Angler’s Connection Guide Service is proud to offer a broad range of quality light tackle and fly fishing trips throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The Chesapeake is an angler’s paradise and the “Striped Bass Capital of the World.” In addition to stripers, the Bay also offers good opportunities for Bluefish, Spanish Mackeral, Redfish, and Speckled Trout.


Fish on!

Angler’s Connection offers fishing opportunities in a variety of ways, locations, and techniques. Big fish in shallow water, breaking fish on the surface, jigging offshore structure, casting to a serene shoreline, and working top-water lures over a tide rip are possible on the Bay, sometimes all in one outing! Great fishing, good humor, and a knowledgeable guide are what you get when you fish Capt. Richie Gaines and Angler’s Connection Guide Service.

Your Guide

Guiding professionally in the Chesapeake Bay region for over thirty years, I’ve earned a reputation as one of the premier light tackle and fly fishing guides on the Chesapeake. A good guide should be part fish, teacher & coach, with a bit of stand-up comic thrown in. Catching fish is certainly the primary goal, but learning and improving techniques and tactics while having fun is an added bonus when we fish together. Remember, knowledge has no value unless it is shared.


Let’s go fishing!

As a “guerrilla” guide – I follow the best fishing opportunities up and down the Chesapeake throughout the year. From shallow water fishing on the Susquehanna Flats in the spring, jigging structure in the mid-Bay, or the early winter bite on the lower reaches of the Bay, I’m there with the knowledge, equipment, and gear to guide you!

I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors and spend a great deal of time chasing fish and game on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Fishing the Chesapeake Bay region for 40+ years and my desire to share my knowledge evolved into forming Anglers’ Connection Guide Service. The best fishing gear, boats, & equipment the industry has to offer coupled with a lot of local fishing knowledge allow me to provide quality and enjoyable fishing trips for my customers.


Redfish anyone?

I’ve been fortunate to have been featured on ESPN’s North American Outdoors, OLN’s Sport Fishing Magazine, and Fishing with Roland Martin television showsI am a proud member of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), a founding member and President of the Chesapeake Guides Association, and served as Chairman of the Maryland Sport Fishing Advisory Commission for several years. While I have certainly benefited from working on the Bay I have also worked hard to give back to the resource and it’s fisheries.


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