Bucket Full of Flounder

Bucket Full of Flounder

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.

Today started off REELY chilly, but by the end of the day it was actually quite nice.  The forecast for the weekend isn’t the greatest as a nor’easter is expected to bring rain, strong winds and coastal flooding into the area tomorrow into Saturday.  I decided to take Fish in OC Carolina Skiff out of the water for the weekend just in case….but not before my lovely bride and I got into some fishing.

It was so cold this morning that it took some convincing, but I was able to persuade my wife Kristen to do a little flounder fishing at the route 50 bridge this morning before we pulled the boat out for the weekend.  The tide was going to be perfect and the water looked pretty clean, but we had no idea that the fishing would be as good as it was.  I cast netted some live mullet in commercial harbor, but those only seemed to attract bluefish bites.  We caught 8 or 10 before we ran out of mullet and switched over to Gulp and that’s when the flounder really started snapping.  We had a great time catching over 40 flounder with 4 nice keepers up to 21″ on 4″ and 5″ Gulp baits in chartreuse and pearl.  All of the action took place in the east channel north of the route 50 bridge on the end of the incoming tide and the beginning of the outgoing.

My buddy Big Bird Cropper had Dave out for some fishing this afternoon as well and they had a great day too.  Bird and Dave had 8 rockfish, 4 bluefish and 9 flounder with 4 of those being keepers.

Adam Thompson of the Ocean City Maryland Fishing Community had a good day of floundering from the route 50 bridge on white Gulp today as well.  Adam had a couple of keepers with a nice 24″ doormat.

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