May 2022

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What anglers said about fishing in Washington DC

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
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
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
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
Despite it being late in the season, Captain Billy worked hard to make sure that the guys all caught their limit. The first mate took great care of them, and all had a wonderful day on the Bay. Worth every $. Do not hesitate to book!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Despite it being late in the season, Captain Billy worked hard to make sure that the guys all caught their limit. The first mate took great care of them, and all had a wonderful day on the Bay. Worth every $. Do not hesitate to book!
Robin  C.
Robin C. Chesapeake Beach, MD
Use a guide, such as Rich Johnson who is knowledgeable of the local conditions and can get them on the fish much faster than trying to fish on their own .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a guide, such as Rich Johnson who is knowledgeable of the local conditions and can get them on the fish much faster than trying to fish on their own .
David  K.
David K. Ashburn, VA
come prepared - welcome letter from captain addresses everything you need to know about what to expect, and what to bring, etc. (good company, good tunes, good food, sunglasses, stay hydrated) Take the Non-drowsy Dramamine just in case -
Excellent
5.0 / 5
come prepared - welcome letter from captain addresses everything you need to know about what to expect, and what to bring, etc. (good company, good tunes, good food, sunglasses, stay hydrated) Take the Non-drowsy Dramamine just in case -
Melissa  B.
Melissa B. United States
Check the season of fish first. Rockfish were off season for the first 2 weeks ever on our trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the season of fish first. Rockfish were off season for the first 2 weeks ever on our trip.
Robyn  J.
Robyn J. Sharpsburg, MD
Helpful to go with Captain & First mate that will communicate about the sea.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Helpful to go with Captain & First mate that will communicate about the sea.
Kelita  A.
Kelita A. Waldorf, Maryland
Use Lucky Strike Charters if you want more than just a fishing experience. They are impressive, affordable and kid friendly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use Lucky Strike Charters if you want more than just a fishing experience. They are impressive, affordable and kid friendly.
William  D.
William D. Alexandria, Virginia
You never know what you’ll bring in the boat. It was an off day, not a lot fish caught. But, still was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You never know what you’ll bring in the boat. It was an off day, not a lot fish caught. But, still was a lot of fun.
Sharon  S.
Sharon S. Shippensburg, PA
Want to try earlier in the season to fish for larger Rockfish—we caught and released smaller ones this time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Want to try earlier in the season to fish for larger Rockfish—we caught and released smaller ones this time.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Winder, Georgia
You bet I'd recommend Deale fishing. Of course, we happened to have great weather just after the super hot heat wave in July 2019. Definite return trips in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You bet I'd recommend Deale fishing. Of course, we happened to have great weather just after the super hot heat wave in July 2019. Definite return trips in the future.
Barry  B.
Barry B. Fairfax, VA
Great place to leave from and conveniently closer to home than other places
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to leave from and conveniently closer to home than other places
Jose  A.
Jose A. Woodbridge, Virginia
Good facilities. Fish cleaning station right on the pier. We had dinner at the Happy Harbor restaurant that is next to the pier.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good facilities. Fish cleaning station right on the pier. We had dinner at the Happy Harbor restaurant that is next to the pier.
Paulette  R.
Paulette R. Dunkirk, MD
My son and I thought this was a great trip. The captain was very knowledgeable, helpful, everything was great. We would definitely book another trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My son and I thought this was a great trip. The captain was very knowledgeable, helpful, everything was great. We would definitely book another trip.
Gary  Y.
Gary Y. Frederick, Maryland
Schedule your trip on a week day. There are too many boats on the bay on the weekend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Schedule your trip on a week day. There are too many boats on the bay on the weekend.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Wallace, NC
Best part of our vacation thanks captain Darnell. A great experience because of a great captain. Would recomend to everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best part of our vacation thanks captain Darnell. A great experience because of a great captain. Would recomend to everyone.
Terry  H.
Terry H. Washington, DC
Understand that what fish you catch will depend on current conditions, but you will have a good time nevertheless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that what fish you catch will depend on current conditions, but you will have a good time nevertheless.
Marianne  S.
Marianne S. Philadelphia, PA
Captain Ritchy knows where to go and has years of experience. What a pleasure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ritchy knows where to go and has years of experience. What a pleasure.
Chad  B.
Chad B. Centreville, MD