Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours

Where does Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours fish?

We fish the Chesapeake Bay area, including Church Creek, Charles Creek, Tangier Sound, Pocomoke Sound, Mobjack Bay, Cape Charles.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Striped Bass (Also Called Striper, Linesider, Rockfish  ), Spanish Mackerel (Also Called Atlantic Spanish Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel), Bluefish (Also Called Elf, Tailor, Shad), Northern Kingfish (Also Called Kingfish, King Mackerel , Northern Kingcroaker, king whiting, sea mullet, northern whiting, roundhead, sea mink, minkfish, whiting and barb.), Sea Trout  (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass)

Where in Chesapeake Bay to we meet our guests?

We meet at Gootee's Marine Inc ( 1439 Hoopers Island Rd, Church Creek, MD 21622, USA ), Trenton Street Boat Ramp ( Trenton St, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.