Posted on July 1st, 2019
We had another reel nice day today in and around Ocean City. There was a little puff of wind, but it was sunny and warm so the bay was full of boats and there were anglers out on the ocean as well.
Flounder fishing in our back bays has been very good over the past several weeks when the water clarity is good. This morning on the incoming and first part of the outgoing tide water clarity was very good so flounder paid the ultimate price. Captain Drew Zerbe put Matt Ritter, Phil., PA, Paul & Rob Bowden, Bel Air & Catonsville, MD, Colin Palmer, Herndon, VA and Joan Brazill, Johnstown, PA on some good flounder fishing with squid and shiners in the bay. Netmen were Austin Korycki and Stephen Anderson.
Captain Drew added keepers on both the afternoon trip and evening trip.
Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters had a good day on the bay with this father and son duo when he put them on four keeper flounder. The kid outfished them all.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported that today was a tough one, but still sent in some nice pics.
Today was a test. With some clients using even 16 ounces of lead, the current was a bear. Dagoned sea bass were right picky in that heavy current too.
Sure scratched some pretty ones out of it though—Fish Harder! Our best sea bass came in overtime, including Jamie Parker from Millsboro DE’s 17.5 potential pool winner. Victory short lived, her dandy was quickly snubbed by Matt West of Georgetown DE’s 19.5 inch sea bass to take the money on the last drop of the day.
“Luckiest Angler” award goes to young Kendall Schieferstein who needed Mom’s help holding up her double — a single 14.5 incher she could handle.
Holding up a pair of keeper doubles are Matt Smith of Milford DE & Chuck Hazel of Lewes DE.
In the Group shot are also Kinsley Hazel from Georgetown – Kaden Hickman of Laurel – Karen Mitchell of Dagsboro – & Nikki Hazel also from Georgetown.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported a tough day today as well, but he also reported some good fish and a couple of king mackerel from the troll.
“Not Captain” Matt Shoup from Fenwick Tackle sent in this photo of a mackerel that was caught from the Fenwick beach on a jig head and shad body.
Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent in this photo of Aaron who used a white Gulp to land this 20″, 4 pound flounder.
Captain Wayne Blanks of Bayside Guide Service said the flounder were snapping this morning. He put this crew on two keepers and over 20 throwbacks from the east channel.
Cownosed and southern rays don’t stand a chance when the water is clean and Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing has gotten some sleep.