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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Tom Atkins
Fairfax, Virginia
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Went fishing with All In Fishing Charters on August 4, 2018
Ocean City has some great fishing and even better Captains. If your in the fence about taking a OC charter just go ahead and do it you won't be disappointed. Always talk to your Captain ahead of time they should be able to put you onto the right time to catch fish

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Terry Huber
Reading, PA
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Went fishing with No Limits Offshore on July 2, 2018
Go with your experience,if you haven't been on a boat in the ocean don't do a 12 hr day.If you get seasick it will be a long day and an expensive boat ride.Listen to mate and captain, they do this for a living and really do know more than you do.If you consider the whole experience and not just fish boated it will help you enjoy even a slow day.

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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 Too Much Sportfishing 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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Patrick Horman
Annapolis, Maryland
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Went fishing with Bottom Bouncer Fishing on July 5, 2019
Captain John is very knowledgeable and any beginning angler would be lucky to have him take him out

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Paul Crouch
Manassas, VA
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Went fishing with Restless Lady Charters 46' on June 30, 2019
Always remember that it is fishing...... Not catching . It can never be a sure thing

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Brandon Stauffer
Philadelphia, PA
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Went fishing with Just A Toy Guide Service on June 28, 2019
Get a knowledgeable Captain and charter away... the area is too nuanced to just wing it.

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Chris Mickowski
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Went fishing with Reel Naughty Sportfishing on September 3, 2018
If you want to catch Tuna, according to Captain June-July is the best time. If you want to do more bait casting and less trolling, a different charter is better.

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Daniel Bondgren
Central Square, New York
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on August 18, 2018
If you're fishing for large fish consider going in the Spring or Fall when the waters are cooler. Summer fishing is a little slow when the water warms up.

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James Oneill
Albany, Georgia
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on August 7, 2018
Plenty of options with easy access to ocean. Just be aware that if your traveling midday through ocean city from points north leave plenty of travel time. Dozens of traffic lights.

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The Bronx, New York
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Went fishing with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. on July 11, 2018
Fish with saltwater adventures and captain tony. It was a great experience and i would use them again.

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Tyler Orndorff
Stephenson, VA
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Went fishing with Bayside Guide Service on July 28, 2018
It would have been 5 star but the weather wasn't the best the prior couple days so it was just picking back up.

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Mark Dean
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tides Charters on July 5, 2018
Pay for a charter like Chasin Tides and stay away from the Fishing Pier unless you like donating tackle to the Atlantic.

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Herbert Krebs
Vinton, VA
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Went fishing with Too Much Sportfishing on July 4, 2018
Some boats were not courteous and drove over our lines. Holidays are crowded so be aware of when u go but over all fun trip

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Shannon Floersheim
West Chester, PA
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on June 20, 2018
Remember, it's called fishing, not catching. Coastal fishing is different than deep sea fishing. Plan to enjoy the experience wherever you fish.

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Tom Evangelisti
Swatara, PA
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Went fishing with Bayside Guide Service on September 20, 2018
It’s a good time of the year to go out not a lot of boat traffic. Weather is great.

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Mary Beth Hubbard
United States
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on August 29, 2018
Contact On The Run Charters. Captain Dave will help experienced fishermen as well as novices.

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Gary Nicholas
United States
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on August 15, 2017
Capt. Dave did everything possible to find fish. My 12 year old Grandson caught a 4 lb Flounder.

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Ron Wexler
Brentwood, Maryland
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Went fishing with On The Run Charters on July 20, 2017
Go with a captain who has a good track record for bringing home your targeted fish.

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