Tuna, Mahi, Flounder and Sharks

Tuna, Mahi, Flounder and Sharks

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.

You might get tired of reading it, but it was another beautiful day!!  Maybe you’re not tired of reading it….I know I’m not tired of typing it.  We do have a cold front forecast to move into the area this weekend that may bring some much needed rain and cooler temperatures, but the 4th of July looks like another beautiful day and so do Thursday and Friday.

Captain Joe Drosey of Rhonda’s Osprey was out in the deep today and was able to put his crew on some good fishing and also put a couple of young anglers on their first tunas.  Rhonda’s Osprey also had a white marlin release and a nice catch of mahi.

Levi Dunlap and crew had a great time on an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon in their 25′ center console.  They had awesome sea conditions and sent me this photo of a stud mahi.

Water temps out in the canyons are warming up nicely and the warmer the better for mahi.  The crew of Spring Mix with Captain Chris Watkowski and mate Ayrton “The Kayak Kid” Pryor had a good day with the dorado putting 15 in the box.  Spring Mix had a cancellation for next Monday so if you’d like to get in on some offshore action check them and the rest of our offshore fleet out at FishinOC.com/offshore charters

The crew of the Fishing For Muscular Dystrophy was out in the canyon today and although they didn’t find their target species they did find a big bull mahi.

Restless Lady and Restless Lady II have been putting on a mugfest with the tuna and mahi lately.  Here are a couple of pics from trips this week.

The All In with Captain Scott Stapleford was on the mahi today in the canyons as well putting 19 in the box.

Flounder fishing has been on fire as of late and today was no different for the crew of the Ocean City Guide Service with Captain John Prather.  This morning Captain John put his crew on some good shark fishing along with some clams and blue crabs, and this afternoon it was five really nice keeper flounder from the east channel up to 21 1/2″.

Captain Chase Eberle of Chasin’ Tides Charters had Jim Lillie’s group out for some inshore nighttime shark fishing last night after they finished a great day of wreck fishing.  Captain Chase put Jim’s group on seven sand tiger sharks between 5′ and 7′, four sharpnose sharks and two sand bars.

The Bad Influence with Captian Jeff Coats at the helm was out on the ocean again for a couple of trips today.  This morning Captain Jeff had Zachary and Mia Harworth along with their mom Steph and dad Joe out for some great catch and release action for the atlantic sharpnose.   This afternoon it was Jack Cicirello with his dad Scott.  Jack was able to catch the biggest fish of his young fishing career today with Captain Jeff when he reeled in some 36″ – 40″ sharp noses.

A couple of shots came in today from Bear down at the Oceanic Pier.  There was at least one keeper flounder caught on the pier today in the hot weather and Brett from Denton caught a nice black drum of 8 1/2 pounds from the north jetty on a sand flea.

I got to take Fish in OC skiff out for a little bit this afternoon and after a quick tip from my buddy Captain John Prather I lucked into three nice keeper flounder of 18″, 20″ and 21 1/2″.  I made my son Ryan hold one for the picture so it looks like we might be giving it a try again tomorrow.

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