Hoopers Island Expeditions is a fishing guide/outfitter company.  We provide fishing guide services for the local waters around Hoopers Island working shallow water on light tackle.  We believe in - keep it simple, old school feel, and take people out fishing and enjoy a day out on the water and the natural beauty of the area.

Our focus is the shallow water fishery on light tackle for the different species native to this habitat and water conditions.  

When we fish in the spring, it is in the areas regulated by the State of Maryland as catch and release during the spring season.

We always leave from Hoopers Island and fish the surrounding shallow waters, marshes, back creeks, and cuts; essentially our range is from Taylors Island to Hollands Island.  We do not "follow the fish" (rockfish/striped bass) to different parts of the bay.  This allows us to have an intimate knowledge of the habitat, tides, bait, and an insight to the fishery and patterns in many different conditions and scenarios. 

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Light tackle Fishing

Working points with 1/4 oz bucktails.


For the past twenty years we fished every nook, cranny, cut, stump, structure, creek, and marsh with bait, spinning artificial lures, and fly fishing. We built 20 years of knowledge with logbooks & notes on all things related to fishing - from the tides, water movement, habitat, weather patterns, wind and current movements, water temps, low & high pressure effects, color patterns and contrasts in all conditions and too many more to mention.

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Logs & Notes

We have kept detailed logs and notes of all things related to fishing around Hoopers Island for the past twenty years.

We also watched a lot of charter and guide businesses come and go. It was a reminder to us to be humble, be authentic, do not take things for granted, and do not try to be everything to everyone.

Our belief - always do the right thing, be a great steward of the species and environment you fish, and keep your focus on your customers and clients. - Owner/Operator - Adam Xenides

We love what we do, as such, we do not believe in endorsements/promoting products, companies, or manufacturers, especially on social media.

We do not give interviews or do TV shows. All our material, writings, posts, and pictures are property of Hoopers Island Expeditions, LLC.

We respect our clients and customers privacy.