Posted on November 21st, 2020
Check out the Daily Catch with Captain Willie Zimmerman at the Ocean City Fishing Center!
I’m down in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida with the crew producing the live broadcast of the Ft Lauderdale Air Show and I’ll admit the weather is very nice. I heard that it was reely nice back home today too and there were plenty of anglers out enjoying it.
Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides charters had two trips today that ended up successful for his clients. There were some nice tog caught on this mornings trip up to 9 pounds and this afternoon some Seabass and triggerfish hit the cooler.
Captain Kane Bounds of the Fish Bound has been having good success on his trips recently. Captain Kane has been decking tog, sea bass, flounder, red drum, triggerfish and ribbon fish for his anglers.
Had to step waaaay down to get aboard this AM. Wind blown looow tide wasn’t quite epic, close though. Shantytown channel gave us no trouble.
Ocean had a nasty sharp set out of the south first thing; a tight swell with no wind on it at all.
Otherwise? Clear blue skies and light winds. Water grew calmer and calmer all day. As nice a day in November as you could ever ask really.
Derned if the sea bass didn’t make us pay for it though! Worked well into overtime to scratch a decent catch together. Supposed to be a 3:30 trip. Don’t guess folks will be upset about getting in after 5… Cbassing was easier in August. Hope they act like it’s late fall before too long.
Ended up with three clients limited -!Brian Scarborough of Ocean View DE first. There were probably others who limited but they boxed em up in mixed coolers. Regardless, plenty of un-turkey fish fries coming this week.
David Tribbit of Milford DE pocketed today’s cbass pool.
Leslie Clark of Brandywine MD, & Iris Miller from Fayetteville PA were our guest reef builders..
Forecast is mighty switchy. Perhaps we’ll pull off a reef trip before TG dinner. Shoot, don’t even have to clean house for company, may as well do something constructive with the morning. Don’t have many 160lb pyramids right now. Our 16×20 chimney blocks are helium infused – so light they almost float. (No they aren’t and no they don’t! Crazy heavy blocks!) If interested in volunteering for a block trip watch this page or sign up for emails at ocreefs.org ..
It’ll depend on the weather. If you’re up for some sore muscles, we might be able to help!
The rockfish bite in the back bay has been fire lately and the past couple of days have been very good. Joel Mick fished the south jetty where he caught and released some red drum and short stripers and he found this 29” keeper at the route 50 bridge.
John Wooldridge took his son Grayson and Grayson’s buddy JJ out this afternoon where they caught and released six rockfish around 21” in some 51 degree water in the St Martin river.