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6.19.13 12:50 pm
by Larry Jock
*** Stay tuned to the daily Coastal Fisherman Fishing Report. We will be getting real time updates from the charter boat, "That's Right" and some others and will pass those updates along to readers throughout the day as we receive them.
TUESDAY, June 18, 2013
Charter boat, "That's Right" checked in with the following reports today. If you are interested in getting Capt. John Oughton's detailed, real time reports with coordinates, you can subscribe for the year. Call 855-GOT-BAIT for more information.
9:00 AM - "Slow start. Several throwback YFT's in 70 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon."
9:48 AM - "Still throwing them back. Did just box one 80 lb. YFT."
11:00 AM - "Bite has slowed. Few keeper YFT's. Going searchin'."
1:45 PM - "Just hooked 8 yellowfins... 3 keepers. In 70 fathoms."
Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 4 keeper striped bass and 15 throwbacks while drifting live spot at the South Jetty. Largest striper was 36"
MONDAY, June 17, 2013
Capt. Skip Maguire on "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" reported in at 3:15 this afternoon saying that the striper bite on the South Jetty is fantastic. After only a half hour of fishing they already have numerous hook-ups and 2 in the boat. All on live spot.
"Skip's Bait & Tackle" ended up with 4 keepers and a load of fish released during their 2-hour striper fishing trip at the South Jetty. All were caught on live spot.
Head boat, "Morning Star" had a good catch of sea bass today. Largest weighed 4 lbs. Also had a 9 lb. 4 oz. tautog and a 20-inch flounder.
"Dawg Haus" trolled at the bight of the Baltimore Canyon, in 60-80 fathoms, andended up with 10 yellowfins up to 72 lbs. and 3 dolphin. They also went deep dropping and ended up with 10 blueline tilefish and 1 golden tilefish.
Charter boat, "OC Guide Service" had a32-inch striper, caught on live spot at the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide.
SUNDAY, June 16, 2013
Beautiful day on Delmarva. Couldn't get any nicer.
At 8:25 this morning, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in that he was working in the Baltimore, but it had been slow so far. Warmer water had moved in. They had one bite.
At 10:15 AM, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a few fish have been caught. Marli has 3... Muff Diver has 2. John worked the beach a little to the 140 line and is now headed back towards the Baltimore now. Bites have been in 70 fathoms.
Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in at 11:40 AM noting that the fishing is getting better. Everyone in 60-70 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon have fish. Nice class... 45 lbs. Capt. John has 6 yellowfins in the box.
"Muff Diver" had 5 yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon.
Anglers on the "FIXIT" had 2 yellowfins and 5 dolphin in 75 fathoms in the Baltimore. Green water. 64-degrees.
Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 11 yellowfin t una, all caught within 30 minutes, while trolling in 110 fathoms in the Baltimore. Heaviest weighed 76 lbs.
"Game On" returned from an overnight trip with 3 yellowfins, a dolphin and a 93 lb. mako. Fish were caught in 50 to 200 fathoms in the Norfolk Canyon. They released 15 makos, 2 hammerheads and 2 duskies during the trip. Capt. Jon Yost reported water temps 68-degree water. Clean, green.
Headboat, "Bay Bee" had 4 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. Fish caught in 64-degree water in the Inlet. Largest measured 19 1/2-inches.
Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 6 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. Caught in 64-degree water in the East Channel.
Charter boat, "Game Changer" had 5 yellowfins in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Capt. Matt found 67-degree water.
Brooke Givens caught a 22 1/2-inch flounder on live spot in the Thorofare.
Duane Gray caught a speckled trout at the Hole in the Wall.
Eric Badorrek caught a 23-inch speckled trout near the Rt. 90 Bridge.
The final day of the Ocean City Shark Tournament was held today. No qualifying sharks were weighed, so nobody placed in the Mako or Open Divisions.
Here are the results from the Release Division:
1st - Intimidator - 38 points
2nd - Double Eagle - 16 points
3rd - Still Searching - 15 points
In the "Reel Attitude" Junior Division:
1st - Charles DeWitt - 1 spinner, 1 mako
2nd (tie) - Mason Howell - 1 tiger
2nd (tie) - Noah Morris - 1 mako
In the Most Makos Division:
1st - Intimidator - 5 makos
SATURDAY, June 15, 2013
BEAUTIFUL day today in Ocean City. Should be a lot of boats fishing. Will probably see almost all 13 boats fishing in the Ocean City Shark Tournament, hopefully translating into an exciting day at the scale.
BIG news today... the first white marlin was released by Tim Hawn while fishing on the charter boat, "No Quarter". Fish was released in 1,000 fathoms outside the Poor Man's Canyon in 70-degree water. This fish earns Tim and the crew $10,000.
The 3rd day of the Ocean City Shark Tournament was today and still, no sharks have been weighed. A lot of releases were recorded and Wayne Gast on the "No Limits" weighed a 12.9 lb. bluefish to take the lead in the Bluefish Division.
Here are the releases from today:
"Still Searching" 1 tiger, 1 mako, 1 blue
"Raine Daze" 1 hammerhead, 1 dusky
"No Limits" 3 duskies
"Double Eagle" 5 duskies
"Hix's Hooker" 1 dusky, 1 blue
"Intimidator" 3 hammerheads, 3 makos, 1 tiger, 1 sandbar
The charter boat, "Get Sum" returned from their morning trip with 4 keeper flounder (largest 21.5-inches). All were caught on Gulp! Swimming Mullets at the South Jetty during the outgoing tide. Water temp was 62-degrees.
Head boat, "Bay Bee" had 4 keeper flounder during their morning trip. Fish were caught right outside the Ocean City Fishing Center in the West Channel. Largest measured 20 1/4-inches.
Dan Leonard and Brian Schmidhauser caught 2 flounder (17" & 20") by the duck blinds on Gulp! and minnows.
Anglers on the "Islander" had a couple of big sea bass (3 lbs. 15 oz & 4 lbs. 9 oz.) caught at the Twin Wrecks on clams. They also released a small tiger shark and a small mako.
"Seaduction" had a 90 lb. yellowfin tuna caught in 1,000 fathoms outside the Poor Man's.
Head boat, "Flounder Pounder" brought back a pair of flounder from their morning trip. Fish measured 18 and 21-inches. Caught in the East Channel on squid and shiners.
Charter boat, "Reel Addiction" weighed a 56 lb. yellowfin tuna caught by Dan Goodwill in 300 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.
"Lady J" returned with 6 golden tilefish (heaviest = 38 lbs.) and a 14 lb. blueline tilefish caught by Shelly Magassy. Fish caught on cut bait in the Washington Canyon.
Charter boat, "Muff Diver" had 5 yellowfin tuna and a dolphin in 80 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.
Lisa Billings and Sherri Martinek hooked 10 flounder today with 2 keepers measuring 18 and 20 1/2- inches. Fish were caught by the duck blinds and behind the OC Airport
Frank Lanigan, Sr. caught a 32-inch striper on a live spot at the South Jetty
FRIDAY, June 14, 2013
Second day of the Ocean City Shark Tournament is today. The nasty weather has resulted in no boats fishing today so that makes it a Saturday & Sunday tournament this year.
Yesterday, the "Restless Lady" released a spinner shark and the "Beauty Queen" released a dusky.
Some large bluefish have been caught over the last few days by anglers fishing at the Rt. 50 Bridge.
THURSDAY, June 13, 2013
Due to the nasty weather heading our way, the Ocean City Shark Tournament has added Sunday as a fishing day. Anglers will not be able to fish 2 of the 4 days and can sign-up as late as Sunday morning, except for the added entry levels.
As of 9:30 this morning, 13 boats had registered for the tournament with 3 boats fishing today.
Capt. Skip Maguire on "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" called in at 12:30 PM to report that the striper bite on the tip of the South Jetty was very good, but the fish are small. They had 20 hook-ups but no keepers at that time.
Capt. Sean Welsh on the charter boat, "Restless Lady" called in around 1:00 PM to report that the shark bite was very slow. They had nothing in the box at that time.
UPDATE: Capt. Skip Maguire called in at 2:45 PM to report that they ended their striper trip with 30 hook-ups and 1 keeper. All on live spot at the tip of the South Jetty.
On the 1st day of the OC Shark Tournament, the "Restless Lady" and the "Lucky One" each recorded a spinner shark release.
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2013
Charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" reported in at 9:30 this morning that the striper bite on the South Jetty turned on again. Each drift across the tip was producing multiple hook-ups on live spot.
UPDATE: They ended their trip with 4 keepers and 30 fish hooked. Largest was 36". Caught on the tip of the North and South Jetties with live spot.
Head boat, "Morning Star" returned with a good catch of sea bass and even a couple of keeper tautog. They also tagged 8 other tautog. They fished natural bottom today.
Also on the "Morning Star", Hurricane Murray Adams muscled in a 34 lb. golden tilefish from 800 feet of water.
Big Bird Cropper caught a 34-inch striper on a roy rig at the South Jetty.
Charter boat, "That's Right" had a 10 lb. dolphin in the Washington Canyon. Said fishing was slow around the 800/800.
Have heard that the charter boat, "Moore Bills" ended up with a few yellowfins today in the Washington Canyon. Will update when we receive the report.
Also heard a rumor that someone may have gotten a bigeye. Stay tuned.
"Dawg Haus" had 4 yellowfins, 7 golden tilefish and 2 blueline tilefish. Tuna were caught on the troll in 80-90 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.
Jeff Faille reported in that the striper bite between 8pm and 9pm was excellent around the tip of the South Jetty.
Charter boat, "Moore Bills" ended up with 3 small yellowfins around the 800/800.
Charter boat, "No Quarter" had 4 yellowfins and missed a white marlin around the 800/800.
"Second Chance" had 3 yellowfins around the 800/800.
Headboat, "Bay Bee" had 2 keepers and a lot of throwback flounder today.
TUESDAY, June 11, 2013
Beautiful day today. A little breezy but nice on shore.
Haven't heard from anybody yet as of 11:25 AM
Charter boat, "Moore Bills" ended up with 5 yellowfins, one weighing 84 lbs. from 200 fathoms in the Baltimore.
Charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" reported in that the striper bite on the South Jetty tonight was not very good at all.
MONDAY, June 10, 2013
The charter boat, "That's Right" reported in at 10:00 AM with 7 yellowfins in the box. Heaviest looks to be around 60 lbs. They missed 2 makos who aired out on the baits. Fishing 50 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.
Charter boat, "That's Right" checked in at 12:25 PM with 14 yellowfin tuna in the box, all caught in 50 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" reported in with 6 yellowfins caught in 50 fathoms in the Washington.
Capt. Ron Callis on the charter boat, "Reel Addiction" just called in to report that they have a bigeye on board. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: The bigeye caught on the "Reel Addiction" weighed 222 lbs. and was caught in 330 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on a green machine spreader bar.
Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with 15 yellowfins from 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" had 6 yellowfins from 70 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.
SUNDAY, June 9, 2013
Final day of the Bahia Marina Mako Mania Shark Tournament is today and it is wide open. The 12.8 lb. bluefish will be tough to beat, but other than that, there is nothing on the board. All 30 boats should be fishing today.
At 9:00 AM, the charter boat, "Restless Lady" reported that they have a 75-inch mako on the boat. Caught outside the Hot Dog.
At 9:30 AM, Capt John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in. It was a slow start, but they have caught 3 out of 5 yellowfins, deep in the Baltimore Canyon (37.974973/-73.598313)
Rumors have it that yellowfins and bluefins are being caught in 200 fathoms on the northeast corner of the Wilmington Canyon.
Chadd Lucas caught a 5 lb. weakfish in the West Channel in front of Gudelsky Park.
"Ridin' Thirty" weighed a 100 lb. mako shark caught on a whole bluefish at the Hot Dog.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" weighed a 123 lb. mako shark, caught
"Tuna Box" brought in the heaviest thresher caught this year, a 485 pounder caught on a bonita fillet outside the Sausages.
Walter Moore caught a thresher shark, estimated at 500 lbs., while fishing at the Fingers with cut mackerel.
Charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" had another good day striper fishing around the South Jetty. They caught numerous short stripers and put a couple of keepers in the boat. Largest measured 46-inches. Caught on live spot.
"Dawg Haus" ventured out to the Baltimore Canyon (100-500 f) and ended up with 6 yellowfins and a dolphin. Largest YFT weighed 70 lbs.
"Old Skool" released 7 dusky sharks at the Fingers.
It was a busy day at the Mako Mania Shark Tournament. Here's what we saw:
Charter boat, "Moore Bills" weighed a 209.5 lb. mako shark, caught on a bluefish fillet at the Rockpile. Fish ended up in 1st place in the Mako Division.
"Sea Ya" weighed a 112.5 lb. mako shark, caught on a whole bluefish at the Rockpile.
"First & More" weighed a 143.2 lb. mako shark, caught on a whole bluefish at the 30 Fathom Lump.
"Mycin" weighed a 108.1 lb. mako shark.
Charter boat, "Reel Addiction" caught a 108.1 lb. mako shark, caught on a whole mackerel in 30 fathoms inside the Washington Canyon.
"Stress Reel-ief" weighed a 144.8 lb. mako shark caught on a bluefish fillet at the Lobster Claw. This fish ended up in 2nd place. The crew also won the WW Harman award for most mako releases (5).
"Runnin' Late" weighed a 95.6 lb. mako shark that did not qualify. Caught in Massey's Canyon.
"Thrillseeker" released a blacktip shark and a blue shark at the Fingers. Both hit bluefish fillets.
SATURDAY, June 8, 2013
The 2nd day of the Bahia Marina Mako Mania Shark Tournament was held today. Pretty uneventful. "No Limits" weighed a 94 lb. mako that fell short of the 100 lb. minimum. They did weigh a 12.8 lb. bluefish to sit in first place in the Bluefish Division. Guys were fishing around the Hambone.
Reports were that it was very rough today with a very big swell.
Tonight around 8:30 PM, Capt. Skip Maguire called in to report that the striper bite around the tip of the South Jetty was red hot. They had already caught many fish, including a 40-incher they had in the box. All were caught on live spot.
FRIDAY, June 7, 2013
The Bahia Marina Mako Mania Shark Tournament started today. 29 boats are registered. Due to the crappy weather, only 2 boats are signed up to fish today. Weigh-ins are from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.
The South Jersey Shark Tournament out of Cape May, NJ, originally scheduled for this weekend, has been rescheduled for next weekend.
Charter boat, "That's Right" went shark fishing around the Hot Dog and didn't have any bites.
The 2 boats that fished today in the Bahia Marina Mako Mania Shark Tournament didn't have any fish to be weighed.
THURSDAY, June 6, 2013
Small stripers, with an occasional keeper, were caught last night around the South Jetty. Bite wasn't as good as the previous night. Better bite was around the Rt. 50 Bridge.
At 11:00 AM, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they have a 130 lb. mako in box. They are drifting in 30 fathoms above the Hot Dog. Fish ate a bluefish. (38.184 / 74.236)
Charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" fished the South Jetty from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM last night. Anglers hooked 30 stripers, all too short to keep. All bit live spot.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" caught a 100 lb. mako and released 2 duskies and 3 tiger sharks. They were fishing around the Hot Dog.
"Thrillseeker" released 4 makos and 3 duskies at the Hambone. All were hooked on bluefish fillets. On dusky was estimated at 200 lbs.
Anglers on the charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" hooked 58 stripers and ended up with 3 keepers, all on live spot around the South Jetty. Several of the fish were very close to the 28-inch minimum, but were released.
Charter boat, "That's Right" had a 145 lb. mako shark, caught in 30 fathoms at the Hot Dog.
Michael Hoyt caught a 20.5-inch flounder while fishing on the head boat, "Morning Star" at an artificial reef. Fish was fooled with a chunk of clam.
WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2013
Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in at 8:00 this morning to say that they hd 9 yellowfins in the box, but they had to travel 135 miles south to get them.
Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in at 11:00 that they had a box full of yellowfins (18) and were heading home. They were off Wanchese when they started for home.
There was an excellent striped bass bite on the South Jetty yesterday afternoon and evening. You had to weed through a lot of short fish to get your keepers, but they were there to be caught.
Charter boat, "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" hooked 60 stripers with 2 keepers, all on live spot at the South Jetty late in the afternoon.
Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 8 keeper flounder caught on Gulp Swimming Mullets at the South Jetty during their morning trip.
Head boat, "Happy Hooker" returned with 3 flounder from the bay behind Assateague Island. Largest was 19 3/4-inches.
George and Jonathan Ganzzermiller caught a pair of flounder during the outgoing tide off the Rt. 50 Bridge. Fish measured 19 1/2 and 22".
"Muff Diver" returned with a 125 lb. mako shark from 30 fathoms outside the Hambone.
Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 6 flounder, up to 22-inches, 1 weakfish (21") and 1 striper (29"). All were caught on Gulp! Swimming Mullets at the South Jetty.
Big Bird Cropper hooked 15 stripers on his Roy Rig at the South Jetty this morning at the end of the incoming tide. All were short except for a 33-incher.
Charter boat, "OC Guide Service" returned with 4 flounder in the box. All were caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets at the South Jetty.
Donna Matarese landed 2 nice flounder (18" & 22") at the South Jetty on a bucktail tipped with Gulp!. Donna was fishing on the charter boat, "OC Guide Service".
MONDAY, June 3, 2013
Ed "Greenie" Greene boated a 40-inch striper this morning while tossing a Rat-L-Trap around the South Jetty
SUNDAY, June 2, 2013
Joshua Blume landed a 22-inch flounder in the East Channel on a live minnow.
SATURDAY, June 1, 2013
Very windy day today, but boats that went out to 20-30 fathoms reported nice sea conditions in the morning, but got snotty in the afternoon.
Excellent morning shark bite around the Hambone and Fingers.
Hugh, Myra and Hugh Thomas Cropper had 3 stripers, up to 42-inches, while surfcasting off Assateague Island. They also had a small black drum.
Charter boat, "Marli" returned with a 120 lb. mako shark from the Fingers. Caught on tuna bloodline.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" had a 115 lb. mako shark caught near the Hambone. They also released 12 blue sharks, 4 duskies and a small mako.
Charter boat, "Muff Diver" released a great white shark (est 300 lbs.), 5 blue sharks and 2 duskies at the Chicken Bone.
"Jezebel" had 27 sea bass, 7 ling cod and a tog. All caught at the Great Eastern Reef.
"Cindy Sue II" trolled from 100 to 1,000 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon where they found water temperatures hovering around 63.5-degrees, but no fish. They stopped in 40-50 fathoms, north of the Baltimore Canyon where they released 1 blue shark and captured a 5' mako.
"Blackjack" brought back a 125 lb. mako shark caught in 62-degree water at the Fingers.
Charter boat, "No Quarter" released blue sharks at the Twin Wrecks.
FRIDAY, May 31, 2013
A couple of boats ventured 20 miles south of the Norfolk Canyon and released some small tuna. Green water.
I did hear the the secretive, Capt. Mark Sampson on the "Fish Finder" has had some encounters with mako sharks near the Fingers.
Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 9 keeper flounder. A couple from the East Channel but most from around the South Jetty. Caught on white Gulp!
Headboat, "Morning Star" brought back some sea bass. Largest weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz.
John and Dasha Lentz caught their limit of stripers from around the South Jetty. Nice size fish!
"Nontypical" was in 30 fathoms outside the Parking Lot where they released 2 small makos, a 200 lb. thresher, a hammerhead, some duskies and some blue sharks.
There was a good shark bite at the Hambone today. Makos, duskies and blue sharks
THURSDAY, May 30, 2013
"No Limits" brought back a 440 lb. thresher shark from the Fingers. Caught on a strip of bluefish. Water temp was 59.2-degrees. They also released 2 blue sharks and a dusky during the trip.
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2013
Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 keeper flounder today ranging from 17 to 19-inches. Fish were caught in 62-degree water at the beginning of the incoming tide on Gulp! Swimming Mullets.
Head boat, "Morning Star" had their best day of sea bassing, with a steady pick all day according to Capt. Monty. Largest fish weighed 3 lbs. 6 oz. caught by Tracy Dunaway on a chunk of clam.
Jason Hughes landed a fat 22-inch flounder while tossing a Storm lure off the Rt. 50 Bridge last night. Fish weighed 4 lbs. 8 oz. on the scale at Oyster Bay Tackle.
TUESDAY, May 28, 2013
"Stretchin' Lips" showed up at Ake Marine today with a 254 lb. thresher shark caught on a bunker fillet at the Marine Electric.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" went out to the Fingers and had a junior angler catch his first mako shark. They also released 4 blue sharks in 60.5-degree water.
MONDAY, May 27, 2013
"Reel Determined" went out to the Marine Electric and caught a small mako shark and released a dusky and a blue shark.
"Hellbent" captured a 281 lb. thresher shark at the Twin Wrecks on a strip of skipjack tuna.
"Rare Breed" had a 265 lb. thresher shark south of the Fingers on a mackerel fillet.
"Reel Chaos" ventured out to 500 fathoms in the Baltimore and released a bunch of small yellowfin, keeping one measuring 28-inches. Water temp was in the 66-degree range.
"All In" weighed a 201 lb. mako shark caught in 30 fathoms behind the Hot Dog.
"D'Angler" weighed a 233 lb. thresher shark caught at the Fingers on a false albacore fillet.
Charter boat, "No Quarter" caught 3 yellowfin tuna in 1,000 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Capt. Kyle reported water temp at 66.7-degrees.
"Reely Itching for Crabs" boated a 180 lb. thresher shark in 20 fathoms on the south side of the Fingers.
"Beauty Queen" fished south of the Jackspot and brought back a 59-inch mako shark in addition to releasing a dusky and a couple of blue sharks. Water temp was around 61 degrees.
SUNDAY, May 26, 2013
Much nicer day today. Pretty breezy in the morning. Bright and clear.
Chuck Wenzel, David Oliphant and Dean Pecunes had 3 keeper flounder at the South Jetty this morning. All caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets during the incoming tide. Fish measured 17, 17 & 19-inches.
The first thresher shark was brought to the scales today by angler Charlie Lutes who was fishing on the "Shark Killer". The thresher was caught on a bluefish at the Fingers and weighed 178 lbs.
The "Cindy Sue II"overnighted in the Baltimore Canyon between 100 and 500 fathoms arnd released a 6" mako, a bue shark and lost a few others during the night. All the sharks were caught north of the Baltimore Canyon bight in 100 fathoms in 61 to 63.5-degree water. At daybreak, they trolled west towards 1,000 fathom line and released a small yellowfin in 65-degree water.
The headboat, "Morning Star" picked at the sea bass today. The heaviest of the trip weighed 3.5 lbs. and was caught by John Strother at an artificial reef.
Surfcasters off Assateague are up to their waders in skates and dog sharks. An occasional striper has been caught.
Big Bird Cropper reported an excellent striper bite tonight with fish on almost every cast around the South Jetty. His 2 largest measured 32 and 35-inches and were caught on his famous Roy Rig at the end of the incoming tide.
SATURDAY, May 25, 2013
Very windy, cold day today. I know some bay boats are heading out. Saw the "Bay Bee" and the "Get Sum" head out around 8:00 AM. Won't be seeing any ocean bound boats heading out.
The OCMC Bluefish Tournament has been extended to Monday. Now, anglers can fish 1 of 3 days, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. As of last night, 17 boats were registered for the tournament.
"Jezebel" returned with 34 sea bass, primarily from the Great Eastern Reef.
Charter boat, "Lucky Break" returned with a 38-inch striper caught by Brooks Kline at the South Jetty. Caught on live spot.
Charter boat, "Lucky Break" fished around the Assateague Bridge and had 5 black drum on clams.
FRIDAY, May 24, 2013
There was an excellent striper bite this morning at the South Jetty.
Kevin Weber nailed a pair of stripers this morning around the South Jetty on the septor rig. Largest measured 38".
Zach, Tim and Ben Goodrich, along with John Sovero landed 7 stripers at the South Jetty on bucktails. Largest measured 48-inches and weighed 38 lbs.
Lamont Hilbert caught 2 stripers at the South Jetty and released a bunch more. All were hooked on bucktails. Largest measured 36-inches.
Anglers on the "Jezebel" braved some snotty inshore seas and returned with 34 sea bass, primarily from the Great Eastern Reef. All were caught on squid and minnows. Largest measured 19-inches.
Dan Conroy landed a beautiful 43-inch striper while fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge last night. Caught on a pink Zoom during the outgoing tide. Fish weighed 21 lbs.
Yvonne Pruit landed a 38-inch striper at the South Jetty.
Matt Kelly caught a 24-inch flounder in front of the airport on live minnows.
THURSDAY, May 23, 2013
Windy, crappy day today.
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013
On the headboat, "Happy Hooker", Everett Kennell caught a 21.5-inch flounder on a shiner in the West Channel.
On the headboat, "Morning Star" Harry Hoover landed a 3 lb. sea bass on a chunk of clams at an artificial reef.
TUESDAY, May 21, 2013
On the headboat, "Morning Star",Roger Swanson caught a 5 lb. sea bass while fishing at an artificial reef.
Troy Halczuk and Michael Blake caught 6 keeper flounder on minnows and squid behind the OC Airport.
MONDAY, May 20, 2013
Dave Thomas and Jay Allen each caught a 4 lb. 5 oz. sea bass during a trip aboard the headboat, "Morning Star".
SUNDAY, May 19, 2013
Chuck Wenzel caught a 22.5-inch flounder on a white Gulp! Swimming Mullet in the Thorofare.
The headboat, "Morning Star" returned with a good catch of sea bass led by a couple of fish that weighed in at 4 lbs. 10 oz. and 4 lbs. 11 oz.
Chris Ewing caught a 25.5-inch flounder on a live minnow in the Thorofare.
Addison Timmons caught a 24-inch weakfish at the Hole in the Wall.
Scott Sherwood reported large schools of bluefish, in the 14 to 22-inch range, around the Rt. 50 Bridge.
SATURDAY, May 18, 2013
Jack and Cade Campbell caught a pair of flounder (20.5 & 21") near the duck blinds behind Assateague Island. Fish were caught on minnows and Gulp!.
The charter boat, "Muff Diver" returned from an overnight trip where they found 62 to 68.5-degree water in the Baltimore Canyon. They had 2 yellowfins, 1 bluefin, 2 mako sharks and 4 blue sharks in 500 fathoms. On the way home they trolled from the Hot Dog to the Hambone and caught a load of bluefish.
Adam Sutton caught a 42-inch bluefin tuna in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Adam was fishing on "Kylee's World" and caught the fish on a Puller Lures Canyon Candy Splash Bar. in 63-degree water.
"Reel Desire" returned from a deep dropping trip in the Poor Man's Canyon with a 7 golden tilefish. The heaviest weighed 44 lbs.
Jim McWhinney caught a pair of flounder while drifting near the duck blinds behind Assateague Island.
Vince Corbett caught a 23.5-inch flounder in the Thorofare. Fish weighed 4 lbs. 3 oz.
Diane Walsh caught a pair of 22-inch flounder in the Thorofare.
In the MSSA/Ocean Pines Angler Club, no fish were weighed today that bumped the top 3 finishers. Here are the final results:
1st Place - Blair Snyder - 24.5-inches - $380
2nd Place - Frank Watkins - 24.0-inches - $100
3rd Place - Al Kindley - 22.75-inches - $40
Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" caught a 10 lb. tog at the Bass Grounds.
Brian Harris caught a 7 lb. tautog while fishing with green crabs on the headboat, "Angler" at the Bass Grounds.
FRIDAY, May 17, 2013
Aaron McAdoo reeled in a 39.5 lb. bluefin tuna while fishing in 66-degree water in 360 fathoms outside the Baltimore Canyon.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" ventured out to the Baltimore Canyon where anglers released 20 blue sharks.
Reports came in about anglers seeing mako sharks jumping on the backside of the Fingers. They also said they were covered up with bluefish.
Dustin Dell caught an 11 lb. 8 oz. bluefish from the pier at Northside Park using fresh bunker at low tide this morning.
Weakfish are being caught in pretty good numbers, north of the Thorofare near the Hole in the Wall.
Derrick Simpson caught a 38-inch striper while fishing with fresh bunker off Assateague.
Frank Watkins caught a 24-inch flounder while trolling a minnows/Gulp combination on the flats north of the Thorofare.
Budd Heim had a 22-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague between Buoys 11 & 13. Caught while drifting a minnows/ white Gulp combination.
Tom Green caught a 19.5-inch flounder on the Thorofare flats on a bucktail tipped with a white Gulp and a minnow.
Blair Snyder caught a 24.5-inch flounder that weighed 6.3 lbs. This fish was THICK! Caught on the Thorofare flats on a chartreuse Gulp and minnow combination.
Al Kindley caught a 22.75-inch flounder in the bay off 33rd Street on a squid and minnow combination.
Graham Foley caught a 21-inch flounder on a minnow and white Gulp in the West Channel.
The headboat, "Bay Bee" had a 2 good flounder trips today, returning with 9 keepers in the bay behind the OC Airport. Fish were caught on squid and shiners.
Robin and Anthony Principe caught a pair of flounder on live minnows behind the OC Airport.
The King caught his limit of 4 flounder while trolling minnows and 6-inch Gulp! artificial baits near the duck blinds.
Stripers were caught on Assateague, although it was hit-or-miss. Some anglers really got into them while others got skunked. A lot of anglers are complaining about skates and sharks.
On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty Hawkins had the Fishing Club from the Berlin Intermediate School out for a tautog fishing trip and the kids slamed they. Madeline Bacon boated a 27.5-incher. A lot of fish were caught.
Bob Brennan caught a 39-inch striper on fresh bunker from the Assateague surf.
THURSDAY, May 16, 2013
Dave Weller called in today to report a good number of snapper bluefish being caught under birds just south of the Rt. 90 Bridge. Dave and his crew had a blast catching them on top water plugs.
Kate Yarzutkina landed a 9 lb. 3 oz. weakfish while tossing a bucktail tipped with a curly tail at the pilings of the Assateague Bridge. Fish measured