Posted on July 9th, 2016
It was another good day at the scales for the 29th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament at the Ocean City Fishing Center today as 48 boats fished leaving just over 40 boats left to fish tomorrow. There was some movement in the heaviest stringer category, we now have a three way tie for 2nd place largest tuna and there is a new leader in the junior angler category. Here’s what needs to be beat tomorrow to cash.
Winner Take All Over The Top 44 Lbs
No 3rd Place
2nd Place Liquid RX 20 Lbs
1st Place Foolish Pleasures 23 Lbs
TOP JR ANGLER
3rd Place Jake Stuckey Grasshopper 51 Lbs
2nd Place Walter Jordan Let it Ride 52 Lbs
1st Place Annie Roe Wayne’s World 67 Lbs
TOP LADY ANGLER
3rd Place Melanie Burnette Sushi 48 Lbs
2nd Place Annie Roe Wayne’s World 67 Lbs
1st Place JL Cropper Mrya HT 70 Lbs
BOATS 40′ AND UNDER
Heaviest Stringer Fish Whistle 349 Lbs (Two day total)
Single Largest Tuna Fish Whistle 78 Lbs
BOATS 41′ – 54′
Heaviest Stringer Out of Control 282 Lbs (Two day total)
Single Largest Tuna Grande Pez 74 Lbs
BOATS 55′ AND UP
Heaviest Stringer Top Dog 252 Lbs
Single Largest Tuna Fish Tricks 156 Lbs
HEAVIEST STRINGER OVERALL
3rd Place Foolish Pleasures 271 Lbs (Two day total)
2nd Place Out of Control 282 Lbs (Two day total)
1st Place Fish Whistle 349 Lbs (Two day total)
SINGLE HEAVIEST TUNA OVERALL
3rd Place Little Rascal 76 Lbs
2nd Place Tie Wrecker, Talk N’ Trash, Fish Whistle 78 Lbs
1st Place Fish Tricks 156 Lbs
Outside of the tournament I got a cool submission through our Facebook page from Brandon Bentz with this cool shot of the Lisa’s catch. Captain Stu Windsor and mate Captain Dave Hagner had a good day boxing these beauties.
The bowfishing in the back bays of Ocean City has been phenomenal the past few days. Captain Marc Spagnola on Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing has been putting shooters on houndfish, southern rays and cow nosed rays during both day and night trips.
Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service has been having good bowfishing as well during the day. Captain John is also putting shooters on some nice rays.
My buddies David Wells and Dylan Drew caught four nice keeper flounder in the east channel today. The fish were 16″, 16″, 18″ and 22″. Todd Martinek caught one throwback to defeat the private school team of Kevin McCabe and Brendan Hanley for cold, hard cash.
Bear from the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City sent in a couple of nice fish caught today. Bobby from West Virginia caught a nice 20″ keeper flounder on the pier’s live minnows and Arian from Hayfield, PA caught a really nice black drum on the pier’s “lively” sand fleas.