Wahoo and Sheepshead

Wahoo and Sheepshead

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.

Two really tasty fish that we start to see more of in the fall are the wahoo and the sheepshead.  Both fish can be caught starting around June, but they can really start to be caught in good numbers in late August and September…..especially if you know what you’re doing.  Wahoo can be found offshore in the canyons while sheepshead are a bottom feeding fish that frequents the north and south jetties in the inlet.  Wahoo will eat just about any trolled bait offshore of 30 fathoms or so and they are one of the fastest fish in the ocean so the bite and fight can be very exciting.  Sheepshead like crustaceans like sand fleas and small crabs and are best caught on a slack tide around the jetties.  Both of these fish have very tasty flesh so if you’re lucky enough to land one make sure you put them in the cooler….I’ll take them if you don’t want ’em!

Captain Jeremy Blunt of the Wrecker found two wahoo while trolling the canyons today.  Captain Jeremy put his crew on two wahoo, two mahi, a yellowfin tuna and a white marlin release.  It made for a nice cart full of fish.

Fresh off of their first place finish in the HUK Big Fish Classic, the crew of the Restless Lady with Captain Todd Kurtz and mate Bryan Hazard had a great overnight trip with David Tressler, John Gross and Shane Kline’s crew.  The Restless Lady ended their overnight trip with two wahoo, a mako shark and a mahi.

The ocean going party boat fleet had a good day fishing over structure today.  Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reports, “Wouldn’t call it on fire today, but most clients scratched a catch up. High man had 3 fluke today. Murray Adams (Yes, Hurricane Murray!) took the pool with his 20.5 in fish. Had some pretty sea bass too. 

Pictured are Dan “The Delaware Destroyer” Iacangelo – Mark Dunaway (with an Atlantic bonito that has, no doubt, become sushi by now) – Man-Myth-Legend “Hurricane Murray” in the flesh & plenty of it! – & Milton Lang of Millsboro.”  Captain Monty also says there is plenty of room on board for the next couple of days and the weather looks great.  Hit our Inshore Party Boats page to check out the fleet.

Captain Monty and the crew of the Morning Star also sent block number 19,000 by the rail today as they do tons of great work to build reef for the Ocean City Reef Foundation.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler had some good fishing over structure today too putting his crew on some nice sea bass, some flounder and some big triggerfish.

Back in the bay there have been some really nice sheepshead being caught lately.  Captain Jason Mumford of Lucky Break Charters has been all over them in the inlet the past few weeks and today was no different.  Captain Jason put his crew on five keeper sheepshead, including these three bruisers and four keeper tautog.

Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a good day of fishing in the bay today putting his clients on a keeper flounder and a tasty black drum.

Bear down at the Oceanic Pier submitted this photo of Jake Allnut who caught himself a big ole sheepshead in the inlet last night.  Jake’s fish was 25.5″ and was caught from the sea wall on the north jetty.

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