Practice Week

By Scott Lenox

Practice Week

This week’s Daily Angle is going to be a little light on the tuna action because most of the fleet are trolling for white marlin practicing for the 42nd Annual White Marlin Open to be held next week Monday through Friday.  The white marlin fishing has been picking up the past few weeks and the tuna fishing has slowed down a bit, which is something that happens most years as the offshore water temperatures warm.  The ocean is full of life right now and the fish are biting so I expect it to be an exciting week at the scales next week.

The Moore Bills returned late last night after another late trip to the Washington Canyon in search of some white marlin and some of the bigeye tuna that have been hanging out in the “bigeye hole”.   Captain Rob Skillman and mate Steve Moore report a late trip yesterday, where they started out white marlin fishing out side of the Washington. They went 1 for 1 on whites then switched over to bigeye and yellowfin fishing. They then went 1 for 2 on a double header bigeye bite catching this fish that was 157 pounds.


Rhonda’s Osprey was on the troll practicing for the White Marlin Open today and had some pretty good luck.  Captain Joe Drosey and crew put their party on two white marlin releases and some nice gaffer mahi.


Inshore fishing was tough today.  I took a boat ride this afternoon and the wind was honking out of the south east and the water behind Assateague Island was brown.  Not even close to good flounder conditions.

The Judith M out of Bahia Marina with Captain Don Hetherington ran two 1/2 day trips in the ocean today where water clarity is usually better than the bay and had some luck with the flounder.  Here is a nice pool winner.


On a recent trip for the Wish A Fish Foundation the Judith M came across a rare hound fish.


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