Posted on October 4th, 2018
The race for Most Billfish Released by Any Boat got one fish tighter today as Captain Kyle Peet of the No Quarter and Captain Gary Stamm of Buckshot battle to the finish. Captain Kyle and the crew of No Quarter released 6 white marlin today and Captain Gary and the crew of Buckshot released five fish. No Quarter now sits at 144 releases on the season and Buckshot is now just three fish ahead at 147. There are three days left in the OC Marlin Club’s seasonal awards fishing season so this is going to be a very exciting finish!
Offshore fishing in general was good again with some white marlin releases some mahi and a couple of wahoo caught. Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey had a good day with 6 white marlin releases and a bunch of mahi and Captain Corey Kennington was running the Lucky Duck today and had 5 white marlin, a handful of mahi and a 66 pound wahoo.
Ocean bottom fishing was impressive again today with Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star posting yet another boat limit on sea bass. Michael Gilbert, MD from Glen Burnie took top honors today with a 17″ sea bass and also pictured are Nicky Ferrara of Middletown, DE – Mike DeGenova & Nick Ferrara of Elizabethtown College – Stacey Chaney – Mark Boyd of Milton, DE – Bill Gerber from Cambridge, MD – & Fleming Hanson of Ocean View, DE. Captain Monty says he’s got plenty of room on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for what looks to be some really good weather.
Fishing in the back bay was crazy good today as well as the water continues to clean up. The crew of Bay Bee out of the Ocean City Fishing Center had a terrific morning releasing a mixed bag of fish including blowfish, bluefish and sea bass. The crew also released over 40 flounder and boxed these six fish up to 19″.
Flounder fishing was SO good that Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga even got in on the action. Captain Drew caught a double header throwback on one drop and this 18″ keeper for dinner on the next.
Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters was back to charter fishing today and had some luck fishing the south jetty. Captain Chase put this lucky angler on a slot red drum that was 24″ and able to go in the box.
Brian Brennan landed his first keeper flounder from an ocean wreck today and it was a nice 22″ fish.