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Deale, MD

Vickie Ann Charters

Trips start at $600.00

Max guests: 6

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Deale, MD

Hallock’s Grace Charters

Trips start at $425.00

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Deale, MD

Sellfish Charters

Trips start at $700.00

Max guests: 22

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Deale, MD

Stormy Petrel Charters

Trips start at $550.00

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Hook Mash Charters

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Deale, MD

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Deale, Maryland

A quaint town on the Chesapeake Bay, Deale, Maryland is a town of fishermen and women. Residents and visitors of nearby cities Annapolis and Washington D.C. often make their way to Deale to charter the adventure of the day. You may see it as a sleepy town, but anglers know there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Deale.

A waterfront fishing village, Deale is located on the west banks of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a short 20 miles south of Annapolis, and about 30 miles east of the nation’s capital. Its central location along the banks of the Chesapeake allows anglers premiere access to the middle section of the bay. Or head out farther and fish another area of the bay, either way you’re sure to see some great action.

While most visitors to Deale come here for fishing adventures, there are local shops and restaurants to visit as well. After a day of fishing, enjoy a nice cold one while listening to live music at the local dive bar. It’s a laid-back town with one thing on its mind: fishing.

Fishing Near Deale

No boat? No problem. Head to the Deale wharf on Tracys Creek and drop your line. It’s a 130-foot pier that gets anglers without a vessel in on the action. Or hire a local fishing charter. There are many captains in the nearby marinas that are able to customize a Chesapeake Bay trip for your family.

The Chesapeake Bay is the ultimate destination when launching from Deale. Nearby fishing spots are near Chesapeake Beach, Hog Point, and Hooper’s Island. The number one species on most Deale anglers’ minds is the striped bass, known locally as rockfish. These are silver or gray colored fish with black lines running from head to tail. They are known for putting up a really good fight and keeping anglers coming back for more.

There are a couple of techniques anglers use to get rockfish on the line, but the most popular technique is trolling. Trolling is somewhat easy to execute but takes a lot of practice to master. Simply stated, trolling is when the boat is driven over a certain fishing area with fishing lines in the water. The number of lines can vary, and the depth and distance of the bait vary as well. The speed of the boat is an important factor to trolling; too fast and the fish will miss the bait, too slow and they’re simply not interested.

Keep in mind, there are regulations in place to help the conservation efforts of the species. Certain times of the year striped bass is catch-and-release, with other times there’s a bag and size limit in place. In the month of April and certain dates in August there is absolutely no targeting of the species. Make sure to check the calendar and be compliant with all regulations for the health and wellness of this incredible species.

Another popular species of Chesapeake Bay, especially during the summer months, is cobia. As the weather warms up, that’s when cobia move in from the ocean. They are an odd-looking fish with a compressed head and black or gray coloring on the top with white bellies. They can grow up to 50 pounds or more, and use their size to fight when hooked. Cobia are also notorious for thrashing up the boat deck and everything on it if landed “green,” when the fish has not tired itself out from the fight.

Other species found throughout the bay include redfish, speckled trout, flounder, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, tarpon, sheepshead, bluefish, black seabass, and much more. Fishing is good twelve months of the year, and you’re sure to have a great day of fishing when launching from Deale.

Deale Fishing Charters

If you’re visiting Deale, consider hiring a local charter captain to pilot your next fishing adventure. There’s typically a first mate on board as well that will help with all the bait and gear. And both the captain and mate are happy to teach a new technique while sharing some stories. Plan for a six or eight-hour trip where all your fishing needs are met. All you need to do is bring some snacks and water for the day, sunscreen or weather-appropriate clothing, and the camera. You’ll want to capture the day’s events and treasure them for years to come!

Book a Deale Fishing Charter

Get your family to Deale, Maryland for some of the best fishing in the state. The Chesapeake Bay is calling. Are you ready to pack your gear and answer the call? Or book a trip on FishAnywhere.com and let the captain worry about the gear. You just bring a cooler of drinks, snacks, and a camera to capture the day’s smiles. Trips run from six to eight hours, and you’re sure to have a memorable day fishing when you’re with a local, professional Deale captain. Reserve your trip today – adventure is just a click away!