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Salt Treated Fishing is owned and operated by USCG certified 100 Ton Master, Captain Zachery Hoffman. Captain Zack grew up with the Chesapeake Bay in the footsteps of his back yard. His passion for fishing has been lifelong.

By age 20, Captain Zack had rebuilt a 24’ Privateer and started his own charter business, Salt Treated Fishing. Since 2013, he has found the winner's circle in many major tournaments on the Bay, and in 2014 became the youngest angler to appear on George Poveromo’s “World of Saltwater Fishing” show.

Captain Zack and his Salt Treated charter operation guarantee to accommodate all skill levels and ensure your trip will be an unforgettable experience while fishing with one of the most successful and well known inshore charter operations in the Mid-Atlantic.

In the Spotlight

Captain Zack and the Salt Treated brand make their name further known at seminars like the Bass Pro Series where Capt. Zack has lectured on cobia as "Virginia's cobia authority" since 2013. Captain Zack also frequents talk radio, as well as syndicated television shows such as George Poveromo's "World of Saltwater Fishing." Zack, just 22 when he first appeared on that show in 2014 -- remains the youngest professional angler to co-star alongside Captain Poveromo. Zack's most recent appearance was in February 2024, now available on the Discovery Channel.

Finally, Captain Zack enjoys extensive coverage in major nationwide publications such as Coastal Fishing and Saltwater Sportsman where he provides "how-to" columns.

Tournament Wins

Truth is in our tournament record. From 2013 to present, Salt Treated Fishing has placed in many major tournaments.  Our total winnings -- which today approach $100,000 -- testify to the consistent performance our customers can count on.

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