Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Looking for an angling adventure in beautiful Ocean City, MD? Bottom Bouncer Fishing is here to provide you with a safe, affordable, and action-packed fishing trip. Captain John Foreman is the man behind the helm of the “Bottom Bouncer,” and he warmly welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels on board.

Capt. John has over 2 decades of angling experience on these waters. When he was a teenager, he couldn’t wait for each day at school to end, so he could grab his rod and reels and head out to the water! Now, he uses his years of knowledge to introduce guests to what Ocean City has to offer. Want to battle notorious Shark species? Capt. John volunteers for the NMFS Apex Predator Program: Shark tagging is a fun and educational activity to experience!

All about the pull on the end of your line? Capt. John says that his favorite sound is a screaming drag, and he’ll happily have you light tackle fishing for Seabass, Flounder, Triggerfish, Bluefish, and many more. Inshore trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel is a blast, and you can combine fishing with sightseeing, too. Experience is not a problem: hardcore anglers are welcome as well as kids and first-timers. Capt. John believes that you’re never too young or too old to discover a love for fishing!

Each adventure takes place on your captain’s 26’ pilothouse, built to accommodate up to 5 guests. You’ll all be able to fish at the same time, so don’t be afraid to get a friendly competition going. You’ll be joined by a friendly and helpful first mate, who’ll show you the ropes and be on hand for whatever you need. A 20% tip is customary. You’ll find top-notch navigational and safety gear on board, too.

Capt. John will make sure you’re hooked up with the finest rods and reels, as well as tackle, bait, lures, and a fishing license. All that’s left is to come aboard and join Bottom Bouncer Fishing for an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Strictly bay fishing for Flounder, Bluefish, Puffer, Striper, and whatever bites.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:15 PM
    $400
    This 3-hour adventure allows for plenty of time to experience the incredible fishing that Maryland is known for! You'll be exploring inshore waters as well as using light tackle to fish the bays for Flounder, "Blue" (Bluefish), Sheepshead, Shad, Striper, Ray, and "Puffer." Your captain welcomes newbies on board, and this trip is the perfect introduction to fishing. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a license. Snacks and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $500
    This half day adventure allows for plenty of time to experience the incredible fishing that Maryland is known for! You'll be exploring inshore waters as well as using light tackle to fish the bays for Flounder, Blue (Bluefish), Sheepshead, Shad, Striper, Ray, and Puffer. Your captain welcomes newbies on board, and this trip is the perfect introduction to fishing. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a license. Snacks and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    A 4-hour trip targeting Flounder, Sheepshead, Striper/Rockfish, Blue, Puffer, and Croaker.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $500
    This half day adventure allows for plenty of time to experience the incredible fishing that Maryland is known for! You'll be exploring inshore waters as well as using light tackle to fish the bays for Flounder, "Blue" (Bluefish), Sheepshead, Shad, Striper, Ray, and "Puffer." Your captain welcomes newbies on board, and this trip is the perfect introduction to fishing. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a license. Snacks and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    Wreck fishing up to 5 miles out for Flounder, Triggerfish, Bluefish, Croaker, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $525
    Wreck fishing up to 5 miles out for Flounder, Triggerfish, Bluefish, Croaker, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (MAX 5)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $525
    You don't need to go far to catch the big ones. Blacktip, Dusky, Atlantic, Sharpnose, all within 8 miles of the inlet. Morning or afternoon trips are available.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour AM Shark Trip (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $625
    Start your morning battling some of the toughest beasts in the sea. You'll be provided with all the equipment you'll need for a successful trip, as well as fishing licenses. Just keep in mind Shark trips are limited to 5 anglers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $625
    Trolling up to 12 miles out for mackerel, blues, and whatever bites. This is a very easy going trip that caters to older and younger anglers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 15
    $625
    Go wreck fishing up to 11 miles out and target Flounder, Seabass, Bluefish, Croaker, Cobia, and many other species. Fishing gear, bait, and fishing licenses are all included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $625
    An afternoon trip targeting Triggerfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Croaker, Cobia, everything up to 12 miles out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) 5 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    The shark bite is hot in the evening. We target many different species up to 12 miles out. We also drop a couple of smaller baits while we wait for the big ones.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $725
    This 6-hour trip allows you to go sharking up to 30 miles out. You'll be provided with the fishing gear you need for a productive day, as well as a license, water, and crackers. Just bring additional snacks. Please note Shark trips are limited to 5 anglers
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Wreck (5 MAX)
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $725
    Wreck fishing for Seabass, Flounder, Blue, Trigger, Ribbonfish, and Tog up to 22 miles out.
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About the Captain

John Foreman
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
ID & License verified
139 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
Captain John Foreman has over 2 decades of fishing experience under his belt, but only decided to turn these years of experience into a career in 2019. He became a captain because, simply, he loves seeing people catch fish! He believes that people have one life to live and should spend it doing what they love: and what he loves is the thrill of chasing fish and hooking them, especially alongside other anglers and guests. He's local to this area and has been fishing here since he was a kid. When he was a teenager, he could barely wait for school to end so that he could leave and get straight out on the water! He gives his best to put people on fish, and always goes for the catch. Capt. John makes sure he's always aware of currents, tides, and patterns, using these to his advantage, and he's all about safety, too. He treats every trip as if his own family is on board, and he is very easy going and laid-back. He has one main goal: to create memories that will last a long time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Ray Ray
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Tautog Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Pilothouse) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki 2021 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Porta-potty, enclosed
Air Conditioning
Swamp cooler for the very hot days.
GPS
Plus EPIRB
Fishfinder
2 Fishfinders
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS anchor means less time anchoring.
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Porta-potty, enclosed
Air Conditioning
Swamp cooler for the very hot days.
GPS
Plus EPIRB
Fishfinder
2 Fishfinders
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS anchor means less time anchoring.

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Daiwa, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Trail mix and nuts.
Drinks
Bottled water and Gatorade.
First Mate
Works for tips, 20% gratuity.
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
Minimum age is 3, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 139 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Great Rainy Day
Great Rainy Day
April fishing trip
+81
Angler Rating
127
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Allen F.
Springfield, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

10 hours of fishing fun

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 5) on September 4, 2021
I highly recommend booking a trip with Captain John.  Not only was he knowledgeable of the area, but he was also very friendly...
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GEORGE G.
KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

April fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on April 25, 2022
First time fishing in Chesapeake bay, came down from Knoxville, son from St Louis and brother from Virginia. After two days...
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Keith G.
Salisbury, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Bottom Bouncer was great!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM) on August 14, 2021
Captain John contacted us a few days before our trip and kept us updated about possible weather conditions.  He & First Mate...
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Tarah C.
Wyoming, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Aug 8 hr wreck

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing on August 23, 2021
Could not have asked for a better time. Captain John knows all the spots for great fishing.  Hunter is very knowledgeable...
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Elan A.
New Salisbury, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

8hr bottom bumping

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing on July 14, 2021
Amazing crew and trip, caught 31 keepers of 6 species including a rare fugu pufferfish.  This has been my 3rd Fishingbooker...
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FAQs about Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Bay (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck (4 hours)
  • $525 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck (PM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (MAX 5) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - 5 Hour AM Shark Trip (5 MAX) (5 hours)
  • $625 per group - 5 Hour Inshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • $625 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $625 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) 5 MAX (8 hours)
  • $725 per group - 6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $725 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Wreck (5 MAX) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Bottom Bouncer Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-potty, enclosed)
  • Air Conditioning (Swamp cooler for the very hot days.)
  • GPS (Plus EPIRB)
  • Fishfinder (2 Fishfinders)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (GPS anchor means less time anchoring.)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bottom Bouncer Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Trail mix and nuts. )
  • Drinks (Bottled water and Gatorade.)
  • First Mate (Works for tips, 20% gratuity.)
  • Fishing License

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bottom Bouncer Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ray
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Sheepshead
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Weakfish