Tasty Critters

Tasty Critters

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 wasn’t a very heavily fished Saturday today thanks to some cloudy skies and a little leftover roughness in the ocean, but plenty of anglers still got out to give it a shot.  Only a couple of boats ventured offshore where there were plenty of mahi to be had, some of the party boat fleet found a bunch of different tasty critters on ocean structure and back in the bay sheepshead were snapping once again.

Captain Mark Hoos of the MARLI was one of the only boats to venture to the deep today, but he was rewarded handsomely with a limit of mahi for his crew.  Thanks to Dave Messick of Hooked on OC for the photo.

Captain Jeremy Blunt of the Wrecker out of the Ocean City Fishing Center reported a beautiful fall day offshore where he had plenty of action for his anglers.  Captain Jeremy put his crew on two white marlin releases, 25 mahi and also had a BIG blue marlin in the spread that wouldn’t take a bait.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported only one limit of sea bass on board today, but lots of clients were in the double digits and there were plenty of other fish that came over the rail.  Tom Hoy of Shippensberg, PA won the pool with his monster 22″ sea bass.  Jake Hurlock’s 30″ mahi was far larger, but Morning Star doesn’t count them for the money.  Jim Spencer had a nice 17.5″ triggerfish; there were plenty of other big triggers.
Captain Monty even had some legal fluke.  Holding up some of their catch are Pat Zurgable of Waynseboro, PA – Walt Simmons of Blain, PA – Brian Carnerro of Lewes, DE – Kephart Pryor of Edgewood, MD – & Tim Calimer of Waynesboro, PA.

The sheepshead have been snapping really nicely on the jetties the past few weeks and today Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters found some for his anglers.  Captain Jason put his clients on one keeper tautog, two keeper flounder and five sheepshead for a great day of inshore fishing.

The Bay Bee out of the Ocean City Fishing Center had a good morning trip that produced over 30 throwback flounder and this 18″ keeper.

Fishing for flounder from shore has been so good for David Beach that his dad even came down today to get in on the action.  Dave and his dad used live mullet and peanut bunker to put fish of 17″, 17″, 18.5″ and 19″ in the cooler and then enjoyed some great reading material.

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