Posted on October 1st, 2017
The first day of October started right where September left off with some really nice weather. Fall was definitely in the air as we had cool temperatures this morning and even a little rain in the area, but there was enough sun and warm temperatures that anglers were out to take advantage of the awesome fall fishing that we’re having right now.
The water in the back bays is cleaning up with every tide change and there are still loads of flounder around. Bear from the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City sent in a photo of one of the bigger fish that I’ve seen in a while this morning. Bear’s good friend Anatoli Georgiev has perfected his arm extension for fish photos which makes this flattie looks like it’s 25 pounds. It wasn’t quite that big, but it was still a very impressive 27 1/4″ and 8 pounds even. Anatoli used finger mullet from the north sea wall to catch the big flounder…..and he wasn’t done there…..
Anatoli returned to the pier just a short time later to have his picture taken by Bear with a nice keeper red drum caught on the same bait from the same spot.
Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a couple of trips today and had success on both. Captain John put one crew of young anglers on a couple of keeper flounder and another crew on some keeper flounder AND some sheepshead.
Big Bird Cropper and “Neighbor” Dave were on the water today and had some luck with the flounder. Bird and Dave put four keepers in the box and then had Dave Messick of Hooked on OC get a nice shot for me.
David Herbst used sand fleas in the Ocean City inlet late last night to put these three sheepshead on the dock.
I got a Facebook submission from Megan Humphrey with this nice shot of Ben Humphrey who caught this 8 pound 4 ounce red drum on a live sand flea just outside the south jetty.
Bear at the Oceanic Pier sent me a few more shots this afternoon of anglers having luck downtown. Sung Lee from Germantown, MD used a live sand flea from the north sea wall to catch a 27″ red drum and Charles from Lancaster, PA used the pier’s live sand fleas to catch a 2 1/2 pound triggerfish from the route 50 bridge.
Check out our first ever inshore fishing tournament being put on with Hooked on OC October 14 and 15. Fish 32 hours from Saturday morning into Sunday afternoon. Check out the details here……Ocean City Inshore Classic