High Brown Water

High Brown Water

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.

Well the rain stopped…..for a minute.  I’ve been living in Ocean City for over 27 years and I think the only time I’ve seen the amount of rain we’ve had over the past 4 days was during hurricane Sandy.  There were places flooded that I’ve never seen flooded in Ocean City and the surrounding area and Coastal Highway was an absolute river during the worst of it.  What this means for fishing is that floundering will probably suck for the next several days.  The runoff from the rain this week is making its way into the rivers and creeks that feed our bays and it is high and it is brown.  Since flounder feed primarily on site it would be best to let the bay clean up with some tide changes before hoping for good flounder fishing.  Thankfully there are other fish in the bay that aren’t as site dependent and some anglers got on some today during the “dry” weather.

Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing took advantage of the rain stoppage and got out with Bill Shaheen and his father-in-law Brian.  The crew had some fun casting Roy Rigs at the route 50 bridge where Bill caught his first rock fish and they released other small stripers and bluefish.

Doug Caldwell and Bryan Mullins fished the route 50 bridge as well this morning where they also released about a dozen small rockfish.

Stephen Humphrey submitted this photo of Steve Nevitte who caught this big 30.5″ bluefish that weighed 8.5 pounds while fishing behind Assateague Island today.

We’ve got some short sleeve Fish in OC / K Coast tee shirts in stock, but the heather navy are going fast.  We also have some Fish in OC vinyl decals.  $1 from every shirt goes to the Ocean City Reef Foundation.  Check them out at Fish in OC Tee Shirts

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