Chesapeake Bay Salt Marsh Tidal Creek Adventure Fishing

On this adventure we will meet in Dorchester County Maryland. This is a special opportunity to experience up close and see the beauty of the Salt Marsh and Tidal Creeks of the Lower Chesapeake Bay. The 16 foot Jon Boat with a 25 hp engine is the perfect platform for this type of fishing. We are constantly moving zig zagging our way through the Salt Marsh and Tidal Creeks. For 35 years, I fished these creeks and know where the deep holes are that hold the fish. After your day, you will understand why every guest that selected this adventure can’t wait to return to run and fish the Tidal Creeks. For your comfort and enjoyment, the Captain suggests that you bring your bug spray and sunscreen and wear light weight quick dry long sleeve shirt & pants. Don’t forget to bring a hat.

Cost is $500 per charter for Backwater Adventure Fishing Guide - June 1st through October 31st

  • Final Payment by check or cash at the dock prior to launching as that is when the final Go – No Go decision is made by the Captain based upon the weather conditions at the dock and the forecast for the rest of the day

How many guests?

  • 1 Guest Maximum

What is included?

  • All fishing equipment – rods, reels, lures, tackle & bait
  • Fishing licenses
  • Fish cleaning services and baggies for your catch
  • Life Safety Equipment as required by the US Coast Guard

How long Can you expect to be on the water?

  • Each charter is approximately 5 hours dock to dock

What Can you Expect to Catch?

  • Rockfish, white perch, spot and maybe puppy drum, flounder or speckled trout


  • Dorchester County Maryland
  • Elliott Island - Launch at Elliotts Island Boat Ramp (McCreadys Point) on Wharf Road

Meeting time

  • Captain will recommend a time to meet based upon the Tide Charts

What to bring? You will be on an open deck boat.

  • Your cooler filled with food & beverage
  • Dress for the weather
  • Sunscreen, hats, hand towel(s) and good deck shoes
  • Extra cooler for your catch

This is strictly a Light Tackle Fishing Trip. Our Guest are provided with “Top of the Line Equipment” to match where and what we are fishing for. We use St. Croix Rods paired with Shimano Spinning Reels spooled with 20lb test braided line using a fluorocarbon leader. Expect to use the techniques of jigging lures (artificial baits) or use cut bait with circle hooks. I want my Guest to feel the strike of the fish along with the head shakes and tug of war with the final reward of winning the battle to land the fish.