The Best Fishing Areas Ocean City, MD

 

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Whether you have you own boat or not there are several areas in and around Ocean City Maryland where you can catch monster fish..

1. Surf Fishing: Grab a surf rod and a chair and relax. Surf fishing can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding fishing activities you can do. Beware if you do it right you will get we! Catch species such as Striped Bass, Black Drum, Puppy Drum, Red Drum, Kingfish, Shark, Skate, Flounder, bluefish and more

2. Pier Fishing: There a re a few Public and Pay piers around Ocean city MD. Catch species such as Seabass, Croaker, Flounder, Triggerfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Tautog, Bluefish, Ling Cod, Striped Bass, Bluefish and More

3. Bay/Inlet Fishing: You will need a boat. There are a few great Headboats to take you out. Catch species such as Seabass, Croaker, Flounder, Triggerfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Tautog, Bluefish, Ling Cod, Striped Bass and More

4. Offshore Fishing: You will need a boat and a good one for offshore fishing. Luckily for you there a several great charter captains that will land you on the fish. Catch Species Such as Bluesharks, Bluefish, Mako Sharks, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Blue & White Marlin

Certain Fish Species will migrate in and out of the Ocean City area at different times of the year. Check with one of the local Ocean City tackle shops if you are looking to fish a specific species.

 

The Best Fishing Areas Ocean City, MD

 (Distance from the Inlet Buoy)

Wilmington Canyon Tip – 75 miles

Baltimore Canyon Tip – 58 miles

Washington Canyon Tip – 57 miles

Norfolk Canyon Tip – 75 miles

Cigar – 56 miles

NE Lump – 41 miles

Middle Lump – 40 miles

East Lump – 42 miles

Elephant Trunk – 49 miles

20 Fathom Fingers – 22 miles

Hot Dog – 40 miles

Sausage Middle Lump – 34 miles

Sausage South Lump – 32 miles

Chicken Bone – 30 miles

Hambone – 32 miles

Jack Spot – 21 miles

21 Mile Hill – 54 miles

Chart Settings for Ocean City Fishing Areas

Wilmington Canyon Tip 26575.8 42511.5

Baltimore Canyon Tip 26678.3 42334.1

Washington Canyon Tip 26829.8 41805.4

Norfolk Canyon Tip 26869.7 41526.9

Cigar 26835.3 42735.2

NE Lump 26954.6 42689.3

Middle Lump 26946.4 42670.1

East Lump 26919.4 42661.6

Elephant Trunk 26785.5 42538.6

20 Fathom Fingers 26928.2 42257.7

Hot Dog (north) 26812.4 42224.8

Sausages (middle lump) 26853.9 42182.8

Sausages (south lump) 26884.0 42125.7

Chicken Bone 26873.5 42290.9

Ham Bone 26858.5 42270.5

Jack Spot 26955.7 42174.6

21 Mile Hill 27020.2 41703.9

 

Inshore Wrecks

Reliance 26675.08 39357.55

Washingtonian 27007.65 42418.73

WLSteed 27071.16 41380.07

Elizabeth Pal 27018.63 42385.91

Twin Wrecks 26989.83 42376.04

Carpender 27060.03 42355.26

City of Orleans 27025.43 42343.79

Jones Port 27055.77 42296.06

Carpenas 27063.74 42288.07

Esther Ann 27063.27 42275.51

African Queen 27019.99 42200.90

Courageous 27052.69 42210.72

Gordon S Cook 26974.14 42173.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a boat (A good Sized offshore boat)

 

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Ocean City Inlet : 38.324084, -75.090737
Ocean Pier Fishing: 38.327013, -75.083270
Route 50 Bridge Fishing: 38.332345, -75.090458
2nd Through 4th Street Bulkhead Fishing: 38.335732, -75.088162
9th Street Pier Fishing: 38.341029, -75.085158
Ocean City, Maryland Convention Center Fishing: 38.367992, -75.075221
Memory Maker: 38.333510, -75.099342
20 Fathom Fingers: 38.200000, -74.626667
A. Loran: 37.974167, -74.910556
A. Loran (Offshore W.Q. Shoal) : 37.984722, -74.899722
Loran 2854: 38.030833, -74.902778
A.G. : 37.982778, -74.983889
African Queen - Wreck: 38.145500, -74.939667
Baltimore Canyon 100 Fathom Tip : 38.245000, -73.846111
Altair: 38.283456, -74.132917
Arlene : 38.322500, -74.164333
Atlantic Mist: 37.918333, -75.056500
Baltimore Canyon 100 Fathom Bight : 38.126667, -73.791667
Baltimore Canyon 500 Fathom Tip : 38.100000, -73.818333
Barge: 37.954444, -74.997500
Barnstable: 37.966792, -75.144153
Bass Grounds : 38.286944, -74.894444
Bass Grounds Wreck : 38.296944, -74.893889
Bertha Penrod: 38.145000, -74.939722
Big Tautog: 38.205278, -74.915556
Butters (Inshore W.Q. Shoal) : 37.983056, -74.953611
Boiler Wreck: 37.988056, -74.996944
Capt. Bunting: 37.954167, -74.923889
Carpenas : 38.283447, -75.028792
East Lump : 38.800000, -74.406667
Fenwick Island Shoal : 38.444444, -74.948889
Gull Shoal Wreck : 38.291000, -74.999278
Hotdog : 38.115000, -74.286667
Middle Lump: 38.816667, -74.478333
Poorman's Canyon: 37.873333, -74.108333
Northeast Lump : 38.843333, -74.491667
Washington Canyon 100 Fathom Tip : 37.486667, -74.508333
Washington Canyon 100 Fathom Bight : 37.436667, -74.433333
Washington Canyon 500 Fathom Tip : 37.413333, -74.430000
Wilmington Canyon 100 Fathom Tip : 38.506667, -73.495000
Wilmington Canyon 100 Fathom Bight : 38.376667, -73.483333
Wilmington Canyon 500 Fathom Tip : 38.388333, -73.540000
Wreck: 37.389722, -74.687222
Jackspot : 38.086667, -74.751667
Sausages (Middle Lump) : 38.065000, -74.431667
Sausages (South Lump) : 37.990000, -74.550000
Hambone : 38.198333, -74.408333
Elephant Trunk : 38.590000, -74.083333
Washingtonian : 38.457056, -74.786278
Elizabeth Palmer : 38.412056, -74.836836
Twin Wrecks (North) : 38.390500, -74.755167
Twin Wrecks (South) : 38.222667, -74.761000
Carpender : 38.378444, -74.979622
City of Orleans : 38.352892, -74.880172
Chicken Bone : 38.233333, -74.445000
Jones Port : 38.292614, -74.999622
Esther Ann : 38.265392, -74.034347
Gordon S. Cook : 38.090675, -74.810169
Courageous : 38.141037, -75.037125
Cigar : 38.901667, -74.140000
Norfolk Canyon 100 Fathom Tip : 37.091667, -74.758333
Norfolk Canyon 100 Fathom Bight : 37.058333, -74.650000
Norfolk Canyon 500 Fathom Tip : 37.033333, -74.616667
U.S.S. Blenny: 38.147500, -74.943333
Rockpile : 37.628056, -74.347778
Parking Lot : 37.650361, -74.894278
North Beach Wreck : 38.185278, -74.998333
Assawoman Bay: 38.416140, -75.081511
The Ditch: 38.451236, -75.065246
Homer Gudelsky Park: 38.329778, -75.096930
Croaker Heaven: 38.894049, -76.431873
Northside Park - 125th Street Pier: 38.432102, -75.063084
Indian River Inlet: 38.607884, -75.064087
Fenwick Island Bathhouse: 38.472642, -75.050826
3 R\'s: 38.592355, -75.059023
The Beach: 38.348270, -75.075717
China Arrow : 37.975953, -75.167131
Lightship (Wreck) : 37.974444, -74.924444
GREAT EASTERN REEF: 38.206667, -74.733333
800 Square: 37.461667, -74.401983
DAVID ATTWATER: 37.949133, -75.096050
GREAT GULL: 38.273333, -75.000500
ISLE OF WIGHT SHOAL : 38.391667, -74.933333
O.C. M.S.S.A. WRECK : 38.299098, -74.888306
MASSEYS CANYON: 38.375000, -74.391667
KATHLEEN RIGGIN WRECK: 38.304867, -74.889250
HARRISON GROUP WRECK : 38.306233, -74.891617
GOLF COURSE: 38.056717, -74.746600
Pier at the Isle of Wight: 38.387738, -75.103462
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Ocean City Inlet
Inlet Ocean City MD
Located at the Southern most end of Ocean City, Maryland. Use fishing lures such as bucktails, Got-cha Plugs, Spoons, and Swimming Shad Lures for bluefish, trout, and stripers--Use sand fleas, green crabs or clam for bait for tautog-- Use squid, mullet, or shiners for bait for the flounder and bluefish. In the spring and fall anglers use live eels for bait for stripers


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Ocean Pier Fishing
A pay pier which runs parallel to the Ocean City, Maryland Inlet. Enter the pier from the beach parking lot at the inlet.
- Use bloodworms for spot, whiting and sand perch
- Use squid or mullet strips for flounder, bluefish, shark and trout
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Route 50 Bridge Fishing
- Use frozen shiners for flounder (excellent flounder fishing)
- Use worms for spot and other small fish
- Use lures or squid for bluefish
- Lures generally work well beneath the lights at night
- Crabbing is good with traps
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2nd Through 4th Street Bulkhead Fishing
Free public fishing area on the bayside.

- Use shiners and squid for flounder, bluefish and sea bass
- Use bloodworms for Norfolk Spot
- Use sand fleas or sectioned hard crab for tautog
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9th Street Pier Fishing
Free public pier fishing on 9th Street and the Bay.

- Use shiners or live minnows for flounder
- Use squid strips for sea bass and bluefish
- Use worms for Norfolk Spot
- Crabbing is excellent here
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Ocean City, Maryland Convention Center Fishing
A free public bulkhead and pier behind the Convention Center on 40th Street and the bay.

- Use live minnows for flounder
- Use bloodworms for spot and croaker
- Good crabbing and fair fishing on the high tide
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Memory Maker
Ocean City Fishing Center
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: 800-932-2824

12940 Inlet Isle Ln, Ocean City, MD
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20 Fathom Fingers
20 Fathom Fingers

38° 12' 00" N 74° 37' 36" W
22 miles from Inlet Buoy

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A. Loran
A. Loran

37° 58' 27" N 74° 54' 38" W

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A. Loran (Offshore W.Q. Shoal)
A. Loran (Offshore W.Q. Shoal)

37° 59' 05" N 74° 53' 59" W

The table above is listing 10 out of 89 markers (sorted by ID ascending)

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