Flounder and a Couple Triggerfish

By Scott Lenox

Flounder and a Couple Triggerfish

I certainly don’t like going a day without doing a fishing report in June, but that’s exactly what happened yesterday.  The weather was absolutely terrible.  Rain, wind and cool temperatures had most fishermen doing other things and nobody should have really been on the water yesterday afternoon.  Case in point, I got to witness a water rescue yesterday in the north bay off of Points Reach in Ocean Pines.  It seems a couple of jet skiers decided to head out in yesterday’s weather and things didn’t work out like they planned.  An accident later and one jet ski was washed up along the marsh and it’s driver had to be rescued by the MD Department of Natural Resources.  All of our first responders did a tremendous job assessing the situation and making things right.  Eventually the driver was found unharmed and he and his two buddies shook it off at the local hospital, but it could have gone down way worse.

The only report that I did have come in from yesterday was a couple of shots from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City.  Bear sent these shots of Amber Smoker who dodged some raindrops to catch and release a couple of tautog and caught a nice triggerfish for the cooler.

Today Captain Dave Caffrey of On the Run was out in the Thorofare where he put these young anglers on some nice keeper flounder.  The fish were caught on live minnows and Gulp and the biggest was a nice 4 1/2 pounder.

The Judith M with Captain John Bunting at the helm had some pretty good fishing over the weekend.  Courtney Smith from Kent Island MD and Austin Toskov of Ferndale MD had a pair of black sea bass caught between 8-10 miles in the ocean on clam and squid baits and Audie Rice from Mechanicsville, MD caught a 22″ tog on a clam bait and released it to be caught again when the season reopens.  Holding the fish is Judith M mate Randy Carl.

Jeffrey Scherer has been having some pretty good luck casting lures on the route 50 bridge at night lately.  Last week Jeffrey caught a nice 31.5″ keeper on a pleasant night and this weekend he caught another 31.5″ keeper on a miserable night in the rain.

Don’t forget Dad for Father’s Day…..Fish in OC tee shirts and stickers are available on our website at www.FishinOC.com/shop.  Stickers are white for car windows and short sleeve shirts are in black and heather navy.

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