New Release Sportfishing

Located at Sunset Marina, West Ocean City, New Release Sportfishing fishes some of the best fishing grounds on the east coast. Whatever trip you decide to join be prepared for a day of fun and fast-paced action. Captain Troy Smith specializes in fishing the offshore waters for Tuna and Marlin and invites you to join him on one of his deep-sea adventures and land a trophy catch you’ve always been dreaming of!

The 44’ Ocean Yacht sport fisher, you’ll be spending the trip on boasts a well-maintained interior with an upgraded, air-conditioned cabin, a fully-furnished galley, a 55” 4K TV, and a multimedia system. She comes equipped with a Queen bed, two twin beds, and a sofa bed to make your full day and overnight trips much more comfortable. In addition to all the comfort, the boat is a fully geared-up fishing platform, with all types of onboard electronic systems designed to help you find and stay on fish much easier.

The launch point is a mere 50 miles from the continental shelf which provides some great fishing spots for both Tuna and Marlin fishing as well as Mahi Mahi and delicious deep-sea fish like the Tilefish and Black Sea Bass. Depending on the trip, your adventure could take you 25-75 miles offshore.

To be sure you’re given the best shot at reeling in these tough fish, the captain will equip you with world-class Penn and Shimano reels and custom rods. Also included in the price is any live bait you need for the day. The captain will stock up on it ahead of the trip so you can get to fishing for your target right away.

The only things you will need to remember to bring along are polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, non-skid deck shoes and your choice of food and drinks for the day.

So if you’re ready to set off to chase that trophy Marlin or Swordfish you’ve always been dreaming of, set aside a date and come join New Release Sportfishing for a trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - May 31
    $1,800
    On this 6 hour trip, you'll fish the nearshore waters within 15 miles of the beach. We can go Shark fishing for catch and release along with bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass and Flounder. This trip could also include other species like Cobia, Bluefish, Mackeral, Red Drum (later in the season), and any other species that may be in our nearshore waters. This is a great trip for a family.
  • Private trip
    7 hour Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    $2,000
    This trip will have you fishing the wrecks for Black Sea Bass, Flounder, or whatever else you might catch. Fish in comfort with the ability to escape the outside elements into the air-conditioned or heated salon with head.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    $2,400
    This trip will have you fishing the wrecks for Black Seabass, Flounder, or whatever else you might catch. We can also look for Mahi Mahi or Skippy for extra action. Fish in comfort with the ability to escape the outside elements into the air-conditioned or heated salon with head.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tilefish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,900
    You will be traveling out to near canyons (40-45 miles) to start deep drop fishing for Blueline Tilefish and then ending the day with Mahi, Wahoo, or Golden Tilefish and potentially other fish found in the deep waters of the canyon edge!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 15
    $3,500
    This trip will take you on a journey to the blue waters off the continental shelf, some 50-70 miles offshore. You’ll deep drop over the canyon edge, finding the best fishing spots for Swordfish, Golden Tilefish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna & Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $3,500
    This trip will take you on a journey to the blue waters off the continental shelf, some 40-70 miles offshore. You’ll troll over the canyon, finding the best fishing spots for Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and other species.
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About the Captain

Troy Smith
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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62 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Angler's Choice
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I have fished offshore for the past 40 years in the waters from northern New Jersey to southern Ocean City, MD. I enjoy watching others catch fish and the new excitement each new group brings. Our boat is a double Master Captain boat with my wife Debbie being the second Master Captain. We both enjoy private charters and also doing various tournaments hosted in the OCMD area.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Swordfish Swordfish
Tilefish Tilefish

Boat specs

Ocean Yacht (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit T671 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
on available for overnight trips
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Mate's tip is not included in the price
Fishing License

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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12 hour trip to Canyons, Friday, October 7,2022
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Marcus K.
Ocean City, Maryland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Trip to the Canyons

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Tuna & Marlin on August 15, 2022
I’m a bit of an offshore fishing freak, and I was very impressed with the captains and crew of the New Release. All the gear...
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Victor M.
Long Pond, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Seven Hour Trip

VERIFIED   7 hour Wreck Fishing on July 6, 2022
Due to changing weather captain Troy was in constant contact with us a few days prior and up until 5am the morning of our trip....
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Scott B.
Davidsonville, MD
Excellent
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Full day trip for son’s 14th birthday

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Tuna & Marlin on July 20, 2022
An overall exceptional experience for my son and I as we celebrated his 14th birthday.  Captains Troy & Debbie and Mate Cory...
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Phil R.
Plattsburgh, NY
Excellent
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12 hour trip to Canyons, Friday, October 7,2022

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Tilefish on October 7, 2022
This was the trip of a lifetime for me. I was VERY interested in catching tilefish.  Captain Troy, and his crew gave me an...
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Blake M.
Erie, PA
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Tuna trip with New Release

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 8, 2022
Captain, his wife, and 1st mate when out of their way to make our group feel welcome during the trip.  He was quick to respond...
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FAQs about New Release Sportfishing

New Release Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,800 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 7 hour Wreck Fishing (7 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $2,900 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tilefish (10 hours)
  • $3,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Swordfish (12 hours)
  • $3,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna & Marlin (12 hours)

When you book a trip with New Release Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed on available for overnight trips
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with New Release Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mate's tip is not included in the price)
  • Fishing License

New Release Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

New Release Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with New Release Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo