Tuna Tournament Time! and Morning Star Fish Report

Tuna Tournament Time!  and Morning Star Fish Report

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.

Not too many boats fished offshore today as most prepped for the 28th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament that begins tomorrow at The Ocean City Fishing Center.  We did have a few put one last day of practice in and the fishing was good.  This weekend should be exciting!

The Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina with Captain Brian Porter had 7 tuna and one REAL nice mahi today!  Captain Brian reports the fish were caught at the Hot Dog on tuna magnet lures.

Boss Hogg 7 Tuna, Nice Mahi Porter 7:9

Tomorrow marks the start of the 28th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament hosted by The Ocean City Fishing Center.  Fishing could make for an interesting event this year.  There are bluefin and yellowfin at the inshore lumps, but not very big.  There are some really nice bigeye in the canyons, especially the Washington, but they are liking to bite after dusk.  This tournament is lines in at 7:30 AM and out at 3 PM so there is definitely going to be some strategy involved to see who can catch the single heaviest tuna and the largest total stringer fishing two out of the three days.

There are 94 boats entered in this year’s event with a cash payout that will exceed $658,000!!  There will be plenty of action at the scales Friday and Saturday from 4 PM – 7:30 PM and on Sunday from 4 PM – 7 PM.  Bring the kids to see the fish and enjoy the vendors that will be set up by the tent.  Stop by and say hi as I’ll be behind the ropes all weekend.

Inshore today Captain John Prather on the Ocean City Guide Service was catching throwback size flounder all day and on his last drift pulled out a “miracle”.  One drift by the south jetty, three fish, ALL keepers.  White Gulp was once again the ticket.

If you like a good read check out the Morning Star fish report from Captain Monty Hawkins right here….Morning Star Fish Report.

Good luck to anyone fishing the 28th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament!

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