Posted on July 17th, 2015
After a couple of rough weather and fishing days, the Fish in OC fleet was off to the deep again today. The inshore action for bluefin and yellowfin tuna has slowed down as of late, so most of the fleet headed out to the canyons today. There was a good bite for blue and white marlin in the Poor Man’s and Baltimore Canyons, and the Washington Canyon was the spot for yellowfin tuna. Some of the yellowfin in the Washington are big too, upwards of 60 pounds and more, but after the hook up, getting them past the sharks has been tough. I talked to one boat today that could have come back with 10 yellowfin on any regular day, but thanks to the sharks only brought back 4 1/2.
Captain Luke Blume on board the White Lightning out of Sunset Marina had one of the better days out there fishing today in the Baltimore Canyon. Captain Luke and mate John Griffith put their crew on 15 nice mahi, one of which was 35 pounds, two white marlin releases and a blue marlin release that they estimated at 300 pounds.
The crew fishing on board Rhonda’s Osprey with Captain Joe Drosey also caught a blue marlin today. Captain Joe put his crew on some mahi action and an estimated 400 pound blue marlin on today’s trip out of Sunset Marina.
The Spring Mix II out of The Ocean City Fishing Center with Captains Chris Watkowski and Steve Selander had a good day in the Poor Man’s Canyon today. The crew of the Spring Mix II ended up with some nice mahi and two white marlin releases.
Mark Wharton released his first ever white marlin on the Spring Mix II today!
The inshore action for flounder on the charter boat Ocean City Guide Service was good again today. Captain John Prather put his crew on some nice keeper flounder today and some of the hot bluefish action at the Rt 50 bridge.
Captain Monty Hawkins on the party boat Morning Star out of the Ocean City Fishing Center is running daily trips for fish that frequent the inshore wrecks and reefs off of Ocean City. You can view his fish report here Morning Star Fish Report