Sea Bass, Trout, Big Flounder and Sharks in the Surf

By Scott Lenox

Sea Bass, Trout, Big Flounder and Sharks in the Surf

You may have seen the report from earlier today with the HUGE flounder that was captured by Mark Ensor.  The flounder was not 8.8 pounds, but rather 8 1/2 pounds.  I got word from Captain Drew Zerbe that the scale used to weigh this flounder at Bahia Marina is graduated in ounces and not tenths of a pound so 8.8 was actually 8 pounds, 8 ounces.  That’s one huge flounder regardless, but I want to be accurate.

If you missed the report from earlier you’ll be surprised to find out that Mark actually captured this flounder while clamming.  He saw the big fish swim by and pounced on him with his clam rake and was able to “catch” the big fish that way.  I got in touch with a friend of mine with the MD Department of Natural Resources and he confirmed that it was a perfectly legal catch……and one hell of a story!

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I got a couple of reports form Bear down at the Oceanic Pier with some awesome catches from the past couple of days.

Bear got me some great pics from The OC Sharkin Team of Joseph Porcella and Philip Abrams who buy their fresh bunker at the Oceanic Pier and have been having great luck with sharks in the surf.  The OC Sharkin Team has caught a few sand tiger sharks from the beach recently that have ranged in size from 7.5′ to 8′ in length and weighed over 150 pounds.

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Bear has also been seeing some keeper flounder at the Oceanic Pier lately, along with bluefish, shad, short rockfish and even a few trout.

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Bear’s wife Samantha fished on board a local party boat today and won the fish pool.  Samantha caught this 17″ flounder on a squid and shiner combo and cashed out $48 for her catch.

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If you’d like to see more about the Oceanic Pier you can check out the latest episode of Hooked on OC here:

Hooked on OC at The Oceanic Pier

My buddy Nick Denny fished the route 50 bridge last night and reported good action while casting bucktails and spec rigs.  Nick caught some throwback rockfish, one keeper flounder and the elusive speckled trout.

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Captain Chris Mizurak on board the Angler reported rough conditions in the ocean today, but decent fishing with some nice sea bass up to three pounds.

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I had an opportunity to fish myself this afternoon and although I didn’t have any luck, I was able to watch Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide Service catch a couple of keepers behind Assategue Island.  Captain John put these anglers on keepers using Gulp 4″ swimming mullet….and got a great shot of the Fish in OC / Hooked on OC skiff out for a nice evening on the water.

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