On the Water and In the Woods

On the Water and In the Woods

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 another beautiful November weather day today with sunny skies and warm temperatures.  The wind even laid out a little bit and there were anglers all over the bay.  There were several people fishing the Oceanic Pier and route 50 bridge and there were several boats fishing the east channel north of the route 50 bridge and under the route 90 bridge.

The dilemma for some of us this time of year is whether to be on the water or in the woods.  Fishing is so good right now that even with the rut going on some are opting to try for the rockfish, flounder, red drum, tautog, bluefish, trout and more that are being caught right now……there will be plenty of time to hunt.

One guy that decided to get in the woods instead of on the water was my good friend Captain Luke Blume of C Boys fishing.  Captain Luke was in the woods last night with his son Joshua and got a good shot on a beautiful 8 point buck.  My son Ryan and I met Captain Luke and Joshua at the spot today and after some awesome tracking by the boys we were able to find him.  Congratulations to Captain Luke on his best deer with a bow!

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I got a text this evening from Niki Pino of An Optical Galleria with a shot of her neighbors heading back in from fishing with some nice keeper flounder.  Mike Wade of Tower Marine Services in West Ocean City, Marvin Wetzel, Ted Aybar and Jim Campbell caught some nice flounder drifting the route 90 bridge this afternoon.

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Bear at the Oceanic Pier is reporting some crazy good fishing right now.  John was at it again on the route 50 bridge last night and says he,”had them running nets all night”.  He was able to catch this beautiful keeper rockfish.


Chris Meister fished the pier today with Vince Graziano, Chris Mauk, Thomas Mauk and Robert Watkins and they absolutely smooshed the puppy drum.  Chris called it one of the best drum fishing days he’s ever had at the Oceanic Pier.

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Bear also reports that the bluefishing is crazy good too so if you like to eat the little bluefish or you want to stock up on shark bait for next year now is the time to get to the pier and cast some spec rigs and bucktails.


Blake Gunther of the Ocean City, MD Fishing Community had a great day today.  Blake started 5 for 5 on rockfish casts at the route 90 bridge and after no love from the tautog headed off the beach a bit and caught several small sharks and some nice sea bass.

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The nighttime fishing from the route 50 bridge continues to impress.  Michael Wankmiller was on the bridge last night and had two puppy drum, four flounder and countless rockfish up to 25″.


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