Delaware Fishing Charters

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Delaware Fishing Charters

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Delaware: 20 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Selbyville
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Bethany Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Dagsboro
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(133 reviews)
Lewes
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Lewes
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trips from $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Lewes
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
Lewes
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(95 reviews)
Rehoboth Beach
trips from $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(198 reviews)
Dagsboro
trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Lewes
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trips from $545

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Delaware

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Delaware are: Full list of top fishing charters in Delaware

The average price for a private 4 hour Delaware fishing trip is $553, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,187 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Delaware that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Delaware are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Delaware are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Delaware are:

Many fishing charters in Delaware provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Delaware are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Delaware?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Delaware are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $344
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $382
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $621
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $791
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,039
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,719

Even though the Diamond State is the second smallest in the US, it offers angling opportunities in abundance. For freshwater anglers, there are different rivers and lakes to discover. But if you hop on one of the many Delaware fishing charters instead, you'll have both the namesake bay and the Atlantic Ocean to explore.

If you're into freshwater fishing, you'll find plenty of lakes and rivers to fish in. Depending on where you go, you could target Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Pickerel, Perch, Catfish, and a range of other species. The Nanticoke and Christina Rivers, Millsboro, and Trap Pond are just some locations worth visiting.

On the other hand, you'll get even more variety in saltwater. Inshore enthusiasts can try their luck in the Delaware, Rehoboth, or Indian River Bays. Here, you'll often hook into the likes of Striped Bass, Flounder, Weakfish, and Croaker, to name a few.

As you venture deeper into the Atlantic, there'll be more and bigger fish to hunt. On the reefs and wrecks, you'll catch tasty Black Seabass and Tautog. Head offshore to spots such as Massey's Canyon or the Hotdog, and you'll get to fish for Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna. In the summer, you'll also see Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Marlin go after your bait in the deep seas.

Most charter captains in Delaware launch from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, or near the Indian River Inlet. Half day trips will usually give you enough time to explore the inshore grounds. For offshore trips, you'll need 8 or more hours on the water.

Rules & Regulations

In Delaware, anglers aged 16 and older have to have fishing licenses to cast a line legally. However, if you're fishing aboard a charter, the captain will cover you with their permit. Most of the fish you'll encounter also have size and bag regulations. It's wise to get familiar with them before your trip.

Delaware
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Anglers who don’t mind the chill can go ice fishing for Yellow Perch, Walleye, and Pickerel in the northern lakes. Striped Bass can be found inside the Indian River inlet, provided the weather is mild.

February

Perch starts popping up in the Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay. If you want to wet your lines in the blue waters, you can find Tautog hanging around offshore wrecks, approximately 25 miles out.

March

If you want a real challenge, you should try “ghost hunting.” Don’t worry, no spooky specters will end up on your line – this is what the local anglers call fishing for Bluefin Tuna during this time of year.

April

Tautog enter the Indian River Inlet and can be caught in both bays. Bluefish start showing up within range of your cast from the surf. The Seabass action is improving as well.

May

Ponds across the state are red-hot with Bass, Pickerel, and Crappie. Bluefish start blitzing around Mother’s Day, and the waters off Cape Henlopen State Park have had excellent action in recent years.

June

The Tautog and Seabass action gets better in the bays, while Kingfish and Croaker start showing up near the sandbars on the ocean side. Tuna start migrating back into Delaware’s waters near the end of the month.

July

Offshore fishing starts to get really good during July – Marlin tend to get closer to the shore mid-month and Tuna increase in numbers. Summer Flounder can be caught in Delaware Bay, too.

August

With Wahoo in offshore waters and King and Spanish Mackerel nearshore, August is a bluewater month. Night Striper and Spotted Seatrout fishing is tip-top in the Indian River Inlet as well.

September

Big Summer Flounder start moving offshore, while Tuna can be found in deeper waters. Fishing for Striped Bass and Tautog is also great in both the Rehoboth and Indian River Bays.

October

Nearshore bottom fishing is great in October: Spotted Seatrout, Croaker, and Flounder can be hooked up and reeled in. The Tuna action is still good, weather permitting, offshore.

November

If you’re looking to cast some lines from the surf despite the chill, you’re in luck! Anglers pining for Striper action can head into the Indian River Inlet for numerous hook ups.

December

Large Bluefish can be caught in the Indian River Bay, while anglers trying for a “slot” Striped Bass should hit the waters of the Indian River and Rehoboth Bay, if you can stand the cold weather.

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We fished in the Bay and it was like glass on the water which was great for our family and kids
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We fished in the Bay and it was like glass on the water which was great for our family and kids
Mahesh  G.
Mahesh G. Great Falls, VA
If you're not used to fishing in the ocean, bring dramamine to be on the safe side.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not used to fishing in the ocean, bring dramamine to be on the safe side.
Chris  D.
Chris D. New Market, MD
Fishing in the canal is pretty good this time of year. Be patient and have fun. Make sure to have blood worms, squid and power bait.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing in the canal is pretty good this time of year. Be patient and have fun. Make sure to have blood worms, squid and power bait.
Jeffrey  P.
Jeffrey P. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ask a lot of questions about how the fishing is set up on the boat so that you'll be prepared to either fish with your Pole or have the crew fish with the pole for you
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Ask a lot of questions about how the fishing is set up on the boat so that you'll be prepared to either fish with your Pole or have the crew fish with the pole for you
Eric  H.
Eric H. West Wyoming, PA
Try switching between bait and jig for bottom fishing, some days one type of lure works significantly better than the other.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try switching between bait and jig for bottom fishing, some days one type of lure works significantly better than the other.
Arkadiy  N.
Arkadiy N. Philadelphia, PA
Morning was cooler and hot hotter during the day. I would recommend the 6 hours or full day. We were hitting bigger fish around 11am. Could have been the storm from the night before but fishing is good in these waters. Others coming in had good luck as well. 90 feet was a good depth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning was cooler and hot hotter during the day. I would recommend the 6 hours or full day. We were hitting bigger fish around 11am. Could have been the storm from the night before but fishing is good in these waters. Others coming in had good luck as well. 90 feet was a good depth.
Rob  T.
Rob T. Depew, NY
ABSOLUTELY. CAPT DAVE KNOWS WHERE THE FISH ARE LOCATED. GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
ABSOLUTELY. CAPT DAVE KNOWS WHERE THE FISH ARE LOCATED. GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
Rene  T.
Rene T. Georgetown, DE
Easy to find the docks. Lots of parking. Shop right next to the docks available to clean your fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to find the docks. Lots of parking. Shop right next to the docks available to clean your fish.
Aaron  P.
Aaron P. New Castle, IN
The fish were there but water was about 3-4. Foot whaves the fish where down deep it's called fishing some day you win some you don't
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish were there but water was about 3-4. Foot whaves the fish where down deep it's called fishing some day you win some you don't
John  S.
John S. Hamburg, PA
Cpt Skip was great, water was still a little cold so fish were not as active. Late April-May should be great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cpt Skip was great, water was still a little cold so fish were not as active. Late April-May should be great
Robert  J.
Robert J.
Yes, the location is easy to get to. There is ample parking, a restaurant (not open in the winter), and other amenities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, the location is easy to get to. There is ample parking, a restaurant (not open in the winter), and other amenities.
Pamela  S.
Pamela S. Essex, MD
Nice weather, good fish activity. Good for children to get out on the water and enjoy the sport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice weather, good fish activity. Good for children to get out on the water and enjoy the sport.
Katia  P.
Katia P. Lewes, Delaware

Lost Sailor Guide Service
Lost Sailor Guide Service
Fishing charter in Selbyville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
The captain communicated very well from the very beginning. We were on fish every drift. We lost a lot of tackle and Captain Skip always had a freshly tied pole ready to go. We are looking forward to our next trip. I would highly recommend this boat and Captain Skip Maisel
David  M.
David M.
Makai Charters
Makai Charters
Fishing charter in Rehoboth Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
My dad and I went out with Captain Lawrence and had a great time! He knew exactly where to go and took us to the perfect spot. He took care of everything and never stopped working. He gave great advice and I never had to touch the live bait or the fish. My dad and I both caught close to 20 fish each on this four hour trip. Would definitely do it again!! He also let me bring my dog.
Jen  H.
Jen H.
Action Jackson Sportfishing
Action Jackson Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Bethany Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had an incredible time with Capt. Chris and Action Jackson Fishing! I wholeheartedly recommend their services. They guided us to 8ft sharks and made the experience both enjoyable and effortless. If you’re seeking a fantastic adventure, don’t hesitate—go for it! See you the next time we are in Dewey!!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"
Ron  M.
Ron M.
Michael D Sport Fishing Charters
Michael D Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bethany Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Capt. Gary and his crew are experienced and knowledgeable. They are also a lot of fun! We began catching fish from the moment our bait hit the water. And we didn’t stop until we were almost home. They did everything they could to ensure that we had a wonderful time. And the the boat is beautiful, with every comfort. Our thanks for a great experience!
Cheryl  M.
Cheryl M. Herndon, VA
Makai Charters
Makai Charters
Fishing charter in Rehoboth Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Lawrence Coyle and his mate. His boat was clean and comfortable, fishing was good and we are looking forward to our next trip!
Cynthia  C.
Cynthia C. Hummelstown, PA
Master Sportfishing
Master Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great trip with Captain Mike and 1st mate Marty. License and equipment provided. All five caught a shark. Definitely recommend this charter. Will return for another trip.
John  L.
John L.
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(198 reviews)
George was an excellent captain very knowledgeable about area and techniques of fishing
Keith  H.
Keith H. Dundalk, MD
Makai Charters
Makai Charters
Fishing charter in Rehoboth Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Had a great half day fishing with Captain Larry and first mate Vince. Both were very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. The well equipped boat was very comfortable. We came home with a sea bass and croaker dinner which was delicious. Looking forward to going out again with them.
Joseph  W.
Joseph W. Strafford, PA
Sea Monkey Charters
Sea Monkey Charters
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a great time. He was very helpful with what we were trying to catch and with any questions we had. We had a very good time and we will be calling to go back out with him next year when we come to Delaware on vacation.
Angelo  F.
Angelo F. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michael D Sport Fishing Charters
Michael D Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bethany Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a absolute perfect day on the water with Gary, Bruce and Steve. They were super helpful, knowledgeable and good with our kids. Caught plenty of fish and just had an all around great experience. Would definitely book it again!
Jessica  D.
Jessica D. Hershey, PA
Master Sportfishing
Master Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My son and I had a great day of fishing with Captain Mike. We were catching fish all day but "keepers" were tough to come by. The Capt worked non-stop to keep us in the fish. Great day, great boat, great leader... highly recommend. We'll be back for sure.
Randy  H.
Randy H. Ellicott City, MD
Makai Charters
Makai Charters
Fishing charter in Rehoboth Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
My group of 4 did the half day trip and we had a great time! Although we didn’t get on any fluke we brought some some keeper sea bass and couldn’t have asked for a better day on the water. Conditions weren’t the best after considering the storm but we were really happy with our trip and grateful we were able to get out there. Great boat, great Captain!
Mario  M.
Mario M. Nutley, New Jersey
Lost Sailor Guide Service
Lost Sailor Guide Service
Fishing charter in Selbyville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Skip was great! He took us to a few spots and we caught lots of fish. He was experienced and personable. He even let us fish a little longer than planned because he really wanted us to catch a keeper! It was a great experience! Thanks, Skip!
Lyndsey  D.
Lyndsey D. Ocean City, Maryland
Sea Monkey Charters
Sea Monkey Charters
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Great trip with Captain Aaron! Big fish weren't biting, but kids had a blast pulling up tons of little fish - perfect amount for dinner :-)
Kathryn  W.
Kathryn W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Master Sportfishing
Master Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
This was our first experience out on a boat fishing and it was awesome. Captain Mike and his helper were extremely personable and made it a wonderful first experience for my kids. I would recommend getting out on the boat with Captain Mike and we are already looking forward to doing it again in the future.
Amanda  S.
Amanda S. Fredericksburg, PA
Master Sportfishing
Master Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Mike and his mate handled the trifecta of young, inexperienced anglers, choppy waters and reluctant fish to ensure everyone caught something and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Highly recommend!
James  L.
James L. Milton, DE
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(198 reviews)
Thanks Capt George for the great outing this morning. Kids and elder parents had a blast! Very knowledgeable and kept the energy very positive.
Anthony  E.
Anthony E. Schenectady, NY
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(198 reviews)
George wad engaging knowledgable funny and kind. He accomodated older woman with cane. Caught many fish. One of us even doubled our lifetime total catch count on this trip. Great time for all five of us.
MATTHEW  M.
MATTHEW M. Frankford, Delaware
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Very good
4.0 / 5
(198 reviews)
It was a fun experience for all. We caught more fish than expected. And even a crab. 🦀
Nick  A.
Nick A. Ridgefield, CT
Master Sportfishing
Master Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Really great experience with Master Sportfishing. My fishing obsessed teen had a great afternoon that exceeded his expectations. You won’t be disappointed!
Stephanie  R.
Stephanie R. Washington, DC