Captain Lenny Simmons
Simonizer Fishing Charters
Based in Pasadena, MD, Team Simonizer is the flagship of our Hawgfin Pro-Staff. Captained by Lenny Simmons, the Simonizer strives to be one of the top boats on the Chesapeake Bay.
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Heather Smith
Discovery Channel's “Castaways" and "Naked and Afraid" star, Heather Smith, on the Hawgfin Pro-Staff and Fishing team!
Heather is a true angler, adventurist and an outdoor media personality on various platforms from tv, digital streaming, magazines, radio and social media. Heather was a contestant on the nationally televised, popular reality show Naked and Afraid and recently Castways (
Heather is a a single mother of three beautiful children and a granddaughter. She also owns Heather Smith Outdoors in the Lake Sam Rayburn area.
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Captain Ron and Jaime Buffington
Captain Ron and Jaime Buffington aka Jaime Lynn, currently own and operate JLS Rods LLC. and JLS Light Tackle Charters. They also own and operate the Light Tackle Ladies fishing team.
JLS Rods has a great brand name in the Chesapeake Bay region and our rods have become a staple of serious angler with in the region.
Captain Kayla Haile
River Queen Guide Service
Captain Kayla Haile is a United States Coast Guard Licensed and fully insured Owner and Guide for River Queen Guide Service.

Captain Kayla specializes in light tackle fishing in the Upper Chesapeake Bay and Pennsylvania. She grew up fishing the upper bay with her father and brother learning different light tackle techniques for all species including Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and newly introduced Northern Snakeheads.
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Captain Tyler Williams
Finnaholic Charters
Captain Tyler Williams of Finnaholic Charters out of Middle River has deep family roots in the Chesapeake Bay. One side of his are boat builders and the other side hardcore fishermen. The Finnaholic vessel is a Markley 35 powered by a 435hp CAT that was built by his grandfather at Markley’s Marina.
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Captain Lonnie Johnson
G-Eye Jigs
Captain Lonnie Johnson is a fellow veteran who served 25 years, active duty, in the U.S. Army as a Special Bandsman in the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performing all over the world for some very special events.

Lonnie's passion for fishing brought him to Chesapeake Beach in 1998, because it's centrally located to the DC metro area.
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Captain Jamie Clough
Eastern Shore Light Tackle Charters
Captain Jamie Clough is a light tackle charter captain for Eastern Shore Light Tackle Charters since 2018. He is well known for catching some serious hawgs in the bay.
Jamie is a huge advocate for spreading the conservation word and how to appreciate and conserve our beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
Melody Renée
During camping trips in Pennsylvania and day trips to parks like Centennial Lake, Melody’s mom taught her how to fish with a hook and bobber using night crawlers. Melody fishes on a HooDoo Impulse 105 fishing kayak easily recognized on the water in her little purple boat.

Melody promotes fishing through social media as a way to find peace and balance in our lives. She believes that one of the secrets to finding happiness as grown ups is connecting with our childhood selves. ‚ÄúWe should be doing the things that we loved to do as children, and on the top of that list is go outside and play!‚ÄĚ Melody became known for catching Northern Snakeheads, but she prides herself on always adding new species to her list of catches.

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Philip Demaria
Captain Philip DeMaria originally from New York now home ported in Dunedin Florida. Phil first started fishing professionally as a commercial fisherman at the age of nine with his father and best friend who supplemented his salary as a Lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department by ‚Äúpin hooking‚ÄĚ the waters of Long Island Sound. By the age of eleven he made me a full share partner in the business where he continued to work and learn until leaving for Marine Corps boot camp at the age of nineteen. Phil's passion grew and I immediately returned to the business after serving in the Gulf War and earning his Honorable Discharge. The full time move to Florida has him retiring from commercial fishing to pursue a life on the sea as a recreational and competitive fisherman eagerly looking forward to each new adventure.
Captain Thomas Raley
Loose Knot Charters
Captain Thomas Raley and his fishing team have been running Rockfish/Snakehead Bowfishing Charters for the last two years. During the summer, this fishing team spends most of their time competing in offshore tournaments chasing them hawgs.
Captain Daniel Morrison
Chubby Chaser Charters
In 2012, Captain Daniel Morrison attended 3B's Captains School and obtained a 50- Ton Masters United States Coast Guard Captains License. It is hard to find a day that you will not find him out on the Chesapeake Bay. Captain Morrison has fished many waters up and down the east coast and targeted many types of species. As a young motivated Captain at the age of 26, he strives to produce a fun filled day with "plenty of catching".
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Captain Travis Long
Schooled Up Guide Services
Captain Travis Long from Schooled Up Guide Services is a fully licensed fishing guide in Maryland. Fishing out of fully equiped 27' judge, Travis follows the fish up and down the Bay chasing the biggest species available at any given time of the year. Captain Travis is well known for chasing down some of the largest hawgs.
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Captain Guy Edgar
Skipjack Lures
Captain Guy Edgar from Skipjack Lures grew up on the lower eastern shore by the Choptank his hole life. Guy has been trolling on the bay roughly for 15 years runs Skipjack Lures. You can find him floundering, crushing some snakeheads, or reeling some tuna when he's not on targeting Rockfish.
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Chayson Barnes
Rising Junior Angler
Chayson is a Freshman at Old Mill H.S. He is a MD native who loves fishing the Chesapeake Bay with his friends and family targeting Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch Channel Catfish, and coastal waters in NC and Ocean City. Chayson loves the excitement of fishing when he hears the drag take off or see a rod bend over with his heart pumping. Chayson's dream is to make it possible for the less fortunate to get out on the water and experience this at least one time in their life.
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Junior Outdoorsman
Jr. Captain Luke Helfenbein is an avid fisherman along the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake waters. Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Luke has been fishing since early childhood. With a passion for tight lines and screaming reels, he has traveled all over in search of that catch of a lifetime. The sport of fishing has taken him to Cabo San Lucas, landing roosterfish on spinning tackle to 150lb striped marlin on 40lb drag reels. It has brought him to the windy island of Aruba, landing countless wahoo, large mahi to a variety of reef dwellers.
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