Posted on July 16th, 2015
I can sum up the offshore fishing news for today in a report that I got from Captain Luke Blume from the White Lightning….”nobody went that I know of”…..that is all.
When you can’t go offshore, then you stay inshore, and that’s what Captain Luke did. He decided to stay in the bay today and do some bottom fishing for flounder and other species and was able to get his son Joshua his first ever red drum. Pretty awesome stuff! The only down side was that the size limit for red drum is a slot limit from 18″-27″….Joshua’s fish was 27 1/2″. It’s pretty tough to tell a kid that his fish is TOO big to keep by a 1/2″, but that’s how it goes. He was able to teach him a lesson in the law being the law and you do what’s right by letting it go. They snapped an awesome photo and it doesn’t take anything away from his awesome catch.
In other inshore news, Captain John Prather on The Ocean City Guide Service had two more successful trips today. This morning Captain John put his crew on several throwback flounder and two 10 pound bluefish. This afternoon it was a bunch more throwbacks and two nice keepers.
I’m going to give a big thanks and a shout out to Captain Mark Sampson of the Fish Finder out of The Ocean City Fishing Center. Captain Mark has an awesome video of a great white shark that he had an encounter with off the coast of Ocean City.
From Captain Mark’s Youtube page:
“A short video of a white shark that wandered up our chumline around 5:pm on July 15, 2015. We estimated the shark at 12-13 feet in length. We brought our lines in so that we would NOT hook the girl, but were still able to plant a NOAA tag as it swam past just a couple feet off the transom of the Fish Finder. Scars and teeth marks are visible on the head, right side, and and just behind the 1st dorsal fin.”
Here’s a link to the video…..Fish Finder White Shark Video
Thank you to Captain Mark Sampson for allowing us to share it with you.