Worked for ‘Em

By Scott Lenox

Worked for ‘Em

It was a relatively quiet day of fishing considering yesterday was the 4th of July.  The weather was nice in Ocean City and offshore it was super calm once again.  I strongly believe that the calm conditions are making the tuna bite tough for boats.  If anyone remembers when it was really slow a couple of weeks ago, it was really calm then too.  I’m not sure exactly why, but there definitely seems to be a correlation.

Tuna fishing was tough for the offshore fleet again today with most boats catching just one yellowfin or so if they were lucky enough to catch any.  Captain Dave Black had a pretty decent day aboard the My Cin today when he put his crew on one nice 50 pound yellowfin, three gaffer mahi and a keeper king mackerel.

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Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star reported having to “work for ’em” today, but he did say it was worth the effort.  His crew had some nice fish come over the rail including sea bass, tautog and even ling cod.


Captain Drew Zerbe of the Tortuga had a good morning trip in the clean water in the back bay.  Captain Drew put Ross Bobbin from Schuylkill Haven, PA on a 19 1/2″, 2 pound 13 ounce flounder and Wade Frederick from Boonville, MD on an 18″, 2 pound 3 ounce flounder.  Both fish were caught in the Thorofare on a shiner / squid combo.


Big Bird Cropper was off to a good start before some engine trouble this morning.  Bird had a keeper flounder and three nice keeper trout in the box before he had to call it a day.


I received an email from Mark Jacyna with a photo of his girlfriend Jen Jones who caught this 20″ keeper flounder in the Assawoman Bay this afternoon on the incoming tide.


Marc Turner sent me a Facebook message with some pics of a couple of kingfish and a big ray that he caught while fishing squid in the north Ocean City surf.

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We were filming an episode of Hooked on OC yesterday with the Kennedy family when we saw something really crazy.  Check out the video below where we have an up close encounter with a 30′ whale shark.  Josh  and Adam Schluepner even jumped in to swim with the gentle giant and got us some great video!

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