Offshore Fishing is Warming Up

Offshore Fishing is Warming Up

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.

It was an absolutely beautiful day in Ocean City today.  There were several boats that headed out to the deep and there were more boats on the bay.  Report was that the bay was absolutely packed and because of that…..I painted my porch.  Fishing was decent in the bay with all of the traffic and lots of throwback flounder and a few keepers were caught. Offshore fishing isn’t hot by any stretch, but it’s definitely warming up.

Bill Mueller and his crew had a great day of fishing on the charter boat MARLI with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens. Bill and the boys landed 7 big gaffer mahi and two big eye tuna. They also released a couple of undersized (less than 27″) yellowfin tuna.

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Captain Steve Selander on the Spring Mix II put his anglers on some fish today out in the deep.  The crew of Spring Mix ended the day with one keeper tuna and six nice gaffer mahi.

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Captain Chris Little of the Talkin’ Trash fished 800 fathoms of the Washington Canyon and put his crew on two yellowfin tuna and one mahi and also threw one small tuna back.

Captain Brandon Speilman of Reel Direct had one BLT, barely legal tuna, and one 15 pound mahi.

The Wrecker with Captain Jeremy Blunt had three atlantic dolphin fish….mahi.

Inshore the flounder fishing in the back bay was pretty good today with lots of throwback action and a few keepers from the south bay and the Thorofare.  Captain Brad McCabe of Baytime Fishing fished the west channel and up near the Thorofare and put the Gisreal family on several throwback flounder and this 17 1/2″ keeper.

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Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing had some good family fun today on the bay.  Captain Jeff put his crew on good flounder action in the south bay.

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When Captain Luke Blume isn’t running the C Boys offshore he spends a good amount of time in his Sea Boss flounder fishing with the family.  Today Captain Luke put his son Joshua and Joshua’s buddies Hunter Selby and Dillon Yegorovtseff on some good flounder action in the south bay by the duck blinds and in the Thorofare.

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Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing has been putting shooters on some awesome action lately.  Captain Marc cruised the south bay where he landed these cow nosed and southern rays up to 70 pounds.

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Ron Buffington submitted this photo of what I’m pretty sure is the first and maybe only cobia caught in Ocean City this year.  Jaime Buffington caught this cobia in the inlet while striper fishing with a jig.

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