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June 30, 2017 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new youth division

June 28, 2017 - Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

June 28, 2017 - NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Adding Blueline Tilefish to Golden Tilefish Management Plan

June 26, 2017 - NOAA opens public comment period on Sec. 4(b) in Executive Order 13795 focused on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments

June 14, 2017 - Judge DQ's Heasley's 2016 White Marlin

June 2, 2017 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3511 SUMMER FLOUNDER SIZE LIMITS; POSSESSION LIMITS; SEASONS

June 2, 2017 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 3 and 4 DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 3

April 19, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Chub Mackerel Amendment

April 19, 2017 - Joint Council Meeting with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board in Alexandria, VA: May 10, 2017

April 19, 2017 - Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High

April 18, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call

April 13, 2017 - Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 11, 2017 - Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip

April 7, 2017 - NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting May 9-11, 2017

April 6, 2017 - U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform

April 5, 2017 - Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall

April 3, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Squid Amendment

April 3, 2017 - Feds mandate circle hooks for shark fishing in 2018

March 29, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General (Commercial) Category Fishery Closing Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 20, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Delaware’s recreational summer flounder size limit to increase to 17 inches effective April 1 Possession limit and season dates unchanged

March 15, 2017 - Applications now being accepted for Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s second annual summer Youth Academy Support sought for program for ages 12-15

March 7, 2017 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Fourm Rescheduled

March 1, 2017 - The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2017 beachnesting season

March 1, 2017 - MD sets 2017 flounder regulations

February 28, 2017 - 2017 Black Sea Bass Regulations Finalized

February 28, 2017 - South Jersey Yacht Sales Sold

February 27, 2017 - Big Fish Classics Rules Changes for 2017

February 27, 2017 - Comment period open for proposed changes in cobia regulations

February 7, 2017 - Red Drum Stock Assessment Indicates Overfishing Not Occurring

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board Initiates Development of Draft Addendum V to Consider Liberalizing Management Measures

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2017 Recreational Summer Flounder Fisheries

January 25, 2017 - Atlantic Cobia (Georgia to New York) Recreational Fishing Season is Closed in Federal Waters

December 29, 2016 - Flounder Meeting Scheduled for January 3rd

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Striped Bass Regulations

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Flounder Regulations

December 20, 2016 - Maryland Closes Sea Bass Fishery January through February 2017

December 6, 2016 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Dec. 8 public hearings on changes to interstate management plans for Atlantic menhaden and Jonah crab

November 10, 2016 - States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Public Information Document

November 2, 2016 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Releases Cobia PID for Public Comment

October 18, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for Friday, Oct 21st

October 17, 2016 - Sampson Column - Proposed Shark Regulations

September 1, 2016 - Indian River Marina basin maintenance dredging project scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15

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

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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

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Fishing Report

8.21.17 8:51 am

by Larry Jock

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MONDAY, August 21, 2017

Today starts the 5-day The MidAtlantic tournament with boats fishing out of Cape May, NJ and Ocean City, MD. Weigh-ins are from 5:00 to 9:00 each night. This year, 151 boats are entered, slightly down from last years 157 boats. Total prize money this year is projected at $3,143,000, down from $3,159,810 last season. This is always a great tournament and a fun one for spectators who want to view the weigh-ins at Sunset Marina. You can really get close to the action.


SATURDAY, August 19, 2017

Today is the last day of the Poor Girls Open and 70 boats are scheduled to fish today, so it has the potential to be a busy day at the scale. Most boats will probably head to the Washington Canyon.

9:47 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are catching a few small dolphin near the Baltimore Canyon.

11:10 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there isn't much going on in the Baltimore Canyon and from the sounds of things on the radio, the bite is slow down south also.

11:24 AM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", Joseph Jones caught a 20-inch flounder in the East Channel.

2:44 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite is still slow in the Baltimore Canyon. He has not seen another marlin caught today. They have caught some more dolphin. Reports he has been getting from boats down south are that things are still slow.

8:32 PM - The scales closed on the final day of the Poor Girls Open and those that were there were treated to a wild finish. Here is what we saw:

"Intrinsic" weighed a 53.9 lb. yellowfin caught by Traci Nelson in the Washington Canyon.

"Fin Chaser" arrived with a load of dolphin.

"Reel Chaos" had 10 mahi in the Washington Canyon.

"Playmate" had a 19.1 lb. dolphin caught by Loren Manzione that took 1st place in the Dolphin Division. Jenny Alexander released a white marlin. Everything in the Washington.

"Wrecker" had a 64.1 lb. caught by Megan Humphrey in 500 fathoms in the Washington.

"Two Timing Connie" had a white marlin release by junior angler Jordan Andreallo

"Tighten Up" had a white marlin release by Christy Keller and 3 yellowfins (57.8, 62.5 & 64.5 lbs.) caught by Christy, Chrissy Starcher and Jessica Genthner. Their largest took 3rd place in the Tuna Division.

"Bubblehead" had a white marlin release by Carol Strickland and a blue marlin release by Caitlin McGorry in 100 fathoms on the north end of the Washington Canyon.

"Espadon" weighed 2 dolphin (10.2 & 14.2 lbs.) caught in the Washington Canyon by Jamie Howard and Amber Novelli.

"Stalker" weighed a pair of yellowfins caught by Michele Hoffman (54.4 lbs.) and Sam Fuller (63.9 lbs.) in the Washington Canyon.

"No Quarter" took first place in the Tuna Division with a 68.7 lb. yellowfin caught by Hillary Mozeik in 800 fathoms south of the Washington Canyon.

"Pumpin Hard" weighed a 63.8 lb. yellowfin caught by Caroline Phillips in 800 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

"Top Shelf" weighed a 13 lb. dolphin caught by Beth Burton in the Poor Man's.

Here are the final results:

BILLFISH:
1st - Rhonda's Osprey - 8 white marlin releases
2nd - Espadon - 5 white marlin releases
3rd - Billfisher - 4 white marlin releases - 12:57 PM

DOLPHIN:
1st - Playmate - 19.1 lbs.
2nd - Finatic - 18.0 lbs.
3rd - Lucky Duck II - 15.2 lbs.

TUNA:
1st - No Quarter - 68.7 lbs.
1st - Bubblehead - 68.0 lbs.
3rd - Tighten Up - 64.5 lbs.

WAHOO:
Haulin n Ballin - 62.6 lbs.

Outside the tournament:

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Susan Cutson caught a 19-inch flounder behind the OC Airport on a minnow during the outgoing tide.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", Connor Barnett caught a 4 lb. flounder in the Ocean City Inlet.


FRIDAY, August 18, 2017

11:18 AM - Hopefully it will be a nice day offshore for the lady anglers who decided to fish on the 2nd day of the Poor Girls Open. It was nice to see marlin release flags flying yesterday after a dismal season so far.

Most of the action yesterday was in the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Water is still cooler than it needs to be. Reports I received this morning is that the marlin are deep, so the bite are tough.

The class of tuna we have continued to see have been beautiful. The pair of yellowfins brought in on the "Bubblehead" yesterday were studs at 63 and 68 lbs.

Weigh-ins are 4:00 to 7:30 PM at Bahia Marina.

1:24 PM - After having 58 boats fishing in the Poor Girls yesterday, only 27 are fishing today. That leaves 70 boats to fish on Saturday, the final day of the tournament.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught 2 keeper flounder, measuring 17 and 19-inches, while fishing in the Fish Bowl during the outgoing tide.

7:51 PM - Just returned from the weigh-ins on the 2nd day of the Poor Girls Open and here is what we saw:

The Pink Marlins were fishing on "Rhonda's Osprey" and jumped into first place with 8 white marlin releases. Releases were recorded by Baby Hallard, Robin Ehrich, Carroll Sherman and Lynn DeCourcey.

"Yellowfin" caught some dolphin with their heaviest weighing 5.5 lbs.

"Haulin n Ballin" had 4 white marlin releases and a dolphin. White marlin releases were recorded by Kristin Jezierski, Brande Schumann, Jenn Dickerson and Toni Johnson.

"Espadon" had 5 white marlin releases by Michelle DiMattia, Barbara Wilson, Anne Maserati and Bonnie Asquith.

"Playmate" had 2 white marlin releases, 2 dolphin and a 50.8 lb. The yellowfin was a team effort between Lori Dech and Erin Scrimgeour.

"Summer Salt" had a white marlin release, the first for Tori Camardella. They also caught 6 dolphin, the heaviest weighing 7.9 lbs.

"Top Dog" had 4 white marlin releases by Sandie Mattes, Kim Klineberg, Kim Boyd and Sherry Shocket. Gretchen Mink caught an 11.6 lb. dolphin.

Here are the standings after Day 2:

BILLFISH:
1st - Rhonda's Osprey - 8 white marlin releases
2nd - Espadon - 5 white marlin releases
3rd - Billfisher - 4 white marlin releases - 12:57 PM

DOLPHIN:
1st - Finatic - 18.0 lbs.
2nd - Lucky Duck II - 15.2 lbs.
3rd - Legasea - 14.8 lbs.

TUNA:
1st - Bubblehead - 68.0 lbs.
2nd - Bubblehead - 63.4 lbs.
3rd - Playmate - 50.8 lbs.

WAHOO:
Haulin n Ballin - 62.6 lbs.



THURSDAY, August 17, 2017

Today is the first day of Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open. This year, there are 155 boats with 765 anglers competing for $218,000 in prize money. First place is worth over $108,000. Weigh-ins are from 4:00 to 7:30 tonight.

8:23 PM - The scales just closed on the 1st day of the Capt. Steve Harman's Poor Girls Open. It was an busy day at the scale with quite a few releases, some dolphin and a good size wahoo. I'm sure that tournament organizers are still tallying catch reports and there were boats that recorded releases but didn't show up at the scale. Here is what I saw:

"Finatic" weighed an 18 lb. dolphin caught by Ashley Green.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 white marlin releases and 6 dolphin. The white marlin were released by Danielle Doetsch and Brenda Galbraith. Their 2 largest dolphin weighed 5.6 and 5.7 lbs.

"Bubblehead" weighed a pair of yellowfins (63.4 & 68.0 lbs.) caught by Alexis Martinek and Lauren Leach. They also had 6 dolphin up to 8 lbs.

"Legasea" had 2 dolphin weighing 13.2 and 14.8 lbs.

"Lucky Duck II" weighed a 15.2 lb. dolphin caught by Lauren Boykin.

"Top Dog" had 3 dolphin up to 8.9 lbs. Largest was caught by Katie Luff.

"Marlin Gale" had 2 white marlin releases and 2 dolphin. Both white marlin were released by Kelly Gee.

"Turn Me Loose" had 2 dolphin, weighing 11.2 and 14 lbs. They also had 2 white marlin releases from Candee Figiel and Tiffany Hudson.

"Margarita" had a white marlin release from Joyce Collins and 5 dolphin up to 12.6 lbs.

"That's Right" had 3 white marlin releases from Stacey Irrgang, Kathi Kirkwood and Karen Davis.

"American Lady" had 3 white marlin releases from Hannah Laney, Shelly Laney and Terry Lennon. They also weighed a 4.7 lb. dolphin.

"Billfisher" had 4 white marlin releases. Marni Brown released 2 white marlin and Jessica Ross and Kourtney Duffie each released a single white marlin.

"Kingfisher" had 2 white marlin releases. Lauren Smith and tina Wetzel each released a white.

"C-Boys" had 2 white marlin releases by Lisa Moore and Joann Mullican.

"Reel Toy" had 3 white marlin releases by Debra McCollum and Renae Lee Cavada.

"Reel Chaos" had 4 white marlin releases by Judy Allen and Nancy Kohl.

"Espadon" had 2 white marlin releases by Skylar Coleman and Robin Cristallo. They also weighed a 10.5 lb. dolphin.

"Wrecker" had a spearfish release from Jennifer Blunt and 2 white marlin releases by Jennifer Evans and Swynn Holloway.

"Second Chance" released 2 white marlin by Michelle Garner and Kristen Awad.

"Tighten Up" had 2 white marlin releases and a 12.5 lb. dolphin. Amanda Larkin released here first white.

"Berzerker" had 2 white marlin releases.

"Haulin n Ballin" weighed a 62.6 lb. wahoo caught by Shantel Willey.

"Salty Sons" weighed a yellowfin and a dolphin.

"Foul Hook" had a white marlin release by Palma Cunningham.

"Fortunate" had 2 white marlin releases by Janet Powell and Crystal Williams.

Here's the standings after DAY 1:

BILLFISH:
1st - Billfisher - 4 white marlin releases - 12:57 PM
2nd - Reel Chaos - 4 white marlin releases - 3:15 PM
3rd - American Lady - 3 white marlin releases - 11:51 AM

DOLPHIN:
1st - Finatic - 18.0 lbs.
2nd - Lucky Duck II - 15.2 lbs.
3rd - Legasea - 14.8 lbs.

TUNA:
1st - Bubblehead - 68.0 lbs.
2nd - Bubblehead - 63.4 lbs.
3rd - Salty Sons - 19.0 lbs.

WAHOO:
Haulin n Ballin - 62.6 lbs.



WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017

Don Steele caught a 6 lb. flounder on a minnow and squid combo in the bay behind Assateague (#4)


TUESDAY, August 15, 2017

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" have been doing well catching black sea bass around the South Jetty lately. Today, they caught 5 black drum, some bluefish and some Spanish mackerel. The bluefish and mackerel were caught on a shoal just south of the Inlet.


MONDAY, August 14, 2017

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught 32 keeper flounder plus a few sea bass while fishing at "A" Buoy. Dan Iacangelo caught the largest flounder of the day, a 22 1/2-incher. The largest sea bass measured 20-inches.


SUNDAY, August 13, 2017

William Morrison on the charter boat, "Bill$ 4 Bills" caught 79 lb. yellowfin tuna at the corner of the Baltimore Canyon on a ballyhoo with a Joe Shute. His group alwo caught 7 mahi during their trip.

Anglers on the "C-Boys" caught pair of yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon.

Keri Shields caught a pair of flounder weighing up to 6 lbs. 3 oz. at Site 10. Used minnows and shiners.

Terry Cooper and Jay Leibforth had 4 flounder up to 5 lbs. 8 oz. at "A" Buoy.

Ernie Lesher had a 26-inch, 6 lb. flounder at the Old Grounds.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had sea bass up to 2 3/4 lbs. and flounder up to 3 lbs. 4 oz. All caught on clams at a natural reef.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", Tanner Warner caught an 18-inch, 2 lb. 4 oz. flounder in the bay behind Assateague.

Anglers on the "Hammer Down" released a white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Anglers on the "Gulfstream" had 7 dolphin, up to 24 lbs., after trolling in the Wilmington Canyon.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 32 keeper flounder up to 24-inches after fishing at "B" Buoy.


SATURDAY, August 12, 2017

Big congratulations to the local boat, "Wirenut" for their 1st place finish in the White Marlin Open. That 95.5 lb. white marlin, the 3rd largest caught in the history of the tournament, was a hoss. 73-inches with a 30-inch girth! Preliminary numbers have them winning over $1,654,000. This is the same boat that won the Blue Marlin Division last year.

2:26 PM - We had some wicked storms roll through the area last night and into this morning. Now it is just overcast and spitting.

This morning, Ken Gries from Champion, PA braved the elements and caught a 22-inch, 3 lb. 4 oz. flounder while fishing from the shore at Gudelsky Park (West Channel, south of Rt. 50 Bridge). Ken hooked it on a minnow at low tide.

Yesterday, Brian Coyne caught a 29-inch flounder at Site 10 off Indian River.

Last Thursday, Mark Ensor caught a 20-inch weakfish at the Rt. 90 Bridge while fishing with spot.

Michael Chan caught an 18-inch flounder on a minnow at high tide in the bay behind Harbour Island.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" got into some good catches of flounder today, with fish up to 22-inches.

Tim Marchetto caught a 24-inch flounder while fishing with a minnow and Gulp combo off Gudelsky Park. Flattie weighed 4 lbs. 8 oz.


FRIDAY, August 11, 2017

Today is the final day of the 2017 White Marlin open and there are a lot of boats out there looking to knock off the 86 lb. white marlin caught on the "Griffin" by Mike Donohue. Of the 353 boats entered, there are 332 boats fishing today.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" had good sea bass fishing and they also had a few flounder. Greg Pusak had the largest sea bass of the day, a 3 pounder caught on clam at an artificial reef.

2:40 PM - Move over USA vs North Korea...the Flounder Battle of Frankford, DE has begun! Bruce Lynch and Scott Taylor went out to the African Queen and caught their limit of 8 flounder and a 3 lb. 14 oz. sea bass while using mahi belly for bait. Bruce caught the largest flounder, a 24 1/2-incher that weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz. Waiting for David Steen and the boys to fire the next shot.

9:48 PM - Just returned from the final day weigh-ins of the White Marlin Open. What an incredibly exciting day. Here is what we saw:

"Tito's Vodka" weighed a 72-inch, 70.5 lb. white marlin caught in the Washington Canyon by John Jackson.

"MR Ducks" weighed a 71.5-inch, 79.5 lb. white marlin caught in the Norfolk Canyon by Joe Andrews to take 2nd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Wirenut" had the crowd roaring when they weighed a 73-inch, 95.5 lb. white marlin to vault into 1st place in the White Marlin Division. The fish was caught by Glen Frost south of the Baltimore Canyon. They look to earn over $1,600,000.

"Restless Lady" weighed a 126 lb. mako shark caught by Frank Snover in the Washington Canyon. This gave them 1st place in the Shark Division.

"Silly Money" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin caught by Andy Cohen in the Washington Canyon to give them 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"Lisa" weighed a 59 lb. yellowfin caught on the chunk in Massey's Canyon by Mike Cutler.

"DA Sea" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin caught by Valerie Dunn in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin caught in the Washington Canyon by Brad Julio.

"Intents" weighed a 63 lb. yellowfin caught by Alan Sadler in the Spencer.

"Karen Marie" weighed a 50.5 lb. wahoo caught by Jon Bennett deep in the Poor Man's Canyon to take 3rd place in the Wahoo Division.

"Max Bet" had a 67.5-inch white marlin that weighed 59.5 lbs. and didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight of 70 lbs.

"Common Sense" weighed a 17 lb. dolphin that did not qualify.

"Dawg Haus" weighed a 58 lb. yellowfin caught by Jimmy Michael to take 2nd place in the Small Boat Division.

"Krusen" weighed a pair of 49.5 lb. wahoo caught between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons by Craig Davis and Norman Pulliam.

"Slab Jack" weighed a pair of yellowfins (64 & 65.5 lbs.) to take 4th place in the Tuna Division.

"JEB" weighed a 52 lb. yellowfin caught by Vinnie Piccinini in the Washington Canyon.

And that's a wrap...


THURSDAY, August 10, 2017

Absolutely beautiful day today. Of the 353 boats entered in this years White Marlin Open, there are 287 fishing today. That leaves 332 to fish on the last day tomorrow. Shoud be interesting. White marlin will be tough to unseat from the number one position. All yellowfins on the boat in the Tuna Division, so look for a bluefin or bigeye to pop-up and move things around. No qualifying dolphin or shark yet.

1:55 PM - On the headboat, "Angler" Diane Crawford caught a 3 lb. 8 oz flounder while using a bucktail on an ocean wreck.

2:33 PM - Jim McWhinney reported that he fished in the East Channel this morning during the incoming tide and had 13 short flounder and 2 small sea robins.. All on Gulp.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", Mike Harrison caught a pair of flounder (23 & 24-inches) while fishing at "B" Buoy. Used a strip of sea robin.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", even though they were targeting sea bass, Ron Marquette, Buddy Bricker and Bob Cameron caught 6 keeper flounder, led by Ron's 24-incher.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Katydid" caught 6 keeper flounder and sea bass on ocean structure.

Sherri Correll caught a 24-inch, 5 lb. flounder at the Old Grounds. Used a squid and minnow combination.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", anglers Bryan Cranston and Bryan Snyder caught a pair of flounder in the Thorofare on squid and shiner combinations. Largest fish measured 17 1/4-inches.

Beth Evans caught a 19-inch flounder in the Thorofare. She also caught some croaker.


10:08 PM - Just returned from the weigh-ins on the 4th day of the White Marlin Open. There were 287 boats fishing today and here is what we saw:

"Berzerker" weighed a 72.5 lb. white marlin that was caught by Chris Cusick.

"Fishaholic" weighed a 69.5-inch white marlin that weighed 68 lbs. so it didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"G-FORCE" weighed a 53.5 lb. wahoo caught by Seth Obetz that currently sits in 2nd place in the Wahoo Division.

"Reel Joy" weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin tuna caught by John Gudelsky.

"No Slack" weighed a 55.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Harry Burrows.

"Two Suns" weighed a 51.5 lb. yellowfin tuna caught by Porter Stansberry.

"Canyon Express" caught a 61.5 lb. yellwofin caught by Elliott Curry.

"Book Ends" caught a 55 lb. yellowfin tuna caugh by Mike Muldoon.

"Killin Time" weighed a 56.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Dave Hagler.

"Blue Runner" returned to the scale with 11 yellowfins. Their 2 heaviest weighed 56, 59.5 and 61 lbs. caught by Jarrod Keely, Lance Gildner and Mike Joseph.

"Caitlin" weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin caught by Jim Murray.

"Pool Party" weighed a 52.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Dave Allen.

"MR Ducks" weighed a pair of yellowfins. Doug Ballard caught a 49 pounder and Phillip Houck caught a 60.5 pounder.

"Reelin Feelin" weighed a 59.5 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Rodeo" weighed a 62.5 lb. yellowfin.

"Git R Done" had a 66-inch white marlin that didn't meet the 67-inch minimum length requirement. They also had another white marlin release.


WEDNESDAY, August 9, 2017

There are 297 boats fishing to day in the White Marlin Open so there is a good chance it will be busy at the scales.

11:07 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are 1 for 1 on white marlin and he heard of one being boated in the Spencer Canyon. Some yellowfins are being caught in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.

12:16 PM - On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Gary Helm boated a 25-inch, 6 lb. 2 oz. flounder after hooking it on a white Gulp in the East Channel.

Marick Strickland stopped by the Coastal Fisherman office to have his picture taken with the 18 1/2-inch flounder he caught while fishing from the beach in front of the North Jetty.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", Ellie Adams caught a 19-inch, 2 lb. 14 oz. flounder in the bay behind Assateague while using a squid and shiner combo for bait.

1:38 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" boated sea bass weighing up to 2 lbs. today while fishing with clams at a natural reef.

1:57 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is still slow. A few dolphins. Blue water for most of the day in the 74-degree range. Wind out of the NE with a 2-3 foot chop.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum", angler Chris Negley caught a 19.5-inch flounder on a white Gulp in the East Channel.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Nathaniel Schneider caught a 17.5-inch flounder on a white Gulp behind Harbour Island.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", John Carpenter and Lisa Barnhart had an 18-inch flounder in the East Channel.

Caleb Machamer caught a 21-inch flounder on a Gulp in the bay behind Assateague Island.

Larry Barnes, Rick Arway, Steve Pinstone and Tim Elliott had 4 nice keeper flounder at "B" Buoy. Largest weighed between 2.3 and 4.4 lbs.

Carson Hazzard caught a 22-inch flounder on a Gulp at the Old Grounds.


9:42 PM - With 297 boats fishing today in the White Marlin Open, and only a couple of yellowfins on the board after the first 2 days of the tournament, you would have expected it to be a busy day at the scale, AND IT WAS! Crazy busy. Here is what we saw:

"Top Dog" weighed a 67-inch white marlin that weighed 59.5 lbs., so it did not qualify. Todd Dickerson was the angler.

"Business" had a 71-inch, 76 lb. white marlin caught by Mike Logan.

"Team Player had a 70.5-inch, 70.5 lb. white marlin caught by Casey Roohan. They also had a white marlin release.

"Rebel" had a 69-inch white marlin that weighed 68.5 lbs., so it did not qualify. Fish was caught by Jack Owens.

"Ditch Digger Too" weighed a 58.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Jeff Story.

"Reel Rodeo" weighed a 57 lb. yellowfin caught by Andrew Kennedy.

"Risky Business" weighed a 62.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Bob Dent.

"Take the Bait" weighed a 58.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Ron Schoenberger.

"G-FORCE" weighed a 57 lb. yellowfin caught by Glenn Orr.

"Griffin" brought in one of the top 10 heaviest white marlin in tournament history, with Mike Donohue's 86 pounder that measured 70-inches with a 30-inch girth.

"Let it Ride" weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin caught by Dennis Sancho.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 64.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Michael Atkinson.

"Sea Breeze" weighed a pair of yellowfins. Bob Weitzel caught a 62 pounder and Eddie jeffers caught a 63.5 pounder.

"Bubblehead" had a 67-inch white marlin that weighed 61 lbs. so it did no qualify. Fish was caught by Dan Donatelli.

"Sea Note" weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin caught by Matthew Mills.

"Makara" weighed a 61.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Chip Matthews.

"Rolling Stone" weighed a 12.5 lb. dolphin caught by Max Farley.

"Reel Fun" weighed a 53 lb. yellowfin caught by Cal Gettier.

"Skirt Chaser" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin caught by Wes Hanna.

"Synergy" weighed a 62.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Kevin Kane.

"Warden Pass" weighed a 67 lb. yellowfin caugh by Kris Rainear.

"Intents" weighed a 68.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Joe Sadler.

"Fish Whistle" caught a 55 lb. yellowfin caught by Stephen Schwing.

"Singularis" weighed a 63 lb. yellowfin caught by Cody Williams.

"Singlularis" had a 70-inch white marlin that weighed 70.5 lbs. Fish was caught by Kevin Pento.

"Chasin Tail" weighed a 62.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Chris Downey.


TUESDAY, August 8, 2017

Today, there are 12 boats fishing in the White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins are from 4:00 to 9:15. That means the action at the scale on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday has the potential to be insane! It leaves 921 fishing days left or 307 per day of the 353 boats entered.

We didn't see much at the White Marlin Open scale yesterday. Only 136 boats fished, conditions were crappy and the bite wasn't good. Here is what we saw:

"Hog Wild" was the first to arrive at the scale and they weighed a 55 lb. wahoo caught by Gary Capuano from Annapolis, MD.

"Slab Jack" weighed a 57 lb. yellowfin caught by Tom Parlacoski.

"Streaker" always seems to weigh something each year and yesterday they brought in a white marlin that just missed the 67-inch minimum length by a 1/2-inch. The fish was caught by John Simmonds.

"Milling Around" weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin caught by Jim Stavola.

Local boat, "Wayne's World" brought a white marlin to the scale that met the 67-inch minimum length requirement but didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

9:17 PM - The scales just closed on the second day of the White Marlin Open. Only 7 boats ended up fishing today and the only one that came to the scale was the "Blue Runner". They had 5 yellowfins and the 2 that they weighed came in at 60 lbs. and 67 lbs., giving them 1st place and 3rd place in the Tuna Division. The 64 lb. yellowfin that came in yesterday on the "Milling Around" sits in 2nd place right now.

The anglers on the "Blue Runner" said that the seas were not as rough as predicted by NOAA and had no problem trolling.

Congrat's to Bridget Bittner for releasing her first white marlin back on August 5th while trolling a Fathom lure at the Rockpile.


MONDAY, August 7, 2017

Storms are forecasted to roll through the area today, but that didn't stop 136 of the 353 boats entered in the WMO from fishing today. We received an update from the WMO office that total prize money has increased to $4,970,000!

12:54 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" called in to report a good sea bass bite today even though they had to head in a couple hours early due to building seas.


SUNDAY, August 6, 2017

After a dismal day of fishing yesterday, lets hope the bite turns on in time for tomorrows opening day of the White Marlin Open.

11:01 AM - Capt. Corey Evans on the "3 Amigos" reported a dismal morning of chunking inside of Massey's Canyon. They have released 1 cobia so far this morning. He said that he hasn't heard of many catches being reported over the radio.

9:53 PM - Looks like there are 353 boats entered in this years White Marlin Open competing for a record $4,900,000.

Dave Neumayer caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder on the outside of the South Jetty on a white Gulp!. Dave said that the water was very clean.

Angler Tye Waters on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught a 6.1 lb. flounder on a strip of sea robin just south of A Buoy.

Jimmy Taylorson caught a 22-inch flounder in the East Channel near the Lazy Lizard. Used a Gulp and minnow combination.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" hit some natural bottom and caught sea bass along wih some flounder up to 20-inches.

Billy Todd and Jeff Greenwood released a white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Christopher Clasing caught a 25-inch flounder in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Caught it on live bunker at the end of the incoming tide.


SATURDAY, August 5, 2017

Based on the NOAA forecast for today calls for bumpy seas, 4-8 feet, but I'm sure there will be a lot of boats down in the Washington and Norfolk Canyons doing some scouting for the upcoming White Marlin Open. Most of the white marlin we saw released yesterday came from the Washington Canyon in 50 fathoms.

Right now, the offshore forecast for next week looks good, except for Tuesday.

Anglers in the bay are still catching a lot of short flounder, but we are seeing some black drum being hooked around the South Jetty. Look for croaker up around the Rt. 90 Bridge.

11:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there isn't much to report between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. A few fish have been caught. Less bait today and a hard east current. They have seen one white marlin.

12:39 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "3 Amigos" had 1 yellowfin on a pitch bait this morning while chunking inside of Massey's Canyon. Building seas are forcing an early return to Indian River.

9:19 PM - Offshore fishing was not good today. At all!

Hugh Thomas Cropper on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught a 9 lb. 11 oz. sheepshead at the South Jetty.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers returned with sea bass up to 17 1/2-inches after fishing with clams, squid and shrimp on an ocean wreck.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had a pair of flounder measuring 19 1/2 and 21 1/2-inches, caught at the mouth of the Commercial Harbor during the outgoing tide. Bait was white Gulp! Swimming Mullet.

Today was the final day of the Marlin Club Ladies Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Last Call" weighed 3 dolphin (11.0, 12.4 and 16.2 lbs.). All were caught in the Washington Canyon.

"Lights Out" weighed a 14.6 lb. dolphin caught in the Washington.

"C-Boys" weighed a 9.8 lb. dolphin and had a white marlin release. All in the Washington.

"Kingfisher" had a white marlin release. The first for junior angler Kelsey Deppe.

Here are the final standings of the tournament:

Billfish Release:
1st - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 300 points (11:14 am) - $18,045
2nd - "Brenda Lou" - 300 points (1:54 pm) - 4,347
3rd - "Espadon" - 250 points (2:25 pm) - $2,898

Dolphin Division:
1st - "Last Call" - 16.2 lbs. - $9,045
2nd - "G-FORCE" - 15.0 lbs. - $2,592
3rd - "Lights Out" - 14.6 lbs. - $1,728

Tuna Division:
1st - "Brenda Lou" - 62.2 lb. yellowfin - $4,320
2nd - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 59.2 lb. yellowfin - $9,045
3rd - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 56.8 lb. yellowfin - included above

Junior Angler Division:
1st - Kelsey Deppe - 1st white marlin - $500


FRIDAY, August 4, 2017

There are 50 boats entered in the Ocean City Marlin Club Ladies Tournament which starts today. Weigh-ins are at Atlantic Tackle from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

12:17 PM - Of the 50 boats entered in the OCMC Ladies Tournament, there are 25 fishing today.

2:50 PM - Carter Hughes on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught a pair of good size flounder, measuring 22 and 23-inches, while using strips of mahi for bait near "A" Buoy. The anglers ended up with their boat limit of 32 flounder. Capt. Kane reported dirty water conditions out front and to the south, but it was pretty clean up to the north.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Playtime" had a yellowfin, 2 bluefins and a mahi at the Hot Dog.

'Luhr of Fishing" had 6 mahi while trolling in the Poor Man's Canyon.

7:44 PM - The scales closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Ladies Tournament and here is what we saw:

"No Limits" weighed a 33.2 lb. yellowfin.

"Haulin n Ballin" had 3 white marlin releases (9:10, 9:52 & 11:14) and weighed a pair of yellowfins (56.8 & 59.2 lbs.)

"G-FORCE" had a white marlin release (10:42) and weighed a 15 lb. dolphin.

"Brenda Lou" had 3 white marlin releases (9:11, 10:00 & 1:51) and weighed a 62.2 lb. yellowfin.

"Espadon" had a white marlin release (11:17) and a blue marlin release (2:25).

"Monkey Business 2" had 2 white marlin releases.

"Halcyon" had a white marlin release (2:30).

Here are the standings after DAY 1:

Billfish Release:
1st - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 300 points (11:14 am)
2nd - "Brenda Lou" - 300 points (1:54 pm)
3rd - "Espadon" - 250 points (2:25 pm)

Dolphin Division:
1st - "G-FORCE" - 15 lbs.

Tuna Division:
1st - "Brenda Lou" - 62.2 lb. yellowfin
2nd - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 59.2 lb. yellowfin
3rd - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 56.8 lb. yellowfin

Junior Angler Division:
1st - Chloe Cofer - "Haulin n Ballin #1" - 56.8 lb. yellowfin


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