Posted on October 21st, 2016
There’s no denying that the offshore fishing has become hit or miss with no white marlin being caught lately and fewer and fewer mahi and tuna being caught all the time. The water offshore is still plenty warm at 72-75 degrees, but the fish are scattered and on their way south. We could certainly still see warm water eddies come inshore enough to see some fish into November, but with less boats going the reports are going to start to focus more on the awesome inshore fishing. The good news is there are still some fish around and some were caught as recently as yesterday.
Captain Brandon Speilman of 5 Star Sportfishing had the Reel Direct in the Washington Canyon yesterday and had luck with several different species. The crew ended the day with one wahoo, one yellowfin tuna, five mahi and seven tilefish. Not a bad day for late October offshore.
The crew of the Primehook out of Indian River, DE had some luck trolling the canyons yesterday as well. Captain Hank Draper put his crew on three out of four yellowfin bites and boxed a dozen mahi trolling between 40-80 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. This report was leaked by Wikileaks.
The inshore fishing continues to be awesome, especially down at the Oceanic Pier on the inlet. Bear submitted photos of some nice catches from today. Chris from Rising Sun, MD caught this 15″ triggerfish on one of the pier’s lively sand fleas.
Wayne from Delaware has been in the report for the past few days thanks to his tautog killing skills.
Jeff showed up at the pier and bought some squid and then went fishing on the bulkhead behind 2nd street. A little while later he sent Bear a picture of this big old flounder.
My buddy Austin Ensor is a regular contributor to the Daily Angle and he made a video of some of his tuna action from this summer that I wanted to share. Austin and his crew are good dudes….some are firemen and I appreciate their service. These guys just want to have fun and catch fish……and I’m all about that.