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June 24, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

June 11, 2016 - Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park will close starting Monday, June 13 to safeguard first nest of piping plovers found there this season

May 25, 2016 - DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

May 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - May 25, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5-18-16

May 17, 2016 - Grants Available to Aid Maritime Municipalities and Counties Maryland to Preserve and Revitalize Working Waterfronts

May 15, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins report - May 15, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5/6/16

April 25, 2016 - Federal Fishery Management Measures Approved for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

April 25, 2016 - Pacific bluefin tuna population has dropped 97 percent, new report says

April 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty "Morning Star" Report - 4-25-16

April 25, 2016 - Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Partnership during National Park Week Visit to Assateague. Maryland Park Service to Honor “Every Kid in a Park” Pass

April 20, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

April 15, 2016 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 12, 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Shows Improvement Spawning-Age Female Number Nearly Doubles

April 11, 2016 - Monty Hawkins Letter to Secretary of Commerce

April 11, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

April 7, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 10, 2016

April 7, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Corrected 2016 Commercial Shark Size Limits

April 4, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for April 8th

April 1, 2016 - Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

March 31, 2016 - 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 17, 2016 - DNREC Secretary’s Order, following new FDA guidance, halts shellfish harvest in seasonal area on Rehoboth Bay

March 15, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Coast Taken Off Oil & Gas Development List

March 10, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management

March 7, 2016 - Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s new summer youth academy

March 4, 2016 - OC Inlet Dredging scheduled for March 4th

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Regs

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Black Sea Bass Season & Regs

February 22, 2016 - DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

February 17, 2016 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting Rescheduled for March 16th.

February 16, 2016 - Maryland Offers Fishing License Discount for 16-Year-Olds

February 16, 2016 - Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

February 16, 2016 - Newly-signed Delaware law changes size, possession limits for American eel

February 8, 2016 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2016 Recreational Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Fisheries

February 3, 2016 - Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report 2/3/16

February 1, 2016 - Mark Sampson Column on HMS Permits

February 1, 2016 - MD seeks applicant for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

February 1, 2016 - Data to Inform Regional Ocean Planning Process Shared with Public

February 1, 2016 - MD DNR Schedules Coastal Recrational Fisheries Forum for April 8th

February 1, 2016 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

February 1, 2016 - SAFMC Solicits Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues

February 1, 2016 - MD Proposes Changes to Striped Bass Regulations

January 21, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife launches new ‘Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’ website

January 15, 2016 - Changes made to Big Fish Classic

January 11, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces amended tilefish regulation to take effect Jan. 11

January 11, 2016 - Governor Markell seeks nominees for Delaware’s seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

January 8, 2016 - MD DNR to hold meetings to review data on coastal fish

December 28, 2015 - Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 14-20

December 28, 2015 - DE Shellfish Advisory Counclil Meeting Slated for 1/6

December 22, 2015 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Draft Addendum XXVII Addendum Seeks Input on Regional Management Options for 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Recreational Fisheries

December 18, 2015 - MD Sets 2016 Flounder Regulations

December 18, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery

December 11, 2015 - "Morning Star" report - 12-10-15

December 11, 2015 - Five DNREC satellite offices now centralized at new Dover location

December 11, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Season Extended

December 7, 2015 - 2016 Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Permits Now Available

December 7, 2015 - ACFHP Releases Request for Proposals to Study and/or Restore Black Sea Bass Habitat along the Mid-Atlantic

December 2, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report

November 23, 2015 - All Delaware State Parks free on Black Friday

November 19, 2015 - DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 7 on proposed amendments to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

November 18, 2015 - New state record 24.8-pound bluefish bests previous high Delaware catch for species by almost 3 pounds

November 12, 2015 - Striped Bass Enforcement Ramped Up

November 10, 2015 - DE Recreational Fishing Funding Advisory Council meeting on 11-17

November 5, 2015 - Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to partially close for pavement re-striping Nov. 11-12

November 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Revises 2016 Black Sea Bass Specifications & Initiates Draft Addendum for Regional Management of 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

November 4, 2015 - BIG ROCK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

November 4, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016

November 2, 2015 - Delaware boat registration website to shut down

October 13, 2015 - Coastal Recreational Forum on 10/16

October 13, 2015 - Auctions of low-digit surf-fishing tags by DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation start Oct. 15 Sales of new plates authorized by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Markell will benefit Delaware State Parks

October 13, 2015 - Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index is Eighth Highest on Record

October 9, 2015 - MD Fishing Licenses Now Good for 365 days

September 4, 2015 - DNREC’s Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to reopen ahead of schedule, in time for Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2015 - Council to Hold Scoping Hearings for Action on Unmanaged Forage Species

August 27, 2015 - MD DNR Considering Making East Channel a 6 mph Zone

August 21, 2015 - ASMFC Releases Tautog Public Information Document for Public Comment States Schedule Public Hearings for late September/early October

August 13, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins take on Wind Area Survey

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

January 1, 1900 - MD Black Bass Roundtable set for Feb 4th

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

7.24.16 6:21 pm

by Larry Jock

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016

9:54 AM - Kevin Gordon caught a 38-inch striper from the west end of the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide.

12:45 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just returned with 8 yellowfin tuna in the box after chunking in Massey's Canyon.

3:41 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a boat limit of 32 flounder caught northeast of "A" Buoy on natural bottom outside the Old Grounds. The fish were caught on strips of false albacore and squid. The group also boated a 15 lb. dolphin during the trip.

6:17 PM - Anglers on the "Skattebol" chunked early this morning in Massey's Canyon and ended up with 11 yellowfins and a 44-inch bluefin. Capt. Charlene Aldrich said that the bite started around 7am and ended around 10am.

Pete Renzi and Chuck Wenzel on the "Fish Frenzi" returned with a 51 lb. yellowfin after chunking in Massey's Canyon. They also caught 8 snapper bluefish on the way home at the Bass Grounds.

Jeff Pinca was fishing with his dad, Jack Pinca down behind the Ocean City Airport and caught a 24-inch 6 lb. flounder on a 5-inch white Gulp Swimming Mullet.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" returned with a good catch of flounder, sea bass and even mahi.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 17 yellowfins after chunking in Massey's Canyon. They were fishing in 108 fathoms where Capt. Mark Hoos found water temperatures around 80-degrees.


SATURDAY, July 23, 2016

Well, it turned out to be a much better day, weather-wise, than predicted. Boats that headed offshore reported nice conditions and most were able to come and go at normal speeds.

It looks like there was a good early morning bite around Massey's Canyon, but it ended around 8:30 PM.

10:37 AM - Kyle Rudder's bachelor party trip on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" got back to the dock early after capturing 13 yellowfins while chunking in Massey's.

5:14 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had some good sea bass fishing in addition to catching some nice size flounder up to 19-inches. They even boated 7 dolphin caught while trolling between ocean structure.

The charter boat, "My Cin" took advantage of the early morning chunking bite at Massey's Canyon and returned with 8 yellowfin tuna.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 12 yellowfins after chunking in Masseys' Canyon.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had another good flounder trip, ending their afternoon trip with 7 flounder measuring up to 18-inches. They were all caught in the bay behind Castaways' Campground in 8-feet of water. Capt. Nick said that water temperature was between 71 to 73-degrees.

8:36 PM - Capt. Corey Kennington reported that it was all the bluefish you wanted at Fenwick Shoal today.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 7 yellowfins at the Lumpy Bottom.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" went to the Washington Canyon and had a yellowfin, a dolphin, 39 sea bass and 63 tilefish.


FRIDAY, July 22, 2016

9:37 AM - It looks like we have had an influx of flounder into the inlets, with better flounder fishing in both the Ocean City and Indian River Inlets.

I received a report from a group that hooked into 11 short flounder and a 17-inch keeper, along with 3 weakfish while drifting minnows and squid in the Indian River Inlet.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a good day yesterday catching flounder, sea bass and mahi while fishing at an artificial reef. The heaviest flounder was a 7 pounder caught by George Howrigan.

Big Bird Cropper called in this morning to report incredible fishing at the Rt. 50 Bridge yesterday afternoon. When the tide was moving, both in and out, anglers had all the bluefish they could handle.

Marlin fishing is looking good for this time of year. Best bite is deep outside the Baltimore in 1,000+ fathoms. Over 3 days this week, anglers on the "Billfisher" had 20 white marlin releases (9 on Monday, 8 on Tuesday and 3 on Wednesday). Yesterday, the "DA SEA" returned from an overnight trip to deep outside the Baltimore Canyon afer going 4 for 6 on white marlin.

2:56 PM - Sonny Layton just stopped by the Coastal Fisherman office to have a picture taken with the 31-inch, 12 lb. bluefish he caught from the shore in the West Channel by the Rt. 50 Bridge. Sonny was fishing with a freshwater pole and 7 lb. test line to a Roy Rig. Quite a catch!

5:51 PM - Sounds like the seas were rough today and got worse as the day progressed.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 7 yellowfins caught on the chunk in Massey's Canyon and also caught 40 blueline tilefish and a golden tilefish while deep dropping in the Baltimore Canyon.

Brennan Lorence caught a 19-inch flounder on a live minnow while fishing off 28th Street in Ocean City.

David Stouffer on the "Playin' Catch" caught his first bluefin tuna while chunking at the Twin Wrecks. The anglers went 1 for 5 on tuna with all bites coming on their long riggers.

Denny & Ryan Bontempo, along with Finley Stearn and Eric Bontempo caught 4 dolphin while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon aboard the "Chasin' Tails".

Todd Burbage, Ben Seidel and Keith Fisher on "The Chaser" had a grand slam today deep outside the Baltimore Canyon. They ended up with a white marlin, a blue marlin and 2 sailfish.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" returned from an overnight trip with 2 white marlin releases, 21 tilefish and 2 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Zipper" had 4 yellowfins after chunking in Massey's.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 dolphin, 6 tilefish and 30 sea bass in the Washington.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" had a bluefin and a yellowfin after chunking in Massey's.


THURSDAY, July 21, 2016

8:43 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that the bite is slow at Massey's. Well over 150 boats. Little to no bites.

9:46 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported continued slow action at Massey's. Not many bites at all.

10:46 AM - White marlin releases were recorded yesterday, deep outside the Baltimore Canyon.

11:25 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton reported that he has only seen 1 tuna caught this morning at Massey's Canyon and have heard of only a few caught.

1:31 PM - Anglers on the "Primary Search" reported in that they went 2 for 3 on tuna at Massey's and are heading offshore in search of mahi.

2:27 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great morning of fishing. They had 55 bluefish, 6 Spanish mackerel and 4 bonitas at the Bass Grounds. They they shot into the bay and had a keeper flounder and 12 throwback flounder in the bay behind Assateague.

3:03 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught 32 Spanish mackerel, their limit of 50 bluefish, 3 keeper flounder and a few keeper sea bass. All were caught at the Bass Grounds. The flounder and sea bass were caught on strip baits with the rest on spoons.

4:54 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "C-Boys" caught 13 yellowfins on the chunk at Massey's. Capt. Luke Blume said that it was dismal at Massey's in the morning, but they came across a school around 1pm and caught all of their fish within 40 minutes.

The bay behind Assateague Island has been a good spot for flounder fishing.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had fish up to 19-inches while fishing with Z-Man artificial baits behind the campground. They also got into Spanish mackerel at the Bass Grounds.


WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016

6:52 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it was a hairy ride out this morning with a lot of lightning. They are fishing near Massey's again and have 1 yellowfin in the box so far.

7:51 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is pretty out there right now. They had a nice little flurry and went 1 for 5. It's pretty slow.

8:54 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is very, very slow inshore and most boats are leaving and heading offshore. Right now, he is going to stay inshore an grind it out.

10:25 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that is is still slow inshore.

12:51 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there wasn't much to the inshore tuna bite today. Very few marks and less fish. They did end up with 2 yellowfins in the box. He wasn't able to hear much about what went on offshore.

2:00 PM - Sometimes it pays to grind it out. Anglers on "That's Right" just had a late flurry of yellowfin and ended up with 5 in the box plus a nice bluefin tuna.

5:35 PM - It looks like all the tuna action continues to be at Massey's.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" had 9 yellowfins and left them snapping. They were chunking on the inside edge of Massey's.

Charter boat, "Jade II" got called in by Capt. Steve Selander on the "Spring Mix II" and when they pulled away, anglers on the "Jade II" had 4 on the hook. They ended up with 15 yellowfins and 1 bluefin on the inside edge of Massey's.

Charter boat, "That's Right" fished outside the fleet at Massey's and had 5 yellowfins and a bluefin.

Charter boat, "Marli" went tilefishing today and ended up with 2 goldens and 50 bluelines, in addition to 12 nice size dolphin.

"My Gal Sal" had a yellowfin, a 44-inch bluefin and 2 mahi in 20 fathoms outside the Jackspot.


TUESDAY, July 19, 2016

9:37 AM - Finn McCabe was fishing off the beach in the West Channel at Gudelsky Park and caught a 23-inch weakfish on a 6-inch Tsunami Swim Shad. Weighed 3 lbs. 10 oz.

10:25 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they got a late start this morning because of rough seas, but he will be on the fishing grounds in 20 minutes. He said that based on the radio chatter, it sounds like they are biting. Stay tuned.

12:19 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it was a very early bite in Massey's today. Sounds like what happened last Thursday. Some boats are headed in already with nice catches.

2:09 PM - Capt. John Oughton reported that it was definitely first-thing-in-the-morning bite. Rest of the day has been very slow.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had flounder up to 3 lbs., caught on squid at an artificial reef.

6:38 PM - Charter boat, "Marli" had 18 yellowfins and a 45-inch bluefin while chunking in Massey's Canyon.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had a bluefin in Massey's Canyon.

Anglers on the "My Cin" had 2 bluefins at Massey's.

In the bay today, most boats hooked into a lot of throwback flounder.

Anglers on the "Ivy Sea" headed to some ocean structure and returned with 2 keeper flounder and had some throwbacks.


MONDAY, July 18, 2016

6:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" stayed inshore today and said it is off to a slow start.

11:46 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that a few boats have caught yellowfins and bluefins inshore. They have 2 "under" bluefins in the box.

5:51 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 26 keeper flounder after fishing at the Old Grounds.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 3 bluefin tuna and 5 yellowfins after chunking in Massey's Canyon. Their largest bluefin measured 49 1/2-inches.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 3 yellowfins and 3 bluefins while chunking in Massey's Canyon.


SUNDAY, July 17, 2016

Lee Vincent on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught an 8 lb. 2 oz. flounder on a bucktail tipped with a squid strip at the Bass Grounds

"White Lightning" had 8 yellowfins on the chunk in Massey's.

Kelly Wenzel caught a 20 1/2-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island near the Duck Blinds.

"Reel Toy" had 5 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Norfolk.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 3 yellowfins and 3 bluefins in Massey's Canyon.


6:39 PM - The scales just closed on the final day of the 2016 Marlin Club Kid's Classic and here is what we saw today:

"Canyon Hunter" weighed 2 bluefish (.4 & .4) caught at the Bass Grounds

"Reel Byte" weighed a 1.2 lb. toadfish, a 1.8 lb. bluefish, a 1.0 lb. sea bass and a 1.0 lb. bunker

"Sassy Girl" caught a pair of bluefins (48.0 & 82.6) on the chunk in Massey's

"Just Got Reel" weighed a 2 lb. flounder caught on the inside of the South Jetty

"Fishfull Thinking" weighed a 1.6 lb. flounder and a .6 lb. croaker caught in the East Channel.

"Reel Chaos" caught a load of flounder at the Old Grounds. Their 3 heaviest weighed 2.2, 2.6 and 3.2 lbs. They also weighed 3 sea bass (1.2, 1.2 & 1.4)

"Ocean City Guide Service" weighed a 2 lb. flounder, a .6 lb. sea robin and a .8 lb. bunker caught at Isle of Wight Shoal

"Ashy's Boat" weighed a .6 lb. bunker and a 1.0 lb. bluefish caught at Fenwick Shoal

"Victorious" weighed 3 bluefish that all weighed 0.8 lbs. and a pair of Spanish mackeral (.6 & .8) caught at Fenwick Shoal

"Little Critter" weighed a pair of bluefish (2.6 & 4.4) caught by the Rt. 50 Bridge

"Sea Ya" weighed a 1.8 lb. flounder caught in the East Channel

"Gretchan Ann" weighed a 5 spot stringer that weighed 1.0 lbs.

"Slaughterhouse" weighed a pair of flounder (2.4 & 3.8) caught near "A" Buoy

"White Lightning" weighed 3 yellowfins (17.2, 16.8 & 70) caught on the chunk at Massey's

"Ready or Not" weighed a .8 lb. bluefish, a 2 lb. sea bass and some ling and bunker. Caught at the Twin Wrecks and the Bass Grounds

"Double Trouble" weighed a 1 lb. sea bass caught at Winter Quarter Shoal

"Partnership" weighed some croaker and spot caught at the Assateague Bridge

"Rumtastic" weighed some spot and a toadfish caught by the Rt. 90 Bridge

"C-Boys" weighed 3 dolphin (13.0, 14.6 & 14.0) and a 47.2 lb. yellowfin caught in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

"Shelly II" weighed 3 bluefins (48.0, 49.8 & 57.8) caught at the Fingers

"Triple S" weighed a 2.2 lb. flounder caught at the Mother's Day Wreck"

Absolut Pleasure" caught 3 flounder (1.6, 2.0 & 2.6) along with a sea robin

"Summer Salt" weighed 3 bluefish (.8, 1.0 & 1.0) caught at the Twin Wrecks

"Talkin Trash" weighed 3 blueline tilefish (6.6, 6.8 & 7.2) caught outside the Rockpile

"Morning Star" weighed 3 sea bass (1.2, 1.2 & 2.0) caught at the Old Grounds

"Griffin" weighed 3 dolphin (11.0, 15.2 & 22.0) caught in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's

"Spring Mix II" weighed a pair of dolphin (13.0 & 16.2) and had a blue marlin release between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons.

"T&B" had a 48 lb. yellowfin and a 69.4 lb. bluefin on the chunk in Massey's

"Lay Day" had a 1.4 lb. oyster cracker

"Gret's Three J's" released a 200 lb. dusky shark in the Washington

"Max Bet" had 3 white marlin releases and 2 sailfish releases in 1,000 fathoms outside the Baltimore Canyon

"Reel Fantasy" weighed a 17.6 lb. dolphin caught in 800 fathoms outside the Baltimore

"Haulin N Ballin" had 2 white marlin releases from 1,000 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons.

Seas were a little sporty today. Morning wasn't hateful but got worse as the day progressed.

There were a reported 150 boats in Massey's Canyon today. Yellowfins were caught in the Baltimore Canyon, Massey's Canyon and down in the Washington. We did see a couple of bigeyes caught today and several boats had good days on white marlin releases.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had an action packed trip with a keeper a 30 throwbacks in the East Channel.

"Pain Killer" had a 50 lb. yellowfin while chunking at Massey's.

"Woodpecker" had 3 dolphin at the including a 24 lb. dolphin at the Lumpy Bottom. They shot inside and picked up 25 sea bass up to 5 lbs., a couple of tilefish and a pair of flounder.

This year, 421 junior anglers are participating in the Marlin Club Kids Classic. The scales on the first day closed at 6:30 PM and here is what we saw today:

"Slaughterhouse" weighed 3 yellowfins (42.6, 43.4, 43.6) and a 74.8 lb. bluefin

"PYY Marine" weighed a .8 lb. bluefish

"Partnership" weighed a 1 lb. stringer of croaker and a 0.6 lb. stringer of spot

"Seaduction" weighed a pair of bluefish (2.0 & 2.8)

"Gretchen Ann" weighed a 1.6 lb. flounder

"Sassy Girl" weighed a 2.8 lb. flounder

"Triple S" weighed a 73.2 lb. bluefin tuna and a pair of yellowfins (39.4 & 41.4)

"Griffin" weighed 3 mahi (12.8, 13.0 & 17.8)

"Rumtastic" weighed a 0.4 lb. stringer of spot and a 0.4 lb. croaker

"Kingfisher" weighed a 62.6 lb. bluefin and a pair of yellowfins (34.2 & 41.0)

"Double Trouble" weighed an 8.2 lb. dolphin

"Buckshot" weighed 3 dolphin (9.2, 10.4 & 16.4), 3 sea bass (2.0, 2.4 & 2.6) and 3 tilefish (2.6, 3.0 & 5.2)

"Wrecker" had 2 white marlin releases and weighed 3 dolphin (6.6, 8.8 & 10.8)

"Espadon" weighed 2 sea bass and a 14.4 lb. dolphin

"Poore Sport" weighed 3 sea bass (2.6, 2.6 & 2.6), a 6.4 lb. dolphin and 3 tilefish (2.4, 3.21 & 3.2)

"G-Force" weighed 3 sea bass (1.2, 1.6 & 1.8), 3 tilefish (2.0, 2.4 & 3.0), 2 dolphin (5.4 & 14.2) and a 121.8 lb. bigeye tuna

"Little Critter" weighed a 2.4 lb. flounder

"T&B" weighed 3 flounder (1.4, 1.6 & 2.2), 2 sea bass (1.0 & 1.2) and 3 bluefish (1.0, 1.0 & 1.2)

"Reel Fantasy" had a white marlin release and 3 dolphin (10.8, 12.2 & 14.8)

"White Lightning" weighed a 9.6 lb. dolphin and a pair of yellowfins (39.6 & 52.4)

"Reel Chaos" had a white marlin release and a barracuda

"Billfisher" had 5 white marlin releases and a sailfish release

"Absolut Pleasure" weighed a 4.8 lb. dolphin

"Haulin & Ballin" had 2 white marlin releases and a sailfish release

"Chaser" had 5 white marlin releases

"Chain Reaction" weighed a 13.8 lb. dolphin.

Here's the standings after Day 1

Billfish Release:
Billfisher - 600 pts
Chaser - 500 pts
Haulin N Ballin - 300 pts.

Dolphin:
Griffin - 17.8
Buckshot - 16.4
Reel Fantasy - 14.8

Tuna:
G-Force - 121.8 lb. bigeye
Slaughterhouse - 74.8 lb. bluefin
Triple S - 73.2 lb. bluefin

Bluefish:
Seaduction - 2.8
Seaduction - 2.0
T&B - 1.2

Sea Bass:
Buckshot - 2.6
Poore Sport - 2.6
Poore Sport - 2.6

Flounder:
Sassy Girl - 2.8
Little Critter - 2.4
T&B - 2.2


FRIDAY, July 15, 2016

7:08 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a lot of boats are fishing in the inshore grounds just north of Massey's (as expected). He has one in the box and has seen a few other boats catch them.

8:14 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is a slow pick this morning near Massey's. There are an estimated 60 boats up there. They have 2 yellowfins in the boat, caught on the chunk. He said that it sounds like the Washington Canyon is producing some tuna and marlin bites.

9:57 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there are now over 100 boats around Massey's Canyon. A few are doing OK. Most have a fish or two. He is hearing good things offshore.

1:36 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still slow around the inshore lumps. He did hear that they may be biting down near the Lumpy Bottom. Capt. John has 3 yellowfins in the box.

1:37 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still very slow in Massey's Canyon. They have caught 4 yellowfins.

2:17 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they got 1 more bite and his son, John caught his first yellowfin!!!! They have 5 in the box.

3:26 PM - Anglers on the "One More Drift" fished the end of the incoming tide and caught 3 flounder in the West Channel. Largest measured 18-inches. Caught on minnows.

7:34 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" returned from Massey's Canyon with 3 yellowfins on the chunk.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 5 yellowfins on the chunk in Masseys.

7:49 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 3 nice keeper flounder today, measuring 17, 19 and 21-inches, while fishing with Z-Man baits in the East Channel.

"Talkin Trash" had 5 yellowfins and a bluefin while chunking in Massey's Canyon.

Robby Pinzhoffer caught a 19-inch flounder on a live minnow in the Middle Channel. They found all sizes of flounder in the Middle Channel and only short fish behind the airport. Incoming tide brought in nice clean water.


THURSDAY, July 14, 2016

11:27 AM - I couldn't even settle in with my Egg McMuffin this morning before the phone started ringing off the hook from captains heading in from Massey's after an incredible tuna bite this morning. Here is what we have seen so far:

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 15 yellowfins, a bluefin and a white marlin release. All the fish were caught at Massey's Canyon on the chunk.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 20 yellowfins at Massey's on the chunk.

Charter boat, "My Cin" had 10 yellowfins, a bluefin and 3 mahi at Massey's on the chunk.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 18 yellowfins, a 51-inch bluefin and a mahi at Massey's on the chunk.

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" had 18 yellowfins and 2 bluefin at Massey's on the chunk.

1:57 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught a couple of flounder, measuring 17 and 19-inches, in the East Channel on Z-Man minnows.

Anglers on "One More Drift" caught 4 flounder up to 5 lbs. 12 oz. in the East channel during the outgoing tide.

2:41 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported that his anglers had catches of sea bass and even a mahi today. Sea bass were caught on clams over nearshore coral beds. The largest sea bass weighed 4 lbs. 1 oz.

6:12 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" headed to the Washington Canyon, but when they heard about the good bite in Massey's Canyon they ran there and caught 7 yellowfins and 3 mahi on the chunk.

Pretty safe to say that you can expect 200 boats in Massey's Canyon tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016

9:05 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they stayed inshore again today. They have chunked up a few yellowfins. Conditions are tough with the current heading into the wind. He did hear of a few marlin and tuna caught in the Washington Canyon.

10:53 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still a slow pick of tuna inshore. Conditions are still tough.

2:05 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they caught some yellowfins on the chunk inshore and are calling it a day. They lost a bluefin right at the boat that Capt. John estimated at over 100 lbs. He said that it sounded like the offshore bite was pretty good.

3:38 PM - Charter boat, White Lightning had 6 yellowfins and a 48-inch bluefin. Two of the yellowfins were caught while chunking at Massey's Canyon and the rest were caught on the troll in 50 fathoms, south of the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 3 yellowfins on the chunk in Massey's Canyon.

Alex Clark caught a 25-inch, 5 lb. 11 oz. flounder in the East Channel, just north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.


TUESDAY, July 12, 2016

5:59 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" is already at it, grinding it out inshore near the Chicken Bone and is starting to see a few bites.

7:31 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there isn't much to report right now. Only a few fish and a lot of boats.

9:22 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said there isn't much going on at Massey's and a load of boats.

10:08 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it sounds like a few marlin and dolphin are being caught offshore with a scattered tuna bite inshore.

12:59 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there isn't much going at the Hot Dog. Plenty of bait. Some are catching... some are not. Having to use 30 lb. leader is making it tough to keep the tuna on the line.

2:53 PM - "Indecision" returned with a bluefin, 3 yellowfins and a dolphin after chunking at Massey's Canyon.

Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that most boats on the inshore lumps around the Hambone/Chicken Bone/Massey's have 4-6 tuna in the box. It was an afternoon bite. He said that few fish were caught offshore, including one boat with a 77-inch blgeye. Stay tuned!

2:05 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Moore Bills" teamed up to catch a 77-inch, 250 lb. bigeye tuna after hooking it on a skirted ballyhoo in 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a nice catch of sea bass and flounder. Top angler had a catch of sea bass and 3 flounder.

4:00 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had a bluefin, 3 yellowfins and a dolphin in Massey's Canyon. Caught on the chunk.

Anglers on the "She Said No" (possibly the Boat Name of the Year) had a 52-inch, 81 lb. bluefin at the south end of Massey's Canyon on the chunk.

5:53 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 4 keeper flounder today while drifting minnows in the bay behind Assateague Island. Largest fish measured 20-inches.

Anglers on the "Bonnie Lynn" chunked up 5 yellowfins and 5 mahi in 80-feet of water near the Lumpy Bottom.

Anglers on the "Fighting Lady" went to Massey's and stuck it out after a slow morning. They ended up with 2 nice yellowfins, a 48-inch bluefin and a dolphin. All on the chunk.

On the charter boat, "Last Call", Zach Healey caught and released his first white marlin and Andrew Healey added another one in addition to 4 mahi, south of the Rockpile. Capt. Franky reported water temp at 77-degrees.


MONDAY, July 11, 2016

9:04 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are at Massey's Canyon today. There have been a few bites. Mixed bag of bluefin and yellowfin along with a few dolphin.

9:43 AM - "Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow pick at Massey's. They have had 8 bites and got a 70 lb. yellowfin and a dolphin.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 4 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip in the East Channel. Largest fish measured 20 1/2-inches.

Capt. Monty on the "Morning Star" said that the flounder were snapping. One fellow had his limit of flatties up to 19-inches.

Kirsten Tolan caught a 33-inch bluefish in the bay behind Assateague Island on a mullet.

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Drew Rodenbaugh, age 8, caught his first flounder. The fish measured 21-inches and was caught on a Z-Man bait in the Fishbowl.

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Timmy Mallick caught a 4 lb. bluefish in the OC Inlet on a live spot.

Audrey Crandall caught a 3 lb. sea bass on the headboat, "Angler" at an artificial reef.

Jackie Maffei caught a pair of flounder behind the OC Airport. Fish measured 17 and 23-inches.

Zach Osborne caught bluefish up to 31-inches while fishign with Storm lures around the Rt. 50 Bridge during the outgoing tide.

On Saturday, anglers on the "D'Angler" caught a 52-inch bluefin and a yellowfin on the chunk. They also picked up a dolphin on the troll.

On Saturday, Donna Stivers caught a 66.5 lb. bluefin

10:26 PM - Anglers on the charter boat "Fish Bound" had 30 keeper flounder while drifting near "B" Buoy today. Fish were caught on squid strips and Gulp!

Dave Neumayer caught a pair of 16-inch flounder in the East Channel on a spec rig tipped with Gulp during the afternoon incoming tide.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Barbed Wire" caught 3 bluefins and 3 yellowfins while chunking at Massey's Canyon. Largest bluefin weighed 69 lbs.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 bluefins, 2 yellowfins and 4 mahi at the Parking Lot.

"Tighten Up" had 5 yellowfins and a mahi at the Parking Lot

"Marli" had 7 yellowfins, 4 sea bass and a mahi at the Parking Lot.

Anglers on the "Reel Chaos" had 3 yellowfins at the Lumpy Bottom

Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 20 tilefish, 35 sea bass, 3 yellowfins and a bluefin in the Washington.


SUNDAY, July 10, 2016

The scales closed on the final day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Spring Mix" weighed a 70 lb. bluefin caught at the Parking Lot

"Billfisher" had 8 yellowfins at the 800/800. Their 2nd day stringer totalled 241 lbs., giving them 364 lbs. for the tournament.

"Lady Luck" weighed a 45 lb. wahoo caught in the Baltimore.

"Sushi" caught a 54 lb. yellowfin and had a 2nd day stringer of 228 lbs. giving them 405 lbs. for the tournament.

"Boss Hogg" had a Day 2 stringer of 187 lbs. giving them 317 for the tournament. Fish were caught at the Rockpile

"Miss Annie" had a Day 2 stringer of 170 lbs. giving them 408 for the tournament. Fish were caught between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons. This put them in 1st for Heaviest Stringer.

"Wrecker" had a 78 lb. bluefin for Megan Kennedy to take top Lady Angler honors. Fish was caught at between the Lumpy Bottom and the 800/800

"Tighten Up" weighed a 71 lb. bluefin caught at the Lumpy Bottom

"Blue Runner" weighed an 82 lb. bluefin caught at the Lumpy Bottom.

"M Kelijean E" weighed a 72 lb. bluefin and a 48 lb. wahoo caught at the Lumpy Bottom.


SATURDAY, July 9, 2016

7:38 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that fishing down south is pretty slow right now. He has heard of a few yellowfin bites offshore and a few bluefin bites inshore.

8:57 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they have a few gaffers in the box but the tuna bite is still pretty slow. He's heard of only a couple of bluefins caught so far.

10:07 AM - Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" reported that they have a pair of flounder in the box (17 & 18") after drifting Z-Man artificial baits. They have also had over 15 throwbacks during the trip. Fishing the beginning of the incoming tide. Capt. Jason said that the crabs are bad, so fishing Gulp! baits may not be the best idea.

11:05 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that fishing is still slow inshore. A few bluefins have been caught on the troll and he has heard of only a few yellowfins caught in the Washington.

1:15 PM - There was an excellent yellowfin chunking bite at the Lumpy Bottom yesterday and it sounds like it is good again today. Troll bite is tough.

Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that the bite is still slow. Som yellowfins and white are being caught offshore and the chunkers inshore are doing well.

"A Salt Weapon 3" celebrated Monica Freese's birthday with a trip to the Lumpy Bottom where they caught 3 bluefin tuna, 1 wahoo and a mahi.

The "Bonnie Lynn" fished the Lumpy Bottom, just outside the fleet and had bites all day. They had to drop down to 30 lb. flourocarbon and broke a bunch off. They were fishing in 78-feet of water. They ended up with 5 yellowfins and a pair of mahi.

Dave Neumayer caught a 19 1/4-inch flounder on the outside of the South Jetty at 3:30 PM on a minnow and Gulp! combination. Water was very clean and the Jetty was loaded with bait fish. He caught 25 short flounder between 11am and 4 pm in the East Channel and the South Jetty.

7:41 PM - The scales on the 2nd day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament have closed and here is what we saw at the Ocean City Fishing Center:

"No Slack" weighed a stringer of 5 yellowfins totaling 247 lbs.

"FFMD" weighed a 41 lb. yellowfin.

"Sushi" weighed 4 yellowfins totaling 177 lbs.

"Playmate" weighed 3 yellowfins totaling 148 lbs.

"Grasshopper" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 100 lbs


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