Posted on September 5th, 2017
It was a breezy one today in Ocean City. Yesterday’s forecast for today called for winds out of the south at 10-15 knots, but that was quickly updated this morning when it was more like 15-20. Throw in the occasional gust at 25 and it was down right windy. The back bay was a nice brown color somewhere between “coffee” and “doo doo” so fishing was tough. Tomorrow looks like more of the same, but it looks like it’s going to calm down before the weekend so the back bay should clean up after just a few tide changes and the ocean fleet should be out in full force.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing today for a new episode of Hooked on OC with our special guest Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing. Neither of us had ever bowfished before so we were both looking forward to it. We realized right away that it would be tough with the way the wind was blowing, but Captain Marc found the rays and gave us plenty of opportunity to shoot. It was definitely a fun, unique experience and combines two of my favorite outdoor activities in hunting and fishing. Captain Marc has had men, women and kids as young as nine years old getting it done so give him a call if this is something you’d like to try. Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service also offers bowfishing as an inshore trip and Captain Jeff Coats offers inshore fishing through Pitboss Fishing. You can find all three of these guys on our Inshore Charters page. FishinOC.com/inshorecharters.
Bowfishing was a lot tougher than I thought and we missed plenty of shots, but after some good advice we ended up hitting our mark on three different fish and ended the day with two cow nosed rays and a nice southern. Captain Marc cleans all of the rays right away and now Captain Jeff has some fillets for his next #thinkingofyou cooking segment.
Bear down at the Oceanic Pier sent me this photo of John who got it done in the back bay again this morning. John used a Zoom artificial to catch this 31″ rockfish from the sea wall behind Ocean City.
Flounder fishing was tough this morning in the wind, but this keeper found it’s way into the cooler on the Bay Bee with Captain Cale Layton.
Yesterday Captain Jeremy Blunt ran his first trip back in several days and had a great day of trolling. Captain Jeremy put his crew on a white marlin release and 15 mahi.
Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey put his crew on a bunch of mahi yesterday.
Joe Jordan and his crew fished the Baltimore Canyon yesterday and had some luck with some big gaffer mahi while fishing on board the Redemption.
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