150 Pound Bigeye in December

By Scott Lenox

150 Pound Bigeye in December

You read it right!  I’ve got to be honest, it’s crazy!  The last of the tuna fish usually leave the area sometime in late October.  We may have even had some yellowfin or long fin caught in November in the past, but bigeye tuna in the canyons off of Ocean City in December?  Absolutely crazy….but I’m not complaining!

Josh Ensor, Jeff Rosenkilde and Joe Cangianelli aren’t complaining either.  The crew ran out to 200 fathoms just outside the Rockpile and found 64 degree water and gave it a shot yesterday.  They were rewarded with three yellowfin tuna and a beautiful bigeye tuna that tipped out at 150 pounds.  The bigeye ate a Joe Shute lure on a flat line only 10 feet behind the boat around 4PM yesterday and made it in the boat just before dark.

12342373_10206987756029930_7095908492311522572_n IMG_2417

A report came in just a bit ago from Captain Chris Mizurak on board the Angler indicating some good fishing today.  Captain Chris reports a lot of people on board catching their limit today.  The Angler also had sea bass and flounder up to four pounds and a handful of bluefish over 10 pounds.  There was also at least one real nice porgy.

12347634_10156521550375105_5122696863496028717_n 12347677_10156521550530105_6561871094752031151_n 12366344_10156521550770105_6190381629059479687_n 11046260_10156521551555105_8751793658421418797_n 12313582_10156521550635105_2809278580450520710_n 12391084_10156521552705105_2354391161239893718_n

The final day of the 3rd Annual Ocean City Marlin Club Rockfish Tournament was today and the awards banquet is going on right now.  I’ll update all of the winners with some pics tomorrow night so be sure to check back.

In other rockfish news, John Doak, Tina Doak and their grandson Ryker Adams had a good day trolling off of Bethany Beach just inside of three miles.  The crew used white tandem rigs to capture two rockfish in less than two hours that were 42″ and 40″.  Not a bad way to spend a warm December afternoon!

IMG_2859 IMG_2860

Today's Daily Angle Brought to You By

Daily Angle

April 20, 2024
Flounder, Tog and Nice Bluefish in the Bay
Flounder, Tog and Nice Bluefish in the Bay

It wasn’t gorgeous out today, but it was pretty dern close.  Warm temps and light winds made the little bit of cloud cover more than tolerable and folks were out on the water enjoying it.  The… READ MORE

Read More Archive

La Vida 'Local'

January 4, 2023
Delicious Crab Pie Recipe
Delicious Crab Pie Recipe

Crab Pie Ingredients 1 Pound jumbo lump crab meat 2 Deep Dish Pie Crusts (this recipe will make 2 pies) 1/4 cup of diced onion (or shallots) 8 oz of Swiss cheese 2 Tablespoons flour 3… READ MORE

Read More Archive



View More

Request a FREE OC Vacation Guide

Request a FREE Visitor's Guide

Today's Daily Angle Brought to You By


Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Get More Information