Ocean City

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Ocean City Fishing Charters

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Ocean City: 55 fishing charters available

Mighty Heron Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Ocean City
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The Grateful Fred Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $450

Elysian Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(14 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $350

Jersey Boy Charters – 34'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Ocean City
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JD Marine LLC Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Somers Point
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trips from $200

Dancin Doc Charter Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Ocean City

Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Somers Point

Moover Fishing Adventures – Back Bay Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Longport
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Reel Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(96 reviews)
Longport

Icon Fishing and Watersports

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
Ocean City
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Ocean City

The average price for a private 4 hour Ocean City fishing trip is $486, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $976 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Mighty Heron Charters, The Grateful Fred Charters, and Elysian Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Ocean City, New Jersey. Full list of top fishing charters in Ocean City.

Mighty Heron Charters, The Grateful Fred Charters, and Elysian Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Ocean City.

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

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
4.1 / 5
Based on 25017 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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The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We had a great day, pefect weather and caught some fish we could keep. Perfect day. Captain Fred is very knowledgable, accommodating and overall a great host for a day of fishing. I would recommend his charter to anyone and we will be booking again for sure.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Gloucester Township, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with mike and andrew. Nice people I would like to recommend this trip to anyone looking for a charter.
Chris  K.
Chris K. Dundalk, MD
Elysian Charters
Elysian Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Doug was the best. My boys and I had a blast. Captain Doug is very knowledgeable about fishing which is good but more importantly just a great guy that made our experience great! We caught fish and learned about fishing up north since we are from SC. We told stories and laughed the entire day. We will be back next year. Highly recommended.
James  W.
James W. CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Booked a 4 hour shark trip going 5 miles out for n Delaware Bay…was hoping to see a shark or 2…caught 7 sand tigers ranging from 150-350 lbs.
Jim  U.
Jim U. Mount Laurel Township, NJ
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
My family and I had an amazing trip. Captain Fred is a very knowledgeable fisherman and made fishing seem so easy. It was my 5yr olds first time fishing and he enjoyed every minute. We would definitely book with him again on our next vacation.
Monique  S.
Monique S. Hightstown, NJ
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Great fishing trip with Michael and first mate John. Had two kiddos with us (9 and 6) and we all caught some fish and even snagged some flounder to bring home. Will definitely come again next year!
Lauren  D.
Lauren D. Albany, NY
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Four teens in their last summer before college, had a great time with Captain Drew. Would recommend!
Joseph  C.
Joseph C. GLOUCSTR CITY, NJ
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Struck out today but had a great time with Captain Drew. We have two little ones (4 and 6) and he did a great job keeping them entertained. We will be back for sure!!!
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. West Chester, Pennsylvania
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We all had a great time. Fred was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely book again. Thanks Fred!
John  G.
John G. North Wales, PA
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Everyone had a great time on the fishing trip!! Captain Drew was very attentive and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to others:)
Becky  M.
Becky M. Medford Lakes, NJ
The Grateful Fred Charters
The Grateful Fred Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
What a great day on the water. We had great communication with the captain leading up to the trip and he did a great job putting us where the fish were hitting!
Matthew  H.
Matthew H. Deptford, New Jersey
Elysian Charters
Elysian Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
I would highly recommend booking a trip with Elysian Charters and Captain Douglas. It was a great overall experience and Captain Douglas did everything he could to make sure we had a great time. Highly recommended!
Mike  B.
Mike B. Springfield, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Mike and Mate Logan were GREAT. Logan was great with adults but Super with our Grand Son. Will be back.
Thomas  V.
Thomas V. Holland, PA
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Clean boat, excellent equipment hit 3 different spots to keep the catch changing. Even caught some squid for fresh calamari that evening.
Lawrence  U.
Lawrence U. UPR MAKEFIELD, PA
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Jersey Boy Charters – 34'
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had my sons with me who have never bay fished and they had a blast. Captain John was awesome, he was super pleasant and took the time to answer all my kids questions.
Bill  B.
Bill B. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Dancin Doc Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
We are repeat customers for Captain Drew. He is always patient, prepared and informative. While we wish there were a small toilet other than a bucket for those who need to use it , it is a a wonderful experience. He plays by the rules and never lets us keep undersized fish. In three outings to date we caught 9, 11 and 24 fish. Overall, competitive priced and just a fantastic way to spend a half day while at the beach. :)
Richard  F.
Richard F. Ambler, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had a blast! My son is autistic and caught this first fish!!! Exciting!! Definitely would recommend ten stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Donna  P.
Donna P. United States
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Great trip! Caught 20 fish!! This was our 2nd trip with Cpt. Mike and crew. Highly Recommend.
Meagan  S.
Meagan S. Springfield, PA
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Mike made our first ever charter amazing!! He communicated every step of the way and I would highly recommend Mike and Mighty Heron Charters to anyone looking for a great time. Perfect for children and adults. I can’t thank them enough for helping create memories that will last a lifetime. We will be back!!
Jessica  T.
Jessica T. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Mighty Heron Charters
Mighty Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
I would highly recommend the Mighty Heron. Captain and mate were extremely knowledgeable and made our trip so enjoyable. I would highly recommend. We will be back!
David  S.
David S. Riverton, NJ

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