Bonine® Baby!

Bonine® Baby!

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.

Last year at this time I was writing about how it was the last day to keep a tautog in Maryland and how it would be a bummer for the party boat fleet when sea bass stopped biting.  Well tonight I am happy to remind everyone that is not the case this year….and sea bass are still snapping anyway.  MD tautog season will remain open with a 16″ minimum size and a creel limit of four per person.  MD sea bass season will close on January 1.

The weather forecast early in the week called for light winds today, but word from the party boat fleet was…..not so much.  They did get the day in and there were lots of fish caught, but some would have liked to have a miracle cure for sea sickness as both boats reporting in today reached vomit protocol.

What a forecast we had for today! Dern shame there wasn’t a shred of truth in it.. 
Pretty saucy off there. 
Ended up with some limits of sea bass & some who hardly fished at all. Bonine Baby! The precaution of motion sickness prevention makes for cheap insurance..
If any readers ponder how NY’s Private Boats can catch over 2.5 million more pounds of sea bass in Nov/Dec than all the Party/Charter Boats on the whole East Coast for the whole year – or if you wonder about NJ Shore anglers catching sea bass that averaged 1.7 pounds, and in far greater number than NJ’s Party Boats caught – maybe you’ll enjoy reading my 11/28/18 Fish Report.  Sure are lots of miraculous catches in NOAA’s Recreational Catch Estimates…   

Today’s pool winner was Brett Selby of Keedysville, MD with an 18.5 inch sea bass. 
Also pictured are Mic Delaney of Crownsville, MD – Louis Ortiz of Laurel, MD – plus Tom & Josh Gruver Of Annapolis, MD. 

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler was out on the rip today as well and reported good sea bass fishing with a splash of vomit.  The day started a little slow, but they were able to grind it out to several limits of sea bass around the rail.

The guys will be heading out again tomorrow and the forecast is for light winds and calmer seas…..or so they say.

For anyone interested……

The Judith M party boat out of Bahia Marina is looking for part time Captains for its evening cruise and for daily fishing. A 50 ton or better master license is required. Please call 410-430-8420 for more information.

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