Posted on October 22nd, 2017
Ah yes…..it was another beautiful day with light winds, sunny skies, warm temperatures and really good fishing. Today was the kind of day that makes my job fun and easy. Sure, I’ve got to organize a bunch of pictures, answer text messages and emails and sort through a bunch of Facebook posts….and I wouldn’t change a thing. I absolutely love my job(s) and I really enjoy the feedback I get about this report and our show Hooked on OC. I didn’t get a chance to get out on the water and enjoy the nice weather today, but lots of anglers did and the fishing was good.
Today marked the re-open to the Maryland sea bass season after a closure of a month and it couldn’t have come any sooner for the party boat fleet. Most, if not all of the local party boats were sold out today and there was some good fishing to welcome them back. Not only were there sea bass to be had, but there were also some nice flounder and triggerfish caught. Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star sent me this photo of Bob Houser (25″ flounder and a 16″ triggerfish, Parker Rayne, Darlene Derr with a 20″ in sea bass that won the fish pool, Karl Burnham, Dr. Jeff Kerner, Mike Ziegler, Ray Ricci. The group had a variety of fish with some limits and lot of folks had double digit keepers.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler was glad to be back out in the ocean again today and reported a beautiful day on the water. Captain Chris had some good fishing with some big sea bass and nice flounder coming over the rail.
The tautog fishing in the bay was really good again today with lots of fish to be had, but only a few keepers mixed in. Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters had plenty of action today putting one keeper in the box and releasing another 30 fish.
Big Bird Cropper of the Ocean City Fishing Community was finally able to put a couple of keeper flounder in the boat today after a couple of days of awesome flounder fishing with a ton of throwbacks.
John Wooldridge and his crew have been having some great luck with the rockfish in the north bay recently. John fished with his son Grayson and Grayson’s buddy Marshall and had some good action with short rock one of which was Marshall’s first ever.
Captain Austin Ensor and the #gang from Primary Search were out in the deep for an October “send” today and caught themselves a 110 pound daytime swordfish.
Captain Brian Behe of Buffalo Hunter Guide Service who fishes the Pocomoke River out of Snow Hill had his first trip of the fall season today. Captain Brian fished with Jay and his family and put young anglers Aerial and Cassidy on some fun crappie fishing. This fishing will get nothing but better as the water temperatures on the Pocomoke cool down.