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Experience the Best in Fishing: Voted Fishing Booker Customer Favorite 2022 and 2023!

Rock On Fishing is a proud family business that is passionate about what we do. With extensive fishing expeditions across the Middle and Lower Bay and a network of skilled captains, we always stay on top of the fish. Join us and discover the wonders of the world-famous Chesapeake Bay. Rex and his family have dedicated the majority of their lives to fishing in the Chesapeake Bay area, accumulating over 26 years of combined experience. Bring your kids along, and let Rock On Fishing teach them the art of angling!

Personalized Adventures With ROCF Crew

At ROCF, we are dedicated to providing an unforgettable fishing experience tailored to your preferences. Whether you're seeking the thrill of hunting Striped Bass (also known as Rockfish), Perch, and Bluefish in open waters or casting a fly at Bull Redfish or Cobia in the shallows, our experienced crew will guide you every step of the way. Explore the Eastern Shore's islands for a mixed bag, or even create a custom trip of your own. Our team possesses the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure you get the most out of your fishing excursion.

The Angler Season

During the Chesapeake Bay fishing charters season, anglers have the opportunity to pursue various species utilizing light tackle, fly, and live bait techniques. With each adventure, our crew personalizes the fishing experience based on your skill level and objectives, all while targeting specific species. Prepare to be amazed as you hear captivating stories of our crew's exciting fishing adventures in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay's Middle and Lower Bay regions.

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Comfort & Convenience

Our vessel of choice is a nearly 30-foot Pathfinder that can safely accommodate up to 6 guests, including those in wheelchairs. Equipped with essential amenities such as a toilet, wireless trolling motor, and an ice box, our boat ensures your comfort throughout the trip. The crew will take care of all your needs for a fantastic day on the water. We always have plenty of Gatorade, water, and snacks on board. However, please feel free to bring your own food, snacks, and beverages (adult beverages allowed in moderation), and you're ready to embark on an unforgettable journey!

Expertise in All Skill Levels

We take immense pleasure in crafting exceptional trips for anglers of all skill levels. If you're seeking an enthusiastic captain to provide you and your family with the fishing adventure of a lifetime, look no further!

Book your next trip with Rock On Fishing, where Rex and the crew guarantee an experience that will exceed your expectations. Don't miss out on this opportunity for angling excellence!

Rex Barmby

Rex has been fishing and hunting since when he could hold a rod or shoot a gun or bow. His grandfather was a bass fishing guide on Lake Anna, VA, and was a founding member of the Potomac Bassmasters Club. Laura, his mother, still fishes with the custom rawhide rod that Rex’s grandfather had made for her when she was 10. You might say fishing is in his DNA.

Rex has a great knowledge of both offshore and inshore fishing. He has competed in tournaments on both the ocean and the Bay. He brings experience and knowledge of offshore fishing to the Bay, chasing trophy fish.

The USCG Captains' license process is not easy, and Rex has completed the classes and has to take all the required tests to be a 100-ton master captain. He is in the process of completing the few remaining steps to get his USCG credentials.

Rex has a 7-year-old son and loves to take kids fishing and work with folks new to the sport of fishing. Come spend a day on the water with Captain Scott and soon-to-be Captain Rex.

Captain Giovanni Gargano

Meet Captain Giovanni Gargano, a lifetime local of the Chesapeake Bay. One with a passion for the Bay and surrounding waters that are hard to come by. Since he was young, he has spent his time putting around on Jon boats, kayaks, and any other means of being able to spend time on the water that he has grown to love.

After leaving the software sales industry in January, he decided it was time to execute his lifelong goal of putting friends, family, and clients on fish and become a USCG licensed captain.

With over 2600 hours on his Hobie Fishing Kayak in the last 3 years alone, it's pretty easy to tell that the obsession for spending time on the water nearly consumes him.

Whether chasing Trophy Stripers throughout the winter months, Speckled Trout in the late spring/fall, and the drag peeling Bull Redfish, Cobia, and Sheepshead throughout the summer – to say the least, he is hooked!

“The options on the Chesapeake are endless throughout the year, and I’m here to see as much of them as I can. The excitement of catching fish still allows me to experience that same rush of adrenaline I got as a child fishing with my father – and if anything, it has grown tenfold. Watching and helping others catch fish, no matter the experience level, brings me that same exact feeling of joy and excitement.”

~  Giovanni Gargano

Laura Barmby

Laura was born into a fishing family. She grew up on Lake Anna, VA fishing with her dad, who was one of the first guides on the lake and also guided on the Potomac River. They started fishing offshore when she was 10 years old, and she got her first custom fishing rod from her dad the same year.

Fast-forward 10 years, and she gets married to another fishing nut, Captain Scott. Laura and Scott have two adult children, Rex and Julia. Laura loves to help out when kids and ladies are on trips and has fished tournaments as a member of the Light Tackle Ladies fishing team.

Captain Scott

As a father of two and a grandfather, Captain Scott takes special joy in ensuring an amazing trip for anglers of all skill levels.

He combines education, courtesy, and excitement to make fishing fun for all. If you’re looking for an upbeat captain to provide you and your family with the trip of a lifetime, look no further!


Lyndsie Smyser

Lyndsie grew up fishing for largemouth bass and catfish on her parent’s farm pond. In 2013, she moved to Maryland was introduced and fell in love with fishing the Chesapeake Bay. She worked as the marketing manager for Anglers Sports Center for several years. While at Anglers Lyndsie was fishing in the bay for rockfish, snakehead, speckled trout, redfish, Cobia, white perch and more. The addiction took hold, and she has never looked back! Lyndsie loves to travel and has enjoyed fishing for everything from Tarpon in the Florida Keys to striped Marlin in Cabo. Lyndsie and Laura both love helping with the family trips and fishing in the ladies only fishing tournaments