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July 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

July 15, 2015 - DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Fish-n-Fun Day for families on July 19 in Slaughter Beach

July 14, 2015 - MD DNR Fisheries Services Adjusts Recreational Sea Bass Dates

June 28, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 6/28/15

June 25, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Re-opening of the Commercial Sector for Atlantic Dolphin

June 24, 2015 - Indian River Marina Catch-All Kid's Tournament Cancelled

June 24, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected

June 24, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section June 29 Days Out Conference Call Cancelled

June 16, 2015 - REMINDER: Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearing set for June 18th in Ocean City, MD

June 10, 2015 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting cancelled

June 9, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to offer ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program on June 14, 17 and 24

June 9, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 25-31

June 4, 2015 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015

June 3, 2015 - Permits Now Required for Bluefline Tilefish

June 2, 2015 - White Marlin Open adds new Heaviest White Marlin Winnter Take All Calcutta

June 1, 2015 - Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearings June 1–18, 2015

June 1, 2015 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 6 and 7

June 1, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW 3542 TILEFISH

June 1, 2015 - Commercial Striped Bass Meeting on June 3rd

June 1, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2015 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

May 29, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 26, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to host 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6

May 21, 2015 - ASMFC Begins Preparations for 2016 Black Sea Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment

May 21, 2015 - ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ dates announced by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

May 18, 2015 - Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

May 15, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

May 14, 2015 - Ocean Pines Receives Clean Act Marina Certification

May 13, 2015 - NMFS Changes Bluefin Tuna Regulations

May 12, 2015 - BIG ROCK ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT!

May 12, 2015 - MD will change fishing license from calendar year to 365 days effective Oct 1st

May 12, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 12, 2015 - New parking restrictions in place for vehicles at Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches Effective immediately, only single-file parking to be allowed on state surf-fishing beaches

May 8, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Initiates Amendment to Establish Regional Stock Areas & Associated Reference Points

May 8, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 27-May 3

May 7, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers: Recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Addendum XXIV

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Sets 2015 and 2016 TAC at 187,880 MT & Initiates Amendment to Establish Ecological Reference Points

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section Approves Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

May 3, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 2, 2015 - CCA Holding "Anglers Night Out" at Shenanigans

April 28, 2015 - Bill Introduced to Make Striped Bass National Fish

April 23, 2015 - ASMFC Spring Meeting Agenda Available

April 22, 2015 - Public Comment Period Open for Spiny Dogfish

April 17, 2015 - As Rockfish Season Opens, Maryland Anglers Urged to Track Their Catch to Improve Fisheries Management

April 16, 2015 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course NASBLA’s ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 16, 2015 - DNREC to hold workshops on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

April 16, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Initiates Action to Manage Blueline Tilefish

April 15, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Season Opens April 18th

April 15, 2015 - Status of Stocks 2014 Report to Congress: Overfishing and Overfished Stocks Hit All-Time Lows

April 15, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Chapter Meeting Slated for April 28th

April 14, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries is now accepting applications for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

April 14, 2015 - National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan Released

April 10, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 30-April 5

April 10, 2015 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show Set for May 1-3

April 9, 2015 - Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp to reopen April 18 following ramp improvements

April 9, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new recreational striped bass regulation to take effect on May 11

April 7, 2015 - Another VA state record bluefin caught

April 6, 2015 - MD DNR looking for feedback on commercial striped bass proposal

April 6, 2015 - OC Reef Foundation Dinner Date Set

April 2, 2015 - New VA state record bluefin caught

April 2, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 23-29

April 2, 2015 - MD Striped Bass Angler Survey results available

April 1, 2015 - Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles Federal Judge Says Feds Wrongly Approved Plan Allowing Whales, Dolphins, Other Wildlife to be Harmed Nearly 10 Million Times

April 1, 2015 - Wicomico Bass Club Sponsors 5th Annual Tournament to Help USMC Toys for Tots and Get More Kids Fishing; Includes Two Free Bass-Fishing Clinics, Raffle Prizes, and a Post-Tournament BBQ

March 30, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 27, 2015 - Julie Ball Virginia Report

March 27, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 16-22

March 27, 2015 - New Campground opening at Indian River Inlet

March 27, 2015 - Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures announced due to boat ramp improvements

March 27, 2015 - MD Commercial Oyster Season Extended by 2 Weeks

March 25, 2015 - Volunteers sought for 24th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 18

March 23, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 23, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 9-15

March 23, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries Recreational and Charter Striped Bass Fishery Modifications

March 23, 2015 - Age Determined for World Record Tautog

March 19, 2015 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Issues Annual Report

March 18, 2015 - Striped Bass Spring Trophy Season regulations set for Chesapeake Bay

March 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 2-8

March 12, 2015 - Local MSSA Chapter Meeting on 3/24

March 11, 2015 - A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits

March 9, 2015 - MD DNR Seeking Public Input on changes to commercial striped bass fishery

March 9, 2015 - Scientists fight sound blasting to protect commercial fish stock

March 5, 2015 - Draft Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review

March 3, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 2, 2015 - Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Harvest of Almost 200,000 Striped Bass

March 2, 2015 - Council Recommends Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

February 27, 2015 - 2015 Commercial Individual Transferable Quota Striped Bass Season Modification

February 27, 2015 - MD Sets 2015 Sea Bass Regulations

February 23, 2015 - REMINDER: DE Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold Feb. 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest All Atlantic states required to reduce harvest by 25 percent

February 23, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding blueline tilefish

February 20, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Invitations for Bids

February 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 2-8

February 16, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Releases National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

February 16, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Benchmark Assessment & Peer Review Results for Management Use

February 9, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 9, 2015 - Atlantic Menhaden Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 6, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

February 6, 2015 - 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

February 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves State Implementation Plans to Reduce Harvest

February 6, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 5, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring Orientation set for Feb. 21 at Aquatic Resources Education Center

February 5, 2015 - Black Drum Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Continues Summer Flounder Recreational Regional Management for 2015 & Approves State Plans for 2015 Recreational Black Sea Bass & Scup Fisheries

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Releases the Public Information Document for Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

January 29, 2015 - DE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505 AND 3506 PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS.

January 28, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Accepting Applications for Advisory Panel Members

January 23, 2015 - ASMFC 2015 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available

January 21, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Coast Chapter Meeting on January 27th

January 5, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Hearings on Deep Sea Corals Amendment

January 3, 2015 - Striped Bass Creel Reduced to 1 per person

December 23, 2014 - MD closes sea bass fishery from January 1st to February 28th

December 23, 2014 - MD sets 2015 flounder regs

December 22, 2014 - MD Offers Discounts on Fishing Licenses

November 24, 2014 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold public workshops on proposed increases to hunting and trapping license fees

November 19, 2014 - Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announces required reductions in 2015 striped bass recreational and commercial harvest Recreational options under review; public hearing to be scheduled in early 2015

November 18, 2014 - MD DNR to hold public input meeting on striped bass regulation chenges

November 6, 2014 - UPDATE ON 2015 STRIPED BASS REGULATION PROCESS

November 5, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Seeks Public Input from Marylanders via Open Session in Ocean City, Maryland

November 3, 2014 - NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2015 Shark Research Fishery

October 31, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

October 1, 2014 - Public hearing on summer flounder management set for Oct. 6

September 27, 2014 - ASMFC to hold meeting on summer flounder

September 11, 2014 - MD extends sea bass season

September 9, 2014 - MD Meeting set for striped bass regulation changes

August 29, 2014 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing in Delaware on interstate striped bass management plan

August 25, 2014 - NMFS Maintains 4 fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2014

August 23, 2014 - Public Hearings set on Striped Bass Changes

August 19, 2014 - Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV

August 18, 2014 - ASMFC & MAFMC Maintain Specifications for 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fisheries & Approve 2015 Bluefish Specifications

August 14, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 10-11, 2014

August 8, 2014 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Approves Traffic Light Approach to Assess Stock Trends and Initiate Management Response for Spot & Atlantic Croaker

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves Draft Addendum V for Public Comment

June 4, 2014 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Spot & Atlantic Croaker Draft Addendum

May 29, 2014 - CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPROVES 'FLEXIBILITY'

May 5, 2014 - Bluefin Tuna Regulations Updated

May 2, 2014 - Delaware changes summer flounder and sea bass regulations

April 22, 2014 - Ocean City Reef Foundation Dinner Set for May 4th at Marlin Club

April 16, 2014 - Council Adopts Golden Tilefish Management Measures for 2015 – 2017

April 14, 2014 - MSSA Reschedules Youth Fishing Program

April 8, 2014 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Salisbury University Fishing Club looking for Relay for Life donations and sponsors

April 3, 2014 - NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy

April 2, 2014 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

March 31, 2014 - MSSA forms Youth Angler Club

March 26, 2014 - Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation

March 26, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Council Hosts Workshop on East Coast Fisheries and Climate Change

March 25, 2014 - 3 Rod Limit in MD Waived for 180 days

March 24, 2014 - Notice of Initiation of 5-year Essential Fish Habitat Review for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species and Request for Information

March 18, 2014 - NMFS Releases Final 2013 Bluefin Landings

March 17, 2014 - 2014 Summer Flounder Regulations Set

March 13, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting Set for April 3-4

March 11, 2014 - Entries Now Open for the REACTOR Watch & Bill Boyce Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot Sweepstakes

March 10, 2014 - Delaware to hold public hearings on summer flounder and sea bass

March 10, 2014 - Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate

March 10, 2014 - DNREC reminds anglers to purchase 2014 fishing licenses

March 10, 2014 - MD Sets 2014 Flounder Regulations

February 26, 2014 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 13 (10 AM) to Consider Approval of State and Regional Management Proposals

February 20, 2014 - Public Listening Session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework set for Feb. 27 in Lewes

February 7, 2014 - ASMFC 2014 Winter Meeting Press Releases, Summaries and Motions

February 1, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic $500,000 makes major changes

January 24, 2014 - MD DNR Removes 3-rod limit

January 15, 2014 - MSSA - Atlantic Chapter's Next Meeting

January 8, 2014 - 5TH ANNUAL MSSA SALTWATER FISHING EXPO

January 8, 2014 - PUBLIC HEARING DATES SET FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER AND BLACK SEA BASS

January 6, 2014 - OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES CHANGE

January 1, 2014 - Delaware anglers reminded that recreational black sea bass season

December 20, 2013 - MD Sets 2014 Sea Bass Regulations in State Waters

December 13, 2013 - Addendum Proposes Management Options for the 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

December 5, 2013 - Highlights of 2013 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

December 2, 2013 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for November - December 2013

November 27, 2013 - LOOK FOR NEXT COASTAL HUNTER

November 26, 2013 - 2014 Chesapeake Bay Striper Quotas Set

November 21, 2013 - Maryland looking for public comment on changes in speckled trout regulations

November 14, 2013 - RFA SAYS TIDE IS TURNING TOWARDS MAGNUSON REFORM

November 11, 2013 - International Assessment Shows Again North Atlantic Swordfish Stock Rebuilt

November 1, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board Initiates Draft Addendum XXIV to Address 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

October 25, 2013 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

October 25, 2013 - Reduced flounder quota could hurt recreational fishing industry

October 9, 2013 - Bahia Marina Rocktoberfest Striper Tournament Rescheduled

October 1, 2013 - Delaware Announces Special waterfowl and deer hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

September 30, 2013 - Indian River North Jetty repair to begin Oct. 2nd

September 25, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW §3588 ATLANTIC MENHADEN.

September 24, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO §3518 BLACK DRUM SIZE LIMIT; POSSESSION LIMIT; LANDING LIMIT; DEALER LIMIT.

July 31, 2013 - NOAA to hold meeting in Ocean Pines to discuss best handling practices

July 24, 2013 - Weigh-in location changed for Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament

July 3, 2013 - Changes made to shark regulations effective August 2nd

June 19, 2013 - NMFS Announces Final 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Closes Longline Category

June 14, 2013 - From the Annual OC Shark Tournament

June 7, 2013 - Delaware Adjust Minimum Size for Flounder

June 7, 2013 - Delaware recreational crabbers reminded of catch regulations, including turtle excluder

May 31, 2013 - National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

May 29, 2013 - New artificial bait could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

May 29, 2013 - ASMFC Approves Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Black Drum

May 28, 2013 - ASMFC Winter Flounder Board Approves Addendum III

May 20, 2013 - MARYLAND WITHDRAWLS FINAL PROPOSAL TO TAKE TAUTOG TO 15-INCHES

May 19, 2013 - MD & FEDS SET BLACK SEA BASS REGULATIONS

May 16, 2013 - NMFS ADJUSTS BLUEFIN TUNA REGULATIONS

May 2, 2013 - NMFS Proposes Rule on Shark Conservation Act of 2010

May 1, 2013 - NMFS Will Host a Public Conference Call to Discuss Updating the Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda

May 1, 2013 - MD DNR looking to fill vacancies on the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

April 25, 2013 - MSSA and Youth Angler Club Welcome Lenny Rudow

April 24, 2013 - MD Fisheries to hold meetings on blue crab regulations

April 24, 2013 - NMFS Preparing Statement for Shark Management

April 24, 2013 - DNR Sets a May 10 Striped Bass Commercial Control Date for Quota Allocation

April 24, 2013 - MAFMC Meeting Minutes

April 24, 2013 - 30th Annual Championship on the Bay

April 24, 2013 - Annual Reef Foundation Dinner - May 15th

April 24, 2013 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News - Sharks

April 18, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Addendum XXIV New York & New Jersey May Modify Regulations to Access Additional Fish

April 10, 2013 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show, May 3rd, 4th & 5th

April 10, 2013 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

April 8, 2013 - No Striped Bass in Nanticoke River during Spawning Season

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks comments on Billfish Conservation Act

April 4, 2013 - DE Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks public input on placing scalloped hammerheads on Endangered Species list

April 3, 2013 - Public invited to listen in on meeting about Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

April 1, 2013 - NMFS Adjusts Bluefin Tuna Regulations

March 26, 2013 - Menhaden Management Update

March 25, 2013 - NOAA looking at alternatives to enhance swordfish fishery

March 25, 2013 - Maryland Sets 2013 Flounder Regulations

March 22, 2013 - Ocean City Fishing Community Mourns the Loss of a Legend

March 22, 2013 - States to Hold Hearings on Draft Black Drum FMP

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Schedules Hearing on Draft of Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries Agenda

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold March 21 public hearing on proposed summer flounder regulation changes; public comment period is open until April 5

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold public hearing March 21 on proposed invasive finfish regulations; public comment period open until April 5

March 14, 2013 - ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

March 13, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 15 at 2 PM to Consider Approval of Northern Region Regulations for the 2013 Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery

March 1, 2013 - LOOKING FOR A COPY OF THE COASTAL FISHERMAN WINTER EDITION?

February 23, 2013 - GOOD NEWS FOR SEA BASS FISHING IN DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA!!!

February 21, 2013 - MARYLAND PROPOSES 2013 FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - DELAWARE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - BILL TO BE VOTED ON TO INCREASE MARYLAND FISHING LICENSE FEES BY $10

February 20, 2013 - NMFS RECONSIDERING PROPOSED DUSKY SHARK MEASURES

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

7.30.15 6:57 pm

by Larry Jock

*** TOURNAMENT NEWS - This Saturday, August 1st is the 8th Annual Ocean PInes Chamber of Commerce Flounder Tournament. This is a great tournament and anglers have a lot of fun going for prize money of $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. They also have calcuttas to increase the money pool if you desire. Lines are in the water at 7:00 AM and out at 3:00 PM. Fish must be weighed by 4:00 PM at Pines Point Marina. Registration for the tournament is on Friday, July 31st at 5:00 PM. You can also register online at the Chamber of Commerce website - www.business.oceanpineschamber.org. Cost for the tournament is only $35.

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip with 6 bigeye tuna from the Washington Canyon. One of the bigeyes was caught on the chunk with the others on trolled ballyhoo. First bite was at 5:00 PM yesterday. Rest of the bites came between 8:30 PM and 2:30 AM. Fish weighed 138, 167, 170, 203, 214 and 254 lbs. Heaviest one measured 74.5-inches.

Charter boat, "Marli" also returned from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon with 3 bigeyes and 10 mahi. Fish weighed between 140 and 175 lbs.

4:18 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported a good mix of sea bass and flounder today while fishing with squid at an artificial reef. Both weighed up to 3 lbs.

Mike and Mario Marisa caught 6 flounder, up to 24-inches, while fishing in the OC Inlet and off Martha's Landing.

6:55 PM - Charter boat, "Thrillseeker" went to the African Queen today and hooked 15 flounder, with most coming on white Gulp! artificial baits.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" fished Russell's Reef today and had 24 flounder up to 26 inches all on strip baits and Gulp.


WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015

3:37 PM - I was going through some emails and noticed that I overlooked one that came in from Capt. Chase Eberle on the flounder headboat, "Flounder Pounder". On Monday, they released 6 red drum, between 31 and 34-inches, while fishng with live bunker in the Inlet. They also released 15 short stripers and caught 2 bluefish and 3 flounder in the East Channel.

5:23 PM - Report just came in from the charter boat, "Restless Lady". They ventured down to the Washington Canyon this afternoon on an overnight trip and their first line in the water hooked a bigeye tuna, estimated at 250 lbs.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released a white marlin before deep dropping for 10 sea bass and 20 tilefish in the Washington Canyon

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 23 tilefish, 15 sea bass and a dolphin in the Washington.

"Absolut Pleasure" released 6 white marlin and caught 3 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" released a white marlin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" released 3 white marlin and caught a pair of dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" released 2 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Sungularis" returned from an overnight trip to the Baltimore Canyon with 6 bigeye tuna and 3 white marlin releases.


TUESDAY, July 28, 2015

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" had 2 bigeye tuna, one caught on the troll and one on the chunk. They also had yellowfin, dolphin and a swordfish, which was also caught on the chunk. They also released a spearfish caught on the troll.

Bruz Herbert caught a 22-inch flounder that weighed 3 lbs. 14 oz.

"Heavy Metal" returned from an overnight trip with a 200 lb. bigeye, caught in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 25 dolphin caught near the 800/800. They also released a spearfish.

"Seaquel" had a wahoo and a huge, 56 lb. dolphin in 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon with a pair of bigeye tuna, weighing 155 and 189 lbs., and some dolphin.

Charter boat, "Pumpin' Hard" had a white marlin release, a blue marin release and 2 spearfish in the Washington Canyon. In addition, they had 2 yellowfin that weighed over 50 lbs.

"Fish On" had 4 white marlin releases and 17 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 dolphin and a white marlin release near the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 2 white marlin and had 6 dolphin at the Rockpile.

"Griffin" had a white marlin release and 17 dolphin near the Rockpile.


MONDAY, July 27, 2015

"Game Changer" arrived this morning from an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole where they caught 2 swordfish on the troll. The fish weighed 89 lbs. and 129 lbs. and were caught at 3AM and 4AM last night.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 3 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Tight Up" released 4 white marlin and caught 5 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 3 white marlin, 20 tilefish and 11 sea bass in 120 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

"Grande Pez" released 3 white marlin and caught 15 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Fish On" released 2 white marlin and caught 35 dolphin in the Norfolk.


SUNDAY, July 26, 2015

I heard this morning that a big cobia was caught by an angler who was fishing from the beach yesterday off Assateague Island.


"Viva la Vida" caught 2 wahoo and 3 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"My Cin" released a blue marlin and caught 4 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Poore Sport" released a blue marlin and a white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Legasea" had 2 white marlin a little south of the Poor Man's.

"Griffin" released a white marlin just south of the Poor Man's.

"Billfisher" released 2 white marlin in the Norfolk.

"Blood Money" released 2 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Osprey" released a white marlin in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 20 tilefish, 1 yellowfin and a mackerel in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 15 tilefish, 12 dolphin, 17 sea bass and a white marlin release in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 18 dolphin, 1 white marlin release, 2 yellowfins, 49 tilefish and 36 seabass near the Rockpile. The heaviest dolphin weighed 41 lbs. and the yellowfins weighed 81 and 89 lbs.

Even though only 15 boats fished on the final leg of the Big Fish Classic, there was good action at the scales. Here is what we saw:

"All In" weihged a 140 lb. mako shark caught east of the Washington Canyon in 500 fathoms ona whole mackerel.

"That's Right" wieghed a 25.5 lb. dolphin caught deep behind the Poor Man's while chunking.

"Restless Lady" weighed a pair of 19 lb. dolphin.

Buddy Trala weighed a 62.5 lb. wahoo caught on a ballyhoo in the Poor Mans.

Chuck Wenzel caughta 21 lb. dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Sea Note" weighed a 15 lb. dolphin.

"Rebel" weighed a 201.5 lb. bigeye caught in 500 fathoms in the Norfolk Canyon. They also weighed a couple of yellowfins (60.5 and 70.5 lbs.) in addition to releasing an 80 lb. spearfish and a 125 lb.blue marlin.

"Pez Machine" weighed a 59.5 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Pumpin Hard" won the tournament with a 276.5 lb. bigeye tuna caught in 100 fathoms in the Norfolk Canyon. They also weighed a 106.5 lb. yellowfin caught on a TLD 30 and they recorded a white marin release.

"Backlash" weighed a 61.5 lb. wahoo.

"MR Ducks" weighed a 146 lb. bigeye tuna caught in the Wilmington Canyon on a spreader bar.


SATURDAY, July 25, 2015

Reports came in that Fenwick Shoal is loaded with bluefish.

Flounder are really snapping on ocean reefs and wrecks. The African Queen and Bass Grounds have been two productive locations.

10:35 AM - Camryn Pepper from Ridgeland, MD caught a 28-inch, 8 lb. 1 oz. flounder on a minnow and Gulp! combination at an ocean reef.

12:27 PM - Anglers on the "Pull N Prey" caught a 139 bigeye tuna during an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole. The bite came at 7:00 PM last night. They also hooked some golden tilefish and 7 dolphin yesterday and released a white marlin this morning.

3:06 PM - Allen Baker, David Steen and Mike Choma returned from the Bass Grounds with their limit of 12 flounder weighing up to 8 lbs. 5 oz. Fish were caught on 5 oz. jig heads tipped with flounder belly.

"Playin' Catch" had a 55-inch, 45 lb. wahoo caught at the Twin Wrecks.

"Jezebel" had another great day fishing for tilefish in the Baltimore Canyon. They ended up with 2 golden tilefish, 47 blueline tilefish (up to 7 lbs. 10 oz.), and 6 dolphin. They also released an 11 foot hammerhead.

"Odinspear" released 4 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore.

"Absolut Pleasure" released 2 blue marlin and a white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Buckshot"caught 10 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 24 blueline tilefishand a 50 lb. yellowfin in the Baltimore.

"Susan's Deal" released a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Brenda Lou" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Billfisher" releaed 2 white marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"FishOn" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Reel Chaos" released a white marlin and caught 3 dolphin in the Wilmington.

"Boss Hogg" had 38 sea bass, 56 blueline tilefish and released 30 yellowfins in the Washington.

The charter boat, "Moore Bills" had an absolutely amazing day, releasing 16 white marlin in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix" released 3 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had catches of sea bass, cod and mahi today. Sea bass weighed up to 3 lbs. 4 oz. Mahi and cod were both caught at the same location… strange.

9:41 PM - Just got back from the scales of the Huk Big Fish Classic. It was a very exciting day with a lot of fish weighed. Here is what we saw:

"Reeses Piece" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin caught in the Poor Man's.

"Sea Prowler" had the crowd buzzing when they weighed a 197.5 lb. swordfish caught on a trolled ballyhoo. They also weighed a 42 lb. wahoo and a 49.5 lb. yellowfin. The swordfish was caught at 10:20 last night at the Bigeye Hole. The wahoo was caught on a green machine.

"Tra Sea Ann" weighed a 66 lb. yellowfin.

"Nontypical" arrived with a 63.5 lb. white marlin (released 2 others), a 119.5 lb. mako that just missed the minimum weight requirement of 125 lbs. and a 48 lb. wahoo. The fish were caught in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

"Talkin' Trash" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 17 lb. dolphin and a 61 lb. yellowfin. They also released 2 white marlin.

"Rum Runner" weighed a 201.5 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Foolish Pleasures" weighed a 138 lb. bigeye caught on the troll in the Washington Canyon. 150 fathoms.

"Reel Intents" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo caught in the Baltimore.

"Muff Diver" weighed a 131 lb. bigeye caught on the troll in the Bigeye Hole. They also had 3 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and a yellowfin.

The Captain and mate on the "Matador" drove their 136.5 lb. bigeye tuna up from Virginia Beach, arriving at the scale a little before the 9:00 PM closing time. They caught their fish on a trolled ballyhoo in the Washington Canyon.


FRIDAY, July 24, 2015

Today is the first day of the HUK Big Fish Classic. This year, 46 boats are entered in the tournament, up from 32 boats last year, the first year of the tournament.

1:54 PM - The headboat, "Angler" had over 75 keeper flounder today while dropping on ocean structure.

David Steen, Alan Baker and Donald Stevens had their limit of 12 flounder, up to 25-inches and 5 lbs. 7 oz., while fishing near the African Queen.

6:00 PM - The "Miss Annie" weighed a 221 lb. bigeye tuna caught in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. They also caught 7 small mahi.

Bruce Lynch, Jr., Bruce Lynch, Sr. and Steve Goff caught their limit of flounder, up to 5 lbs. 4 oz., while fishing with cobia belly near the Bass Grounds.

"Jezebel" caught a load of golden tilefish and blueline tilefish in 400 feet of water in the Baltimore Canyon. They used squid and cut mackerel for bait.

On the "Playtime", Rob Franz caught a 72.5 lb. wahoo behind the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix" released 2 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

9:00 PM - 31 boats fished during the first day of the Big Fish Classic. The scales on the just closed and here are the standings:

1st Place - "Indian Giver" - 48.5 lb. wahoo
2nd Place - "Reese's Piece" - 17.5 lb. dolphin.


THURSDAY, July 23, 2015

9:17 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in… they are fishing at the 19 Fathom Lump. Fishing was good this morning. They finished with some yellowfins in the box. Around 30 pounders. Now they are trying some high speed trolling towards home. Seas are nice. Slight chop.. light winds. 77-degree water.

9:33 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in… they just boxed a 40 lb. wahoo while high speed trolling.

12:30 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" returned from the 19 Fathom Lump with 8 small yellowfins and a 46-inch wahoo.

3:23 PM - Headboat, "Angler" reported outstanding flounder fishing today with over 60 keepers caught on squid at a natural reef. Fish weighed up to 3.5 lbs.

A group on the headboat, "Fish Bound" had 14 keeper flounder during their morning trip. Largest weighed 7.2 lbs. Caught while drifting structure at Russell's Reef.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had good catches of flounder over natural bottom.

Looks liek the tuna bite was still slow offshore, but the white marlin bite is heating up in time for the White Marlin Open.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 2 white marlin releases and caught 12 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Buckshot" had 7 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Tighten Up" recorded 2 white marlin releases and caught a yellowfin near the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 dolphin, 30 sea bass and 30 tilefish in the Baltimore.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin and caught 4 dolphin in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Fin Razr" caught a pair of dolphin over 20 lbs. in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 5 yellowfins while chunking inshore.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned from an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole with a pair of bigeyes and some yellowfins. Largest bigeye weighed 226 lbs.

Flounder fishing in the bay was very slow with boats reporting mainly throwback flatties.

Anglers on "Flounderin' Around" did have 5 keeper flounder while fishing at the Rt. 50 Bridge, in the East Channel and in the West Channel off Martha's Lading during the afternoon incoming tide.


WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015

"Triggerfish" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington Canyon with a 128 lb. bigeye, a blue marlin release. They also released around a dozen short yellowfins. All in 19 Fathoms in 82-degree water.

Headboat, "Happy Hooker" had 7 keeper flounder after their 2-hour morning trip. All were caught on white Gulp, shiners and squid in the East Channel.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" was chunking at the Teacup and caught 3 yellowfins and a pair of gaffer dolphin.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with 8 yellowfins and 3 mahi from outside of Massey's Canyon.

"Viva la Vida" released 3 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.


TUESDAY, July 21, 2015

Steve Figiel caught a 21-inch flounder in the East Channel during the outgoing tide.

4:42 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak reported good sea bass and flounder fishing over a natural reef today. His anglers caught their fish while using clams for bait.

"Flounderin' Around" had 3 keeper flounder, up to 19 1/2-inches, at 3 different locations - Rt. 50 Bridge… West Channel in front of Martha's Landing… East Channel in front of Coast Guard Station.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" was chunking at the Teacup and caught 3 yellowfins and a pair of gaffer dolphin.


MONDAY, July 20, 2015

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 24 keeper flounder up to 26-inches and almost 7 lbs. Fish were caught on squid and Gulp!

On the charter boat, "Last Call", Noah McVicker and Clay Willis each released a white marlin at the East Wall of the Baltimore Canyon.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had good catches of flounder, up to 5 lbs., while dropping cut bait on ocean reefs.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with a good catch of 8 golden tilefish, up to 32 lbs., and a blueline tilefish. All caught on cut skippies in 550 to 650 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.


SUNDAY, July 19, 2015

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 3 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon. Largest weighed 60 lbs.

"Buckshot" released 4 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released a white marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Baltimore

"Second Chance" caught 13 dolphin, including a 35 pounder, in the Baltimore.

"Grande Pez" released 4 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Poore Sport" released a white marlin and 2 blue marling in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 3 golden tilefish, 4 dolphin and a yellowfin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 40 tilefish, 10 dolphin, 2 yellowfin and 32 sea bass in the Washington.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" released a white marlin and caught 2 yellowfins and 3 dolphin in the Washington.

"Fish On" had 6 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" released 2 white marlin and caught 6 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "FinRazr" caught 15 flounder, 8 sea bass and released 6 sharks during an inshore trip.



SATURDAY, July 18, 2015

From the looks of it, dolphin were all over with fish caught in the canyons, the Hot Dog, the Jackspot and at the 20 fathom Fingers. Wahoo were caught just north of the Jackspot The best marlin bite was in the Baltimore Canyon.

Flounder fishing in the bay was slow, but they were snapping good on ocean structure. The Bass Grounds and the African Queen were good spots.

9:03 AM - It sounds like the bigeyes were snapping in the Washington Canyon and the Wilmington Canyon last night. I am heading out to take pictures of 1 boat with a single and another boat with a pair. Stay tuned.

10:03 PM - Thad Bittner on the "Reel Nauti caught a 159 lb. bigeye tuna in the Washington last night in 330 fathoms. They also had a 59 lb. yellowfin and 4 mahi during the overnight trip. Bite was at 9pm

Anglers on the "Triggerfish" caught 3 bigeyes in 150 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon last night. Fish weighed 137, 163 and 171 lbs. Bites were between 6pm and 8pm. They reported nice sea conditions.

2:25 PM - Anglers on the "Migrator" went fishing at the Bass Grounds and caught 22 keeper flounder while fishing with flounder belly, shiners and white Gulp! for bait. Their largest fish measured 22 1/2-inches and weighed 4 lbs.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 6 yellowfin in the Washington Canyon on a combination of chunking and green stick. Total stringer weight was 310 lbs.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 23 keeper flounder, measuring up to 25-inches, on ocean structure. The fish were caught during a 1/2-day trip on Gulp! and squid.

The "Fish Whistle" really smoked the bigeye tuna last night, catching 6 in 79-degree water in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. All on ballyhoo at night. Fish weighed 111, 140, 141, 143, 174, 186 lbs.

6:58 PM - The scales on the first day of the Marlin Club Kid's Classic just closed. This year, 57 boats and 307 anglers are entered in the tournament. Here is what we saw:

"Mega Byte" had a 5 croaker stringer of 2.0 lbs.

"Christine Marie" weighed 2 mahi (3.0 and 5.2 lbs.) and a 4.6 lb. skipjack tuna.

"Jezebel" weighed a 5.2 lb. mahi and 4 sea bass (1.6, 1.6, 1.6 and 2.2 lbs.)

"Salt Shaker" weighed a 15.2 lb. mahi.

"Reel Chaos" had a great catch of 19 flounder, a sea robin, a couple of pufferfish and a bluefish. Their 3 largest flounders weighed 2.6, 3.5 and 3.6 lbs. The largest puffer weighed 3.8 lbs. and the sea robin and bluefish each weighed .9 lbs.

"Seaduction" weighed 2 false albacore tuna (4.4 & 4.6 lbs.)

"Triple S" weighed a 43 lb. wahoo and a 2.2 lb. bluefish.

"Little Critters" weighed 2 flounder (1.6 and 2.6)

"Partnership" weighed a 5 spot stringer that weighed .8 lbs. and a 5 croaker stringer that weighed 3.4 lbs.

"No Limits" weighed 2 mahi (6.8 and 19.0)

"Last One" had 5 dolphin. Their 3 largest weighed 11.6, 11.8and 13.4 lbs. They also weighed a pair of 1.2 lb. bluefish

"Gretchan Ann" weighed a 1.6 lb. flounder and a .4 lb. sea robin.

"Shelly II" weighed 3 mahi (8.6, 10.4 and 11.8 lbs.)

"Almost Heaven" weighed a .4 lb. sea robin.

"Kylee's World" weighed a pair of mahi (4.0 and 6.0)

"Wigg One" had 5 dolphin with their 3 heaviest weighing 8.6, 10.0 and 14.6 lbs. They also weighed a 14.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Slaughterhouse" weighed a 4.8 lb. mahi.

"Blackjack" weighed a pair of 1.6 lb. flounder and a 5 croaker stringer of 2.2 lbs.

"Reel Estate" weighed a 7.6 lb. dolphin.

"Buckshot" had a white marlin release and weighed a 5.0 lb. dolphin, 3 blueline tilefish (2.0, 2.6 and 5.2 lbs.) and 3 sea bass (1.8, 2.0 and 2.2 lbs.)

"Talkin Trash" weighed a 9.2 lb. dolphin.

"Reel Fantasy" had 2 blue marlin releases and weighed 3 dolphin (3.6, 5.6 and 8.0 lbs.)

"Absolut Pleasure" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed a dolphin.

"Jackal" weighed 2 dolphin (17.0 and 30.4 lbs.)

"Mojo" weighed 2 dolphin (9.8 and 16.6 lbs.)

"Haulin N Ballin" released 3 white marlin, 1 blue marlin and weighed a couple of dolphin (4.8 and 6.2)

"Stacey" released 2 white marlin.

"Ridin Thirty" weighed a pair of dolphin (9.6 and 10.0 lbs.)

"Jeb" weighed 2 flounder (1.8 and 2.2)


FRIDAY, July 17, 2015

Flounder fishing in the bay is slow right now. Water clarity is OK, but not great. Water temperatures range between 71 and 75-degrees.

Short stripers and some bluefish are being caught around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Sounds like some white and blue marlin were hooked in the Baltimore Canyon today. The Washington Canyon saw good numbers of yellowfin, but getting them past the sharks was a struggle.

5:07 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" went to the Washington Canyon today and caught 3 yellowfins and some mahi. Sharks were a problem again, with several yellowfins bit by sharks during the fight.

"White Lightning" had 2 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and 14 mahi after fishing in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

6:06 PM - The charter boat, "Restless Lady" had 1 bigeye that weighed 179 lbs., 1 yellowfin (61 lbs.) and 15 throwbacks in the Washington Canyon. They lost 3 yellowfins to sharks. Fish were caught on the troll except the yellowfin which was caught on the green stick.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 5 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon. Caught on trolled ballyhoo and the green stick.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" went to the Poor Man's Canyon and released 2 white marlin and caught 4 dolphin, all on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 4 yellowfins and 3 dolphin in the Washington.

"Boss Hogg" had 3 yellowfins, 2 dolphin, 10 tilefish and 30 sea bass in the Washington.

"Rhonda's Osprey" released a blue marlin and caught 5 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Griffin" had 4 white marlin released and caught 3 dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Billfisher" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Light's Out" had 5 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Grande Pez" released a white marlin and caught a dolphin in the Wilmington.


THURSDAY, July 16, 2015

Received reports that stripers are being caught in the Ocean City Inlet at night. Fish are right around the legal, 28-inch mark.

Flounder fishing in the bay has been slow. Charter boats have been picking up one here and there.

Headboat, "Flounder Pounder" had flounder up to 20-inches in the East Channel on squid and shiners.


WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015

1:47 PM - Capt. Kane Bounds on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" said the flounder were snapping at the Old Grounds today. His group of 6 had a boat limit of 32 flatties caught on whole squids and Gulp! artificial baits.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" went to the Washngton Canyon and had 3 yellowfins in the 60 lb. class range and a lot of throwback YFT.


TUESDAY, July 14, 2015

3:51 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a good flounder bite in the morning and a sea bass bite in the afternoon. Conditions were windy.

4:19 PM - Matthew Fein caught and released a 29-inch red drum in the Ocean City Inlet today. He was fishing on the "Flounder Pounder".

4:52 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" also reported windy conditions today, so they returned early with some flounder and a 10 lb. dolphin that was caught at Great Gull Shoal on squid.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had a 220 lb. bigeye, 4 dolphin and a white marlin release from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon.

"Charter boat, "Marli" also went to the Washington Cnayon and released 8 small yellowfin and caught 4 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with a bluefin tuna and dolphin from the Hot Dog. They also released a bluefin during the trip.

The "Maverick" returned with a 183 lb. bigeye caught in the Washington Canyon on a trolled ballyhoo.


MONDAY, July 13, 2015

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" ventured to the Washington Canyon where they caught 20 sea bass, 35 tilefish and 16 mahi.

Mike Marisa had to weed through 18 throwbacks but he did get a 24-inch, 4 lb. flounder in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge at the end of the incoming tide.

James DeMoss caught a 17 lb. 15 oz. black drum in the Ocean City Inlet. Used a Gulp! Swimming Mullet.

Budd Heim and Kevin Welkner on the "Fliounderin' Around" had 10 keeper flounder up to 22 1/2-inches. They kept 6 and released fish up to 20-inches. They also had a 28-inch striped bass and threw back a 22-incher. Gulp! was the bait on flounder and spot on the stripers.

Charter boat, "Marli" had a bluefin inshore and a yellowfin and a white marlin release in the Poor Man's.

"No Quarter" had 2 white marlin releases and 32 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"White Lightning" had a 220 lb. bigeye, a white marlin release and 4 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.. All on ballyhoo.


SUNDAY, July 12, 2015

Fred Billings on the "Double Trouble" caught the largest dolphin so far this year, a 44 pounder during an overnight trip to 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Jeff Schmidt caught a 17-inch flounder off the 2nd Street Bulkhead

Jim Conway on the "Wirenut" caught a 201 lb. mako shark on a live tinker mackerel in 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 7 keeper flounder up to 21 1/2-inches at Great Gull Shoal.

Charter boat, "My Cin" had a 202 lb. bigeye tuna in 300 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported one angler on his boat today catching his limit of sea bass. A very difficult task right now! Had a decent sea bass bite around the rail and even a mahi thrown in for good measure.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" also reported a good day of sea bass fishing and several of his anglers caught their limit of flounder up to 3 lbs.

Offshore, there was a bigeye bite at the Bigeye Hole down south, but eyeballs were also caught in the Wilmington Canyon. The Capt. Ike had a pair there out of the Indian River Marina. Dolphin are everywhere… literally everywhere! There was a good white marlin bite, with some blue marlin mixed in, down in the Norfolk Canyon. Bigeyes were also found in the Norfolk Canyon. Those chasing bigeyes really had to contend with the sharks this weekend. In the Tuna Tournament, we saw numerous bigeyes with chunks taken out of them by sharks. Makos were caught in the Washington Canyon. Bluefins have moved inshore, into 20 fathoms. The "Myra HT" had 5 bluefins, releasing 4, just south of the Fingers.

Flounder fishing was tough in the bay, but the action on ocean structure is very good. A few flatties were caught in the West Channel but the ocean wrecks and reefs are where you want to be right now!


The final day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament was today and here is what we saw:

J.L. Cropper on the "Myra HT" caught a 44 lb. bluefin tuna and won 3rd place in the Lady Angler Division. Fish was caught south of the Fingers in 20 fathoms. They also had an 18 lb. dolphin and released 4 other bluefins.

"Playin Catch" weighed a 41 lb. bluefin caught at the Jackspot.

Michele Lambie on the charter boat, "That's Right" caught a 150 lb. bigeye tuna to win 1st place in the Lady Angler Division.

Alex Grapes on the "Binnacle" caught a 41 lb. bluefin tuna outside the Jackspot and won 2nd place in the Junior Angler Division.

"Mover Money" weighed a 15 lb. dolphin that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement.

"M Kelijeane" weighed a 22 lb. dolphin caught in the Poor Man's Canyon to win 2nd place in the Dolphin Division.

Valerie Dunn on the "D.A. Sea" weighed a 63 lb. yellowfin to win 2nd place in the Lady Angler Division. Fish was caught on a trolled ballyhoo in the Washington Canyon.

"Pumpin Hard" weighed a 46 lb bluefin.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 181 lb. bigeye tuna caught in the Washington Canyon to win 2nd place in the Heaviest Single Tuna Division.

"Blue Runner" weighed a 42 lb. dolphin to win 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"Top Dog" weighed a 146 lb. bigeye tuna caught in the Washington Canyon.

"Sugarhole" weighed a 133 lb. bigeye at the Bigeye Hole to win 1st place in the Single Largest Tuna for a Boat Under 40-feet.

Jonathan Ferm on the "Ditch Digger" arrived at the scale with only 3 minutes to go and weighed a 21 lb. dolphin to win 3rd place in the Dolphin Division.

Here are the final standings:

SINGLE HEAVIEST TUNA
1st - "Sea Slammer" - 182 lbs. - $284,776
2nd - "Rhonda's Osprey" - 181 lbs. - $45,909
3rd - "Blue Runner" - 157 lbs. - $43,492

HEAVIEST STRINGER
1st - "Espadon" - 398 lbs. - $193,606
2nd - "That's Right" - 191 lbs. - $45,909
3rd - "Foolish Pleasures" - 182 lbs. - $30,922

HEAVIEST DOLPHIN
1st - "Blue Runner" - 42 lbs. - $16,620
2nd - "M Kelijean E" - 22 lbs. - $1,000
3rd - "Ditch Digger" - 21 lbs. - $500

TOP LADY ANGLER
1st - Michele Lambie - "That's Right" - 150 lb. bigeye - $1,000
2nd - Valerie Dunn - "DA Sea" - 63 lb. YFT
3rd - J.L. Cropper - "Myra HT" - 44 lb. BFT

TOP JUNIOR ANGLER
1st - Hugh Thomas Cropper - "Myra HT" - 43 lb. YFT - $1,000
2nd - Alex Grapes - "Binnacle" - 41 lb. BFT - $500

BOATS UNDER 40-FEET
1st Single Heaviest Tuna - "Sugarhole" - 133 lb. bigeye - $4,050
1st Heaviest Stringer - "Foolish Pleasures" - 182 lbs. - $4,050

CAPT. BOB GOWAR AWARD
Capt. Josh Ruskey - "Sea Slammer"


SATURDAY, July 11, 2015

Kind of a dismal day on shore today, but there are a ton of boats fishing.

10:26 AM - "Look'n & Hook'n" just returned with a 172 lb. mako shark, 3 mahi and a yellowfin. The mako and yellowfin were caught in the Baltimore Canyon and the mahi were at the Hot Dog.

The charter boat, "Angler" reported good fiahing today with flounder limits up to 4 lbs. and sea bass up to 3 lbs.

7:50 PM - It was a relatively slow day at the scales on the 2nd day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament. With 70 of the 94 boats fishing today, we expected hot and heavy action. Here is what we saw:

As usual, the "Myra HT" was the first boat to the scale. This year they had a 43 lb. yellowfin caught by junior angler, Hugh Thomas Cropper. This catch currently puts Hugh Thomas in 1st place in the Junior Angler Division.

"Ocean City Girl" weighed a 42 lb. bluefin. They also weighed a 21 lb. y


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