Shootin’ In the Wind

Shootin’ In the Wind

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.

It was another tough day for fishing interests in and around Ocean City as the wind started to blow again.  There weren’t many boats heading into the ocean today and anyone that decided to fish the back bays was greeted with coffee colored water and bumpy conditions.  The flounder bite has been pretty non existent since the water got dirty, but we have seen some small rockfish and red drum who are not as sight dependent as flounder.  We are forecast for some pretty good rain tomorrow as the remnants from Hurricane Harvey push precipitation our way so I don’t expect much fishing action to take place until maybe Sunday.  The weather for the beginning of the week still looks pretty good so hopefully we’ll have some anglers on the water, but now we are keeping our eyes on Hurricane Irma who, according to some early models, could be moving our way.  The offshore power boat races scheduled for next weekend have already been cancelled as a precaution.

Despite the windy conditions today Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing was able to get it done putting his shooters on some action for cow nosed and southern rays.  One of Captain Marc’s shooter may have been wrong, but he doubts it.

There were plenty of anglers out on the Oceanic Pier in downtown Ocean City this afternoon.  There were some small rockfish and flounder caught, but it too was tough in the dirty water.  Last night Howard caught this beauty of a 26″ red drum from the pier.

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