The White Marlin capital of the world! - Home to the the largest billfish tournament in the world, The White Marlin Open, Ocean City offers experienced and novice angler’s world class sportfishing opportunities in its offshore and inshore waters.
Anglers have an abundance of fishing options to choose from in Ocean City. Experience some of the hottest offshore fishing on the East Coast, with trophy grounds a mere 30 miles east of the inlet. May through November marks the height of the offshore season with canyon trips providing an opportunity for big game action. Boats target White and Blue Marlin, Yellowfin, Bluefin and Big Eye Tuna. Wahoo, Dolphin and variety of BIG Sharks including Mako, Tiger and Thresher. Inshore charters and head boats offer trips targeting Bluefish, Striped Bass (Rockfish in local lingo), Trout and Flounder.
Served by one of the mid-atlantic’s largest fleets of captains, Ocean City is home to top notch charter boats and marinas. Most captains and crews have been trolling the local waters for decades and they put you on the fish. If tournament action and a chance at a million $ fish is what you desire, hook up with a boat to fish one of the annual tournaments including the Big Fish Classic, White Marlin Open, MidAtlantic 500, or Ocean City Tuna Tournament.
Even if you’re not a tournament angler, you too can catch Ocean City fishing fever! Weekend warriors and first timers are welcome and have a shot at catching a trophy or filling the freezer. Afterwards, relax with a cold one at one of the many restaurants and bars to join the crowds gathered to watch the fleet returning with flags flying and boxes filled.
Give Ocean City a shot, the pristine blue waters of the deep water “canyons” are waiting for you!
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