Located along the Delaware coastline, Indian River Inlet is one of the Mid Atlantic regions’ most centrally located fishing areas. The inlet allows boaters to access to the Atlantic Ocean and nearby Delaware Bay.

Inside the inlet, Indian River Bay is a popular spot for inshore fishing. During the spring and summer, flounder (fluke) is the most popular species. As the season progresses, anglers begin targeting striped bass, bluefish, croakers, spot, and other species.

Along the northern side, Massey’s Ditch a popular fishing spot. The narrow channel is one of several waterways that connect Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay.

Fishing charter boats departing from Indian River Marina offer deep sea fishing, wreck fishing, inshore fishing, and other trips. The port’s unique location makes it an excellent home base for fishermen and divers that wish to visit the Del-Jersey-Land Artificial Reef.

The jetties and beaches at Indian River Inlet are accessible from Delaware Seashore State Park. On the north side, a small pier provides wheelchair access for fishing and viewing the inlet.

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