The Biddlecomb Family has a long history of working the Chesapeake Bay. Joseph is a member of the fourth generation of his family that has worked on the water, and the third generation to work as a Guide and Charter Boat Captain. His father, Captain Fred Biddlecomb, and his vessel the Dudley were fixtures in the Northern Neck’s charter fleet for nearly 30 years. It was working with his father that Joseph gained a great deal of his experience. Captain Walter Biddlecomb, Joseph’s Grand Father was a lifelong waterman, and when opportunity arose, he supplemented his family’s income by carrying guided fishing trips and waterfowl hunts during the 1930’s and 40’s.