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!

A fuel surcharge may be added to the trip’s price due to raising fuel costs.



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)
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    $550
    Wreck fishing up to 5 miles out for Flounder, Triggerfish, Bluefish, Croaker, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (MAX 5)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $575
    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
    $675
    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 Trip – Shark (PM) 5 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $675
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck (AM) MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 15
    $700
    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 (PM) MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    An afternoon trip targeting Triggerfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Croaker, Cobia, everything up to 12 miles out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Inshore Trolling (MAX5)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    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
    6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $775
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    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
199 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Angler's Choice
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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)

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
Our preferred method.
Heavy 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.

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

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
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
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 199 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (161)
Afternoon trip on the BottomBouncer with Captain John and first mate Hunter
Tuna,flounder , Blues,puffer,bass!!!
Fishing with John
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Sean O.
Greensburg, PA
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5.0 / 5
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Bay fishing trip with Captain John and 1st Mate Hunter

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay on September 2, 2022
Not only was this trip a good deal, we had a great time!! We had booked it for 7:00 A.M., but Captain John was in contact with...
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Jonathan C.
Aspen Hill, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best Charter On The Shore!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Bay on August 25, 2022
I’ve been on charter boats in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Florida, Cali, up and down the eastern shore and Captain John and Hunter...
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Lonnie C.
Mount Airy, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on August 11, 2022
This was an AMAZING fishing trip we had so much fun and caught many fish.  We had not been fishing for a great many years...
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Kevin Q.
Allentown, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4-Hour Bay Fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on July 26, 2022
We had a great time bay fishing with Captain John and first-mate Hunter! They were both experienced, friendly, and very helpful,...
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Phil R.
Plattsburgh, NY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip --Afternoon on Assowoman Bay on October 5th,2022

VERIFIED   4 Hour Bay (PM) on October 5, 2022
Due to the bad weather from Hurricane Ian, the fishing itself was very poor.  The weather had stirred up the water in the...
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FAQs about Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $35 per person after 5 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Bay (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Wreck (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (MAX 5) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 Hour AM Shark Trip (5 MAX) (5 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) 5 MAX (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Wreck (AM) MAX 5 (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Wreck (PM) MAX 5 (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 5 Hour Trip–Inshore Trolling (MAX5) (5 hours)
  • $775 per group - 6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 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
  • Radar For foggy conditions. 30 mile range.

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 (Our preferred method.)
  • Heavy 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