Descripton of our charters

Rockfish/Bluefish/Spanish Mackerel Charters – These trips are about 5-6 hours in length. If you want to get out on the water with your family and friends or you have younger anglers, these charters are perfect! Imagine your child catching their first fish and the life long memories you'll have.  Typically during the summer months the fish are less than 30 minutes from the dock, allowing plenty of time for fishing. Bring your cooler, snacks, drinks, proper clothing & sunglasses and we will provide the rest. We supply the fishing gear, bait, tackle, ice and licensing.

3 Hour Special trip targeting Spot and other fish (GREAT FOR KIDS AND 1ST TIMERS)

We have a 3 hour trip that stays close to Solomons in the calm waters of the Patuxent river.  We target Spot and other fish that are good to eat and fun to catch. No Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel or Bluefish are available on these trips.  We will teach you and your kids catch these fish by yourself!  

NOTE: 3 hr trips are not a fill your box trip.  These are bottom fishing trips where you get to catch a few fish and enjoy a short day on the water.

This is a great way to get your family and friends together for a few hours of outdoor fun at a price that won't break the budget.

Here's a few helpful items.


Here is a list of items that you should bring with you:


Q: What is covered in the cost of a charter.

A: We supply bait, tackle, ice and licenses.  You need to bring your own food, drinks and bags to take your fish home.


Q: What should we give the mate as a tip if we like the service provided.

A: The mate works for tips only, The mates are not paid by the Captain. While tipping is at your discretion, the average tip for a mate is $20.00 per person.  It's a nice way to say "THANKS!" for their hard work before, during and after your trip.


Q: Can I have my catch cleaned at the dock?

A: Yes.  Please arrange to have your fish cleaned in advance of your trip.  For a nominal fee, which is not included in the cost of your trip or mates tip, you can have your catch cleaned at the dock.  Pricing is determined by the number of fish to be cleaned.  If you prefer to do the cleaning yourself, fish cleaning stations are available at the dock.  We do not offer fish cleaning for large quantities of Spot, White perch, Croaker and other bottom fish.

Q: Can we bring more than 6 people on our trip if they don't fish and just watch?

A: No, we limit our trips to 6 people per Coast Guard regulations.


Q: Can we bring Beer or Liquor on board the boat?

A: Sorry, For your safety no hard liquor alcohol is allowed. Contact Capt. Wally for details.


Q: What's the youngest aged child we can have in our group?

A: No infants, it's too dangerous! Not all kids are the same so contact Capt. Wally about your kids ages.

Q: What do we need to bring with us?

A: A cooler large enough to take your fish home in.  Zip lock bags if you are having your catch cleaned.

Q: Is Strike Zone Charters licensed?

A: Captain Wally has held a US Coast Guard Masters license for over 38 years.