What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Ocean City, Maryland for the first time?

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Lori Woodrum
United States
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Went fishing with Bottom Bouncer Fishing on September 27, 2019
You can fish for a number of species in Ocean City, whether it be something easier to catch for you first timers, or something that has a little more weight to it for those of us that appreciate a fight on the end of our line. You also have several areas available for throwing your line in the water or you can catch a charter for a few hours of overnight. And if you don't catch what you're looking for your first day, just go out the next day. It can change overnight!

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Bill Auld
Silver Spring, MD
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on August 24, 2019
The weather changed from many days of heat, to a cool fall like air temp...a windy day, we did not expect to be at all lucky, but were incredibly surprised. Kevin & Shane were very knowledgeable on how to land these nice size fish!

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Steve Bocian
Selbyville, DE
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Went fishing with Bayside Guide Service on July 29, 2019
Look for small charters (like the Bayside Guide Service) around the bay for flounder during the day and rockfish & blues at night. Also try the Oceanic Pier at the inlet; especially good on moving tides and at night.

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James Davis
Northfield, OH
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on July 26, 2019
Book an evening trip with Captain Tony from Saltwater Adventures and tell him you want to catch blues under the bridge, it will blow your mind if you've never done it, I've fished all my life and you will never fight a fish as strong as a blue pound for pound. CRAZY FUN!!!

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Darlene Lewis
Abingdon, Maryland
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on July 14, 2019
Do a private charter vs. the bigger boats with 50-60 people. The bigger boats a little cheaper but you have 4 people trying to fish in less than a 4 foot spot....lots of tangles and less opportunities to get fish with so many lines in the water.

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Alecia Guishard
Smithfield, VA
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on May 12, 2022
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).

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Carl O Buyer
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Went fishing with Bottom Bouncer Fishing on April 16, 2022
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.

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Randy Grauer
Cunningham, VA
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Went fishing with New Release Sportfishing on October 14, 2021
Weather is always a crap shoot, but the fish are out there. Its easy to find a great boat to fish with.

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Chris Moore
Bunker Hill, WV
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on September 15, 2021
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

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Darby McDowell
Morgantown, WV
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on August 11, 2021
The only reason it wasn’t what we expected was only due to the weather and out of our control but we still had a great time

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Wayne Bockstanz
Hagerstown, MD
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Went fishing with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland on July 29, 2021
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!!

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Craig Williams
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Coastal Guide Service LLC on June 29, 2021
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.

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Jeffrey Smith
Colorado Springs, CO
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on June 10, 2021
We had a great day catching sea bass. Not an expert on fishing though, so do your own research before signing on.

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Robert Milliken
Dallas, WV
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on July 19, 2021
Do a bay side fishing trip before you book a all day big fishing trip to make sure you enjoy it.

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Carolyn Zerbe
Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on October 17, 2020
The waters were rough due to a storm the previous day, so no one was catching anything. We really enjoyed our time out on the bay though!

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Jonathan Brackbill
Spring City, PA
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Went fishing with Whatever Guide Service on September 12, 2020
You have the benefit of fishing the back bays, the inlet or the ocean all in close proximity to each other.

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Jennifer Hardsock
Ocean City, Maryland
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Went fishing with Just A Toy Guide Service on September 6, 2020
Keep an open mind. There are lots of species to be caught. Any day spent fishing is a day well spent.

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Jeff Bolyard
Thornton, WV
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Went fishing with Coastal Guide Service LLC on July 22, 2020
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

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Stephen Gale
Knightdale, NC
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Went fishing with Coastal Guide Service LLC on July 14, 2020
Hire a guide for fishing to help locate your targeted species, Every area has different things to learn.

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Paul Swiderski
Lewes, Delaware
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on May 27, 2020
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.

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Tom Kuser
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Went fishing with Bottom Bouncer Fishing on July 24, 2019
Pick this charter, the Captain is very knowledgeable about the fish your trying to catch and were to find them

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Tom Mason
Claymont, DE
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on June 26, 2019
Check with local fishing report before you book. Most people told us we were too early for big bite in shore, but too late for tuna etc.

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Christopher Messmer
Pittsburgh, PA
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Went fishing with Sportfishing East Coast – Maryland on June 27, 2019
If you want to catch fish, book a charter. I've done two and both captains were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly at a modest price.

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Dennis Carlton-jones
Estero, FL
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on June 20, 2019
Despite the best efforts of our captain we did not get many bites. We only landed 4 fish of which 1 was a keeper. A pleasant time on the water but not good fishing.

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John Woodward
Hatfield, MA
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on June 26, 2019
Once you have booked a trip, contact captain for info on conditions and types of fish that have been hitting. Captain Tony Battista was very informative about where and what to expect.

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Christopher Messmer
Pittsburgh, PA
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on June 25, 2019
Lots of charter information available on line. Do your research to find a charter that fills your needs.

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Marinda Estep
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on May 26, 2019
Wear something warm and waterproof for the trip in and the trip back.. you will get wet and the water is cold!!!

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Bill Edwards
Spring Grove, PA
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Went fishing with Bottom Bouncer Fishing on September 8, 2020
Keep your options open because the sea doesn’t have to cooperate with your plans.

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Steve Reece
Audubon, NJ
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Went fishing with Just A Toy Guide Service on August 6, 2020
Don’t go to far out looking for the Gulf Stream enjoy a great time close in or bay

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Jason Lloyd
Lancaster, PA
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Went fishing with Ocean City Girl on July 26, 2020
Bring drinks. Make sure your cell phone is charged. If you get seasick, take Dramamine.