Pre-Jose’ Angling

Pre-Jose’ Angling

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.

Today was the last day to get in some pre-Jose’ angling as tomorrow the ocean looks to be shut down until at least Thursday.  Here’s the offshore forecast for our canyons from NOAA.

Tonight     E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NE 10 to 20 kt.  Seas 7 to 12 ft.  

Monday     NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft, building to 12 to  20 ft. Isolated TSTMs.  

Monday Night     N to NE winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 22 ft.  Scattered showers and isolated TSTMs.  

Tuesday     N winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 14 to 24 ft. Scattered showers  and isolated TSTMs.  

Tuesday Night     N to NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt.  Seas 12 to 21 ft.  

Wednesday     NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to  16 ft.  

Wednesday Night     W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.

As you can see offshore fishing won’t be in the cards for the next few days and it’s likely that no one will be leaving the inlet because even getting in and out of it will be treacherous on the outgoing tide.

Thankfully today there was some pretty good fishing in the bay and offshore in the canyons as the boats out there watched the swell build.  Captain Mark Hoos of the Marli had an awesome day out in the canyon today putting his crew on two white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and a bunch of mahi.  Thanks to Sunset Marina for the pic!

Captain Chris Watkowski and mate Ayrton “The Kayak Kid” Pryor had a good day trolling the Poorman’s Canyon today.  Captain Chris and Aytron put their crew on a fat 65 pound yellowfin tuna and 10 mahi.

Ocean bottom fishing was good for Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star.  Here’s Dan “Swing & Splash” Iacangelo – “Hurricanne” Murray Adams – Cathy “The Cat Lady” Creel with a 22 inch fluke & 17 inch cbass – Vince “High Hook” Lindsey – & Wes “The Drop Master” Pollitt.

The Tortuga had Captain Mike at the helm this afternoon and was able to find three nice keeper flounder for these anglers.

My buddy Eric Sexton put his first speckled trout of the season in the boat today while fishing with angler Benny “Spec” Bennington.

My uncle Tim Spesick fished the Chesapeake Bay today and landed this big 36″, 20 pound rockfish and then watched his Redskins win 27-20.

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