30″, 10.6 Pound Flounder

30″, 10.6 Pound Flounder

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.

As we move closer and closer to a stretch of unfishable days thanks to Hurricane Jose’ today was another absolutely beautiful day to fish both inshore and offshore.  There was a rolling swell offshore today, but the wind was so light that it was what some refer to as “slick cam.”  Here is the view out the front glass of the Wrecker with Captain Jeremy Blunt today.

Tomorrow looks doable, but the wind is forecast to start picking up tomorrow afternoon as Jose’ moves this way so the swell will turn into slop quick even if moderate wind blows on top of it.  It looks like we’re going to lose Monday through Wednesday in the ocean next week and there may be some rain onshore so it won’t be great weather to start the week, but fishing is pretty good right now and Jose’ will be gone by Thursday so I’m sure folks will be right back out.

It was a decent day out in the canyons with some white marlin releases, some wahoo and a bunch of mahi for the trolling fleet.  It was a great day for the Pumpin’ Hard with Captain Michael Burt who was two for two on white marlin releases.  The first white was landed by my little buddy Dorian Messick who is only six years old.  His dad Dave Messick of Hooked on OC was super proud and I’ll be interviewing “Dory” in an upcoming episode of Hooked on OC.

Another kid who had a great day out in the canyons was our buddy Mikey Pitarra who was out for his first offshore trip and caught a 41 pound wahoo and a “peanut” mahi while fishing on the Lucky Duck II with Capain Art Boykin.

Captain Chris Watkowski and mate Ayrton Pryor of the Spring Mix II had a good day putting their crew on a box full of mahi today.

Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing was on board the Reel Estate with Captain Curtis Campbell and mate Conner Campbell and he got me some shots of Taylor Schmitz who caught a nice mahi and Trevor Masimore who released his first white marlin.

My buddy Randy Swain was at it again today catching HUGE flounder over ocean structure.  Today Randy and crew had 22″, 3.9 pounder, a 24″, 4.9 pounder and a GIANT 30″, 10.6 pound flounder.  The big 10 pound doormat was caught by Russ Coward.

Fishing over ocean structure was good for the crew of the Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak today as some flounder and really nice sea bass ended up in the box.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star had a “nice day on the reefs” today.  Here are Ron “Mr. Bo Tangles” of Wilmington, DE with a 22″ flounder, Jessica Turowski of West Ocean City with a 17″ sea bass, Christie Gessford of Centreville, MD and Melody Melvin of Ridgely, MD.  The fish were cut on cut bait over ocean structure.  Captain Monty, like me, thinks that we’ll get tomorrow in, but then the ocean will be closed until Thursday which is the last day before MD sea bass season closes.  If you want a chance to put some sea bass in the freezer get on board with our fleet for tomorrow or Thursday.   FishinOC.com/partyboats

Captain John Prather of the inshore charter Ocean City Guide Service found a couple of nice keeper flounder and several throwbacks in the bay today on white Gulp baits.

Anglers on the inshore charter Lucky Break with Captain Jason Mumford had some good luck in the inlet today putting a keeper weakfish and a healthy sheepshead in the box.

Blake Gunther of the Ocean City Fishing Community had a couple of keeper flounder fishing in the clean water today.

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