Flounder and A Couple Big Bluefish

By Scott Lenox

Flounder and A Couple Big Bluefish

It was another warm, but breezy day today in and around Ocean City and there seem to be a bunch of people heading down for the numerous events that are happening.  The weather looks to cool down this weekend with slight chances of rain, and then next week we’re looking at more seasonable temperatures and beautiful weather.

There are a really good amount of flounder being caught in the Thorofare the past few days with some really nice fish ending up in coolers.  A quick trip to the Thorofare for Captain John Prather and family resulted in the first flounder for his young son Mason.  No, Mason didn’t catch the flounder, but you get the idea.  This is a great shot of Captain John, his wife Amanda, their dog Jetty and newborn Mason.  Pretty work on the flounder and on getting the kid started early!

Like any good fisherman would do, Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing decided to spend some time on his birthday on the water trying for some of the flounder that are around.  Captain Jeff and his wife Karen hit the Thorofare as well today and landed this nice 18″ flounder that was paired with some king crab legs from Crabs to Go this evening.  Happy birthday Captain Jeff!

I got out for a little birthday flounder fishing myself yesterday and…..you guessed it….I hit the Thorofare.  The fish have been hitting a combination of minnows and Gulp swimming mullets and my fish were no different.  One 18″ fish fell to a minnow and one 20″er fell to a 5″ Gulp swimming mullet.

There have been a few larger bluefish showing up in the bay the past couple of days.  It’s definitely nothing like last year at this time, but there are a few fish around.  Bob Haltmeir from the Oceanic Pier sent me these shots of a couple of big blues that were caught from the pier yesterday.

Captain Marc Spagnola has got the Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing back in action and last night he was out doing a little shooting.  Captain Marc buy our friend Steve Goodley and his crew on some great nighttime action for needle nose on the Nanticoke river.

Away from Ocean City my old friend Mike Gallagher caught this big striper in Manhasset Bay in Port Washington, NY.  Mikey and I used to work on the Tortuga together back in the day and I’m glad to see that he’s still got the touch.

Steven D Cooper was fishing the Ocracoke Island surf when he caught these 45″ and 46″ red drum.

Stop by and see us at the Ocean City Marlin Club flea market tomorrow am where we will have Hooked on OC tee shirts for sale.  Short sleeve are $15 or 3/$40 and long sleeve are $20 or 3/$50.

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