Rough One Today Buddy!

Rough One Today Buddy!

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.

It was a rough one out there today folks!  I’m pretty sure that NOBODY fished offshore today, and though some tried it not too many people caught fish inshore.  It was a nice sunny day in here on the beach but it was rough with a steady NE wind at 20+ knots all day.  Exactly 0 boats fished in the Ocean City Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament today so the standings update is simple…..the same as yesterday.

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I did get a report from John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service today confirming how tough fishing was.  Captain John had one keeper today and a slow pick of throwbacks throughout the bay.  His one keeper came on a strip of lizard fish.


He’s a nasty little guy with a mouth wider than his entire body.  We catch them in the bay quite a bit in the late summer, and a small one or a strip from one side can work great as a flounder bait.

Yesterday the Boss Hogg had a really nice catch while deep dropping in the canyons.  The “Hogg” caught several sea bass, a few mahi and some nice blue line tilefish.  One of the tiles was a whopping 15 pounder!


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