Flounders and Sharks

Flounders and Sharks

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox
Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City's fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

It was a nice weather day today inshore, offshore and on the beach in Ocean City with sunny skies, light winds and warm temperatures.  It sounds like it’s going to heat up again by the weekend so enjoy the “cooler” temperatures while they last.  Hopefully the offshore fishing will heat up a little by the weekend too because today was definitely on the slow side.  Inshore fishing was decent today for the ocean party boat fleet and bay fishing was good on the high tide as anglers everywhere enjoyed beautiful fishing conditions.

One thing that has been consistent over the past few weeks has been the flounder fishing in the back bay.  The water in the bays has been really clean on the high tide for the past several weeks and that is good news for flounder fishermen.  Today Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had some good luck with the flounder on the high tide and headed to the ocean on the low tide when the water isn’t as clean.  It was a nice keeper flounder for this couple in the bay and some nice shark fishing releases from the inshore ocean.  Captain John reports that he and his anglers released over 30 sharks on two trips today!

Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing enjoyed some inshore sharking today as well.  Captain Jeff had the Bad Influence in the ocean enjoying a light southerly breeze and put Joey Mastrofrancesco, Micheal Veltre Jr., Caden Ritter, Miguel Ledesma and mom and dad Mastrofrancesco on some fun sharp nose and spinner shark fishing.

The Anlger with Captain Chris Mizurak had some decent fishing today in beautiful, flat calm ocean conditions.  Captain Chris put his anglers on some good sea bass action and a couple of keeper flounder.


Captain Mike Giardina on the Calico Jack from Back Bay Adventures has been having some good luck in the back bay in the clean water.  Captain Mike put this angler on a nice 18″ keeper flounder.

The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe had a heck of an evening trip today.  Captain Drew had several keepers for his anglers on shiner and squid combos.

My buddy Big Bird Cropper used his world famous Roy Rigs to catch a limit of bluefish this morning.

It was a pretty slow day overall offshore, but Captain Chris Watkowski and mate Ayrton “The Kayak Kid” Pryor from Spring Mix II did find a couple of gaffer sized mahi on today’s make up trip.

Captain Stu Windsor has been having some great luck with the tuna fish the past couple of days on the Lisa out of the Talbot Street Pier.  Captain Stu found the yellowfin two days in a row yesterday and the day before fishing the inshore lumps.

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