Board the Hot Pursuit, docked at the Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina, located at 4160 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD.
All you need to bring is your hat, sunglasses, food, and drink. We will provide you with all of the licenses and gear that you will need. Responsible alcohol consumption is permitted. Smoking is allowed in outdoor spaces on the vessel.
Sit back and enjoy the ride to the fishing grounds. Captain Don will carefully select a location based on his experience, knowledge, and network. This cruise typically takes 20 to 60 minutes.
We employ a fishing method to give you the best opportunity for success. See “Seasons” section for information on when different fishing methods are used.
Hook a big one and battle him to the boat. The crew will coach you through every step.
Reset and try to land another. We repeat this fishing cycle for approximately 4 to 5 hours.
Relax and enjoy your ride home. This ride is usually 20 to 60 minutes.
Leave with your catch and a smile. We’ll handle all of the boat’s cleanup.
Don has been sportfishing the Chesapeake Bay for over 30 years. As a retired police commander, Don knows how to lead a crew and make tough decisions. This experienced and well-respected captain has a reputation for perseverance and customer service. In fishing, there is never a guarantee for success, but this captain rarely disappoints his customers.
Over 25 year’s ago, Don and Madie went on their first fishing date. Today, they have been happily married for over 25 years and have together raised 6 children. Madie founded a daycare business which she ran for 15 years. Now retired from daycare, she is a personal trainer whenever she is not on the water.
Tommy is Don’s second youngest son and grew up in a household full of avid outdoorsmen. It is no surprise that TJ is now too a passionate and skilled fisherman. Tommy works hard in high school and plans on studying Computer Science in college.
This was my first experience charter fishing, but it surely won’t be my last. Don and Madie were clear and patient in teaching me how to land a trophy rockfish.
These guys are the real deal! I was a hopeless fisherman until I stepped onto this boat.
At 46′ x 14′, the deck and cabin leave room to breath
Enjoy the view from the upper deck
Play your favorite music through our stereo system
Clean and private
$625 (6-hour trip) and $775 (8-hour trip) are the minimum base fares and cover the fares for 6 passengers.
These prices will not be adjusted for groups of fewer than 6 passengers.
Customers are responsible for organizing their group, and there will only be one group on the boat per trip.
$80/person is added to the base fare for each person over 6.
The mate works for tips and a 20% tip is customary.
Recommended Group Size: 8-14 people. Larger groups are welcome.
Fish cleaning charges depend on the type and number of fish we catch. For example, cleaning charge is $5/fish for large rockfish and $2.50/fish for smaller rockfish.
1 Rockfish (at least 35″ long) per person
Trolling (Crew sets fishing lines behind the boat as we slowly drive. When a fish is hooked, the customer battles the fish to the boat.)
2 Rockfish (at least 20″ long) per person
Trolling, Live-lining/Chumming (Crew sets fishing lines around the boat. Customers hook and battle the fish to the boat).
We select a fishing method based on customer preference and what methods are working best.
Cancellations made 14 days in advance of the trip will receive a 100% refund (minus processing fee). Cancellations made within 14 days of the trip will not be refunded (unless canceled by the captain due to weather).