OC Tuna Bite is on FIRE

OC Tuna Bite is on FIRE

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.

I’m going to skip the small talk tonight and get right to it….the tuna bite off of Ocean City is on fire right now.  There are still a few bluefin and bigeye tuna being caught right now, but the yellowfin tuna fishing is highlighting the offshore scene.   The offshore guys are using ballyhoo and spreader bars to catch double digit keeper yellowfin and release sometimes double digit throwbacks.  That means action pretty much all day.  You never know when these bites are going to turn on….or turn off, so if you’re looking to book a tuna charter look no further than right now.

Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens put Josh Voelker from Ducks Unlimited and his crew on the meat today. They boxed 16 yellowfin tuna up to 60 pounds and released another dozen.


The Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina had a banner day out in the canyon today with Captain Brian Porter.  Boss Hogg finished the day with 15 yellowfin in the box and a white marlin released.


The crew of C Boys with Captain Luke Blume and mate Jon Henry was all over the yellowfin today.  Captain Luke put Vernon Morsburger and his crew from Baltimore, MD on 14 yellowfin up to 60 pounds.


The Reel Direct with Captain Brandon Speilman not only put his crew on 12 nice yellowfin tuna, he did it by 9:30 this morning and was back to the dock by 12:15!


Captain Jeremy Blunt on the Wrecker put his party on the yellowfin today as well boxing 10 and a nice mahi.


The Jade II with Captain Ed Kauffman and mate Brian Hazard was 8 for 13 yellowfin bites in the Poor Man’s Canyon on green stick baits.


Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey had a good day with the yellowfin putting his crew on six for the cleaning table and releasing several other shorts.


The Pumpin’ Hard out of Sunset Marina put some yellowfin in the box today as well.  Pumpin’ Hard had four nice yellowfin and released a bunch of shorts.


Captain Chris Mizurak on the party boat Angler reported a tough sea bass bite today, but they did manage some really nice fish.

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Captain Brad McCabe of Baytime Charters used his day off to do a little flounder fishing on his own today.  Captain Brad fished the west channel and near the Thorofare and ended up not having enough hands for his 18″, 19″ and 19.5″ keepers.


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