Assawoman Bay

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Assawoman Bay: 39 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
West Ocean City
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Selbyville
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(271 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $270
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(366 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(291 reviews)
Ocean City
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(179 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(245 reviews)
Ocean City
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4.9 / 5
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Ocean City
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trips from $1,100

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Assawoman Bay

According to customer reviews, Nanticoke Outfitters Ocean City Fishing, A-Dare Inshore, and Lost Sailor Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Assawoman Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Assawoman Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Assawoman Bay fishing trip is $533, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,602 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Nanticoke Outfitters Ocean City Fishing, A-Dare Inshore, and Lost Sailor Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Assawoman Bay.

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

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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27735 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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!

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Go with a good crew and spend the extra to get out of the bay. We went 20+ miles out and it was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a good crew and spend the extra to get out of the bay. We went 20+ miles out and it was awesome.
Steven  W.
Steven W. Mexico, NY
If you are going inshore the water can be a little rough from the current and boat traffic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going inshore the water can be a little rough from the current and boat traffic.
Greg  M.
Greg M. Shrewsbury, PA
Understand fishing does not guarantee catching fish. Enjoy the sun the water and have fun. Life is short enjoy the moments.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand fishing does not guarantee catching fish. Enjoy the sun the water and have fun. Life is short enjoy the moments.
Karen  W.
Karen W. Baltimore, Maryland
Listen to what your guide tells you to do and ask questions if you’re unsure of how to fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to what your guide tells you to do and ask questions if you’re unsure of how to fish
Mathew  H.
Mathew H. Orwigsburg, PA
Be patient and just go with the flow, you’re not always going to score with your target fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be patient and just go with the flow, you’re not always going to score with your target fish
Dave  Y.
Dave Y. Ventura, CA
We had a beautiful day for fishing. We went in the afternoon so we had to go to different areas but we succeeded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a beautiful day for fishing. We went in the afternoon so we had to go to different areas but we succeeded.
BRENDA  C.
BRENDA C.
I would recommend booking a charter with Saltwater adventures LLC inshore or offshore. Bring rain gear, and always check the weather because it can change in a heartbeat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend booking a charter with Saltwater adventures LLC inshore or offshore. Bring rain gear, and always check the weather because it can change in a heartbeat.
Jonathan  D.
Jonathan D.
Captain Tony was very helpful with our two kids who have never saltwater fished before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Tony was very helpful with our two kids who have never saltwater fished before.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Plum, PA
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't book on weekends with tournaments. Check and see what's going on before you book.
Natalie  B.
Natalie B. Crafton, PA
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had an absolute amazing experience fishing off of Maryland. Make a day of it and do it!
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Hellertown, PA
Never book Coastal Charter Services LLC. Worse charter experience ever and that was before we even stepped foot on the boat. Complete bait and switch. The guy had his lawn mowing cousin be our "captain" for the day. Completely unprofessional would be an understatement.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Never book Coastal Charter Services LLC. Worse charter experience ever and that was before we even stepped foot on the boat. Complete bait and switch. The guy had his lawn mowing cousin be our "captain" for the day. Completely unprofessional would be an understatement.
Matthew  F.
Matthew F. Avondale, PA
Seems to be mostly founder this time of year. They bite and are fin to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seems to be mostly founder this time of year. They bite and are fin to catch.
Jared  S.
Jared S. Columbus, OH
Just have fun, look for smaller charters. Those guys are usually from around the area and know good spots because they fish them themselves. Bigger charters sometimes mix parties and are busier, there is A LOT going on. A smaller charter you get focused attention and instruction if you need it. This might be better if it's your first time or if you have kids in tow. Happy Fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have fun, look for smaller charters. Those guys are usually from around the area and know good spots because they fish them themselves. Bigger charters sometimes mix parties and are busier, there is A LOT going on. A smaller charter you get focused attention and instruction if you need it. This might be better if it's your first time or if you have kids in tow. Happy Fishing!
Genevieve  O.
Genevieve O. Arlington, VA
Make sure you book a guide to take you fishing since you may not know the places to go fishing guides will be greatly interested in helping you catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you book a guide to take you fishing since you may not know the places to go fishing guides will be greatly interested in helping you catch fish
Robert  S.
Robert S. Towson, MD
Spend the money for the private charter and do atleast a 6 hour trip. The time flys buy. The Shark fishing at night is hot as is the flounder fishing during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend the money for the private charter and do atleast a 6 hour trip. The time flys buy. The Shark fishing at night is hot as is the flounder fishing during the day.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Catonsville, Maryland
Great experience with excellent captain and son. Fishing equipment and instruction included.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great experience with excellent captain and son. Fishing equipment and instruction included.
Sherrine  B.
Sherrine B. Fort Myers, FL
Very informative, and tried super hard to find the sharks. We even were able to catch, tag, and release a shark back into the ocean!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very informative, and tried super hard to find the sharks. We even were able to catch, tag, and release a shark back into the ocean!
Jennifer  T.
Jennifer T.
If you decide you want to go out on a charter boat consider Reel Naughty. Professional, friendly, and have the experience to have you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you decide you want to go out on a charter boat consider Reel Naughty. Professional, friendly, and have the experience to have you catching fish.
Patrick  D.
Patrick D. United States
Talk to your captain so you know what fish you are targeting at certain times of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your captain so you know what fish you are targeting at certain times of the year.
Nicholas  J.
Nicholas J. Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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

A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Great captain, a local of the area- knows the waters inside and out. Plenty of other boaters and fishers trying their luck all around us, A-Dare was the only boat that day with bent rods. Awesome trip - very knowledgeable and experienced captain. Will be returning whenever we’re back in town. 10 outa 10 would recommend to anyone.
Andy  H.
Andy H. Baltimore, Maryland
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Fun trip. They work hard to make sure you have the best experience, and catch the best fish
Justin  Z.
Justin Z. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
This trip was awesome. The captain and the mate are the best. They were helpful and make you very comfortable. It is like they are part of your family. I have already advised them I would be back next year
Mary  A.  P.
Mary A. P. Lawrenceburg, KY
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain worked hard to put us over fish, but the flounder were just not biting. Trip, however, was still fun. We had good weather, good fishing conditions and good companionship with the Captain and 2st mate. Overall a good experience but for the lack of fish in the boat..
Kathleen  G.
Kathleen G. Dillsburg, PA
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Took us a minute to get on the fish but we didn’t mind it was great company great music and great views but once we were on the fish it was the perfect trip!
Jared  B.
Jared B. Plainview, Arkansas
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Justin had us on fish from our first stop and every stop after. We will use him again for our next trip.
John  B.
John B. Dover, NH
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(179 reviews)
Good trip, even though we didn’t catch many fish. It was a beautiful day and Captain Tony was very knowledgeable and worked hard to find fish. We will definitely use Tony again on our next to Ocean City.
Timothy  K.
Timothy K.
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Great trip! Didn’t catch any keepers, but that’s the way fishing goes…Captain John tried many times to find us the best spot. Just enjoyed being out on the boat, seeing the dolphins and the banter between Captain John and first mate Hunter…great guys. Will do it again with them some day.
Kimberly  Y.
Kimberly Y. Oneonta, NY
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Captain John and his mate Hunter did not disappoint. They handed us the proper tools and had the knowledge and patience to teach us how to use them. Highly recommend Bottom Bouncer charter. Had a wonderful time , caught several varieties of fish and shark at no time did we feel left out,bored or uncomfortable. Was treated like family the entire time.
Mark  A.  S.
Mark A. S.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(366 reviews)
We booked a 4 hr inshore trolling trip targeting bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and Bonito. As soon as we got out to the location, we were right on the fish. Hard-fighting bonito! What a day! And the fish kept biting. An amazing bonus...Mahi Mahi! We pulled 4 in at the same time! Great trip for having fun for the whole family. My 6 yr old nefew had a BLAST! Thanks again to Chasin Tides and Captain Kevin! If you want a great day, book this trip .
Rob  W.
Rob W. Baltimore, Maryland
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain Arrington was great with our family. Our kids fished safely and caught several fish. It was fun for all! Thanks for such a great morning on the bay ☺️
Tiffany  H.
Tiffany H. Washington, District Of Columbia
Following Seas Guide Service
Following Seas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
booked a 3 hour trip with captain cole, was knowledgeable and experienced, caught plenty of fish. overall a very nice trip. highly recommend
Logan  W.
Logan W. Wingate, PA
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Awesome experience with Captain John and Hunter. Great atmosphere on the boat, super helpful and very knowledgeable. Will absolutely be booking with them again in the future!
Karl  H.
Karl H. Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Whatever Guide Service
Whatever Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
This is our second trip with Whatever Guide Service. Captain Jeff is up for anything and takes care of the moment you step foot on the boat. My family and I had a blast again!!
Robert  C.
Robert C.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain Arrington worked really hard and put us on some mahi. The seabass and flounder bite was off so he changed it up and for a while the Mahi action was nonstop. We would love to do a trip with him again.
Gregory  S.
Gregory S. Jefferson, MD
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Great quick 2 hour trip caught several large stripers! Captain and mate are great!
Holley  S.
Holley S. United States
Reel Steel Fishing Charter
Reel Steel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had a fantastic time on this boat. Captain and first mate were wonderful and put us right on the fish everybody caught their limits and had plenty of fish to take home. Highly recommend charter awesome people and an awesome time.
Duane  H.
Duane H. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great morning fishing. Caught some spot and croaker early then found some rockfish. Would definitely recommend. The captain and first mate have great attitudes and show a good time. Made for a great day with my daughter!
Paul  F.
Paul F. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Following Seas Guide Service
Following Seas Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Awesome trip. Cole helped us out with some last minute scheduling changes, new the waters and made it a great trip for my family. HIGHLY RECOMENDED
Ron  C.
Ron C. Hyattsville, Maryland
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Awesome day with my son, captain and mate were great, awesome music, amazing fishing. Mahi mahi, sea bass, and so many bar jacks! The bite was pretty much constant everywhere we stopped. Definitely a trip we will repeat with the same crew in the future!
Steven  W.
Steven W. Mexico, NY