Three ways to fish on the Chesapeake
In this type of fishing, one or more lines are baited with lures or bait fish and drawn through the water. Methods: from behind a moving boat or by slowly winding the line in while fishing from a static position. Types of fish caught: rockfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel.
A weight is tied to the end of the line and a hook is positioned about an inch above the weight. You can also use the weight to cast or throw the line a set distance. Fish targeted: ground fish such as spot, white perch, croaker and rockfish.
Ground-up fish (chum) is thrown into the water to lure a variety of fish by their sense of smell. Species lured by this type of fishing: rockfish and bluefish.
Charter fishing trips
Book a six or eight-hour fishing trip and let the bay's most experienced captains show you where the fish are. Please keep in mind:
- Charter boats include licenses and tackle
- Trolling does not require bait cost
- Bottom fishing with blood worms is based on market price
- Chumming bait cost is based on market price.
- Boxed lunch options are available. Call 800-233-2080 to order.
Six-hour trip: $625.00
Morning: 6 a.m. to Noon. Afternoon: 1 to 7 p.m. for up to six people
Some boats take more than six people with the same base rate for the first six people, plus $80 for each additional person.
Eight-hour trip: $775.00
You have the convenience of setting your departure time. Some boats take more than six people with the same base rate for the first siz people, plus $80 per additional person.
Following any fishing trip aboard the head boat or one of our charter fishing boats, complete your fun-filled day by allowing us to prepare your big catch. Simply bring "ready to cook" fish fillets to the Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant and our Chef will cook it just the way you would like: baked, fried, grilled or blackened. $16.99 with a choice of 2 sides.