Bass From the Bay and Bass From the River

Bass From the Bay and Bass From the River

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.

The weather over the past couple of days has been inconsistent to say the least, and it looks to stay that way at least for the next two weeks or so.  Thursday was absolutely beautiful with warm temps and sunny skies and yesterday kind of sucked with moderate temps, intermittent rain and a crazy system that rolled through yesterday evening.  Today was decent with temps in the 50s with a little breeze, but the sunny skies definitely helped keep things warm so there were some anglers out giving it a shot.

Captain Brian Behe of Buffalo Hunter Guide Service was out on the Pocomoke River today with his dad John and had a really nice day.  Captain Brian reported “good fishing” where they landed several largemouth bass and crappie and had some white and yellow perch mixed in.  We’re hoping to get out with Captain Brian on the Pocomoke again this week for another episode of Hooked on OC.

My buddy Ayrton “The Kayak Kid” Pryor had the Hobie out this morning and had great luck with the school sized rockfish (striped bass.)  Ayrton used white jig heads and swim shads to catch and release 13 rock north of the route 90 bridge.  The biggest fish was a healthy 24″er.

Ryan Cowder sent me this photo of a bunker that his crew snagged in the back bay today while doing some casting.  Just goes to show the size of some of the menhaden that are cruising through our water systems…..there’s sure to be predators not too far behind them.

The first flounder of the season were caught in Virginia over the weekend according to our buddies at the Seahawk Sports Center in Pocomoke, MD.  That’s good news for local flounder fishermen as the first fish to be caught in Ocean City’s back bays are usually only a few weeks behind the Virginia fish….you can bet you’ll see me out there when the Carolina Skiff goes in the drink next week.

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