The Tunas Are Back

By Scott Lenox

The Tunas Are Back

Well the weatherman blew it for today.  On Saturday the forecast for today was for 15 – 25 knot winds and seas of 5 – 8 feet….neither happened.  The front that was around this weekend scooted out to sea a little faster than anticipated and had some of us sitting at the dock today regretting it.  It sounds like the guys that gambled on the forecast….or could make a last minute decision, were rewarded with some pretty darn good tuna fishing and some surprisingly nice conditions.

Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens of the Marli had Mike Bostic and his crew out today and put the hurt on the yellowfin tuna.  I saw Mike in the office at Sunset Marina this afternoon and he said it was steady action for most of the day.  The crew of Marli ended the day with 10 yellowfin tuna and a gaffer mahi for the fish cleaners today and added some steaks to Mike’s freezer.

Ocean bottom fishing was pretty good today for the Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak and crew.  Captain Chris reported some sea bass action and a little bit better flounder bite with some nice fish coming over the rail.

Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga had young Joey Slepski from Pittsburgh, PA on board today who took today’s fish pool with two keeper flounder.  The larger fish was 18″ and 2 lbs. 11 oz.  Joey used live minnows and squid in Sinepuxent Bay to land his prize winners and they were netted by mates Matt Harris and Todd Kennedy.

Bear down at the Oceanic Pier submitted this photo of four-year old Mason from Coatesville, PA who caught this 17 1/2″ keeper flounder from the pier today on a Gulp bloodworm.

Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing reported some beautiful conditions in the bay today.  The water was a little dirty where he was, but he was still able to put his shooters on some good action for cow nosed and southern rays.

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