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 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 Nov 1 - Dec 20
    $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 Apr 21 - May 15
    $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 Apr 21 - May 15
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 20
    $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 May 15 - Dec 20
    $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, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since Julio 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) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Crab Crab
Perch (White) Perch (White)
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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (19)
4.96
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half Day Trip
A great time!!!!!
Half Day Trip
+16
Angler Rating
18
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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
94%
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Maurice R.
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  Mayo 25, 2020
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Rubin T.
Herndon, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Agosto 29, 2019
Had a great trip with the Captain and First Mate.  Had a few inexperience fishermen onboard and the first mate helped...
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Andrew B.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Julio 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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Freddy S.
Frederick, MD
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 17, 2019
Great experience and fun time. We caught our 12 rock fish bag limit quickly. Will definitely be returning for bigger fish season.
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Rob L.
Purcellville, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dale

VERIFIED   Septiembre 27, 2019
Caught 12 striped bass.  Everyone had a good time.
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