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Patent Pending Charters

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

Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Baltimore
 Instant Confirmation
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
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trips from $550

Tricia Ann Charters

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

Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(194 reviews)
Ocean City
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Coastal Guide Service LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(240 reviews)
Ocean City
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Rock On Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from $495

Chasin' Tides Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(291 reviews)
Ocean City
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Islander Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(48 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $250

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Maryland

The average price for a private 4 hour Maryland fishing trip is $506, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $964 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Patent Pending Charters, Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, and A-Dare Inshore are some of the most popular fishing charters in Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Maryland.

Patent Pending Charters, Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing, and A-Dare Inshore 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, jigging, 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 25041 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, 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
(89 reviews)
Had a great day trip on the Patent Pending with Captain John. His humor and expertise made the trip extremely enjoyable.
Justin  D.
Justin D. Berryville, VA
Jig This Charter Fishing
Jig This Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a fantastic experience on our fishing charter with Captain Chris. Chris is very informative, knowledgeable captain. Will definitely be going on another voyage with Jig This Charter Fishing with Captain Chris.
Molly  D.
Molly D. Lusby, MD
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(194 reviews)
Had a great trip! The Captain constantly put us on fish, We hooked up on a 40lb Cobia, got it to the boat and the line broke!
Ray  S.
Ray S. Gilroy, CA
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
We had a slow day fishing but ended up still taking home a few. Captains Shaun and Tawn worked all day to get us on some fish. Truly professional crew who take care of their boat and their passengers. Definitely be back in the spring.
Shannon  J.
Shannon J. Greencastle, PA
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Chasin’ Dreams Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had the best trip! Dave was incredibly helpful and really knew his stuff! We went home with enough fish for a month. Perfect way to spend a September morning. Thank you so much!
Lauren  K.
Lauren K. Baltimore, MD
Strike Zone Charter Fishing
Strike Zone Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Solomons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Beautiful day Beautiful people Beautiful catch!. I will be doing this again with Walky and Sharon! Thanks so much guys!
Marjorie  W.
Marjorie W. Brandywine, MD
PrimeTime Charters
PrimeTime Charters
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(231 reviews)
Captain Darnell was great. His laid back, calm, friendly demeanor is clearly a reflection of a couple of decades of experience. He had us on keepers right out of the gate, and things stayed consistent for our full afternoon. ( We booked a 1/2 day pm trip). It was exactly the the afternoon my son and I were looking for. We had a great time, fresh fish on the plate for dinner that night and plenty left for the freezer. We will be booking with Prime Time again.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. West Chester, PA
Penny Sue Charters
Penny Sue Charters
Fishing charter in Edgewater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
The weather was great and the fishing was fun. Captain Mike and Joe were great. Our 5 year old boy had a blast. He caught the most fish! Joe was so nice and patient with our kid teaching him how to fish. Highly recommended.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Greenbelt, MD
Fin Hunter Charter Fishing
Fin Hunter Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Pasadena
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Tim and Jim were great! They worked hard to put me on the fish and didn’t stop until we got them. Highly recommend this charter.
Ridge  F.
Ridge F. Esto, FL
Rockin N Rowan
Rockin N Rowan
Fishing charter in Baltimore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We had a great time celebrating my son's 13th birthday. The water was a little rough and the captain called me the day before to discuss how we could still make it a fun time.
Amanda  K.
Amanda K. Monrovia, MD
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
This trip was outstanding from start to finish. The first mate did a good job! My friends/family had a great time and would love to do another fishing trip soon. Hats off to Capt. Kenny M. for providing a smooth ride fill with enough fish catching action to land around 50 fish.
Ronnie  S.
Ronnie S. Baltimore, Maryland
Islander Charters
Islander Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain William was great, my husband and I highly recommend him to anyone.
Abigail  E.
Abigail E. Owego, NY
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(340 reviews)
Excellent fishing experiences. Captain David knows well where fishes are, we caught several big flounder, a lot of ribbon fishes. Highly recommended…
Yan  F.
Yan F. Ashburn, Virginia
Patent Pending Charters
Patent Pending Charters
Fishing charter in Tracys Landing
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Caught some nice blues on live bait. No striper action. Spent a lot of time getting to where the fish were.
Tim  G.
Tim G. Swatara, PA
Penny Sue Charters
Penny Sue Charters
Fishing charter in Edgewater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great morning on the water. We caught our limit in rockfish and had to throw more back! Mike and joe were helpful and efficient and made sure our kids had a great time!
MICHELLE  E.
MICHELLE E. Ellicott City, MD
New Release Sportfishing
New Release Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Great time with Captains Troy and Deb, plus mate Corey. They put in a huge effort to get us what we wanted, and we had a great time. Well worth every penny!
James  S.
James S. Silver Spring, Maryland
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Nauti Hooker Charters – Stevensville
Fishing charter in Stevensville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Fishing was a little slow but captain worked very hard to find them still had an awesome time thanks captain
Ken  S.
Ken S. Gore, VA
Patent Pending Charters
Patent Pending Charters
Fishing charter in Tracys Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Fantastic trip! Captain John and First Mate Phil were wonderful hosts and created a memorable experience for my son on his birthday. And what patience they had with a group of teens. Thanks, guys! We will definitely be back.
Julie  M.
Julie M. Arlington, VA
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
We had an amazing trip with Saltwater Adventures . Boat was clean and comfortable . I learned a lot about Flounder fishing . This will be my go to boat for all future charter fishing in OCMD.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Martinsburg, WV
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Great morning fishing with Capt John and first mate Hunter. Happy Almost Birthday John!!🎉
Wendy  K.
Wendy K. Huntingdon, PA