Big Rockfish Are Snappin’

Big Rockfish Are Snappin’

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 another day of good weather and another day of good rockfishing today.  The wind blew a little yesterday which kept a lot of boats at the dock, but it laid down nicely today and it was warm so there were lots of boats out trolling inside of three miles trying their luck for the stripers that showed up off of our coast the other day.  The weather was also nice enough for some of the local party boats to get off the beach and check if the sea bass and flounder are still around.

My buddy Scott Peters was out today and had a ton of luck.  Scott found the rockfish about 10.5 miles south of Ocean City inlet and got into them really good.  Scott caught a total of 12 fish with one keeper as most of them fell into the slot of nonkeepability at 41″ – 42″.  Scott also fished yesterday about 2.5 miles straight out of the inlet where he released one fish and boxed a beauty.  This big rock measured 46.5″ and weighed in at 41.4 pounds.

Matt Pry, Justin Pry and the boys on Prymetime of the Ocean City Fishing Community had a great day trolling off of Sea Colony.  The crew had five fish total with four keepers over 44″ and one 39″ fish that went back.

Yesterday Ricky Adkins and Thad Palmer fished outside of Ocean City inlet and caught 10 fish between 40″ and 43″ that had to be released.  They did catch one big 45″ keeper that was able to go in the cooler.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the party boat Angler got some anglers on some good fishing today.  Captain Chris reported good fishing with a nice mix of sea bass up to 3 pounds, bluefish up to 12 pounds and flounder as big as 5.5 pounds.  It looks like this good sea bass and flounder fishing might just keep us busy until MD tautog season opens back up on January 1.

My good friend Big Bird Cropper was at it again today with his friend Shawn.  Bird and Shawn tossed Roy Rigs and landed several small rockfish and this beauty of a 26″ red drum.

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