Off-Shore Fishing in Delaware

Offshore Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Delaware State Parks has a lot of offshore fishing adventures available.

Charter Boats

For those looking for the challenge of fishing in deeper waters, the charter fleet at Delaware Seashore State Park's Indian River Marina will get you out to some of the finest fishing grounds on the east coast. Wahoo, yellow and blue fin tuna, flounder, drum, sea bass, mackerel, flounder, sea bass, sea trout, blue fish, rockfish, tautog, tuna, shark, swordfish, and other big keepers are brought in regularly. The full-service marina is also home to wet and dry slips, a ship store carrying boating supplies, Hammerheads restaurant and bar, and Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em, offering bait and tackle, fishing licenses, fish cleaning for your day's catch, and even fresh local fish and shellfish to take home.

Head Boats

Visit the Delaware Seashore State Park's Indian River Marina and board the Judy V or the Capt. Bob II and take a trip out to sea! These head boats offer both fishing and sightseeing trips. You can book tickets online or at Hook’em and Cook’em bait shop .

Fishing Delaware's Artificial Reef System

Development of Delaware's 14 artificial reef sites began in 1995. Located in Delaware Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, the reefs are built of cleaned and stable construction materials, boats, and subway cars that provide a rich habitat for reef fish and gamefish, including tautog, seabass, bluefish, striped bass, and weakfish.

Learn more about DNREC's artificial reef program