Ocean City, Maryland, is a resort city on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The area has many opportunities for year-round fishing in Ocean City. You do not need to spend a fortune on a charter or fishing guide. There is plenty of good fishing around the inshore waters of Ocean City. Make sure to have a valid Maryland Fishing license before fishing any of the state's waters.
Ocean City Inlet
The Ocean City Inlet is a recommended spot to fish for early season tautog, according to the "Fishing at the Beach." The area around the bulkhead at 3rd Street and the inlet is a local spot for the fish species. Fish the inlet on the outgoing tides, and try to time them when the mid-afternoon is hitting the waters. Outgoing water tends to be warmer and more conducive to catching fish than incoming water. Drive to the Ocean City Inlet at the southernmost end of the city. There is fishing allowed off the jetties.
Oceanic Fishing Pier
The Oceanic Fishing Pier, located at the southern end of Philadelphia Avenue, is a place where you can fish for bluefish, flounder and trout. Shiners, squid and minnows baits yield positive results for these three sport fish. You can fish for crab at the Oceanic Pier. Crab fishing is best between late summer and mid fall. Use baited crab pots or traps to catch blueshells. If night fishing at Oceanic Pier, use lures to yield more strikes.
Oceanic Fishing Pier
710 S. Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842
Route 50 Bridge
The Route 50 Bridge is one block south of First Street on Route 50. Flounder, bluefish and trout are found at the waters near the bridge. The flounder fishing from the bridge is supposed to be some of the best in the area, according to the "beach_net" fishing website If fishing for flounder from the bridge, using squid and frozen shiners are recommended by staff at Skip's Bait and Tackle. Use traps if going for crabs at the bridge. Lures are recommended for night fishing.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.