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


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


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


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


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


  7. Jack Spot
    2/4/2016 1:26:37 AM - Jack Spot


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


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


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



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Ocean City Fishing Prediction

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 52.78% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 33879 Black Sea Bass counted.


  3. Flounder

  4. Flounder

    There is a 9.59% catch rate for Flounder, based on 6157 Flounder counted.


  5. Tautog

  6. Tautog

    There is a 8.36% catch rate for Tautog, based on 5365 Tautog counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 6.29% catch rate for Pollock, based on 4035 Pollock counted.


  9. Weakfish

  10. Weakfish

    There is a 3.17% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 2036 Weakfish counted.


  11. Spotted Seatrout

  12. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 3.15% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 2023 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  13. Spiny Dogfish

  14. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 2.62% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1683 Spiny Dogfish counted.


  15. Bluefish

  16. Bluefish

    There is a 1.58% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1011 Bluefish counted.


  17. Striped Bass

  18. Striped Bass

    There is a 1.57% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1006 Striped Bass counted.


  19. Atlantic Croaker

  20. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 1.29% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 827 Atlantic Croaker counted.


Recommedations above based on 84 species of fish and 64190 fish counted for May around Ocean City.

To date, there are 120 species of fish and a total of 667785 fish counted for Ocean City and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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 1939..

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Latest Ocean City Fishing Reports

  • April 30 2022
    4/30/2022 3:24:13 PM - We’re very excited to announce that we will be an official East Coast Division weigh station for the 2022 MONGO Offshore Challenge. The MONGO Offshore challenge is the first


  • December 9 2021
    12/9/2021 10:06:48 AM - Need a last minute gift for the holidays?  Sunset Provisions has you covered with apparel to outfit the whole family!  We have a wide variety of selections that includes bran


  • NEW OPEN BOAT/ Bigeye YFT Need 6 Wednesday
    9/30/2021 5:46:28 PM - Good bite good weather need 6 next Wednesday Oct 6 12 hour tuna trip RL1 Capt Todd $390pp Call Sean 443 373-3413... Continue reading The post NEW OPEN BOAT/ Bigeye YFT Need 6


  • YFT Bite/ Need 4 Sunday
    9/27/2021 2:38:36 PM - September 27 2021 Anglers Yellowfin bite this past Saturday weather has limited our chances to get out to the fish and hurricane Sam is out there now. Weather looking good la


  • September 15 2021
    9/15/2021 8:02:46 PM - It was a beautiful September day here at the marina with our fleet heading out in different directions in search of the fish. The Baltimore Canyon was the place to be for the


  • August 25 2021
    8/25/2021 7:42:32 PM - It was another hot day both inshore and offshore but it did not stop our boats from heading out there to see what was biting.  The Baltimore Canyon was the fishing ground of


  • MA 500 starts Monday
    8/14/2021 11:12:27 AM - August 15 2021 Anglers Slow week in the White Marlin Open. Fish were scattered and moon phase didn’t help. Tuna are spread out but Tilefish are plenty this week. Mid Atlantic


  • August 12 2021
    8/12/2021 8:44:12 PM - What a great day at the marina especially as we kicked off the weekend early on the first day of the Poor Girl’s Open.  We had many boats head out today and they came back wi


  • August 10 2021
    8/10/2021 8:07:11 PM - We’re back!! Last week was our busiest weeks of the year with the White Marlin Open in town. We wanted to take a minute to congratulate all the participants and winners of th


  • BFC Big YFT WMO
    8/1/2021 12:42:37 PM - August 1 2021 Anglers NEED 2 ANGLERS- Mid- Atlantic 500 Tournament/ Restless Lady I/ Capt Todd/ August 16-20/ Call Sean for Pricing 443 373-3413 Great week with Restless Lady


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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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Buoy Conditions

Station OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD
May 25, 2022 2:18 pm EDT
Location: 38.328N 75.091W
Wind Direction: E (80°)
Wind Speed: 9.9 knots
Wind Gust: 18.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.37 in (1028.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 61.0°F (16.1°C)
Water Temperature: 62.1°F (16.7°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon

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