Bluefish in the Wind

Bluefish in the Wind

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.

Fishing conditions were tough today in Ocean City.  The wind was absolutely cranking all day with the highest steady wind at around 22 mph with gusts as high as 35.  That made for tough fishing for anyone fishing at all today.  If you were planning on fishing from land at places like the route 50 bridge, the 3rd street bulkhead or the Oceanic Pier you also had another condition that may have made your fishing adventure tough…..traffic.  I heard from several sources, including the world’s most reliable (Facebook), that traffic in Ocean City was in gridlock for most of the day.  I know of a couple of people that were trying to fish downtown and didn’t because they just couldn’t get there.

The wind made the bay water pretty rough in spots and dirty in most, but the Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe was able to find some bluefish on their trips.  Both the morning and afternoon trips produced several snapper sized bluefish and there was one flounder released on the morning trip.

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There was some good bluefish action at the Oceanic Pier if you were able to get there today as well.  Bear reported that snapper sized blues were coming over the rail pretty steady today with a lot of fish being caught on spec rigs.  Gregg from PA caught one of the bigger fish at 33″ and Howard and his son Harrison were slaying the blues on spec rigs.

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The Ocean Princess with Captain Victor Bunting had their first trip of the season yesterday and had much success with the sea bass.  Everyone on board had fish to take home and some lucky anglers caught their 15 fish limit.

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The wind looks to blow again tomorrow so I’m thinking that the #firstwhitemarlinoc will be safe for another day.  Check out the giveaway at the top of our Facebook page and put in a guess for the date and time….the prize pack is pretty awesome!!

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