Maryland Fly Fishing Charters

Maryland Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Maryland

Maryland: 26 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Havre de Grace
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Solomons
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trips from $600
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Chesapeake Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Dameron
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trips from $450

Fly Fishing in Maryland

When it comes to reeling ‘em in on the fly, some anglers want to test their skills against hard-fighting trophy fish. Others want to fill their cooler with some delicious dinner options in a tranquil setting. No matter your preference, fly fishing in Maryland has something to offer all kinds of fishermen. The “Free State” is made up of over 22% water, after all! Whether you want to wet your line in the mighty Chesapeake Bay, or explore one of the winding freshwater rivers, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to experience fly fishing your way. 

What to Expect

Chesapeake Bay

When it comes to fishing in Maryland, there’s one place that you can’t avoid hearing about – Chesapeake Bay. It divides the state in half, meaning there are plenty of departure points dotted along its shores, including Chesapeake Beach, Stevensville, Annapolis, and Crisfield.
 
So what’s the fly fishing like here? Well, Chesapeake Bay is home to a huge population of Striped Bass. Known locally as “Rockfish,” these species offer up plenty of hands-on action for fly fishermen. Even better, they’re here year-round, so you’ll be able to target them no matter when you visit. If you want to fight cow Stripers on the fly, however, the best time to visit is in the spring. 
 
Local anglers recommend using 9 wt rods, as well as flies that imitate eels, crabs, shad, herring, and other similar bait fish. If you’re not sure where to begin, get in touch with charter captains who regularly fish the bay. They’ll be able to help you master this technique!

Rivers

Maryland is packed with streams, tributaries, and rivers that provide lots of angling action. After Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is known for being home to the Potomac River. Measuring approximately 405 miles long, it’s one of the biggest rivers in the USA – which means there are plenty of fish here for you to catch! 
 
In the North Branch of the Potomac, you’ll find various freshwater species, but what keeps anglers flocking back here is the Bass. Largemouth and Smallmouth varieties can found throughout the length of the river, but especially the upper section. It’s recommended that you use a 7 wt rod.
 
Anglers looking to hook various Trout species, including Brown and Rainbow, should head to the lower section of the Savage River. To take full advantage of this fishery, visit in mid-summer, when the fish are biting hard. Experienced waders can even fly fish on foot during this time! Bring along a 4 wt rod, as well as flies such as Woolly Buggers or Hare’s Ear. 

Need to Know

Many parts of the Potomac River have specific regulations in place. These change annually, so make sure you check in with a local guide for further information. 
 
Generally, you’ll need to bring your own fly fishing rods and flies with you, even if you’re fishing alongside a charter. If you travel with a charter that’s specifically targeted towards light tackle and fly fishing, you may be in luck and have your gear provided for you. 
 
Aside from that, all you need to do is grab some weather-appropriate clothing and experience the magic of fly fishing in Maryland!
 
Maryland
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Maryland

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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Natalie  B.
Natalie B. Crafton, PA
There are good trips close to the city. Even trips in the inner harbor can have great fishing. Try guides leaving from the inner harbor, Edgemere, and Sparrows Point. All within 30 mintyes of city.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are good trips close to the city. Even trips in the inner harbor can have great fishing. Try guides leaving from the inner harbor, Edgemere, and Sparrows Point. All within 30 mintyes of city.
David  C.
David C. Baltimore, MD
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Hellertown, PA
There is a two week period at the end of July that you cannot catch and keep bass.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
There is a two week period at the end of July that you cannot catch and keep bass.
Kathryn  M.
Kathryn M. Clear Spring, MD

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