Great Outdoors - Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife

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Fishing & Hunting

  • “Young people, … always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. You will learn many valuable things every day of your life.” ~ George Washington Carver If you have a passion for fishing, then welcome to Worcester County Maryland, where fishing is always in season. Click here to down load this guide in PDF.
    Anglers Guide


  • Ocean City, the White Marlin Capital of the World, is famous for bottom fishing in the bays and deep sea fishing offshore. Its rated one of the best spots for bill fishing in the US. Check out the excitement of fishing Ocean City waters in the great videos from Hooked On OC.

    The Gulf Stream is a short distance offshore and easily reached by boat to waters teeming with bigeye and yellowfin tuna, mako and dolphin, plus trophy fish like white and blue marlin and an occasional sailfish.

    Marinas & Clubs
    Bahia Marina 22nd Street & the Bay
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-289-7438

    Ocean City Fishing Center
    12940 Inlet Isle Lane
    Ocean City, Maryland 21842
    410-213-1121
    800-322-3065

    Ocean City Marlin Club
    9659 Golf Course Rd
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    Phone: 410-213-1613
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    Sunset Marina
    West Ocean City Harbor
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-213-9600
    877-514-FISH

    Talbot Street Pier
    311 Talbot Street & the Bay
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-289-9125
    800-659-7703

    Make sure you are legal - check local regulations. And for weekly trends and bait suggestions check these online fishing report resources before you head out:
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  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks at: http://beachandbeyond.org/parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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  • The Eastern Shore is seafood country. Surrounded by both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, fish and shellfish have been part of the regions culinary culture for centuries. For the tens of thousands of visitors who come to the shore each year, eating seafood is an important part of their travel experience. Enjoying seafood is just part of the quality of life of here. Visit this website for information on our seafood heritage and the catching, buying, and handling of local seafood: http://docktoplate.us


  • Amateur, novice and expert fishermen will find the tidal Pocomoke uniquely challenging. Yellow and white perch, eel, gar, sunfish, pickerel, catfish, crappie, bluegill herring, spot croakers, bluefish and largemouth bass will tease and taunt the best rod 'n' reelers. Certain areas of the river banks have been designated as "Free Fishing Areas" where no Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing License is required. For locations, check where fishing licenses are sold. Fishing from a craft requires a license.

    Fishing Equipment/Licenses


    Pocomoke River State Park- Shad Landing Area
    3461 Worcester Highway
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-632-2566

    Pocomoke River Canoe Company
    312 North Washington Street
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-632-3971

    Sea Hawk Sport Center
    643 Ocean Highway
    Pocomoke City, MD 21851
    410-957-0198

    Guides


    Eastern Shore Bass Fishing
    6661 Snow Hill Road
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-251-9677

    Bruce Wootten - Licensed Eastern Shore Fishing Guide
    Freshwater/Saltwater
    410-251-9677
    www.captbrucewootten.com

    Make sure you are legal - check local regulations. And for weekly trends and bait suggestions check these online fishing report resources before you head out:
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Our Wildlife

  • This island is home to the famous wild ponies, as well as pelicans, egrets, ospreys and hundreds of other birds. Assateague is a wild and beautiful barrier island with miles of beach, sand dunes and marsh to explore. The wild ponies are a unique treasure of Assateague Island. Visitors often see them wandering the beaches, roadways, trails, campgrounds and marsh areas of the island. There are two separate herds of ponies on the island, separated by a fence at the Maryland-Virginia state line.

    It is believed that ponies were once domestic animals, like your pet dog or cat. Today, however, these shaggy, sturdy ponies live wild. They eat dune and marsh grasses and drink fresh water from natural ponds.

    Assateague Island National Seashore


    You'll enjoy swimming, camping, hiking and many guided activities at Assateague Island National Seashore. To introduce you to Assateague, the Barrier Island Visitor Center features a nature film, an aquarium with a children's hands-on discovery tank, and a beachcombing exhibit. The gift shop is full of neat books and island souvenirs. You can earn a wild pony decal when you complete the Visitor Center Explorer questionnaire. Pick up a field guide to the island's three nature trails and use it on your hike; answer the questions in the booklet after completing any two of the trails and earn special badges. Open year round with an entry fee - call 410-641-1441

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    Assateague State Park


    The State Park offers you programs, including arts and crafts, biological beachcombs, tie-dye Tuesdays, nature walks and canoe trips. During the summer months, the Park's Maryland Junior Ranger Program invites you to learn all about the island by participating in a variety of projects and adventures. Certificates and patches are awarded. Call to find out the current entry fee - 410-641-2120

    Find out more:
    Assateague State Park: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp
    Assateague Island National Seashore: http://www.nps.gov/asis/
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  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks at: http://beachandbeyond.org/parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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