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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).

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 50.6% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 12072 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Ocean City Black Sea Bass Counts Chart


  3. Flounder

  4. Flounder

    There is a 25.51% catch rate for Flounder, based on 6086 Flounder counted.

    Ocean City Flounder Counts Chart


  5. Bluefish

  6. Bluefish

    There is a 8.83% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2106 Bluefish counted.

    Ocean City Bluefish Counts Chart


  7. Tautog

  8. Tautog

    There is a 1.87% catch rate for Tautog, based on 447 Tautog counted.

    Ocean City Tautog Counts Chart


  9. Yellowfin Tuna

  10. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 1.4% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 334 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Ocean City Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart


  11. Red Hake

  12. Red Hake

    There is a 1.36% catch rate for Red Hake, based on 324 Red Hake counted.

    Ocean City Red Hake Counts Chart


  13. Anchovy

  14. Anchovy

    There is a 1.31% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 313 Anchovy counted.

    Ocean City Anchovy Counts Chart


  15. Atlantic Croaker

  16. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 1.22% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 290 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Ocean City Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  17. Striped Bass

  18. Striped Bass

    There is a 1.17% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 279 Striped Bass counted.

    Ocean City Striped Bass Counts Chart


  19. Northern Searobin

  20. Northern Searobin

    There is a 0.94% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 225 Northern Searobin counted.

    Ocean City Northern Searobin Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 64 species of fish and 23860 fish counted for June around Ocean City.

To date, there are 135 species of fish and a total of 2961521 fish counted for Ocean City and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 10/31/1903 (120 years).

Last Update: 6/9/2023 4:45:11 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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Top Ocean City Fishing Spots

The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Ocean City are the following:

  1. Great Eastern Reef
    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
    Fenwick Shoal

  3. Twin Wrecks

  4. DWD1
    Fishing spot

  5. DWD-OG1

  6. Jack Spot
    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
    55' tug boat

  8. Bass Grounds
    2 Boxes

  9. Winter Quarter Shoal

  10. DWD-OG

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Latest Ocean City Fishing Reports

  • June 5 2023
    What a great way to kick off the start of the week with this fantastic Monday!   A few of our boats in the fleet took advantage of the nice forecast and headed out there to s

  • June 2 2023
    It was an exciting day down at the docks with the first busy fishing day of the season!   A big portion of the fleet headed out looking for the fish and they were not disappo

  • SUNSET MARINA Daily Catch 2023 #1
    Well today was a great end to an otherwise wash of a holiday weekend!  Even though the holiday weekend started out windy and slow it ended on a high note today!  The winds fi

    The World’s Largest Tuna Tournament is right around the corner!  Here is a RECAP video from last year’s scales to help get you motivated! Fish the 36th Annual Ocean City Tuna

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  • December 18 2022
    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

  • October 19 2022
    The Third annual Rena Bishop Broadbill Bash wrapped up with the crew of the Three J’s winning the big money with total winnings coming to $30 684!   They won for 1st and 2nd

  • September 16 2022
    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
    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
    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

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Top Ocean City Bait & Tackle Stores

    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. Game Changer Sport Fishing
    The Game Changer is a 38 foot Custom Carolina Sportfisher built by Sunny Briggs. She is powered with a pair of new Cummins engines to get you to the fishing grounds fast and comfortable. Plus, she’s equipped with new Simrad electronics, Shimano fishi

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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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Bouy Conditions

Station OCIM2 - 8570283 - Ocean City Inlet, MD
June 9, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
Location: 38.328N 75.091W
Wind Direction: WNW (290°)
Wind Speed: 5.1 knots
Wind Gust: 6.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.83 in (1010.0 mb)
Air Temperature: 64.4°F (18.0°C)
Water Temperature: 68.9°F (20.5°C)

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