Posted on October 12th, 2019
Today was day one of our 3rd Annual Ocean City Inshore Classic put on by Fish in OC and Hooked on OC and it was a doozie! We reely didn’t know what to expect for this year’s tournament given the recent weather, but we’ve been blessed with some terrific weather for the weekend and a record number of boats and payout. This morning 32 teams set out looking for rockfish, flounder, tautog, bluefish, sheepshead, triggerfish and more seeking to land their share of over $10,700 in prize money. When scales closed at 7 PM this evening we had fish in every category and some boats are currently looking at winning a bunch of money. Here’s who’s leading the categories after the first day of fishing.
3rd Place On the Run 5.2 Lb Sheepshead
2nd Place On the Run 5.4 Lb Sheepshead
1st Place Miller Time 5.8 Lb Bluefish
3rd Place On the Run 3.2 Lbs
2nd Place Bunion Boyz 3.4 Lbs
1st Place On the Run 3.8 Lbs
3rd Place Current Situation 3.8 Lbs
2nd Place Fin City 4.2 Lbs
1st Place Minor Threat 4.2 Lbs *Weighed first
2nd Place Miller Time 7.8 Lbs
1st Place Miller Time 10 Lbs
We had lots of action at the scales today and expect some more of the same tomorrow when scales are open from 3 PM until 5 PM. Lots of teams are out fishing right now and they can until lines out at 3 PM tomorrow afternoon. Good luck to all teams fishing the 3rd Annual Ocean City Inshore Classic!
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star had to make some adjustments today, but he was able to get out and put the kaibosh on some big sea bass.
After overcoming numerous challenges caused by this morning’s high tide, we paddled on offshore a bit and found hungry sea bass in grand number. Caught a super boat limit: that’s everyone including crew. Even had 3 fat keepers on two hooks!
Pictured are Lori Beare of Hanover PA with our first jumbo double of the day – Jonah Robertson of Mandance DE shows off a nice double – Warren Fleming from Damascus MD who came on strong in the end with an awesome double – Rodney Minwah of Laurel MD with a pool contender — also pictured in the group snap are Floyd Brown of Hopettill MD – Bob Beare of Hanover PA – Wayne Lee, Wayne W, & James Hardy of Frederick MD – Herb Dickens of Philly PA – plus Brian & Keith Jacobs of Poolsville MD.
Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent in photos of Chrissy with a nice 18″ black drum that she caught on a green crab and Jim from Poughkeepsie, NY with a 17 1/2″ trout that he caught on a shrimp.
Louden Swain was fishing with his dad Randy Swain, Jr. when he caught and released this 25″ rockfish on a Yozuri 3 1/2″ plug.