Posted on August 30th, 2017
I’m a bad news first kind of guy so let’s get that out of the way….Due to the uncertain weather forecast for this weekend the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 59th Annual Labor Day White Marlin Tournament has been cancelled. The offshore wind forecast is all over the place with winds from the northeast, east, south and west forecast and speeds from 5 all the way to 30 knots scheduled at some point during the weekend. Remnants from Hurricane Harvey could track this way and the Atlantic is very active right now so forecasters and fishermen are keeping their eyes on things. The OCMC made a good call canceling this weekend’s tournament…. here is the official statement.
“Due to the unstable nature of the weather forecast for this weekend the Tournament Chairmen for the 59th Annual Labor Day White Marlin Tournament have decided to cancel the event. The best interest of our members, participants and the Ocean City Marlin Club must always come first. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
And now for the good news……there were actually some fish caught today. My buddy Nick Denny fished the north side of the route 50 bridge today and actually had a very successful outing. Nick used a lead headed swim shad bait to catch several throwback rockfish and this beautiful 24″ red drum. It was great to see a fish hit the Ocean City Maryland Fishing Community page today and this is good news for drum fishermen that hope they make a run in the bay this September.
Another red drum came in this afternoon from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier. Bear sent this photo of Ted Herndon and his 24″ red that he caught on a white Gulp bait from the north sea wall on the inlet.
Captain Drew Zerbe had the Tortuga out for a couple of trips today. This morning it was throwback flounder action and a couple of snapper bluefish followed by this keeper that won the fish pool on the afternoon trip.
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