Fishing in the Rain

By Scott Lenox

Fishing in the Rain

Well you can put another hash mark under the “Number of Crappy Days in May” heading.  It absolutely poured this afternoon….and tomorrow looks like more of the same.  The wind forecast doesn’t look great for the next couple of days either so hopefully Mother Nature gets this out of her system and hooks us up with some nice weather for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  I know of several boats that want to get offshore and cash that $15,000+ check for the #firstwhitemarlinoc.

Before the rain started Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing was on the bay having some fun with the Fairfield family from Erie, PA.  Ashley, Michael and Ayden had a great time with Captain Jeff throwing Roy Rigs at the route 50 bridge where they caught several school sized rockfish and some snapper blues.  It looks like Ashley even perfected the “Pitboss Selfie.”

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Captain Chris Mizurak from the party boat Angler out of the Talbot Street Pier reported a slow sea bass bite today, but they did manage some keepers and some nice fish.

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Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent me a text this afternoon saying that anglers were still out in the rain fishing and having a good time with the bluefish.  Mike from Powellville, MD caught this nice 34″ “chopper” on a finger mullet.


I received a couple of Facebook submissions from some folks that were out fishing over the weekend.  Douglas Jones sent these photos of some fish that his kids caught in the Assateague surf.  Young Douglas caught a skate and his four-year old sister Claire caught a big 34″ bluefish just days before her 5th birthday.

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Phil Thomas submitted these photos of a 34″ bluefish that he caught in the surf off of 136th street in Ocean City….well he reeled it in.  It seems his dad cast the bait to the right spot and then when nature called Phil took advantage of the situation and landed the fish.  We’ll call it a team effort.

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Captain Brandon Speilman and the crew of the Reel Direct out of the Ocean City Fishing Center traveled to the deep in search of yellowfin, mahi and the first white marlin of the season.  They didn’t have any luck with the first white, but they did find a hard temperature break of 68 to 72 degrees in the Norfolk Canyon where they caught three yellowfin tuna, three mahi and 12 skippy tuna.  The body of water in the Norfolk has moved a bit to the south so the trip was 92 miles for Reel Direct today.

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