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Capt. Tyler Nonn
1604 Appleton Rd
Elkton, MD 21921

Phone: 443-553-0277


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Chesapeake Bay

Migratory Striped Bass and American
Launching from: North East, MD
During the spring months Tidewater Charters can be found on the Upper Bay and Mid Chesapeake Bay! Fly fishing and Light tackle anglers can chase giant striped bass in only a few feet of water. These fish climb out of their deep winter holding areas and give us a great opportunity to hook up with a truly massive fish. Anglers can throw giant streamers on 10 to 12wt fly rods or large soft baits, poppers, and crankbaits on spinning and baitcasting equipment. Both Fly fishing and light tackle produce trophy fish. Tidewater Charters practices catch-and-release of these giants year round. If Chesapeake Bay Fly fishing and Light Tackle fishing interests you now is your time!
Where to stay:
Holiday Inn Express
(410) 287-0008

Comfort Inn & Suits
(410) 287-7100


Fly Fishing for Shad

Very popular among fly anglers the American and Hickory Shad are a sure sign that spring is coming and hot action for fly rodders in the Chesapeake Bay watershed!



Striped bass Trips

Full Day : $550
Half Day: $400

*Rates based on 2 anglers. For each additional angler a $50 fee is added up to four anglers maximum.

Shad Fishing Jet boat Trips

Full Day : $400
Half Day: $325

*two angler maximum (only exception is kids)

Florida Keys Trips

Inshore : $650
Half Day: $450

Offshore: $750

*Rates based on 2 anglers. For each additional angler a $50 fee is added up to four anglers maximum.

Typical full day charters are 7 to 8 hours of fishing and half day charters are 4 hours.
What you need to bring:

  • Rain gear
  • Camera
  • Lunch, any beverage besides water

What we supply:

  • All top notch fly and spinning rods
  • Flies, lures, and/or bait
  • water

Florida Keys

Jan- March
Sailfish, tuna, tarpon, grouper, sharks, cudas, kingfish and more..

Launching from: Big Pine Key, FL
Here we come Florida Keys! Sailfish, tuna, tarpon and more! Tidewater heads south with boat in tow, our winter operations based out of Big Pine Key which is about 25 miles from Key West, FL. Sailfish typically arrive in Mid January and stay through March in fishable numbers. Tidewater Charters uses the same 23′ custom Jones Brother’s center console boat that we target striped bass with in MD. So, weather does play a part in our offshore fishing ability but when the winter winds blow us out of the offshore grounds we are still able to fish a variety of environments for several different hard fighting species. Along with our inshore and offshore fishing program we love to catch aggressive juvenile tarpon are night in the Big Pine area. There are lots of pinch points and feed areas where the juvenile tarpon, up to 60lbs, congregate to feed at night on out going tides. It’s a ton of fun and many anglers have the opportunity to hook multiple tarpon in a night.














Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing


We specialize in Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing and Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle fishing for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay! From beginners to the most advanced anglers Tidewater Charters is the number one choice for a great time and experience while chasing the east coast’s favorite inshore game fish!
Our philosophy is move with the fish. Starting the season out on the Upper Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing and Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle fishing for striped bass and ending the season in Lower Chesapeake Bay Fly Fishing and Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle fishing for migratory winter striped bass. The Chesapeake Bay is home to the largest group of migratory striped bass in the world and for anglers that translates to some great fishing in your own backyard!


Looking for something different?! Try one of Tidewater Charters’ destination trips! Try the Florida Keys! Tarpon, tuna, sailfish and grouper are just a few of the species that we target down south!photosldfjldsk

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