JUMBO Sea Bass

JUMBO Sea Bass

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.

Hello all!  Fishing reports have gotten few and far between as the weather gets colder, the wind blows more regularly and folks get ready for the holiday season.  The local party boat fleet saw today’s weather forecast a while back and planned some longer trips in order to reach sea bass that have moved further off the beach, and they were rewarded today with some insane fishing and some BIG fish!

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler had a 14 hour trip planned for today that left at 3 AM this morning, but was back to the dock in less than 12 hours thanks to what Captain Chris called “the best bite I’ve ever seen.”  The crew of the Angler had a boat limit of sea bass in just a few hours with plenty of fish between three and five pounds.  Mate Rich caught a huge 5.5 pounder, but even that fish was outdone by a gigantic 6.8 pound sea bass caught by Justin.  They even took the big knothead to Atlantic Tackle for an official weight.

 

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star was out on the calm seas today and he reported some awesome fishing as well!

Hi Scott, 
Had a super-boat limit today. Passengers & crew all limited on cbass.. Long, long run – but worth it. 
Have two tog trips before Christmas & another long sea bass run the day after. 
Two gals are Pam Moore of Cherry Hill,  NJ is holding her largest – a 20.25 inch sea bass & Heidi Smith of Odenton, MD.. Both limited. Heidi, in fact, was high-hook today with 26 fat keepers. 
Other pic includes the gals & John Rogers of Elkton, MD – Brad Correll of Greenwood, DE – & Ted Diehl of Baltimore who had today’s pool winner, a 21 incher.. 
Cheers 
Monty

A little closer to shore my buddy Big Bird Cropper was casting Roy Rigs in chilly 44 degree water and managed one small rockfish that was released.

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