Poor Girls Open Day 1

Poor Girls Open Day 1

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.

There are a record number of 160 boats fishing in the 23rd Annual Captain Steve Harman’s Poor Girls Open this weekend.  This is a fish one of three day event so the math on fishing days is easy.  Only 29 boats of the 160 entered fished today so that leaves a total of 131 to fish tomorrow and Saturday.  It was a surprisingly busy day at the scales at Bahia Marina today with lots of nice fish coming to the scales.  This is what the leader board looks like after day 1.

Junior Angler

Melissa Dann     21.4 pound Dolphin

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Wahoo

Bubblehead     50.2 POunds

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Dolphin

Rhonda’s Osprey     33 Pounds

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Tuna

No Limits     191.4 Pounds

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Billfish Release

3rd Place     Rhonda’s Osprey     1 White Marlin Release     10:55 AM

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2nd Place     Wrecker     1   White Marlin Release     9:18 AM

1st Place     Absolute Pleasure     2 White Marlin Released

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The Poor Girls got a visit from special guest Governor Larry Hogan today.  I was able to get the only “Governor Selfie” of the day.

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Away from the tournament, the party boat fleet continued to pound on the flounder.  The Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak had good flounder fishing today with multiple four fish limits.  The largest fish of the day was just over 4 pounds.

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Captain Monty Hawkins on the party boat Morning Star had some good luck with the flounder today as well.  Captain Monty put anglers on flounder, mackerel and one nice mahi.

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The Ocean Princess with Captain Victor Bunting has been having great luck on the ocean lately.  Nice sea bass and flounder are keeping anglers busy and even some spadefish and triggerfish have come over the rail.

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The bay is full of throwback flounder and Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss fishing has been taking full advantage of it.  Captain Jeff had his anglers on the Bad Influence catching plenty of flounder on a two hour trip this morning.

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