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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

9.30.14 11:13 am

by Larry Jock


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

NOTICE: The Mid-Atlantic Marine Fisheries Committee will be holding public comment meetings on the managment plans for summer flounder. There are no specific recommendations for changes to the management plan. Every so often they need to go through the entire plan to see if any changes need to be made. In addition to size and creel, the allocation between recreational and commercial anglers is on the table. Also sounds like New York is looking for additional fish.

Our local meetings will be:

Thursday, October 2nd
Ocean Pines Library
6pm - 8pm

Monday, October 6th
DNREC Auditorium
Dover, DE
6pm - 8pm

Although there is nothing specific on the table, it is an important meeting to attend if you have any interest in summer flounder regulations.

"Three J'S" were south of the Washington Canyon when they caught 5 longfin tuna.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught 40 dolphin and 25 tile fish in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 60 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

"Restless Lady" returned from the Washington Canyon with a 267 lb. bigeye tuna and a 300 lb. mako shark.

"Thrillseeker" had 23 mahi (170 lbs.) and a 45 lb. longfin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Up in Delaware, Dave Walker caught a new Delaware state record sheepshead, weighing 17.1 lbs., while fishing on a Delaware reef site. The previous record was 15 lbs. 11 oz., caught in 2012.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Another nice day in OC.

Although the season doesn't reopen until October 18th, it sounds like sea bass bite are snapping on ocean structure right now. Anglers are having trouble getting their baits to the bottom for flounder fishing.

The area north of the Rt. 50 Bridge, between the East and West Channels is still the hot spot for catching flounder. When the fish are snapping, it's a nice there because there aren't any snags. A lot of local anglers fished that location again today.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" has had some really good trips lately and they had another one this morning. They had 9 keepers while fishing north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. All on Gulp! Swimming Mullets.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" had 29 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 57 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had a bigeye tuna and 60 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" had 33 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Lawson Sharp caught his first white marlin in 73-degree water north of the Poor Man's while fishing on the "Got Fish Too".

Nick Parr caught and released a 51-inch red drum while fishing off Assateague Island during the incoming tide. Fish hit a whiting head.

"Canyon Pearl" had a 69 lb. wahoo in the Washington Canyon.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Beautiful day today.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" tore it up again this morning with 12 keeper flounder while fishing north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Capt. Nick said that the fish are really snapping on Gulp! Swimming Mullets.

Jeff Kellner of Arnold MD caught a 22.5” sheepshead off the North jetty while using live sandfleas for bait.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Water in the bay was very cloudy, but it sounds like the flounder bite was pretty good this morning. When I talked to Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" this morning he had 8 flatties in the boat while fishing in the Fishbowl, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Randy Welsh stopped by the office this morning to have his picture taken with the 25-inch flounder he caught while fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge. He was tossing a live spot in the West Channel. The fish weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz.

3:45 PM - Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 13 keepers in the box while fishing north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Fish ranged between 16.5 and 19-inches.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 5 anglers on board today and the group ended up with 28 flounder and some bluefish at the Old Grounds. They used squid, bluefish and Gulp! for bait.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with a great catch of sea bass this afternoon.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 32 flounder and 28 sea bass during a trip to the Jackspot. Fish were caught on strips of mackerel, squid and Gulp!

Snapper bluefish and small striped bass are being caught in the surf. Around the South Jetty, anglers are catching tautog and some sheepshead.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Matt Vickers sent in a picture of a large red drum he caught while kayaking 300 off the beach on Assateague Island. Matt estimated at 45-inches.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

"D.A.Sea" released 20 white marling and a blue marlin during an overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 43 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Poorman's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught 40 dolphin in the Poorman's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 11 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 9 white marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Espadon" released 9 white marlin in the Norfolk.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Charter boat, "Marli" released 8 white marlin and caught 6 dolphin in the Washington Canyon
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"Reel Joy" released 12 white marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" continues to tear it up, releasing 20 white marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 8 keeper flounder this morning in the East Channel.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had an incredible 27 white marlin releases in the Norfolk Canyon and they left them biting!

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released an amazing 31 white marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 33 dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a great day with 38 triggerfish and a boat limit of 32 flounder with 8 flatties over 5 lbs. The largest flounder weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. All of the fish were caught around the Jackspot on squid and mackerel.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Headboat, "Bay Bee" had 8 keepers up to 25-inches while drifting in the East Channel.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 28 flounder and some triggerfish while fishing on ocean structure in 90 feet of water.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

"Foolish Pleasures" returned from the Norfolk Canyon with 6 yellowfins and 5 mahi. All were caught on a greenstick and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" went to the Poormans and released 2 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Marli" fished in the Washington and caught 10 dolphin in addition to releasing a white marlin.

"Reel Joy" released 2 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Washignton Canyon.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" caught 2 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Forecast is for rough seas. The Marlin Club cancelled the first day of the Challenge Cup which pits the Ocean City Marlin Club against the Cape May Tuna & Marlin Club. This turns the tournament into a 1 day shoot-out tomorrow.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Maryland extended the sea bass season through September 21st. See Breaking News section for details.

Today is the Ocean City Fishing Center Spot Tournament. Lines in at 5:00 PM and lines out at 7:00 PM. All action takes place at the docks of the Ocean City Fishing Center.

Today's offshore foreceast = W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

Reports came in that the seas were rough as a cobb!!!!!

6:16 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" went to the Washington Canyon and released 2 white marlin.

Charter boat, "White Lightening" fished north of the Washington Canyon and caught 15 dolphin and released 1 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" also fished in the Washington Canyon and caught 9 dolphin and released a white marlin.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" fished at the Rock Pile and caught 32 dolphin and released 2 white marlin.

"Reel Joy" released 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Bad weather

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

Bad weather

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

Bad weather

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

A little windy around OC today. Bay boats are fishing. Most are probably in the Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington Canyon with a couple of bigeyes weighing 160 lbs. and 180 lbs. They also had a white marlin release and 4 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" caught 25 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" caught 12 dolphin and released 2 white marlin in the Poorman's.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had a white marlin released and caught a 42 lb. dolphin in the Poor Man's.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with good catches of flounder and they even hooked a wahoo on a trolled cedar plug.

"Absolut Pleasure" caught 16 dolphin and 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Brenda Lou" released 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 6 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" released 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"18 Reeler" released 5 white marlin on an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon.

"Boss Hogg" caught 13 dolphin and released 2 white marlin at the Rockpile.

"OdinSpear" released 2 white marlin at the Rockpile.

"Billfisher" released 8 white marlin below the Washington.

"Tighten Up" caught 6 dolphin and released a white marlin at the Washington.

"Reel Instigator" caught a 50 lb. wahoo in the Washington Canyon.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Bob Shaw caught a pair of flounder on live minnows by Bird Island.

Jack Latimer set a new Maryland state record for cobia by catching a 79 pounder on a shoal, 1 mile directly off the Ocean City Inlet. Jack was fishing with Steve Magassy and hooked the cobia on a bucktail.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 4 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release, 5 mahi and a bonita while fishing in the Washington Canyon.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Joe Vogt caught a 23 1/2-inch flounder on squid in the West Channel.

12:00 PM - Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 4 keeper flounder up to 18-inches after fishing in the Fish Bowl, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

12:30 PM - Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington Canyon with 6 bigeye tuna and 4 yellowfins. Of the 6 bigeyes, 3 were caught on the greenstick, 2 on trolled ballyhoo and 1 on a live tinker mackerel. Bigeyes weighed between 110 lbs. and 181 lbs.

4:00 PM - "Reel Chaos" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon with 8 white marlin releases and 36 dolphin including some nice gaffers.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had a great catch of flounder. Largest was 26-inches. All caught on an ocean wreck by anglers fishing with flounder belly.

Charter boat, "Marli" went to the Rock Pile and released both a white marlin and a blue marlin. They also caught 20 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" released 3 white marlin in the Washington.

"D A Sea" released 6 white marlin and 1 blue marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Toy" released 10 white marlin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 9 white marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Joy" released 4 white marlin in the Washington.

"Brenda Lou" released 3 white marlin in the Washington.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

11:36 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" called in to report that they are in the Baltimore Canyon and have caught some dolphin around floating gear. They have also boxed a couple of yellowfins.

1:14 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" called in to report that they just went 1 for 2 on white marlin in the Baltimore. The yellowfins are FAT.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 4 dolphin and released 10 white marlin and 1 blue marlin near the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 6 white marlin and caught 12 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released 5 white marlin and caught 10 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 15 white marlin and 1 blue marlin in the Washington Canyon.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey"caught 4 dolphin, released 10 white marlin and 1 blue marlin near the Rockpile.

Charter baot, "Marli" released 6 white marlin and caught 12 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released 5 white marlin and caught 10 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 15 white marlin and 1 blue marlin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" 28 flounder and 37 sea bass at the African Queen.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

"Legasea" released 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 5 white marlin and caught 6 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 15 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014

In the Ocean City Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament:

The "Jezebel" weighed 3 dolphin caught outside the Hot Dog. Heaviest weighed 28.8 lbs., good enough for 3rd place.

"Four Play" weighed a 21 lb. dolphin and had a white marlin release from outside the Hot Dog.

"Fin-ness" released 3 white marlin, a blue marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Washington. Heaviest dolphin weighed 31.4 lbs. and won 1st place in the Dolphin Division. Their billfish releases earned them 3rd place in the Billfish Division.

Outside the tournament:

"DA Sea" released 8 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Billfisher" released 10 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Osprey" released 9 white marlin in the Washington.

"Rehab" released a white marlin in the Washington.

"Poore Sport" released 6 white marlin in the Washington.

"White Lightening" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Marli" released 3 white marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Joy" released 8 white marlin in the Washington.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014

"Skattebol" returned from an overnight trip to 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon with their 8th bigeye tuna of the season. This one weighed 173 lbs. They also had a white marlin release.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington where they had 18 white marlin released (12 Friday, 6 Saturday) and 3 bigeyes (161, 170 & 175 lbs.)

"Hammy 5" had a pair of wahoo (32 & 33 lbs.), 3 dolphin (largest was 25 lbs.) and a blue marlin release at the Rockpile.

"Boss Hogg" had a load of dolphin wih the heaviest weighing 40 lbs. They also had tilefish and sea bass from the Poor Mans.

"Rhonda's Osprey" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Miss Annie" was overnight and released 25 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Chaos" caught 11 dolphin and released 4 white marlin in the Washington.

"Marli" caught 2 yellowfin, 2 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Washington.

"Espadon" released 12 white marlin in the Washington.

"First Light" released 5 white marlin at the Washington.

"Poore Sport" released 6 white marlin at the Washington.


7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the 2nd day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marli Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Black Flag" weighed a 10.6 lb. dolphin caught at the Fingers on trolled ballyhoo.

"Fin Ally" weighed 3 dolphin (7.0, 10.4 & 11.8 lbs.) caught in 40 fathoms inshore of the Poor Man's.

"Zipper" weighed a 19 lb. dolphin caught between the Baltimore and Poor Man's.

"Triple Crown" weighed 2 dolphin (17.4 & 20.6 lbs.) from the Hot Dog.

"Reel Joy" had a 12.2 lb. dolphin and 3 white marlin releases from the Washington.

"Reel Fin Addict" weighed 3 dolphin (8.8, 8.8 & 16.8 lbs.) and had a white marlin release south of the Poor Man's in 70 fathoms.

"Carol's Teakettle" weighed 3 dolphin (20.4, 22.6 & 23.2 lbs.). They also had a nice size wahoo from 50 fathoms in the Washington.

"Dilligaf" weighed 2 dolphin (18.6 & 30.8 lbs.) from the Washington.

"Billfisher" had a great day with 14 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Washington.

"DA Sea" had 13 white marlin releases in the Washington.

"Brenda Lou" released 4 white marlin in the Washington.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

6:11 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported stopping in 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon where they have already released 3 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Marli" took an overnight trip and returned this morning with 5 white marlin releases and 45 mahi from the Poor Man's Canyon. They then ventured down to the Rockpile where they caught 3 bigeyes and 5 yellowfins.

Sounds like the marlin bite continued south of the Poor Man's and into the north end of the Washington Canyon. Tuna were caught around the Rockpile.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Nontypical" weighed 2 dolphin (11.8 and 13.2 lbs.). They also had 2 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Sea-N-Red" weighed 2 dolphin (15.2 and 24.8 lbs.). They also had a white marlin release in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Hatt Trick" weighed an 11.6 lb. dolphin from the Poor Man's Canyon.

"DA Sea" had 13 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Billfisher" had 11 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Par Five" had 8 white marlin, south of the Poor Man's.

"Fin-ness" had 7 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release.

"Reel Joy" had 7 white marlin releases.

"Tighten-Up" had 6 white marlin releases.

"Bimini" released 3 white marlin in 70 fathoms in the Poor Man's.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014

Not a pretty day in the canyons today. White marlin were released in the Poor Man's Canyon. Not like yesterday's numbers, but still good days.

Jerry Gray caught a 24.5-inch, 5 lb. 14 oz. flounder in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge on a live minnow.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" found a loose high-flyer in the Poor Man's Canyon and hooked 9 dolphin with the heaviest weighing 41 lbs. Next heaviest weighed 26.5 lbs. They also had 2 white marlin releases. The heaviest dolphin ate a ballyhoo hanging off the outrigger.

"D A Sea" released 8 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Miss Annie" released 6 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Espadon" caught 11 dolphin and released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014

Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 3 keeper size flounder and 15 throwbacks in the Middle Channel this morning.

1:50 PM - "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" had a 25 3/4-inch, 7 lb. 5 oz. flounder, caught on live spot in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Jeff Schmidt caught a 24-inch, 6 lb. 2 oz. flounder off the 3rd Street Bulkhead on a live spot.

Taylor Axe caught a 16-inch flounder and a snapper bluefish off the Bulkhead.

Headboat "Morning Star" returned with a nice catch of flounder from an artificial reef. Largest weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz.

The marlin bite continues to roll along in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 7 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon. They also caught 8 dolphin

Charter boat, "Marli" released 9 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon. They also caught 50 dolphin.

"Miss Annie" released 6 white marlin and caught a yellowfin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"First Light" releaed 8 white marlin and caught a wahoo and 4 dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Blood Money" released 7 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Fin-ness" released 7 white marin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Rhonda's Osprey" releaed 6 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Foolish Pleasures" caught 6 yellowfins and a bigeye tuna in the Washington Canyon.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

Charter boat, "Billfisher" had a great day in the Poor Man's Canyon, releasing 12 white marlin and a blue marlin. They also caught 8 mahi.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 2 white marlin and caught 19 dolphin in the Baltimore.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014

Very windy and very rough seas today.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

7:49 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported white marlin being caught in the Poor Man's in 80 fathoms.

8:47 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the marlin bite is good in the Poor Man's (90 fathoms). They just caught 1 out of 2 on a doubleheader and are fighting another single hook-up right now.

9:48 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are catching dolphin in the Poor Man's.

10:58 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has slowed down a little bit in the Poor Man's. They have a handful of white marlin releases and a nice catch of dolphin. Most boats seem to have a few white marlin.

Charter boat "That's Right" caught a few more white marlin on their way home stopping on the 50 fathom line. They ended up with 10 white marlin and 15 dolphin.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a great day with a boat limit of 28 keeper flounder. The largest measured 27-inches. All caught on ocean structure.

9:00 PM - The scale just closed on the final day of The MidAtlantic and it was another exciting day. Here is what we saw:

"Lady Luck" was waiting at the scale with a 586 lb. blue marlin caught in 250 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Playmate" weighed a 361 lb. blue marlin that did not meet the 400 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Bar South" weighed a 64 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Cash Out" weighed a 24 lb. dolphin from the Baltimore Canyon.

"Fish On" weighed a 65 lb. wahoo caught south of the Washington Canyon.

"Par Five" weighed a 70 lb. white marlin caught in the Baltimore. They also had 3 white marlin releases.

"Grande Pez" weighed a 53 lb. white marlin that did not qualify. Fish was caught in the Poor Man's where they recorded 2 other white marlin releases.

"No Worries" weighed a 69 lb. white marlin caught inside the Washington Canyon. They also had 10 white marlin releases.

"Goin' In Deep" weighed a 596 lb. blue marlin boated after a 5 hour fight in the Wilmington.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

10:12 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow, scattered bite above and below the Baltimore Canyon. Not much action. Only a few bites.

12:25 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that several white marlin have been boated today. He also heard of a blue marlin boated and one is being fought right now. All in the Poor Man's and above the Baltimore.

9:00 PM - The scales on the 4th day of the MidAtlantic Tournament just closed and it was an incredible day at Sunset Marina. We had 59 boats fishing out of Ocean City, MD. Here is what we saw:

The "Why Not" was waiting at the scales with a 847 lb. blue marlin caught by Tony Gay and currently sits in 1st place in the Blue Marlin Division. It also set a new tournament record.

"Odinspear" weighed a 71 lb. white marlin.

"Billfisher" weighed a pair of 80 lb. white marlin and currently sits in 2nd and 3rd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Pipe Dreamer" weighed a 73 lb. white marlin.

"Lights Out" weighed a 74 lb. yellowfin. They also had 5 white marlin releases.

"Cash Out" weighed a 70 lb. white marlin. They also had a 28 lb. wahoo that did not qualify.

"Amarula Sun" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo and sits in 2nd place in the Wahoo Division.

"DA Sea" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin. They also had 6 white marlin releases.

"Absolut Pleasure" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin.

"Jenny Poo" weighed an 18 lb. dolphin.

"Cracker" weighed 3 dolphin (21, 31 & 35 lbs.). They also had 5 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release. Their dolphin sit in 2nd and 3rd place behind the "Restless Lady".

"No Problem" weighed a 73 lb. yellowfin. They also had 2 white marlin releases.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014

Rough seas today.

It was slow at the scales of the MidAtlantic Tournament today. Here is what we saw:

"Irish Twin" caught a 68-inch, 65 lb. white marlin.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

12:00 PM - Windy day today. Big swell right off the beach. Would be surprised if offshore isn't sporty.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 flounder, up to 20-inches, while fishing in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. All caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets during the outgoing tide.

3:00 PM - Headboat, "Morning Star" had a great catch of flounder today on an artificial reef at the Bass Grounds. Largest fish, caught by Shannon Ryan, measured 27 3/4-inches and weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. Caught on squid. Several other fish were over 4 lbs. and 1 weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz.


MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

12:00 PM - The charter boat, "Ivy Sea" was out at the Bass Grounds and ended up with 9 flounder measuring between 17 and 25-inches. All were caught on cut bait.

5:00 PM - The charter boat, "Ivy Sea" took another trip out to the Bass Grounds and had 12 flounder up to 25 1/2-inches. All caught on cut bait.

Headboat, "Bay Bee" had 6 keeper flounder, up to 17 1/2-inches, during their afternoon trip. Fish were caught north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had a 61 lb. wahoo in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a 1/2 day trip in the morning and returned with 14 nice flounder, caught on bucktails with squid strips and Gulp!.

9:00 PM - The scales just closed on the 1st day of the 5-day MidAtlantic Tournament at Sunset Marina. This year, 127 boats are registered with 68 out of Ocean City, MD and 59 out of Cape May, NJ.

Here is what we saw:

"Goin' In Deep" weighed a 107 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Billfisher" had 8 white marlin releases.

"Absolut Pleasure" had 5 white marlin releases.

"Marli" had 6 white marlin releases.

"Fish On" weighed a 19 lb. dolphin and a 58 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Playmate" weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin.

"Moore Bills" weighed a 53 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Fishizzle" weighed a 14 lb. dolphin.

"Restless Lady" weighed a 43 lb. dolphin.

"Blew Bayou" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

7:23 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are in the Baltimore Canyon and just released a blue marlin.

11:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just caught 2 out of 4 whites on a turn in the Baltimore Canyon. They have had a few dolphin bites mixed in.

12:42 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are catching some nice gaffer dolphin on the troll in the Baltimore Canyon.

1:52 PM - "Marli just caught a double header of white marlin.

2:00 PM - The Poor Girl's Tournament just donated $65,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Swagger" had 8 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014

The Baltimore Canyon should be loaded with boats today looking for white marlin. Forecast calls for flat sea.

There are raffle tickets available at Bahia Marina for a Malibu II kayak. Only 250 tickets are being sold for $20 a piece, so your odds are pretty good. The drawing will be held at the Poor Girl's Tournament banquet tomorrow at the Ocean City Marlin Club. To purchase a raffle ticket, just stop by Bahia Marina. All proceeds go towards breast cancer research.

9:10 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow start in the Baltimore Canyon this morning. They jumped off 1 white marlin. He said that the "Restless Lady" has 2 releases. No tuna bites.

1:54 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow bite today in the Baltimore Canyon. They had 2 white marlin releases. A few boats had 4 or 5 white marlin releases. He hadn't heard of any tuna caught in the Baltimore today.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" returned with 11 flounder from the Bass Grounds, all caught on cut flounder belly.

Charter boat, "Marli" released a white marlin in the Poorman's.

"Brenda Lou" caught 2 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the final day of the 2014 Poor Girl's Open. Today, 51 boats fished and here is what we saw:

"Virginia" weighed 3 dolphin (10.1, 11.4 & 16.1 lbs.) caught at the Jackspot.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 71.6 lb. yellowfin and had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Chaos" weighed a 6.6 lb. dolphin and had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Toy" had 5 dolphin with the 2 largest weighing 19.2 and 34.7 lbs. They also had 2 white marlin releases. All in the Poor Man's.

"Give It Away" had 5 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Let It Ride" had 3 white marlin releases and a 38.2 lb. yellowfin in the Norfolk.

"Why Not" had 3 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.

"Tuna Box" had 2 dolphin… the heaviest weighed 20.9 lbs from outside the Hot Dog.

"Moore Bills" had 5 white marlin releases.

"DA Sea" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

8:26 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that anglers are hooking white marlin in the Baltimore this morning. Most boats have had a bite or two.

10:00 AM - Just took a picture of the 249 lb. bigeye tuna caught on the charter boat, "Game On" with Capt. Jon Yost. The bigeye was hooked at 8:15 last night and boated at 9:40 PM. They were fishing in the Baltimore and after lines were out of the water for the Poor Girl's, they decided to run to the Bigeye Hole. Good move!

12:09 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that fishing is slow. A few whites were hooked in the Baltimore and there were some yellowfin bites in the Washington, but not much to report right now.

5:00 PM - Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a great day with 28 flounder, 13 triggerfish and a couple of sea bass caught 10 miles off the beach.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" caught a swordfish, 5 yellowfin, a dolphin, a mako shark and released a white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" had 4 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Bar South" released 3 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. Largest was 24-inches and weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. All caught on white Gulp! in the East Channel.

"Jezebel" returned with 16 goldend tilefish and 3 blueline tilefish from the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "That's Right" released 3 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

7:30 PM - The scales at the Poor Girl's Open just closed. Today, 30 boats fished. Here is what we saw:

"Sushi" weighed 2 wahoo (49.1 & 53.5 lbs.) but there isn't a wahoo division in the tournament.

"No Limits" weighed 3 dolphin (14.5, 17.0 & 17.4 lbs.)

"Marli" had 2 white marlin releases and 5 dolphin. Three heaviest mahi weighed 15.5, 23.3 and 25.2 lbs.

"Turn Me Loose" had 3 white marlin releases and a 29.8 lb. dolphin.

"No Worries" weigh


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