Inshore HOT…Offshore not

Inshore HOT…Offshore not

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.

Today’s offshore bite wasn’t non existent, but it was slower than it’s been over the past week or so.  The charter boats spread out today trying to find the big schools of Yellowfin tuna again, but most only found a few keepers over the 27″ minimum.   I received reports from boats fishing the Baltimore, Washington and Wilmington canyons.  There were  a bunch of throwbacks mixed in for some boats, and also some Dolphin and a few White Marlin releases.

Captain Luke Blume on the White Lightning out of Sunset Marina fished in 60 fathoms of the Baltimore canyon and had a nice day with 4 Yellowfin in the 40-50 pound class.

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Captain Joe Drosey on board Rhonda’s Osprey out of Sunset Marina reported 3 nice Yellowfin.

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The Marli out of Sunset Marina with Captain Mark Hoos was high hook today with 8 Yellowfin.

Captain Jeremy Blunt on the Wrecker out of the Ocean City Fishing Center reported 16 Yellowfin, with 2 that were keeper size and a Dolphin.

The My Cin with Captain Dave Black had 2 Yellowfin.

The Boss Hogg had 1 nice Yellowfin and a White Marlin release.

Inshore the fishing was a different story!

I hear that the Flounder fishing was really, really good today.  Lots of reports of keeper Flounder from the East Channel north and south of the Rt 50 bridge, behind Assateague Island and from the south side of the south jetty.  Live minnows and Gulp swimming mullet in white were the hot ticket.  The best time seems to be on the last part of the incoming tide.

Preston Walls weighed this doormat Flounder at Bahia Marina today.  The big Flounder tipped out at 7 lbs 11 oz!

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Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide Service has been having plenty of luck with the Flounders, but today he focused his attention to the jetty and some Tautog and Sheepshead fishing.  Captain John put his crew on over 50 Tautog and they set the hook on this beauty of a Sheepshead.  The big fish is the current leader board holder at the Ocean City Fishing Center at 10.6 pounds!!

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