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Trophy Rockfish (Striped Bass)

Season May 1 - May 15  (1 per person limit)

Rockfish is one of the most sought after fish in the Chesapeake Bay. This Maryland delicacy is not only great to eat, but entertaining to catch. Spring rock fishing utilizes trolling rods with bright colored baits, dragged behind the boat at a low speed. The minimum length on a trophy rockfish is 35" and the limit is one per person.

Summer, Fall and Winter Rockfish 

Season May 16 - December 10 (2 per person limit)

This is the most popular time of the year for charter fishing in Maryland. During this season, fishing methods vary between trolling and live lining. Live lining uses live spot hooked at the end of the line of your rod, attracting hungry rockfish. Live lining is the most interactive and beloved style of rock fishing. DNR regulations subject to change.

Black & Red Drum

Season Year Round  Captain's Preferred May 15 - June 6

Black Drum is one of the largest fish native to the Chesapeake Bay. The smaller black drum are referred to as puppy drum. What's most peculiar about this fish is the loud thumping sound it makes similar to a heartbeat. These monsters are caught with soft crab on a hook. The minimum size is 16" with a limit of 1 per person per day and 6 per boat. The red drum is closely related to the black drum. Red drum have shiny golden scales adorned with a black dot towards the end of their tail. It can be fished year round with a 1 per person limit between 18"-27".

Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Perch, Spot

Season Year Round Captain's Preferred June 1 - September 30

Bluefish is a popular summer fish with a slightly oily texture. Minimum size is 8" and a limit of 10 per person. Speckled Trout has an 18" size minimum and limit of 4 per person. Spot and perch are both bottom feeders and great "panfish" with light sweet tasting meat. There is currently no size or creel limit for spot or white perch.

Spanish Mackerel

Season Year Round  Captain's Preferred August 1 - September 30 (15 per person)

Mackerel fishing is a popular sport. Metallic Drone spoons are used to catch these toothy creatures. Daily limit is 15 per person and "keepers" must be 14" or longer.

Season Year Round Captain's Preferred May 1 - July 1

Although "noodling" is a fairly popular method of catching mud cats, in the Chesapeake Bay we catch them with cut up bunker or crab. Catfish are excellent for frying! There is currently no size restriction or limit on catfish.




Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays require a10 person minimum.

$200 deposit is required to secure all bookings. Deposits for trips on Friday, Saturday or Sunday are NON-REFUNDABLE and CANNOT be used towards a rescheduled trip. Monday through Thursday deposits may be used towards future trips.

Please be sure to bring food, water, sunscreen, appropriate shoes and clothing for the season, a hat (if needed) and a cooler with ice to get your catch home safely. Captain Drew and the crew of the Big Worm will provide all rods and tackle, ice for fish while on board, all required licenses and fish cleaning facilities. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Your mate works very hard before, during and after your trip. A 15-20% tip is considered average.

Please make checks payable to: Big Worm Enterprises LLC

Mailing address: Captain Drew Payne 3150 Karen Drive Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


$780.00 Monday thru Thursday

(6 Hour Trip/6 People)

$1180.00 Friday thru Sunday

(6 Hour Trip/10 People)

($100 per additional person)

Either 6 AM to Noon or 1 PM to 7 PM


$1080.00 Monday thru Thursday

(8 Hour Trip/6 People)

$1380.0Friday thru Sunday

(8 Hour Trip/10 People)


($100 per additional person over 6)

Either 6 AM to 2 PM or 12 PM to 8 PM



Call for more information.



8-12 Hour Trip/6 People

($200 per additional person over 6)

Inshore fishing for Bluefish, Black Sea Bass and Flounder




8-12 Hour Trip/6 People

($200 per additional person over 6)

Offshore fishing for Bluefish, Black Sea Bass, and Tile Fish



Big Worm is the perfect vessel to host your next team building event to show appreciation for your staff. Or maybe you're looking for a lunch/dinner cruise to your favorite waterside restaurant. Bachelor/bachelorette party? No problem. Captain Drew doubles as a rockin' D.J. Big Worm also attends annual events such as The Blue Angels, Annapolis/Baltimore fireworks and boat docking contests. Contact us directly for special pricing, extras and current availability.

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