Hit or Miss

Hit or Miss

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 a little breezy out of the south today inshore, but in general it was a really nice day.  The weather report from offshore was that it was beautiful out there.  The weather has been really nice the last several days, unfortunately the fishing has been hit or miss.  There are plenty of flounder in the back bays for anglers, but there aren’t many keepers.  The  ocean party boat fleet isn’t catching limits of sea bass, but they are sometimes catching some really nice sized fish.  Offshore fishing is really hit or miss with the majority of boats experiencing tough fishing while some boats have had some really good days.

One boat that was a “hit” today was the Marli with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens.  Mike Bostic and his crew from Church Hill, MD whacked the tuna today aboard the Marli overflowing the fish box with 16 yellowfin tuna.

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Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey was on the good side of the fishing gods today and was rewarded with nine nice yellowfin tuna and two mahi.

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The Talkin’ Trash with Captain Chris Little put some meat in the box today when he put his anglers on four nice yellowfin tuna.

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Captain Wayne Bradford and the crew of the Muff Diver have had some hit or miss fishing like most other charters lately. Here are some shots of the “hit” days.

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Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing took advantage of the nice conditions today to get fiance’ Karen out on the ocean for some fishing on her day off.  Although the tuna eluded them they were happy with a nice mahi that ended up on the grill this afternoon.

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The Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak at the helm caught their first mahi of the season.  They also had some nice sea bass come over the rail and a couple of keeper flounder.

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The bay flounder fishing continues to be productive with the clean water conditions.  Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a good morning fishing the east channel putting his anglers on three nice keepers up to 4 pounds.

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Captain John and the rest of our inshore charter fleet have some availability this week.  Click the link to check them out and get on board for some inshore action.     Fish in OC Inshore Charter Fleet

These two keepers came from the Happy Hooker out of the Talbot Street Pier on this morning’s trip.

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These anglers cashed in on the morning fish pool aboard the Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe.

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David Herbst and Robby Pinzhoffer fished the incoming tide with Gulp and live minnows this morning and put a couple of keeper flounder in the box.

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Will Castleberry of the Ocean City Coast Guard caught this 21″ red drum on a pink bucktail tipped with a white Gulp right in front of Coast Guard Station Ocean City.

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My wife Kristen and I got out for a couple of hours of fishing in the Fish in OC Carolina Skiff and she had this 17 1/2″ keeper in the boat in 30 seconds……literally.  I stopped the boat on our first drift, said “drop ’em in” and as I told her to switch sides she says, “I’ve got one on!”  I give a “pfffft, yeah right” as I turn around to see her JPR rod bent to the water and I quickly got the net and threw him in the boat.  I didn’t even have a chance to bait my hook yet.  A little while later she caught a throwback to make it two fish to my zero and put the exclamation point on an “In your face” fishing trip.  I did teach her everything she knows at least.

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