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 15 - Nov 1
    $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
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 20
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $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
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $475
    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
    $475
    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
    3hr evening
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $380
    Nice short bay trip fishing back bay the bridge or the jetty
  • Private trip
    2 hr inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $280
    Short trip in the Bay typically rockfish or flounder fishing with some random species thrown in at different points in the season
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About the Captain

Dave Caffrey
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
57 Fishing Reports
279 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Amanda C.
Waynesboro, PA
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Three hour evening bay trip

VERIFIED   3hr evening on August 19, 2021
This was the first time my kids, my Mom and I went charter fishing on a large body of water and we had a fantastic time. Captain...
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Jann W.
Shrewsbury, PA
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Half day in ocean with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 25, 2021
Our party of 5 was comprised of two seniors and three grandchildren ages 12-14, all had fishing experience. Ocean was calm...
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Kristin H.
Annapolis, Maryland
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Great Way To Spend The Day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on August 21, 2021
We did a 4 hour in shore charter. Captain Dan took us around to different places, Anthony helped us with the rods and fish....
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Christopher P.
Lorton, VA
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Half Day Trip with 5 Year Old Son

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM) on June 13, 2021
Fishing with Captain Dave and Chris on the “On the Run Charters” was a great time for my son and I. Dave had us on the...
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Washington, DC
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4 Hour PM Wreck Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM) on July 28, 2021
Captain Dave provided a good fishing experience for me and my family.  The flounder were not biting like we would have hoped...
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FAQs about On The Run Charters

On The Run Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - 2 hr inshore (2 hours)
  • $380 per group - 3hr evening (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with On The Run Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Brand New Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Brand New Garmin with chirp technology)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers (Installed when needed)
  • Ice Box (Yeti coolers for drinks and fish two separate)

Trips booked with On The Run Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live spot cost extra)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Large number catch 3 dollar per fish cleaning)
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate (Gratuity expected 15 to 20 % mate works for tips)
  • Fishing License

On The Run Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Beach boat and walk in )

On The Run Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with On The Run Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish