Posted on May 19th, 2017
It was another hot one today! The south wind that is bringing in all of the warm temperatures was puffing pretty good this morning. So much so that one local party boat postponed departure by a couple of hours to allow for the wind to lay down. It was a good call too as the wind did lay a little and fishing was good for sea bass. The water in the back bays behind Assateague got pretty nasty with the south wind this afternoon, but it stayed a little cleaner north of the route 50 bridge toward the Thorofare. The wind looks to shift after tomorrow and usher in some much cooler temperatures and it should help clean up the water in the bay and get flounder fishing back.
There are a lot more snapper sized bluefish being caught in the back bays right now, but there are still some big fish around. Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters has fished the past two days and had success. Today Captain Jason had a short trip and was able to find three nice bluefish between 4 and 15 pounds and one nice shark.
Yesterday Captain Jason put his crew on some throwback flounder, a 19″ keeper flounder, two nice bluefish and some small sharks.
Captain Chris Mizurak of the party boat Angler was out on the ocean today and reported a good bite for sea bass. My buddy Steve Doctor from the MD Department of Natural Resources displays a nice knot head from today’s trip.
The Morning Star out of the Ocean City Fishing Center was on the rip today with Captain Monty Hawkins at the helm. Captain Monty reported good sea bass fishing with some limits around the rail and “fish fries around.” Sea Bass Bob displays a nice bass he took on a jig today.
Captain Marc Spagnola has got the Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing all fired up and ready for the season. Last night Captain Marc had some great shooting over on the Nanticoke River and today in the south bay. Captain Marc’s shooters found some big long nose gar last night and today it was southern and cow nosed rays.
The action at the Oceanic Pier is still really good. Anglers are having luck with snapper bluefish, some flounder and tautog and at least one big cow nosed ray.