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 black drumBlack drum fishing season is almost here, and Delaware Family Fishing is now booking drum fishing charters.  Due to the warm water temps it seems all the fish are arriving early.  With reports of drum being caught on both sides of the Delaware Bay, there is a possibility of phenomenal fishing as soon as the new moon in April.  In addition to the new moon on April 21st, the closest and largest full moon of the year will be on Saturday May 5th.  We have scheduled open boat/make up trips April 20th, 27th, May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 17th.  Additional dates can be added if necessary.  Cost will be $110 per person bait and tackle included.  Need a minimum of 6 with a maximum of 9.  Reservations are a must 302-430-3414.  The following is an email from 2011 client.

"I’ve got one lucky kid! No kidding. First he wins a fishing trip with you, …., and cool fishing gear. We book with you , go out last night, and you put Grant onto a 64.4 lb. black drum measuring 48 inches! Since he weighs 77 lbs. and stands 55 inches tall, it was a battle. But you got it on board, and over to Bill’s Bait and Tackle for a weigh-in just under the 9 pm closing.

If that thunderstorm hadn’t come up, we might have boated a few more. Great time, and a wonderful experience. I hope to do it again.


Robert D. Gano, Jr.

Fish Lewes Delaware aboard the Lil Angler II.  The boat name will remain Lil Angler II.  We will kick off Delaware Bay drum fishing on May 1st.  The Delaware Bay has some great spring time black drum fishing.  Last year Capt. Brian's clients landed 9 drum over 50 pounds.  Delaware Family Fishing will be running make up charters during the drum run.  Please check back often to see when these trips are.   Also call and ask about our internet specials.

I have put a deposit down on the Lil Angler II. The boat will be renamed the Dorothy Rose (after my Mother(Dorothy) and Mother in Law (Rose)). I plan to begin operations on April 14th so book early.


US Coast Guard Certified for up to 16 people. Full electronics package for safety and fishinding. She is ideal for larger groups.

38 Foot Custom Stapelton

Diesel Powered


Cabin with Head

Make-up charters available. Co-op charters available for larger groups. If your party needs several boats, call us for details.


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