Inshore Sharks and Limits of Flounder

Inshore Sharks and Limits of Flounder

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.

As the kids head back to school and the summer starts to wind down the offshore charter fishing starts to turn into more of a weekend business.  It’s the perfect time to book a charter during the week because the fishing is still red hot and there is plenty of availability.  The inshore fishing will stay busy for charters and party boats as long the fishing is good, and it is really good right now!

Captain Jeremy Blunt on board the Wrecker out of The Ocean City Fishing Center is one of the larger charter boats that runs both offshore and inshore trips.  Yesterday it was an offshore trip to the deep where he and mate Brian Behe put their charter on two white marlin releases and a load of mahi.

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Today it was a quick switch of gears with a 1/2 day inshore shark trip where they caught one dusky shark and four sandbar sharks just 1/2 mile from the beaches of Ocean City.

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To say that the inshore wreck and reef fishing for flounder is awesome right now would be a drastic understatement.  Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide Service also out of The Ocean City Fishing Center had another stellar day with the flounder on an inshore wreck today. Captain John put his crew on this charter limit using strip baits.

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Captain Don Hetherington on the Judith M fishing out of Bahia Marina was all about the flounder as well today.  Here’s a couple of nice fish from this morning’s trip.

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Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star reported his 3rd boat limit of flounder in a row today.  That’s three days in a row with four flounder for everyone on board.  Very nice!

Captain Monty hit a milestone as well today dropping reef block #12,000 over the rail of the Morning Star today.  Block #12,000 was dropped atop Sue Foster’s reef located inshore of Isle of Wight Shoal.  These 90 pound blocks are donated, with special help of Jeff Bauer, by Potomac Valley Brick and York Building Products from their plant in Thomasville, PA.

Captain Monty and the Ocean City Reef Foundation are doing awesome things to help rebuild our reefs off of Ocean City.  If you’d like to help out you can click here to do so  Ocean City Reef Foundation

The Moore Bills had an awesome day offshore yesterday!  Mate Steve Moore reported that they caught a double header blue marlin estimating one between 250-300 and the other between 300 and 350 pounds, and went three for four on white marlin. The one blue marlin ate a plug on an 80 and while clearing the spread the second ate a dink bait on the left flat line. It was the charters first billfish and that means great memories from their trip with Captain Rob Skillman.

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