Ready For Warmer Weather

Ready For Warmer Weather

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.

In February, when there really isn’t much fishing going on I had eight fishing reports…..all things considered I thought it was awesome.  So far…..12 days into March…..0.  This weather has sucked.  I write this in the middle of our third nor’easter in as many weeks and the weather for the remainder of the week into next week looks cool and windy.  I know it’s March, and March comes in like a lion and HOPEFULLY goes out like a lamb, but after some of the awesome weather that we had last month and the good fishing that accompanied it, I’m really looking forward to warmer weather, the Carolina Skiff going in the water and more fishing opportunities to take advantage of.

The weather has really been a bummer because there is definitely some fishing going on and I’d really like to do some of it.  I did get a chance to hit the Pocomoke River with Captain Brian Behe of Buffalo Hunter Guide Service for some winter crappie fishing, I did get to do some rockfishing at the route 90 bridge a few weeks ago with my good friend Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing, but I still haven’t had a chance to get to the local pond with my son Ryan to catch some of the bass that are biting and I haven’t been able to hit the Nanticoke with my buddy Eric Sexton to get on the white and yellow perch that he’s catching over there.  Don’t get me wrong…we’ve tried, but the weather just hasn’t allowed us.  Soon enough I hope!

Well one guy that has seen warmer weather and plenty of fishing opportunity is my best pal Captain Luke Blume of the C Boys.  Captain Luke and the C Boys are in the Florida Keys right now and they’re having a bunch of fun catching tropical fish like amberjack and mutton snapper.

Captain Luke’s mate Jon Henry fished on the Sea Hawk for the Jimmy Johnson Sailfish Tournament and he and his crew finished in 3rd place overall.  Jon also won the distinguished Top Male Angler Award.  Congratulations Jon!

I got a Facebook message from Captain Mark Malamphy today who just got his new Finatic to Ocean City after a 1700 mile journey from Orange Beach, Alabama where he purchased it.  Mark, Russell Collins and JB Sommer fished on the way up and were rewarded with these bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and false albacore while off the coast of North Carolina.  Hopefully those fish are on the way north soon!

I still haven’t had a chance to get to the Nanticoke with my buddy Eric Sexton, but he’s not waiting for me and decided to give it a go on Sunday.  Eric and Bennie Bennington found cooler water temps than their last trip at 45 degrees, but they still put some nice white perch and a couple of yellow perch in the cooler.  Shown below in our redneck “fish on the tailgate” photo.

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