On The Run Charters

165 reviews
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On The Run Charters offers incredible angling with an experienced captain in the bays and jetties surrounding Ocean City, MD. You’ll be greeted by Captain Dave Caffrey, who targets a variety of local fish and makes sure you have a memorable trip atop these waters!

Just like the charter name says – your targets will try to outrun you, but Capt. Dave does his best to help you reel in your catch. Hop aboard his 32’ Parker center console that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. She’s equipped with GPS and Fishfinder, as well as a live well and an icebox to keep your catch fresh.

Onboard you’ll have the chance to try out spinning, jigging, trolling, and drift fishing on heavy or light tackle. If you’re feeling more adventurous, bring your bowfishing equipment with you onboard!

As you scan these inshore waters and bays, make sure to hold your rod tight. There’ll be Bluefish, Tautog, and even Striped Bass to reel in. To ensure your as effective as possible, Capt. Dave provides rods, reels, terminal tackle, and live bait.

Capt. Dave is a big believer in conserving the fish population in Maryland and catch and release fishing is encouraged. However, if you’d like to keep some of your catch, he’s happy to clean and fillet it for you.

Before you set out, grab some snacks, sunscreen, and shades. Then jump into comfortable clothing and don’t forget to bring your camera with you – you don’t want to miss capturing the excitement!

You’re in good hands with On The Run Charters, who will see to it that you get fishing adventure worth your while!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Head into the wrecks and see what fish come your way! You'll spend the full day targeting Flounder, Seabass, and much more with gear provided by Capt. Dave. Be sure to bring along enough drinks and snacks to get you through the day and don't forget the sunscreen either!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Target your favorite inshore species, including Striped Bass, Redfish, Bluefish, and more on a full day adventure! You'll explore the many bays and jetties in the waters surrounding Ocean City and use gear provided by Capt. Dave to reel in your targets. Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going, as well as sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 20
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Make te most of the Sheepshead fishing season! You'll hook into your daily limit of 10 with ease and reel into plenty of Drum, Tautog, and Rockfish too! This is a great opportunity to test your light tackle fishing skills with gear provided by Capt. Dave. Bring along drinks and snacks and you're all set to head out on your adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Head out into the wrecks and see what juicy fish are hiding in these structures! This is a great way to spend the morning if you're short on time in Ocean City. Capt. Dave provides all of the fishing gear you need for a successful day, as well as your license and a catch cleaning service. All you'll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy while you're on board!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    The wrecks are calling! Head out for an afternoon half day trip and get ready to hook into plenty of fish that love to hide around these structures. All of the fishing equipment you need for a successful day is already on board so all you'll need to bring are snacks, sunscreen, and a camera. Your captain takes care of your license and will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If mornings are your active hours, head out on this half day trip that'll take you into the inshore waters surrounding Ocean City! You'll target Flounder, Bluefish, Rockfish, and more depending on the weather conditions and seasonality. Your captain takes care of your gear and licenses so all you need to bring are snacks, sunscreen, and comfy clothes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Head out for a productive half day of fishing in Ocean City! You'll target Flounder, Bluefish, Rockfish, and more, depending on seasonality. You'll explore a variety of fishing techniques with gear provided by your captain. Bring snacks, sunscreen, and comfy clothes and get ready to start reeling them in!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Fish for Flounder, Bluefish, and anything else that's biting! This 2-hour outing in the inshore waters starts in the afternoon and includes all of your rods, reels and tackle. Make sure to bring a camera and sunscreen and you're all set to go!
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About the Captain

Dave Caffrey
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
39 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
165 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Captain Dave started fishing when he was 11 years old. Since then, he's been going back and forth from the Northeast to South Florida, spending an average of 200 days a year on the water. In his words, an hour on the water where the fish are is better than a full day anywhere else!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tautog Tautog
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 165 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Two hour trip with Floyd
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July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
146
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
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Larry L.
Quarryville, PA
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   June 12, 2020
Awesome 4 hour trip with Captain Dave and Mate Max.  Caught 30 plus tog and rock fish between the wife and I in challenging...
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Jason G.
Fairmont, West Virginia
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4 hour trolling AM

VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2020
Captain Dave braved the rough water and put us on the fish! We each caught several Spanish mackerel (our target fish) and a...
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Janet D.
New Freedom, PA
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4 Hour Inland Trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
Wow! We hit the mark with Captain Dave Caffrey, first mate Max and man’s best friend, Lloyd! Everyone caught a fish today!...
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