We’re Goin’ Sharkin’

We’re Goin’ Sharkin’

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.

It was a rough one in the ocean today.  West to southwest winds of 15 to 25 knots had the sea conditions bumpy to say the least.  Inshore was a little breezy, but still fishable and there was some decent flounder fishing in the bay and some good shark fishing in the near shore ocean.

Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service and some of the other inshore charter boats have been doing some shark fishing the past few weeks when the tide isn’t right in the bay for flounder.  The guys have got a great fishery for spinner and Atlantic sharpnose sharks just off the beach and if the anglers are so inclined they are pretty good table fare.  Captain John had a good day getting both done for these anglers who caught a nice keeper flounder for the box and then kept a couple of sharpnose for dinner too.

There was some pretty good flounder fishing in the bay today in the nice clean water.  The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe put Greg Weddle from Elkton, MD, Bill Kale from Lebanon, PA and Taylor Snyder from Harrisburg, PA on some nice keeper flounder this afternoon.  Bill’s fish was the largest at 19″ and 2 lbs. 8oz.  All of the fish were caught on pink gulp and flounder belly in Sinepuxent Bay and netted by mates Matt Harris and Todd Kennedy.

The Bay Bee with Captain Cale Layton had some nice keepers on this afternoon’s trip as well.

Justin Pry submitted this photo of a nice 57 pound yellowfin tuna that he caught on Saturday just inside Massey’s Canyon before the thunderstorms rolled through.

Constantine George was fishing with Marc Jacyna yesterday when they had some bluefish action at the route 50 bridge on Big Bird’s Roy Rig just a stones throw from the Fish in OC Carolina Skiff.

Conditions were a little tougher for bowfishing today, but Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing still got it done putting his shooters on some southern and cow nosed ray action.

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