Posted on April 5th, 2017
The fishing season is off to a good start with the sometimes unseasonable temperatures and weather. Anglers are on the lookout for the first flounder of Ocean City’s season and rockfish are snapping well in several areas of the bay now. Shad and bluefish should show up in Ocean City’s back bay within a few weeks, and soon anglers will be fishing all over looking to bend a rod and possibly put something in the cooler.
One great spot to fish from land is the Oceanic Pier on the inlet in downtown Ocean City. The Oceanic Pier opened for the season this week and will hold hours from 9am – 5pm weather permitting during the week with longer hours on the weekend. The pier has bait, tackle, rod rentals, snacks and drinks all on site and they’ve got the licensing covered so there’s no need to purchase one to fish there. The Pier is open 24 hours a day from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is a great place to fish from land. For just $8 you can come and go as you please for 12 hours and catch pretty much every inshore species that can be found in Ocean City at some point during the season. If you go and catch something ask for JJ or Bear and you just might end up right here in the Daily Angle.
Amber Smoker is a regular on the downtown fishing scene and she was at the Pier having a great time with the throwback rockfish. Amber said they were “hitting hard and almost every cast”.
Captain Monty Hawkins and the crew of the Morning Star hit another milestone for the Ocean City Reef Foundation today. Captain Monty, pictured with Dan “The Iron Man” Iacangelo pushed block number 17,000 over the rail of the Morning Star more structure to the already abundant bottom that the Reef Foundation has created. If you’d like to buy Reef Foundation charts or would like to make a donation you can visit OCReefs.org