Fish the protected waters of the bays behind Ocean City and Assateque Island for flounder, striped bass, bluefish and an assortment of other fish. Or just go crabbing, clamming or just check out the sights and see the famous wild pony's of Assateque, Bald Eagles, nesting Ospreys, herons, pelicans and all sorts of other local wild life. Bring your kids as they are always welcome. We love taking families and letting them enjoy a part of Ocean City different then the typical boardwalk, miniature golf and water parks! Our 3 and 4 hour trips are a perfect blend of time on the water to catch fish, time for newcomers and children to get acquainted to fishing. And since all tackle, including rods and reels, bait and unlimited rigs as well as drinks are included, the overall price isn't much different per hour then being on one of the crowded headboats.
You will be fishing aboard a 2018 model 21ft customized Carolina Skiff. The shallow draft is perfect for these bays as it is stable and can cross over the shallowest of bars to reach deep holes which others can't get to. It is equipped with a 115 Suzuki outboard, bow mounted Minn Kota electric trolling motor, GPS/Fishfinder, livewell and two coolers (one for fish and one for drinks).
On board is no shortage of tackle necessary for anything you may encounter, as well as plenty of quality rods and reels, all for your use. All required licenses are supplied as well as a cooler stocked with water and assorted sodas. Capt. Wayne recommends bringing a light jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and hat. Otherwise, all you have to do is arrive and he will be ready to go after a short briefing.
Even though the boat and Capt. are licensed for up to six people, for comfort it is recommended to keep your group at no more then 4 anglers.
Give us a call at 443-944-5484 to set up a trip. Required is a 10% deposit which is fully refundable up to 3 days before the trip.
Everybody will be entered in our biggest flounder contest in which the angler who catches the biggest flounder through Oct 31st will win a $100 Bass Pro shops gift card. Currently in the lead is a 22 1/2", 4lb flounder.
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.
We are docked at Bahia Marina, on 22nd street bayside in Ocean City, MD. Our season officially starts April 1st.
The bluefish and flounder start to appear in April and if we're lucky the big choppers will make an appearance. April and May can also have an excellent catch and release fishery for small striped bass around the bridge. If your into fly fishing, this is the time of year to bring your fly tackle.
The flounder fishing will steadily improve as the summer comes on, peaking in September/October. Again, if you like fly fishing, the flounder are typically stacked up in the shallows by the middle of September through October. By mid September the striped bass should be improving and we will run a limited number of trips in November if the weather permits.
Bayside Guide Service offers nature cruises as well. See the wild pony's of Assateque, nesting ospreys, Bald eagles, assorted shorebirds and possibly a spectacular sunset. We offer economical 2 hour trips in the evening which can be either fishing or crusing, depending on what you prefer. And remember, kids are always welcome on our boat!
We also do night fishing trips targeting mainly striped bass (rockfish). September and October are the most productive. As the water gets cooler, your chance at a keeper (28" minimum) improve. On our night trips we leave at 9 and am back at midnight. We'll anchor up around the bridge or move from light to light with the trolling motor holding us in place and cast to the lights where the rockfish, and sometimes bluefish, trout and flounder wait to ambush their pray.
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.
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