Inshore AND Offshore, Bottom Fish Beware!

By Scott Lenox

Inshore AND Offshore, Bottom Fish Beware!

I really love this time of year!  The first time I walk out the door in the morning needing a sweatshirt is something I look forward to every year.  Another thing I look forward to every year is the stellar bottom fishing that happens every September.  Both inshore and offshore you can do some real damage on the sea bass and flounder population if you know what you’re doing….or charter someone that does.  Flounder season is open until December 31 but sea bass will be closing for a month on September 21.  If you want to get in on some of the action for sea bass, you better do it soon, or wait until October 21 when it opens back up.

The Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina was off in the canyons today deep dropping for sea bass, tilefish and anything else that will eat a bait in the deep.  The crew ended the day with 27 mahi, 26 big sea bass and 30 tilefish.


The Moore Bills with Captain Rob Skillman out of The Ocean City Fishing Center kept their baits close to the surface today and I got a great report from mate Steve Moore.  We started marlin fishing with no love in the poormans to the 800 square. Switched over to tuna fishing and ended up with 5 in the box with a 74lber in an hour. Also had a small wahoo and 25 mahi on the troll while trying to catch a few marlin. Great day on the water, flat seas and great company today.


Inshore today was all about the flounder.  Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service has been fishing in the ocean whenever possible recently.  The bay water has just not been clean long enough to produce consistent numbers of flounder but the wreck fishing has been very consistent.  Captain John got to the ocean again today and was rewarded with six nice keepers caught on strip baits.


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