Charter Fishing Excursion

The warm sun, the smell of salt, and the cool breeze are what’s on offer with this itinerary. St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland have some of the best fishing in the state and we’ve got the tools to help you plan the perfect weekend. Fishing and life on the water have a long history in this part of Maryland and we are excited to show you everything the region has to offer for a two day one night experience.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

3 p.m.: Regardless of where you are coming from, make a stop at The Tackle Box. They stock everything you might need for your upcoming fishing weekend, along with some local flare and a few surprises. The Tackle Box has got it all.

4 p.m.: Time to check into your accommodation, The Quarters at Pier450 located in Ridge. This renovated 1940’s fishing camp along the water's edge is perfect for a weekend getaway. With only eight rooms, the emphasis is put on guests and their needs. They’ve got all the amenities as well should you find yourself with any down time, a large porch, kayaks, and a firepit. Head back next door for dinner at POV at Pier450. Their menu includes all of the traditional favorites and a few interesting dishes if you’re feeling adventurous. Venture out to the fire pit with your after dinner cocktail to enjoy the last rays of sunlight as they dip below the horizon.

Day 2

6 a.m.: Early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the fish. Meet Captain Phil of Fish the Bay Charters, a mere 15 minutes from your accommodation. Mornings can be hard, but don’t worry, 450 has you covered! They will make sure you get out the door with breakfast in hand.

Depending on the season, you’ll spend the morning catching striped bass, red drum fish, cobia or other exciting fish. Phil has been fishing here for 37 years and knows the area like the back of his hand and his expertise can’t be matched.

1 p.m.: Come back to shore to relax and enjoy the day’s haul. Captain Phil will expertly clean and grill the day’s catch to perfection and provide a smattering of traditional local side dishes. Relax in his shoreside pavilion until you are ready for more adventuring.

4 p.m.: Once you’ve cleaned up, head down the road to Jubilee Farm for a wine tasting from Slack Winery or beer tasting from Jubilee Fermentations. Slack Winery is a part of the First Landing Wine Trail in St. Mary's County and Jubilee Fermentations is a new operations bringing craft beer to St. Mary's County.

7 p.m.: Keep your fish-focused experience going with another regional favorite. Stop in and meet the team for dinner at Sunset Cove at Point Lookout Marina. This place is down home cooking at its finest and most authentic. Seafood directly from the dock caught that day.

Day 3

6 a.m.: What’s better than one day of fishing? Two! Meet up with Captain Phil for another great day of fishing and adventuring on the seas. Phil not only knows great fishing spots, but is an expert in the history of the area and can show you more sites from the boat. Phil will take you on a new excursion on a different course from day one. Your second days’ catch will be cleaned, wrapped and packed in dry ice so it can be taken home and enjoyed later.

2 p.m.: After you trip wraps up, swing by The Beanery Cafe for some fresh baked goods and pre-ordered delicious sandwiches!

3 p.m.: Want a little more? Before departing the area be sure to head over to Point Lookout State Park and Lighthouse. Point Lookout Lighthouse is located inside of the State Park, is situated alongside Fort Lincoln, a Civil War era fortification. While the lighthouse is closed to the public, this is the perfect spot to snap some pictures for your mantle before heading home!

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