• Calvert County Charter Fleets (Solomons and Chesapeake Beach, Md.): For charter fishing on the Chesapeake, Calvert County, south of Annapolis, is the place to go. The small harbor of Chesapeake Beach is home to the largest charter fleet on the bay. Solomons, south of Chesapeake Beach, has a good fleet, too -- with over 30 charter boats and a few headboats (charters for individual fisherman, charged by the "head") of its own. From either one, the captains are glad to take you trolling or chumming along the Western and Eastern shores of the Chesapeake.
  • Point Lookout State Park (St. Mary's County, Md.): Location is everything at this peninsular park, with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Potomac River on the other. Fish from the pier on the bay, or rent a boat at the camp marina. If they aren't biting in the bay, simply stroll over to the Potomac and try again.
  • Casselman River (near Grantsville, Md.): Cleanup efforts in this area of Western Maryland have paid off. The beautiful and wild Casselman River, once empty of fish because of acid draining from local mines, is now teeming with trout. Fish tales include catches of up to 40 fish a day -- and fly-fishing with the bears. One thing is for certain, though: The Casselman is a great place to fish.
  • Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.