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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

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

8.28.15 5:11 pm

by Larry Jock

FRIDAY, August 28, 2015

"Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip to the Baltimore Canyon with 3 bigeyes (113, 145 & 179 lbs.), 31 dolphin and a white marlin release.

"Heavy Metal" had a 143.5 lb. bigeye and 2 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.


THURSDAY, August 27, 2015

Comments from those who ventured out to do some flounder fishing on ocean wrecks and reefs were that is was very snotty today.

The DNR is looking into the possibility of making the entire East Channel, all the way to Harbour Island a 6 mph zone. See our Breaking News section for the date and time of the meeting.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" found the flounder snapping on ocean structure, returning with 32 flatties up to 26-inches. Caught on Gulp! and cut bait on ocean structure. They also caught 30 bluefish while trolling Clark spoons at Fenwick Shoal.

Charter boat, "Marli" had another great day catching mahi, returning with 51 in addition to a white marlin release. All were caught on the troll between the Poor Man's and Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 4 white marlin releases and 9 mahi in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Max Bet" had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Pumpin' Hard" had 2 white marlin releases and 2 blue marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Espadon" returned with 12 dolphin from the Baltimore.

"Blood Money" was in the Poor Man's and released 2 white marlin and caught 3 dolphin.

"Brenda Lou" was also in the Poor Man's and released 4 white marlin.


WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2015

2:00 PM - "Miss Annie" released 4 white marlin and caught 3 bigeyes, up to 231 lbs., during an overnight trip at the Bigeye Hole. They went 3 for 4 on bigeyes with their bites coming at 8:15 PM, 8:45, 10:10 and 11:52 PM.

David Konick reported in that he caught blue fish and Spanish mackeral while deep trolling Clark spoons at the Second Lump.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 51 dolphin and a white marlin release in the South Poor Man's. Heaviest mahi weighed 31 lbs.

Good white malrin bite today in the Poor Man's Canyon. I heard that the water was green and ugly, but the fish were there.

"DA Sea" returned from an overnighter with 14 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release from the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Buckshot had 5 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Brenda Lou" had 5 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Legasea" had 9 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"My Gal Sal" had 4 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.




TUESDAY, August 25, 2015

Charter boat, "Ivy Sea" (sister ship of the "Get Sum") took 3 anglers out to the Bass Grounds and they returned with 11 keeper flounder, up to 19-inches. All caught on bucktails tipped with 5-inch white Gulp! Swimming Mullets.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 22 dolphin and 2 white marlin releases at the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Ivy Sea" ventured out to the Bass Grounds again, this time during their afternoon trip, and had 13 keeper flounder.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" had a Grand Slam in the Poor Man's Canyon, releasing 1 white marlin, 1 blue marlin and 2 spearfish.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 4 white marlin and caught 2 dolphin and 2 yellowfins in the Poor Man's.


MONDAY, August 24, 2015

The "Game On" returned late last night with 4 bigeye tuna and a large yellowfin after fishing at the Bigeye Hole.

Charles Jobes caught an 18-inch flounder in the West Channel near Hoopers.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 2 blue marlin releases and went 3 for 3 on white marlin while trolling south of the 461 Lump.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had a great catch of flounder today while fishing on ocean wrecks. Limits were caught around the rail with fish up to 5 lbs. 8 oz.

Headboat, "Angler" also reported good flounder fishing with limits of fish up to 4 lbs. caught on bucktails at an artificial reef.

"Billfisher" had 5 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's.

"Fish On" had 5 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 white marlin releases and caught 12 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Fin Razr" released a white marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Washington.


SATURDAY, August 22, 2015

Windy day in OC. Good news is that a few weakfish have been caught in the bay in addition to red drum. Offshore, the white marlin bite is heating up and the "Goin' In Deep" threw 6 bigeyes on the scale yesterday. Where are the yellowfins? We should be getting another shot of them in the coming weeks.

MSSA Beach & Boat Flounder Tournament is today. Weigh-ins are at Atlantic Tackle from 3-5.

9:59 AM - "Triggerfish" returned late last night with a 145 lb. bigeye caught in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

Red drum continue to be caught in the Inlet.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat "Morning Star" reports good flounder fishing on ocean structure. Yesterday, Bud Bricker caught a doubleheader of beautiful flatties with the largest weighing in at 5 lbs. 8 oz. Caught on meat and Gulp.


FRIDAY, August 21, 2015

Flounder action in the bay continues to be tough. A lot of throwbacks… not a lot of keepers.

Julia Atkinson stopped by the office to have her picture taken with the 17 1/2-inch flounder she caught while tossing a jighead tipped with a Gulp! off the Commercial pier.

Dan Imhoff landed a 73 lb. cobia (make sure you are sitting down) while flounder fishing around the South Jetty. Yes, the South Jetty. He caught it on a 5-inch Gulp!. Just missed the MD state record of 79 lbs.

Rich Daiker caught an 18 1/2-inch weakfish at the South Jetty.

10:52 PM - Just returned from the awards banquest for the MidAtlantic tournament at Sunset Marina. The final day had some movement on the leaderboard. Here is what we saw:

"Texas Tea" landed a 77 lb. white marlin while fishing north of the Poor Man's in 70 fathoms. They ended up in 1st place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division.

"Lights Out" weighed a 72 lb. white marlin to take 2nd place in the White Marlin Division. They caught the fish between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons in 55 fathoms.

"Intents" weighed a 45 lb. wahoo caught in the Poor Man's. They also released 2 blue marlin, 2 white marlin and a sailfish.

"Sea Hag" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin and ended up in 3rd place for Heaviest Dolphin.

"Goin' In Deep" threw 6 bigeye tuna on the dock after catching them in 666 fathoms in the Poor Man's. They also had 2 white marlin releases.

"Reel Direct" weighed a 20 lb. dophin caught in the Norfolk.

"Triple Bypass" weighed a 57 lb. wahoo caught in 70 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Here are the top money winners out of Ocean City:

"Texas Tea" - $714,259
"Plane Simple" - $452,821
"Ringleader" - $420,997
"Canyon Runner" - $223,495
"Makara" - $196,836
"Lights Out" - $137,287


THURSDAY, August 20, 2015

1:34 PM - Headboat, "Flounder Pounder" returned with an unusual catch. Angler Eric Lupi hooked a small cobia in the Inlet on a Gulp! artificial bait.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported in that they are having a good flounder fishing trip today with fish up to 6 lbs.

During their morning trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 11 flounder up to 25 inches while fishing ocean structure.

On their afternoon trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with 19 flounder up to 26-inches while fishing on ocean structure.

9:00 PM - It was a very slow day at the Sunset Marina scales of the MidAtlantic tournament.
Today, 28 boats fished out of Ocean City and only 13 out of Cape May. Here is what we saw in Ocean City.

"Singularis" weighed a 62 lb. white marlin (67-inches) that didn't his the minimum weight requirement.

"Bar South" weighed a 38 lb. dolphin to take the lead in the Dolphin Division.


WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2015

Flounder fishing in the bay is horrible right now. A lot of shorts. Not many keepers.

Anglers fishing at night are starting to catch more keeper striped bass around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Flounder fishing on the reefs and wrecks is still going strong. Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported in this afternoon that they had a good trip today with a couple of fish up to 4.25 lbs. All caught on an artificial reef.

The Delaware state record for blueline tilefish changed hands again when Andy Orr from Drumore, PA landed a 22.2 pounder while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned from the Poor Man's Canyon with a Grand Slam (white marlin, blue marlin & spearfish). They missed out on a Super Slam when they had a sailfish hooked up but it came loose.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with some nice catches of flounder with fish weighing up to 5 lbs.

9:00 PM - The scales closed on the 3rd day of the MidAtlantic tournament and here is what we saw at the Sunset Marina scales:

Chip Matthews on the "Makara" caught a 566 lb. blue marlin (118-inches) to sit on top in the Heaviest Blue Marlin Division.

"Reel Toy" weighed a 65 lb. white marlin (70-inches) and currently sits in a tie for 2nd place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division.

"Lights Out" wighed a 62 lb. white marlin (67.125-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Swagger" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin (70-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 60 lb. white marlin (66.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Kingfisher" weighed a 54 lb. white marlin (68.25-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Odinspear" weighed a 61 lb. white marlin (69-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Poore Sport" weighed a 54 lb. white marlin (68.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Absolute Pleasure" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin (67.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"G-FORCE" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin that currently sits in 1st place in the Heaviest Dolphin Division.

"Jackie Boo" weighed a 56 lb. white marlin (66.25-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.


TUESDAY, August 18, 2015

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with the eaten carcus of a swordfish that an 800 lb. mako was eating. They actually hooked the mako but it busted loose. They also went 2 for 2 on white marlin and caught 4 dolphin, all by the 000's.

The scales closed on the 2nd day of the 2015 MidAtlantic Tournament. Today, 37 of the 80 boats sailed out of Ocean City. "Lady Luck" is amazingly still hanging onto 1st place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division with a 65 pounder and the "Ringleader" still has the heaviest blue marlin at 543 lbs.

Here is what we saw:

"Fish On" weighed a 437 lb. blue marlin (114.5-inches) to move into 2nd place in the Heaviest Blue Marlin Division.

"Double Trouble" weighed a pair of dolphin (19 & 22 lbs.)

"Tighten Up" weighed a 39 lb. wahoo.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 214 lb. bigeye tuna to take over 1st place for Heaviest Tuna.

"First Light" weighed an 18 lb. dolphin.


MONDAY, August 17, 2015

Today is the first day of the MidAtlantic Tournament that is run out of Cape May, NJ and Sunset Marina. Weigh-ins are from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This year, 139 boats are entered, an increase of 12 boats from last year. Today, 127 of the boats are fishing. This year, 80 boats are fishing out of Ocean City, MD (up 12 from last year) and 59 are fishing out of Cape May, NJ (flat with last year. Today 62 boats are fishing out of Ocean City, so I would anticipate a busy day at the Sunset Marina scale. Total prize money is $2,812,010.

11:13 AM - Received some bad news from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council this morning. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Managment Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met jointly last week and established specifications for summer flounder, scup, sea bass and bluefish. They recommended 26.5% reductions in the recreational and commercial summer flounder quotas. Bluefish quotas were reduced by 10% and black sea bass remained the same. These recomendations will be sent to NOAA for approval.

Joshua Steele stopped by the office to have his picture taken with the 22-inch flounder he caught on a live minnow in the West Channel off Gudelsky Park.

9:10 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the MidAtlantic Tournament and here is what we saw at Sunset Marina.

"Espadon" weighed a 356 lb. blue marlin (100.5-inches) that didn't meet the minimum 400 lb. weight requirement.

"Intents" weighed a 63 lb. white marlin (68.25") that didn't meet the 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Lady Luck" weighed a 65 lb. white marlin (68-inches) and currently sits in 1st place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division.

"Reel Direct" weighed a 17 lb. dolphin to take the lead in the Dolphin Division for Boats Under 50-feet.

"Reel Toy" weighed a 22 lb. dolphin.

"Ringleader" weighed a 543 lb. blue marlin (113.5-inches) to take the lead in the Heaviest Blue Marlin Division.

"Max Bet" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin.

"Jenny Poo" weighed a 62 lb. white marlin (67.75-inches) that didn't meet the 65 lb. weight requirement.

"No Quarter" weighed a 55 lb. white marlin (67.125-inches) that didn't meet the 65 lb. weight requirement.

"No Problem" weighed a 54 lb. wahoo.

"Canyon Runner" weighed a 199 lb. bigeye to take the lead in the Tuna Division.



SUNDAY, August 16, 2016

Absolutely beautiful day today with flat calm seas.

2:00 PM - Went to the Awards Banquet for the Poor Girls Tournament. Great event. Over $89,000 donated to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

5:08 PM - Looks like some wahoo are starting to show up in decent numbers.

"Cindy Sue II" landed 3 wahoo on a Saturday/Sunday overnight trip to between the Hot Dog and the 30 Fathom Line. Largest weighed 60.1 lbs.

Received a report that another boat out of Indian River landed a 64 lb. wahoo.

"Tight Rope" went overnight to the Washington Canyon where they boated a 55 lb. wahoo in 30 fathoms inshore of the Washington.

5:12 PM - Gene Mazzilli, Steve Hudson, Luke Siple, Ed Cobb and Paul Larson caught their limit of 20 flounder, up to 25-inches, at the Bass Grounds today.

5:34 PM - Mike McGardey caught a 46 lb. cobia, 3 miles straight out from the Ocean City Inlet.

Charter boat, "Marli" went to the Baltimore Canyon and released 3 white marlin and caught 2 dolphin.

"Brenda Lou" released 3 white marlin and caught 3 dolphin in the Baltimore.

Jace Conrad released his 1st white marlin while fishing on the "Three J's" in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 32 flounder, up to 23-inches, while fishing on ocean structure.


SATURDAY, August 15, 2015

Last night, Anatoli Georgiev caught a 33-inch striper while tossing a Gotcha plug off the Rt. 50 Bridge.

"Fine Line" returned from an overnighter in the Washington Canyon with a 185 lb. bigeye. Fish was caught at 8:15 last night.

Charter boat, "Last Call" also took an overnight trip to the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons and returned with 2 white marlin releases, 22 dolphin up to 23 lbs. and a yellowfin tuna. They also released a hammerhead during their trip.

Alan Davis caught a 25-inch flounder on a live spot at the South Jetty.

"Capitalist" went to the Hot Dog and caught 3 dolphin up to 8 lbs.

Anglers on the "Sailfish Jamie" released a white marlin and caught 1 yellowfin and 5 dolphin just outside the Hot Dog today.

Jimmy Paulakuhn and Skip Courtney took their wives to 50 fathoms, just north of the Poor Man's where they 8 dolphin and a 24 lb. wahoo.

8:12 PM - Just left the weigh-in on the final day of the 2015 Capt. Steve Harman Poor Girl's Open. Action was very slow. Here is what we saw:

"Tuna Box" weighed a 19.7 lb. dolphin caught in the Baltimore

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" released a blue marlin and a pair of white marlin in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released 3 white marlin and caught 8 dolphin in the Baltimore.

Judy Duffie on the "Billfisher" caught a 28.6 lb. dolphin to take over 1st place in the Dolphin Division. The dolphin, along with 8 white marlin, were caught in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore.

"Down the Hatch" had a white marlin release.


FRIDAY, August 14, 2015

Beautiful day on the water today. Light winds and flat seas.

Jeff Schmidt caught a pair of flounder while fishing with live mullet off the 2nd Street Bulkhead. The fish measured 19.5 and 20.5-inches.

1:54 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported numerous limits of flounder caught by anglers on squid at a natural reef. Fish weighed up to 3 lbs. 12 oz.

6:00 PM - Charter boat, "Ivy Sea" ventured out to the Bass Grounds and returned with 14 keeper flounder, measuring up to 21-inches.

"Espadon" released 2 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Buckshot" released 3 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Bar South" released 5 white marlin and a spearfish in the Baltimore.

"Gina Lisa" released 10 white marlin and a blue marlin in addition to catching 4 bigeyes and 12 dolphin during an overnight trip.

"Fish Tricks" released a white marlin and caught 3 dolphin and a yellowfin in the Poor Man's.

"Brenda Lou" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Pumpin' Hard" released 6 white marlin and a spearfish in the Washington.

8:08 PM - Just got back from the weigh-ins on the 2nd day of the Poor Girl's Open. Here is what we saw:

"Game Over" had 5 bailer dolphin in the Washington.

"Joint Venture" (with the famous Doc Drgon on board) weighed a 41 lb. wahoo, had a white marlin release and 5 dolphin, all in the Poor Man's.

"Fishin' Permission" weighed 3 dolphin (9.3, 10.4 & 12.2 lbs.)

"Last Straw" had 2 bailer dolphin.

"Yellowfin" had 6 bailer dolphin.

"Maverick" weighed a 139.8 lb. bigeye tuna to move into 1st place in the Tuna Division. Fish was caught on the west wall of the Baltimore.

"Haulin' N Ballin'" weighed 4 dolphin (15.0, 16.9, 20.2 & 21.8 lbs.) to move into 2nd place in the Dolphin Division. Fish were caught in the Baltimore.

"Playtime" wieghed a 15.9 lb. dolphin caught in the Baltimore.

"Bill$ 4 Bills" weighed a pair of dolphin (12.0 & 18.8 lbs.)

"Reel Joy" took over 1st place in the Billfish Release Division with 9 releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Chaos" had 6 dolphin and 7 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Toy" had 8 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Heavye Metal" had a white marlin release and 2 dolphin.

"Reel Passion" weighed a 42.3 lb. wahoo to move into 1st place in the Wahoo Division. They also weighed a 16 lb. dolphin. All were in 40 fathoms in the Baltimore.


THURSDAY, August 13, 2015

10:35 AM - Today is the first day of the Poor Girl's Open. This year, 135 boats and 631 anglers will be competing for over $174,000 in prize money. Weigh-ins are from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Bahia Marina.

2:00 - "G-Force" returned from an overnight trip with a pair of bigeye tuna and a white marlin release. The bigeyes, weighed 145 and 168 lbs., and were caught near the Bigeye Hole and the white marlin was hooked near the Rockpile.

3:00 PM - The headboat, "Morning Star" had a great flounder fishing trip with multiple anglers catching their limit of fish. Two heaviest of the trip weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz (26") and 7 lbs. 6 oz. (26.5"). Caught on salmon belly.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" took a 4 hour trip to Kelly's Reef and had 16 keeper flounder up to 27-inches. All caught on squid and Gulp!.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported slower flounder fishing today, but they did have fish up to 6 lbs. 4 oz.

We had another baby gag grouper caught at the Rt. 50 Bridge. This is the 4th one reported this week.


9:01 PM - Seas were beautiful today. The scales closed on the first day of the 2015 Poor Girl's Open and here is what we saw:

"Yellowfin" weighed a load of dolphin. Heaviest were 5.6 and 7.3 lbs.

"Catch 22" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed 3 dolphin (8.1, 11.6 and 22.5 lbs.) Their heaviest currently sits in 1st place. Fish were caught in 100 fathoms, north of the Rockpile.

"Sushi" had 5 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Wrecker" had 4 white marlin releases and weighed a pair of dolphin. The heaviest weighed 18 lbs. and currently puts them in 2nd place in the Dolphin Division. Fish were caught in the Washington.

"Haulin N Ballin'" had 3 white marlin releases and a dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Absolute Pleasure" had 6 white marlin releases and currently sits in 2nd place in the Billfish Release Division. Fish were hooked in the Baltimore.

"Tighten Up" had 7 white marlin releases in the Baltimore to put them in 1st place in the Billfish Release Division.

"Pool Party" caught a bunch of bailer dolphin from the Baltimore.

"Last Call" had a blue marlin release by Maddie Pettolina and a white marlin release by Jenn Pettolina in the Baltimore.


WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned with a 199 lb. bigeye tuna, 6 yellowfins, a dolphin and a white marlin release, all in the Washington Canyon. This is their 29th bigeye tuna caught while charter fishing this season.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" went to the Washington Canyon and had a yellowfin and 4 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 6 yellowfins and a white marlin release in the Washington.

"Odinspear" had a pair of white marlin releases in the Washington.

"Legasea" released 2 white marlin in the Washington.

"Fish On" released 6 white marlin and caught 19 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Karma" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Bar South" went to the Baltimore and released 8 white marlin.

Charter boat, "My Cin" caught a 145 lb. bigeye tuna, 3 yellowfins, a dolphin and recorded a blue marlin release, all just outside the Bigeye Hole in the Washington Canyon.

"Heavy Metal" had 2 white marlin releases, a yellowfin and a dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Andrew Shockley dropped by to have his picture taken with the 18 1/2-inch flounder he caught in the West Channel on a minnow and squid combination.

Jordan Noles caught a couple of flounder while drifting near the Rt. 50 Bridge. Fish measured 16.25 and 18-inches.

Jeff Schmidt caught a 19.5-inch flounder on a live mullet off the 2nd Street Bulkhead.


TUESDAY, August 11. 2015

Charter boat, "Marli" got back late last night with 13 yellowfin tuna, 24 mahi, a 180 lb. bigeye tuna and a white marlin release. All were caught in 250 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

"Waste Knot" returned from an overnight trip with a 194 lb. bigeye, some dolphin and yellowfins and 4 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.


MONDAY, August 10, 2015

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 10 smaller yellowfins and 40 dolphin, many of them gaffers, in the Washington Canyon today. Capt. John found a floating tree and it was game on with the mahi.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 11 yellowfins and 46 dolphin, with over half being gaffers up to 30 lbs. All in the Washington Canyon.

Anglers fishing at the African Queen got into some flounder today with fish measuring up to 20-inches. They also caught some sea bass.

Bradley Martin caught a 22.5-inch, 4 lb. 5 oz. flounder while fishing at the Rt. 50 Bridge.


FRIDAY, August 7, 2015

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" took on the rough sea conditions and caught 9 yellowfins, with a pair weighing over 40 lbs.

THURSDAY, August 6, 2015

Looks like 294 boats are fishing in the WMO today, leaving 90 for tomorrow.

Phil Lyons reported that his group caught 9 keeper flounder on the concrete pipes at the Bass Grounds. Largest measured 24-inches.

The scales closed on the 4th day of the White Marlin Open. Kind of a slow day considering 294 boats fished. Here is what we saw:

"Sea Breeze" weighed a 64.5 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Pool Party" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 141.5 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Just Right V" weighed a 44 lb. wahoo.

"Sea Slammer" weighed a 28.5 lb. dolphin.

"Two Sons" weighed a 62.5 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Amanda May-Hem" weighed a pair of bigeyes (77 lbs. and 116.5 lbs.). Caught at the 461 Lump.

"Streaker" weighed a 46.5 lb. dolphin.

"Two Timing Connie" weighed a 133.5 lb. bigeye tuna caught in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Two Sons" weighed a 138.5 lb. bigeye tuna caught at the Bigeye Hole.

"Canyon Flyer" weighed an 18.5 lb. dolphin caught in the Poor Man's.

"Restless Lady" had 3 bigeyes, weighing a pair (133 lbs.and 138 lbs.). Caught in the Washington Canyon.


WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015

1:58 PM - Angles on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught 22 keeper flounder at the Old Grounds on strip baits and Gulp!.

Today in the White Marlin Open, 238 are fishing. It doesn't sound like it will be a walk in the park for anglers today, with seas forecasted at 5 to 8 feet on 15 to 25 knot winds. Tomorrow is forecasted at 5 to 15 knots with seas subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Same on Friday.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had a good catch of flounder on ocean structure with fish weighing up to 4 lbs.

The scales closed on Day 3 of the White Marlin Open and here is what we saw:

"Backlash" weighed a 94 lb. white marlin. This was the 3rd largest in tournament history and will be certainly hard to beat.

"Sweet Water" weighed a 43.5 lb. wahoo. They also had a white marlin release.

"Sea Mistress" weighed a 148 lb. bigeye.

"Reelin' Feelin'" weighed a 59.5 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Wrecker" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin.

"Tra Sea Ann" weighed a 42 lb. dolphin. They also released 4 white marlin.

"InTents" weighed a 30 lb. dolphin.

"Viking 62" weighed a 29 lb. dolphin.

"Trophy Hunter" weighed a 60 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Sea Hunt" weighed 3 bigeyes (119, 130.5 and 141.5 lbs.)

"Reel Desire" weighed a 31 lb. dolphin.

"Canyon Runner" weighed a 135.5 lb. bigeye.

"Game On" weighed a 58 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Pez Machine" weighed a 155 lb. bigeye .

"Turn Me Loose" weighed a 26 lb. dolphin.

"Canyon Runner 48" weighed a 126 lb. bigeye.

"Maverick" weighed a 130.5 lb. bigeye.


TUESDAY, August 4, 2015

I am hearing that only 5 boats fished today in the White Marlin Open.

With only 5 boats fishing in the White Marlin Open today, it was understandable that the action at the scales would have put an insomniac to sleep. We saw only one boat weigh a fish and that was the "Ahi" with a 19.5 lb. dolphin that just missed the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement. It's a shame the fish wasn't only a 1/2 lb. heavier because it would have earned the anglers almost $13,000 for the Dolphin Daily. After what they fished in yesterday, with seas up to 12-feet, they would have certainly deserved the winnings.


MONDAY, August 3, 2015

Today is the first day of the White Marlin Open. This year, 307 boats are entered in the tournament, up from 288 last year. Scales are open from 4:00 PM to 9:15 PM Monday through Friday. Listening to captains talk around the docks, it looks like most are looking at Monday-Thursday-Friday as their fishing days, but I am sure that if the weather changes, we will see a shift from Thursday to Wednesday.

Phil Lyons reported that they went to the Bass Grounds today and ended up with 10 keeper flounder. They had to weed through a lot of short fish to get their keepers.

On their morning trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" went to the Old Grounds today and caught a boat limit of 24 flounder on Gulp and strip baits.

During their afternoon trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" went back to the Old Grounds and had 28 keeper flounder.

Ben Wagner had a 20 and 23-inch flounder at the South Jetty today.

The scales of the White Marlin Open have closed for Day 1 of the tournament. Of the 307 boats entered, 294 fished today. Here is what we saw:

"Reel Direct" weighed a 71.5", 68 lb. white marlin that did not meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Contender" weighed a 68.5-inch, 58 lb. white marlin that did not meet the minimum weight requirement

"Burn' N Bills" weighed a pair of bigeye tuna (119.5 and 126.5 lbs.)

"Goin In Deep" weighed a 551 lb. blue marlin.

"Makara" weighed a 59.5 lb. white marlin that did not meet the minimum weight requirement. They also weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin tuna and a 27.5 lb. dolphin.

"Lucky Duck II" weighed a 16.5 lb. dolphin that did not meet the minimum weight requirement

"Talkin Trash" weighed a 20lb. dolphin.

"Two Suns" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin and a wahoo that did not meet the minimum weight requirement

"Still Strokin" weighed a 59 lb. yellowfin.

"Max Bet" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin.

"Sea Hunt" weighed a 24.5 lb. dolphin.

"Game Changer" weighed a 34 lb. dolphin.

"Warden Pass" weighed a 45 lb. wahoo.

"Rumor Has It" weighed a 177 lb. bigeye tuna.

"De-Bait-Able" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin.

"Reelin & Dealin" weighed a 138 lb. bigeye.

"Sushi Wagon" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin.

"Brenda Lou" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin.

"Salt Lick" weighed a 24.5 lb. dolphin.

"Salty Son" weighed a pair of dolphin (25.5 and 26.5 lbs.)

"Turn Me Loose" weighed a 36.5 lb. dolphin.

"Jeb" weighed a 38.5 lb. wahoo that did not meet the minimum weight requirement

"Reel Dirty" weighed a 21.5 lb. dolphin and a 72 lb. yellowfin.

"Streaker" weighed a 30 lb. dolphin.

"It's Time" weighed a 63.5 lb. white marlin that did not meet the minimum weight requirement

"Island Time" weighed a pair of bigeye tuna (100.5 and 140.5 lbs.)

"Free Spool" weighed a 24.5 lb. dolphin.

"Pez Machine" weighed a 128.5 lb. bigeye.

"Green Turtle" weighed a 157.5 lb. bigeye.


SUNDAY, August 2, 2015

It was your typical slow day around the docks as most offshore boats were either in line waiting to register for the White Marlin Open or getting their boats ready for tomorrows action.

In the bay, flounder fishing continues to be slow, but the flattie action on ocean wrecks and reefs is on fire. Good numbers of quality fish are hitting bucktails tipped with cut bait on a regular basis.

In the bay, Dan Betz landed a pair of quality flounder, measuring 19.5 and 25.25-inches, while drifting minnows in the West Channel near Hooper's. His heaviest weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz.


SATURDAY, August 1, 2015

Charter boat, "Last Call" had a 53 lb. wahoo and a pair of mahi in 82-degree water at the Rockpile.

"Charter boat, "Marli" had a load of dolphin caught trolling in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

On the final day of the Marlin Club Ladies' Tournament, here is what we saw:

"White Lightning" had a white marlin release and weighed some dolphin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Light's Out" had 4 white marlin releases near the 800/800.

"Slaughterhouse" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin caught in 200 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

"Buckshot" had 2 white marlin releases and a 15.4 lb. dolphin.

"Haulin N Ballin" had 3 white marlin releases in 100 fathoms in the Washington.

"Brenda Lou" had a white marlin release near the 461 Lump.

"Canyon Runner" had a white marlin release and caught a dolphin near the 800/800.

"Grande Pez" returned with 4 white marlin and a blue marlin from 1,000 fathoms outside the Washington Canyon.


FRIDAY, July 31, 2015

It was a slow day at the docks today. Most boats looked like they were starting preparations for the White Marlin


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