Bayside Guide Service

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Covid-19 measures: Captain Wayne makes sure the boat is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in between each trip. Disinfectant, gloves, masks and hand sanitizer will be available on the boat as well. Customers can feel secure and relaxed while booking a fishing trip with Bayside Guide Service!

Bayside Guide Service specializes in drifting the bays behind Ocean City and Assateague Island for Flounder, or casting to the bridge for Rockfish and Bluefish when available. You can also go crabbing, clamming or just sightseeing and looking for the wild ponies, bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife.

Kids are always welcomed as Capt. Wayne encourages family trips. He offers a variety of different trips but you may just see that with his 3 and 4-hour trips, the cost isn’t much different for a group of 4 then going on a crowded head boat. The 3 hour trips are the most popular and there are 4 available time slots from the morning into the night.

You will be fishing aboard a 2018 model 21’ Carolina Skiff. The modified “V” hull design offers a good blend of stability and shallow water capabilities needed in these back bays. The Minn Kota trolling motor up front has built-in GPS which can hold the boat in place while you’re casting. The boat is also fitted with a GPS/fish finder on the console and all required safety gear.

All tackle, licenses, and a variety of sodas and waters are included. All you have to do is show up. You’ll go over where all the required safety equipment is and also get a quick rundown of how to work the rods and reels and how you’ll be fishing, so newcomers, as well as experienced anglers, are welcomed. A couple of items Capt. Wayne recommends is a light jacket, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, and a camera.

Any fish you keep for dinner, Capt. Wayne will clean and bag up when you return to the dock. Check out Bayside Guide Service trips, find a time slot you like and join Capt. Wayne on fun-filled morning or afternoon of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Drift the channels for flounder and cast to the bridge for striped bass and bluefish, depending on the tide. If the ocean is flat and the water is clean, we could sneak out and troll for bluefish and Spanish mackerel when in season. With this 6 hour trip you should at least catch one proper faze of the tide, and perhaps the other as well!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Drift the channels for flounder and cast to the bridge for striped bass and bluefish, depending on the tide. If the ocean is flat and the water is clean, we could sneak out and troll for bluefish and Spanish mackerel when in season. With this 6 hour trip you should at least catch one proper faze of the tide, and perhaps the other as well!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay/Inlet (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Our bay/inlet trip will take you fishing anywhere behind Ocean City and/or Assateague Island, depending on where the fish are. Target species could be anything that swims in these back bays but we specialize in drifting for Flounder and casting to Bluefish and Striped Bass. We could also fish the jetty for Sea Trout, Striped Bass and/or Sheepshead. Our 4-hour trips are perfect for blending economy and fishing time to add to your families vacation.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay/Inlet (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    On this afternoon trip, you will be casting for Bluefish and Striped Bass, drift fishing for Flounder, and hitting the jetty for Stripers, Sheepshead, and Seatrout. You will be fishing the waters of Assateague Island and Ocean City.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Night Bridge (9 PM to 12AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    At night we will cast around the lights hoping to catch Striped Bass, Bluefish, Trout, and Flounder. Because of limited space and anglers fishing from the bridge we highly recommend booking our night trips during the week. Fridays and Saturdays can be crowded. Also, be sure to bring a jacket as it can get chilly after dark. This trip involves me positioning the boat near the pilings by working the throttles and/or anchoring up. Because this trip will involve casting, I recommend no more then 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    3 hour trips were our most popular last year. They are affordable and allow a good opportunity to catch fish without spending to much time on the water which is good for the kids. When added up these trips are not much more than a crowded headboat.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    3 hour trips were our most popular last year. They are affordable and allow a good opportunity to catch fish without spending to much time on the water which is good for the kids. When added up these trips are not much more than a crowded headboat.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay/Inlet (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    3 hour trips were our most popular last year. They are affordable and allow a good opportunity to catch fish without spending to much time on the water which is good for the kids. When added up these trips are not much more than a crowded headboat.
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About the Captain

Wayne Blanks
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Capt. Wayne has almost 30 years experience fishing profesionally. He has fished the billfish cirquit traveling around the eastern US and Latin America and crewed on some of the top boats. He has also charter fished the offshore waters of the eastern US, and crewed a bit on a couple of headboats. He spends a lot of his free time fishing for fun. He enjoys being out on the water and fishes close to 200 days per year. He holds the required US coast guard "6-Pak license and also has the required state guides license as well for taking customers out in MD state waters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.64
out of 5 stars from 78 reviews
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Experience
3hr trip 5-8p
3hr trip 5-8p
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Samantha C.
Pittsburgh, PA
 5.00
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3hr trip 5-8p

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Capt Wayne was awesome! My son and I went on the 3hr 5-8pm bayside trip and even though we only caught 1 flounder, it was an...
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Douglass W.
Washington, DC
 4.67
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3 hours with cap'n Wayne

VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
Boat was clean and ran well. Captain knew what he was doing, went flounder fishing and they just weren’t biting today...
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Vanessa Y.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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Thanks Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
The Captain was knowledgeable and took the time to educate the boys.  They had so much fun and didn’t care that the...
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Johanna D.
Alexandria, Virginia
 5.00
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Just a fun morning

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
We did the 8am.to 11am teip. Jis5t 4 of us and Captain Wayne.  He knows the bay. The fish were biting and we snagged some...
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Kelly G.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 5.00
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Fun trip

VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
Although we didn’t catch any fish it was a beautiful night to see the sunset. Wayne was personable.
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