Back on the Tunas

Back on the Tunas

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.

Well the offshore fleet was back to it today thanks to that stubborn front moving off the beach.  The buoy report this morning when the boats got started was 3.6 feet every 5.6 seconds with a wave steepness of N/A….which means pretty nice!  A big change from yesterday’s non-fishable offshore conditions, so it was lines in!

The bite today was on lumps inshore of the canyons, particularly the Hot Dog.  There is a really mixed bag of Yellowfin out there with several fish being caught that don’t make the 27″ minimum length, and fish as large as 40 or 50 pounds.  The baits are Ballyhoo, spreader bars and daisy chains.

The Marli out of Sunset Marina had one of the better days out there today.  Captain Mark Hoos reports that John Conrad and his crew had a great day offshore on the charter boat MARLI with Captain Mark Hoos and Mate Mark Stephens. They boxed 11 Yellowfin Tunas, released an additional 10 and caught 3 Mahi Mahi. Lots of action… The bite is on!!!


Captain Joe Drosey on board Rhonda’s Osprey also out of Sunset Marina had a good day as well.  Captain Joe put his crew on three Yellowfin and four nice Dolphin at the Hot Dog and released another 23 fish as well.  That’s steady action all day!


The inshore action continues to be really good for Flounder.  Captain John Prather our inshore specialist had another great day on the Flounder this evening on the incoming tide on white and green Gulp at the south jetty.  Talk about a great trip for this family!


The ocean going party boats are having good luck with Flounder and Sea Bass…you just might not know which one will bite better on any given day, but it beats sitting at your desk reading this report. 🙂  Today for the Judith M it was the Flounder!


If you’d like to get an idea check out Captain Monty’s Morning Star fish report here….

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