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May 24, 2018 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 2

May 21, 2018 - Public Notice: Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project

May 18, 2018 - New record: Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

May 18, 2018 - FISH TALES TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS

May 10, 2018 - MD Sets Sea Bass Regulations

May 3, 2018 - MD Issues Emergency Regs for Chesapeake Bay Striper Season

May 2, 2018 - ASMFC to Notify the Commonwealth of Virginia of Potential Noncompliance Action

May 1, 2018 - NOAA Releases Benchmark Assessment

April 26, 2018 - OC Fishing Community Loses Tom Jones

April 20, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces summer flounder minimum size reduction to 16.5 inches for recreational anglers

April 18, 2018 - Delaware Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet April 24 in Dover

April 17, 2018 - Big Rock donates $200K to Domestic Violence Program

April 17, 2018 - Reminder! MAFMC Advisory Panel Applications Due April 20

April 16, 2018 - Fisheries Innovation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals

April 16, 2018 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet April 18 in Dover

April 13, 2018 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum Friday, April 27, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Revised Regulations Seek to Reduce Minimum Size Requirement for Striped Bass

April 11, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed 2018 Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

April 10, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Acceptable Biological Omnibus Framework Adjustment

April 9, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation closes end of Cape Henlopen fishing pier for repairs from ice damage

April 9, 2018 - DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to close Holts Landing Boat Ramp while parking lot is improved and expanded

April 5, 2018 - Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Changes to the Recreational and Commercial Tautog Fishery - Effective May 16, 2018

April 3, 2018 - 2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery — Effective April 6

April 3, 2018 - Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Changes to the Recreational and Commercial Tautog Fishery — Effective 5/16/18

March 30, 2018 - Submit Comments on Options to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

March 28, 2018 - Appeals Court Rules in Favor of White Marlin Open

March 27, 2018 - MD Fisheries Requests Changes to Striped Bass Regs for Chesapeake Bay

March 26, 2018 - 2018 Summer Flounder Season, Size Limit and Creel Limit — Effective April 1

March 21, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife completes renovations at Seaford Boat Ramp

March 20, 2018 - Meeting Summary, Motions, and Presentation from March 20th Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call Now Available

March 20, 2018 - New Tuna Added Entry Added to White Marlin Open

March 16, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Council Seeking Applicants for Advisory Panels

March 15, 2018 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 17, 2018

March 14, 2018 - PERMITS FOR 2018 ARE NOW AVAILABLE

March 14, 2018 - NMFS Adds Shark Endorsment for HMS Permit Holders

March 14, 2018 - NMFS Sets Other Recreational Regulations

March 14, 2018 - National Marine Fisheries Service sets bluefin and yellowfin tuna regulations for 2018 season

March 13, 2018 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board to Meet Via Conference Call March 20 Board to Consider Approval of 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Regional Proposals

March 13, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Makes Changes to Simplify Administration of Golden Tilefish Fishery

March 7, 2018 - Reminder: Electronic Reporting Requirements for Party/Charter Vessels with Mid-Atlantic Permits

March 1, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Announces Emergency Regulations to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

March 1, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Options to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

February 22, 2018 - Maryland Schedules Public Hearing on Black Drum Draft Addendum I

February 22, 2018 - MD 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Regs—Effective March 1

February 21, 2018 - Answers to Questions Regarding Offshore Wind Farm off Delmarva

February 20, 2018 - Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Releases MRIP Regional Implementation Plan

February 5, 2018 - Ocean City council votes to reject 'visible' offshore wind farm

February 5, 2018 - DNREC’s 2018 Delaware Fishing Guide and fishing rulers now available

February 4, 2018 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

February 3, 2018 - NMFS Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2018 Shark Research Fishery

January 31, 2018 - NOAA sets black sea bass regs for February 2018

January 30, 2018 - New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone

January 18, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Requests That Fishermen Voluntarily Adopt Shortfin Mako Shark Measures

January 16, 2018 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018

January 12, 2018 - Assateauge Coastal Trust holding a press event being held about offshore drilling on January 16th

January 12, 2018 - Tidal Finfish Advisory Council to meet Jan. 17 in Dover

January 11, 2018 - South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management

January 5, 2018 - Now Available: 2017 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

December 29, 2017 - Ocean City turns on offshore wind turbines

December 29, 2017 - DNREC to host Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing Jan. 3 on proposed addendum to black sea bass plan

December 11, 2017 - Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online New Interagency Platform Enhances Renewal Process

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Summer Flounder Season, Size Limit and Creel Limit — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Atlantic Coast Recreational and Charter Boat Striped Bass Fishery Changes — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

November 21, 2017 - Agenda for Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Council Meeting December 2017 Council Meeting

November 16, 2017 - Correction: NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Blueline Tilefish Amendment to the Golden Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

November 16, 2017 - ASMFC Approves Interstate FMP for the Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia

October 24, 2017 - WMO pays 2017 Winners

September 22, 2017 - NEFSC Fall Research Cruises Will Continue with Some Modifications

September 2, 2017 - "Top Dog" Organizes Truckload to Benefit Hurricane Victims.

August 24, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 4

August 23, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 3

August 22, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 2

August 21, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 1

June 30, 2017 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new youth division

June 28, 2017 - Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

June 28, 2017 - NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Adding Blueline Tilefish to Golden Tilefish Management Plan

June 26, 2017 - NOAA opens public comment period on Sec. 4(b) in Executive Order 13795 focused on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments

June 14, 2017 - Judge DQ's Heasley's 2016 White Marlin

June 2, 2017 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3511 SUMMER FLOUNDER SIZE LIMITS; POSSESSION LIMITS; SEASONS

June 2, 2017 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 3 and 4 DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 3

April 19, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Chub Mackerel Amendment

April 19, 2017 - Joint Council Meeting with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board in Alexandria, VA: May 10, 2017

April 19, 2017 - Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High

April 18, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call

April 13, 2017 - Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 11, 2017 - Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip

April 7, 2017 - NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting May 9-11, 2017

April 6, 2017 - U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform

April 5, 2017 - Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall

April 3, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Squid Amendment

April 3, 2017 - Feds mandate circle hooks for shark fishing in 2018

March 29, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General (Commercial) Category Fishery Closing Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 20, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Delaware’s recreational summer flounder size limit to increase to 17 inches effective April 1 Possession limit and season dates unchanged

March 15, 2017 - Applications now being accepted for Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s second annual summer Youth Academy Support sought for program for ages 12-15

March 7, 2017 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Fourm Rescheduled

March 1, 2017 - The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2017 beachnesting season

March 1, 2017 - MD sets 2017 flounder regulations

February 28, 2017 - 2017 Black Sea Bass Regulations Finalized

February 28, 2017 - South Jersey Yacht Sales Sold

February 27, 2017 - Big Fish Classics Rules Changes for 2017

February 27, 2017 - Comment period open for proposed changes in cobia regulations

February 7, 2017 - Red Drum Stock Assessment Indicates Overfishing Not Occurring

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board Initiates Development of Draft Addendum V to Consider Liberalizing Management Measures

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2017 Recreational Summer Flounder Fisheries

January 25, 2017 - Atlantic Cobia (Georgia to New York) Recreational Fishing Season is Closed in Federal Waters

December 29, 2016 - Flounder Meeting Scheduled for January 3rd

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Striped Bass Regulations

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Flounder Regulations

December 20, 2016 - Maryland Closes Sea Bass Fishery January through February 2017

December 6, 2016 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Dec. 8 public hearings on changes to interstate management plans for Atlantic menhaden and Jonah crab

November 10, 2016 - States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Public Information Document

November 2, 2016 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Releases Cobia PID for Public Comment

October 18, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for Friday, Oct 21st

October 17, 2016 - Sampson Column - Proposed Shark Regulations

September 1, 2016 - Indian River Marina basin maintenance dredging project scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15

August 26, 2016 - READ OFFICIAL WMO COURT DOCUMENT

August 23, 2016 - WMO withholds prize money for 1st place white marlin

August 18, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council and ASMFC Maintain Multi-Year Specifications for Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, and Scup and Modify Summer Flounder Specifications

August 18, 2016 - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partners Initiate Black Sea Bass Habitat Research Project in the Mid-Atlantic

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Initiates Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Approves Addendum I

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Regional Assessments for Long Island Sound and New Jersey/New York Bight Management Use

August 11, 2016 - Press Release from The MidAtlantic

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

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

5.25.18 5:09 pm

by Larry Jock

** If you would like to email us a picture of your catch, send it at "Actual Size" to coastalfisherman@comcast.net. Include angler name, town, fish caught, length or weight, bait or lure and location. **


FRIDAY, May 25, 2018

A beautiful day in Ocean City.

Chad, jason and Mason Barrick caught over 20 flounder, with 5 keepers, while fishing in the Thorofare. Their keepers ranged in sie from 17 to 20 inches and were caught on Gulp.

Anglers on the "Canyon Hunter" went to 600 fathoms in the Poor Man's and had all the "under" and throwback bluefins they wanted. Also had a few dolphin bites as well. They worked their way out to 1,500 fathoms and found only dolphin. Harrison Schline and Cooper White were fishing with Capt. Mike Vaughan and Mike Schline.


THURSDAY, May 24, 2018

8:45 AM - Looks like the first tuna of the year was caught this morning by an angler on the charter boat, "Marli". Caught an "under" bluefin tuna.

Updated yesterdays report

9:37 AM - Report just came in that the anglers aboard the charter boat, "Marli" now have their 3 "under" bluefins in the box. These fish will measure 27-inches to less than 47-inches.

10:33 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" have just put 3 yellowfins in the box to go with the 3 bluefins caught earlier.

3:17 PM - Anglers on the "Jezebel" returned from an ocean wreck, 27 miles off the beach, with 65 black sea bass in the box. All of the fish were caught on clams and squid. Capt. Chester Sadowski said that the sea bass were loaded with sand fleas. Water temperature was 62-degrees.

Capt. Chester Sadowski on the "Jezebel" also reported coming across schools of false albacore tuna busting the surface, 10 miles off the beach. Some were caught down near Winter Quarter Shoal yesterday.

4:04 PM - Heard that the anglers on the "Marli" caught a gaffer dolphin to go with their 3 bluefins and 3 yellowfins.

4:21 PM - Susan Krepshaw caught a 44.5-inch, 31.6 lb. striper while fishing on the south side of the Indian River Inlet with a 6-inch Tsunami Swim Shad in a red trout color.

Capt. Deanna at Hook'em & Cook'em reported that they are starting to see some nice size stripers on the early morning tides for anglers tossing Daiwa Salt Pro Minnows.

5:11 PM - Capt. Jon Yost was running the "Just Fold" today and returned with 2 bluefin tuna in the box. Fish measured 41 and 42-inches. Caught on spreader bars and Squidnation Flippy Floppy's deep in the Baltimore Canyon (600 f). They also released 3 other bluefins during the trip. Anglers were Vaughn Charlton, Colin Rodgers and Dan Parncutt. Capt. Jon said that they left them snapping!!!

5:39 PM - Capt. Pat Hurley on the "Slack Grabber" reported that they caught their limit of black sea bass today in 120 feet of water. Water temp was 63-degrees. Capt. Pat also said that they ran across schools of large bluefish in 20 fathoms south of the Jackspot.

6:24 PM - It's official. Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" caught the first bluefin tuna of the year, the first yellowfin tuna of the year and the first mahi of the year. All the action was deep outside the Poor Man's Canyon in 1,200 fathoms. The bluefins were caught in 65-degree water while the yellowfins were hooked in 68-degree water. The heaviest bluefin weighed 20 lbs. The heaviest yellowfin weighed 41 lbs. and the heaviest mahi weighed 9 lbs. Fishing on the "Marli" were Mike Curran, Steve Cumor, Dan Reilly, Joe Pfeiffer, Arch Noha and Donna Gutridge.


WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018

1:00 PM - Updated yesterdays report

1:44 PM - Not much good happened this morning for guys drifting in the bay. Water is still very dirty.

3:30 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" is returning with a 93-inch mako. Caught south of the Marine Electric.

3:50 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a good catch of black sea bass today while fishing on natural ocean bottom. Cathy Creel led the way with the 2 largest fish of the day. Cathy had 14 fish total. A few of the anglers had their limit of 15 fish.

4:45 PM - Fred Weinhold on the charter boat, "Marli" caught a 93-inch mako shark that weighed 291 lbs. The fish was hooked in 30 fathoms on a whole mackerel. Water temp was 62.5-degrees. It took less than 10 minutes to get the shark to the boat.

6:13 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Judith M" had a good day sea bass 10 miles off the coast of OC. Kathy and Bernie Miller ended up with 6 sea bass up to 2 lbs.

UPDATE: Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught their limit of 120 sea bass while fishing with squid on an artificial reef. The largest fish was caught by Jim Paladeno and weighed 3 lbs. 11 oz.

Travis Gosnell caught and released his very first bluefish after hooking it on a minnow off the 2nd St. Bulkhead.


TUESDAY, May 22, 2018

10:45 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

1:05 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a boat limit of 120 black sea bass today at the DelJerseyLand reef. Limit was caught by 9:30 in the morning. Mike Harrison had the largest of the day... a 3 1/2 pounder.

1:49 PM - I just received a picture of Brooks and Brennan Holloway with 7 chopper bluefish they caught on finger mullet last Saturday while surf fishing off Assateague. Their largest measured 29-inches.

UPDATE: Anglers on the charter boat, "Helbent" caught 12 stripers measuring between 12 and 18-inches in addition to a 15-inch bluefish. All caught during the incoming tide in clean water. Water temperature was 62.5-degrees. Fish were hooked on 3/4 oz. bucktails on the north side of the rt. 50 Bridge.

Big Bird Cropper had a 28-inch bluefish, caught on a Roy Rig around the South Jetty.


MONDAY, May 21, 2018

What a miserable weekend. The only folks who had a good weekend were the police who were writing tickets to the cruisers.

Torrential rain on Friday with only a slight improvement on Saturday. Never saw the sun until mid-day yesterday. All this rain has made water clarity in the bay horrible.

Looks like those who braved the conditions on Assateague picked up a few chopper bluefish, a few stripers and some black drum. Most reported slow fishing.

UPDATE: Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat "Angler" reported good size sea bass caught today by his anglers fishing with squid near "B" Buoy. Largest was a 3 3/4 pounder caught by Russell Williams.


FRIDAY, May 18, 2018

Yesterday was as miserable as it can get. For those of you who are out of town, Ocean City was in bad shape with wind and rain all day causing flooding in places I have never seen flooded before. I went down to the beach last evening and the ocean was angry. Unfortunately, all of this bad weather has made the bay look like chocolate milk, so I would be surprised if we see any good flounder fishing in the next few days.

On Thursday, Zach Rhoad caught and released a mako shark at the Sausages.


THURSDAY, May 17, 2018

9:57 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

Earlier this week, Forest, Susan, Autumn and Colton Otto had good luck fishing north of the Rt. 90 Bridge. they caught flounder up to 22-inches and a 23-inch black drum.

2:33 PM - There was a good striper bite for surfcasters fishing in the suds north of the Indian River Inlet. Keeper fish mixed in with shorties for anglers tossing plugs. Bite was from 8:30 PM to 3:00 in the morning.

Yesterday, Roger Wilson was fishing from the beach on Fenwick Island when he caught and released a 39 1/2-inch striper while fishing with cut bunker.


WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported better sea bass fishing today with fish up to 3.5 lbs. The biggest was caught by Sam Lancaster on squid at an artificial reef. He also had a doubleheader of a 2.5 and 3 pounder.

Ivy Clemente caught some good size bluefish while fishing spec rigs around the Rt. 50 Bridge. She was fishing on the "Ivy Sea" with her dad, Capt. Nick Clemente.

Looks like anglers fishing off Assatague have been getting into some bluefish and a few stripers. Still nothing great.


TUESDAY, May 15, 2018

I guess it was feast or famine on opening day of the Maryland sea bass season. I heard from a couple of captains that it was tough fishing, but some boat did well.

The "Jezebel" ventured 30 miles offshore to an ocean wreck and reported tough fishing. They ended up with 30 sea bass caught on squid and clams.

The charter boat, "All In" had a boat limit of 105 sea bass that were caught on squid at the San Gil and the Marine Electric. Their largest sea bass weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz. and takes the early lead for Heaviest Sea Bass in Maryland.

Danny Cox caught a 22-inch, 4 lb. 9 oz. flounder in the Thorofare.

5:24 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught their limit of tog and then went sea bass fishing. They ended up with 27 tog and 99 sea bass. Fished with green crabs for the tog and squid for the sea bass.

5:50 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" headed to the Jackspot and reported a slow day of sea bass fishing. Ken Yuen did catch a 13.5 lb. tautog while using green crab for bait.

8:32 PM - Frank Steuernagle caught a 19-inch flounder in the Thorofare.


MONDAY, May 14, 2018

Chuck Wenzel caught a 16 3/4-inch flounder in the Thorofare this morning while drifting a Gulp artificial bait.

Anglers on the “Sweetie” went to the African Queen and caught 8 keeper tog on green crabs. The largest measured 28-inches and was caught by Jim Papaccio.


SATURDAY, May 12, 2018

Pretty morning in OC. Looks like it is going to cool off tomorrow though with possible rain. Should be a lot of boats on the water today.

8:41 AM - Updated yesterdays report

1:42 PM - Big Bird Cropper and "Neighbor" Dave Leizear found the bluefish again, today boating 7 on the outside of the South Jetty down towards Assateague beach. Fish were caught on Roy Rigs during the outgoing tide. The largest bluefish measured 31-inches and weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. They also released 9 short stripers. Water temp was around 58-degrees.

Keeper tautog were caught by anglers fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge this morning and some were hooked around the South Jetty.

Flounder are being caught up in the Thorofare.

1:59 PM - A few boats drifted in the bay behind Assateague from the Duck Blinds down to the Assateague Bridge. Only throwback flounders were caught.

3:30 PM - Hugh Thomas and Mrya Cropper teamed up to land a 37 1/2-inch striper while fishing with bunker in the suds off Assateague Island.

Hugh Thomas Cropper also landed an 8 lb. 4 oz. chopper bluefish while fishign with bunker off Assateague Island.

John Dilworth was fishing on the beach a mile from the entrance to the off-road area on Assateague Island when he caught a 37-inch, 21 3/4 lb. striper. The fish was caught on a sand flea.

3:58 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "On the Run" had 3 keeper tautog and a dozen throwbacks while fishing at the South Jetty this morning.


FRIDAY, May 11, 2018

Nice day in Ocean City. When I went across the Rt. 50 Bridge around noon, the bay water looked beautiful. Very blue!

Tina Rinker from Washington state caught her very first fish, a pair of 18-inch flounder while drifting near the Rt. 90 Bridge. Used minnows for bait. Was fishing with Randy Rinker, Greg Burk and Dan Betz. They tried fishing the flats, but had no luck.

Looks like surfcasters fishing off Assateague Island are hooking into some bigger bluefish and stripers. Action hasn't been red hot. Also seeing some black drum.

3:55 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a good day of tog fishing, catching their limit and releasing a bunch more. Victor Felechio led the way, releasing a 17.6 pounder after hooking it on a sand flea in 75-feet of water.

UPDATE: Mike Johnston had another good day slow trolling in the Thorofare. Ended up with 4 keeper flounder on Gulp and belly meat.


WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018

9:38 PM - Big Bird Cropper and Dave Hrycyk found the bluefish again today, this time on the inside of the South Jetty down the southside towards the Assateague Beach. The guys caught the bluefish on Roy Rigs and ended up with 9 in the box. They also caught around 8 small stripers also.

Bluefish were snapping around the Rt. 50 Bridge this afternoon.

John Unkart said that there was a pretty good bite today on Assateague Island. John got 6 bluefish, weighing up to 12 lbs. and a black drum.

Yesterday, Jon Grove, Damian Jorss and Ali Grove caught 3 black drum from the Fenwick Island beach. Fish ranged from 21-24 inches. They also caught a big bluefish as well.


MONDAY, May 7, 2018

9:07 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

Water temperature in the OC Inlet is ranging from 55 to 57-degrees.

5:22 PM - Mike Johnston was at it again. He caught his limit of flounder, measuring up to 21-inches, while slow trolling over the Thorofare flats. Used Aqua-Clear rigs tipped with Gulp and bellies. Water temp was 71-degrees.


SUNDAY, May 6, 2018

9:27 AM - Very gloomy, foggy day in OC this morning. Cooled off a bit. If the sun ever decides to come out, it could be nice. Flounder bite looks to be turning on in the bay. Thorofare and over the flats have produced lately but some fish have also come from the bay behind Assateague.

Haven't heard that much from surfcasters on Assateague. Looks like they are still battling skates with some black drum being caught more towards the VA end.

2:22 PM - Haley Vest just returned from drifting the Thorofare with a 22 1/2-inch, 4 lb. 3 oz. flounder she caught on a white Gulp artificial bait. Haley was fishing with her dad, Reese Vest.

It looks like a quiet day on the bay. It was a little foggy in the Inlet and I didn't see any boats out there fishing when I was taking a picture at Atlantic Tackle. There also weren't any boats fishing along the rocks in the West Channel.

6:45 PM - John and Matthew Papathakis caught a couple of tautog in the OC Inlet today on sand fleas. Fish measured 17 and 18-inches.

Also heard that anglers caught nice size bluefish pretty good last night around 9pm while fishing off the Oceanic Pier.

Kurt Howell on the "Reel Vibrations" reported that they went out to the San Gil wreck and hooked a 150-175 lb. mako shark. They had it on the circle hook for 15 minutes before it shook free. They also caught tautog measuring up to 22-inches and released an Atlantic cod. Water temperature was 54-degrees.

This morning, black drum were caught by anglers fishing from the beach at Herring Point.

UPDATE: There were some nice size tog caught by anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound". Alex Cortezio released an 18 lb. female tog Ate a green crab in 45-feet of water. Bill Pissaro released a 16 pounder in 75-feet of water off the coast of DE.

Hunter Walsh caught a 21-inch flounder in the Lewes Canal while drifting bucktails tipped with Gulp.


SATURDAY, May 5, 2018

8:50 AM - It looks like there was a good bite over the flats in the Thorofare and in the channel as well. Slow trollers picked up some nice fish on the flats and as you saw in yesterdays report, the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 6 nice fish while drifting in the Thorofare channel. I didn't hear of anyone doing well around the Jetty, but I would imagine anglers would find bluefish and small stripers there for the taking. I am surprised here aren't more chopper bluefish in the surf.

1:15 PM - The charter boat, "Get Sum" returned from their morning trip with 4 flounder and a bluefish in the box. Largest flounder was 20 1/4-inches. Bluefish looked to be around 12-inches. One flattie was caught in the Thorofare, one by the Rt. 50 Bridge and two in the bay behind Assateague Island. All on white gulp at the end of the incoming tide and beginning of the outgoing tide. Water temp was between 64 and 68-degrees.

During a trip aboard the headboat, "Judith M", Lou Collins caught a 23-inch tautog on a squid bait at the Jackspot.


FRIDAY, May 4, 2018

10:07 AM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" just reported in that he has 5 flounder in the box while fishing in the Thorofare using Gulp for bait.

11:09 AM - Anglers fishing off Assateague Island continue to catch numerous skates and blowtoads.

Denny Raber caught 3 keeper flounder, measuring up to 21 1/2-inches, while fishing with minnows in the Indian River Bay.

2:06 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" returned with 6 flounder in the box, measuring up to 23-inches and weighing 4 lbs. 11 oz. Anglers included Kevin, Randy and Jeff Garner and Rick and Kevin Hess. All of the fish were caught while drifting in the Thorofare with Gulp Swimming Mullets.


THURSDAY, May 3, 2018

1:17 PM - Finally some good news on recreational fishing regulations. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission revised ther 2018 black sea bass regulations for DE, MD, VA & NC to the following:

12.5" minimum size
Season open from May 15 to December 31

This eliminates the closure originally set for September 22nd to October 21st.

4:24 PM - I received a report today from Capt. Mark Hoos on the charter boat, "Marli". He took out a group from Pasadena, MD and they caught 3 big stripers while trolling parachute rigs in front of the Gas Dock.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" ended up with 3 keeper flounder in the box after fishing the flats with white Gulp artificial baits. Their fish measured 16 3/4, 16 3/4 and 17-inches.


WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018

The first issue is on the street. If you live in the Salisbury/Fruitland area, you can now pick papers up at DIY Marine in Fruitland (319 S Division St). We also drop papers off at Pittsville Ford if that is close to you.


TUESDAY, May 1, 2018

** The first issue of the Coastal Fisherman hits the streets tomorrow. Enjoy!

5:04 PM - Big Bird Cropper and Dave Hrycyk returned with a 33-inch, 9 lb. 1 oz. bluefish in the box, the heaviest one caught so far this season. They found bluefish on the top with small stripers underneath while tossing Roy Rigs on the outside of the South Jetty down towards Assateague beach.


MONDAY, April 30, 2018

Am glad to see April come and go. Not one of the greatest starts to the fishing season.

Surfcasters fishing off Assateague Island this past weekend tangled with a lot of skates in addition to small stripers (15"-20") and some black drum. The small schoolies were right in the wash and were hooked on a variety of baits including sand fleas, bunker and artificial soft baits. I really hope the striper bite turns on for anglers fishing from the beach because they really put in their time and deserve a good spring striper run.

5:30 PM - Mike Johnston, Brett Oliver and Dan Lewis caught 6 flounder, up to 20-inches, while slow trolling over the Thorofare flats. Used Aqua Clear rigs tipped with Gulp.


SUNDAY, April 29, 2018

It looks like it is trying to be a nice day in OC. Overcast and rainy early this morning but the sun is trying to poke it's head out. Kinda of cool. Small craft advisory today. Winds 16 mph.

I received reports from anglers yesterday that the wind was really honking up on the Thorofare flats. Drifting was tough but slow trollers were able to catch a few.

Lamont Hilbert caught a 19-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island on a Gulp artificial bait.

Mike and David Burt took Wendy and Collin Beall down to Onancock, VA and trolled the flats. Wendy and Collin each caught and released a 40-inch red drum, both citation fish.

On a side note, I'm not known for keeping a very clean truck, but I got it detailed by Wax on Wheels in West Ocean City and it looks absolutely amazing!!!! Man they do nice work over there and were very reasonable. Just had to let folks know. Nice to see people take pride in their work!!!

3:56 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" hit 6-7 wrecks and had 11 tautog in the 6 to 7 lb. range. Windy conditions made it challenging. Water temp is up into the 50's. Conditions made bait presentation tough.


SATURDAY, April 28, 2018

Anglers picked at flounder today, mainly over the Thorofare flats. Slow trolling was definitely the ticket.

Mike Johnston boated 4 keeper flounder on the troll.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 1 short flounder in the South Bay near Frontier Town and 3 short tautog along the rocks in the West Channel (Martha's Landing).

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they took a reef building trip and dropped 6.5 tons of block on the Bass Grounds, creating more reefsites for local anglers and a good spot for divers. On the way home they caught a bunch of short tautog and a couple of keepers.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a good day, with 12 tautog weighing over 10 lbs.. Their largest weighed 19 lbs. With most being females, the anglers only kept a couple. Fish were caught at 3 different wrecks.


FRIDAY, April 27, 2018

Vicki Welsh was drifting a chunk of cut spot in the Lewes Canal and caught a 21-incher flounder.


THURSDAY, April 26, 2018

The Ocean City Fishing Community lost a legend with the passing of Tom "Kingbone" Jones on Tuesday. Tom was owner of the "Kingfisher", a long-time Ocean City angler and tournament participant. Great guy! You can find his obituary in the "Breaking News" section on this website.

9:09 AM - Getting multiple reports of plenty of small stripers being caught around both the Rt. 50 and Rt. 90 Bridges. None large enough to keep, but fun to catch on light tackle.


WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018

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11:38 AM - Looks like Capt. Mark Hoos on the charter boat "Marli" has put his anglers on some nice size Chesapeake Bay rockfish. Gregory Martin of Sykesville, MD hooked a 51-incher on an Old Man Parachute Rig in 45-feet of water. Helen Pantoulus caught a 50-incher during the trip. Both were caught south of Hooper's Island.

Received reports of bluefish in the surf and a lot of skates.

11:55 AM - Fenwick Tackle reported that Alyson Airey caught a 26-inch, 7 lb. 8 oz. flounder while fishing around the Rt. 90 Bridge last weekend. Caught while slow trolling a bucktail tipped with a Gulp.


SUNDAY, April 22, 2018

Anglers on the charter boat "Fish Bound" returned with some nice size tog from 40 feet of water. The largest was a 16 pounder caught by Eddie Santiago in 80-feet of water near "B" Buoy. Eddie who also released a female tog estimated at over 20 lbs. There were also a couple of 14 pounders caught by Ray Muiz and Augie Gee.

Short stripers were caught by the Rt. 90 and Rt. 50 Bridges. Fish were in the 15 to 17-inch range.

A group of Ocean City anglers on the "G-FORCE" ventured over to Tangier Sound and caught 4 stripers between 43 and 48-inches.

Tim and Tyler Tribbitt heading down to a Virginia barrier island and hooked into some nice size red and black drum. Their largest were a 63 lb. black drum and a 47-inch red drum that was released. All caught on peelers and clams.

Some flounder were caught this weekend by slow trollers over the Thorofare flats.

Plenty of short tautog were found on the Purnell Reef.

Anglers on the 'Sweetie" went to the African Queen and caught tautog weighing up to 12 lbs. and a fair amount of nice size sea bass that were released.


FRIDAY, April 20, 2018

11:29 AM - Delaware just announced that they are taking minimum flounder size down to 16 1/2-inches. See Breaking News section.


THURSDAY, April 19, 2018

3:00 PM - Allen Sklar stopped by the office to have his picture taken with the 30-inch black drum he caught this morning while surfcasting off Assateague Island. Allen used a sand flea to fool the black drum.


WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018

1:20 PM - Angler Mike Johnston on the "Hell Bent" was slow trolling a white Gulp artificial bait across the Thorofare flats this morning and hooked a 19 1/2-inch flounder. Mike was joined by fellow angler Jeremy Hale.

8:05 PM - It wasn’t a very pretty day in the ocean but that didn’t stop anglers on the “Fish Bound” from returning with 5 tog in the box. Largest weighed 23 lbs. 9 oz. Next heaviest was a 14 pounder. All caught in 100+ feet of water on green crabs.


MONDAY, April 16, 2018

9:51 AM - Another absolutely crappy day in Ocean City. Windy and there was a lot of rain last night into this morning.

I received an email from a reader asking me to alert everyone that the markers in the West Channel are "WAY off". They are around 100 yards east of where they are supposed to be.

10:40 AM - I am hearing that there is still a chance that we will go to 72-inches for the minimum size on mako sharks this season. Currently, it stands at 83-inches.


SATURDAY, April 14, 2018

It was another breezy day in Ocean City, but not as bad as it has been. The ocean was R-O-U-G-H. Some anglers were able to hit the Thorofare flats for some flounder fishing.

Mike Tuel caught the first flounder of the season while fishing with Chris Tilghman, north of the Thorofare flats. Used a bucktail and minnow. Fish measured 18.5-inches.

John Meyers was slow trolling on the Thorofare flats and caught a 17-inch flounder while fishing with Travis Brown. "Hoss" used a chartreuse Gulp to fool the 2nd flattie caught this season.


WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018

4:42 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" just returned with 22 tautog in the box, weighing up to 19.9 lbs. They also released a bunch of other togs during the trip including another female that weighed close to 20 lbs. All were caught on green crabs in 44-degree water.

Commercial netters continue to have good results right off the Ocean City surf. Fish are good size, with averages in the 26 to 28 lb. range. Fish are tight so surfcasters should be getting into them.


TUESDAY, April 10, 2018

9:08 AM - Received a report this morning that good size stripers are right off the Ocean City coast and in the surf.


MONDAY, April 9, 2018

10:00 AM - Another beautiful day in Ocean City... NOT! It's just been a horrible spring and it certainly isn't helping with water temperatures.

I did hear that the commercial netters really got into the striped bass late last week but had to head far south to get them.

I also heard from the owner of the headboat, "Judith M". They are looking for part-time relief captains. If you are interested, call Capt. John Bunting at 410-726-8439.

3:26 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with their limit of 24 tautog caught on clams and green crabs in 45-feet of water. They also released a bunch of female tog that are getting ready to spawn. The largest fish of the day weighed 14 lbs.


FRIDAY, April 6, 2018

10:33 AM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" stopped in the office today and said that he is looking for a full-time mate this season. If interested, stop by the boat at the Ocean City Fishing Center or email Capt. Monty at mhawkins@morningstarfishing.com.

3:46 PM - if you are looking for some catch and release action you can find some short stripers around the Rt. 90 Bridge.


THURSDAY, April 5, 2018

9:37 AM - I received a report this morning from an angler who was watching bluefish run bait up onto the sandbars south of the Rt. 50 Bridge. One diving bird came up with a bluefish that he said looked to be in the 16-inch range.

Hopefully, we will start to see stripers moving up the coast. It is getting around that time and I heard that the commercial netters are already starting to set their gear just off the coast.

Two days ago, anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" fished in 40-feet of water and caught some nice size tautog. David Jones caught an 11 pounder on clams. Bill Pissaro caught and released a 14 pounder that also was fooled with a chunk of clam. Water temps were in the 41-42 degree range.


WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018

10:31 AM - It should be noted that there is a difference between the Maryland and Federal cobia regulations, but for those heading back to a Maryland dock, you will need to follow the Maryland regulations since that is where the fish is landed. Federal regulations right now are for a 36-inch fish (fork length) with 1 fish per person/day or up to 6 fish per day/boat, whichever is most restrictive.


TUESDAY, April 3, 2018

12:00 PM - See Breaking News section for MD Public Notice on tautog regs.

4:00 PM - See Breaking News section for 2018 cobia regulations. Looks like the feds required Maryland to enact cobia regulations and they are now the same as Virginia's.


MONDAY, April 2, 2018

For those of you who are looking forward to striper fishing in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay an its tidal tributaries, the fishing season opens at 5:00 AM on April 21st and continues through midnight on May 15th. The catch limit is 1 fish per person/perday with a size limit of 35 inches or larger. Sizes and creels will change on May 16th and the entire MD portion of the bay and tributaries will open on June 1st with the MD Fisheries Service looking to advance emergency regulations that would decrease the minimum size from 20-inches to 19-inches. This emergency action would not affect the spring season.


THURSDAY, March 29, 2018

On Wednesday, the US Court of Special Appeals ruled in favor of the White Marlin Open, ending the appeal by Phil Heasley, angler and owner of the Kalliannasa, regarding their disqualification from the 2016 White Marlin Open. The $2,800,000 in award money will be split between other category winners with over $2,000,000 going to the crew on the "Hubris". See story in Breaking News section.


WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018

Received a report yesterday from angler, Rich Bell who saw the birds diving just off our coast. He said that he witnessed 2 birds dive and come to the beach with fish in their mouth. One had a bluefish and the other had a large bunker. The bluefish was around 16-inches.


MONDAY, March 26, 2018

Maryland officially set the 2018 flounder regs. They liberalized the minimum size, taking it to 16.5-inches. Creel is still 4 fish per person. See "Breaking News" section for press release.

Over the weekend, I received several reports of incredibly large flocks of gannets bombing the waters just off the beach in Ocean City. Nobody was fishing underneath, so nobody is sure of what they were diving on. Bets are they were schools of bunker.


TUESDAY, March 20, 2018

A new tuna calcutta has been added to the White Marlin Open. Check out Breaking News section.

A few boats have ventured out recently in search of tog and found very cold water conditions with temps hovering aound 40-degrees.. However, some nice fish were boated. An angler on the "Fish Bound" caught a 15 pounder a couple of days ago.

Yesterday, 5 anglers on the "Fish Bound" ended their day with 14 tog in the box.


WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

See changes to tuna regulations in Breaking News section


WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2017

I spoke to a representative from the MD DNR yesterday and they hadn't heard any rumblings about NOAA considering going to 72-inches on mako sharks but there is a meeting today so maybe something will come out of it today.. Stay tuned.

NOAA released their final summary for 2017 blufin tuna. Here are the recreational angler numbers:

# of bluefin tuna landings = 5,256 fish
total weight of landings = 141.8 metric tons (312,615 lbs)
2017 Quota = 195.2 metic tons (430,342 lbs)
% of 2017 quota caught = 72.6%


TUESDAY, March 6, 2018

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