Fish the protected waters of the bays behind Ocean City and Assateque Island as well as Ocean City's inlet for Flounder, Striped bass, Tautog, Red Drum, Black Drum, Croakers and an assortment of other fish. Go crabbing, clamming or just check out the sights and see the wild pony's of Assateque, Bald Eagles, nesting Ospreys, herrons, pelicans and all sorts of other shore life. Bring your kids as they are always welcome. We love taking families and letting them see a different part of Ocean City then the typical boardwalk/miniature golf and water parks! Our 3 hour trips are a perfect blend of time on the water to catch fish, time for newcomers and children to get aquanted to fishing and they are economical as well!
You will be fishing aboard a 2018 model 21ft Carolina Skiff. The flat bottom with semi "v" up front is perfect for these bays as it can cross over the shallowest of bars to reach deep holes which others can't get to but has enough of a "v" up front to cut through any waves you may encounter. The 21 DLV is powered by a Suzuki 115 which gives the boat plenty of speed when needed and is very economical to run. Which means savings can be passed on to you, the customer, by costing less per trip without sacrificing anything. Capt. Wayne will go wherever he feels necessary to catch fish. The boat is equiped with a livewell, GPS/FishFinder and fishbox for your catch.
All bait, tackle and licenses are supplied, as well as a cooler stocked with assorted sodas and waters. Capt. Wayne recomends bringing a light jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and hat. Otherwise, all you have to do is arrive and he will be ready to go. Of course you will learn where the safety equipment is, as required, and get a quick rundown of tackle and how we will be fishing. So it is recommended to be at the boat 15 minutes early.
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 to set up a trip and see a part of Ocean City most don't know exist
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 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/October. By late October the striped bass should be starting up 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 can be productive, especially as the water cools down later in the month. November would be the better month so weather permitting, we do run a few trips through November. As the water gets cooler, your chance at a keeper (28" minimum) improve. On our night trips we leave at either 8 or 9 and are back at midnight. We'll anchor up around the bridge 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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