Posted on July 13th, 2023
The boats and money are all counted and despite a pretty terrible weather forecast the Ocean City Tuna Tournament looks to be an awesome event! Smaller boats may have steered clear of the OCTT this year thanks to the forecast, but the big boys are in it to win it as the purse reaches just under $1 Million. 74 boats will battle it out this weekend to see who can catch the largest and most tuna and take their share of over $990,000 in prize money along with countless prizes. Scales action takes place at the Ocean City Fishing Center Friday and Saturday from 4 PM until 8 PM and Sunday from 4 PM until 7 PM. If you can’t get there in person you can watch our live broadcast at www.OCTunaTournament.com/fish-cam
Most of the offshore fleet was tied to the dock today changing up lines and rigging baits for the OC Tuna Tournament, but the ocean going bottom fishing fleet was out trying to beat the wind. Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler reported a fussy bite today, but did put some good fish in the boat and beat feet before the wind blew.
The Judith M out of Bahia Marina had to deal with some bumpy conditions, but they were also able to put some fish in coolers with sea bass and some big triggerfish.
The Meader family traveled from Kansas to fish with Captain Jeff Landis on board the Jacked Up out of Bahia Marina and he showed them some good fishing with Spanish mackerel, a sea bass and five nice flounder to 22″.
Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides has been showing families a good time with plenty of keeper flounder action and some catch and release shark fishing.
Anglers on the Tortuga out of Bahia Marina had a couple of keeper flounder on this afternoon’s trip.
The Calico Jack saw keeper flounder on both of her trips today.
Shaun Flaherty fished the route 50 bridge last night and caught this nice rockfish.
Uncle Wayne was fishing the surf in Ocean City this morning when he caught and released a juvenile hammerhead shark.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing doesn’t sleep much this time of year, and if you’re a stingray or a hound fish you don’t either.