Flounder at The Pier

Flounder at The Pier

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.

With our eyes still to the south keeping watch on Hurricane Matthew, we had another decent weather day today in Ocean City.  The wind was puffing pretty good out of the north east so there wasn’t much ocean fishing going on, but I did see a couple of boats on the bay and there were some anglers fishing from shore.  The updated forecast for Hurricane Matthew is good news for Ocean City and surrounding, but not good for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  The new projected path puts Matthew off the coast of Florida sometime Friday and moving toward the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina Saturday and Sunday.  Matthew was forecast to then move northeast and rub the coast of Virginia and MD, but updated models show the storm actually drifting back to the south and east.  How close Matthew gets to our area will determine if we lose any offshore fishing days, but we’re certain to see ground swell out there at least this weekend.  Let’s hope that’s all it is.

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There were some anglers fishing from the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City today taking advantage of the clean water and good flounder bite.  Bear at the pier submitted photos of Dave from Pennsylvania who caught a 19″ flounder from the pier and Katie from Jarrettsville, MD who caught a 3 pound, 19 1/2″ flounder from the pier.  Both fish were caught on the pier’s big minnows.

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Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey had a group of young lady anglers on the boat the other day and they did a terrific job of catching a yellowfin tuna, a wahoo and a wheelbarrow full of mahi.

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