Posted on June 21st, 2020
The Daily Catch at Sunset Marina
Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads out there! I hope you all had a great day and enjoyed the beautiful weather with your family like I did. Lots of Dads were out on the water today taking advantage of the beautiful conditions and great fishing and we also got results from the 41st Annual Small Boat Tournament put on by the Ocean City Marlin Club.
The OCMC Small Boat Tournament is in the books and it was another great event by the club. Your winners won’t be “official” until tomorrow evening, but here’s what it looks like. Big thanks to Amanda Shick for the pics!
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The crew of the Reel Chaos with Captain Anthony Matarese Jr. had a terrific Father’s Day trolling the Poorman’s Canyon today. The Matarese’s put a nice bigeye and several yellowfin tuna in the boat.
Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey put his anglers on an awesome day of offshore fishing that loaded the fish box with bigeye and yellowfin tunas.
The crew of the Boss Hogg had a great day with the tunas as well and everyone enjoyed bent rods on this Father’s Day. The Boss Hogg had nice yellowfin tuna and released a blue marlin.
Captain Mike Burt and mate David Burt of the Pumpin’ Hard have had two decent days of fishing for their clients. Crews boxed yellowfin tuna both yesterday and today.
Captain Dan Stauffer of the Fin Chaser gave his anglers some fun today and put them on some yellowfin tuna action.
Yesterday Jeff and Jennifer Kukel and their crew had a great day of trolling the Poorman’s and ended up with some nice tuna for the grill.
Jeff Montgomery caught this wahoo while fishing with Nick Craven, Captain Corey Leggour, mate Greg Tamburo, John Soter, Ryan McGuire and Joe Pino.
Trevor Harman took his son Braydon out for his first offshore trip ever and showed him a great time putting him on his first ever yellowfin tuna. Looks like he had a good time!
The flounder bite over ocean structure has picked up nicely for the ocean going fleet. Captain Kane Bounds of the Fish Bound has had two great days in a row with some nice flatties. Today even produced a 7 pound fish that had to be released because they already had a limit of 32 fish.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported finicky sea bass today, but he also capitalized on the improving flounder bite with several nice fish up to 5 pounds.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star had a pretty awesome day of fishing today and ended up just 4 fish shy of a boat limit.
When the current slacked and then came to a halt, sea bass kept chewing. Boy is that rare.
A local, Jeff Jaras, and friend John Sipple of GlenArm MD, bagged out next. Jeff would win today’s pool also.
Though many a short went back, the bite was ferocious almost to the last minute. We were 4 fish shy a boat limit – the fellows who didn’t limit had thrown keepers back without a care and so certainly didn’t mind.
In all? One stop shopping atop a reef we’d built on as pretty a day as you could ask.
Sounds like ‘happy father’s day’ to me.
Gina Barnett of Huntington PA caught the most keepers, I’m sure. Chris Kokenzie of Harrisburg & Chasity Brindle from James Creek PA join her in a Friends & Family pic. Duke Brindle shows off a dandy, as do Chris K & Dave Leitzell of Harrisburg PA.