Flounder in the Fog

By Scott Lenox

Flounder in the Fog

It wasn’t the sunniest day today, but it was warm enough and the wind wasn’t blowing so it was definitely fishable.  There were low clouds all day long and there was a thin fog over the ocean and bay in spots, but anglers were out and bending rods.

The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe at the helm had a good afternoon trip for flounder today.  Captain Drew had the Tortuga in the south bay and ended up putting his anglers on some nice fish between 16 1/2″ and 17 1/2″.  Mate Serge Gardner helped everyone with the net and shiner/minnow and squid combos that got the job done.

Madison Calhoun is currently in the lead for the heaviest fish of the season on the Tortuga with this 2 pound 10 oz fish she caught last week.

Chip Kolb and Paul Schur had some luck this morning in the west channel using red Gulp baits.  The guys had four nice keeper flounder on this morning’s tide.

Bear at the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City sent me these shots of John and Amber who have been smoking the fish downtown.  They have been having great luck with bluefish and rockfish (some keepers) while casting Zoom and Z Mann artificials.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported nice sea conditions today and a good bite for sea bass with fish up to a couple of pounds.

On Friday, Paul from JPR Rods had Blake and Jacob Gunther on the boat for some bottom bouncing in 100′ of water.  It was drop and reel sea bass fishing for the crew and they also landed this surprise 22″ keeper cod.

Mike Mckahan of Ocean Pines Public Works caught and released this nice red drum last week.

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