Prepare to be Smoked and Spread on Crackers

Prepare to be Smoked and Spread on Crackers

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.

Now that the 19th Annual Mako Mania is in the books, the offshore fleet has gotten back to the business of targeting the tuna fish in the offshore canyons.  The bite seemed a little slow out there today but there were still some fish caught.  Most boats were fishing in an area of the Washington canyon on the 800/800 line.

The Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina seemed to have the best luck with a nice 149 pound Bigeye caught in the Washington canyon.  The crew also had a beautiful 40 pound Dolphin and a decent Yellowfin tuna.

The Rhonda’s Osprey out of Sunset Marina with Captain Joe Drosey kept 2 40 pound Yellowfin and released 5 others also in the Washington canyon.

This weekend’s Mako Mania winner, the Marli with Captain Mark Hoos out of Sunset Marina caught a few nice dolphin and was also fishing in the Washinton canyon.

Inshore Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide service is having some decent luck with the Flounder in the back bay.  When the weather cooperates there has also been a good bite on the outside of the south jetty.  Minnows and 4″ Gulp in pink and white are having the best luck in the bay.  Outside the jetty the bigger Gulp in 5-6″ white seem to be enticing the keepers.

Here’s a happy OC Guide Service customer with a nice keeper!

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Another exciting story from inshore today was the Bluefish bite north of the Route 50 bridge.  My buddy Carey Farlow from Smoker’s BBQ found the birds working hard and decided to see what was causing all  the commotion.  He was rewarded right away with a real nice chopper size Bluefish.  By the end of the blitz Carey had 5 nice Bluefish that he caught on buck tails but said, ” a bare hook probably would have worked there were so many.”  It’s nice to be in the right place at the right time with the right gear!

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