Sporting Wood Charters

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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 of half-day fishing excursions are available from April through December.

Depending on the season, Captain 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.

Sporting Wood is a superbly maintained, meticulously clean and safe vessel. She is great for all ages 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 Captain 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.

Sporting Wood Charters will provide a day full of fun, excitement, and fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 20 Dec
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    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 available 21 Apr - 15 May
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This is a six-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 available 21 Apr - 15 May
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This is a six-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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 20 Dec
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This is a six-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 available 15 May - 20 Dec
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This is a six-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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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 everyday and can promise the best possible chance of a successful day of fishing for all customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Cobia

Crab
Perch (White)
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
A great time!!!!!
Half Day Trip
Half Day Trip with Captain Joe
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Angler Rating
13
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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John C.
Woodstock, MD
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
Our party of five had a great time.  Captain Joe and Mate Brian are a Rock Fishing Machine. When they began to set their...
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Eddie G.
Chantilly, Virginia
 5.00
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Awesome day on the water.

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
Probably my best day of Fishing yet!  the captain new exactly where to go and we completely killed em when we got there....
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Andrew B.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
We had a bunch of guys who didnt know how to fish, but the captain and crew did a great job showing everyone the ropes and...
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Kobie D.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
 5.00
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A great time!!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2019
I would recommend the young fella. Didn’t take long to catch the max.
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Tiffany K.
Frederick, MD
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Half Day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   September 15, 2018
I’ve been on a lot of fishing trips and this was the best one EVER!  Joe and Adam were both awesome!! My entire crew...
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