Ocean City Fishing

Ocean City Fishing

Ocean City, Maryland is the White Marlin Capital of the World, and home to the White Marlin Open fishing tournament. From the bay to the blue water of the Gulf Stream offshore, Ocean City entices many anglers to this fishing destination.

Besides excellent White Marlin fishing during the summer and early fall, offshore fishing Ocean City offers abundant Blue Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, Mahi-mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. During the colder months schools of Bluefin Tuna move through the area, as well as many different species of sharks, including Blue Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Hammerheads, and Mako Sharks,

Inshore fishing around Ocean City will produce Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, and Tautog (Blackfish).

Top Ocean City Fishing Spots

  1. Great Eastern Reef
    4/15/2016 4:38:04 PM - The Great Eastern Wreck is also known as the Twin Wrecks. The reef covers over 1,000 acres  and is about 20 miles east of the Ocean City Inlet. 

  2. Fenwick Shoal
    5/1/2017 11:10:33 PM - Fenwick Shoal

  3. Twin Wrecks
    4/15/2016 4:38:07 PM -

  4. DWD1
    8/14/2017 9:16:45 AM - Fishing spot

  5. DWD-OG1
    8/29/2017 5:59:41 AM -

  6. Jack Spot
    2/4/2016 1:26:37 AM - Jack Spot is a well known old school White Marlin fishing spot. Thosands of White Marlin have been caught on these grounds. Bluefin Tuna are also known to hang around h

  7. William C Snow
    5/2/2017 9:22:18 AM - 55' tug boat

  8. Bass Grounds
    5/1/2017 11:20:42 PM - 2 Boxes

  9. DWD-OG
    8/29/2017 5:54:37 AM -

  10. DWD1
    8/14/2017 9:16:29 AM - Fishing spot

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Ocean City Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Ocean City, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Black Sea Bass

  2. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 34.06% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 34465 Black Sea Bass counted.

  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 22.96% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 23237 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  5. Flounder

  6. Flounder

    There is a 8.54% catch rate for Flounder, based on 8640 Flounder counted.

  7. Weakfish

  8. Weakfish

    There is a 6.36% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 6437 Weakfish counted.

  9. Pollock

  10. Pollock

    There is a 5.64% catch rate for Pollock, based on 5705 Pollock counted.

  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 3.14% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 3180 Bluefish counted.

  13. Spiny Dogfish

  14. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 2.12% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 2142 Spiny Dogfish counted.

  15. Tautog

  16. Tautog

    There is a 1.84% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1859 Tautog counted.

  17. Scup

  18. Scup

    There is a 1.83% catch rate for Scup, based on 1855 Scup counted.

  19. Spotted Seatrout

  20. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 1.66% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1680 Spotted Seatrout counted.

Recommedations above based on 99 species of fish and 101188 fish counted for September around Ocean City.

To date, there are 136 species of fish and a total of 685805 fish counted for Ocean City and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 10/31/1903 (119 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 11:40:47 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Ocean City Fishing Reports

  • September 16 2022
    9/16/2022 7:57:16 PM - The docks came alive today as many of our crews were busy preparing for a day offshore tomorrow buying fuel and ice steadily throughout the day!  Most of our boats went to th

  • September 14 2022
    9/14/2022 7:32:25 PM - It was another beautiful September day here at the marina.  We continue to see transient traffic daily on their way headed south.  We also did have a few boats head offshore

  • September 11 2022
    9/11/2022 7:33:20 PM - With the weather keeping the boats at the dock we had a long run of quiet days here at the marina.  Today was the first time there was a break in the weather allowing for a d

    9/6/2022 11:34:13 AM - September 6 2022 MAHI MAHI are here. RESTLESS LADY 1 —OPEN BOAT TRIPS-/ Call ASAP to reserve your spots NEW— September 11/ Need 6/ 12 hour tuna trip/ $450pp(includes fuel sur

  • September 4 2022
    9/4/2022 8:08:52 PM - Another great September day down at the docks.  Lots of activity as people were enjoying the last hoorah of the summer season.  We had lots of boats head out there today in s

  • September 1 2022
    9/1/2022 8:14:14 PM - It was a beautiful day at the marina and a great day to ring in the month of September.  There is nothing like a September sky down on the docks especially this evening with

  • August 28 2022
    8/28/2022 8:47:47 PM - With many of the tournament boats packed up and gone today was a great day for our resident boats that headed out in search of the fish.  First back to the dock was the Marli

  • Offshore bite continues- Bigeye wahoo blue marlin
    8/28/2022 8:18:08 AM - August 27 2022 Tournament seasons over. We had some nice bites but nothing big enough. Yft Bigeye blue and white marlin sailfish and Wahoo bites. Deep dropping has been good

  • August 19 2022
    8/19/2022 8:37:49 PM - It was definately a tournament style day here at the marina where the parking lot was packed and the slips were empty all day.  We had many boats head out today for the Poor

  • August 18th 2022
    8/18/2022 9:02:10 PM - Today was a beautiful day here at the docks.  Slight breeze and great temperatures.  We had several boats fish out of our fleet.  The Reel Chaos returned to the dock with 1 g

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Top Ocean City Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Alltackle.com
    We offer high quality products from: Baitmasters, Bionic, Wind-On's by Basil (BHP Tackle), Shimano Top Shelf, Penn Gold Label, Daiwa Tournament, Stripteaser, Abaco Big Game Tackle, Avet Reels, Accurate Reels, Iland Lures, Black Bart, Fishworks Cl

  2. Old Inlet Bait & Tackle
    Full Service Bait and Tackle Shop located 2 miles north of the Indian River Inlet in the DE Seashore State Park

  3. Rick's Bait & Tackle
    Rick's Bait & Tackle is located in Long Neck, Delaware in Sussex County DE and caries a compete line of bait and tackle targeted to our local waters.

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Top Ocean City Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Restless Lady Charters
    Restless Lady has the knowledge, experience, and skills to position you in the ideal spots for catching everything from Tuna to Shark to Marlin. Between the vibrant fishing season and the Marlin, Tuna and Shark Tournaments held throughout the year. T

  2. That's Right Charters
    In the late spring and early summer we head up to Ocean City Maryland. Sailing from Fisherman's Marina in West Ocean City THAT'S RIGHT offers Offshore Tuna Charters, Inshore Trolling Charters, and Wreck Fishing Charters. Whether you are looki

  3. Muff Diver Charters
    Muff Diver is docked at the White Marlin Marina, Slip 5, on 205 Somerset Street in downtown Ocean City, Maryland 21842. We generally charter from Mid-May through Mid-March. We have been providing families and anglers many happy and fun filled fishing

  4. Shelly II Charters
    The Shelly II is a 52 foot Carolina custom built boat, powered by twin diesels, a great vessel for charter fishing out of Ocean City, MD. She has a 17' 9" beam, making her a very stable sport fishing vessel. She is equipped with a diesel dri

  5. Morning Star Fishing
    Captain Monty specializes in precision fishing of the natural, shipwreck and artificial reefs off the coast of Maryland. Sea bass, easily one of the tastiest fish in the sea, are targeted in late Spring and early Fall - sometimes in late January and

  6. Over-Board Sportfishing
    Ocean City, MD fishing charters can be the fishing experience of a lifetime and Over-Board Sportfishing has the ability to make it happen for you too! Whether you want to catch a terror of the deep mako shark or feel the thrill of a spectacular blue

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Top Ocean City Marinas

  1. Ocean City Sunset Marina
    With direct, uninterrupted access to the Atlantic Ocean and its numerous canyons, Sunset Marina makes the ideal homeport for the avid off-shore angler or serves as a layover for the transient ocean-goer.

  2. White Marlin Marina
    White Marlin Marina is Ocean City's premier marina resort. Our commitment to service is our number one priority. After you tie up, take a dip in our refreshing pool or take a walk on the Boardwalk just two blocks away. There are many local bars a

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Latest Fishing Spots

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Yellowfin Tuna

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Bouy Conditions

Station OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD
September 25, 2022 8:18 am EDT
Location: 38.328N 75.091W
Wind Direction: SW (230°)
Wind Speed: 12.1 knots
Wind Gust: 14.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.85 in (1010.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 68.7°F (20.4°C)
Water Temperature: 71.4°F (21.9°C)

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