Lucky Strike Charters

Free cancellation
“Lucky Strike Charters” welcomes all angling enthusiasts to experience the thrill of fishing the Chesapeake Bay! Based in Deale, Maryland, you’ll launch out of Happy Harbor Marina with Captain Shawn Brumley. It’s the ideal opportunity to have a fun and action-packed experience with one of the best guides in the area! Hop aboard a 46’ Markley pilothouse boat, which can accommodate up to 17 anglers. This seaworthy fishing machine is rigged with all the top navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. Make good use of the outriggers to cover a larger surface area and use the anchoring system to stay in place. What’s more this vessel is wheelchair accessible and is fitted with a toilet to make long trips more comfortable. The icebox keeps your catch fresh and the live well helps to entice the bite. You’ll target a variety of legendary Chesapeake fish in the bay’s inshore and nearshore waters. Use light tackle to hook Striped Bass and Bluefish and brush up on your bottom fishing skills to hook Croaker. Fall is the ideal time to go jigging for Seatrout and to target trophy Bass. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a complete novice, Capt. Shawn is happy to accommodate your skill level. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a successful day and at the end of the trip, he’ll clean and fillet your catch. All you’ll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. The crew works hard to make sure you have a good time and a 15–20% tip is customary. Experience one of the most prolific fisheries in the US with Lucky Strike Charters! The state of Maryland will close the Striped Bass season (Rockfish) starting July 16th through July 31st, 2022. During this period no targeting of Striped Bass will be permitted. During this closure period, you will be targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, and Norfolk Spot.

Availability

Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.

Terms

Trip Includes
Fishing license

Trip does NOT Include
Beverages
Float plane service
Guiding
Housekeeping
Laundry
Meals
Pick-up service
Tips
Transportation

Policies
You keep catch

Cancellation

Free cancellation (7 days in advance).

Fishing

Species
Rockfish
Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel
Spot
White Perch
Black Drum

Types of Fishing
Inshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Popping
Trolling
Light tackle
Spinning
Drift fishing
Bottom fishing
Jigging

Gear
Bait
Boat
Fish finder
Fishing Pole
Lure
Rod holders
Rods & Reels

Boat Specs

Pilothouse boat

Pilothouse boat (Custom Built Markley) originally built in 2007. Powered by 1 engine (490HP, Cummins), with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.
Length:
48 ft
Services And Facilities
Fishfinder
GPS
Icebox
Life Jacket
Reels
Toilet
Trolling rods

Operator

Captain

Shawn Brumley

Operator since 1989
Captain Shawn Brumley and his team, Captain Tawn Tipsword and Captain Kenny MacEwan, have over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The crew specialize in catching Striped Bass, Black Drum, and Bluefish. Capt. Shawn enjoys taking big groups of people out, showing them the beautiful waters of Maryland, and, of course, putting them on fish! “Lucky Strike Charters” welcomes all angling enthusiasts to experience the thrill of fishing the Chesapeake Bay! Based in Deale, Maryland, you’ll launch out of Happy Harbor Marina with Captain Shawn Brumley. It’s the ideal opportunity to have a fun and action-packed experience with one of the best guides in the area! Hop aboard a 46’ Markley pilothouse boat, which can accommodate up to 17 anglers. This seaworthy fishing machine is rigged with all the top navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. Make good use of the outriggers to cover a larger surface area and use the anchoring system to stay in place. What’s more this vessel is wheelchair accessible and is fitted with a toilet to make long trips more comfortable. The icebox keeps your catch fresh and the live well helps to entice the bite. You’ll target a variety of legendary Chesapeake fish in the bay’s inshore and nearshore waters. Use light tackle to hook Striped Bass and Bluefish and brush up on your bottom fishing skills to hook Croaker. Fall is the ideal time to go jigging for Seatrout and to target trophy Bass. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a complete novice, Capt. Shawn is happy to accommodate your skill level. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a successful day and at the end of the trip, he’ll clean and fillet your catch. All you’ll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. The crew works hard to make sure you have a good time and a 15–20% tip is customary. Experience one of the most prolific fisheries in the US with Lucky Strike Charters! The state of Maryland will close the Striped Bass season (Rockfish) starting July 16th through July 31st, 2024. During this period no targeting of Striped Bass will be permitted. During this closure period, you will be targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, and Norfolk Spot.

Shawn Brumley

Captain
Operator since 1989

How to get there

Deale, Maryland, United States
Please park behind the large signs at the back of the parking lot at the Happy Harbor. From I-495 (Virginia / D.C.) Take exit 11A off of I-495 to RT 4 South (Pennsylvania Ave). Follow for 11 miles. Make a right onto the Deale/Bristol exit (RT 258). Follow for 5 miles through the stop light. Make a right onto Rockhold Creek Rd (Parks Liquors on left). Go about 1 mile. Harbor is on the left. From US 50/I-97 (Annapolis / Baltimore) Take exit 24 to RT 2 South. Follow RT 2 for 14 miles. Make a left onto RT 258. Go 1 mile. Make a right onto Rockhold Creek Rd (Parks Liquors is on the left). Go 1 mile. Harbor is on the left. From I-70/I-270 (Frederick, MD / Northwestern) Take I-270 to I-495 Southbound, stay on I-495 South and follow to exit 11A (Pennsylvania Ave.) onto RT 4 South. Follow for 11 miles. Make a right onto Deale/Bristol exit (RT 258). Follow for 5 miles through the stop light. Make a right onto Rockhold Creek Rd (Parks Liquors on left). Go about 1 mile. Harbor is on the left.

Book with 10% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: