As the “Charter Fishing Capital of Maryland”, visitors can access the best private charters on the Chesapeake Bay from the Rod ‘N’ Reel. A fleet of over a dozen charter boats to choose from will help you reel in the catch of the day. If you hook it, the restaurant will cook it! Bring your fish filets to Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant and the chef will cook it just the way you would like!
Miss Lizzy Chesapeake Beach Head Boat
The Miss Lizzy, licensed for up to 70 passengers, is a 65-foot Bonner vessel constructed in 1994. It boasts a climate-controlled indoor cabin with two A/C units and separate restrooms for men and women. Additionally, the upper deck can accommodate up to 12 passengers and offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
Bottom Fishing Rates - 5 hr. trip 8am - 1pm
Starting May 27th: Sundays
Starting June 17th: Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Sunday
$60 per person
*Holiday Mondays will be a 7 hour trip, $75 per adult, $50 per child. Holiday Mondays include May 29th, July 3rd, and September 4th.
Bottom Fishing Rates - 7 hr. trip 8am - 3pm
Starting May 27th: Saturdays
Starting June 17th: Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday
$75 per person
Bottom Fishing Information
Rod Rentals can be purchased at the boat - $6 (cash only)
Daily fishing trips are first come, first serve. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the departure time to purchase your ticket in the tackle shop.
2 Hour Cruise To Nowhere
2-hour Chesapeake Bay cruise along the western shore or over to Sharps Island Lighthouse. Great for birthdays, family reunions, remembrance ceremonies, graduations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners. Bring your own beverages and food. Catering available through Rod 'N' Reel Resort.
Minimum of 25 passengers.
$500 deposit required | $40 per person | 15% mate gratuity billed | *$250 each additional hour for up to 2 additional hours.
*Delivery fee of $150/hour for pickup and drop off at another location.
Note: guests can board 15 minutes before departure. 15 minutes is provided at the end of the trip to disembark.
Things to know before booking your trip:
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.
Monday – Thursday
6 Pack Charter: 6 hour $550 / 8 hour $700
Over 6 Pack Charter: 6 hour $575, $80 for each person over six
8 hour $775, $80 for each person over six
Friday – Sunday
6 Pack Charter: 6 hour $675 / 8 hour $800
Over 6 Pack Charter: 6 hour $700, $89 for each person over six
8 hour $825, $89 for each person over six
Types of Fishing:
Trolling: 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.
Bottom fishing: 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.
Chumming: 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.
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.
Capt. Mike Harris
46ft; 800 Caterpillar
Licensed for 6 passengers
Call: 301-717-5905 for reservations
Capt. Damon K. Williams
CRACK OF DAWN
50' X 16', Twin John Deere diesel engines
Licensed for 42 passengers
Call 410-474-9858 for reservations.
Born and raised in Calvert County and growing up in Chesapeake Beach, Captain Damon has been making his living in the Chesapeake Bay Outdoors for three decades. Fresh out of school Captain Damon bought his first commercial license and charter boat, the Rockhound, from the family of famed lure maker Captain Arden Cather. Since then, Captain Damon has operated his boats from Massachusetts to Florida. Captain Damon holds a USCG Masters License, MD State Fishing Guide License, MD Outfitters License, and NOAA’s Highly Migratory Species Charter Permit
Capt. Chris Mills
40' X 13', Single 450 Cummins Diesel
Licensed for 22 passengers
Call 443-532-1025 for reservations.
Captain Chris Mills is a longtime resident of Calvert County and currently calls North Beach home with his wife Dawn and son Tyler. Chris has more than 20 years of experience working on charter boats. For several years, he spent most of his time on Captain Ed O'Brien's "Semper Fidelis" and became a Coast Guard Certified Captain in 2007. Chris lives by the hard-to-argue-with motto: "Life is Good." Especially when it comes to spending a day on the Chesapeake Bay.
Capt. Marty Simounet
Builder: Harry White
40' X 13.5', Single 375 hp Diesel
Licensed for 20 passengers
Call 410-474-4105 for reservations.
Step aboard the “Kyran Lynn” with Captain Marty Simounet and crew for a fun-filled day of Chesapeake fishing. Watch the sun pop over the horizon as you head to the local fishing grounds. Then feel the excitement build as you wait for Capt. Marty to signal "lines in," and compete to be the angler in your party who catches the biggest fish
Capt. Marcus Wilson
375 HP John Deere 45' X 13'
Licensed for 22 passengers
Call 301-785-1199 for reservations.
Years ago, in his mid-20s, Captain Marcus Wilson started fishing on the Bay with his dad like many a young Captain. More recently, he gained experience working as a mate on some of the best charter boats in the mid-Bay area. He's had the opportunity to fish with Drew Payne on the “Worm,” Marty Simounet on the “Kyran Lynn,” Eddie Green on the “Plumb Crazy,” and Jamey Danford on “Kelly D.” Now Captain Marcus has his own boat and is excited to build his own charter business.
Capt. Ed Green Jr.
42' X 14', Twin 355 Cat
Licensed for 18 passengers
Call 301-233-0377 for reservations.
Captain Eddie Green Jr. is a fisherman. Period. Or should we say, exclamation point. His passion for fishing is matched by a long track record exploring the Chesapeake—including growing up working with his dad on the "Why Not" and 13 successful years on his former "Bay Raider." Plumb crazy for fishing? You bet.
Capt. Wayne Schuhart
TRICIA ANN II
46' X 14'
Licensed for 24 passengers
Call 301-751-6056 for reservations.
Captain Wayne Schuhart has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay since he was in his teens. Whether it's trolling for Trophy Rockfish or live lining for smaller summertime rock, Captain Wayne will make sure you have a fishing day to remember. He holds a 100-Ton Near Coastal U.S.C.G. Master Captain’s license and an advanced degree in going the extra mile.