Maryland Fishing Charters

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Top Maryland Destinations

Maryland: 153 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from US $175
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Annapolis
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trips from US $175
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Solomons
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
Tracys Landing
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trips from US $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Baltimore
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trips from US $425
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from US $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(278 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from US $425
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Chesapeake Beach
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(62 reviews)
Stevensville
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trips from US $175

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 US $544, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,026 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 – US $288
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $473
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $517
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $648
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $754
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $814
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $900

Fishing in Maryland

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Maryland

Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
Loosen Up Charters
Loosen Up Charters
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.
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
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.
Good Time Charters
Good Time Charters
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!
Fools Gold Charters
Fools Gold Charters
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.
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
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.
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!! 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.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters 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.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters 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.
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore 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!
Oxford Charters
Oxford Charters 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.
Jacked Up Sportfishing
Jacked Up Sportfishing 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!
Fin N' Feather Chesapeake Bay
Fin N' Feather Chesapeake Bay 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
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC 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
Running Tide Charters
Running Tide Charters 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
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe 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.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
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.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
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.
Chasin Fins
Chasin Fins 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.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC. 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.
Wayne Gatling Guide Service – 46'
Wayne Gatling Guide Service – 46' Rohrerstown, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Maryland?

Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a wonderful morning fishing! Captain Jeff was very patient and helpful with the boys. They caught lots of fish and made life-long memories!
Cheryl  B.
Cheryl B.
Vistaladyfish
Vistaladyfish
Fishing charter in Havre de Grace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
We did manage to catch a 24lbs. blue catfish which was a fun fight. And we caught several smaller ones too. Then we switched to perch for a bit because the stripes were not spawning yet. It was a fun half day. I’ll be back.
Mark  J.
Mark J.
Reel Cool Charters Llc
Reel Cool Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Chester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
The captain made us feel like family which was extremely nice. I will definitely recommend him to all my family and friends. You are extremely knowledgeable, and well organized and your expertise was evident and appreciated. Thanks Michael for a unforgettable experience. Can't wait until our crabbing trip in july
Crystal  B.
Crystal B.
Reel Cool Charters Llc
Reel Cool Charters Llc
Fishing charter in Chester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Nice boat that was a fishing machine. Wasn’t scared to get her dirty or mess anything up as the Capt told me she was meant for fishing. Which it very well did just that. Great trip. Capt was easy to get along with and made it enjoyable. Put me first and got me on the fish. Wish we could’ve put him on one but all good. Great time. Thanks man!
Anthony  C.
Anthony C. Annapolis, Maryland
Loosen Up Charters
Loosen Up Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Comfortable ride, excellent crew, caught our limit with time to spare. What more could you ask for? Will fish with Captain Frank again. Loosen up indeed! Thanks for a wonderful trip.
David  D.
David D.
Vickie Ann Charters
Vickie Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Beginning of December trip. Extremely foggy, we couldn't see but a few yards away. Capt Bob was able to use his radar and sonar to put us on the fish. His mate, Robert, was very nice and knowledgeable. Definitely will be using their services in the future.
David  S.
David S.
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
(95 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
(44 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vickie Ann Charters
Vickie Ann Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 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.
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.
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.

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