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August 26, 2016 - READ OFFICIAL WMO COURT DOCUMENT

August 23, 2016 - WMO withholds prize money for 1st place white marlin

August 18, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council and ASMFC Maintain Multi-Year Specifications for Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, and Scup and Modify Summer Flounder Specifications

August 18, 2016 - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partners Initiate Black Sea Bass Habitat Research Project in the Mid-Atlantic

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Initiates Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Approves Addendum I

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Regional Assessments for Long Island Sound and New Jersey/New York Bight Management Use

August 11, 2016 - Press Release from The MidAtlantic

June 24, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

June 11, 2016 - Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park will close starting Monday, June 13 to safeguard first nest of piping plovers found there this season

May 25, 2016 - DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

May 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - May 25, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5-18-16

May 17, 2016 - Grants Available to Aid Maritime Municipalities and Counties Maryland to Preserve and Revitalize Working Waterfronts

May 15, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins report - May 15, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5/6/16

April 25, 2016 - Federal Fishery Management Measures Approved for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

April 25, 2016 - Pacific bluefin tuna population has dropped 97 percent, new report says

April 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty "Morning Star" Report - 4-25-16

April 25, 2016 - Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Partnership during National Park Week Visit to Assateague. Maryland Park Service to Honor “Every Kid in a Park” Pass

April 20, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

April 15, 2016 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 12, 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Shows Improvement Spawning-Age Female Number Nearly Doubles

April 11, 2016 - Monty Hawkins Letter to Secretary of Commerce

April 11, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

April 7, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 10, 2016

April 7, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Corrected 2016 Commercial Shark Size Limits

April 4, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for April 8th

April 1, 2016 - Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

March 31, 2016 - 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 17, 2016 - DNREC Secretary’s Order, following new FDA guidance, halts shellfish harvest in seasonal area on Rehoboth Bay

March 15, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Coast Taken Off Oil & Gas Development List

March 10, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management

March 7, 2016 - Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s new summer youth academy

March 4, 2016 - OC Inlet Dredging scheduled for March 4th

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Regs

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Black Sea Bass Season & Regs

February 22, 2016 - DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

February 17, 2016 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting Rescheduled for March 16th.

February 16, 2016 - Maryland Offers Fishing License Discount for 16-Year-Olds

February 16, 2016 - Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

February 16, 2016 - Newly-signed Delaware law changes size, possession limits for American eel

February 8, 2016 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2016 Recreational Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Fisheries

February 3, 2016 - Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report 2/3/16

February 1, 2016 - Mark Sampson Column on HMS Permits

February 1, 2016 - MD seeks applicant for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

February 1, 2016 - Data to Inform Regional Ocean Planning Process Shared with Public

February 1, 2016 - MD DNR Schedules Coastal Recrational Fisheries Forum for April 8th

February 1, 2016 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

February 1, 2016 - SAFMC Solicits Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues

February 1, 2016 - MD Proposes Changes to Striped Bass Regulations

January 21, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife launches new ‘Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’ website

January 15, 2016 - Changes made to Big Fish Classic

January 11, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces amended tilefish regulation to take effect Jan. 11

January 11, 2016 - Governor Markell seeks nominees for Delaware’s seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

January 8, 2016 - MD DNR to hold meetings to review data on coastal fish

December 28, 2015 - Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 14-20

December 28, 2015 - DE Shellfish Advisory Counclil Meeting Slated for 1/6

December 22, 2015 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Draft Addendum XXVII Addendum Seeks Input on Regional Management Options for 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Recreational Fisheries

December 18, 2015 - MD Sets 2016 Flounder Regulations

December 18, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery

December 11, 2015 - "Morning Star" report - 12-10-15

December 11, 2015 - Five DNREC satellite offices now centralized at new Dover location

December 11, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Season Extended

December 7, 2015 - 2016 Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Permits Now Available

December 7, 2015 - ACFHP Releases Request for Proposals to Study and/or Restore Black Sea Bass Habitat along the Mid-Atlantic

December 2, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report

November 23, 2015 - All Delaware State Parks free on Black Friday

November 19, 2015 - DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 7 on proposed amendments to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

November 18, 2015 - New state record 24.8-pound bluefish bests previous high Delaware catch for species by almost 3 pounds

November 12, 2015 - Striped Bass Enforcement Ramped Up

November 10, 2015 - DE Recreational Fishing Funding Advisory Council meeting on 11-17

November 5, 2015 - Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to partially close for pavement re-striping Nov. 11-12

November 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Revises 2016 Black Sea Bass Specifications & Initiates Draft Addendum for Regional Management of 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

November 4, 2015 - BIG ROCK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

November 4, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016

November 2, 2015 - Delaware boat registration website to shut down

October 13, 2015 - Coastal Recreational Forum on 10/16

October 13, 2015 - Auctions of low-digit surf-fishing tags by DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation start Oct. 15 Sales of new plates authorized by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Markell will benefit Delaware State Parks

October 13, 2015 - Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index is Eighth Highest on Record

October 9, 2015 - MD Fishing Licenses Now Good for 365 days

September 4, 2015 - DNREC’s Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to reopen ahead of schedule, in time for Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2015 - Council to Hold Scoping Hearings for Action on Unmanaged Forage Species

August 27, 2015 - MD DNR Considering Making East Channel a 6 mph Zone

August 21, 2015 - ASMFC Releases Tautog Public Information Document for Public Comment States Schedule Public Hearings for late September/early October

August 13, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins take on Wind Area Survey

July 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

July 15, 2015 - DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Fish-n-Fun Day for families on July 19 in Slaughter Beach

July 14, 2015 - MD DNR Fisheries Services Adjusts Recreational Sea Bass Dates

June 28, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 6/28/15

June 25, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Re-opening of the Commercial Sector for Atlantic Dolphin

June 24, 2015 - Indian River Marina Catch-All Kid's Tournament Cancelled

June 24, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected

June 24, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section June 29 Days Out Conference Call Cancelled

June 16, 2015 - REMINDER: Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearing set for June 18th in Ocean City, MD

June 10, 2015 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting cancelled

June 9, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to offer ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program on June 14, 17 and 24

June 9, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 25-31

June 4, 2015 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015

June 3, 2015 - Permits Now Required for Bluefline Tilefish

June 2, 2015 - White Marlin Open adds new Heaviest White Marlin Winnter Take All Calcutta

June 1, 2015 - Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearings June 1–18, 2015

June 1, 2015 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 6 and 7

June 1, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW 3542 TILEFISH

June 1, 2015 - Commercial Striped Bass Meeting on June 3rd

June 1, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2015 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

May 29, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 26, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to host 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6

May 21, 2015 - ASMFC Begins Preparations for 2016 Black Sea Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment

May 21, 2015 - ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ dates announced by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

May 18, 2015 - Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

May 15, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

May 14, 2015 - Ocean Pines Receives Clean Act Marina Certification

May 13, 2015 - NMFS Changes Bluefin Tuna Regulations

May 12, 2015 - BIG ROCK ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT!

May 12, 2015 - MD will change fishing license from calendar year to 365 days effective Oct 1st

May 12, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 12, 2015 - New parking restrictions in place for vehicles at Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches Effective immediately, only single-file parking to be allowed on state surf-fishing beaches

May 8, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Initiates Amendment to Establish Regional Stock Areas & Associated Reference Points

May 8, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 27-May 3

May 7, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers: Recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Addendum XXIV

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Sets 2015 and 2016 TAC at 187,880 MT & Initiates Amendment to Establish Ecological Reference Points

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section Approves Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

May 3, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 2, 2015 - CCA Holding "Anglers Night Out" at Shenanigans

April 28, 2015 - Bill Introduced to Make Striped Bass National Fish

April 23, 2015 - ASMFC Spring Meeting Agenda Available

April 22, 2015 - Public Comment Period Open for Spiny Dogfish

April 17, 2015 - As Rockfish Season Opens, Maryland Anglers Urged to Track Their Catch to Improve Fisheries Management

April 16, 2015 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course NASBLA’s ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 16, 2015 - DNREC to hold workshops on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

April 16, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Initiates Action to Manage Blueline Tilefish

April 15, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Season Opens April 18th

April 15, 2015 - Status of Stocks 2014 Report to Congress: Overfishing and Overfished Stocks Hit All-Time Lows

April 15, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Chapter Meeting Slated for April 28th

April 14, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries is now accepting applications for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

April 14, 2015 - National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan Released

April 10, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 30-April 5

April 10, 2015 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show Set for May 1-3

April 9, 2015 - Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp to reopen April 18 following ramp improvements

April 9, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new recreational striped bass regulation to take effect on May 11

April 7, 2015 - Another VA state record bluefin caught

April 6, 2015 - MD DNR looking for feedback on commercial striped bass proposal

April 6, 2015 - OC Reef Foundation Dinner Date Set

April 2, 2015 - New VA state record bluefin caught

April 2, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 23-29

April 2, 2015 - MD Striped Bass Angler Survey results available

April 1, 2015 - Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles Federal Judge Says Feds Wrongly Approved Plan Allowing Whales, Dolphins, Other Wildlife to be Harmed Nearly 10 Million Times

April 1, 2015 - Wicomico Bass Club Sponsors 5th Annual Tournament to Help USMC Toys for Tots and Get More Kids Fishing; Includes Two Free Bass-Fishing Clinics, Raffle Prizes, and a Post-Tournament BBQ

March 30, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 27, 2015 - Julie Ball Virginia Report

March 27, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 16-22

March 27, 2015 - New Campground opening at Indian River Inlet

March 27, 2015 - Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures announced due to boat ramp improvements

March 27, 2015 - MD Commercial Oyster Season Extended by 2 Weeks

March 25, 2015 - Volunteers sought for 24th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 18

March 23, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 23, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 9-15

March 23, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries Recreational and Charter Striped Bass Fishery Modifications

March 23, 2015 - Age Determined for World Record Tautog

March 19, 2015 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Issues Annual Report

March 18, 2015 - Striped Bass Spring Trophy Season regulations set for Chesapeake Bay

March 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 2-8

March 12, 2015 - Local MSSA Chapter Meeting on 3/24

March 11, 2015 - A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits

March 9, 2015 - MD DNR Seeking Public Input on changes to commercial striped bass fishery

March 9, 2015 - Scientists fight sound blasting to protect commercial fish stock

March 5, 2015 - Draft Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review

March 3, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 2, 2015 - Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Harvest of Almost 200,000 Striped Bass

March 2, 2015 - Council Recommends Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

February 27, 2015 - 2015 Commercial Individual Transferable Quota Striped Bass Season Modification

February 27, 2015 - MD Sets 2015 Sea Bass Regulations

February 23, 2015 - REMINDER: DE Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold Feb. 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest All Atlantic states required to reduce harvest by 25 percent

February 23, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding blueline tilefish

February 20, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Invitations for Bids

February 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 2-8

February 16, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Releases National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

February 16, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Benchmark Assessment & Peer Review Results for Management Use

February 9, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 9, 2015 - Atlantic Menhaden Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 6, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

February 6, 2015 - 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

February 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves State Implementation Plans to Reduce Harvest

February 6, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 5, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring Orientation set for Feb. 21 at Aquatic Resources Education Center

February 5, 2015 - Black Drum Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Continues Summer Flounder Recreational Regional Management for 2015 & Approves State Plans for 2015 Recreational Black Sea Bass & Scup Fisheries

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Releases the Public Information Document for Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

January 29, 2015 - DE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505 AND 3506 PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS.

January 28, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Accepting Applications for Advisory Panel Members

January 23, 2015 - ASMFC 2015 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available

January 21, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Coast Chapter Meeting on January 27th

January 5, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Hearings on Deep Sea Corals Amendment

January 3, 2015 - Striped Bass Creel Reduced to 1 per person

December 23, 2014 - MD closes sea bass fishery from January 1st to February 28th

December 23, 2014 - MD sets 2015 flounder regs

December 22, 2014 - MD Offers Discounts on Fishing Licenses

November 24, 2014 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold public workshops on proposed increases to hunting and trapping license fees

November 19, 2014 - Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announces required reductions in 2015 striped bass recreational and commercial harvest Recreational options under review; public hearing to be scheduled in early 2015

November 18, 2014 - MD DNR to hold public input meeting on striped bass regulation chenges

November 6, 2014 - UPDATE ON 2015 STRIPED BASS REGULATION PROCESS

November 5, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Seeks Public Input from Marylanders via Open Session in Ocean City, Maryland

November 3, 2014 - NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2015 Shark Research Fishery

October 31, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

October 1, 2014 - Public hearing on summer flounder management set for Oct. 6

September 27, 2014 - ASMFC to hold meeting on summer flounder

September 11, 2014 - MD extends sea bass season

September 9, 2014 - MD Meeting set for striped bass regulation changes

August 29, 2014 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing in Delaware on interstate striped bass management plan

August 25, 2014 - NMFS Maintains 4 fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2014

August 23, 2014 - Public Hearings set on Striped Bass Changes

August 19, 2014 - Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV

August 18, 2014 - ASMFC & MAFMC Maintain Specifications for 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fisheries & Approve 2015 Bluefish Specifications

August 14, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 10-11, 2014

August 8, 2014 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Approves Traffic Light Approach to Assess Stock Trends and Initiate Management Response for Spot & Atlantic Croaker

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves Draft Addendum V for Public Comment

June 4, 2014 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Spot & Atlantic Croaker Draft Addendum

May 29, 2014 - CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPROVES 'FLEXIBILITY'

May 5, 2014 - Bluefin Tuna Regulations Updated

May 2, 2014 - Delaware changes summer flounder and sea bass regulations

April 22, 2014 - Ocean City Reef Foundation Dinner Set for May 4th at Marlin Club

April 16, 2014 - Council Adopts Golden Tilefish Management Measures for 2015 – 2017

April 14, 2014 - MSSA Reschedules Youth Fishing Program

April 8, 2014 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Salisbury University Fishing Club looking for Relay for Life donations and sponsors

April 3, 2014 - NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy

April 2, 2014 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

March 31, 2014 - MSSA forms Youth Angler Club

March 26, 2014 - Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation

March 26, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Council Hosts Workshop on East Coast Fisheries and Climate Change

March 25, 2014 - 3 Rod Limit in MD Waived for 180 days

March 24, 2014 - Notice of Initiation of 5-year Essential Fish Habitat Review for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species and Request for Information

March 18, 2014 - NMFS Releases Final 2013 Bluefin Landings

March 17, 2014 - 2014 Summer Flounder Regulations Set

March 13, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting Set for April 3-4

March 11, 2014 - Entries Now Open for the REACTOR Watch & Bill Boyce Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot Sweepstakes

March 10, 2014 - Delaware to hold public hearings on summer flounder and sea bass

March 10, 2014 - Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate

March 10, 2014 - DNREC reminds anglers to purchase 2014 fishing licenses

March 10, 2014 - MD Sets 2014 Flounder Regulations

February 26, 2014 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 13 (10 AM) to Consider Approval of State and Regional Management Proposals

February 20, 2014 - Public Listening Session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework set for Feb. 27 in Lewes

February 7, 2014 - ASMFC 2014 Winter Meeting Press Releases, Summaries and Motions

February 1, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic $500,000 makes major changes

January 24, 2014 - MD DNR Removes 3-rod limit

January 15, 2014 - MSSA - Atlantic Chapter's Next Meeting

January 8, 2014 - 5TH ANNUAL MSSA SALTWATER FISHING EXPO

January 8, 2014 - PUBLIC HEARING DATES SET FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER AND BLACK SEA BASS

January 6, 2014 - OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES CHANGE

January 1, 2014 - Delaware anglers reminded that recreational black sea bass season

December 20, 2013 - MD Sets 2014 Sea Bass Regulations in State Waters

December 13, 2013 - Addendum Proposes Management Options for the 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

December 5, 2013 - Highlights of 2013 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

December 2, 2013 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for November - December 2013

November 27, 2013 - LOOK FOR NEXT COASTAL HUNTER

November 26, 2013 - 2014 Chesapeake Bay Striper Quotas Set

November 21, 2013 - Maryland looking for public comment on changes in speckled trout regulations

November 14, 2013 - RFA SAYS TIDE IS TURNING TOWARDS MAGNUSON REFORM

November 11, 2013 - International Assessment Shows Again North Atlantic Swordfish Stock Rebuilt

November 1, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board Initiates Draft Addendum XXIV to Address 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

October 25, 2013 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

October 25, 2013 - Reduced flounder quota could hurt recreational fishing industry

October 9, 2013 - Bahia Marina Rocktoberfest Striper Tournament Rescheduled

October 1, 2013 - Delaware Announces Special waterfowl and deer hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

September 30, 2013 - Indian River North Jetty repair to begin Oct. 2nd

September 25, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW §3588 ATLANTIC MENHADEN.

September 24, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO §3518 BLACK DRUM SIZE LIMIT; POSSESSION LIMIT; LANDING LIMIT; DEALER LIMIT.

July 31, 2013 - NOAA to hold meeting in Ocean Pines to discuss best handling practices

July 24, 2013 - Weigh-in location changed for Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament

July 3, 2013 - Changes made to shark regulations effective August 2nd

June 19, 2013 - NMFS Announces Final 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Closes Longline Category

June 14, 2013 - From the Annual OC Shark Tournament

June 7, 2013 - Delaware Adjust Minimum Size for Flounder

June 7, 2013 - Delaware recreational crabbers reminded of catch regulations, including turtle excluder

May 31, 2013 - National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

May 29, 2013 - New artificial bait could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

May 29, 2013 - ASMFC Approves Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Black Drum

May 28, 2013 - ASMFC Winter Flounder Board Approves Addendum III

May 20, 2013 - MARYLAND WITHDRAWLS FINAL PROPOSAL TO TAKE TAUTOG TO 15-INCHES

May 19, 2013 - MD & FEDS SET BLACK SEA BASS REGULATIONS

May 16, 2013 - NMFS ADJUSTS BLUEFIN TUNA REGULATIONS

May 2, 2013 - NMFS Proposes Rule on Shark Conservation Act of 2010

May 1, 2013 - NMFS Will Host a Public Conference Call to Discuss Updating the Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda

May 1, 2013 - MD DNR looking to fill vacancies on the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

April 25, 2013 - MSSA and Youth Angler Club Welcome Lenny Rudow

April 24, 2013 - MD Fisheries to hold meetings on blue crab regulations

April 24, 2013 - NMFS Preparing Statement for Shark Management

April 24, 2013 - DNR Sets a May 10 Striped Bass Commercial Control Date for Quota Allocation

April 24, 2013 - MAFMC Meeting Minutes

April 24, 2013 - 30th Annual Championship on the Bay

April 24, 2013 - Annual Reef Foundation Dinner - May 15th

April 24, 2013 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News - Sharks

April 18, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Addendum XXIV New York & New Jersey May Modify Regulations to Access Additional Fish

April 10, 2013 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show, May 3rd, 4th & 5th

April 10, 2013 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

April 8, 2013 - No Striped Bass in Nanticoke River during Spawning Season

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks comments on Billfish Conservation Act

April 4, 2013 - DE Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks public input on placing scalloped hammerheads on Endangered Species list

April 3, 2013 - Public invited to listen in on meeting about Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

April 1, 2013 - NMFS Adjusts Bluefin Tuna Regulations

March 26, 2013 - Menhaden Management Update

March 25, 2013 - NOAA looking at alternatives to enhance swordfish fishery

March 25, 2013 - Maryland Sets 2013 Flounder Regulations

March 22, 2013 - Ocean City Fishing Community Mourns the Loss of a Legend

March 22, 2013 - States to Hold Hearings on Draft Black Drum FMP

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Schedules Hearing on Draft of Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries Agenda

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold March 21 public hearing on proposed summer flounder regulation changes; public comment period is open until April 5

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold public hearing March 21 on proposed invasive finfish regulations; public comment period open until April 5

March 14, 2013 - ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

March 13, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 15 at 2 PM to Consider Approval of Northern Region Regulations for the 2013 Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery

March 1, 2013 - LOOKING FOR A COPY OF THE COASTAL FISHERMAN WINTER EDITION?

February 23, 2013 - GOOD NEWS FOR SEA BASS FISHING IN DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA!!!

February 21, 2013 - MARYLAND PROPOSES 2013 FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - DELAWARE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - BILL TO BE VOTED ON TO INCREASE MARYLAND FISHING LICENSE FEES BY $10

February 20, 2013 - NMFS RECONSIDERING PROPOSED DUSKY SHARK MEASURES

January 1, 1900 - MD Black Bass Roundtable set for Feb 4th

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

8.27.16 6:11 pm

by Larry Jock


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SATURDAY, August 27, 2016

Jeff Greenwood on the "Myra HT" caught a 51-inch, 47 lb. cobia inside Little Gull Shoal on a live bunker

The flounder headboat, "Flounder Pounder" had 3 keeper flounder, between 17 and 19-inches after drifting squid and shiners in the West Channel.

It looks like the yellowfin tuna were snapping in the Washington Canyon today.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 15 yellowfins and a dolphin near the Bigeye Hole in the Washington Canyon. Fish were caught on a combination of the green stick (with breakaways) and trolling. Their heaviest yellowfin weighed close to 70 lbs.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 18 yellowfins caught mostly on the green stick. Fish were caught near the Bigeye Hole in 100 to 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 14 yellowfins caught while trolling and on the green stick (with breakaways).


FRIDAY, August 26, 2016

Go to the Breaking News section to find the official court document filed by officials of the White Marlin Open, asking the court to decide the prize money payouts for the 2016 tournament.

Hughie Cropper caught a 60 lb. cobia inside Little Gull Shoal.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great day catching snapper bluefish in the Ocean City Inlet.

Here's what we saw on the final day of the MidAtlantic tournament:

"Game On" weighed 59 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Haulin n Ballin" weighed a 72 lb. white marlin to take over 2nd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Texas Tea" weighed a 65 lb. white marlin.

"Shark Byte" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin to enter into a tie for 3rd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Magic Moment" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo.

"Uno Mas" weighed a 48 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Big Oh" weighed a 61 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin to give them 1,800 points (23 white marlin & 1 blue marlin) for the tournament and 1st place in the Total Points Division.


THURSDAY, August 25, 2016

Jonathan McCarthy caught a pair of 17-inch flounder in the Thorofare

I received a report that flounder fishing was very good at the Bass Grounds today.

9:00 PM - The scales closed on the 4th day of the MidAtlantic tournament with 73 boats fishing out of Ocean City today. That leaves 69 boats eligible to fish tomorrow, the final day of the tournament. We saw a lot of boats coming in with 3-5 white marlin release flags flying, but we didn't have any white marlin weighed that were over the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement. Here is what we saw today:

"Mjolnir" weighed a 58 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"FFMD" took over 1st place in the Dolphin Division with a 53 pounder.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a pair of dolphin (15 & 20 lbs.)

"Sea Slammer" weighed a 61 lb. yellowfin.

"The Natural" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin.

"Boss Hogg" released 9 white marlin.

"Krazy Salts" released 8 white marlin.

"Judge" released 8 white marlin.

"DA Sea" released 7 white marlin.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin.

Here are the standing going into the final day: (the Billfish Release standings were not finalized at the time of this report)

White Marlin:
1st - "MJOLNIR" - 77 lbs.
2nd (tie) - "MR Ducks" - 68 lbs.
2nd (tie)- "Sea Wolf" - 68 lbs.

Blue Marlin:
1st - "Fantasia" - 432 lbs.

Tuna:
1st - "Pez Machine" - 230 lbs.
2nd - "Miss Budweiser" - 156 lbs.
3rd - "Reelin Feelin" - 76 lbs.

Dolphin:
1st - "FFMD" - 53 lbs.

Wahoo:
1st - "Moore Bills" - 75 lbs.


WEDNESDAY, August 24, 2016

If you ever wanted to catch a cobia, NOW is the time. They are just off the coast of Ocean City under schools of rays or schools of bunker. Bring some live spot or bunker with you and toss it right to them.

3:45 PM - Kirby Kaeufer caught a pair of flounder, measuring 17 and 17 1/2-inches, while fishing near the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Bob Shaw caught a 16 3/4-inch flounder during the incoming tide near the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Jim McDowell caught an 81 lb. cobia on a live bunker, 8 miles south of the OC Inlet, 1/2 mile off the beach.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" said that they had good flounder fishing today with multiple customers catching their limit. Heaviest flounder today was 4 lbs. 8 oz. All caught on squid and bucktails at the Old Grounds.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they had a good day of flounder fishing with almost 1/2 of his anglers catching their limit of flounder.


9:14 PM - The scales just closed on Day 3 of the MidAtlantic tournament. Today we had 71 of the 85 boats fishing out of Ocean City and 64 of the 72 boats fishing out of Cape May. Here's what we saw at the scale in Ocean City:

"MR Ducks" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin to put them in a tie for 2nd place with the Sea Wolf in the White Marlin Division.

"Pipe Dreamer" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement of 65 lbs.

"Reel Rodeo" weighed a 61 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement of 65 lbs.

"Talkin Trash" weighed a 56 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement of 65 lbs.

"Latitude" weighed a 66 lb. white marlin. They also weighed a 21 lb. dolphin

"Theresa Jean" weighed a 67 lb. white marlin.

"Shark Byte" eighed a 68 lb. wahoo

"The Legasea" weighed a pair of yellowfins (63 & 67 lbs)

"Makara" weighed a 68 lb. yellowfin

"Sea Wolf" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin to put them in a tie with the "MR Ducks" for 2nd place in the White Marin Division.

"Game Changer" weighed a 44 lb. yellowfin.

"Billfisher" released 12 white marlin and a blue marlin.


TUESDAY, August 23, 2016

** Check out the Breaking News section for information on the winnings withheld for the winning white marlin in the White Marlin Open ***

10:33 AM - I am receiving reports of a lot of cobia cruising under schools of bunker and rays, just off the coast of OC. Yesterday, another one was caught. This 44 pounder was caught by Eric Martyn at Little Gull Shoal. It was caught on a bucktail with a twister.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had some limits of flounder around the rail and even boated a few sea bass weighing up to 4 lbs. 11 oz. All on an artificial reef.

9:00 PM - The scales closed on the 2nd day of the MidAtlantic Tournament with 37 of the 85 boats fishing today out of Ocean City. Here is what we saw:

"Contango" weighed a 102-inch, 375 lb. blue marlin that didn't hit the minimum 400 lb. weight requirement.

"Talkin Trash" weighed an 11 lb. dolphin

"Stream Weaver" weighed a 45 lb. wahoo.

"MJOLNIR" weighed a 77 lb. white marlin to take over 1st place in the White Marlin Division.

"DA Sea" weighed a 35 lb. dolphin to move into 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"Gina Lisa" weighed a pair of dolphin (19 & 22 lbs.)

"Sandrita" weighed a 64 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Top Dog" weighed a 15 lb. dolphin.

"C-Boys" weighed a 14 lb. dolphin.

"Sea Slammer" weighed a 58 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Miss Budweiser" weighed a 156 lb. bigeye tuna and currently sits in 2nd place in the Tuna Division.

"Lucky Duck II" weighed a 49 lb. yellowfin that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement.

"Kallianassa" weighed a 44 lb. wahoo. They also had 6 white marlin releases.


MONDAY, August 22, 2016

Today is the first day of The MidAtlantic tournament. The tournament runs from Monday through Friday with local weigh-ins at Sunset Marina from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Today, only 5 of the 86 boats are fishing.

In one of the more ridiculous moves of the year, the Ocean City Town Council passed an ordinance last week that prohibits anglers from chumming while fishing from the beach and dropping baits off the coastline via a kayak or any other water vessel. All hooked baits may only be sent into the water by casting with a rod and reel. They claim it is a safety issue, bringing big sharks up onto the beach. I wonder how many people in the last 20 years have been bit by sharks as they are beached and released? I'll say 1... maybe 2. My guess is that they feel that beachgoers seeing large sharks caught in the surf might be bad for business, which may absolutely be the case, but the Libertarian in me never likes to see more regulations PLUS where do these regulations stop? So now they are regulating how we bait for sharks? A slippery slope, indeed.

Here's the ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 106, ENTITLED WATERWAYS,
OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED, BY THE
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY, THAT CHAPTER 106 OF THE
CODE OF THE TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND BE, AND IT IS HEREBY
AMENDED, BY ADDING SECTIONS 106- 133, 106- 134 AND 106- 135, AS
FOLLOWS:

Sec. 106- 133. Fishing by chumming or blood -baiting.
It shall be unlawful for any person to fish by utilizing those methods
commonly known as ” chumming” or “blood -baiting” by said person or in
concert with others, from the beach or within 600 feet from the beach, at
any time of the year.

Sec. 106- 134. Fishing by means other than by casting.
It shall be unlawful for any person to fish by utilizing a baited hook sent
into the ocean by means of propulsion or by transporting the baited hook
into the ocean by means of a water vessel, at any time of the year.

Sec. 106-135. Violations and penalties.
Any person who violates any provision of this division shall, upon
conviction, be guilty of a municipal infraction and be subject to a fine of
not more than $ 1,000.00.

INTRODUCED at a meeting of the City Council of Ocean City, Maryland
held on August 15, 2016.

ADOPTED AND PASSED, as an emergency Ordinance by the required
vote of the elected membership of the City Council and -approved by the Mayor at
its meeting held on August 15, 2016.


5:00 PM - Mike Carney caught a 27-inch, 7 lb. 8 oz. flounder behind Harbor Island on a whole mullet.

Mark Spence caught a 32 lb. cobia at Little Gull Shoal this afternoon. Just like the angler yesterday, they were found around schools of rays. They said that there were 3 cobia among the rays.

Anglers on the "Get Sum" had 4 flounder, up to 19-inches, after drifting Gulp! baits behind Harbour Island and in the Fish Bowl.

7:12 PM - With only 5 of the 85 Ocean City boats fishing today in the MidAtlantic tournament, it was an early night. The seas were rough and from the sounds of folks around the dock, a lot of boats are considering fishing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. I'm sure we will still see a bunch go tomorrow. Plenty of discussion in the tent tonight, I'm sure.

Here's what we saw today:

"Triple By Pass" weighed an 11 lb. dolphin.

"Goin in Deep" weighed a 67 lb. yellowfin

"Moore Bills" weighed a 75 lb. wahoo.

There were rumors of a New Jersey boat bringing in a blue marlin.


SUNDAY, August 21, 2016

The Poor Girls Banquet was held today. Just to squash any rumors that are out there, here is the skinny on the tournament. It was a great tournament. There were a couple of protests lodged against the winner of the Billfish Release Division. The Captain, mate and crew of the "Playmate" was interviewed along with the folks who made the protests against the "Playmate" for an infraction. Since the stories contradict each other, tournament officials will be requiring the anglers and crew of the "Playmate" to take a lie detector test before any money is awarded. This should all be completed by the end of this week.

PYY Marine fished in the Baltimore Canyon and released a white marlin and caught 23 dolphin.

Flounder fishing on ocean structure continues to be outstanding. Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" had several limits around the rail with fish up to 4 lbs. 4 oz. They also had dolphin up to 10 lbs. Fish were caught on a natural reef with bucktails tipped with squid.

Chris Trovitch and Julia Keenan boated a 65 lb. cobia on a live bunker, 8 miles south of the OC Inlet.


SATURDAY, August 20, 2016

Pat Strine and his crew headed to the Bass Grounds and when they could keep their baits away from the many skates on the lump, they caught some flounder (4) along with some croaker and triggerfish.

8:26 PM - It sounds like it was a really slow day offshore today. Water is extremely warm. Today was the final day of the Poor Girls Open and we did see some movement on the leaderboard.

"Fishin Permission" was the first boat to the scale and they weighed a 29 lb. wahoo caught in 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Top Dog" had 12 dolphin, the heaviest weighing 25 lbs.

"Lacy Ann II" had a pair of dolphin weighing 10.1 and 15.0 lbs. caught in 200 fathoms in the Poor Mans.

"Reel Fin Addict" had a blue marlin release by Erin Konig outside the 461 Lump.

"Reel Chaos" released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Maverick" weighed a 38 lb. dolphin to take 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

Karen Peet on the "No Quarter" celebrated her birthday by landing a 200 lb. bigeye to win the Tuna Division. Fish was caught down in the Washington Canyon at the Bigeye Hole.

*** Here are the final standings. There has been a protest lodged in the Billfish Release Division so the standings in that Division are not final and could change. The standings in the meat divisions are solid:

1st Billfish Release- Playmate - 5 White Marlin - 1:31pm      
2nd Billfish Release- Judge - 5 White Marlin - 2:07pm
3rd Billfish Release- Sea Slammer - 2 White/1 Blue/1 Sailfish Release- 1:49pm

1st Dolphin - Maverick - Heather Warren - 38 lbs.
2nd Dolphin - Rhonda’s Osprey- Danielle Doetsch- 33.0lb
3rd Dolphin - M.R. Ducks- Liz Newell - 26.7lb

1st Tuna- No Quarter - Karen Peet - 200 lbs.
2nd Tuna- No Limits - Jessica McKeldin - 191.4 lbs
3rd Tuna- No Limits - Marsha Hora - 52.8 lbs

1st Wahoo- VooDoo Child- Shelby Shea- 57.8 lbs
2nd Wahoo- Bubblehead- Abby Conway- 50.3 lbs
3rd Wahoo - Fishin' Permission" - Mariah Amos - 29 lbs.

Junior Angler - Marissa Danner - 21.4lb Dolphin



FRIDAY, August 19, 2016 (UPDATED 8/20 @ 8:30 PM - now that the PGO is over, the catch locations for the tournament catches have been updated. Location of catches in tournaments is never revealed until after the tournament is over.)

David Steen, Jerry Shockley and Bruce Lynch ventured out to Site 10 and caught there limit of flounder with fish up to 28 1/4-inches and weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz. Fish were caught on cut bait.

Anglers fishing in the bay are still dealing with a lot of short flounder before they get their keeper.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had a very busy trip, ending up with 2 keeper flounder and a lot of throwbacks. One keeper came from the Middle Channel and the other from the East Channel.

Anglers on the "De-Bait-Able" released a blue marlin and a white marlin inside the 461 Lump while trolling naked ballyhoo.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" hit an artificial reef in the morning and ended up with 24 flounder up to 5 lbs. 7 oz. In the afternoon, another group fished natural bottom and had a boat limit of 32 flounder up to 22-inches.

8:33 PM - I just returned from the scales on the 2nd day of the Poor Girls Open and it was CRAZY! A lot of action at the scale and even a couple of Grand Slams. Here is what we saw:

"Obsession" weighed a 12.6 lb. dolphin caught in 100 fathoms in the Washington.

"Playmate" had 5 white marlin releases in the Washington

"Voodoo Child" weighed a 57.8 lb. wahoo at the Rockpile.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had a grand slam of a white marlin, a sailfish and a spearfish. Baby Hallard released the spearfish, Robin Ehrich released the sailfish and Laura Holmes released the white marlin. Congratulations ladies!!! Fish were hooked in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.

"Latitude" had 5 dolphin with the heaviest weighing 18.5 lbs. All were caught between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons.

"Trip Wire" had 3 white marlin releases in 75 fathoms above the Washington.

"Sea Slammer" had a Grand Slam of 2 white marlin, a blue marlin and a sailfish. They also had a pair of dophin. All in the Washington Canyon.

"Haulin n Ballin" had 2 white marlin releases in 50 fathoms south of the Washington.

"Fish Tricks" had a white marlin release and 2 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

"Talkin Trash" brought a small yellowfin to the scale caught in the Washington.

"Bar South" had 2 white marlin and 2 sailfish releases. They also caught 27 dolphin with the top three weighing 19.4, 21.2 and 26.2 lbs. The billfish were hooked in the Washington Canyon and the mahi were caught in the Norfolk.

"Fin Chaser" had a white marlin release and weighed a pair of dolphin (11.7 & 12.7). All were caught in the Poor Man's.

"Brown Dog" had 4 yellowfins. The heaviest weighed 46.1 lbs and was caught while jigging in the Washington.

"C-Boys" had a blue marlin release and weighed 3 dolphin (11.2, 15.6 & 26.4). All were caught in the Washington.

"I-Cart-er" had 4 white marlin releases.

"No Quarter" had 4 white marlin releases and weighed a 22.7 lb. dolphin. They caught 12 dolphin during the trip. All north of the Rockpile.

"Judge" had 5 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Moon Dog" had 2 dolphin in the Washington.

"No Limits" weighed a 52.8 lb. yellowfin.

"M.R. Ducks" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed a 26.7 lb. dolphin. All caught in the Washington.

"Sea Wolf" had 3 white marlin releases in the Washington.

"Jo Jo" had a blue marlin release by Brittany Meadows outside the 000's.

HERE ARE THE STANDINGS AFTER DAY #2:

1st Billfish Release- Playmate - 5 White Marlin - 1:31pm      
2nd Billfish Release- Judge - 5 White Marlin - 2:07pm
3rd Billfish Release- Sea Slammer - 2 White/1 Blue/1 Sailfish Release- 1:49pm

1st Dolphin - Rhonda’s Osprey- Danielle Doetsch- 33.0lb
2nd Dolphin - M.R. Ducks- Liz Newell - 26.7lb
3rd Dolphin - C-Boys- Sue Geare - 26.4lb

1st Tuna- No Limits - Jessica McKeldin - 191.4lb
2nd Tuna- No Limits - Marsha Hora - 52.8lb
3rd Tuna- Brown Dog - Dawn Corder -

1st Wahoo- VooDoo Child- Shelby Shea- 57.8lb
2nd Wahoo- Bubblehead- Abby Conway- 50.3lb

Junior Angler - Marissa Danner - 21.4lb Dolphin


Tomorrow is the final day of the tournament. With 29 boats fishing the first day and 72 fishing today, that leaves 59 boats eligible to fish tomorrow and the weather looks nice. Scales open at 4pm. at Bahia Marina.


THURSDAY, August 18, 2016 (UPDATED 8/20 @ 8:30 PM - now that the PGO is over, the catch locations for the tournament catches have been updated. Location of catches in tournaments is never revealed until after the tournament is over.)

9:10 AM - Today is the first day of the Poor Girls Open at Bahia Marina. This year, 160 boats are registered for the tournament, a big increase from last year when 136 boats competed. Prize money this year isover $192,000. Weigh-ins start at 4:00 PM. A wicked storm ripped through the area last night, but the offshore forecast isn't bad so we should see some action at the scales. Lady anglers are allowed to fish 1 of the 3 days.

If you are interested in getting on the good ocean flounder bite, Capt. Monty on the "Morning Star" is offering a special deal for Sunday. Buy 2 tickets and get the 3rd one for free. Sunday's forecast is beautiful with only 2 foot seas.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with a boat limit of 32 flounder caught on an artificial reef. They also boated 5 small dolphin. Largest fish measured 25 1/2-inches and weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz.

The charter boat, "Marli" had 11 dolphin, the heaviest weighing 22 & 23 lbs., along with 8 blueline tilefish, 1 golden tilefish. All caught in 120 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had good flounder fishing today with multiple limits around the rail of fish up to 4 lbs. 4 oz. Fish were caught at the Old Grounds.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" also had a good day flounder fishing with the top fish coming in at 23.5-inches. Capt. Monty is running a special on Sunday. Buy 2 tickets and get the 3rd one for FREE.

There are a lot of yellowfin being hooked in the Washington Canyon but they are all too small to keep.

7:53 PM - I just returned from the scales of the Poor Girls Open. Today, 28 of the 160 boats headed to the canyons and here is what we saw:

"Bubblehead" weighed a 50.3 lb. wahoo caught in 120 fathoms in the Poor Mans.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had a white marlin release and 5 dolphin in the Baltimore. The heaviest dolphin weighed 33 lbs. This puts them in 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"Spring Mix II" weighed 2 dolphin (12.6 & 15.2 lbs.) caught in the Washington.

"Espadon" had 5 dolphin up to 22.3 lbs caught in the Baltimore.

"No Limits" threw a 191.4 lb. bigeye tuna on the scale to take the lead in the Tuna Division. It was caught at the Bigeye Hole.

"Absolut Pleasure" had 2 white marlin releases and 3 dolphin up to 10.8 lbs. All were caught in 1,000 fathoms outside the Baltimore. This puts them in 1st place in the Billfish Release Division.

"Miss Annie" had a white marlin release and 4 dolphin up to 16.5 lbs. All caught between the Spencer and Wilmington.

"Still Lucky" weighed 2 dolphin (15.0 & 21.4) caught in the Baltimore

"Tighten Up" had 2 dolphin (5.6 & 9.0 lbs.) in the Wilmington.

Here are the standings after Day 1 -

1st Billfish Release - "Absolut Pleasure" - 2 White Release      
2nd Billfish Release - "Wrecker" - 1 White Release 9:18am
3rd Billfish Release - "Rhonda’s Osprey" - 1 White Release 10:55am

1st Dolphin - "Rhonda’s Osprey"- Danielle Doetsch - 33.0lb
2nd Dolphin - "Espadon" - Liz Walk - 22.3lb
3rd Dolphin - "Still Lucky" - Marissa Danner - 21.4lb

1st Tuna - "No Limits"- Jessica McKeldin - 191.4lb

1st Wahoo - "Bubblehead" - Abby Conway - 50.3lb

Junior Angler - Marissa Danner - 21.4lb Dolphin


TUESDAY, August 16, 2016

It doesn't sound like offshore fishing was too good today.

"C-Boys" returned with 45 dolphin and a white marlin release from the Poor Man's Canyon.

Flounder are really snapping on ocean structure for anglers fishing on the "Morning Star" and the "Angler". Fish are showing up in good numbers and there are some really nice size ones in the bunch. If you were looking to jump on a headboat, now is the time to check them out.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" have been catching croakers and snapper bluefish in the Inlet on Z-Man baits and Fishbites.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" fished in the Washington Canyon and had 2 yellowfins and released some undersized bluefin and yellowfin tuna. They also released a 350 lb. blue marlin.

Mike Zeigler was fishing at the Old Grounds when he caught a 26-inch flounder that weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. Fish was hooked on a bucktail tipped with squid.


MONDAY, August 15, 2016

Anglers on the "Marli" had a great day, returning with 3 white marlin releases, a 58 lb. yellowfin and 11 dolphin up to 22 lbs. All in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

"Espadon" went the Poor Man's and released a blue marlin in addition to catching a yellowfin and 4 dolphin.

"Buckshot" did some trolling and deep dropping near the Rockpile. Their anglers had 25 tilefish, 7 sea bass, a dolphin and a white marlin release.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had good flounder fishing today with multiple limits around the rail. Flatties were up to 3 lbs. and caught on bucktails tipped with squid at the Old Grounds.


SUNDAY, August 14, 2016

The flounder are really starting to snap on ocean structure. Fred Riefner caught a 24-inch flounder on a strip of tuna belly at an artificial reef.


SATURDAY, August 13, 2016

12:59 PM - Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" reported that larger croaker have moved into the bay behind Ocean City. This morning, his anglers boated 80 croaker, measuring between 10 and 14-inches, while using squid and Fishbites for bait.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 29 dolphin up to 26 lbs. and a white marlin release, all in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.

"Blue Venture" returned with a 33 lb. wahoo from the south tip of the Hambone.

Mike Kolachney caught a pair of flounder while fishing with Kunzler hotdogs off the pier on 32nd Street. Fish measured 17.5 and 19.75-inches.


FRIDAY, August 12, 2016

Alex Clark caught a 36-inch striper in the basin at Harbour Island. The fish weighed 17 lbs. and was caught on cut ballyhoo.

9:41 PM - I just returned to the office after the scales closed on the final day of the White Marlin Open. For only 28 boats fishing today, there was a fair amount of action at the scale (relatively speaking). There were no other white marlin weighed on the final day, so the 76.5 pounder remains in first place and is worth $2,800,000. There was a bigeye tuna hooked up and boated, but they didn't make it back to the WMO scale by 9:15 PM. Here's what we saw today:

"Rumor Has It" weighed a 223 lb. mako to take 2nd place in the Shark Division.

"Sea Flame" weighed a 39 lb. dolphin to win the Dolphin Division.

"Taylor Jean" weighed a 52 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Naughti" weighed a pair of dolphin (13.0 & 13.5 lbs.)

"Ole School" weighed a 21.5 lb. dolphin.

"Miss Annie" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin.

Here are the winners:

White Marlin - "Kallianassa" - 76.5 lbs.
Blue Marlin - "Get Reel" - 790 lbs.
Tuna - "Hubris" - 236.5 lb. bigeye
Dolphin - "Sea Flame" - 39 lbs.
Wahoo - "Two Timing Connie" - 79 lbs.
Shark - "MJ's" - 260.5 lb. hammerhead


THURSDAY, August 11, 2016

2:22 PM - Anglers on the "Playin' Catch" returned with a 55 lb. wahoo caught at the Hambone. Earlier, they were trolling skirted ballyhoo at the Hot Dog and picked up a small dolphin. At the Hambone, they went 1 for 5 on wahoo. They said it was pretty rough out there. Wind really picked up.

Kyle Mooney on the "Capitalist" caught a 48-inch wahoo and 2 dolphin, up to 14 lbs., on skirted ballyhoo, south of the Fingers.

Amanda Siegrist caught an 18-inch flounder while fishing on the charter boat, "Lucky Break". Caught in the Fishbowl on a Z-Man artificial bait.

9:20 PM - The scales just closed on the 2nd day of the White Marlin Open. Today, 242 boats fished. This leaves only 28 boats eligible to fish tomorrow. Here is what we saw today:

"Stream Weaver" weighed a 64 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Bar South" released 3 white marlin and weighed a 68 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Silly Money" weighed a 19 lb. dophin that didn't meet the 20 lb. minimum.

"Lumitec" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin and a 23 lb. dolphin.

"Rock Doc" weighed a 22.5 lb. dolphin and a 25.5 lb. dolphin.

"Sea Breeze" weighed a 35.5 lb. dolphin and sits in 3rd place in the Dolphin Division.

"Got Fish Too" weighed a 41 lb. wahoo and sits in 3rd place in the Wahoo Division.

"Country Girl" weighed a 62 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Top Dog" had 3 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and weighed a 25.5 lb. dolphin.

"Trophy Hunter" weighed a 30 lb. dolphin.

"Christine Marie" had a blue marlin that measured 111-inches, short of the 114-inch requirement. They donated the fish to the Maryland Food Bank.

"American Lady" weighed a 71.5 lb. yellowfin to tie for 3rd place in the Tuna Division.

"Singularis" weighed a 24.5 lb. dolphin.

At the time the scales closed at 9:15 PM, a boat was still fighting a blue marlin, but we hadn't heard from them for over an hour so the status of the catch was unknown. They had been fighting it for over 8 hours. Stay tuned!


WEDNESDAY, August 10, 2016

On the headboat, "Flounder Pounder", Rachael Cerutti caught a pair of 18-inch flounder in the East Channel while using squid and shiners for bait.

Bob Stokes caught a pair of flounder, measuring 20 1/2 and 23-inches, on minnows and squid behind Castaway's Campground.

9:32 PM - Just got back to the office after the scales closed on the 3rd day of the White Marlin Open. Here is what we saw today at the scale:

"Reel Estate" was the first to arrive and weighed a 63.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 70 lb. minimum.

"No Service" weighed a 40.5 lb. wahoo.

"Absolut Pleasure" weighed a 63.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 70 lb. minimum.

"Shadow Fax" weighed a 27.5 lb. dolphin.

"Sea Wolf" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin to tie for 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"MJ's" weighed a 260.5 lb. scalloped hammerhead that sits in first place in the Shark Division.

"Reel Direct" weighed a 62.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 70 lb. minimum.

"Hubris" weighed a 236.5 lb. bigeye to take over the lead in the Tuna Division.


TUESDAY, August 9, 2016

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught a boat limit of 24 flounder and a few sea bass. Tyler Cannella caught a 25.6-inch, 5 lb. 11 oz. flounder on a strip of mahi belly. All on natural bottom near "A" Buoy in 110 feet of water.

Doug Simm was drifting Gulp! artificial baits in the East Channel and caught a pair of flounder measuring 26 and 27-inches.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" hada good flounder fishing day at the Old Grounds with fish up to 4.5 lbs.

9:37 PM - Just returned from the scales on the 2nd day of the White Marlin Open. Good movement on the leaderboad. Here is what we saw:

"Kallianassa" weighed a 76.5 lb. white marlin to sit in first place in the Marlin Division.

"Magic Moment" returned to the scale for the 2nd day in a row, today with a 233 lb. bigeye to take over 1st place in the Tuna Division.

"Melina" weighed a 67 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight of 70 lbs.

"Gret's Three J's" weighed a 68.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight of 70 lbs.

John Gudelsky on the "Reel Joy" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin to take over 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

Ed Hoy on the "Reel Joy" weighed a 25.5 lb. dolphin.

"Two Timing Connie" weighed a 79 lb. wahoo and sits in 1st place in the Wahoo Division.

"Canyon Hunter" weighed a 26 lb. dolphin

"Sweet Water" weighed a 66.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight of 70 lbs.

"Reel Chaos" weighed a 67.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the minimum weight of 70 lbs. They also had 5 white marlin releases.

"Lights Out" weighed a 34 lb. dolphin to sit in 2nd place in the Dolphin Division.

"Second Chance" weighed a 54 lb. wahoo.

"Fintimidator" weighed a 19 lb. dolphin that didn't hit the 20 lb. minimum.

"Reel Tight" weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin.

"Full Pull" weighed a 69 lb. yellowfin. They also had 4 white marlin releases.

"Fish Tricks" weighed a 61.5 lb. yellowfin.

"Dawg Haus" weighed a 61 lb. yellowfin.


MONDAY, August 8, 2016

An angler on the headboat, "Happy Hooker" caught a 36-inch cobia in the bay behind OC today.

Anglers on the "Rippin Lips" went to the African Queen wreck and caught 5 flounder up to 20 inches and 3.1 lbs. They also fished at Kelly's Reef and caught a 4 lb. triggerfish

James Cannon on the "Morning Star" caught a 24-inch, 5 lb. 8 oz. flounder today while fishing on ocean structure. Capt. Monty said t


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