Posted on August 11th, 2018
Well the 45th Annual White Marlin Open is completely in the books as the winners were announced earlier at the awards ceremony at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City. The big winners were the crew of the Weldor’s Ark who had the first place white marlin at 83 pounds. This is what a check for over $2.5 Million looks like in case you haven’t seen one.
Congratulations to all of the winners and participants of this year’s White Marlin Open and to Jim Motsko and the entire Motsko family on a terrific event.
Most boats in the Ocean City fleet stayed tied to the dock today to recuperate from the long White Marlin Open week, but Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey was right back to the grind today with an offshore trip. Captain Joe made it count too putting his anglers on three white marlin releases and some nice mahi.
Flounder fishing on ocean structure was good again today for the crew of Morning Star with Captain Monty Hawkins. These folks all had a good time on board Morning Star today: Jackie Funk & Will Steak of Potomac Falls VA – Eric Swift of Greenbackville, VA – Joe & Denise Connelly of Levittown, PA – Heidi & Randy Smith of Odenton, MD – & Mike Rasmus of Deptford, NJ. The fish ate clam, squid & cut bait on wrecks, artificial reef, & natural bottom.
Captain Dave Caffrey of On the Run Charters fished some ocean structure today as well and put his anglers on some nice flounder fishing. Captain Dave had two really nice fish of 5 and 6 pounds despite some windy conditions.
Chasin’ Tides Charters with Captain Chase Eberle had some more good catch and release shark action this morning. Chasin’ Tides had black tips, sand bars and sand tigers to over 6′.
Justin Romanuski, Jim Thorpe, PA, Norby Brennan, Minersville, PA, Derek Christensen, York, PA abd Greg Jones, Hazleton, PA show some of the keeper flounder caught on squid and shiners today on board the Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe and mate Serge Gardner. The biggest fish was 18″ and 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
Shayna and Caleb Machamer caught two 18″ flounder in the bay behind assateague today fishing with Rusty Daub. It was Shayna’s first fish ever and Caleb learned quickly that flounder have teeth.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing put this shooter on a BIG southern ray in the south bay today.