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What are the best fishing charters in Ocean City?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Ocean City, and the most popular trips in the area are Eastern Shore River Bowfishing guided by Greg, Ocean City Bay Bowfishing guided by Greg, and Sinepuxent Bay Rockfish Trip guided by Richard.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Berlin.

What types of fishing charters are common in Ocean City?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Ocean City.

The most commonly sought after species in Ocean City are: 1. black drum, 2. bluefish, 3. perch, and 4. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Ocean City are artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, and drift fishing but light tackle fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Ocean City fishing charters cost?

in Ocean City prices can range anywhere from $600 to $850, but the average price for a full day in Ocean City is $783.

When is the best month to go fishing in Ocean City?

The most popular season for fishing in Ocean City is fall, and most anglers book their trips 3 days in advance.

Do I need a Ocean City fishing license and what are the bag limits in Ocean City?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Ocean City don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Ocean City. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Ocean City Inshore Fishing

Spending a day fishing in Ocean City is a great way to change up your vacation routine. After you've had your fill of the boardwalks and casinos, there is plenty of entertainment to be had out on the water. Big Bluefin Tuna, hard-fighting Striped Bass, and tasty flounder are all available just a short boat ride away.

Inshore fishing is great, with plenty of areas to work from Isle of Wight Bay to Assawoman Bay and back toward the creeks. The Variety of inshore species that inhabit the waters surrounding Ocean City is hard to match with species including tautogs, flounder (fluke), rockfish (striped bass), sea bass, and the common inshore species of redfish, sea trout, and black drum.

The different inshore environments available to explore in search of fish vary just as much as the fish themselves. You can target bays, creeks, flats, sandbars, and more on the hunt for these exciting inshore fish. The combination of numerous species with equally variable environments creates a productive top-tier fishery that is hard to match anywhere else.

Offshore Fishing Ocean City

Offshore the action is centered around marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo which are all a treat to both catch and eat. Targeting these fish is usually done by trolling bait or lures in deep offshore water off the coast from Ocean City. One exception is the coveted bluefin tuna which can also be caught by dropping baited lines near deep structures where they usually hunt baitfish. With so much offshore opportunity even the most hardcore anglers want to take part.

The tuna and marlin fishing in Ocean City is world-class rivaling even the most prominent of fishing destinations. With the opportunity to catch yellowfin, bigeye, blacktip, and bluefin tuna, or blue and white marlin, trophy fish are abundant in these waters.

Ocean City is home to the biggest annual tuna tournament in the world and the white marlin open, both of which draw in anglers from across the world. Also in May anglers can compete to catch the first white marlin of the season and win a cash prize. As you can imagine these events also draw large crowds and weigh-ins are a blast to witness.

Other Things to Do in Ocean City

With Ocean City Beach located in the middle of the island, relaxation and ocean views are never far away. Hungry for some local cuisine? The Original Crab Cake Factory serves their famous crab dishes all day and is perfect for when your seafood craving hits. If you are headed to Ocean City with your family, there is a boardwalk with amusement rides that are sure to make memories that last forever.


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