Posted on July 19th, 2017
It was warmer than yesterday today, but we had beautiful weather once again in Ocean City. The temperature looks to warm up even a little more through the weekend, but if the sun is shining and the wind is light I’m willing to deal with it.
Tuna fishing offshore has been a little slow the past few days and the fleet is having a hard time locating any large schools of fish. The water is really warm at 80 degrees in some places and that sometimes has a tendency to spread them out. Captain Luke Blume and mate Jon Henry of the C Boys found a couple of yellowfin tuna today just below the Wilmington Canyon today. Captain Luke put the Plummer crew on three nice yellowfin, a mahi and a white marlin release. C Boys caught one tuna with a double hook rig still in it’s mouth with one hook in the top of both sides of the upper lip. Hard to believe that fish was still feeding aggressively enough to eat a trolled bait.
Captain Monty Hawkins of the party boat Morning Star reported some good sea bass fishing today if you were willing to work for them. Here’s Kenny Scheffelof Ocean View, DE and Casey Bard of Greencastle, PA with a “split-decision” on today’s fish pool.
The Angler with Captain Chris Mizurak had some decent fishing on ocean structure today too putting anglers on some nice sea bass action and one gaffer mahi.
The inshore charter boat fleet has been having a lot of fun fishing inshore for sharks recently. Today Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service had a productive trip to the ocean where he had multiple hook ups on several occasions and released a number of small sharks including a small hammerhead. Captain John had an evening trip in the bay and it was productive as well. Captain John found several throwback sized flounder and a couple of keeper sized for the box.
Captain Jeff Coats of the inshore charter Pitboss Fishing had the Bad Influence in the ocean for a while this afternoon for some of the fun inshore sharking. Captain Jeff had the crew of Samuel (17) and Jude (14) O’Bryan on board today with their dad and used cut butterfish to catch and release several Atlantic sharpnose sharks for some great light tackle action.
The Tortuga with Captain Drew Zerbe had some luck with the flounder in the back bay today. There was good throwback action on the high tide and this young angler took everyone’s money with the fish pool winner.
Captain Marc Spagnola of Dusk to Dawn Bowfishing is on a tear lately putting shooters on some great action with cow nosed and southern rays. Both yesterday and today Captain Marc put his shooters on some meat.
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