The Bigeye Night Bite is Outta Sight!

The Bigeye Night Bite is Outta Sight!

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.

There have been several Bigeye Tuna caught in the past week or so out in the Washington Canyon in a spot referred to as “the Bigeye hole”.  It’s been a good spot to troll during the day and catch some Yellowfin and “maybe” a Bigeye, but recently it’s been a good spot to “probably” catch a Bigeye….especially at night.  Larger Ballyhoo and spreader bars are the ticket and the closer to dusk that you can fish, the better your chances.

Captain Rob Skillman on board the Moore Bills out of The Ocean City Fishing Center found a couple of Bigeye’s last night.  Captain Rob pulled one fish off at about 3 PM and then didn’t get another bite until after 8 PM when he got two and landed both.  One fish was on a ballyhoo and the other on a spreader bar and they weighed 161 and 206 pounds! He also reported that there were 50+ boats at the Bigeye hole trying their luck at the big fish.


The Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna inshore is still holding it’s own as well.  Captain Josh Ruskey and mate Will Wangel on the Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina put their charter on eight Yellowfin, one Bluefin and three Mahi at the Hot Dog today.  The Boss Hogg found 71 degree water and did some damage with Tuna Magnets.


The Wrecker out of The Ocean City Fishing Center with Captain Jeremy Blunt had a great day on the ocean today.  Captain Jeremy and mate Brian Behe made their anglers happy with two Bluefin, one Yellowfin and four Mahi.


Captain Steve Selander and mate Chris Watkowski had a great day on the Spring Mix II out of the Ocean City Fishing Center today putting their party on five keeper Yellowfin (+27″), four short Yellowfin that were released and two Mahi.


The inshore and near shore Flounder fishing continues to produce several nice fish.  The Judith M out of Bahia Marina had a good time with the Flounder on this afternoon’s trip.


Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide Service out of The Ocean City Fishing Center had a terrific couple of trips today “rippin lips!”


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