Calm Seas and Good Fishing

Calm Seas and Good Fishing

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

We had another beautiful day in Ocean City today with sunny skies and light winds….but it’s going to change tomorrow.  The land forecast is for 25-35 mph winds with gusts to 40 and 100% chance of rain with up to two inches expected.  It’s a good thing the ocean was flat calm today and the weather was nice inshore….I don’t think anyone’s leaving the inlet tomorrow.

Several boats did leave the inlet today with the nice conditions.  Some of the charter fleet was in the deep in search of the tuna fish and had some pretty good luck.

Captain Brian Porter on the Boss Hogg had a good day with the tuna fish today beyond the Washington Canyon.  Captain Brian put his crew on five yellowfin tuna in the 30-35 pound range while trolling artificials and ballyhoo.

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Captain Jeremy Blunt on board the Wrecker out of The Ocean City Fishing Center also ran out beyond the Washington Canyon today and had some luck with the yellowfin.  The Wrecker ended up with three yellowfin tuna in the same 30-35 pound class on spreader bars and ballyhoo.

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Captain Mark Hoos of the Marli is back in Ocean City after a successful season over in Solomon’s Island fishing for trophy rockfish.  Captain Mark had the Marli beyond the Washington Canyon as well today and captured two 30-35 pound yellowfin.

The party boat fishing for sea bass has been very productive over the past few days for the Morning Star and Angler.  Both boats reported that today’s fishing was a little bit tougher than it has been, but folks still caught plenty of fish.

Wes Pollitt of The Morning Star with Captain Monty Hawkins reported beautiful sea conditions today and some decent sea bassing.  Terry Burgess and George Steiger had a couple of the bigger fish on the boat today.

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Captain Chris Mizurak on the Angler out of Talbot Street reported beautiful sea conditions as well today and said even though fishing was a little tougher than it’s been they still had fish up to 3.5 pounds.

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I got a Facebook submission this evening from Don Asher with a couple of pictures.  Don fished on the Lisa today out of Talbot Street and had a good day with some really nice sea bass.  They fished around 20 miles outside of the inlet in a little over 100 feet of water and had several nice knot heads.

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I got texts from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier all day today reporting some good fishing throughout the day.  There were early morning stripers and bluefish, daytime shad, bluefish and rockfish and this evening there were shad, rockfish and some nice chopper sized bluefish.  The fishing has been really good at the pier the last few days!

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Howard Mei of Kings Landing caught this big 30″ bluefish this evening on the pier.

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Bear also sent in this photo of Cody Beaver who caught this 44″, 41.3 pound rockfish from the inlet sea wall on a storm lure and weighed the fish at the pier.

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