Assawoman Bay

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Assawoman Bay Fishing Charters

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Assawoman Bay: 35 fishing charters available

A-Dare Inshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
West Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Lost Sailor Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Selbyville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Islander Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(48 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Coastal Guide Service LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(240 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation

Bottom Bouncer Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(192 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation

Bayside Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(289 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $360

Chasin' Tides Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(290 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation

Just A Toy Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(207 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation

Saltwater Adventures, LLC.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(150 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Fish Finder Adventures 2

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Ocean City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Assawoman Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Assawoman Bay fishing trip is $502, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,669 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

A-Dare Inshore, Lost Sailor Guide Service, and Islander Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Assawoman Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Flounder, Black Seabass, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, wreck fishing, and inshore 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 25008 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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I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend visiting with the "Bottom Bouncer Fishing" team to take you out for your fishing adventure.
Lonnie  C.
Lonnie C. Mount Airy, MD
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you’re going out when the tide is in and the bay water is clear, or go out a bit and catch stripers.
Courtney  F.
Courtney F. Quincy, Massachusetts
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers would love this place to fish. Most Captain's are on one mission. For you to have fun. Never had a bad experience in OC Maryland. Some better than others but always great.
Melisa  H.
Melisa H. Lindenwold, NJ
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Captain Troy of the New Release Sport Fishing, they will take care of you.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Long Pond, PA
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the weather forecast and plan ahead! We happened to book on a very windy and cold day that was much colder than the annual average for this time of year (second week of May).
Alecia  G.
Alecia G. Smithfield, VA
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain, if he does not think it makes sense to go out, reschedule. We were lucky, and had a nice weather day.
Carl  O.  B.
Carl O. B. Washington, District Of Columbia
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Cunningham, VA
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bunker Hill, WV
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!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!!
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. Hagerstown, MD
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Dallas, WV
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Craig  W.
Craig W. Carlisle, Pennsylvania
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
22nd street, Fish Tails, bay side. On the Run charters. Captain Dave Caffrey.
Leon  M.
Leon M. Milford, DE
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Colorado Springs, CO
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.
Bill  E.
Bill E. Spring Grove, PA
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Ocean City, Maryland
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Lancaster, PA
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay fishing wasn’t good cause of the water temp definitely don’t expect to catch many big fish in bay in July when the water is warm
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Thornton, WV
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Late spring to early summer be sure to dress warm. I can get cold out on the water.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Salisbury, MD
If you're not used to being on a boat, bring dramamine, sun screen, and dress (in layers) for 10-15 degrees colder than the expected temperature and let the captain and mate do their job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not used to being on a boat, bring dramamine, sun screen, and dress (in layers) for 10-15 degrees colder than the expected temperature and let the captain and mate do their job.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lewes, Delaware
An excellent time for tautog. Bring a lot of white and green crab. The fresher, the better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
An excellent time for tautog. Bring a lot of white and green crab. The fresher, the better.
Jennifer  Z.
Jennifer Z. Berlin, MD

Islander Charters
Islander Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain William was great, my husband and I highly recommend him to anyone.
Abigail  E.
Abigail E. Owego, NY
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Excellent fishing experiences. Captain David knows well where fishes are, we caught several big flounder, a lot of ribbon fishes. Highly recommended…
Yan  F.
Yan F. Ashburn, Virginia
New Release Sportfishing
New Release Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Great time with Captains Troy and Deb, plus mate Corey. They put in a huge effort to get us what we wanted, and we had a great time. Well worth every penny!
James  S.
James S. Silver Spring, Maryland
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Great morning fishing with Capt John and first mate Hunter. Happy Almost Birthday John!!🎉
Wendy  K.
Wendy K. Huntingdon, PA
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
We had an amazing trip with Saltwater Adventures . Boat was clean and comfortable . I learned a lot about Flounder fishing . This will be my go to boat for all future charter fishing in OCMD.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Martinsburg, WV
Fish Finder Adventures 2
Fish Finder Adventures 2
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We would have loved to catch more, but the conditions weren’t in our favor. We were pleased to catch 1 shark and some other fish along the way. Wonderful and knowledgeable people. I would highly recommend! They did well with children ages 2, 4 and 7.
Shannon  W.
Shannon W. Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Reel Steel Fishing Charter
Reel Steel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Could not have been a better experience. Caught and released a ton of fish.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Stevens, PA
Islander Charters
Islander Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had the best time! This was my hubby's birthday gift, and I couldn't have chosen any better :) Four of us went out with Captain Bill and had a wonderful day. Everything was very relaxed, and we caught lots of different kinds of fish. We are planning to make this an annual adventure :)
Suzanne  H.
Suzanne H. Pennsville, New Jersey
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
We had a great time. Capt Dave and Max were absolutely wonderful and we caught some awesome fish!!!
Denise  C.
Denise C. GREENFILD Township, PA
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Had a lot of fun! Very helpful with us being beginners will be booking again next vacation!
Courtney  B.
Courtney B. Millersburg, PA
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Dennis. He's a super friendly and fun person to talk with and we had a great day fishing the bay. Highly recommended!!!!
David  L.
David L. Columbia, MD
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
My husband and I totally enjoyed this trip. This is the first time for both of us to fish in the bay. My husband caught 2 bluefish and was so excited for the all the help given and advice on catching these fish! Thank you Captain Wayne and Eric for the memories! Best ever!
Dawn  G.
Dawn G. White Hall, WV
On The Run Charters
On The Run Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Our original target was sheepshead but the wind was bad. Good thing Captain Mike was prepared for it. Everyone was able to catch fishes. Was great experience. Will definitely come back for fishing.
Jin  H.  C.
Jin H. C. Fairfax, VA
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(240 reviews)
We went out this weekend with Captain Jason. We had a great time, even though we didn't catch any keepers. Since it was my boys first fishing trip the captain and first mate were very patient and helped booth boys. Thanks for the trip.
Ashley  T.
Ashley T. Baltimore, MD
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Awesome guys to be around had a blast. John and Hunter really know where the fish are. We got 9 Moonfish and got onto 3 Sting Rays in 4 hours (even got lucky and saw one stingray surface estimated to be 400-500 pound)
AJ  K.
AJ K. Charleroi, PA
Bayside Guide Service
Bayside Guide Service
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
Wayne and Eric were outstanding guides and fisherman. My son and I just had an incredible experience by catching our own bait fish… then using them to catch a 10lb Bluefish under the bridge! We will definitely be coming back
Gary  C.
Gary C. Selbyville, Delaware
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Our mate and captain were just fantastic. Very knowledgeable. We caught about 20 fish, 4 keepers. Very kid friendly. Absolutely would do it again.
Andrew  O.
Andrew O. Ocean View, DE
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore
Fishing charter in West Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Had an Amazing time, it was my wife’s first time fishing. Caught fish! Definitely a referral to friends and family!
David  M.
David M. Stafford, Virginia
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Saltwater Adventures, LLC.
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Great time. We caught about 20 flounder but only 3 were legal size..they made sure to release those small ones back after removing the hook which was so appreciated!
Kathleen  F.
Kathleen F. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Was bar none one of the best charters I’ve done for shark. The captain put me right onto the fish fresh out the gate and every second of the trip was worth it. If your in for a real fight I would highly recommend this trip and Capt Cade.
Dennis  M.
Dennis M. New City, NY