Strike Zone Sportfishing

Strike Zone Sportfishing is located in beautiful Lewes, Delaware, right on the canal behind the Lewes Harbour Marina bait shop and down the dock from Irish Eyes Bar and Grill. Captain Chris strives to make sure you have a fun, exciting time out on the open water with him, whether you are going far offshore or going for an inshore tour.

Strike Zone is a 29’ Sportfishing boat with a large cockpit to fight fish, a roomy cabin with 3 bed bunks, a full bathroom with a flushable head, and a kitchen with a refrigerator. The boat is outfitted with top of the line electronics for your safety and finding the fish of your dreams.

The captain invested in brand new offshore safety equipment that exceeds Coast Guard standards. He has also added to his arsenal of setups a spread of brand new offshore trolling rods and reels to make sure you get your catch of a lifetime.

You can go after Flounder and Bluefish in shallow water, go a bit further for different types of Sharks and Mackerel, or visit deep spots for bullet-fast Tuna. The captain will adjust the trip to your skill level and needs and show you the ropes if you’re a beginner.

There’s a cleaning station at the dock, so you can have your catch cleaned for a small fee after the trip. Your fishing equipment is included in the price, and there’s also a variety of lures and live bait. You only need to bring food, drinks, and sun protection.

Strike Zone Sportfishing is very excited to take you and your family or friends out on a trip to remember for years to come! Join and have a blast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    $2,150
    price breakdown
    $2,150
    This is a 24 hour + trip where you'll be leaving the dock in the late afternoon or early evening and returning the next day in the late afternoon or early evening. You'll be fishing for Tuna, Shark, Swordfish, and Marlin depending on your preference. Overnight depending on whether you will drift fish with a few lines then troll in the morning till it’s time to head to port. This trip is weather dependent and travel will also depend on where the fish are feeding. Usually a 4-hour ride offshore.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip will be from early in the morning til late afternoon or early evening. You'll be running to the canyons for Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Mako Shark. Trolling will be the predominant method offshore but you can drop baits down if that is the ticket to landing them.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Seabass/Flounder Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Head offshore in search of Seabass and Flounder. A full day trip will give you ample time to target these delicious fish so if you're keen on bringing some dinners home, this is the right option for you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Tautog Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    A full day trip will give you enough time to explore multiple the Delaware Bay and the ocean wrecks to find the most productive Tautog spot. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, and tackle, just make sure to bring some food and drinks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Full Day Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    You will be trolling inshore for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonita, and False Albacore. You'll stay within 30 miles of the lighthouse.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Half Day Tautog Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    For those who like to sleep in, this trip will give you the opportunity to depart at noon and spend the afternoon fishing the Delaware Bay or the nearby ocean wrecks. You'll target delicious Tautog with all the gear and bait provided.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Seabass/Flounder Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Depart later in the day and spend the afternoon bottom fishing for Seabass, Flounder, and whatever else may bite.
  • Private trip
    Morning Half Day Tautog Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Head out as the sun rises and spend your morning fishing for Tog in the Delaware Bay and nearby wrecks.
  • Private trip
    Morning Seabass/Flounder Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    You will be bottom fishing primarily for Seabass and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Half Day Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Catch and release for Shark along the beach and Delaware Bay in the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    Morning Half Day Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Catch and release for Shark along the beach and Delaware Bay in the morning.
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About the Captain

Christopher Keller
Lewes, Delaware, United States
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
My family has been fishing the area since the 1960s. I grew up fishing since I was old enough to hold a fishing rod in the Indian River and Delaware bays. As I got older, I operated the family fishing boat from age 12 till I bought my own boat at age 20. In the spring of 2019, I decided to move to Delaware and start my dream job being a captain of a Sportfishing boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 200HP Volvo Diesel Tamd41A engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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10 hour tour for sea bass
10 hour tour for sea bass
24 hour canyon fishing
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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jennifer V. K.
Reston, VA
 5.00
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Awesome half-day shark fishing trip with Captain Chris!

VERIFIED   Delaware Bay Shark Fishing (PM) on August 17, 2020
Captain Chris and his mate were so much fun and very knowledgeable. I wanted to give our kids, 13 and 9, a fun and different...
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Tom M.
Sewell, NJ
 5.00
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Shark fishing on Strike Zone Sport Fishing - Half day

VERIFIED   Delaware Bay Shark Fishing (AM) on August 6, 2020
Left dock around 7am. Captain Chris and AJ. At 1st site dropped lines. Within 10 minutes we had one on.  We were...
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Steven M.
Maple Heights, OH
 5.00
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Shark trip with AJ and Chris

VERIFIED   Delaware Bay Shark Fishing (AM) on September 28, 2020
First off, Chris and AJ know what they are doing. By far one of the best crews i have ever gone out with. My father and i enjoyed...
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Kolja H.
Wayne, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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Half day PM trip with Chris and AJ

VERIFIED   Delaware Bay Shark Fishing (PM) on September 7, 2020
We chose Strike Zone Sportfishing because the reviews were very good and they offered an interesting half day trip. We were...
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Jodi S.
Clearfield, PA
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First Time Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 30, 2020
This was our family’s first fishing trip—and the kids are excited to go again!  Not only were Captain Chris...
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