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 check out the sights and see the famous wild pony's of Assateque, as well as 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 fishing charters are a perfect blend of time on the water to catch fish and time for newcomers and children to get acquainted to fishing. And since all tackle, including rods, reels, bait, unlimited rigs as well as drinks are included, the overall price isn't much different then being on one of the crowded headboats.
You will be fishing aboard a 2018 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) and all required safety equipment.
On board is no shortage of tackle necessary for anything you may encounter, as well as plenty of quality Tsunami rods with Penn 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.
Wayne Blanks has been involved in fishing one way or another for most of his 50 years. He started on a boat doing offshore fishing charters and went from there. Almost 30 years later, and after working 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 rockfish, bluefish and flounder fishing we have here on the Mid-Atlantic coast he set up Bayside Guide Service.
We are docked at Bahia Marina, on 22nd street bayside in Ocean City, MD. We'll start running fishing charters on April 15th.
The bluefish and flounder start to appear in April and if we're lucky the big blues will make an appearance like they did last year. April through June is also an excellent time to catch and release 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 and 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 as well as the fall bluefish bite and though our season officially ends Oct 31st, we may keep the boat in the water through Nov, depending on the fishing and weather.
If fishing is not your thing, 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 in the bays behind Ocean City, MD. Though not listed we offer economical 2 hour trips in the evening if you are interested in a cruise. And remember, kids are always welcome on our boat!
We also do night fishing charters targeting mainly striped bass (rockfish), though bluefish, trout and flounder can be caught as well. September and October are the most productive. As the water gets cooler, your chance at a keeper (28" minimum here in Ocean City) improve. On our night trips we leave at 9 and am back at midnight. We'll 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 specialize in 3 hour fishing charters so they don't have enough time to get bored. Even though flounder fishing is what we specialize in for the kids, 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 and assorted other 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 so they can take home memories of their Ocean City vacation with a little fishing.
8 AM to 11 AM / 12PM to 3PM / 5PM to 8PM
7AM to 11AM / 12PM to 4PM
8AM to 2PM / 4PM to 10PM
9 PM to 12 AM