Maryland Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Maryland Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Maryland

Deep Sea Fishing in Maryland

If you’re a passionate sport angler, then you’re familiar with the incredible reputation of Maryland deep sea fishing. There’s only one way to get to the Atlantic Ocean around here, and that’s through the inlet in Ocean City. Needless to say, this town is the epicenter of local deep sea fishing.
 
Often called the “White Marlin Capital of the World,” Ocean City is home to numerous charters that specialize in finding the giants of the deep. All you have to do is pick a captain and hit the water, ready to earn your bragging rights!
 

What to Expect

If you’d like to test your hand in this deep sea fishery, there are a couple of things you should know. These expeditions usually last 10–12 hours and are reserved for seasoned fishermen looking for their next trophy catch.
 
It could take up to two hours (50–70 miles offshore) to get to the edge of the continental shelf and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. You’ll find the best fishing action over the 50- and 100-fathom curve. 
 
When it comes to your prey, a variety of deep sea monsters are there for the taking – White and Blue Marlin, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Sharks are also very popular targets, and you can go after Mako, Blue, and Threshers which hunt around the same fishing grounds.
 
White and Blue Marlin are the most prized catches and targeting them with light tackle is the ultimate thrill. Whites average in the 50–70 lb range. Landing a fish bigger than that is cause for celebration!
 
You can hook Tuna that weigh anywhere from 30–90 pounds, depending on the time of the year and your luck. When it comes to Mahi Mahi, they’re as abundant as they are delicious, and you can find some real lunkers in the bluewater.
 

When and Where to Go

If going after Marlin is your main focus, then you should hit the water anytime in August and September.
 
White Marlin pop up as early as June, but the season peaks towards the end of summer. This is the reason why the legendary White Marlin Open is usually scheduled for the first week of August.
 
The most productive fishing grounds are the canyons near the shelf’s edge – Baltimore Canyon, Norfolk Canyon, Poor Man’s Canyon, and Jack’s Spot for Tuna and Shark fishing.
 
Trolling with Mackerel, squid, ballyhoo, or lures is the name of the game when targeting Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. When it comes to Tuna and Sharks, you can’t go wrong with chumming and chunking.
 

What to Bring

There’s a variety of trips you can choose from, depending on your fishing appetite, so anything from 10-hour expeditions to multi-day adventures is in the cards. Your captain will take care of all the necessary fishing licenses and will provide quality gear for you to use.
 
You’ll need to stock up on your favorite drinks, snacks, and food, and then you can relax while you wait for that reel to scream. Maryland deep sea fishing has a lot to boast about and the best thing you can do is go experience it all firsthand!
 
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Maryland

Definitely go with Chasin Tides. Experience and knowledge of the area is always a plus. You won’t go wrong with these Captains
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go with Chasin Tides. Experience and knowledge of the area is always a plus. You won’t go wrong with these Captains
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters
Definitely watch the weather and look for recommend times to go during the year. Depending on the time of year you may catch more fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely watch the weather and look for recommend times to go during the year. Depending on the time of year you may catch more fish.
Just A Toy Guide Service
Just A Toy Guide Service
Dress warm and in layers.. You can always take a jacket off, take lots of pictures.. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and in layers.. You can always take a jacket off, take lots of pictures.. Have fun!
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Bottom Bouncer Fishing
Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
Loosen Up Charters
Loosen Up Charters
The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Salty Siren Fishing has you covered with all required to have a Great time and Catch Fish. The only thing you need is to dress for the weather, food and refreshments.
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Salty Siren Fishing (Northern Bay)
Be ready. Rockfishing is a little slow, but when they hit the lure, be ready for action.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready. Rockfishing is a little slow, but when they hit the lure, be ready for action.
Good Time Charters
Good Time Charters
Get ready for a good time of fishing and enjoying the view of the sea life out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for a good time of fishing and enjoying the view of the sea life out there
Split Bill Sportfishing
Split Bill Sportfishing Bel Air, Maryland
Some days the fishing is on fire, some days it isn't. Can’t catch em’ from the couch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some days the fishing is on fire, some days it isn't. Can’t catch em’ from the couch!
Fools Gold Charters
Fools Gold Charters
Trust that Captain Webster knows where to take you to catch fish. Crisfield presents many opportunities for fishing in diverse environments - deep water trolling, jigging on the edge of channels, spinning lures in the shallows, etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust that Captain Webster knows where to take you to catch fish. Crisfield presents many opportunities for fishing in diverse environments - deep water trolling, jigging on the edge of channels, spinning lures in the shallows, etc.
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, absolutely. Captain Scott will make you feel like you've always known the place. He provides excitement, fun, and education.
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!!
Fish w/Rock On Charter Fishing!!! Stamford, CT
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.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters Mexico, NY
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing is fun for kids because you catch a lot of fish. Spot aren't the best to eat. But easy to catch.
Misty Blue Charters
Misty Blue Charters West Springfield, VA
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.
A-Dare Inshore
A-Dare Inshore Shrewsbury, PA
Not really prime time for these fish but still caught our limit plus lots of catch and release. Very nice day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not really prime time for these fish but still caught our limit plus lots of catch and release. Very nice day!
Oxford Charters
Oxford Charters Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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.
Jacked Up Sportfishing
Jacked Up Sportfishing Baltimore, Maryland
Bring sunscreen, water and enthusiasm: Rockfishing the Chesapeake in August rocks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, water and enthusiasm: Rockfishing the Chesapeake in August rocks!
Fin N' Feather Chesapeake Bay
Fin N' Feather Chesapeake Bay Frederick, 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
Coastal Guide Service LLC
Coastal Guide Service LLC Orwigsburg, PA
Bring your shades and a spacious cooler. It was crowded but we still caught plenty of big fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your shades and a spacious cooler. It was crowded but we still caught plenty of big fish
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe
Rowe Boat Sportfishing / Captain Lance Rowe Richmond, VA
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
Running Tide Charters
Running Tide Charters 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.
Chasin' Tides Charters
Chasin' Tides Charters

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