Posted on August 20th, 2023
Check out the vid for our walkthrough of Atlantic Tackle in West Ocean City!
The final tallying is being done overnight, but right now it is safe to say that this year’s MidAtlantic Tournament is going to be a good one! Over 175 boats will be vying for over $5.5 Million in prize money and tomorrow’s weather looks great to start the week. Make sure you check out the live broadcast staring tomorrow at 5 PM where I’ll be hosting all of the action at www.TheMidAtlantic.com
Flounder fishing over ocean structure has been really good over the past several weeks and continues when ever the weather will allow boats into the ocean. Captain Kane Bounds of the Fish Bound has been putting his crews on literally tons of flounder with some fish as large as 7.5 pounds.
Blake Gunther, Derek Yobst and Derek’s daughter Sam had a great day in the ocean today with a 3 person limit of flounder with 6 fish over 24″.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported a spotty bite today, but at least it was a bite and folks got to go home with some nice sea bass.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported flounder didn’t bite so hot, but he did have a few and some hefty sea bass.
Sun rising, ocean still. Lot of promise.Finest kind really. Just a fantastic ocean vista this morning. Ambled on off to a reef I hope to get video of soon (if the water ever clears!) and dropped today’s reef blocks. I don’t guess I’ll see it, but one day that reef will be a nearly solid mat of coral with holes in it for all manner of critters to hide. I just don’t understand why we waste so much time and money making complex ‘pretty’ reef units when–if a reef construction is at all successful–growths we truly mean when we say ‘reef’ will have long since obscured the substrate. Whatever substrate oysters first spat too, for instance, will become covered in several feet of oysters if the reef is successful.. How ‘beautiful’ whatever those oysters first began growing on is – and it certainly wasn’t sand or mud – matters not. Ecosystem repair does. Repaired fish habitat and water quality – a return of ecosystem services will be of great and true beauty. Which would be the opposite of ‘flounder’ fishing today. Shew.. Been catching some nice fluke while sea bass fishing. Take an 11 hour flounder trip and catch limits of sea bass.. I swear.. Jigging bass was sweet today. Catching fluke? No. Just no. Tomorrow maybe! My old friend Maggie won the flounder pool. Paul won the reef shirt for heaviest cbass. Lot of room tomorrow. Supposed to be another gorgeous day. It is a fluke trip. I will be trying for same! Cheers, Monty
Bryan Mindte of Sunset Provisions and his bro-in-law had a nice day dredging the route 50 bridge with some throwback rockfish and a big bluefish.
Brian Will and Madison Warfield used Gulp and minnows near the route 50 bridge to land two keeper flounder.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing has had some very good shooting lately with a bunch of rays including a beast of a 180 pound butterfly ray.