chesapeake bay


Striped Bass or Shad Fishing 

Season: April – Early May

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 at this time of year.

These fish climb out of their deep winter holding areas and give you 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 crank baits on spinning and bait casting equipment. Both Fly fishing and light tackle produce trophy fish.

Very popular among fly anglers – the presence of American and Hickory Shad are a sure sign that spring is coming and hot action for those who like to fly rod in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Fly or jig fishing these prolific fish is a great time and the perfect opportunity for experienced anglers looking to have a fun day out or bring the kids. Lots of action and fiery fights to reel in is almost a guarantee. Contact Tyler now to book a Shad fishing trip.

If Chesapeake Bay fly fishing and Light Tackle fishing interests you contact Tyler to book a guide service now.


Sight Fishing for Striped Bass, Redfish, and Black Drum

Season: May

Launching from: Eastern Shore, Virginia

If you’ve been searching for the opportunity to sight fish to giant striped bass in skinny water this is your chance! To protect the fishery I am not going to put any more details on my website, however, this is two week window in May so don’t hesitate to contact Tyler now in order to book in advance.


Cobia, Redfish, Bottomfish Fishing 

Season: June-September

Launching from: Eastern Shore, Virginia

Conditions are very sensitive but when the stars come together Virginia is home to some of the best cobia fishing on the planet. Sight fishing to giant cobia, fish over 50lbs are almost a daily occurrence. Contact Tyler for details and opportunities to book a service for these trips.


Striped Bass Fishing

Season: September-November

Launching from: Mid Chesapeake, Maryland

For these trips we will fish the most remote waters you can find in Maryland – it’s a great opportunity to see what been hiding in your backyard. Using slightly different techniques than most we put high numbers of 18″ to 26″ and sometimes as big as 32″ fish in the boat daily. Top water, fly fishing, jigging or any combination can make for a fun and exciting day, don’t wait to contact Tyler and book now as these trips are popular with Tidewater fans.


Tidewater Charters practices CATCH & RELEASE of ALL STRIPED BASS OVER 36 INCHES. 

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