Posted on October 3rd, 2016
As hurricane Matthew looms to the south and Ocean City begins to think about early preparations it was business as usual for the offshore fleet today. Matthew’s path is yet to be determined, but he is such a large, powerful storm that he could pass by hundreds of miles away and still close down our offshore fishing for a bit. The forecast for this coming weekend already doesn’t look good so the guys will take days like today while they’ve got them.
Robert Harris and his crew from Solomons Maryland wanted a box of meat and the MARLI delivered today. Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens delivered a limit of mahi (60) and a limit of tile fish (42). The MARLI had the fish cleaners busy all afternoon with this pile of fish!
Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey put his crew on a nice day of fishing today. Rhonda’s Osprey boxed a nice wahoo and over 30 mahi.
The Wrecker with Captain Jeremy Blunt had a good day fishing the Washington Canyon today. Captain Jeremy put his crew on six yellowfin tuna, one wahoo and eight mahi. One of the mahi was a beauty at 23 pounds.
I reported yesterday that the wahoo fishing was unreal out in the canyons and that one boat caught, yes caught, 11. I got some questions and some disbelief today and as luck would have it I received a photo today to prove it. The Talkin Trash with Chris Little, his 12-year old son Zach Little, Jim Frazzetti, Ronnie Bitner, Bobby Ambrose, Ralph Smith, Parker Marshall, Mike Lavasuer, Rodger Ruby and mate Keath Puller trolled 50 to 250 fathoms in the Washington Canyon and absolutely destroyed the wahoo. It was an epic day on board as the crew went 11 for 22 wahoo bites and also had 9 nice mahi.