Posted on June 27th, 2016
It was another beautiful day in Ocean City today. The ocean started off a little sporty this morning, but settled down nicely as the day went on. In the back bay it was the opposite. It started out pretty calm and even cool, but as the day went on the south wind picked up and made it breezy this evening. I heard that it was surprisingly crowded out in the canyons today for a Monday, which would explain the “slower” fishing. It was still really good for most and inshore the flounder were snapping again….even for me.
Captain Luke Blume on the C Boys out of Sunset Marina had a good day in the canyons today. The crew of the C Boys caught six mahi, six nice yellowfin tuna and a really nice 61 pound wahoo.
Captain Joe Drosey on Rhonda’s Osprey had a great day out in the canyons as well today. Captain Joe put his crew on four nice yellowfin tuna and an estimated 600 pound blue marlin. Clint Sheffer released the fish on a 30 after it followed a tuna to the boat that the crew immediately dropped back to hook the big fish.
Jason Frey caught his very first white marlin on the charter boat MARLI with Captain Mark Hoos and mate Mark Stephens today. He and his crew also boxed 4 yellowfin tuna and released another 15 undersized tunas.
Captain Dave Black fishing on My Cin had a good day with the bluefin tuna today. The crew of My Cin caught one under 47″ and one over 47″ bluefin tuna with the larger fish weighing 87 pounds. They also caught a couple of gaffer mahi on the trip.
Captain Dave Hagner of the Lisa reported some good fishing today. The crew of the Lisa did well with the mahi and added a nice 52 pound yellowfin.
Captain Chris Mizurak on the party boat Angler reported some really good sea bass fishing today. There were several keeper fish over the rail with the biggest being a whopping 4 pounds.
The back bay fishing for flounder was good for another day today. The water behind Assateague Island was nice and clean until the south wind started to muddy it up this afternoon, but the water in the inlet and north of the route 50 bridge remained really clear all afternoon. The old flounder fishing adage goes, if the wind blows south…fish north and if the wind blows north…fish south.
Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service has been all over the flounder lately and today was no different. Captain John put his party on five nice keeper flounder and a nice sheepshead this afternoon.
Captain Jeff Coats with Pitboss Fishing had a nice afternoon on the Bad Influence fishing the bay this afternoon. Captain Jeff put 11 year old twins Stevie and Jimmy, and their Dad Steve on some keeper flounder and some snapper bluefish. All were caught on white Gulp 4″ swimming mullet.
I got a great submission from Jason Ruditys reporting that his girlfriend Jackie Maffei from Essington, PA shot this 46″ gar with her bow behind Assateague Island yesterday. This was her first time out and she got the gar on her second shot.
The family and I have been doing some flounder fishing the past few days and having some great luck with the throwbacks, but no luck with the keepers. That all changed today. We started behind Assateague Island where we caught one throwback and the water got progressively dirtier as the wind blew out of the south. A text from Captain Jeff of Pitboss Fishing saying that the water was clean north of the bridge had us make a move there, and then a drive by from Captain John Prather on Ocean City Guide Service allowed us to pinpoint our drift. The end result was 12 throwback flounder, a nice kingfish by my son Ryan and three really nice 20″ keepers by my wife Kristen and I. It was an awesome day on the Fish in OC Carolina Skiff!