Marli Mugged ’em on Wednesday and OC Starts to Feel Mother Nature

Marli Mugged ’em on Wednesday and OC Starts to Feel Mother Nature

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.

What a difference a day makes!  Yesterday we had some boats head out to the Washington Canyon and absolutely smoke the tuna on what would be the last day that a boat sees the ocean until next week sometime.  Hurricane Joaquin’s exact path is still a mystery but he will be close enough to Ocean City to close down the offshore fishing.  Let’s just hope that the tuna honker down and stay where they are for a few weeks.

I got a report from Captain Mark Hoos today regarding yesterday’s trip.  As you can see from the photo the weather conditions weren’t all that great when the boat returned to the dock but the Marli had an absolutely awesome trip yesterday.

Ron Peacock and his crew from Wilmington Delaware ended the month with a big limit of Yellowfin Tunas with Captain Mark Hoos and Mate Mark Stephens on the charter boat MARLI. Half the limit were caught chunking and the other half caught trolling on spreader bars in the Washington Canyon.

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Mother Nature is wreaking havoc in Ocean City already and she hasn’t even sent hurricane Joaquin this way.  The nor’easter that we have blowing in here has already caused coastal flooding and has made the Ocean City inlet impassible.

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I for one think that it is a little too early to be predicting exactly where Joaquin is headed.  Too many times people have either made or not made preparations for a storm to have it do the exact opposite of what’s been predicted.  I for one am going to play this cautiously optimistic.  Regardless of what happens with Joaquin, Ocean City is going to see significant rainfall, wind and coastal flooding on Friday and Saturday from the nor’easter that is over the atlantic right now.  The good news is that some models are now showing that Joaquin has made a slight turn to the east so U.S. landfall is not as imminent as it was yesterday.  Still, it’s a hurricane and Mother Nature is in charge….and you know what they say….never mess with Mother Nature.  Be prepared and be safe!

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