FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing

Recreation, Education, Conservation. Light tackle fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Operating as usual

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/31/2022

John reached out to learn the light tackle jigging game. They caught on quick! Great weather and flat seas.

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/30/2022

Light tackle fishing adventures departing from Annapolis area. Experience a day on the Chesapeake and all her beauty. All equipment and licenses provided. June dates still available . Kid friendly ! Give us a call to set up a customized trip today. Captain Brian 240 372 1820.

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/30/2022

When booking a light tackle guide communication before the trip is key. We send a faq to our customers a few days in advance to set expectations…. including the first formal notification of our luxurious on board bathroom facilities 😀😀😀😍😚🤣

Where are you located ?

We are currently fishing out of Annapolis,MD. Depending on weather and fishing reports,we willl determine the meeting location the night before your trip

Is everything included ?
Almost. Bring a hat and sunglasses and dress for the day’s weather. Our cooler is stocked with cold drinks. Feel free to bring a snack or sandwich. We have all licenses, tackle, and rods. Feel free to bring your special rod.

How do I pay?
Anyway you want. Venmo, credit card (please add 5% convenience fee) , cash, check or PayPal. Tips are appreciated but never expected.
What will we catch ?

Striped bass is our usual target species. August and September find us looking for Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, and Cobia as we move the boat to Southern Maryland waters. Our kids trips are focused on bait fishing perch, spot, and croaker.

Why is the boat named Southern Girl?
Southern- warm, sweet, welcoming. Boats are always feminine - Southern Girl.

Is there a toilet ?
No. We keep a five gallon bucket on board for emergencies. The launch ramps usually have porta potis available that you can use before departure.

Is there protection from the weather ?
Southern Girl is a center console. She’s designed for hardcore fishing. There‘s a canvas “t top” that offers some shade, however be prepared to be exposed to the day‘s weather. Bring one more "layer" than you think you'll need.

Weather Policy
I’ll be in contact the night before your trip and let you know what to expect. Your comfort and safety is paramount. I’ve fished the bay enough to know that a windy day is no fun. Anything over 15 knots makes for a tough day, and we strongly encourage you to reschedule. I reserve the right to cancel due to weather and any payments or deposits will be immediately refunded.


Our side scan sonar has been getting a workout. This is a school of rockfish we found yesterday. The “shadows” of the fish are the dark spots. They appear larger at the top of the screen because as the boat slows the fish stays in the sonar beam longer. An amazing tool that has become affordable for smaller boats.


Spotted. @saltysiren

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/25/2022

Fun morning with some singing reels ! We have one spot open for tomorrow am ! (Thursday).




Quadrupled up


Overheard from the front cooler cushion: “Hey Dad, do you think Captain Bugs can take us out again tomorrow?”

Timeline photos 05/21/2022

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Slow morning. Fast afternoon.


*walk on availability alert* Monday, May 23rd. Call or text 240 372 1820 for more information Annapolis area departure. Light tackle casting only. $150 per person.

Our walk on trips are designed for those who don’t want the hassle of organizing a whole group to go fishing. Simply show up and fish with one or two other anglers for the day. We provide everything - from cold drinks to custom rods. . -fishing

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/15/2022

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post


Last few days have been a blessing. Tons
of fish and beautiful light winds and clear skies! I’ll take it !

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 05/03/2022

Happy American Wetland’s Month!


Some nice upgrades to the boat this off-season! Looking forward to May 1.


New to light tackle fishing ? Hiring a light tackle boat for the first time? We’ll be offering some advice on how to make the most of your trip over the next few days. You’ve selected your charter and reserved a date. Now what ?

#3. Communicate ! Get in touch with your Captain and open up a line of communication. Have a favorite rod you want to bring? They’ll let you know if it’s suitable for the day or if you should leave it at home. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions. Let him know your expectations and any requests.


You’ve found the perfect light tackle charter. You’ve blocked outh the whole day. Now you have to decide what to bring.

#2. Pack light ! There’a no room for a yeti 110 and two thirty packs of silver bullets on most light tackle boats. Leave the bucket of chicken at home too. Our cooler is filled with drinks and some energy bars. Feel free to bring a few drinks or a sandwich…..but the reality with light tackle fishing is there is no time for much else than fishing!


New to light tackle fishing ? Hiring a light tackle boat for the first time? We’ll be offering some advice on how to make the most of your trip over the next few days. You’ve selected your charter and reserved a date. Now what ?

#1. Block out the whole day on your calendar. Sometimes the weather or the fishing will dictate the departure. It’s not uncommon for us to move departure location or time of departure if the wind forecast changes or a hot bite develops.


Thanks to everyone who bid on our recent silent auctions. “No one has ever become poor by giving .” We look forward to spending a beautiful day on the Chesapeake Bay with the generous bidders !


……That time we were stuck at home due to a pandemic and made a 30 foot seafood buffet ! Glad we’re getting back to normal, the phones are ringing, and can’t wait to see the best clients on planet Earth this year !


My niece Sarah gettin it done on the Cumberland! First time on the fly ! . Congrats!


** Update: boat is full**

Room for 2 anglers Monday afternoon. 240 372 1820 txt or call. Everything provided. Catch and release only.


Proud Dad today. Congrats Will! beautiful release!


Always fun to play tug of war. Nice start to the season. Clean release 43”


Proud to be part of the Adventure Theatre MTC silent auction !!!


Received our order of awesome trucker hats from Sportsextra! Drop us a text if you’d like one and we’ll get it in the mail! 240 372 1820. $29 includes shipping in U.S.


Dreaming of Spring. Was there ever a better show ?

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 01/01/2022

Nothing better than the run home after a great day.

More of this in 22 please.


Looking back. Our three biggest light tackle Spanish Mackerel of 2021. .


December to Remember

Photos from FV -Southern Girl Sportfishing's post 12/21/2021

Flat tire, dead car battery, so worth it


We have plenty of gift cards if you would like to give a Chesapeake bay experience this Holiday. We can customize a trip for all ages. . No payment necessary until day of trip!
Call or text 240 372 1820

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