Good Bite in Crap Weather

Good Bite in Crap Weather

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.

We’ve been blessed with some pretty nice weather over the past couple of weeks, but today was not a part of that.  The wind forecast to pick up this afternoon in the ocean arrived earlier than expected and most of the offshore fleet stayed tied to the dock.  We also had rain and thunderstorms roll through our area this afternoon so anglers that did give it a shot today had to keep an eye to the sky.  Well some of them did and were rewarded with some pretty darn good fishing.

Captain Chris Little of the Talkin’ Trash was off in the canyons today and he reported that it was crappy this morning.  He and some others toughed it out and put some fish in the box.  The crew of Talkin’ Trash had a modest catch of five mahi, but one of them was a whopping 43 pounds!

The Pumpin Hard out of Sunset Marina also stuck it out in the rougher conditions today and were rewarded with some good charter fishing.  Pumpin Hard released two white marlin and put over a dozen mahi in the box.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star got a great shot of the impending weather that was going on around us today, and he also got a great shot of some clients with a nice catch of flounder and triggerfish.

Kyle Dennington and his crew fished with Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters today for a while before the storms cut the trip short.  Before the weather rolled in they were able to catch and release one sharpnose shark and five sand tiger sharks up to 96″.


Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters had a watchful eye to the sky while fishing the bay today.  Captain Jason reports a nice catch of flounder on the incoming tide followed by some throwback sized rockfish and tautog at the south jetty.

Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had the bows on board for his trip this afternoon where he put his shooters on some good action for cow nosed rays.  Captain John also reported some good catch and release shark fishing action in the ocean on this morning’s trip.

Marc Bouchard dealt with the chaos that was the east channel this week and was rewarded with two keeper flounder of 17″ and 18″.  Marc weighed his fish and had them cleaned at Bahia Marina.

Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing was able to get out and actually see a few rays of sunshine this morning before the rain set in.  He also saw some rays of a different sort when he put his shooters on some nice southern stingrays.

Brooke Winters was fishing the bay and having a good time while down in OC.  She was able to catch a couple of flounder and tagged us on our Instagram page @ifishinoc

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