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, Spadefish, 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 20’ Pro-Line center console 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.

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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    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. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for an unforgettable trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:10 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $500
    Get ready to fish the productive canals and bays surrounding Lewes, Delaware. 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. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready for an unforgettable trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $575
    Shark fishing, catch and release only.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:10 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $575
    Catch and release only.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $750
    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. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and get ready to fill the captain's boat up with delicious fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    Inshore fishing plus Shark fishing, 3 hours of each or however you want to split it up.
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About the Captain

Dave Houser
Lewes, Delaware, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
115 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dogfish Dogfish

Boat specs

Pro-Line (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 115HP 2021 Mercury Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Broadkill River
Inshore Fishing
Bays, canals, and tributaries
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 3 miles out (weather permitting)
Reef Fishing
Coral beds
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
2 large tanks and a smaller one
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Kids' sizes included (4 and older)

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Tsunami ,Daiwa ,Lews
Live Bait
Bought before the trip
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 minimum age
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Recent Fishing Reports

Another citation sheephead
Another citation sheephead
July 26, 2022
10.3lbs 24in.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 115 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (127)
Family memories 2022
AM shark fishing
AM shark fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Richard D.
Horton, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on August 10, 2022
Captain Dave really put in the work to give my family a great day of fishing. We were able to catch and see several species...
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Frank M.
State College, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing on May 16, 2022
Following a weeklong of high winds from the northeast, we finally were able to venture out for a few hours fishing in the bay....
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David L.
Murrysville, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) on July 27, 2022
Half day shark fishing trip. 11am-3pm. We marked sharks all day but the bite was slow until about 2:00.  We caught 4 in the...
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Alexis S.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family shark fishing trip

4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on July 3, 2022
While on vacation we decided to try a shark fishing trip with Captain Dave and he did not disappoint. We had so much fun and...
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Joe W.
Millsboro, DE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great morning with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on July 27, 2022
Had a terrific morning fishing with my grandson and his proud dad! Traveled all the way from San Jose to fish in our Delaware...
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FAQs about Truetolife Outdoors

Truetolife Outdoors offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Truetolife Outdoors, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well 2 large tanks and a smaller one
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets Kids' sizes included (4 and older)

Trips booked with Truetolife Outdoors include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Tsunami ,Daiwa ,Lews)
  • Live Bait (Bought before the trip )
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Truetolife Outdoors offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Broadkill River)
  • Inshore Fishing (Bays, canals, and tributaries )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 3 miles out (weather permitting) )
  • Reef Fishing (Coral beds)
  • Flats Fishing

Truetolife Outdoors offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Truetolife Outdoors include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • Ray
  • Sheepshead
  • Skate
  • Spadefish
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Weakfish