Assawoman Bay

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Assawoman Bay Fishing Charters

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The shallow lagoon that straddles the Maryland-Delaware border is one of the East Coast’s best-kept secrets. Much smaller than the Delaware or Chesapeake Bays, the Assawoman Bay is often overlooked by anglers looking to land a trophy catch, but it punches well above its weight. Come aboard an Assawoman Bay fishing charter and get the best of the East, without worrying about the crowds!
 
The range of fish you’ll find in these rich waters is unrivaled almost anywhere along the Atlantic Coast. Whenever you come, you’re sure to find something exciting or delicious biting at the end of your line. Bottom fishing is the key to success here, as you go after beauties such as Seabass, Flounder, Seatrout, Redfish, Weakfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, and Tautog.
 
With most charters based out of Ocean City, you can also choose to use the Assawoman Bay as a base for some offshore adventures. Go trolling nearshore for Mackerel, or hit the deep waters further out for a big game adventure against Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo. 
 
There’s really something for everyone on an Assawoman Bay fishing adventure. Trips as short as three hours cater to beginners looking to learn the ropes, while a full-day adventure will give experienced anglers the thrill they’re looking for. You can even come aboard at night and test your skills like never before. So choose the trip that suits you and get your fish on! 

Rules & Regulations

Most charter operators in the Assawoman Bay will provide your saltwater fishing license, so you won’t have to worry about picking one up. These professional captains will also keep you abreast of all the latest bag limits and regulations, so you can sit back and enjoy the fishing.
Assawoman Bay
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January
Most captains take their boats out of the water for some maintenance during the winter months, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a charter. Take this opportunity to discover the beauty of the coastline instead.
February
With little in the way of fishing action, the towns around the Assawoman Bay are largely deserted. This means you can do the tourist stuff in peace, so why not hit Ocean City’s boardwalk?
March
It’s finally time to get back on the water, with some delicious creatures starting to make their way to the bay. Come and target Tautog and Flounder and head home with plenty of fish to fill the freezer.
April
You’ll sense that there’s something a-changing come April, as spring brings with it new birth in the water as well as on dry land. Keep an eye out for scores of Flounder, Bluefish, and Tautog for a tasty treat.
May
While some big game creatures may be tempting you offshore, the inshore fishing has never been better, either. Seabass and Striped Bass add to the incredible list of fish to target in the shallows.
June
Sharks and Tuna populate the offshore waters as summer kicks in, giving you the chance of an offshore adventure like never before, but there’s still plenty of action inshore for beginners and pros alike.
July
Ocean City comes alive with its annual Tuna tournament, giving you a hint of what the flavor of the month is in June. Head to the deep waters and target Bluefin or Yellowfin Tuna for a fight like never before.
August
It’s summer vacation, so why not make the most of it and bring your kids aboard for a thrilling fishing adventure? Hit the shallows to target some delicious fish and get them hooked on this fun-filled sport.
September
With everyone back in school or work, the numbers of tourists die down, but the great weather lasts long into fall. Come aboard and extend your summer with a trip to sea in Assawoman Bay.
October
There’s only one fish on everyone’s mind as fall takes over the East Coast. Target delicious, monster Seabass in the shallow waters of the bay and you’re sure to head home with a just reward.
November
The deep waters may be a bit choppy, so you’ll be glad to know that the inshore waters are brimming with exciting and delicious fish. Target Flounder, Seabass, Tautog, and more for a thrilling adventure.
December
End the year in style with an exciting fishing trip to the bay. Test out your bottom fishing skills against Rockfish and Seabass and head home with a treat for the whole family to enjoy over the holidays!

Assawoman Bay Fishing Calendar

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Moore Family Trip with Captain Chase
Chris M. fished with Chasin' Tides Charters on September 15, 2021
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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
Half day trip with Captain George.
Stephen G. fished with Reel Naughty Sportfishing on September 14, 2021
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Sometimes you need to go offshore to catch the fish!
Half Day Trip with Capt James
Wayne B. fished with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland on July 29, 2021
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We fished in a canal, on the pier, on the Judith M (head boat) and with Sportsfishing East Coast. In all that had more fish than we could eat. A Great trip!!
July fishing trip
Robert M. fished with Chasin' Tides Charters on July 19, 2021
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Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Half day - inshore
Greg L. fished with Reel Naughty Sportfishing on July 14, 2021
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Makeral was great for beginners and we were too far out
Shipwreck half day trip
Jim C. fished with Coastal Guide Service LLC on July 13, 2021
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Yes the sea was great and I will be planning another trip for next year.
Kevin and Austin Rock !!
Doug B. fished with Coastal Guide Service LLC on July 5, 2021
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Brin sunscreen and get out of the bay and out in the ocean
Hit the limit
Craig W. fished with Coastal Guide Service LLC on June 29, 2021
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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.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Assawoman Bay

According to customer reviews, Islander Charters, Bayside Guide Service, and Saltwater Adventures, LLC. are some of the most popular fishing charters in Assawoman Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Assawoman Bay.

Islander Charters, Bayside Guide Service, and Saltwater Adventures, LLC. all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Assawoman Bay.

The best way to experience fishing in Assawoman Bay 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 Assawoman Bay.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Assawoman Bay are:

With everyone back in school or work, the numbers of tourists die down, but the great weather lasts long into fall. Come aboard and extend your summer with a trip to sea in Assawoman Bay. Check availability for local fishing charters in Assawoman Bay.