Ocean City Fishing Charters

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Ocean City Fishing Charters

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Ocean City: 67 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Somers Point
trips from $260
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Somers Point
trips from $250
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(126 reviews)
Longport
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4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ocean City

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Ocean City, New Jersey are: Full list of top fishing charters in Ocean City

The average price for a private 4 hour Ocean City fishing trip is $489, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,150 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Ocean City that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Ocean City are:

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Many fishing charters in Ocean City provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Ocean City are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Ocean City are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $335
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $392
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $572
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $614
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $944
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,059
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,850
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 16-hour fishing trips – $1,900

Surrounded by the bay on one side and the ocean on the other, Ocean City is the place to be for all avid fishermen. This precious gem is situated in the heart of the Jersey shore, so it figures why Ocean City fishing charters are all about living and breathing water.

The access to different bodies of water promises a year-round variety of both freshwater and saltwater fish. Tapping into the inlet means looking for Striped Bass, Flounder, Perch, and Tautog. Heading further toward the ocean guarantees dancing with offshore favorites like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Mako Shark, and Swordfish.

With so many species to target, chances are you’ll find the exact trip that suits you. You can book anything from 2-hour bay fishing to 14-hour offshore reel-screaming action. Ocean City is considered to be "America's Greatest Family Resort", so charter operators will be ready to bring your kids on the water. Inshore trips up to 5 hours are more suitable for families, while longer offshore trips are perfect for big game lovers.

Finding and luring all these species requires local knowledge and Ocean City fishing charters will hook you up with the right equipment along with tips on how to land your desired catch. On top of this, locating the fish is not easy, so intel from the experts born and raised in the area comes in handy.
 

Rules & Regulations

Having both freshwater and saltwater resources, Ocean City is mindful of its fisheries. This means that residents and visitors aged 16 and older must have a valid license to fish in freshwater. With saltwater, the situation is slightly different, and you’re not required to buy a license but all anglers must register with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program before heading offshore. 

Ocean City
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27952 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Not sure how to start the year off right? Treat yourself with Striped Bass! They’re hungry and waiting for you to snatch them! Those keener on landing Sharks might be lucky enough to brag with a few photos with Mako Sharks.

February

This is the time for Scup to shine. While Scup might not be your first choice, bear in mind that they’re easy to catch and kids will find them exciting – and your taste buds will thank you for catching them, too.

March

March brings choices. With Amberjack and Flounder slowly entering the scene, and Mako Sharks and Crabs going strong, you won’t be short of options. If you haven’t tried your luck with Crabs yet, early spring is the perfect time to change that.

April

Now that you’ve got the hang of pursuing Mako Sharks, Amberjacks, and Crabs, you can gradually expand your fishing experience by targeting species like Tautog, Bluefish, and Weakfish. And don’t be fooled by its name because Weakfish can put up a good fight.

May

With warmer temperatures, more species are starting to emerge. Flounder, Sharks, and Bluefish are steadily picking up, whereas Amberjack and Weakfish are reaching their peak. But the real sensation is the local favorite – Black Seabass!

June

Early summer proudly introduces the world-famous prized catch – Bluefin Tuna! This admirable fish is quite a challenge to pull out of the water due to its size, and is widely sought-after thanks to its delicious meat. If you’re a fan of both, now’s your chance to go after them.

July

Summer is here and headliners are thriving. The waters are brimming with Flounder, Wahoo, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Bluefin Tuna, and Spotted Seatrout. However, the absolute winner in the picture-perfect category is Mahi Mahi and their season is blooming. 

August

Mahi Mahi travel in schools and warm temperatures bring them in packs. They’re mostly located by trolling. While easy to spot, don’t expect an easy way out as they’ll put up a strong fight. Good-looking, feisty and tasty, Mahi Mahi are worth the hype.

September

Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Amberjack, and Spotted Seatrout are still at their peak, but soon they’ll clear the way for the other species. Early fall might be your last chance to make some good fishing memories while chasing after big names like Blue and White Marlin.

October

The right temperature caters to the needs of many species and waters are still abundant with fish. Wherever you cast your line, you can expect to catch something, but Black Seabass will stand out. For the next few weeks, they’ll take over these waters.

November

Winter brings new excitement, but old names, too. While Black Seabass and Tautog are dominating the area, Sharks and Crabs are making a comeback. Passionate Striped Bass anglers will also be pleased to see their favorite bouncing back.

December

Ocean City fishing season is slowly toning down. But this doesn’t mean you’ll be left hanging. Striped Bass and Black Seabass are at their finest and under no circumstances are you to miss out on them!

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For this time of the year, we were catching a lot of fish in the morning during the tide change
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For this time of the year, we were catching a lot of fish in the morning during the tide change
Fred  O.
Fred O. Sewell, New Jersey
For flounder: Fish in the bay when the ocean is still cold. Best to go in the morning and on non windy days (so the lures hit the bottom).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For flounder: Fish in the bay when the ocean is still cold. Best to go in the morning and on non windy days (so the lures hit the bottom).
Dave  D.
Dave D. Round Rock, TX

Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Captain Mike was awesome with my 7 year old son on his first trip. Caught lots of fish and have lots of memories. 10/10
Dan  P.
Dan P.
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Syd was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Did a great job of finding places where the fish of the season are located. This is not ocean fishing, it is located in the back bay. If you catch any fish you can keep you are limited on the number depending on the fish and season.
Russell  I.
Russell I.
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Syd was awesome,had a memorable trip,My wife and I truly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Captain Syd!!!
Bob  B.
Bob B.
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great morning with my 2 grown boys and captain Fred. We're all big guys but were completely comfortable. Captain worked hard to find us good spots and we had a great time. Highly recommend.
Russ  W.
Russ W. Morristown, NJ
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Captain Fred made this an amazing trip. A great guy and made it seem like we had been fishing together for years. Would recommend him to family and friends. Definitely looking forward to getting back out on the water with him!
Rayce  S.
Rayce S. Lebanon, TN
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Can’t recommend Mighty Heron Charters enough. He is knowledgeable about fishing and wildlife, and is extremely friendly. We always have a wonderful experience with him. We will certainly be back in 2024! Highly recommend booking your trip here!
Will  M.
Will M. United States
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Syd was great! Everything about the trip was outstanding from the boat to the captain. We will definitely be back!!!
Steven  B.
Steven B. Newark, Delaware
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Our family of 5 had an amazing trip with Captain Syd. Our boys are 12, 9 and 7. We booked a 3 hour fishing trip and Syd was so patient and generous with his knowledge. We all had a great experience and cant wait to do it again.
Marieta  C.
Marieta C. Denville, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
I took my 13 year old son and we had a blast. He caught flounders. Captain Mike was so knowledgeable and my son loved asking him questions and learning.
Amy  W.
Amy W. Mendham, New Jersey
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Syd was great! There was 3 adults and two kids 4 & 7. He was very patient with the kids. He was very knowledgeable and gave lots of pointers. We will definitely go back.
Susan  K.
Susan K. Cherry Hill, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Took my two sons and their friends out with Captain Mike and his first mate Colt on their boat. Mike and Colt were amazing helping the kids get set up and taking us to some great spots. We caught some Flounder and saw dolphins on the way back to shore. Thank you Colt and Captain Mike for a great Trip and being great with the boys. I highly recommend!
Jason  R.
Jason R. Evesham, NJ
Reel Fun Party Boat Fishing & Private Cruises
Reel Fun Party Boat Fishing & Private Cruises
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a great day out with Captain Ed and his crew. The weather was perfect the fish were biting and the service was top notch. Very knowledgeable staff who made all of my novice fishermen feel comfortable and the experienced fishermen a little more confident. I really appreciate the hospitality. We will be back again very soon.
Timothy  M.
Timothy M. Rahway, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Captain Mike and Greg were excellent and it was a great experience. They were very attentive and made the trip feel like we were fishing with old friends. Can’t wait to get back out there with them! Thanks for making us feel so welcome!!!
Robert  P.
Robert P. Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Elysian Charters
Elysian Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
The charter I recently took with Doug was awesome! He's a fun, charismatic, and knowledgeable captain who is truly passionate about fishing. Doug truly loves what he does which makes the experience exceptional. He took us to a lot of great spots which enabled everyone in my group to catch a handful of fish. I will definitely be fishing with Doug again in the fall and in the future!
Chris  A.
Chris A. Kinnelon, NJ
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
For a bunch of first-time anglers, Capt Syd was beyond helpful. Soon we were pulling them in ? ? ? off both sides of the boat. Great experience from booking til docking after our trip.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Cherry Hill, NJ
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
This family of 5 had an amazing afternoon catching flounders and sea bass with captain Syd!
Nancy  B.
Nancy B. Ottawa, ON
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
My family and I had a great time fishing with captain Syd! The boat was great and all the equipment was nice and easy to use for my kids. We caught several fish and captain Syd knew all about each kind. He was patient with my kids and taught them how to fish for flounder. We would definitely recommend this tour!
Amanda  N.
Amanda N. Stamford, CT
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Capt Syd was very good with my grandsons ages 6-12. Water was rough and windy but we still managed to catch ten black sea bass. The kids had a blast. Capt Syd helped the kids learn how to cast and jig. Overall a fun trip
David  R.
David R. Naples, FL
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Fished the OC inlet for flounder. Everyone caught fish and had a great time! Capt Syd was super knowledgeable and was great to be around. Great boat, equipment, and weather! Highly recommended!!
Luke  B.
Luke B. Woodbine, New Jersey
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great trip. Caught over 100 bass. The Captain was very informative and helpful. Will definitely do it again and highly recommend Captain Syd.
Charles  C.
Charles C. Philadelphia, PA

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