There are not to many places that compare with fishing the Mid-Atlantic region and charter fishing in Delaware ranks right up there as some of the top fishing on the east coast. Fishing charters in Delaware along with the area guides have the Delaware Bay on one hand that produces top striper fishing along with summer time flounder, trout, and blues. On the other hand the sport fishing charters can push past Cape may right into the ocean for some quality big game sport fish like marlin, tuna, and a dolphin or two.
Charter Fishing in Delaware
If you ever get the chance to go saltwater charter fishing in Delaware we recommend that you jump at the chance. Although the winters can be quite chilly with not much action, the summers can offer some spectacular fishing. Especially fishing Delaware Bay. A Delaware fishing charter or guide will take you to spots with names like the “Eights” or “Overfalls Shoal” and the “Valley” where you can expect to catch trophy striper. Of course you have to make sure the season is right for striper so call ahead to the fishing guide for that information.
During the summer months you don’t really have to worry about what’s biting because this is prime time fishing for the Delaware Bay. Along with the striper the early summer can mean blackfish, also called tautog which is a cold water bottom fish that makes a tasty dish. Usually tog will be caught fishing a wreck or rockpile or some place where the bottom is rough. As the warmer months approach expect the tog bite to slow and the traditional summer time species bite to increase with species like trout, flounder, and blues moving into the bay.
Check below for a list of Delware fishing boats for your next chartered saltwater fishing trip to Delware.
Fishing in Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Inlet
Delaware also has smaller bodies of water along the coast that are just south of Delaware Bay, Cape May, and Cape Henlopen. In addition to the great fishing in Delaware Bay the fishing is also excellent in Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Inlet and Bay area. Fishing in Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Inlet an angler can expect to catch flounder, trout, bluefish, and many other inshore species of the region.
Delaware Freshwater Fishing
Delaware may have super saltwater fishing and benefit from the Delaware Bay and other inland Bays like the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Montego Bay but Delaware also has some decent freshwater trout fishing. More widely known as a saltwater sportfishing state Delaware can also provide decent fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, and freshwater striped bass.
Delaware Trout Creeks
- White Clay Creek
- Mill Creek
- Pike Creek
- Christina Creek
- Beaver Run
- Wilson Run
Gamefish include the following freshwater species in Delaware:
Delaware Fishing Resources
- Delaware Fishing Laws – Fishing laws and regulations at Delaware DNR
- Delaware Fishing Licenses – Buy a Delaware fishing or hunting license online
- DE Angler’s Guide 2006 – Angler’s guide for Delaware recreational fishing. PDF File
- Delaware Saltwater Tides – Get Delaware tide tables
- No saltwater fishing license is required in Delaware. A freshwater fishing license is required in Delaware for those over 16.
Below you will find listings for various Delaware fishing guides and charters for your next fishing trip vacation to Delaware.
Martha Marie Fishing Charters – Come go fishing on the Martha Marie, a 38 foot Flybridge Sportboat with Twin Turbo Diesels for everything from croaker to tautog to tuna. Call Captain Les Clemmer at 302-222-5471.
Anglers Fishing Center – Offers a party and head boat for Delaware bottom fishing. Also a charter boat for fishing in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean off the Delaware Coast. For a great day of Delaware fishing call 302-644-4533.
Bottom Line Sport Fishing – Go fishing in Delaware with Captain David S. Filepas and his over 15 years of Mid-Atlantic coast saltwater fishing experience. Depart from Lewes Harbor Marina in Lewes Delaware for everything from flounder to tuna. Contact at 717-938-0142.
Jam Man Sportfishing– Come fishing in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Coastal Delaware for striper, trout, bluefish, flounder and more with Jam Man Sportfishing. Reac your Captain at 302-233-2863.
|Regular Delaware Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges|
|Adams Wharf||Milford, DE||302-422-8940|
|Amethyst Sportfishing||Millsboro, DE||302-934-8119|
|Adams Wharf||Milford, DE||302-422-8940|
|Angler’s Fishing Center||Lewes, DE||302-644-4533|
|Angler Sport Fishing||Lewes, DE||302-645-8688|
|Bay View Marina||Bethany Beach||302-539-3452|
|Bottom Lines Charters||Lewes, DE||302-841-2863|
|Captain Bill Bayard||Lewes, DE||302-945-7205|
|Captain Gene Wilgus||Selbyville, DE||302-436-5151|
|Capt. Michael A. Gitaitis||Middletown, DE||302-378-2382|
|Captain Paul White||Viola, DE||302-284-9788|
|Captain Ted Moulinier||Lewes, DE||302-644-4533|
|Captain Tom’s Sport Fishing||Millsboro, DE||302-945-3474|
|Capt William Cheyney||Lewes, DE||302-945-1586|
|Doctor’s Orders||Lewes, DE||302-644-4223|
|Donovan’s Dock||Frederica, DE||302-335-3500|
|Eastern Shore Charters Inc||Dover, DE||302-697-8862|
|Fisherman’s Wharf – Headboats-Charter Boats||Lewes, DE||302-645-8862|
|Fishhawk Charters||Frankford, DE||302-539-8523|
|Goin’ Fishin Adventures||Dover, DE||302-697-0557|
|Grizzly Sportfishing||Milton, DE||302-684-8635|
|Hawkeye Anglers Marina||Lewes, DE||302-644-9262|
|High Hopes Charters||Milford, DE||302-422-2708|
|Indian River Marina||Rehoboth Beach, DE||302-227-3071|
|Indian Springs Flyfishing||Hancock, DE||570-224-2708|
|Judy V||Rehoboth Beach, DE||302-226-2214|
|Lewes Harbor Marina||Lewes, DE||302-645-6227|
|Martha Marie Fishing Charters||Long Neck, DE||302-222-5471|
|Murphy’s Marina||Dagsboro, DE||302-732-6937|
|Old Inlet Bait & Tackle||Rehoboth Beach, DE||302-227-7974|
|Pandemonium Charters||Indian River, DE||302-732-9006|
|Reel-istic Inc.||Wilmington, DE||302-994-4043|
|Rehoboth Marina Ventures LLC||Dewey Beach, DE||302-226-2012|
|Russell’s Charter Fishing||Frederica, DE||302-335-3474|
|Second to None||Lewes, DE||302-684-8025|
|Two-Na Time Charters||Lewes, DE||302-644-9777|