Flounder, Rock and Tautog

By Scott Lenox

Flounder, Rock and Tautog

We had a little bit more seasonal temperatures today with highs that topped out this morning and cooled off a hair by this afternoon.  The sun showed through the clouds a few times today, but overall it was overcast with just a few raindrops.  The wind was light enough for some of the ocean going party boat fleet to get out and that’s always a good thing.

Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star reported catching tog on today’s trip.  There were some throwbacks, a few fish that were tagged and some that went home for dinner.  George Bell is pictured below with a nice 21.5″ female that he released.

Captain Chris Mizurak on the Angler reported that the fishing wasn’t lights out, but they did manage to catch some throwback sized tog and some sea bass that had to be released until the season reopens on May 15th.  There were some tog that made it into the cooler up to just under 8 pounds.

Pete from the Judith M submitted this photo of Amber Harris of Hagerstown, MD who caught this nice size tautog on a clam bait while fishing with Captain John Bunting on board the Judith M on their trip to the Bass Grounds yesterday.  Today Captain John hit the Jackspot where Lou Collins caught a nice 23″ tog for the cooler.

 

Flounder fishing was pretty good in the bay today with some fish being caught in the Thorofare flats again.  There were also some fish caught from behind Assateague Island today which is a good sign that the water may be cleaning up back there.  Steve Gittner caught this 22″ keeper behind the airport this afternoon.

My buddy Big Bird Cropper was able to get neighbor Dave out for his birthday finally and catch a couple of fish.  Neighbor Dave landed 7 throwback rockfish and Bird landed 12….on Roy Rigs of course.

Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing left the bows in the garage for a family trip to do some flounder fishing.  Captain Marc put his daughter Alayna on her first fish of the season when she caught this flounder trolling Gulp swimming mullet.

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