Ocean City

37 Fishing Charters

Ocean City Fishing Charters

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Ocean City: 37 fishing charters available

Icon Fishing and Watersports

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Ocean City
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Mighty Heron Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (46)
Ocean City

Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (47)
Ocean City
trips from $220

Reel Sportfishing Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (69)
Longport

A-Bomb Fishing Charters

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Atlantic City
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trips from $425

Reel Fun Party Boat Fishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (1)
Ocean City
trips from $2,600

Treemendous Sportfishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (201)
Brigantine
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trips from $500

Dancin Doc Charter Fishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (30)
Ocean City

Freespirit Fishing

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (25)
Margate City
trips from $550

Tyin' Knots Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (57)
Atlantic City
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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
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Based on 23963 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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It is the greatest for first time. He made the experience enjoyable so that you’d remember it for a long time
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It is the greatest for first time. He made the experience enjoyable so that you’d remember it for a long time
Ron  V.
Ron V. New Castle, DE

Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Great Time. All 4 of my girls had a great time. Capt Mike was very patient with them and found some good spots this late in the season. will definitely fish with Capt. Mike again.
Gabriel  L.
Gabriel L. Woodbine, New Jersey
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Best fishing trip ever! I took my 11 year old, my father-in-law, and a friend. Captain Michael and first mate Colby were great! We had a blast - they were on top of everything, very informative, great with kids, knew the best spots to catch fish, etc… We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. 10 out of 10. Highly recommended!
Keith  M.
Keith M. Somerdale, NJ
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Great trip with Captain Chris. There were four of us on the trip and we had 4 poles in the water the whole trip. There was no shortage of equipment or attention. He did his best to keep us catching the whole time. He did a great job communicating with us. Plenty of messages ahead of our trip to make sure he met our expectations. Flexible with the time to give us the best opportunities. Great with the kids and didn’t even mind when the adults tangled their gear. Lol
Matthew  E.
Matthew E. Richboro, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Headed out at 1:00 for some fluke and we had a fabulous day Mike and Queso worked hard to be the ultimate guides and hosts!
Brian  G.
Brian G. Ambler, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
We had a great day from start to finish. Captain Mike and his mate were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He knew right where to take us to get a great catch. We will definitely be back!
Daleen  D.
Daleen D. Williamstown, New Jersey
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Such a great day, our five year old boys had a blast! Captain Chris is the best! Would highly recommend!
Katie  E.
Katie E. Collingswood, New Jersey
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
My husband and his friends can’t say enough good things about Mike and their fishing trip. They had a fantastic time and can not wait to go again.
Briana  K.
Briana K. Bridgeport, PA
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Had a great time with my boyfriend that loves to go fishing! Captain Chris was great, definitely recommend. Such a great experience.
Cori  H.
Cori H. Chester, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Took friend’s son on his first fishing trip. Captain Mike and first mate Dave took there time to explain how to fish for flounder. They were very helpful when Michael was fishing and making sure his fishing rod was always in the water.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
I had booked a 5 hr near ocean deep sea trip for myself and my three teenage boys, but unfortunately, a storm blew up and we had to fish the bay instead. Captain Mike kept in touch with us to let us know our options. Bay fishing turned out to be a great first charter experience for us. My boys all caught some fish, and Captain Mike and first mate Colby were great! We would definitely book another trip with them! Hopefully, next time the weather will be kind to us!
Greg  K.
Greg K. Julian, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Captain Mike and First Mate Colby were amazing! We had a phenomenal time. It was the first time our 11 and 12 year old “really” went fishing and it was so perfect. They had everything ready for us. The boat was clean and in amazing condition- great conversation and the boys learned a lot. Highly recommend!
Colleen  M.
Colleen M. Quakertown, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
We had an enjoyable fishing trip with Captain Michael Doebley. The boys each caught some flounder and had a blast. Michael was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny and we enjoyed his company. All around awesome trip! Highly recommend!
William  T.
William T. Amarillo, TX
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
We had a really great time fishing with Chris. He went out of his way to make it the best trip it could be. We even got the nice surprise of seeing dolphins! Would definitely book again!
Amye  P.
Amye P. United States
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
This family 4 of novice anglers had an excellent time with Captain Chris on our shore vacation. We were brought to several locations and caught a variety of fish. Our son had the biggest catch of the day - a 20" flounder that took home and fried up. Thanks Captain!
Rich  A.
Rich A. Williamstown, New Jersey
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
The captain has rich experience and can judge the position of the fish. It was my first time fishing, and the captain and his assistant were very patient in guiding us. This trip was very rewarding!
Eric  G.
Eric G. United States
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
It was an absolute pleasure taking my son on his first fishing trip with Captain Chris! Going again in the future.
William  E.
William E. Oakland, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Thank you Captain Mike for the excellent experience. We all had a great time and we came away with an amazing fishing story! 😁
Chris  Y.
Chris Y. Syracuse, NY
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
I would definitely recommend booking with Captain Chris , I went with my boys 18 and 16 we had a blast and caught fish , Chris is very knowledgeable and very kind , we will be back . Thanks again Captain Chris
Tyler  G.
Tyler G. Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
Captain Mike was accommodating and gave us a nice day out fishing. We caught small fish, but that is not an issue. We enjoyed the day and all went small smoothly!
Peter  T.
Peter T. Woodbine, New Jersey
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
This was our familie's first time fishing on a boat. Captain Mike and crew where wonderful. Everyone caught a fish over the course of the two hour trip around the bay. The Captain and crew where extremely knowledgeable about fishing and very patient when it came to helping us fish. We totally recommend this trip to anyone. The kids age 11 and 14 loved it two. We look forward to going again soon. Thank you Captain Mike
Glenn  Y.
Glenn Y. Elizabethtown, PA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Ocean City

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Ocean City costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $468, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $794. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Ocean City is 33 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Icon Fishing and Watersports, Mighty Heron Charters, and Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Ocean City, New Jersey. Full list of top fishing charters in Ocean City.

Icon Fishing and Watersports, Mighty Heron Charters, and Allyn’s Ocean City Wee Cat Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Ocean City.

The best way to experience fishing in Ocean City is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Ocean City, New Jersey.

The most popular fish species you can target are Flounder, Bass (Striped), and Seabass (Black). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Ocean City.

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