Fishing Is On Fire….But It’s About to Blow

By Scott Lenox

Fishing Is On Fire….But It’s About to Blow

Today was another fantastic day of both inshore and offshore fishing by the Fish in OC fleet.  The yellowfin and bigeye tuna have made their fall appearance in the canyons, deep dropping for sea bass and tilefish is still producing and inshore, wreck and reef flounder fishing may be the best I’ve ever seen…..but the wind of change is about to blow.  Later this weekend the forecast is calling for a northeast wind to start blowing at 20-30 knots, and it doesn’t look like it lets up until at least mid week.  The old saying goes that a nor’ easter will blow for an odd amount of days.  1, 3, 5, 7, you get the picture.  This one looks like it will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Let’s just hope it doesn’t leave the fishing action all messed up after it settles down.

There wasn’t any wind to worry about today that’s for sure.  It was flat calm and beautiful both inshore and offshore.  The Boss Hogg fishing out of Sunset Marina had another great day with the bottom fish out in the deep catching 26 big sea bass and 16 tilefish, and this time they added a 185 pound bigeye to the mix for good measure.

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Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey also out of Sunset Marina had some luck with the yellowfin that have shown up in the Washington Canyon.  Captain Joe put his crew on two real nice yellowfin that both weighed more than 60 pounds.

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Inshore it was some more awesome flounder fishing by Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service.  Captain John used strip baits at an inshore wreck and put “the redneck express” on seven nice keeper flounder.

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The Oceanic Fishing Pier is starting to see some decent flounder action as well.  There have been several fish caught in the last few days and some keepers are being captured.  There are also some puffer fish beginning to make an appearance.

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At the time of this report there are still a couple of boats out fishing the evening bite in the Washington Canyon.  I’ll get the reports when they return and bring it to you in tomorrow’s Daily Angle.

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