Herring Bay Charters

6124 Drum Point Road
Deale MD, United States

Herring Bay Charters is based in Deale, Maryland. The Captain and his crew fish the water of the Chesapeake Bay, specializing in catching Striped Bass, Bluefish, White Bass, Black Drum, and many other species. Herring Bay Charters can accommodate any angler’s needs, so your age and expertise don’t matter!

Enjoy your fishing adventure with Herring Bay Charters aboard a 38-foot boat, which comes powered by twin 200 HP Volvo engines. The vessel is fully rigged with navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, a fish finder, and a radar. There is an anchoring system carried on board, an ice-box, a toilet for your maximum comfort on the water, and a live bait tank. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers.

Herring Bay Charters offers six and eight-hour trips. If you want to fish for a trophy Striped Bass, the season starts in mid-April and lasts a month. If it’s a summer Striped Bass that you are after, then the best time to catch them would be mid-May to December. You will also get a chance to fish for Black Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Weakfish.

Each fishing adventure with Herring Bay Charters comes inclusive with the licenses for you and your group, as well as rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. The crew will clean and fillet the catch after the trip so that you can take it home with you and have for dinner. You can feel free to bring snacks and drinks in your cooler, along with sunscreen, proper clothing for the weather, and a camera. Alcoholic drinks are also allowed, but in moderation.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This eight-hour package includes all the necessary fishing gear, tackle, and licenses. You will be fishing in the Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, White Bass, Black Drum, and other species depending on your personal preferences and the season!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Join the Captain and his crew and fish the beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay. You will be targeting Bluefish, Striped Bass, White Bass, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Join the Captain and his crew and fish the beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay. You will be targeting Bluefish, Striped Bass, White Bass, and many other species.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Perch (Silver)

Spanish Mackerel
Weakfish

Boat Specs

Evens (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 200HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
Checks

About the Captain

Dale Browning
Deale, Maryland, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Dale Browning was born and raised in Deale, Maryland. He grew up working on the bay, crabbing, oystering, and fishing. In 2010, Dale got a U.S. Coast Guard Captains License and went back to the bay fishing. Two years later, he retired from the US Naval Academy Fire Department, where he worked as a Paid Firefighter. Now Captain Dale is the owner and operator of Herring Bay Charters, as well as a member of the Deal Volunteer Fire Department.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Deale Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Went out for a bachelor party. Had a GREAT time. They had fun with us we caught a lot of fish. Would recommend to anyone. We will be back.

Fished July 7, 2018
Dale Browning (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2018

Also had a lot of fun with these guys great having some guys on a boat to know a little bit about fishing they’re welcome back anytime

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This trip looked promising, but ended up being a bust. The Captain was not open to anything. We bottom fished all day with the same bait and caught nothing, while other boats caught something. Sorry, we did catch something, a toad fish. The Captain was so worried about his anchor that we just drifted around alot, with him starting the boat and moving alot, which didn’t help any. After listening to the Captain talk from time to time, I felt that he was more worried about using up his gas and the Fishing trip that he was taking some family members on. Bottom line, we paid for his trip with his family,  He did say that he was sorry that we didn’t catch any fish and that he would only charge us half price on the next trip. We all know that is not going to happen. Overall, just a Bad trip all around. Looking for new Captain!!!

Fished June 29, 2018
Dale Browning (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2018

You can say what you want but I told you when he left you be welcome back at a reduced rate after that I don’t want you back anyway there was also two other boats nearest it didn’t catch any fish either

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We really enjoyed our trip with Captain Dale and John. Both showed great expertise and knowledge in their respective roles. They work extremely well as a team which is a great benefit for the customer. The boat was extremely clean and well kept.

Both were very accommodating and did not jump to conclusions or preconceived stereotypes.

A fantastic trip with excellent results (2 fish at about 60lbs. total) with great memories for many years to come. Planning on another trip in August.

Fished May 14, 2018
Dale Browning (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 16, 2018

Had a good time with these guys turned out to be great fisherman they are welcome back anytime

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