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Captain Monty Hawkins
About 25 years ago!

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Morning Star
Welcome and Instructional Video


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Natural 3-D Bottom: Mid-Atlantic Bight

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Our Mission

Join Captain Monty Hawkins aboard The Party Boat that Fishes Like a Private Charter! That's right--because the Morning Star "sells out" at 25 anglers for sea bass there's plenty of room at the rail for all anglers! Each Reservation has a well-marked and numbered place at the rail that YOU can choose from when booking.

Captain Monty specializes in precision fishing of the natural, shipwreck and artificial reefs off the coast of Maryland. Sea bass, easily one of the tastiest fish in the sea, are targeted in late Spring and early Fall - sometimes in late January and February too.

Summer flounder, aka "fluke," mix with sea bass on the reefs in July and August--even into the Fall. Other reef species are targeted in their time too. Winter tautog trips are a specialty wuith several state records being set, while blueline/golden tilefish trips are occassionally scheduled as well. Special and winter trips are always announced in Capt. Monty's fish report. (Email him to be added to the report or check our fish report page on this site!)



So everyone has lots of room, the Morning Star sells out at 25 anglers. Tautog trips sell out at 16 or fewer so anglers can move around to the bite. Tile trips have far fewer still.


Come see what a difference thirty-three years experience, 100% effort, and lots of room at the rail can make in your fishing day!

Always be a half hour early.
The Morning Star Always Leaves Early--except when someone shows up right on time.
Passengers arriving late will see the west end of an east-bound boat.


Your Ticket in no way includes fishing coordinates. Phones set to GPS and handheld units will be and have been float tested. They don't float!

No Electric Reels for Any Trip - including Tile Trips. Lots of other boats allow them: have fun!

No More Crowded Rails!
The Finest Bottom Fishing with Ocean City's
Most Dedicated Party Boat Crew!

Reserve Your Favorite Fishing Spot Today!

2014 ticket price:
Typical Trips: Sunday-Friday (7am-3pm) $110.00 per angler
Saturdays (6:00am-3:30pm) $125 - Special and Longer Trips announced via email.

Book Today--The Morning Star "Sells Out" at 25 Anglers!
(410) 520-2076
Each ticket includes an exclusive rail assignment (see "Rail/Fishing Spot" link)

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Support Maryland's Artificial Reefs

Ocean City Reef Foundation

Captain's
Mid-Atlantic Seafloor Habitat
Video Essay


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