Tautog For Four More Days

Tautog For Four More Days

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.

We had an absolutely beautiful day in and around Ocean City today!  It was sunny, warm and there was little or no wind all day long.  It was the kind of day you’d like to have all year and tomorrow looks really good as well.

MD tautog season will only be open for four more days as it closes for a month and a half on May 16.  The season will reopen on July 1 with a creel limit of two fish per person.

The Ocean Princess was out on the ocean taking advantage of the beautiful conditions today.  Captain Victor Bunting reported calm, warm conditions and a pretty decent tautog bite with several fished released and several others going home with clients for dinner.

The flounder bite in Ocean City’s back bays is still strong and today’s weather was too good for some to pass up.  Even though his #badinfluence wasn’t with him today, Captain Jeff Coats of Pitboss Fishing did a little fishing and had some luck with flounder in the Thorofare where he released a couple of fish and boated one 18″ keeper.  Captain Jeff also found some snapper bluefish at the route 50 bridge during his trip.  All fish were caught on live minnows.

Captain Marc Spagnoa of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing dropped the Bow part of his name and headed to Wachapreague, VA today on the advice of his fishing buddies.  Captain Marc used some productive rigs tied by Captain Jeff Coats to land a beauty of a 21″ flounder for the cooler.

My good friends the Blumes are enjoying a short vacation to the Bahamas this week and are having a great time catching some tropical fish.  Emily and Joshua Blume landed some nice mutton snapper on a bottom fishing trip with their dad Captain Luke Blume.

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