Sporting Wood Charters

Sporting Wood Charters offers a unique fishing experience out of Deale, Maryland. They are conveniently located in picturesque Deale, just 25 minutes south of Annapolis and a short 45-minute drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Full and half day fishing excursions are available from April through December.

Captain Joe Cox has a superbly maintained, meticulously clean, and safe vessel. It takes up to 30 guests and features safety equipment such as life jackets, flares, and a CPR-trained crew. This 45’ Chesapeake Bay boat was originally built in 1999 and restored in 2016. Powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots, it is very reliable on the water.

The vessel features a toilet which is a huge plus when you take the whole family out; there are a GPS and a fishfinder that Capt. Joe will use to locate the best fishing spots, a set of outriggers for trolling, an icebox to keep the catch fresh, and a livewell for the live bait.

Depending on the season, Capt. Joe offers a full range of fishing techniques to include trolling, bottom fishing, chumming, and live bait. He and his experienced crew provide full services and assistance including all fishing licenses, top of the line rods and reels by Shimano and Penn, lures, and bait, and fish cleaning is available at the dock.

Fishing in Deale is good for inshore and offshore species with Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Crabs, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and Whiting being available. The best time to catch Rockfish is November through December.

Hop aboard and Sporting Wood Charters will provide a day full of fun, excitement, and fishing in Maryland!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 20
    $780
    Rockfish is what you will be targeting in this period from November through December. Sometimes, Trout is a possible catch on this full day trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - May 15
    $780
    This is a 6-hour long fishing trip for Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Crabs, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and Whiting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - May 15
    $780
    This is a 6-hour long fishing trip for Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Crabs, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and Whiting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 20
    $680
    This is a 6-hour long fishing trip for Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Crabs, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and Whiting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 20
    $680
    This is a 6-hour long fishing trip for Striped Bass, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Crabs, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and Whiting.
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About the Captain

Joe Cox
Deale, Maryland, United States
42 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2017
I am one of the youngest captains on the Chesapeake Bay. Being born and raised in Deale, MD, I have been working on the water since age 10, I have a tremendous amount of experience. I am on the water every day and can promise the best possible chance of a successful day of fishing for all customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Crab Crab
Perch (White) White Perch
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Chesapeake (Bay boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
30 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Great fishing trip in October
Half Day trip with Captain Joe and Mate Austin
Half Day trip with Captain Joe and Mate Austin
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Robyn P.
Bethesda, Maryland
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Half day fishing with Captain Dale

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 9, 2021
Our family of 19 people had an awesome time fishing on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Dale and first mate Adam. They were...
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Meri T.
Linthicum Heights, MD
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Great Family Day on the Bay!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 28, 2021
Great day on the bay, 2 families with kids10/12/14. Pretty much all first time fishing. Captain Dale did everything to find...
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Lindsay K.
LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
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Half Day trip with Captain Joe and Mate Austin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 12, 2021
We had an amazing day with this charter and will definitely be booking again with them! Boat and equipment were clean and top...
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Steve S.
Annapolis, MD
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Great fishing trip in October

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 2, 2021
This fishing excursion was great.  We caught quite a bit of Rockfish, 15 of which were keepers.  I would definitely recommend...
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Travis D.
Bel Air, MD
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Half Day trip with Captain Joe.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
Joe and Danny were top notch.  We will definitely be back for another trip with Sporting Wood Charters.
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FAQs about Sporting Wood Charters

Sporting Wood Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $680 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $680 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $780 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $780 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $780 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sporting Wood Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sporting Wood Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sporting Wood Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Sporting Wood Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sporting Wood Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Crab
  • Perch (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Whiting