Chunkin’ Some Nice Tunas

Chunkin’ Some Nice Tunas

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.

It was another rough day in the ocean today, but the boats that decided to tough it out were rewarded handsomely.  Tuna fishermen are having better luck chunking butterfish than they are trolling right now and there are some really nice fish being caught.  The majority of fish being caught on the chunk right now are coming from the inshore lumps like the Hot Dog and Massey’s Canyon and they are nice fish in the 50 to 60 pound range with the occasional 70 pounder.

The Talbot Street boys did really well today chunking up the yellowfin.  Captain Todd Kurtz and mate Tito of the Restless Lady put the folks from Milwaukee Tools on 15 healthy yellowfin in the 40-50 pound range while chunking butterfish and menhaden at the hot dog.


The Jade II with Captain Ed Kauffman and mate Brian Hazard was in the same spot with Glen Foley and his group and also had 15 stud yellowfin.


Inshore of the tuna fishing fleet the Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak had a decent day with the sea bass with several big knotheads coming over the rail.

Last night Captain Chase Eberle of Chaisin’ Tides Charters put Steve and Brad Walters and Richard Arnold on a handful of sand tiger sharks that were released.  This morning Captain Chase had a juvenile thresher shark come aboard the flounder boat to the thrill of his customers.

The inshore fishing was good again today with some small sharks being caught just off the beach and some keeper flounder being caught in the bay.  Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a couple of  keeper flounder from in front of Harbour Island on the outgoing tide.  He also put his anglers on some fun catch and release shark fishing in the ocean.

Captain Luke Blume of the offshore charter boat C Boys had his center console the B Boys out in the ocean for some inshore sharking fun.  Captain Luke’s son Joshua released some spinner and sharpnose sharks.

Captain Mike Giardina of the Calico Jack put this lucky angler on a really nice keeper flounder on her 40th wedding anniversary.

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