Resurgence of Flounder

Resurgence of Flounder

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.

Losing Daylight Savings Time suuuuuuuccckkkkksssss!  There were a few light showers and some clouds in the area, but otherwise we had another really nice fall day today with warm temperatures and light winds…..but it was over way to early!  I looked out the window this afternoon at about 4:45 and was rudely reminded that the days have gotten shorter and my fishing time is being cut back.  The weather looks to become more and more fall like as we move through the week so if you’re looking to get on a flounder you might want to do it soon.

There is no denying that there has been a little bit of a resurgence in flounder fishing lately.  There have been a surprising number of flounder being caught over ocean structure over the past few weeks and the flounder fishing in the bay continues to surprise with LOTS of fish being caught around the route 50 bridge and the inlet.  The weather pattern over the coming week will really start to shut the flounder fishing down both inshore and in the ocean as cooler air temperatures will lower water temperatures quickly.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star has noticed the flounder resurgence and has even caught his two personal best flounder this year.  Morning Star is running a short notice trip tomorrow, Monday, November 6th from 7 AM til 3ish for $110 / person.  If you don’t get on some of these flounder this week I think you’re going to have to wait until the spring.  Check out Morning Star and our other party boats here……

I got a text from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier today with two pictures and two words…..”John again.”  Our buddy John Peyton was at it again fishing by the Lazy Lizard with Zoom baits where he caught these nice keeper rockfish…..again.

“Captain” David Croaker Herbst put Blake Gunther on this keeper tautog while fishing the rocks at Martha’s Landing.  David also caught a keeper fish on the trip.

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