Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Charter Fishing Guide

One of the most difficult ways to learn how to fish the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is trial and error. Then there’s the boat issue; we don’t all have one. Luckily, the Bay is full of knowledgeable guides and charter captains ready to show you the ropes. Below you will find a directory of professional guides, charter boats, and head boats to get you started on your quest for the perfect fish. Whether you like to fly fish, troll, or bottom fish, there’s likely a local expert who can lend a hand. If you're just now trying to learn how to fish, our Fishing for Beginners articles are perfect for you. 

Coastal  |  Middle Bay  |  Potomac River  |  Tangier Sound


Morning Star Fishing
Capt. Monty's Morning Star
Capt. Monty Hawkins, 443-235-5577
Ocean City, MD

Upper Bay

Drizzle Bar Charters
Drizzle Bar Charters

Capt. George Bentz, 410-428-7110
Pasadena, MD

Middle Bay

Big Worm Fishing Charters

Big Worm Fishing Charters 
Capt. Drew Payne, 410-474-4428
Edgewater, MD

Family Fishing Adventures
Family Fishing Adventures

Capt. Chris Hendershot
Annapolis, MD

Fin Hunter Charter Fishing
Fin Hunter Charter Fishing

Capt. Tim Smith 410-365-9761
Pasadena, MD | Deale, MD

fish with weaver
Fish With Weaver
Capt. Tom Weaver 410-533-0928
Annapolis, MD

Mallard Charters
Mallard Charters

Capt. Troy Ruth 410-643-1651
Stevensville, MD

ebb tide charters
Ebb Tide Charters
Capt. Billy Gee, 410-703-2549
Deale, MD

Miss Lizzy Fishing Charters

Miss Lizzy Fishing Charters
Capt. Shawn Gibson, 301-855-8450
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Patent Pending Charters
Patent Pending Charters

Capt. John Whitman, 410-703-3246
Deale, MD

reel all-american fishing ventures

Reel All-American Fishing Ventures
Buch Huber, 410-829-8966
Cambridge, MD

chesapeake beach rod n reel charter fishing
Rod N' Reel Charter Fishing
Largest charter fishing fleet on the Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Tricia Ann Charter Fishing

Tricia Ann II Charter Fishing
Capt. Wayne Schuhart, 301-751-6056
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Wound Tight Sportfishing

Wound Tight Sportfishing
Capt. Shawn Gibson, 410-610-6283
North Beach, MD / Ocean City, MD

Potomac River

Apex Predators Potomac Creek LLC
Apex Predators Potomac Creek, LLC

Capt. Mike Sielicki & Capt. Chris Evans, 540-408-3113
Potomac Creek

Tangier Sound

Kingfish II Charters
Kingfish II 

Capt. Harry Nield, 443-871-3499
Deal Island, MD