Race to the Finish

Race to the Finish

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.

There is a truly awesome white marlin bite offshore right now and it is making things very interesting for the Ocean City Marlin Club’s season long awards.  Probably the two most coveted awards for the Ocean City Marlin Club’s season are First White Marlin of the Season (caught by Fish in OC charter partner Stalker with Captain Steve Moore) and Most Billfish Released By Any Boat.  Well the race for Most Billfish is a tight one right now and the two boats that are fighting it out for first place have separated themselves from the field and are just four fish apart with five fishing days left before the official end to the Marlin Club’s season.  The Buckshot with Captain Gary Stamm and Fish in OC charter partner No Quarter are battling it out in what has been and will be an exciting last couple of days of fishing.  Buckshot is currently in the lead for OC Marlin Club releases with 142 after releasing five white marlin today, but No Quarter is just four fish behind at 138 releases on the season after releasing seven white marlin today.  The guys actually called a truce on tomorrow’s fishing to give themselves a break, but after that it will be no holds barred through the weekend.  We may actually be able to tag along on one of the last trips with these guys for an upcoming episode of Hooked on OC if the stars line up.  Either way I’ll be bringing you updates later on who ends up at the top of this hotly contested fishing.  Good luck and congratulations to both crews on what has already been a great season of fishing!!  Thanks to Dave Messick of Hooked on OC for some awesome shots!

Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey was regular old charter fishing today and had a great day out in the canyon putting his crew on two white marlin releases and a bunch of nice mahi.

Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga out of Bahia Marina found a mixed bag of keepers today putting anglers on keeper flounder, croaker and bluefish.

Mrs. Vits 5th grade class at Berlin Intermediate School had a pretty awesome field trip today to Shad Landing where the kids got to do some fishing.  The big fish of the day went to Ashley Maza Vargas who caught a nice large mouth bass.  Photo credit to David Wells of DW Mowing.

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