Bayside Guide Service has a brand new 2018 21ft Carolina Skiff center console. Being a semi V/flat bottom skiff with an 8ft beam, it is a stable boat to fish from which makes it a good choice for those who don't quite have their "sea legs" yet. Though licensed for 6 people it is best to keep it at no more then then 4 anglers. Fishing licenses, tackle and bait is supplied, though feel free to bring your own if desired. We also supply some basic drinks such as water and soda. Things that I recommend you bring on board is a light lunch, if desired, drinks that you may prefer, a light jacket as it can be a bit cooler on the water, a hat and sunscreen
Wayne Blanks has been involved in fishing one way or another for most of his 50 years. When He got the opportunity, he started crewing on an offshore charter boat and his career took off from there. Almost 30 years later, and after stints on both charter and private boats, traveling as far away as Cabo San Lucas and Costa Rica, he decided to settle down at home, here in Ocean City, MD. Always loving the inshore fishing we have here on the Mid-Atlantic coast it was only natural to set up Bayside Guide Service for those who currently don't have a boat or are planning to get one/already have one but would like to learn a bit of fishing with a local Ocean City fishing guide.
We are docked at Bahia Marina, on 22nd street bayside in Ocean City, MD. Our season officially starts April 1st but we do take trips earlier on as there can be a good catch and release fishery for rockfish (Striped Bass) during the month of March. The bluefish should make a showing in April with some of the big choppers giving plenty of action as they make way for the smaller ones towards the end of the month. During April, there are still some rockfish to be had and that is usually when the first of the flounder make their appearance. The flounder fishing will steadily improve as the summer comes on, peaking in September.
Bayside Guide Service isn't only about fishing. The surrounding areas are loaded with assorted wildlife and spectacular sunsets. So we also offer sunset cruises as well as nature trips. No shortage of waterfowl and ospreys along the way with the possibility of eagles, whitetail deer and wild pony's down towards Assateque.
Even though we are based out of Ocean City, MD, we will do trips in other parts of the region. Examples would be flats fishing along the Chesapeake grass flats around Deal Island and the surrounding areas. There we would target rockfish (striped bass), spotted seatrout and red drum. Later in the fall we can do some trips to the Chesapeake targeting rockfish. Contact us on pricing for those trips as we'd have to haul out and trailer the boat to the Chesapeake.
Here at Bayside Guide Service, we believe kids are the future of our sport and we will do our best to keep them entertained. Depending on the time of year there can be plenty of smaller fish to catch, such as spot, croaker, sand perch along with assorted other small species of fish to put a bend in the rod. We could even do some crabbing or clamming to do something different. Whatever you feel would be best to keep them happy.