On the Maryland side of the Chesapeake Bay, Striped Bass, or as they are known locally Rockfish, are the fish of choice for anglers lucky enough to fish these fertile waters. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and is home to numerous fish. The bite inshore and nearshore are amazing, and going way offshore, the bite is out of this world. There are plenty of Maryland Chesapeake Bay fishing charters with experienced local captains and crew ready to take you for a day on the water full of fun and loads of tasty fish.
Inshore, you have the Bay and the many rivers and tributaries that empty into the Bay. The professional Chesapeake Bay fishing charters based all over the Maryland part of the Bay know where the fish are and have many tips and tricks to put you on and keep you on the fish all day.
There are seasons for a few local fish, including the most popular Rockfish. During the summer months, most of the fish are in season and waiting for your hook. Other fish besides the Rockfish include Redfish, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Chain Pickerel in the shallows and Cobia and Spanish Mackerel found in the deeper waters and structures of the Bay itself. Also, in the flats during the summer, you can try your luck with the Tarpon that migrate here. Drop a line or cast a fly and get ready for a fight.
Nearshore and offshore is fun fishing for bottom fish like Snapper, Croakers and Seabass. Or you can target Bluefish, Rockfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel and many others. While not technically Chesapeake Bay fishing, many charters will take you out to the Gulf Stream. If you want a real challenge, you can take a long day out to sea to battle with the trophy fish every angler wants to land. Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi and more are all waiting in these deep blue waters. It may be a long journey, but when you have a monster take your hook and your line is screaming, the time spent is so worth it after the fight. Your Chesapeake Bay fishing charter will take you where the fish are and help put you one the fish, no matter where you decide to go.
You will have a blast with the crew aboard your Maryland Chesapeake Bay fishing charter no matter where on the Bay you decide to drop your line. Whether you go in-season and bring home a cooler full of tasty Rockfish and other species or off-season, you come home with memories to last a lifetime. Your Chesapeake Bay fishing charter can and will get you to where the fish are and, with their help, have you hauling in fish after fish.