Flounder and Bluefish

Flounder and Bluefish

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 a HOT one today….probably the hottest day of the summer so far.  My weather app read “98….feels like 106” and it did.  There was a pretty good breeze out of the south which had the water behind Assateauge Island a coffee brown color and I didn’t see anyone catch anything in it.  The ocean going party boats had another decent flounder bite today, and there are some bluefish and croaker to be had in the bay.

The Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak reported another good pick of flounder today.  There were several flounder caught and some really nice sized sea bass as well.

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The flounder bite has slowed behind Assateague with the southerly winds the past few days.  There are still some fish being caught north of the route 50 bridge, but it is very dependent on the tide now.  An old friend of mine Captain Dale Brown used to tell me, “when the wind’s blowin’ south fish north.  When the winds blowin’ north fish south…..and if the wind’s blowin’ hard stay home”.  The southerly wind has the water behind Assategue dirty which makes flounder fishing tough.  It should straighten up after the wind lays down and there are a couple of good tide changes.

Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service has switched tactics with the tough flounder fishing.  Captain John has found a good supply of bluefish at the route 50 bridge and has put customers on them the past few days.  The bluefish are being caught casting Z Man plastic baits.

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