Welcome to Ocean City, MD, and the beautiful eastern shore. Join Bayside Guide Service LLC for a few hours and enjoy their personalized service as you fish the scenic back bays. Bring your family or friends and escape the usual activities of the town.

Capt. Wayne Blanks has been fishing all his life and has been running charters professionally for 30 years. He knows these waters in and out and will do his best to put you on the fish. Whether it’s drifting the channels for Flounder, casting, or live lining to the bridge for Striped Bass and Bluefish or fishing the rocks for Tog, Capt. Wayne will supply you with quality tackle and plenty of rigs and bait to get it done.

Your boat for the day is “La Muñeca”, a 2021, 23’ custom-built center console, powered by a Yamaha 175 HP engine. Being a shallow draft V-hull, the boat is capable of fishing the back bays with ease and cutting through any chop there may be. It is a roomy, fast, and comfortable vessel, suitable for up to 4 anglers. It has GPS, a fishfinder, livewell, Minn Kota trolling motor, and more than just the necessary safety equipment, ensuring you peace of mind.

Capt. Wayne caters to the inexperienced as well as the experienced so bring your children, as they are encouraged. He offers a variety of 3 and 4-hour trips. The trips run throughout the day and will take you fishing the bays, inlet, and possibly the ocean.

All tackle and licenses are provided as well as an assortment of sodas and waters so all you need to do is bring yourselves and you will be ready to fish. When available, we’ll use a mate who works for tips!

Check out our trips below and choose one that fits your needs. Now is the time for Flounder, Tog, and Striped Bass! Come fish with us and take advantage of our Oct/Nov discounted rates!

Capt. Wayne and Bayside Guide Service LLC look forward to having you on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $375
    Three-hour trips are affordable and allow a good opportunity to catch fish without spending too much time on the water which is good if you're bringing kids. You could end up drifting the channels for Flounder or fishing the bridge or jetty for Rockfish, Bluefish, and Seatrout. In October, we'll start fishing for Tog around the rocks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $375
    Three-hour trips are affordable and allow a good opportunity to catch fish without spending too much time on the water which is good if you're bringing kids. You could end up drifting the channels for Flounder or fishing the bridge or jetty for Rockfish, Bluefish, and Seatrout. In October, we'll start fishing for Tog around the rocks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $475
    The 4-hour trip gives you a little more time to take advantage of the tide. As with the 3-hour trips, You could end up drifting the channels for Flounder or fishing the bridge or jetty for Rockfish, Bluefish, Trout, etc. In October, we'll start fishing for Tog around the rocks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 9 - Nov 30
    $475
    The 4-hour trip gives you a little more time to take advantage of the tide. As with the 3-hour trips, You could end up drifting the channels for Flounder or fishing the bridge or jetty for Rockfish, Bluefish, Trout, etc. In October, we'll start fishing for Tog around the rocks.
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About the Captain

Wayne Blanks
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
294 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Wayne Blanks has spent the better part of his life fishing. He loves it so much he decided to make a career of it back in 1992. Since then, fishing professionally has taken him all over, initially offshore charter fishing up and down the east coast to taking private boats to far off places such as Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, the Bahamas and more tournament fishing and targeting Marlin and Sailfish. Always personally loving the back bay fishing the Mid-Atlantic has to offer, he got out of the offshore scene to run charters from his home in Ocean City. He fishes over 200 days per year and still loves it enough that he'll go on his own if the fishing is good when he doesn't have a charter.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Custom built by CHawk (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
back bay behind Ocean City and Assateque
Nearshore Fishing
We might go in the ocean on 4 hour trip
Flats Fishing
the shallows in the back bay
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
in the fall around rocks for tog
Trolling
Spanish mackerel and small bluefish
Spinning
PENN REELS
Jigging
Bucktails and jigs
Drift Fishing
When flounder fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 36 volt I-Pilot
Ice Box
coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
150.00 if lost rod/reel. 75.00 if broken rod
Live Bait
if avail. Spot/Eels extra. May need to catch first
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
time limits will limit number cleaned to about 10
Drinks
Water and assorted soda
First Mate
works for tips 15 to 20% customary
Fishing License
Boat has license for all on board

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
4 years minimum and over 35lbs for safety
You Keep Catch
If it's legal and you want it, it's yours
Catch and Release Allowed
Most fish here need to be released anyway

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 293 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (161)
Fishing with Wayne
Half day 3 hour trip with Captain Wayne and first mate Eric
Half day 3 hour trip with Captain Wayne and first mate Eric
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Angler Rating
244
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Bryan J.
West York, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome experience and memory

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet Summer (PM) on August 2, 2022
My goal was to make a memory with my son as his teenage years are quickly coming to an end. GOAL ACHIEVED!!! Captain...
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Cynthia M.
Yorkana, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June 13th Bay fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet Summer (AM) on June 13, 2022
We had an awesome time, it was a morning 3hr trip. Wayne took us to where the fish were and we started to have fun.  I have...
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David H.
West York, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day 3 hour trip with Captain Wayne and first mate Eric

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet Summer (AM) on September 8, 2022
Our first fishing trip. They took us to various spots but only a few small fish were biting. Then, our last spot was the absolute...
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Chris M.
Christiana, DE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet Summer (PM) on July 6, 2022
Captain was on time and ready, he went over safety an away we went. The water was cloudy which made flounder fish tough, but...
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Holly W.
Fairfax, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bluefish at the bridge

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet Summer (PM) on June 13, 2022
We had a great time on the bay. My kids caught a ton of bluefish at the bridge and we feasted for two nights straight!  We...
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FAQs about Bayside Guide Service

Bayside Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (PM) (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay / Inlet (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayside Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota 36 volt I-Pilot
  • Ice Box coolers

Trips booked with Bayside Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (150.00 if lost rod/reel. 75.00 if broken rod)
  • Live Bait (if avail. Spot/Eels extra. May need to catch first)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (time limits will limit number cleaned to about 10)
  • Drinks (Water and assorted soda)
  • First Mate (works for tips 15 to 20% customary)
  • Fishing License (Boat has license for all on board)

Bayside Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing (back bay behind Ocean City and Assateque)
  • Nearshore Fishing (We might go in the ocean on 4 hour trip)
  • Flats Fishing (the shallows in the back bay)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bayside Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (in the fall around rocks for tog)
  • Trolling (Spanish mackerel and small bluefish)
  • Spinning (PENN REELS)
  • Jigging (Bucktails and jigs)
  • Drift Fishing (When flounder fishing)

Top targeted fish species with Bayside Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tautog