Primary Search Lands 669 Pound Ocean Sunfish

Primary Search Lands 669 Pound Ocean Sunfish

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.

Just five short months ago the crew of the Primary Search made history by catching Ocean City, Maryland’s first ever recreationally caught opah (moonfish) while deep dropping in the canyons off of Ocean City.  Just one month later they made history again when they caught the second ever recreationally caught opah (moonfish) while deep dropping just a few miles from the original opah spot.

Well the #gang has done it again…but this time it wasn’t a moonfish they hauled in….it was a sunfish!  The common mola, commonly referred to as “sunfish” in the MidAtlantic, is native to tropical and temperate waters and is the heaviest known bony fish on the planet.

Captain Austin Ensor decided to deep drop in the opah “hot spot” again today for his Easter Holiday and was rewarded with another rare fish to add to his already extensive “weird fish” resume’.  The big sunfish ate a whole pufferfish in 7,000 feet of water at the edge of the Flemish Cap and tipped Primary Search’s hand scale out at 669 pounds.  Captain Austin said conditions were good today….it was “sunny!”

Captain Austin was joined by Captain Luke Skywalker, Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain James T. Kirk, Captain Ahab and Cap N’ Crunch.

Completely, Totally Photoshopped Photo

Oh….and Happy April Fools Day!!!

All photos and likenesses are used with the expressed, written consent of the owners.

No sunfish were harmed in the making of this made up fishing report.

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