Posted on August 27th, 2017
As tropical cyclone #10 spins off of the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas I fear that we may not be getting back into the ocean at all this week. Early forecast models have the storm gaining a little strength and moving north and skirting the DelMarVa coast sometime around Tuesday. The storm may even become a named storm at some point and bring rain and strong winds to the area which will probably shut down fishing interests for a few days, but I find myself putting it in perspective. Compared to what people in Houston and other areas of Texas are dealing with, a glancing blow from a comparatively small system that messes fishing up for us for a few days is really not that big a deal. My prayers are with everyone impacted by hurricane Harvey.
The wind started for us today and will be around for the next several days, but we had some pretty good fishing up until yesterday.
Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters was nighttime sharking again last night and had a productive trip. Captain Chase put Elizabeth Tooke from Dallas, TX on some great inshore shark catching and release.
The inshore party boat fleet has had some good fishing on bottom structure the past few days with more and more flounder showing up and some still decent sea bass fishing. Captain Monty Hawkins had Clay Farrell and Tara Grover of Calvert County and Cassidy Rogers and Darin Doyle of Laurel, DE on board and put them on some nice fish. Cassidy had a 21″ flounder and all of the fish were caught on artificial reef with clam / cut bait.
Captain Monty also had a bachelor party on board this week with Tim Marquez (the bachelor), Chad “The Hamburglar” Hamburg, Travis “the Cobra” Sobatta, Mat Pilotti and Ron Marquez. All of the guys caught plenty of fish for dinner and “the Hamburglar” had a nice 22.5″ flounder.
Captain Monty has been having some productive fluking recently and like most of us, probably can’t wait for this weather to pass.
The Ocean Princess with Captain Victor Bunting has been reporting more flounder on ocean structure lately as well with some nice keeper fish coming aboard.
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