Posted on July 28th, 2016
There were some more thunderstorms rolling through Ocean City this afternoon that brought some very heavy rain to the area. Parts of downtown Ocean City were flooded and word was some streets were closed at high tide this evening. This weather is really putting a damper on my flounder fishing….literally. Before the storms rolled in, there were some anglers doing some bottom bouncing and there were plenty of flounder hitting the decks once again.
I got a photo from my good friend David Wells with a pile of flounder that he and the boys caught today. David was fishing with Todd Martinek, Dan Mergott, Tommy Hinkle and Jeremy Michalski and they absolutely slayed the flounder. The crew boxed 24 keepers up to 5 pounds on strip baits while fishing on ocean structure.
Captain Luke Blume on the charter boat C Boys out of Sunset Marina got in on the inshore flounder action today as well. Captain Luke and mate Jon Henry had owner Paul Crampton and crew on board for a quick 1/2 day trip and put them on eight nice keeper flounder and threw back another 20 or more.
The Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak reported that they had some decent fishing for flounder as well today fishing ocean structure. Angler had a really nice 15 pound mahi and the pool winner received a nice wad of cash for his three pound flounder.
There was some good flounder fishing in the back bays of Ocean City this morning before the thunderstorms rolled in. The Calico Jack with Captain Mike Giardinia had good throwback action and boxed four keepers for their crew.
There’s no denying that the flounder fishing is pretty good right now both in the ocean and in the back bays. The heavy rain we received this evening may dirty up the bays with some runoff, but we’ll have to wait a day or so to see if it effects fishing. The ocean fishing should continue to get better as the summer goes on and the flounder congregate around the reefs and wrecks. The weather this afternoon cancelled my plans to do some flounder fishing and tomorrow I head to Talbot Street to cover the Huk Big Fish Classic. If you want to see some big fish and maybe win some goodies head to Talbot Street tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday from 4-8 PM for the scales action. I’ll be bringing you all of the big fish and leader board updates from the event right here in the Daily Angle starting tomorrow.