Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing runs angling trips out of Ocean City and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

Capt. Yanni is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 4 to 30-hour trips, you can target species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Seabass, Flounder, and Swordfish, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

The Hocus Pocus is a completely restored and refitted Bertram 31, powered by twin Yanmar diesel engines. The boat is fitted with all top-of-the-line gear; from the new Garmin chart plotter, radar, fishfinder, autopilot, and video camera to JPR custom rods and Penn reels. All of the tackle on the boat is constantly being updated and re-rigged to assure everything is perfect when you step on the boat and you have a trip and experience you will never forget.

Hocus Pocus was restored by an avid fisherman, who did not spare a dime on rod storage, allowing the boat to carry up to 30 rods. She was purchased by a family who loves to fish, so Capt. Yanni’s mother made her quite the comfortable ride.

The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. As for fishing licenses, everything will be taken care of by the captain so you don’t have to worry about it. You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so.

Here to help you with anything you need, the first mate will be on hand during the trip. Leaving a tip for a job well done is much appreciated. This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $600
    This trip has a max of 6 people. It is a great chance to go out and catch shark near shore while seeing what ocean city looking like at night! This is a great chance to get out and catch fish longer then you! If you have any questions please feel free to call the Captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $900
    This is a fantastic opportunity to take the family or a group of friends out and go get on some fish! The main style of fishing we will be doing is wreck fishing. If you have any questions feel free to give the Captain a shout!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $1,200
    There are multiple different options for this trip. When the tuna and marlins push in closer to shore we have the ability to chase them and get back to the dock earlier. When the fish are still deep we can use this trip to wreck and deep sea fish. We can only target pelagic fish on an 8-hour trip when they push in close to shore. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $2,168
    The 12-hour offshore trip is the most popular offshore trip we offer. On this trip, we have enough time to get out to the continental shelf and chase those pelagic fish like Tuna, Marlin, and Mahi! This is a great trip for people that want to get out and have a relaxing day on the ocean!
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 22
    $2,668
    This trip is great for people that want to fish hard offshore, but don't have the ability to commit to 30 hours of fishing. 18 hours gives the captain ample time to fish, and give the clients a great chance to fish for multiple types of fish!
  • Private trip
    30 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $3,400
    This trip has a limit of 4 people to ensure all of the clients are comfortable for the trip. These trips give us the best chance to catch as many fish as possible. During the right time of year, we will have time to fish for all the different species of fish we fish for! For more information, please give the captain a shout!
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About the Captain

Yanni Harris
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
11 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since February 2022
A regular on the water since the age of two, Captain Yanni Harris knows this fishery like the back of his hand. He and his crew are happy to tailor the trip to your needs, can help teach your kids how to fish, and allow everyone to be as involved as desired.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

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Mastercard
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Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
64%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ashley M.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Excellent
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If I could give 10 stars, I would!!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing on July 14, 2022
Capt. Yanni and his first mate, Cole definitely know what they are doing!!! It wasn’t but 10 minutes and we got bite after...
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Lyndon W.
Indian Head, MD
Excellent
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Dynamic duo

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on May 31, 2022
Capt Yanni and his twin brother are the right kind of guys to charter. They had great talent, energy and enthusiasm to do whatever...
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Lilly C.
Port Tobacco, MD
Excellent
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Excellent
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Night time shark fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing on June 19, 2022
Amazing time captain put us on multiple sharks! Highly recommend the Hocus Pocus Fishing Charter! Great energy from the captain...
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Chip L.
Mammoth Spring, AR
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr with captain yanni

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 1, 2022
Captain yanni and his brother were great!!  I’ve been on guided trips all over and this night be the best ever!!  These...
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Norberto C.
Washington, District Of Columbia
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on May 29, 2022
My family and I had a blast!! Awesome crew, excellent service. Hocus Pocus delivered!!
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FAQs about Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,168 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,668 per group - 18 Hour Trip – Offshore (18 hours)
  • $3,400 per day per group - 30 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX) (2 days)

When you book a trip with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)