Jumbo Rockfish from The Oceanic Pier

By Scott Lenox

Jumbo Rockfish from The Oceanic Pier

It was a nice day for non anglers today with sunny skies and warm temps, but the wind was puffing pretty good out of the south and the back bay got pretty dirty which made it tough for anyone looking for a flounder.  The incoming tide had clean enough water for the bluefish to snap again and last night there was a JUMBO rockfish caught on the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City.

My phone buzzed last night way after yesterday Daily Angle was posted and I was already sawing logs (snoring) so I didn’t even look at the message until first thing this morning.  I have to admit I was pleasantly shocked by the photo…..Bear down at the Oceanic Pier got a report from Skip who was working of a BIG rockfish that had been caught off of the pier and sent it to me right away.  Dan from Rockville, MD was fishing from the Oceanic Pier last night using Gulp shrimp when he was surprised by this 46″ rockfish that weighed a whopping 37 pounds!  Dan was able to keep the fish because it was over the 44″ slot.  Awesome fish!

Captain Wayne Blanks and his brother Captain Eric Blanks had a terrific morning with the bluefish at the route 50 bridge.  Captains Blanks mugged up on some chopper sized blues that they are going to try in the smoker.

The kids from the Berlin Intermediate School fishing club were out with some of my buddies from the ACSA yesterday and they had an absolute blast.  Big Bird Cropper and some of the other guys put the kids on some awesome bluefish action from the inlet to the route 50 bridge.  Young Johnny Malinowski caught one of the bigger blues of the trip.  Big thanks to the volunteers from the ACSA and a special thanks to Diana Jolley who runs the BIS fishing club!

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