Peake Tide Fishing Co.

Peake Tide Fishing Co. runs fishing trips around the lush waters of Chesapeake Bay. Depending of the time of the year, these waters boast a wide array of fish, ranging from Shad in spring, Reds, Flounders, Cobia, and Spadefish, and on top of that Striped Bass during fall and winter. Even better, Peake Tide Fishing caters to anglers of all levels and sizes, and can take on fly anglers as well.

With the help of Captain Josh, you will reach the fishing grounds and have a fun time on the water. Josh is a skilled captain who has been fishing these waters for a long time. Area-native, Josh knows these waters intimately but has honed his skills on other waterways around the US. He is committed to providing a quality fishing experience.

You will join Captain Josh on his 23’ Parker center console, designed for reliable and quiet trips. She is powered by a Yamaha 200 HP engine, and is fitted with Lowrance navigational electronics. The boat has a spacious, open, and clean layout that offers plenty of room for fishing. The vessel also boasts a custom built tower ideal for sight fishing for Cobia and massive Redfish. She can take up to four anglers.

As for the fishing action, well, it’s versatile to say the least. Spring will see you fishing the historic James River for Hickory and American Shad and Striped Bass (‘Rockfish’) on light tackle and fly. Use summer to explore the inshore waterways of the bay looking for Redfish, juicy Flounder, Cobia, Spadefish, and much more. Scout around flats of the Mobjack Bay or the Great Wicomico River for some nice bottom specimens. Once the fall hits, it’s all about that Bass. Head out from Kilmarnock for some water blast. Anglers are allowed two fish per person.

When packing for the trip, bring snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock. The captain will provide the fishing gear. Pack a camera to get a good shot of your catch. If you can’t find a spot here, just scroll down and click on captain’s name to check out his other boat.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Chesapeake Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    price breakdown
    A full day fishing trip is for hardcore anglers bent on getting Cobia, massive Redfish, Flounder, Spadefish, Rockfish, and more. Starting from the Back River, you will explore the rich fisheries to get your big catch. And summer's a perfect time to do so. You can do sight fishing for Cobia or try spotting Redfish, or go after Flounder. Captain Josh will bring the gear, and you should pack sunblock, sunglasses, a cap, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fall Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 4 - Jan 1
    $600
    price breakdown
    Hardcore anglers, this full day trip is meant for you. You will target famed Striped Bass. They are strong, they put an amazing fight, and we all like fishing for them. Captain Josh will take you to rich grounds, and will supply the fishing gear. You will head out of Kilmarnock. Light tackle jigging, casting, and fly fishing are the primary techniques. Bring snacks, beverages, a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock, along with comfortable clothes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Chesapeake Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    Summer grants the most diverse fishing opportunities of the Chesapeake Bay. You will be targeting Cobia, big Redfish, Flounder, Spadefish, and more. You will start from the Back River in the lower bay and then explore the rich grounds. The custom tower is great for spotting Cobia and schools of giant Redfish from afar. You can also go jigging for tasty Flounder, or fishing for Spadefish. The captain will bring the gear, you should pack sunblock, sunglasses, a cap, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Chesapeake Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    Use summer afternoons to get Cobia, massive Redfish, Flounder, Spadefish, and more. You will head out from the Back River into the lower bay and scout for the local hot spots. The tower will let you spot Cobia and Redfish, or if the conditions aren't bright, you can try jigging for tasty Flounder and fishing for Spadefish. The captain will supply the gear, you should pack sunblock, sunglasses, a cap, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fall Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 4 - Jan 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    This trip lets you fish for one of the most desired fish of the entire East Coast. Yes, it’s Striped Bass. Get up early and go get them. You will fish out of Kilmarnock, Va, hoping to reel in ‘Rockfish’. You will try light tackle jigging, casting, and fly fishing. These methods prove to be a rewarding experience as you are in charge of fish from the start till the end. The captain will provide the gear, you should bring snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock, along with comfortable clothes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fall Striped Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 4 - Jan 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    This afternoon trip can be quite productive. You will be going after one of the most prestigious fish of the Chesapeake Bay. You will be fishing out Kilmarnock. Striped Bass are a marvel due to their strength and you will be fishing for them using light tackle jigging, casting, and fly fishing. The captain will supply the gear, and you need to bring drinks, snacks, a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, put on adequate clothes and footwear. Prepare for the ride and some biceps popping action.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Shad James River (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - May 1
    $350
    price breakdown
    This seasonal trip will see you fishing around the James River in downtown Richmond. The spring time is best used for Shad run, and you will target Hickory and American shad, along with Striped Bass. Shad are masters of putting up scrappy, airborne fights. On an average day, you will try fishing with light fly or spinning rods. It's exciting, and you can hope to get even 50 or more of them on a half day. The gear is supplied, bring snacks, drinks, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Shad James River (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - May 1
    $350
    price breakdown
    This afternoon package is for those with a busy morning. You don't want to miss spring Shad run in Richmond's James River. Targeting Hickory and American shad, along with Striped Bass, you will have a blast. They are super strong. You can try fishing with light fly or spinning rods. The gear is supplied, bring snacks, drinks, and adequate clothing. You can sometimes even get over 50 of them on a half day trip.
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About the Captain

Josh Saunders
Hampton, Virginia, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since Octubre 2017
Owner and operator of the Peake Tide Fishing, Captain Josh runs fishing trips around his home waters of the Chesapeake Bay and her tributaries. He has fished different waters around a number of states. Josh strives to find the best fishing spots for his clients and loves helping them get their dream catch. He always works on improving his skills and knowledge. Whether you want to practice your casting skills using fly or improve the light tackle techniques, Captain Josh is there to help. His goal is to make your trip unforgettable and safe. His in-depth knowledge of the area will prove invaluable when you step onboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shad Shad
Spadefish Spadefish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha F200 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mike G.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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VERIFIED   Noviembre 27, 2019
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Septiembre 30, 2017
I have booked Capt Josh Saunders several times throughout the past few years. Each trip brings a new adventure whether we fly...
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Eric L.
Hampton, VA
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VERIFIED   Mayo 26, 2019
Great guide, solid boat, and fantastic fishery. We brought our 4 year old and Josh made sure to provide an experience that...
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Ken P.
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VERIFIED   Julio 6, 2018
By far the best experience we had this week while staying at Sandbridge. Josh put us on Spadefish and we caught our limit!...
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Ken D.
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VERIFIED   Abril 10, 2019
Capt Josh was knowledgeable and likable.  He put me on fish all morning.  Had a great time.  Highly recommend...
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