Sustainable Fishing, Marine Biology & Conservation

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Nearshore Light Tackle

Aboard the Fish Finder 

The fighting bluefish certainly needs no introduction in these parts. Pound for pound they're one of the scrappiest fish at sea and they can be found just about anywhere there's saltwater. But along Maryland's coast, the really big "chopper" blues will typically be found 5-25 miles out in the ocean. Here fishermen enjoy the true versatility of these gamefish as they pursue them using any of a variety of techniques and tactics including trolling, chumming, bottom fishing, jigging, kite fishing, plugging, and fly casting.

Throughout the summer, these same near shore waters also become home to schools of king and Spanish mackerel, false albacore, dolphin, Atlantic and oceanic bonito. This smorgasbord of fish can make for some very enjoyable trolling over and around the humps and drop-offs where they congregate. Consider it "a slightly scaled down version of big game fishing."

2019 Pricing

  • Near Shore / Half Day - $650 / 7:00 AM to Noon -or- 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
  • Near Shore / Full Day - $900 / 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We're delighted to guide anglers on any of these wonderful near shore fishing adventures aboard the FISH FINDER. Whether it's trolling, bottom bouncing, chumming, casting, or a little combination of all. Full or half day, we're always happy to let our years of experience put our clients "on the fish" - and into the action!