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 light tackle guides, charter fishing boats, and head boats to get you started on your quest for the perfect fish. Whether you like light tackle jigging, fly fishing, trolling, or bottom fishing, 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  |  Freshwater  |  Way North  |  Middle Bay  |  Lower Bay |  Potomac River


Morning Star Fishing
Capt. Monty's Morning Star
Sea bass, tautog, and flounder fishing on inshore wrecks.
Capt. Monty Hawkins, 443-235-5577
Ocean City, MD

judith m fishing
Judith M Fishing OC
Sea bass and tog, jacks, triggerfish, trout, flounder, croakers, bluefish, and other species off the Delmarva coast.  
Ocean City, MD


Lowland Outfitters
Lowland Outfitters LLC
Guided Snakehead Kayak Fishing on Maryland's eastern shore.
Damien Cook, 410-443-1528
Cambridge MD

Way North

River Queen Guide Service
River Queen Guide Service
Striped bass, smallmouth bass, and snakehead fishing on the Susquehanna River.
Capt. Kayla Haile, 443-465-2193
Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA

Middle Bay

Badfish Charters
Badfish Charters
Half day, full day striped bass fishing trips, & cruises.
Captain Mike Kent, 410-708-6754
Kent Narrows,Grasonville, MD

chasing Light charters
Chasing Light Charters
Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle Fishing Guide
Captain Larry Geipe, 410.405.7172
Chesapeake Beach, Kent Narrows, Nanticoke Harbor

ebb tide charters
Ebb Tide Charters
Blue catfish on the Potomac in the Spring and striped bass on the Chesapeake Summer through Winter.
Capt. Billy Gee, 410-703-2549
Welcome, MD, Annapolis, MD, Deale, MD

fish with weaver
Fish With Weaver
Light tackle and fly fishing for rockfish, redfish, spanish mackerel, speckled trout, and pickerel.
Capt. Tom Weaver 410-533-0928
Annapolis, MD

Griffin's Guide Service
Griffin’s Guide Service
Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle & Fly Fishing for Bull Redfish, Cobia, Rockfish, and Speckled Trout.
Capt. Steve Griffin & Capt. Drew Grahame, 443.624.0088
Deale, MD

Rock On Fishing Charters
Rock On Fishing Charters
Family friendly light tackle & fly fishing.
Capt. Scott, 240-372-1864
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Salty Siren Fishing
Salty Siren Fishing
Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle Fishing Guide
Capt. Chuck Jones, 410-353-0589 
Pasadena, MD and Solomons, MD

Tricia Ann Charter Fishing
Tricia Ann II Charter Fishing
Trolling and livelining for striped bass.
Capt. Wayne Schuhart, 301-751-6056
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Lower Bay

Fish Redeemer
Fish Redeemer
Fish Redeemer is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization designed specifically to meet the needs and concerns of wheelchair bound guests.
Ridge, MD

Four Seasons Guide Service

Four Seasons Guide Service & Light Tackle Charter
Specializing in Chesapeake Bay light tackle fishing guide services from Rock Hall to Point Lookout.
Capt. “Walleye” Pete Dahlberg, 703.395.9955
St. Leonard, MD

Potomac River

Apex Predators Potomac Creek LLC
Apex Predators Potomac Creek, LLC

Guided fishing trips targeting snakehead, catfish, rockfish, and crappie.
Capt. Mike Sielicki & Capt. Chris Evans, 540-408-3113
Potomac Creek, VA