Good Flounderin’

Good Flounderin’

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 an absolutely beautiful day in Ocean City today.  Sunny skies all day, warm temperatures and light north east winds made for good fishing conditions and crowded fishing spots both inshore and offshore.

The water behind Assateague Island has been really clear for the past few days thanks to the north east winds.  Clear water usually means good flounder fishing and when these conditions happen on a weekend it can be pretty crowded.  The amount of boats didn’t seem to effect fishing negatively as most boats caught fish.  Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service had an awesome trip this morning.  Captain John put his crew on nine nice keeper flounder on white Gulp baits behind Assateague.

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Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing had the Bad Influence on the water chasing the flounder today as well. This morning it was a charter where he put his party on six flounder with three keepers and one 22″ fish.  This afternoon it was Captain Jeff and fiance’ Karen where Karen caught a real nice 21″ keeper.

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Captain Chris Mizurak on the Angler reported good sea bassing today with nice sea conditions and some really nice fish coming over the rail.

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I got a great picture from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier of John from Baltimore who caught this nice 21″ keeper flounder on his trip aboard the party boat Ocean Princess with Captain Victor Bunting.

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The offshore fishing was a little off from what it’s been lately, probably because of the amount of boats out in the canyons.  The theory, which I happen to agree with, is that when it’s calm and there are a lot of boats trolling around the fish get confused by the activity above and get skittish.  That is exactly what happened today.  Though the numbers weren’t what they’ve been over the past days, fishing was still good.

Rhonda’s Osprey with Captain Joe Drosey out of Sunset Marina had four yellowfin and five mahi today.

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Captain Jeremy Blunt on board the Wrecker out of The Ocean City Fishing Center had five keeper yellowfin today and definitely noticed a difference in the bite with the number of boats.

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The Spring Mix II out of the Ocean City Fishing Center with Captain Steve Selander and mates Captain Chris Watkowski and Ayrton Pryor fished the Poor Man’s Canyon today.  Anglers Adam Kane, Calvin Jones, Mark Levinski and Scott Corsairs had four keeper yellowfin, one mahi and a handful of throwback yellowfin.

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The My Cin with Captain Dave Black fishing out of Sunset Marina felt the slower fishing, but still had a fine day with three yellowfin tuna and five gaffer mahi.

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