Want to hook something that might make you question your manhood? Want to do battle with the meanest, brawniest, most powerful gamefish in the Atlantic Ocean? Want to take a bite of the freshest sushi you’ve ever had?
From early June through October, Ocean City, Maryland offers some of the best bluefin and yellowfin tuna fishing on the Mid-Atlantic coast. While bluefin and yellowfin (or ahi tuna) are the most common, we also encounter bigeye tuna, blackfin tuna, and longfin albacore during the season. And the whole family has a serious attitude problem.
Here at Fin Chaser Sportfishing, we carry a complete arsenal of precision tackle built to take on big tuna, whether the hot bite is conventional trolling, light-tackle chunking, or explosive greenstick action. We only use two-speed reels, allowing anglers to shift between low and high gear and gain line regardless of whether the fish is still “green” or has finally given up (not likely). If you’re a veteran angler who likes to fight stand-up, we have longer rods custom-built for this style of fishing. However, if you prefer to do battle from the chair, the Fin Chaser is equipped with a 130 class fighting chair.
And the great thing about tuna fishing in Ocean City is that you’re not locked into catching only tuna. We almost always fish a few “multi-species” baits: this means most tuna trips also have a very good shot at catching mahi mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo, or marlin that happen to swim by. Check out our trip reports or photo gallery, and you’ll see just how many of our “tuna trips” also bring back a mix of other species.