Posted on April 21st, 2017
It was sort of a strange weather day today around Ocean City. The wind was blowing pretty good out of the northeast which pushed a fog bank over town, but less than 1/4 mile to the west it was sunny and beautiful. It was nice enough that there were some anglers out on the bay trying their luck….and I was one of them.
The water in the back bays is crystal clear right now so it’s a great time to go flounder fishing. I tried behind Assateague Island yesterday for a while with no luck so I decided to make the trip to my other spring flounder spot the Thorofare. After fishing the flats for about 30 minutes I decided to try the deeper water around the Thorofare and I’m really glad that I did. I was using my buddy Dale Timmons “Deadly Double” rig and just so happened to get a call from my long time friend. I talked to Dale briefly and he must have sent some good luck through the airwaves because about :45 seconds after I hung up the phone I hooked and landed my first fish which was a nice 21″ keeper. I put that fish in the live well, reset my drift and less than five minutes later hooked and landed a fat 22″ keeper on the exact same bait. Both fish were caught on the pink version of the Deadly Double with a white 4″ swimming mullet pushed up the shank of the hook and tipped with a big minnow from Atlantic Tackle at the end of my Redskins inspired JPR custom rod.
Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens had another good trip over on the Chesapeake Bay today. Sam Connors and crew from Lewes, Delaware enjoyed a beautiful day on the charter boat MARLI catching Spring Trophy Rockfish with the largest fish being a big old 37 pound fish.
Captain Luke Blume and mate Jon Henry on the charter boat C Boys had a good day fishing in the Bahamas during the White Marlin Round Up. The crew of C Boys was 5 for 8 on white marlin and also had a couple of mahi. They had the second place daily and moved into 5th place overall in the tournament.
The bluefish bite at the Oceanic Pier is pretty awesome right now with some nice, big fish being caught. Wayne and Brandie from Thurmont, MD and Les from PA had some great luck today with the big blues on mullet.
I got a Facebook post from avid surf angler Allen Sklar saying that there are some hard fighting blues in the surf off of Assateague Island with this nice shot of Mike Hastings.