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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Ocean city MD surf fishing?????
I have fished there. Caught a few kingfish each day, enough to make a meal for the family by the end of a week.
It's a bit of a pain to fish there, as you can't fish when the lifeguards are on duty, and it gets crowded early. Get up at first light and you can fish till about 9 before it gets busy.
No one expects anyone to fish, so people walking on the beach get irritated at having to go under/around your lines. You can fish when the guards go off-duty in the evenings, but I usually waited until the last hour of daylight and into the dark. That seemed to cut the difficulty with beach walkers.
Don't even rig a rod till people are out of the water, and pull 'em in when the kids start wakeboarding in the morning. No one pays even a little bit of attention to your lines, so when people are in the water, you'll just be frustrated trying to fish.
The bait shops, especially the ones farther from the main tourist beach/boardwalk area, seem to know their stuff for the most part and will steer you right. I use a lot of Gulp strips to make life easier than natural bait.