Daytime Swordfish

Daytime Swordfish

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.

Is anyone that lives in or around Ocean City getting sick and tired of this warm, sunny weather?????  Yeah….me neither!!  It was another beautiful day today in Ocean City with warm temperatures, sunny skies and light winds and anglers were out in full force enjoying it.  It was flat calm in the bay and inlet most of the day and it was even nice enough for some of the offshore fleet to get out to the canyons.  I even got out for a few hours of quality flounder fishing with my good friend Dale Timmons today.  Although we didn’t catch any keepers, we did catch and release 15 fat throwbacks on Gulp and strip baits north of the route 50 bridge.

Offshore fishing isn’t over by any means with some nice water still hanging around in the canyons.  There are still a ton of mahi around and even some blue and white marlin, and there have been a couple of swordfish caught during the day the past week.  Today it was the Pumpin’ Hard with Michael and David Burt and Captain Chad Meeks.  The crew put 14 nice mahi in the box and this first daytime swordfish for the Pumpin’ Hard that weighed 97 pounds.

Captain Jeremy Blunt of the Wrecker has had a few successful offshore trips the past couple of days and says that they have had the mahi “eating out of our hands.”  This crew combined forces and landed a limit of mahi on board the Wrecker with Captain Jeremy and mate Bobby Layton.

Levi Dunlap submitted this photo through our Facebook page with a nice load of 15 mahi that they caught in the Washington Canyon today.

Flounder and tautog fishing has been really good this week with a lot of throwbacks and a few keepers with both species.  Flounder fishing has been best north of the route 50 bridge on the slack tides and tog fishing has been crazy good on just about any rocks on the bay.  Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters, Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service and Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing have all been murdering the throwback tautog with bites on just about every drop when its right.  Captain Jason on board Lucky Break has had a few keepers mixed in over the past couple of days.

My good buddy David Wells fished with my green thumb buddy Jason Cole and put the waylay on the flounder today.  The guys used peanut bunker in the east channel to catch a pile of five nice keepers with one fish that was 22″ and over 5 pounds.  Yes, I told him to work on his photos.

Another Facebook submission came in today from Marc Turner who had some luck and a lot of fun catching snapper bluefish in the surf up in north Ocean City on fresh finger mullet.

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