Bad Oyster Wins 4th Annual OCMC Rockfish Tournament

Bad Oyster Wins 4th Annual OCMC Rockfish Tournament

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.

We had some nasty weather blow in here on Thursday afternoon and put the kaibosh on fishing around Ocean City for a couple of days.  The consistent northwest winds seem to have pushed the rockfish off of the beach and outside of the three mile limit for targeting them so the bite has pretty much shut down for the past few days.  We have fish right out front, but unfortunately once again this year they haven’t made a strong appearance inside of three miles.  There are still some fish off of New Jersey so we will see some more migration this way, let’s just hope they get inside that line on the way by.  Big Bird Cropper tells me that there are some throwback rockfish in the inlet.  He caught a dozen throwbacks at the south jetty this morning on the Roy Rig with fish as large as 26″.

Today was the final day of the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 4th Annual Rockfish Tournament and for the 6th straight day nothing was caught to do any damage to the leaderboard.  It really paid off for the boats that made the trip north to New Jersey waters early in the week because those fish held on to collect some nice prizes.  Congratulations to the winners!


Bad Oyster     11.8 pounds     $540



Combined Total

Nontypical     65.8 pounds     $1,080.00


3rd Place

Nontypical     22.4 pounds     36.0″ length     22.0″ girth     $1,008.00


2nd Place

Fish Frenzi     25.4 pounds     37.5″ length     23.0″ girth     $1,512.00


1st Place

Bad Oyster     33.0 pounds    45.0″ length     23.5″ girth     $6,680.00


The local party boats were back on the rip again today with the light winds and had some awesome fishing.  Captain Chris Mizurak on the party boat Angler reported good fishing today with some limits of sea bass up to three pounds, some really nice bluefish and two big flounder of 5 pounds 7 ounces and 5 pounds 9 ounces.

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My buddy Nick Denny was crew for Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star today and reported an awesome day on the water as well.  Nick reported a boat limit of sea bass, a big 34″ bluefish and one 22″ flounder.  The couple in the last picture were just married on Friday and celebrated with some nice sea bass.

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