Posted on October 7th, 2018
It was yet another beautiful day in Ocean City and it was just as beautiful in the ocean. Today was the final day of the 2018 fishing season for the Ocean City Marlin Club and the hard fought race for the coveted award for Most Billfish Released by Any Boat came down to one day of fishing between the Buckshot with Captain Gary Stamm and the No Quarter with Captain Kyle Peet. In the end, Buckshot was able to finish up an awesome summer of fishing and hold on to first place with an incredible 152 billfish released on the season. Captain Kyle and No Quarter deserve congratulations as well for finishing in second just three fish behind at 149. Congratulations to both crews on an awesome season and a friendly battle between dock mates that ended with no losers.
The mahi bite off in the canyons continues to impress with tons and tons of fish available for boats willing to put in the effort. Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey had another awesome day of mahi fishing and put his crew on a limit of them today.
Wendy Holmes, Director of Search & Rescue for NOAA jumped on an open boat trip with Captain Todd Kurtz of the Restless Lady and absolutely mugged up on some mahi.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported an awesome weather day AND an awesome day of fishing. Morning Star had a few limits and some nice sea bass contenders for the pool money, including Tom Hoy’s 19″ fish, when Tim Calimer of Shippensburg, PA boated an 8+ pound 26″ fat flounder. Suddenly the fish pool became no contest. Also pictured are John Altfather of Centreville, MD – Chuck Burnham of Bel Air, MD – Breht Sanders & Pat Zurgable of Waynesboro, PA – Bill Rano of Shippensburg, PA – Brian & Randy Haneschlager of Nottingham, PA – Sherry Goldberg of Rehobeth, DE – and Jeff & Jacob Bauer of South Point, MD.
Captain Wayne Blanks of Bayside Guide Service had a productive day of flounder fishing today putting his angler on two keepers of 17 1/2″ and 18 1/2″ at the route 50 bridge.
Cody Gallien of the Ocean City Fishing Community caught and released this 50″ red drum in the suds of the Assateague surf this morning.