Charter and Head Boat FAQ
What should I wear to go fishing?
Dressing in layers is always best. It can be chilly in the early morning or late evenings so bring a jacket and or a sweatshirt. The sun can be hot in the middle of the day so be sure to wear a hat and bring plenty of sunscreen.Do I need a fishing license?
No. All the boats at the Resort have a blanket license for guests.
Can I bring beer on the boat?
Yes. How much? Be responsible, and above all, keep the good times rolling. If drinking creates safety issues, the trip could be terminated without refund.
What should I bring?
Bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and a camera!
Are fish cleaning services available?
There is a fish cleaning facility available at the dock. You may clean your catch yourself or ask your mate about fish cleaning. There are usually fish cleaners at the dock available to clean your fish for you. If not, inquire at the tackle shop.
What is customary for tips?
Mates depend on tips for their income like a server in a restaurant. Usually tips are 15% to 20% of the value of the trip. Tipping the captain would be viewed as very gracious and exceptional, but not expected, unless the captain works without a mate.
What happens if it rains?
Bad weather must be determined at departure time. If there is a light drizzle, it could be considered a soft day. If the rain is coming down sideways, it's not likely that the boats will venture out. Feel free to call anytime and ask about current conditions. Rely on your favorite meteorologist for accurate forecasts.
Where will we be fishing?
In general, the boats fish from Bloody Point to Cove Point and the Choptank River.
How many fish can we keep?
This guide is only intended as summary. Regulations are subject to change. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has done a great job managing and keeping our fisheries sustainable. If you are asked to participate in a fishing survey, that’s a good thing. Better information, better decisions!