All Kinds of Fish Inshore

All Kinds of Fish Inshore

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.

I have to apologize for not posting a Daily Angle last night.  Usually when I don’t post it’s because I didn’t get any reports….last night I was busy fishing myself!  Right now we are experiencing some of the best inshore fishing of the entire year with all kinds of fish being caught.  Almost every species that we catch in Ocean City is available right now and some of them are being caught in really good numbers.  We’ve got flounder, rockfish, bluefish, sheepshead, tautog, red drum, black drum, speckled trout and more being caught in inlet and back bays and all of them should still be around for our first ever Ocean City Inshore Classic next weekend.  The wind was a little stiff out of the southwest today, but it was warm and sunny so anglers were out in full force.

Like I mentioned there are a ton of species being caught in Ocean City right now and Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service found a couple of them today.  Captain John put E.R. Bounds of Sunset Marina and Dan Harrison on keeper versions of sheepshead, black drum and red drum while fishing the inlet today during an awesome day of fishing.

Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters has had some good luck in the inlet the past few days as well.  Captain Jason put Mitch Parker and Bill Regan some sheepshead action yesterday morning and in the afternoon it was keeper flounder, tautog and sheepshead.

I tried my luck at the south jetty yesterday with some live sand fleas on the prowl for some sheepshead.  Although I didn’t catch any of my target species I did luck into two red drum of 25″ and 26″….yes, you are only allowed one per person….one for me and one for my cameraman Dave Messick.

Captain Brad McCabe of Bay Time Charters has had a good couple of days in the bay recently.  Captain Brad put the crew from Atlantic Irrigation….Kenny Burnley, Wayne Upto, Brian Swain, and Dale Carey on 35 plus short flounder and then Dale managed to boat this 18 in keeper.  Captain Brad put Atlantic Irrigation group 2… Jay Huss, Tony Italia, Jerry Dougherty, and Dale Carey on a smorgasbord of fish including flonder, blues, specs and a few tog until they found 18 1/2 inch flonder for dinner.

 

Fishing down at the Oceanic Pier has been really good the past few days too.  Bear submitted photos of a keeper tautog from the pier, a shot of John with two keeper rockfish caught on Zoom baits and a photo of himself with a 19″ keeper flounder that he caught on a live minnow from the pier.

Bryan Keith caught this big 12 pound 6 ounce sheepshead while fishing outside the south jetty with Matt Shoup of Fenwick Tackle.

Offshore fishing is definitely slowing down, but it is far from over with.  Captain Joey Drosey on board Rhonda’s Osprey proved that on an overnight trip las night that produced a swordfish, a dozen beautiful golden tilefish and a box full of over 40 mahi.

With all of this awesome inshore action going on don’t forget to make plans for our first ever Ocean City Inshore Classic with Hooked on OC next Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15.  Sign ups are Friday the 13th at Sunset Grille from 5 PM til 7 PM.  The first 40 boats to sign up will get our tournament bucket.  Click the link for more info……Ocean City Inshore Classic.

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