Sporting Wood Charters

Capt. Joseph Cox Deale, MD Incorporated Licensed Insured

My name is Captain Joseph Cox. 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. As owner and operator of Sporting Wood Charters, I look forward to fishing with you!

Deale, Maryland is conveniently located about 25 minutes south of Annapolis, and a short 45-minute drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Sporting Wood Charters offers full or half day Chesapeake Fishing Charters throughout the year.

Depending on the season I offer a full range of fishing techniques including trolling, bottom fishing, chumming, and live bait. Sporting Wood Charters has an experienced Captain and Crew that provides full services and assistance. Included in your fare are all fishing licenses and top-of-the-line rods and reels, lures, and bait. Fishing cleaning is available at the dock.

Sporting Wood Charters is a custom-built, superbly maintained, meticulously clean and safe fishing vessel for anglers of all ages. Powered by 450 HP Cummins Turbo diesel that reaches cruising speeds of 18 knots, she’s loaded with all the equipment and electronics we need to catch a bunch of fish! We have a spacious and comfortable salon available while we ride to the fishing grounds, and an enclosed head (toilet) available if needed. A multimedia system adds to the luxury of the fishing trip.

Rates are set for 6 passengers, but we are licensed for up to 30 guests so large groups are more than welcome aboard. You should bring food, drinks, ice and cooler (don’t forget an empty cooler to leave in your car for your catch). We also recommend proper clothing, deck or tennis shoes, camera, sunscreen, hat, bug repellent, and sunglasses. You can also bring plastic Ziploc type bags for your filets.

I am ready and excited to guide your group to a great Chesapeake Bay fishing trip. We fish from Mid-April through Mid-December. Don’t wait as dates get filled quickly… book your Chesapeake Bay fishing charter with Sporting Wood Charters today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Deale Road, Deale

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Trips start at $680

1 Trips

1-30 guests

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2009 45' Bay Boat

450 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests
+$ per additional guest, Max 30 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$  $ per additional guest • Max 30 guests)

Trip time: 5:30am to 11:30am (6 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Running 2 trips daily either a morning (5:30am) or afternoon (12pm)
Close details

Fish Species

Atlantic Croaker
Black Drum
Norfolk Spot
Spanish Mackerel
Striped Bass
White Perch

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System


  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • No age

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef
  • River

About the Vessel


Capt. Joseph Cox

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Cummins marine

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

450 HP