It’s The Ladies Turn

By Scott Lenox

It’s The Ladies Turn

Tomorrow is the first day of The Ocean City Marlin Club Ladies Tournament.  This will be the 7th Annual OCMC Ladies Tournament, or the “Heels and Reels” as it has come to be known, and will be held on July 31 & August 1. This is a 1 of 2 day event for lady anglers only. There are prizes for Billfish releases, largest mahi, largest tuna, and a top Junior Angler award is presented as well. This tournament benefits the OCMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.

Chairmen: Franky Pettolina & Amanda Shick
Fishing Days: (1 of 2) July 31 & August 1
Weigh-Ins: July 31 & August 1, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Sunset Marina
Awards Banquet: August 1, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

There are several boats that have been running evening trips to the Washington Canyon in search of bigeye tuna lately that have been having some really good luck. The Moore Bills out of The Ocean City Fishing Center spent another evening in the bigeye hole last night. Captain Rob Skillman and crew went 1 for 2 on bigeyes pulling the second off right next to the boat. They had a few other bites that never came tight and also picked a few mahi off the balls as they trolled down the line. It made for another happy charter on the Moore Bills.

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Captain Jeremy Blunt on the Wrecker also out of The Ocean City Fishing Center has been practicing for the White Marlin Open this week.  Yesterday Captain Jeremy and mate Brian Behe had two double header white marlin bites and went four for seven total on the day.

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The Spring Mix II with Captain Steve Selander and mates Riley McCabe and Ayrton Pryor trolled ballyhoo in the Poor Man’s Canyon today and put their crew on 8 nice mahi.

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Inshore conditions were tough again today.  I took the Fish in OC out today with the family and fished the first part of the outgoing tide and the wind was blowing hard out of the south.  The water behind Assateague Island was pretty dirty so we headed north of the route 50 bridge to try the nice clean water in the north bay.  The wind was against the tide, so the drift was tough, but we managed three throwbacks on live bunker.  You know the old saying….it beats working!

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