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Browse the gallery of boats available for your charter fishing expedition to find the right boat and the right captain for your particular outing. As you click the name of each boat, you will find images and details displayed below so that you can customize your trip and get to know your captain before you even report to the bridge.


  • Capt. Randy Dean
  • Builder - Robins 40 x 13'6, Caterpillar
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Ph: 410-259-9496



  • Capt. Frank Henderson
  • Builder - Evans with 610
  • Licensed for 28 passengers
  • Ph: 301-325-3485

Captain Frank has been fishing at the Rod N Reel since he was a kid mating on a host of boats gaining experience. Captain Frank is active U.S. Coast Guard, 26 years and counting. His Charter Fishing and professional background ensure a unique Chesapeake Bay experience.


Capt. Randy Dean bay hunter boat

  • Capt. Randy Dean
  • Builder - Evans with 220 hp diesels 42' x 13'
  • Licensed for 12 passengers
  • Ph: 410-259-9496

The Bay Hunter is an exceptionally well-kept, comfortable boat, and a great fishing platform. You can fish and entertain in comfort with Captain Randy aka "All around nice guy." The fish have a different opinion of him!


Captain Randy Dean bay hunter ii boat

  • Capt. Randy Dean
  • Builder - Glass Marine 46' x 16' Evans with 220 hp diesels
  • Licensed for 38 passengers
  • Ph: 410-259-9496

The Bay Hunter II is an exceptionally well-kept, comfortable boat, and a great fishing platform. You can fish and entertain in comfort with Captain Randy aka "All around nice guy." The fish have a different opinion of him!



Capt. John Beach beachcomber boat

  • Capt. John Beach
  • Builder - Meekins 46 X 14, 450 hp Cummins
  • Licensed for 36 passengers
  • Ph: 301-812-1505

Define "Mr. Nice Guy", what a congenial guy. It's a real pleasure to be around Capt. John. His brand new Markley is a just plain beautiful. Having fished out of Chesapeake Beach for years, he's got the right stuff to produce a successful trip for your group.


  • Capt. Dennis Zimmerman
  • Builder - Benbow Marine 38', 350 Merc Cruiser
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Ph: 202-439-7011


Capt. Mike Harrischarter boat - chesapeake beach

  • Capt. Mike Harris
  • Builder - Carmen Boat Builders 46 X 16, 600 HP Caterpillar Diesel
  • Licensed for 28 passengers
  • Ph; 301-855-7263
  • Email:

Capt. Mike's career began at Chesapeake Beach. He moved on to becoming a skilled charter captain on the Atlantic Coast. Mike came back and broke the Maryland state record for striped bass (64.7lbs) in 1992. Mike is a consistent producer and serious fisherman. As a full-time outdoors man, he is also a well known and respected goose guide.


  • Capt. Chris Mills
  • Builder - Jones 40 X 13, Single 450 Cummins Diesel
  • Licensed for 22 passengers
  • Ph: 443-532-1025

Captain Chris Mills is a long-time resident of Calvert County, currently calling North Beach home with his wife Dawn and son Tyler. At 46 years old, Chris has over 20 years' experience working on charter boats. For 10 years he was a mate and worked on a number of charter boats. For several years he spent most of his time on Captain Ed O'Brien's "Semper Fidelis." Chris became a Coast Guard Certified Captain in 2007. Chris' motto - "Life is Good" - and so is fishing! Come enjoy a day on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Chris - he'll show you a good time.


Capt. Ken TackettCapt. Justin Tackett daydreamer fishing boat

  • Capt. Justin Tackett
  • Capt. Ken Tackett
  • Builder - Bertram 38 X 14 1/2, Twin Cummins
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Toll Free: 888-6-FISHON
  • Ph: 703-477-5272

The Daydreamer is a 38' Bertram built for the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a comfortable fishing platform with heat and air conditioning. It will get you to the fishing grounds fast with a 25 knot cruise. Capt. Ken and Capt. Justin have been fishing the waters out of Ocean City, MD and the Chesapeake Bay for years. Capt. Justin has been fishing for 27 of his 29 years. They have a passion for fishing that is contagious and wish to pass it on to their customers. Families with children who want a good first time experience are welcome.


Capt. Dave Bailey hooked up ii boat

  • Capt. Dave Bailey
  • Builder - Key West #1 450 Cummings Motor
  • Licensed for 20 passengers
  • Ph: 410-474-2836

Captain Dave started his charter career at Rod 'N' Reel with the highly regarded Capt Claude Sacker on the "Cindy S." Capt. Dave is a Calvert County native, a passionate outdoors man, and crazy about fishing. The Hooked Up II is a comfortable stage for fishing. Get Hooked Up!



  • Capt. Marcus Wilson
  • Builder – Carman 375 HP John Deere
  • Licensed for 22 passengers
  • Ph: 301-785-1199

In his mid-20s, Captain Marcus Wilson started fishing on the Bay years ago with his dad, like many a young Captain.  More recently, he gained experience working as a mate on some of the best charter boats in the mid-Bay area.  He's had the opportunity to fish with Drew Payne on the Worm, Marty Simounet on the Kyran Lynn, Eddie Green on the Plumb Crazy, and Jamey Danford on Kelly D.  Now Captain Marcus has his own boat and is excited and anxious to build his own charter business.



  • Capt. Charlie Marenka
  • Builder - Chesapeake Boats 50 X 16'5, Caterpillar
  • Licensed for 30 passengers
  • Ph: 410-320-2517

At 52 feet the Jennifer Ann is a big comfortable boat, with plenty of headroom to suit captain Charlie Marenka. You won't bump your head under the canopy of this boat. With decades of fishing experience this US Army veteran, former Boy Scout, and retired DC fireman will make sure that your day on the bay is a memorable one.


Capt. Monty Kingjodi lee bay built boat

  • Capt. Monty King
  • Builder - Paul Jones 36 X 11, PERKINS
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Ph: 410-251-2433

The "Jodi Lee" sets the standard for the best example of a classic bay-built boat. The definitive native skipper, Capt. Monty has been fishing longer than he'll probably admit. However, you want to go fishing? Look out for a bright-eyed youthful answer. Monty's motto is an enthusiastic "Yeah right! Let's go get 'em."


Capt. Jimmy King Jr.king fish fishing boat

  • Capt. Jimmy King Jr.
  • Builder - H. R. Green 40 X 13, 330 Cummins
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Ph: 410-257-6042
  • Email:

Capt. Jimmy is a lifelong beach resident and fisherman. Soft spoken and mild mannered, he's eager to make your day on the bay a successful one. The King Fish is a classic Chesapeake Bay-built boat with a single diesel. Bring the camera!


  • Capt. Marty Simounet
  • Builder - Harry White 40 X 13.5, Single 375 hp Diesel
  • Licensed for 20 passengers
  • Ph: 410-474-4105


Miss Demeanor

  • Capt John Murphy
  • 43' Egg Harbor Sport Fish - Twin Diesels
  • Licensed for 6 passengers
  • Ph: 410-610-6617

Capt. John Murphy cut his teeth as mate here at the Rod N Reel Dock. He learned charter fishing the bay with some of the areas best Old Timers, but, that really doesn't describe his high energy modern approach to bringing 'em in the boat. Good Times!


Capt. Jim Gasch miss linda boat

  • Capt. Jim Gasch
  • Builder - O'Neill Jones 40 X 12, 370 CUMMINS
  • Licensed for 12 passengers
  • Ph: 301-855-5381
  • Ph: 301-717-0783
  • Email:

Capt Jim grew up mating on boats here in the late '50s. Ever notice how someone really good makes it look easy? He has a stealth-like power of observation, knowing everything that goes on around him (listening to 3 radios, knowing who's catching what). You never notice he's doing it and he consistently produces exceptional catches.


Capt. Bobby 'Mack' McCormack obsession fishing boat

  • Capt. Bobby "Mack" McCormack
  • Builder - 45 McCormack & Sons 45 x 14'3 Twin 770's Ivecos Diesels
  • Licensed for 20 passengers
  • Ph: 443-624-7179

Born and raised in North Beach, MD, he's a local! He's been fishing on the bay since he was 11 years old. The first charter boat he worked on was right here at the Rod 'N' Reel with Capt. Funny Parks on the "Gannett". "Obsession" has great meaning, Capt. Mack built it himself. It's a beauty!


  • Capt. Pete Ide
  • Builder – 40ft Custom Bay Built, 420-hp Caterpillar Diesel
  • Licensed for 17 passengers
  • Ph: 301-481-1889

Captain Pete started fishing as a mate at the age of 13. He bought his first boat the “Fish ‘N’ Fun”, a 44ft wooden boat in the spring of ’93. After fishing that boat for a few years, he then decided to buy his boat now the “Pelican” that was bought in 1998. The “Pelican” is a 40ft Custom Bay Built. Captain Pete has been fishing for what seems like forever. He has lots of great fishing stories from days gone by to entertain you on your way to and from the fishing grounds.


Capt. Tim Gasch perseverance charter boat

  • Capt. Tim Gasch
  • Builder-Neil Jones 43 X 13, 2-330 Cummi 660 hp
  • Licensed for 20 passengers
  • Ph: 240-678-7023
  • Email:

Capt. Tim aka "Captain Throttles" had a good teacher, his dad is Capt Jim Gasch on the "Miss Linda". Obviously, a well experienced bay captain, Tim is always exuberant about catching the many species that we have in the bay. Fish On!


Capt. Ed Green Jr. plumb crazy charter boat

  • Capt. Ed Green Jr.
  • Builder - Meekins 42 X 14, Twin 355 Cat
  • Licensed for 18 passengers
  • Ph: 301-233-0377

Capt. Eddie Green Jr. is a fisherman. Period. In his other life, he's clearly a plumber, but fishing is his passion. His track record includes growing up working with his dad on the "Why Not" plus 13 successful years on his former "Bay Raider." Plumb crazy? Why not?


Capt. Jon Tkach reel attitude charter boat

  • Capt. Jon Tkach
  • Builder - Glass Marine 42 x 14, Cummings Diesel
  • Licensed for 26 passengers
  • Ph: 410-610-6620
  • Email:

Capt. Jon is a native of Calvert County and grew up fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Capt. Jon started his charter business aboard the classic bay built "Miss Meagan". A true outdoorsman, Capt. Jon's greatest passion is fishing. The "Reel Attitude" is a heavy, comfortable boat, designed for the bay, with great fishing platform. Capt. Jon's got the right ATTITUDE and always goes the extra mile to show his customers a REEL good time!


Capt. Robin Paynerock n robin charter boat

  • Capt. Robin Payne
  • >Builder: Guimond Ltd./Millenium Marine Length: 45 Ft X 15.8 Ft., Caterpillar Diesel
  • Licensed for 12 passengers
  • Ph: 804-814-2573
  • Email:

Captain Robin started mating for her Dad on the "Robin Sue" out of Reedville, VA and is now a veteran of about 20 years. She is young, energetic and welcomes all anglers: the young and young at heart for a fun fishing experience on the big and roomy Rock 'N Robin. Robin's real job was as a teacher, but her dad was the best teacher. He did a great job!


Capt. Ed O'BrienCapt. Ed O'Briensemper fidelis boat

  • Capt. Ed O'Brien
  • Capt. John O'Brien
  • Builder - Markley 46 X 14, twin CUMMINS
  • Licensed for 32 passengers
  • Ph: 301-807-3660
  • Email:

The United States Marine Corps slogan, "Semper Fidelis", is Latin for "Always Faithful" and Capt. O'Brien makes sure of it. Vice President of the Maryland Charter Boat Assoc., Vice Chairman of the National Charter Boat Assoc., and advisor to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Capt. Ed is a dedicated leader in the charter boat industry. Capt. Ed and son Capt. John welcome you to join them for an entertaining time on the super-fast Semper Fi.


Capt. Drew Paynethe worm fishing boat

  • Capt. Drew Payne
  • Builder - Chesapeake Boats, Inc. 45 X 15, 450 hp Cummins
  • Licensed for 30 passengers
  • Ph: 410-474-4428
  • Email:

The Worm is a 1999 custom-built charter fishing boat that's fully equipped with the latest electronic equipment, including radar. Captain Drew Payne has been fishing the mid-Chesapeake Bay area for over 15 years, first as a mate and as captain during the last few years. Whether trolling or chumming for rockfish, or chasing bottom dwellers like black drum, croaker or flounder, Drew often goes the extra mile for his customers to catch just a few more fish.