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 sight-seeing, 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 15-20% tip is customary. You’ll find top-notch navigational and safety gear on board, too. Unlike other charters, Bottom Bouncer only does 1 trip a day!

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
    10 Hour – Offshore (4MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 15
    $1,000
    Spend the entire day fishing up to 45 miles out for Shark, Seabass, Blues, even Mahi Mahi. You never know what you are going to catch! Trolling, wreck fishing, everything. Best bang for your buck. Please note this trip is limited to a maximum of 5 anglers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Offshore Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 15
    $900
    Spend the entire day fishing up to 35 miles offshore for Shark, Seabass, Blues, Triggers, Porgy, Mahi, you name it. Trolling, wreck fishing, everything. Best bang for your buck. Trips are limited to 5 people.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $700
    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 Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    Wreck fishing for Seabass, Flounder, Blues, and Tog up to 22 miles out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Wreck Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 15
    $600
    Go wreck fishing up to 11 miles out and target Flounder, Seabass, Bluefish, and many other species. Fishing gear, bait, and fishing licenses are all included.
  • 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
    $600
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    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
    Fall 5 Hour PM Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    Afternoon trip targeting triggerfish, flounder, bluefish, croaker, cobia, everything up to 12 miles out.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Fish/Crab/Clam ( 4 Max )
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    Spend 2 hours fishing, 1 hour clamming, and 1 hour crabbing. Perfect for children. You keep everything you catch. Trips are limited to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark 5 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 10
    $500
    You don't need to go far to catch the big ones. Blacktips, dusky, atlantic sharpnose, all within 5 miles of the inlet. Morning or afternoon trips are available.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Bay/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $450
    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, "Blues" (Bluefish), Sheepshead, Shad, Stripers, Rays, and "Puffers." 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 Hr Fall Afternoon Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    4 hour trip targeting flounder, sheepshead, striper/rockfish, blues, puffers, and croaker.
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About the Captain

John Foreman
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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124 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Tautog Tautog
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
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
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Allen F.
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10 hours of fishing fun

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour – Offshore (4MAX) 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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Aug 8 hr wreck

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour – Offshore 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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Lewisburg, PA
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Great and Fun Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hr Fall Afternoon Bay on September 10, 2021
Well, this was my first time ever fishing. Captain John and his first Mate Hunter were a blast. Took us to several locations...
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Salisbury, MD
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Bottom Bouncer was great!

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Wreck Fishing 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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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Bay Fish/Crab/Clam ( 4 Max ) on August 28, 2021
Decided to do a half day trip for my sons 12th birthday to make sure he didn’t get sea sick. Will definitely return for a...
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FAQs about Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour – Bay/Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hr Fall Afternoon Bay (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Bay Fish/Crab/Clam ( 4 Max ) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Shark 5 MAX (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour – Wreck Fishing (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour AM Shark Trip (5 MAX) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Inshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Fall 5 Hour PM Wreck (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour – Sharking (5 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Wreck (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Offshore Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour – Offshore (4MAX) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bottom Bouncer Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-potty, enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bottom Bouncer Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Crackers)
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate (Works for tips, 18% - 20% gratuity.)
  • Fishing License

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