Poncho Kinda Day

Poncho Kinda Day

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.

This weather sucks….and most fishermen are over it.  I’ve been to my boat four times in the past two weeks and every time was to check the lines and make sure the bilge pump is working.  Last September was pretty bad too.  We had a nor’easter over the Labor Day holiday and then again less than two weeks later.  It pretty much eliminated any hope of a late season white marlin bite offshore and it screwed the inshore flounder fishing on the wrecks and in the bay for several days.   The Fish in OC Carolina Skiff came out of the water for the first nor’easter and never went back in….it was a bummer.  That memory has me nervous for this September, but I’m hopeful that the weather straightens out and we can have the fall fishing that I so look forward to.  The weather looks decent tomorrow and early next week looks down right nice so I’m going to try and take advantage of it and get on some flounder…..if I’m not prepping for a hurricane that is.

The weather was not nice today, but when you run an inshore charter business you go when you can and give it your best. Well the inshore fleet was on the bay today in the nasty conditions and it was more productive than I expected.  Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters caught this nice keeper on the outgoing tide today and also reported that there are a lot of small speckled trout starting to show up.  That’s a good sign for those of us that like to target them and red drum in the bay during the fall season.

Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had some hearty anglers on board today as well that donned the ponchos and rain gear and toughed it out.   They were rewarded with some throwback flounder action, some small speckled trout and a poncho selfie courtesy of Captain John.

Bear down at the Oceanic Pier submitted another photo of a nice red drum caught from the inlet last night.  Jeff from Hartford County caught this 24″ red from the north jetty sea wall.

David Herbst took an evening trip with flounder guru Matt Ellis last night and was rewarded with some good fishing.  Matt and David combined for two keeper flounder from the route 50 bridge caught while jigging white Gulp.

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