Marlin, Tuna, Mahi & Sharks and OCMC Labor Day White Marlin Tournament

Marlin, Tuna, Mahi & Sharks and OCMC Labor Day White Marlin Tournament

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.

Today was probably the last day for a couple that will be comfortable fishing offshore.  Tomorrow’s forecast is for E to NE winds 15-25 knots and seas of 5-7 feet, not nice, and Sunday it’s supposed to diminish to 10-20 knots and 4-6 feet but still blow out of the east so it will probably still be sporty.  The Ocean City Marlin Club made a good call and added an extra fishing day to the 57th Annual Labor Day White Marlin Tournament because of that forecast so most of the boats will use today and Monday as their two fishing days out of the four.  There was some good fishing today down below the Norfolk canyon but it was a good 90 mile run.  If you decided to make the trip, it was worth it for some.  After one day of fishing the leader board looks like this.

Special thanks to Amanda Shick and The Ocean City Marlin Club.

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An awesome day on the Haulin’ N’ Ballin’ produced the first white marlin releases for junior anglers Grant Dickerson, Ronnie Bitner and Adam Leisner.11222948_926101247446839_701466333143397886_n 

Captain Joe Drosey on board Rhonda’s Osprey continued his fish slaying ways after a long trip fishing until 9 PM.  Captain Joe and crew returned with a white marlin release and two beautiful bigeye tuna weighing 181 and 196 pounds.

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The White Lightning with Captain Luke Blume had a great day with the mahi once again today.  He put his crew on a box full and had some nice gaffer size fish in the mix.

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I had an opportunity to take my son Ryan out on the Wrecker today with Captain Jeremy Blunt and his daughter Piper for some inshore shark action.  It was a real blast letting the kids catch a few sand sharks and a BUNCH of sharp nose sharks.  Those little rascals pull hard for their size.  Ryan (age 8) and Piper (age 3) were able to catch their first ever sharks, and Ryan was even brave enough to safely handle one and release it.  It was a good time and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

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