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 25’ 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 Bay Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:15 PM
    US $425
    These trips target flounder, spot, croaker, and bluefish. We fish the best tide which is key, so your trip could start 1 hour earlier or later. This trip is perfect for beginners and is very laid back.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Whiting
    Whiting
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Ray Experience
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    US $450
    We anchor up and use chum to target smaller sharks, 50 lb cownose rays, 60-120lb southern rays, massive roughtail rays, and crazy fighting butterfly rays. Our biggest was over 200lbs last year. There's also croaker, spot, whiting, sand perch, and others that lurk in our chum line. This is an easy way to fish without having much experience. Flounder drifting is also an option. We go after what's biting.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Whiting
    Whiting
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Ray Experience
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $450
    We anchor up and use chum to target smaller sharks, 50 lb cownose rays, 60-120lb southern rays, massive roughtail rays, and crazy fighting butterfly rays. Our biggest was over 200lbs last year. There's also croaker, spot, whiting, sand perch, and others that lurk in our chum line. This is an easy way to fish without having much experience. Flounder drifting is also an option. We go after what's biting.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $525
    These trips target flounder, spot, croaker, and bluefish. We fish the best tide, which is key, so your trip could start 1 hour earlier or later. This trip is perfect for beginners and is very laid back.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay Adventure
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $525
    These trips target flounder, spot, croaker, and bluefish. We fish the best tide which is key, so your trip could start 1 hour earlier or later. This trip is perfect for beginners and is very laid back.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Ocean Shark AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    US $550
    Shark fishing in the ocean. Its only a 10-15 minute ride to the grounds. We also drop a couple of other rods down to target whiting, croaker, rays, flounder, and drum.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Ocean Shark AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    US $550
    Shark fishing in the ocean. Its only a 10-15 minute ride to the grounds. We also drop a couple of other rods down to target whiting, croaker, rays, flounder, and drum.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Ocean Shark Evening
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:45 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    US $550
    Shark fishing in the ocean. Average size is about 6ft. Its only a 10-15 minute ride to the grounds. We also drop a couple of other rods down to target whiting, croaker, rays, flounder, and drum.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Ocean Shark Evening
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 15
    US $650
    You don't need to go far to catch the big ones. Blacktip, Dusky, Atlantic, Sharpnose, all within 8 miles of the inlet.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Tautog
    Tautog
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ocean Shark AM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 10
    US $650
    You don't need to go far to catch the big ones. Blacktip, Dusky, Atlantic, Sharpnose, all within 8 miles of the inlet.
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FAQs about Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Bottom Bouncer Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group - 3 Hour Bay Adventure (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Bay Ray Experience (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Bay Ray Experience (3 hours)
  • US $525 per group - 4 Hour Bay Adventure (4 hours)
  • US $525 per group - 4 Hour Bay Adventure (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Ocean Shark AM (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Ocean Shark AM (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Ocean Shark Evening (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Ocean Shark Evening (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Ocean Shark AM (4 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
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (If we have time.)
  • Snacks (Trail mix and nuts. )
  • Drinks (Bottled water.)
  • First Mate (Works for tips, 20% gratuity. )
  • Fishing License (Included )

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

Meet the Captain

John Foreman
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
279 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!
Our Team
Hunter T.
First mate

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
5 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
Catch cleaning & filleting
If we have time.
Snacks
Trail mix and nuts.
Drinks
Bottled water.
First Mate
Works for tips, 20% gratuity.
Fishing License
Included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
No marijuana.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
For all sharks with the exception of sharpnose.
Disabled Accessible

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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 279 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
88%
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Peng K.
Excellent
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Peng Ke on September 4, 2023
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Rebekah B.
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Fun Experience

VERIFIED   3 Hour Bay Adventure on August 26, 2023
Captain John and Hunter gave us a great experience!  We don’t have much ocean fishing experience but they guided us through...
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John V.
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Bay Ray Experience on July 11, 2023
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Tyler I.
Ocean City, Maryland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3hr trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Ocean Shark Evening on July 8, 2023
Absolutely phenomenal. These guys were the coolest and laid back crew. Put us on sharks and rays within 30min and it just kept...
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Bill R.
Honey Brook, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Bay on June 15, 2023
Booked a 4 hour Bay trip with 3 friends. The 4 of us had a great time.  Capt. John and 1st. Mate Hunter are the best.  I...
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