Truetolife Outdoors

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Relax, fish, and take in the scenic beauty of Delaware’s rivers, canals, and bays with Truetolife Outdoors! Captain Dave Houser specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing for all levels of experience, from beginner to expert, and invites you to join him for a productive day of fishing.

You’ll be fishing the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, Broadkill River, and the Rehoboth, Delaware, and Indian River Bays. Your main target species are Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Weakfish, Spotted Trout, and more! Capt. Dave specializes in a wide range of techniques and will employ whatever is necessary to put you on fish.

On longer 8-hour trips, you’ll experience 2 full tides which increases your opportunities of catching some awesome species. The best time to fish is 2 hours prior to tide and Capt. Dave knows all the best spots to fish from during any time of day. In other words, you can count on him to put you in the right place at the right time! Shorter trips will most likely have you fishing one tide but there’s still a good chance you’ll be able to go home with something nice to grill up.

You’ll be fishing from a 19’ Carolina Skiff flats boat with state-of-the-art navigational and safety gear. The captain has 2 large live bait tanks and a smaller one for smaller fish. He has an icebox for you to store your catch and a cooler for you to keep snacks and drinks in.

You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line Tsunami rods and Daiwa reels. Live bait is prepared before the trip and is included in the price as well. Your fishing license is also covered. Just be sure to register online to obtain your FIN (Fishing Information Network) number and you’re good to go!

Capt. Dave will take care of everything else so you can focus on what really matters, which is to experience the true beauty of nature in it’s most pristine form. Book your trip today, arrive 15–30 minutes early, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Truetolife Outdoors!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Join Truetolife Outdoors on this exciting adventure in the Delaware Bay! This trip typically experiences 2 different tides. You'll have a chance to target Flounder, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more! Fishing gear, bait, and licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to obtain your FIN (Fishing Information Network) number online and you're all set. Pack some snacks and drinks and arrive 15–30 minutes before departure. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Get ready to fish the canals and bays of Delaware on this exclusive adventure with Truetolife Outdoors! On this trip, you'll be fishing at least one tide change. Your main target species are Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Weakfish, and Bluefish. Fishing tackle, bait, and licenses are included in the price. You'll just have to register online to obtain a FIN (Fishing Information Network) number. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready to fill the captain's boat up with delicious fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get ready to fish the productive canals and bays surrounding Lewes, DE. You'll have a chance to explore the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, or Delaware Bay to try and land a trophy Flounder, Bluefish, Striper, Black Seabass, and more! Rods, reels, and bait are included in the price, as well as your fishing license. You'll just have to register online to obtain a FIN (Fisherman Information Network) number and you're all set. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for an unforgettable trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Join Truetolife Outdoors for a productive day of fishing the Delaware bays and canals. Your main target species are Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Flounder, Bluefish, and Weakfish. Fishing tackle and bait are included in the price, as well as your license. Just be sure to register online to receive your FIN (Fisherman Information Network) number and you're ready to go! The captain's got an extra cooler so feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and get ready to create lasting memories in the Delaware Bay!
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About the Captain

Dave Houser
Lewes, Delaware, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
I've been fishing the Delaware waters since I was a teenager, as my parents had a place in DE. Every weekend we used to head to the Delaware Bay for fishing. Times have changed since then, and so have my fishing techniques! I've kept up with the changes. I also run sea duck hunts out of the same bay, so I am on the water almost all year.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Honda 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Experience
6-Hour Trip with Captain Dave
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Shaun O.
Lewes, DE
 5.00
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Great trip with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
I took my 4 and 6 year old boys, as well as my 70 year old father, on a 6-hour trip with Capt. Dave.  Great guy. ...
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Mark P.
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
My family and I came to Rehoboth Beach in mid June and at the last minute decided to try to book a fishing charter.  I...
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Ralph G.
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2020
Outstanding day fishing for flounder and strippers.  We caught a number of different fish which made the afternoon fun...
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Mark S.
Dewey Beach, DE
 5.00
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6-Hour Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
Caught about every fish in the ocean today. Two big Rays gave me an early morning workout. Caught two Stripe Bass on the last...
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Mike P.
Kennett Square, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2020
Trip was great and weather was fantastic. We stopped at 5 different spots and the kids caught fish at each spot. The kids ask...
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