Capt. Art Benton with The"Lady Katy" and "Helen Virginia"
The "Lady Katy"
Captain Art Benton began running charter fishing trips in 2002 out of Wenona, Maryland on Deal Island. His boat, the "Lady Katy" is a 46' fishing boat that can comfortably hold 10 people. There are various trips that Captain Benton goes on throughout the year that depend on the seasons. In the spring and fall, Captain Benton usually runs trips for great Chesapeake Bay Rockfish! During the summer, however, Captain Benton fishes for anything you can think of that lives in the Chesapeake. All of this while enjoying the views of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay! Find her photos under the "Media" tab.
The "Helen Virginia"
The second vessel that is a part of Art Benton Charters is the "Helen Virginia" of Crisfield, Maryland. The "Helen Virginia" is a Historic Chesapeake Skipjack, built in 1948, which is one of only 46 still remain operating today. Simultaneously being used for dredging oysters, the "Helen Virginia" will be used for night cruises along the Chesapeake Bay with a capacity of 25 persons that are willing to have a blast! You can also find the "Helen Virginia" racing against other skipjacks at the Annual Deal Island SkipJack Races and Festival. Nothing resembles Chesapeake Bay history like the Skipjack! Find her photos under the "Media" tab.
Captain Art Benton
Captain Art Benton has been roaming the Chesapeake Bay for 22 years. Being on the Eastern Shore his whole life, he has found his love to be on the water. Nowadays when he is not on the golf course, you can find Captain Art aboard the "Lady Katy" and "Helen Virginia" doing the two things he loves the most, serving others and navigating the Chesapeake!
Captain Benton would like to give a huge thank you to Spanky's Lures for their continued service and help over the past several years. Since he started charter fishing, Capt. Benton has exclusively used Spanky's Lures and he plans to continue using the great lures! Spanky's Lures have proven to be the best in the Chesapeake. For more info visit spankyslures.com!