.
Wesley L.
Hot Pursuit Charter Fishing
Hot Pursuit Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Edgewater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We hit fish right away was an amazing trip. Caught over 20 Stripers in about 3 hours. Captain and First mate were amazing! 🫡🇺🇸 Would strongly recommend them for your private charter experience!!! Thank You Captain👍👍👍 Stay Safe 🙏 I m looking for forward to our next trip already!
Patrick  M.
Patrick M.
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Captain Dave took us on an amazing outing! He wowed us with his knowledge of local waterways, made each of the three kids on board feel special, and went the extra mile (quite literally) to find us as many rockfish as he could. We couldn't have had a better experience.
Jules  H.
Jules H.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
This charter was nothing short of amazing we caught lots of fish nice size and captain and mate was excellent. will be booking again very soon!!!! GO MISTY BLUE!!!
Christopher  P.
Christopher P.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(378 reviews)
Captain put us on the fish immediately! We caught fish the entire time we were fishing. 22 keepers of Black Sea bass in November!! Can’t wait to book another trip!
Ricky  W.
Ricky W.
Running Tide Charters
Running Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain Vince knows where to find fish and how to catch them. Within 4 hours of our trip, we caught 30+ fish including sheepshead, tatugo, black drum, puffer fish, etc. The entire trip was filled with laughters, fun stories and special edition ginger ales. Our deck hand Veronica was also very sweet and helpful. We had my son’s best friend with us, and I have never seen him this happy. Captain Vince and Veronica created our life time memory in a beautiful November Sunday afternoon.
Chen  Z.
Chen Z.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We booked this as an incentive for our sales team and they had a blast! Caught some good fish and lots of it!
Nik  B.
Nik B.
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(62 reviews)
This was a birthday gift to my husband. Richard was great and is so knowledgeable about fishing! We had a great time and look forward to going again with Richard in the spring!
Tami  D.
Tami D.
Biff Fishing Charters
Biff Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Had a great half day on the water and caught our limit. Capt changed things up based on feedback from others when the bite slowed and had us back catching. Good that he had a network of other captains willing to share info to help everyone catch fish. Overall great experience
Chris  B.
Chris B.
Vickie Ann Charters
Vickie Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Went in beginning of November, AM. The crew put us on fish right away. In fact, caught our limit within 15/20 minutes. It was crazy! Never been on a trip like this one. Nothing but great things to say. Definitely will do again.
Emily  S.
Emily S.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Chesapeake Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Chris didn't give up on finding us the fish I would fully book him again Thank you again for hanging in there with us Captain
Rob  S.
Rob S.
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain Richard was fantastic! He was communicative about possible weather challenges for our original date, and rescheduled us for a perfect Saturday afternoon trip in Eastern Bay. Captain was friendly, resourceful, and did everything in his power to help us have a great day and keep bringing in fish - including staying out past our original booking time. Would definitely recommend and will book with Captain Richard again.
Vincent  B.
Vincent B.
Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition
Capt. Brian with Thomason Tradition
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Brian was an excellent guide! Pleasant to deal with and very knowledgeable about the bay and rivers in the area! Awesome experience! Highly recommended!
Jerry  M.
Jerry M.
Rock On Fishing
Rock On Fishing
Fishing charter in Annapolis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Scotty, the captain, knew where to go to find fish. We caught five keeper rock fish the first hour. Then we did some catch and release fun fishing for a while. First mate was right on top of things and releasing the smaller fish. We had an absolute great time. I highly recommend ROCK ON FISHING for your fishing adventures. 👍👍
Michael  S.
Michael S.