Loads of Mahi for the Charter Fleet

Loads of Mahi for the Charter Fleet

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.

Now that the busy part of the tournament season has come to an end it’s back to charter fishing for the Fish in OC fleet.  Right now the focus will be on trolling offshore for billfish and whatever else takes a liking to a ballyhoo or a lure.  There are a few yellowfin and bigeye around, some good numbers of white marlin and blue marlin, the wahoo have started to make more of a showing and the dolphin fishing is a little insane right now.  We should get another run of yellowfin in the next few weeks, and the white marlin bite in September can be some of the best in the world.  It’s a great time to book a charter!

Steve Moore from the Moore Bills with Captain Rob Skillman sent me a report today about some of the awesome mahi fishing and needled himself a bit in the process….Fished the poormans today and did pretty good on the mahi!!!!! 49 in the box after finding some debris floating in the water. Also had 3 white marlin but no love from the marlin gods today, or that Stevie just had a bad day in the cockpit and back lashed 2 of them.


Captain Jeremy Blunt on board the Wrecker out of the Ocean City Fishing Center had a good day with the mahi as well catching 20 fish, one of which weighed 28 pounds.


Apparently the weather man screwed up today.  The forecast was for 2-4 foot seas and Captain Luke Blume on the White Lightning out of Sunset Marina said it was more like 6-8.  That’s a pretty big difference!  That’s the difference between “not too bad” and “down right snotty”.  Nonetheless, it’s fishable and the boys got it done.  Captain Luke put his crew on some really nice gaffer size mahi today as well as some bailer size fish.


Inshore the focus is still on flounder and croaker.  Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service has both of these species on his hit list and continues to do well on them.  The flounder are still being caught on white Gulp and strip baits, but he is also starting to see more keepers caught on live bait like bunker and mullet.  The croaker love the Fishbites so if you get ahold of their “Bag of Worms” you should have some pretty good luck around the jetty and behind Assategue Island.

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