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Ocean City: 58 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ocean City

According to customer reviews, A-Dare Inshore, Bottom Bouncer Fishing, and Coastal Guide Service LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Ocean City, Maryland. Full list of top fishing charters in Ocean City.

The average price for a private 4 hour Ocean City fishing trip is $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,587 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

A-Dare Inshore, Bottom Bouncer Fishing, and Coastal Guide Service LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Ocean City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Black Seabass, and Yellowfin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Light Tackle, and Bottom Fishing. Offshore fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

 
You may think all of Maryland’s fishing rotates around the Chesapeake Bay, but Ocean City, MD fishing charters are here to show you there’s much more on offer. “OC” was given the title of “White Marlin Capital of the World” by President Roosevelt way back when. It’s a must-visit if you want to experience some of the best fishing the East Coast has to offer.
 
It’s not all about big game fishing here, though. The Isle of Wight and Assawoman Bays offer prime inshore action, with Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout. Near the inlet and out towards the reefs, it’s all about Maryland’s state fish – Striped Bass, or Rockfish, as it’s known locally. These beasts swim with Black Seabass, Bluefish, Tautog, and many more to ensure a fishing frenzy.
 
However, the further out you go, the more exciting it gets. Tiger, Hammerhead, Dusky, Bull, Blacktip, and even Mako Sharks are on the prowl for some prey in summer. This is also peak season for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo. Over 30 miles offshore, you can get your hands on these creatures and elusive White and Blue Marlin, so get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
 
Speaking of trips, inshore adventures are ideal for families and beginners, and can last anywhere from a couple of hours up to a full day. If you want to go after those trophy creatures offshore, you’ll need at least eight hours, with some captains offering overnight adventures. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Most Ocean City, MD fishing charters will provide your fishing license for you, but it’s worth checking with your captain before you go in case you need one. Your professional guide will also make sure you’re fishing within all legal size and bag limits. 
 
Ocean City
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26596 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Most of the fishing fleet leaves town over the winter months, taking the best of the fishing with it. This can be a beautiful time to explore Ocean City without a million tourists getting in your way, though.

February

Walk Ocean City's historic boardwalk in peace, as you explore the long beaches and take in the wild seascapes. Too cold? Head to the Seaside Boat Show, where over 350 boats are gathered and showcased indoors.

March

The first Flounder hit the shallows around Ocean City in March, bringing the inshore fishing fleet back with them. Jump aboard and bring the family along for an awesome day in the shallows.

April

Ocean City's fishing scene really gets going in April, with Bluefish, Flounder, and Tautog providing great catches. The summer crowds are still a distant dream and the waters are full of fish, so get out there!

May

The White Marlin Festival and Crab Soup Cook-Off promise plenty of fun for the kids and some of the most delicious soup around. Sign up, taste, and vote for the winner of the inspiring title of "Best Crab Soup!"

June

Tournament season starts in June with the Mako Mania Shark Tournament, an event which brings anglers from all over to battle the ocean's ultimate predators. Get in on the action or marvel at the monster fish. 

July

The Ocean City Tuna Tournament takes place every July, with over 100 boats competing to land the biggest Tuna. Even if you're not the competitive type, loads of huge Tuna can never be a bad thing.

August

The Ocean City White Marlin Open is, quite simply, the biggest fishing tournament in the world. Over 300 boats gather to battle monster Billfish, with millions of dollars in prize money at stake, as the city comes alive.

September

Tournament season winds down in September. The fishing is still great both inshore and offshore, so stick around and make the most of the quieter waters, with plenty of great rewards.

October

October is peak season for big Seabass in the waters around Ocean City. These guys are great table fare and are pretty fun to catch, so jump aboard and go score some dinner!

November

The Ocean City Winterfest of Lights makes Thanksgiving even more special. The waters are full of tasty Bass, Flounder, Tautog, and more, so ditch the turkey and enjoy a freshly-caught feast!

December

December is Rockfish mania in Ocean City. Striped Bass (known locally as Rockfish) is Maryland's state fish, and December is the peak time to catch them. Get your fish on and see out the year in style. 

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Find a charter that you are comfortable with especially if you are un experienced or do not have a lot of time to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a charter that you are comfortable with especially if you are un experienced or do not have a lot of time to fish.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Columbia, PA
We went out 12 miles offshore to some old shipwrecks and caught a bunch of Seabass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went out 12 miles offshore to some old shipwrecks and caught a bunch of Seabass.
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Washington, District Of Columbia
Bring something for motion sickness. I’ve seen the big tuff guys bent over the side of the boat ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring something for motion sickness. I’ve seen the big tuff guys bent over the side of the boat ?
John  M.  J.
John M. J. Martinsburg, West Virginia
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Lonnie  C.
Lonnie C. Mount Airy, MD
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Courtney  F.
Courtney F. Quincy, Massachusetts
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Melisa  H.
Melisa H. Lindenwold, NJ
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Long Pond, PA
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Alecia  G.
Alecia G. Smithfield, VA
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Carl  O.  B.
Carl O. B. Washington, District Of Columbia
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Cunningham, VA
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, if this is your first time going out take your motion sickness pills at night and again in the morning. Good luck fishing. Safe seas and plenty of fish, The Moore Family
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bunker Hill, WV
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Dallas, WV
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take trip for sea bass easy first time catch, good eating, lots of fun. Don't judge the trip by the size of the boat but the history of the captain.
Craig  W.
Craig W. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Leon  M.
Leon M. Milford, DE
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Colorado Springs, CO
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Bill  E.
Bill E. Spring Grove, PA
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Ocean City, Maryland
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Lancaster, PA
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Thornton, WV
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Salisbury, MD

Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
We scheduled a 4 hour shark trip with the Bottom Bouncer! Even though the weather and wind were not in our favor, he still managed to get us out into the open ocean and they did everything possible to land us a shark/fish. They were super nice and super fun to go out with! We will definitely be coming back!
Emily  B.
Emily B. Milton, Delaware
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
Did a half day morning trip in late May with Capt Dave & crew member Anthony. Powered through a little weather and it was absolutely worth it! Filled the cooler with flounder in a short amount of time, then went after some blues. Top-notch gear paired with a vast knowledge of the local waters lead to an unforgettable experience with the family. Extremely helpful too: baiting hooks, unhooking fish, changing over tackle, etc. Can’t wait to fish with On The Run again!!
Cameron  M.
Cameron M. Rochester, NY
Coastal Guide Service LLC – Bay Cruise
Coastal Guide Service LLC – Bay Cruise
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Justin and Yanni gave us a heads up that it was a rough day for fishing. They were very attentive and happy to answer our fishing questions. They also had interesting fishing stories. It was a relaxing time. Our 12 and 14 year old boys had a good time.
Phil  D.  I.
Phil D. I. Silver Spring, MD
Nanticoke Outfitters Charter Fishing
Nanticoke Outfitters Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Great experience…unfortunately the fish just weren’t cooperative, but Capt Dave and Connor were awesome with my kids!!!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Lansdale, PA
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
The Captain and Mate made us feel very comfortable since it was our first ever charter.. we had a blast and will definitely call them again when we come back to the area
Joe  G.
Joe G. Zanesville, OH
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Capt John and his mate Hunter were fantastic. I took my kids fishing for the first time. Capt John was patient, friendly, and knows the best spots to fish in the Chesapeake. Highly recommend a trip with him.
Sidney  G.
Sidney G. Owings Mills, MD
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
Dave and Eric were great. My three young kids had a great time. They interacted with them and we caught a couple flounder on a chilly day in may..would highly recommend. family friendly and know what they are doing 👍
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Columbia, PA
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Captain Anderson and first mate did an awesome job. We had a great time and definitely will be going again. Captain Anderson was very responsive to questions before the trip and definitely put us on fish. Thank you Captain Anderson and first mate
Jimmy  B.
Jimmy B.
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(242 reviews)
Yanni and Gus were our captain and first mate and they made the trip for us…. Very personable and fun! We even got serenaded! We were there in the first day of the season so we didn’t expect to catch anything but we had a couple bites! Just being out on the water with these two made for an entertaining excursion. So fun! Toby and Cyndy Wadley
Toby  W.
Toby W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Great captain (Nick) and an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to the next trip.
Henry  S.
Henry S.
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
Awesome time Taug fishing with Capt. Robert and Chris. Everyone was on fish and great service on the deck
Patrick  D.
Patrick D. Stanley, NC
Nanticoke Outfitters Charter Fishing
Nanticoke Outfitters Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Fletch was awesome. We had such a fun day on the water. The weather wasn’t the best but the fishing experience is one I will never forget.
Troy  A.
Troy A. Easton, Maryland
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(215 reviews)
It was a rough windy day but we stuck it out till he got us on fish. Thanks we will be back.
John  M.  J.
John M. J. Martinsburg, West Virginia
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
My family had a lot of fun with Captain John and First mate Hunter. Good guys and had some fun conversations. Captain John got us on several togs and we were the only boat within eyesight that were pulling anything up. He got us on the fish when no one else had any bites. We were hoping to go troll for some stripers but the swells outside of the bay were crazy, there is always next time though!
Daniel  A.
Daniel A. Ruckersville, Virginia
Whatever Guide Service
Whatever Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had an amazing time this afternoon! Bite was a bit slow early in the season, but Captain Jeffrey took us around to a few different locations and we still ended up with several keeper-sized flounder. He's super knowledgeable of the area and you can't go wrong booking with him!
Nicholas  C.
Nicholas C. Murfreesboro, TN
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Lots of fun, relaxed. Captain Chase kept finding us fish to catch. Would highly recommend.
Charles  L.
Charles L. Joppatowne, MD
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(242 reviews)
I would definitely recommend these guys and I am going to book a trip with them next year! Very friendly and fun to fish with. Justin was very knowledgeable about everything and knew exactly where to take us and we immediately started catching fish within seconds of our lines hitting the water. Caught so many fish our arms were actually sore. Justin made sure we didn’t even go 5 mins without catching something. Caught 56 keepers, threw probably 50 back. A+
Lisa  R.
Lisa R. UPPR Saint CLAIR, PA
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
This was my second fishing trip with this captain. He did his best to make sure we caught fish. He and his first mate were so easy going and pleasant. We caught fish both times. I recommend this captain to anyone. The trip was totally enjoyable.
Barbara  T.
Barbara T. Hagerstown, MD
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
My family had a wonderful time fishing with these two gentlemen. They were very friendly and professional. We really enjoyed spending the day with them. Great experience and caught some nice fish. Looking forward to fishing with them next year.
SCOTT  B.
SCOTT B. Muir, PA
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Captain John and First Mate Hunter are the best! All five in my party never ocean fished before, but Capt. John and Mate Hunter knew where to go, For first time fisherman like my party, Bottom Bouncing charter is the best.
Gerry  P.
Gerry P. Grand Island, NE

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