Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland

Hook up with Captain James for either a half or full day of a fun-filled adventure, fishing out of Ocean City, Maryland. Fish the bay, the waters close to shore, or the nearshore wrecks. With over three decades of recreational and commercial fishing experience, Capt. James knows the waters like the back of his hand.

The vessel "Too Much" is a 23′ center console. She was built in Hatteras, North Carolina by Tideline designs. She’s a one of a kind, hand-built, custom Carolina design. Her proud bow and sharp entry offer a stable, dry ride even in choppy conditions. Her clean spacious deck provides a secure platform during fishing. She is one comfortable vessel!

Sportfishing East Coast specializes in light tackle, bottom fishing, and fly fishing. If you’re after Seabass, Tautog, or big Flounder, your captain will take you fishing along nearshore wrecks. Spot, Croakers, Bluefish, Rockfish (Stripers), and Flounder are all available in the bay.

For the thrill of a lifetime, why not try an evening of shark fishing? You can expect to target Sharpnose, Sandbar, and Sand Tigers up to 300 lbs (catch and release only).

Sportfishing East Coast offers a hands-on approach. They like to teach the finer points of the sport, from fishing techniques, and knot tying, to understanding conditions and locating fish.

Bring your family and friends and take to the seas with Capt. James for an adventure you won’t forget!

Your gear, tackle, bait, soft drinks, and fishing license are all included in the price. When you return to shore your catch will be cleaned and bagged.  Take your catch home with you and enjoy your fresh fillet for dinner!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Clamming and Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Great fun for the whole family. This 3-hour trip will take you to the pristine waters behind Assateague Island, with the possibility of seeing lots of birdlife and the wild horses of Assateague. You will be getting in the water to clam, so dress appropriately.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    This is a three-hour trip which takes place in the ocean within a couple of miles of the ocean City inlet. Expect a variety of species of sharks including sand, tiger, sandbar, dusky, sharpnose, and a variety of ray. Great views of the Assateague Beach and the Ocean City boardwalk. Great fishing action and beautiful sunsets.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    This is an early morning trip that will find you fishing close to the shore for Bluefish, Redfish, Bass, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    Head out in the afternoon and fish close to shore for Bluefish, Redfish, Bass, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $900
    Take your friends, family or fishing buddies out and fish for Redfish, Flounder, Bass, Tautog, Fluke, Bluefish, and many more.
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About the Captain

James Coane
West Ocean City, Maryland, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
67 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain James Coane has over 3 decades of tournament, charter, and commercial fishing experience. He’s fished all over the world, including the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the entire east coast of the US. He’s competed in over 100 fishing international tournaments and has placed first in several local competitions, including the WMO Tournament for Blue Marlin in Ocean City, MD. Capt. James decided to start his own charter service back in 2013 in order to share his passion with others. He gives his 100% every day, incorporating his breadth of knowledge and experience that he’s accumulated over the decades. The thing that sets Capt. James apart is his passion for passing on his wealth of fishing knowledge. Even if you are an experienced angler Capt James will be more than happy to teach you some of the tricks of the trade. He invites you on an exclusive adventure to catch lots of fish and create lasting memories with Sport Fishing East Coast

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Clam Clam
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Tideline (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flounder, Striped Bass, & Bluefish
Nearshore Fishing
Cobia & Spanish Mackerel
Wreck Fishing
Seabass & Tautog

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
Ages 7 & up
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
PayPal
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
TJ and Captain James with one of many Ribbonfish.
JJ with two of many Spanish Mackerel caught.
Caught some Rockfish!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
80%
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David J.
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Priceless times with Captain James

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark Trip on August 31, 2022
Captain James lives up to his stellar on-line reputation.  He laid out fishing options given time of day, tide and our interests....
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James G.
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Shark fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark Trip on July 20, 2022
We had a great time. We caught a couple thresher sharks,a few sting rays and a big sand tiger shark. Thank you captain James...
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David V.
Hereford, MD
Excellent
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AM Inshore Fishing with Captain Jim - A great time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 26, 2022
If you’re looking for a fun time to catch some fish while on vacation in OC, MD this is it.  Captain Jim took us to some...
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Robert H.
Ringgold, PA
Excellent
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark Trip on September 20, 2022
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Alex C.
New Market, MD
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2022
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FAQs about Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland

Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Clamming and Crabbing (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark Trip (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Flounder, Striped Bass, & Bluefish )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Cobia & Spanish Mackerel )
  • Wreck Fishing (Seabass & Tautog )

Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Clam
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Tautog