Captain
Mark Malamphy

Member since March 2016

West Ocean City, United States

Background
Capt. Mark was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Pasadena. He fished the streams, rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay from the age of 5, and became increasingly passionate about the outdoors, hunting and fishing, as he grew. While he was at high school, Capt. Mark worked part time on a commercial crabbing boat, pulling pots and culling crabs and becoming ever more fascinated by life on the water. When he was introduced to offshore fishing in his early twenties, Mark was instantly "hooked", and has been fishing the offshore waters and canyons off Ocean City, Maryland, ever since, for 20 years. Brandon and Carter, Mark's teenage sons, accompany him on charter fishing trips, working as mates on the FINATIC. Mark is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for Sportfishing with everyone who comes aboard.
Techniques
Trolling / chunking offshore canyons and structure. Day time and overnight trips available. Yellowfin tuna, Bigeye tuna, Bluefin tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo, Mako Shark, Thresher Shark

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Malamphy

West Ocean City, United States
Background
Capt. Mark was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in Pasadena. He fished the streams, rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay from the age of 5, and became increasingly passionate about the outdoors, hunting and fishing, as he grew. While he was at high school, Capt. Mark worked part time on a commercial crabbing boat, pulling pots and culling crabs and becoming ever more fascinated by life on the water. When he was introduced to offshore fishing in his early twenties, Mark was instantly "hooked", and has been fishing the offshore waters and canyons off Ocean City, Maryland, ever since, for 20 years. Brandon and Carter, Mark's teenage sons, accompany him on charter fishing trips, working as mates on the FINATIC. Mark is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for Sportfishing with everyone who comes aboard.
Techniques
Trolling / chunking offshore canyons and structure. Day time and overnight trips available. Yellowfin tuna, Bigeye tuna, Bluefin tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo, Mako Shark, Thresher Shark

My Charter Listings

West Ocean City
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Overnight Trip To The Deep

July 03, 2017

The Clay family booked the first overnight trip of the season during the long 4th of July weekend. This also was Mike Clay Jr's birthday present. (He also was rewarded with his first yellowfin tuna!!!) Read Full Report →


Yellowfin Tuna

July 02, 2017

Took the charter crew to an inshore lump named the Hot Dog and trolled for tuna fish. We had several bites with (2) coming tight and into the box. Great day on the water! Read Full Report →


Mahi in the Poorman's Canyon

June 30, 2017

Trolled the southeast edge of the Poorman's Canyon and were rewarded with two nice gaffer mahi. Read Full Report →


Tuna and Mahi

June 25, 2017

We fished with an amazing group that had never fished out of Ocean City, MD. We went 5 for 7 on yellowfins and caught 4 mahi Read Full Report →


Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi

June 17, 2017

We fished out of Ocean City, Maryland and caught yellow fin tuna and mahi. We trolled the Washington Canyon using spreader bars and rigged ballyhoo. Read Full Report →


Shark Trip Saturday June 10th

June 10, 2017

We fished the Marine Electric wreck for sharks on Saturday June 10th with a full crew. Great day spent on the water with calm seas and brilliant sunshine. Had (1) mako shark circle the boat for 20 minutes but… Read Full Report →


Shark Fishing June 2nd and June 3rd

June 02, 2017

Had a full crew for 2 days of shark fishing in the Mako Mania 2017 shark tournament hosted by Bahia Marina. Caught 12-15 blue sharks and LOST a sea monster after a 45 minute battle. Read Full Report →


Shark Fishing May 27 2017

May 27, 2017

On Saturday, 05/27/2017, the crew included: Dana Seiler, Lawrence Song, Steve Giles, Kirk and Cody Rothgeb. We left the slip at 6:00 am headed to a wreck site 31 miles southeast of the Ocean City Inlet. The wreck site,… Read Full Report →


Mako Shark

April 30, 2017

First trip of the season! We fished a warm water eddy 62 miles from the OC Inlet. Read Full Report →


Bluefin Tuna Chunking

July 09, 2016

We fished the Massey's Canyon area this past Saturday. Chunked tuna for several hours and were rewarded with a nice bluefin tuna for the table. Read Full Report →


Bluefin Tuna and Mahi

July 03, 2016

We fished Massey's Canyon for bluefin tuna on Sunday, 07/03/2016. Ended up catching a 52"/72lb bluefin tuna. Setup for dark fishing in the afternoon and caught 2 Mahi before seas got rough and decided to call it a day. Read Full Report →


Mako Shark

June 11, 2016

Passed through the Ocean City inlet at 4:00 am heading south towards Marine Electric. Setup our chum slick using frozen blocked chum and fresh bunker. Set out out 4 rods at various depths using whole bluefish for bait. The… Read Full Report →


Shark and Mahi

June 04, 2016

Fished around the Washington Canyon and 20 fathom fingers this past weekend. Caught several species of sharks and released all of them. On Saturday we caught several Mahi while chumming for sharks. Great weekend spent with good friends. Read Full Report →


Blue Sharks In the Baltimore Canyon

May 14, 2016

We left the slip at 5:30am and headed east towards the Baltimore Canyon. 58 miles later we arrived to calm seas and beautiful sunshine. Whales and porpoises were everywhere. We deployed the chum bag and set out a 4… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friendly captain and crew. We hooked 4 yellow fin tuna and landed 3.  We caught fish but paid for it by getting pretty banged up & sick.  The boat was too small to be fishing in 6’ to 8’ waves.  We all lost our breakfast (chum) inspite of taking Dramamine and wearing sea bands. We constantly had to hold on to something so we wouldn’t fall.  My dad banged his elbow so bad it swelled up like a golf ball. My sister-in-law fell in the cabin and hit her head pretty good.  When we hooked into the fish, we had to neal down on the deck so we wouldn’t fall down or overboard.  A chair would have been helpful to real in the fish.  There was so much yelling & craziness when we hooked into the fish and every one sliding around, it was chaos.  I have a video of some of the maddness, it actually made us all laugh later.  I think if the captain had a bigger boat and a more helpful 1st mate, it would make a world of difference.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Great charter and family! They caught one of the biggest stringers of yellow fin tuna out of the 80 plus boats that ventured out into the canyons that day off Ocean City, Maryland. The weather forecast was completely inaccurate with high seas and winds that eventually laid down mid day. Should have caught the big eye tuna that eventually spooled an 80 wide that made off with a $100 spreader bar and 900 yds of mono. Let one of the customers try a gaff shot and he let go of the gaff after he stuck the fish. He stated he did not know they were that powerful. (Same gentleman who wrote this review)  If we would have put that fish in the boat at that gaff shot we could have began work on the big eye tuna. Lessons learned by all that trip!! Tight Lines! Capt. Mark

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This was an amazing trip.Cap’t Mark did his best to get us on the fish.We ended up with 2 nice Maui and lost a marlin,the tuna were just not hitting.We also saw sea turtles,stingrays,and pilot whales.Even the air force flew over with a couple of f-16"s.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

I had the pleasure of fishing the Mako Mania Tournament aboard the Finatic w/Capt. Mark Malamphy.  Day 1 we fished Washington Canyon & quickly became engaged in mako,hammerhead & dusky shark. In between shark sessions we enjoyed top water mahi on light tackle. What a blast! We ended the day with a large mako @ the boat that really got our blood pumping. Awesome day that was followed up on day 2 with a trip to the Fingers for some action with the tiger & thresher sharks! Overall it was a great 2 day trip w/plenty of action all day long. A big thank you to the Capt. & crew!!

Fished June 2016

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