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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

6.28.16 5:19 pm

by Larry Jock

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016

It was a nasty, nasty day in Ocean City today. Rained pretty hard right up to around 3:30 PM. Had quite a few boats head offshore though. A couple were on overnighters.

3:54 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins on the "Morning Star" reported that they had a good sea bass trip today. High hook had 11 knotheads. Largest was 19 1/2-inches. Nobody got any flatties.

4:47 PM - The charter boat, "Spring Mix II" went to the Chicken Bone and returned with 3 bluefin tuna. Hooked on ballyhoo.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Katydid" caught 32 flounder on squid, shiners and smelt at the Old Grounds. Heaviest weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz.


MONDAY, June 27, 2016

6:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are starting in the Poor Man's Canyon today. They already have a gaffer dolphin in the boat. Lots of boats in the Poor Man's this morning.

7:20 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are letting some little yellowfins go. It's a slow pick this morning with a few gaffer dolphin caught. Water temp is 73-degrees.

10:43 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that not much is going on for tuna in the Poor Man's. A few marlin have been released and some mahi have been caught.

11:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still slow in the Poor Man's. They did pick up another keeper yellowfin.

1:20 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are getting ready to head back after catching 7 keeper yellowfins and a few dolphin. Overall it was kind of slow. There were a fair amount of throwback yellowfins for everyone.

The "Triggerfish" returned late last night from a trip to the 800/800 with 2 bigeye tuna (144.5 & 149.9 lbs.) and a yellowfin.

The "Low Maintenance" caught a 130 lb. mako shark at the Fingers.

"C-Boys" had a 61 lb. wahoo, 6 yellowfin and 6 mahi from the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "My Cin" had 2 bluefins from the Chicken Bone and 2 mahi from the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 flounder, up to 17 1/2-inches, from the South Jetty during their morning trip.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 7 yellowfin and 3 mahi from 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

During their afternoon trip, the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 4 flounder, up to 18 1/2-inches, from the West Channel.

Nick Papoutsis caught a 28 1/4-inch striper at the Rt. 50 Bridge on a white bucktail.

Anglers on the "Triple S" caught 2 longfin tuna, a yellowfin and a mahi while trolling in the Poor Man's.

Anglers on the "Barbed Wire" caught a pair of yellowfins weighing up to 41 lbs. and a pair of mahi, all at the Poor Man's. Caught on green machines and ballyhoo.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Katydid" caught 6 yellowfins, up to 45.9 lbs., while trolling in the Poor Man's.

Anglers on the "Bella" caught 6 yellowfins and 2 mahi in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Mike Wagner caught 2 flounder (17.5 & 18.5") at the South Jetty.

Tripp Zwirlein released his first white marlin while trolling ballyhoo in the Poor Man's.


SUNDAY, June 26, 2016

6:40 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that fishing is slow in the Poor Man's Canyon. A lot of throwback yellowfins.

8:49 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that fishing continues to be slow in the Poor Man's. He is going to run inshore and look for bluefins.

11:06 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that the yellowfin bite in the Poor Man's is getting a little better.

11:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reporte that they are back in the Poor Man's and have boxed a few keeper yellowfins in addition to releasing a few.

12:56 PM - Looks like the charter boat, "That's Right" never made it inshore, but they are headed there now to look for bluefins. Still a slow pick on yellowfins in the canyons.

"Talkin' Trash" had 6 yellowfins, 2 mahi and went 1 for 3 on white marlin outside the Poor Man's.

Jace Conrad on "Gret's Three J's" caught a 67.6 lb. wahoo in 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

Looks like there was a good flounder bite behind Castaway's Campground.

John Cacchio caught a pair of 17-inch flounder at the South Jetty on a bucktail tipped with white Gulp! Swimming Mullets.


Here's what we saw in the Small Boat Tournament today:

"Joken" weighed 2 flounder (2.4 & 2.6 lbs.), 2 sea bass (1.2 & 1.4 lbs) and 3 tog (4.6, 4.6 & 5.0 lbs.) all from Site 11
"Jezebel" had a 43.6 lb. bluefin tuna caught just outside the Twin Wrecks. They also had a load of sea bass up to 3.2 lbs. and flounder upto 2.8 lbs. Sea bass and flounder were caught at the Great Eastern Reef and the African Queen.
"Offshore Addition" weighed a pair of mahi (11.4 & 12.0 lbs.) caught in 140 fathoms in the Poor Man's.
"Oppor-Tuna-Ty NOX weighed an 11.8 lb. mahi caught in 45 fathoms north of the Washington.
"Nauti Girl" weighed a 40.8 lb. yellowfin caught on a skirted ballyhoo in the Poor Man's.
"Slaughterhouse" weighed a 10.4 lb. mahi caught in the Poor Man's.
"Brenda Lou" weighed a 33.2 lb. yellowfin caught in the Poor Man's.
"Carol's Teakettle" weighed a 29 lb. yellowfin and an 8.2 lb. mahi.


SATURDAY, June 25, 2016

7:00 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are in the Poor Man's Canyon again. They have 4 yellowfins in the box and have thrown back a few short ones. Water temperature is 72-degrees and seas are 3-4 feet.

7:53 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are having a slow pick of yellowfins in 300 fathoms. Water temp is 74-degrees.

9:21 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are just about done. There was a good yellowfin bite this morning with a few nice gaffers thrown in. Water temp was 74-degrees.

10:29 AM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" reported that they have 7 keeper flounder in the box. They are fishing on the outside of the South Jetty and using Gulp! artificial baits. Capt. Nick said the ocean is snotty.

11:49 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" just returned with 8 flounder in the box after fishing with Gulp! and minnow combinations on the outside of the South Jetty. Their 2 largest weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz. and 4 lbs. 14 oz.

2:17 PM - Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" reported that the flounder are really snapping today. He has 5 keepers in the box right now and they have thrown back several short fish. Water in the Inlet is very clear.

7:27 PM - The flounder bite was excellent today. Fish were caught all up and down the bay. The South Jetty, Harbour Island, East Channel and down by the Duck Blinds all produced nice catches of flatties.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" returned with 21 yellowfins and 5 mahi from 100-300 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 17 yellowfins and 5 mahi from 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 14 yellowfins and a mahi from 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Steve Figiel and Daniel Altfather caught their limit of 8 flounder on white Gulp Swimming Mullets. They caught 3 by Harbour Island and 5 down by the Duck Blinds.

Only 2 boats fished during the first day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament and only the charter boat "Lucky Break" came to the scale with 5 flounder. Their 3 largest weighed 2.2, 2.2 and 3.0 lbs.

The 2nd day of the M.S.S.A. Tuna-Ment was held today and here is what we saw:

"Fishizzle" weighed 3 yellowfins (40.0, 42.4 & 42.6 lbs.)
"Vicki's Carat" weighed a pair of yellowfins (42.3 & 47.2 lbs.)
"Eastbound" weighed a 39.3 lb. yellowfin and 3 mahi (5.6, 8.5 & 11.0 lbs)
"Sugarhole" weighed a pair of yellowfins (41.3 & 44.8 lbs.)
"Fintimidator" weighed 2 yellowfins (46.4 & 55.4 lbs.)


FRIDAY, June 24, 2016

Today is the first day of the 3-day MSSA Tuna-ment. Weigh-ins are at Atlantic Tackle from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

7:43 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the yellowfin tuna are really snapping in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon this morning. Mix of throwbacks and keepers in 70-degree water.

9:57 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is a slow pick right now in the Poor Man's Canyon. They have caught 10 yellowfins and released a white marlin. Most boats have plenty of tuna.

11:11 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that his fish box is full and they are headed back to the dock. Sounds like it was a great day for everyone!

2:10 PM - Charter boat, "Ivy Sea" went out to the African Queen and put 5 flounder and a sea bass in the box while fishing with 5-inch Gulp! Swimming Mullet. They they came in caught a flattie in the West Channel.

Budd Heim caught a 25 1/2-inch, 6 lb. 3 oz. flounder on a bucktail tipped with a Gulp! Swimming Mullet in the bay behind Assateague near Marker #11.

Charter boat, "That's Right" returned from 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon with 18 yellowfins and a white marlin release. All were caught on ballyhoo.

6:02 PM - "Playin' Catch" had 5 yellowfins and a mahi in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" returned with 18 yellowfin and a mahi from 100 fathoms just above the Poor Man's Canyon. Everything on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had 3 bluefin tuna and 2 false albacore while trolling Zuker lures in 20 fathoms.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with 23 yellowfins in the box after fishing in 125 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 8 yellowfins and a pair of mahi from 100-125 fathoms just north of the Poor Man's Canyon.

"C-Boys" had 9 yellowfins, 7 mahi and a white marlin release in 70-120 fathoms north of the Poor Man's Canyon in 71-degree water.

"Blood Money" had 10 yellowfins and a mahi from 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Water temp was 72.5-degrees.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" had 5 yellowfins and a white marlin release in 100 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons.

"Muff Diver" had 13 yellowfins, 2 mahi and a 107 lb. mako in 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 4 keeper flounder while fishing at the South Jetty with minnows. Largest flounder measured 23-inches and weighed 5 lbs.

"Tighten Up" had 22 yellowfins and 6 mahi in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 12 yellowfins and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 20 yellowfins and 2 mahi in the Poor Man's.

Charer boat, "Pumpin' Hard" had 12 yellowfins and 4 mahi in the Poor Man's.

"Fish Tricks" had 11 yellowfin and a bigeye tuna in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 11 yellowfins and 2 mahi in the Poor Man's.

"Odinspear" had 20 yellowfins and 3 mahi in the Baltimore Canyon.


THURSDAY, June 23, 2016

6:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are fishing in the Poor Man's Canyon today. They found a floating log and hooked 5 gaffer mahi. They are now back to trolling.

7:41 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported slow going in the Poor Man's. No tuna bites yet. They are working a 2-degree temperature break (71-73)

11:23 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are heading in after fishing in the Poor Man's Canyon. They have 10 yellowfins and some gaffers in the box in addition to a white marlin release. Seas were snotty.

2:23 PM - Storms ripped through the canyon between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyon just as the yellowfin tuna were snapping. A couple of boats lost outriggers but several came home with nice catches.

The charter boat, "That's Right" was in 100 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons and had 9 yellowfins and 5 mahi.

"Bubblehead" took a group from Fishtails out to 140 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons and returned with 5 yellowfins (up to 60 lbs.) and 6 mahi (up to 25 lbs.).

2:55 PM - Charter boat, "Game Changer" just returned with 2 yellowfins and 15 mahi, up to 16 lbs.). Fish were caught on the troll in 140-160 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons.

4:14 PM - "Talkin' Trash" fished in 140 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons where they caught 9 mahi and 5 yellowfins.

5:47 PM - The charter boat, "Restless Lady" fished in 140 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons and ended up with 24 yellowfins and 4 mahi.

Anglers on the "Marli" returned with 16 yellowfins, 2 mahi and 4 bigeye tuna, all from 150 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.


WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016

The only boat that we heard that went fishing today was the charter boat, "Marli" who ended up with 6 yellowfins and 4 mahi after fishing in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Capt. Mark reported water temps at 71 degrees.

ken German caught a pair of sheepshead on the south side of the Indian River Jetty while using sand fleas for bait. His largest weighed 7.7 lbs.


TUESDAY, June 21, 2016

The "Marli" returned with 13 yellowfin tuna and a gaffer dolphin after trolling in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported rough conditions but his anglers caught sea bass up to 3.5 lbs. on a natural reef.


MONDAY, June 20, 2016

It sounds like the yellowfin bite got good yesterday afternoon.

Last night, "That's Right" was between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyon and had 5 yellowfins in the box after only 15 minutes of line in the water (8:36 PM)

7:52 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" is fishing inshore of the Baltimore Canyon and reported that they had a fun night with plenty of sharks. They are fighting their 3rd bigeye tuna. Good action!

8:07 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just landed 3 out of 4 bigeye tuna and are heading home after fishing inshore of the Baltimore Canyon. Other boats are picking at yellowfins.

11:30 AM - Anglers on the "Skattebol" returned late last night with 3 bigeye tuna onboard. The fish were caught in 200 fathoms on trolled ballyhoo. They left at noon on Sunday and returned at 10pm Sunday night. Fish weighed 127, 128 and 138 lbs.

12:05 PM - After an overnight trip on the "That's Right", anglers returned this morning with 3 bigeyes (115, 130 and 220 lbs.) in addition to 6 yellowfins. The bigeyes were caught in 400 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon where Capt. John found water temperatures around 73-degrees. Bigeyes were caught between 6:30 and 8:10 last night.


SUNDAY, June 19, 2016

Beautiful day in Ocean City. Winds have definitely calmed down and boats headed offshore.

7:14 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported in that they are fishing between the Tea Cup and the Baltimore Canyon. A few yellowfins have been caught.

8:22 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a few yellowfins have been caught. Mixed bag with keepers and shorts. Fishing in 70 to 100 fathoms just south of the Wilmington Canyon.

10:42 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow bite for most. He also said that it sounds like the bite is slow for those who went to the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Pretty day on the ocean.

10:57 AM - Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" reported that the flounder bite just seemed to turn on in the bay behind Assateague (northern end). They just put 2 keepers in the box.

11:10 AM - Shirl Herbert just stopped by the office to have her picture taken with the 22-inch, 4 lb. 4 oz. flounder she caught yesterday while drifting a Gulp! and minnow combination behind the OC Airport at the end of the outgoing tide.

12:04 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just released a white marlin and have let go a couple more throwback yellowfins. Fishing in 100 fathoms just south of the Wilmington Canyon.

12:47 PM - Chuck Wenzel caught a 22-inch, 3 lb. 11 oz. flounder on a white Gulp! Swimming Mullet while drifting in the bay behind Castaway's Campground.

1:51 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the yellowfin tuna bite today was slow overall. Some fish were caught below the Washington Canyon and there were a few bites in the Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons.

1:56 PM - Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" said that he had a pair of 18-inch keeper flounder in the bay behind Assateague, north of the OC Airport. Both were caught on Gulp! during the outgoing tide.

2:03 PM - Capt. Kane Bounds on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" took his customers this morning to the edge of Fenwick Shoal where they caught their limit of 16 flounder, weighing up to 3 1/2 lbs. All were caught on minnows and squid.

Tom Adkins on the headboat, "Angler" caught a 2 3/4 lb. black sea bass while dropping a bucktail on a natural reef

2:45 PM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" said that crabbing this morning was very good in the bay. On their sister boat, "Ivy Sea", anglers have a 20-inch flounder in the box while fishing in the bay behind Castaway's Campground.

2:54 Pm - Andrew and Keith Jobes stopped by the office to have their pictures taken with a pair of flounder they caught on white Gulp! and squid in the Middle Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. The fish measured 19 and 20-inches with the heaviest weighing 2 lbs. 14 oz.

3:12 PM - The crew on the "Fish Bones" caught their limit of flounder (20) YESTERDAY while jigging with cut bait, shiners and squid near "B" Buoy. Their largest flattie measured 23-inches and weighed 4 lbs. 3 oz.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned from the Baltimore Canyon with 8 yellowfins and a mahi. All were caught on skirted ballyhoo and spreader bars.

4:23 PM - Yesterday, a man who was clamming on the sandbar behind Bahia Marina stabbed an 8 lb. flounder with a clam rake and I have been bombarded with quesitons from folks as to whether this is legal. I just spoke to a MD DNR Police Officer and he said that right now it is illegal to gig a flounder or kill it by stabbing it with something other than a speargun. Therefore, the killing of the flounder with the clam rake would be considered against the law.

5:27 PM - Charter boat, "Grande Pez" returned from 500 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon with a yellowfin tuna, the first for junior angler, Wyatt Hale.

John Daveler caught a 27-inch, 8 lb flounder during a trip aboard the headboat, "Capt. Bob II". The fish was part of a doubleheader caught on a white Gulp! artificial bait at the Old Grounds.

Mike Volz caught a 28 1/2-inch flounder that weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz. while fishing at "B" Buoy.

7:38 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" ended up with 11 yellowfins and 4 mahi in 70 fathoms below the Washington Canyon.

"Talkin' Trash" had 11 yellowfins, 2 mahi, went 1 for 2 on white marlin and lost a bluefin that was over 100 inches. All in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" were driftin the edge of Fenwick Shoal and caught their limit of 16 flounder with fish weighing up to 3.5 lbs.

7:30 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had a great day, returning with 5 bigeye tuna, 8 yellowfins and 4 mahi. All were caught in 200 fathoms just south of the Wilmington Canyon.


SATURDAY, June 18, 2016

1:56 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" returned with 5 flounder, up to 20-inches, along with some clams and 3/4 of a bushel of crabs. The flounder were caught on Gulp! and minnows around the beginning of the outgoing tide in the bay behind Assateague Island.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported rough sea conditions but they did catch sea bass up to 3 lbs. at a natural reef.


FRIDAY, June 17, 2016

12:43 PM - I just received a picture of a 65 lb. bluefin tuna that as caught at the Hambone on Wednesday by the crew on "Grace On".


THURSDAY, June 16, 2016

9:59 AM - There are quite a few offshore boats in the canyons today. Trying to get their last shot in this morning befor things start to blow up.

Ron Smith swung by the office today to have his picture with the 44-inch striper he caught last night at 11:00 while fishing from the 2nd Street Bulkhead.

4:48 PM - Anglers on the "Primary Search" returned from an overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon with 6 yellowfins, 1 mahi and a 147 lb. mako. All from 250 fathoms.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 5 yellowfins and a pair of bigeye tuna from the Washington Canyon. The bigeyes weighed 127 and 157 lbs.

Anglers on the "Michael D" took an overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon and hooked a 231 lb. mako shark on a whole bluefish.

Anglers fishing on the headboat, "Judy V" got a morning trip in and anglers caught flounder up to 17-inches at Site 10.

9:03 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" had a 35 lb. wahoo, a yellowfin and a mahi from 100 fathoms below the Washington.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 4 keeper flounder this afternoon in addition to a pair of stripers, 25 throwback flounder and a load of throwback tautog. Their largest flounder measured 19-inches. Fish were caught by the South Jetty and in the bay behind Assateague Island, from the Airport north to the big houses on the West side of the bay.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 12 yellowfins, a white marlin release and 30+ yellowfin releases from 500 fathoms below the Washington Canyon.


WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016

7:51 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are fishing between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Most boats are hooking into a lot of small fish. No keepers yet.

8:15 AM - Received an early morning report from James Coats. He and his buddies fished from sunrise to 8:00 AM. They first tried the South Jetty for striped bass but didn't do well. They switched over to flounder fishing in the East Channel at the end of the incoming tide and did well with numerous hook-ups and one 19-inch keeper. At dead high tide, they started throwing bucktails around the Rt. 50 Bridge and had stripers on every cast including a 41-incher that came loose during the fight.

9:18 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that his anglers are getting plenty of action with small yellowfins. Nice day in the Norfolk.

10:48 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite is still slow in the Norfolk Canyon. Lots of boats down there.

1:53 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported that they had good fishing for sea bass and flounder. They had one angler catch his limit of flounder, with fish weighing up to 3 lbs. 8 oz.

1:58 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it was a long day. A few boats did well and some struggled down between the Washington and Norfolk. There were a lot of boats and a lot of throwback yellowfins.

6:10 PM - Anglers on the "Reel Freedom" boated a 104 lb. bigeye and 2 yellowfins while trolling in 600 fathoms in the Washington Canyon. All on ballyhoo.

Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" called in to report that the afternoon flounder bite was much better than this morning. Capt. Jason said that the incoming tide brought cleaner water and once the sun popped out, the fish started chewing. Right now, they have 3 keepers in the box.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had a great day, ending up with 12 really nice yellowfins from 55 fathoms in the Norfolk Canyon. Capt. Mark said they got covered up with smaller yellowfins right out of the gate, with 1 keeper out of 25 hooked. He made the smart decision to move on and found the larger fish (35-45 lbs)

Anglers on the "Fighting Lady" fished in 50-200 fathoms between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons where they went 9 for 11 on yellowfins, with keepers weighing between 40 adn 50 lbs.

Bill Kunst caught a 7 lb. 10 oz. flounder while fishing with cut bait and squid at "A" Buoy.

Anglers on the "Always Something" returned from an overnight trip with 3 bigeyes, up to 103 lbs., 12 yellowfins and 3 mahi. They said that the bigeyes were caught on the southern end of the Norfolk Canyon and the yellowfins came from between the Washington Canyon and the northeast corner of the Norfolk. They also released 25 other yellowfins, a mako and a hammerhead.


TUESDAY, June 14, 2016

8:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that everyone is picking at yellowfins in 50-70 fathoms below the Crotch. A lot of skippes and throwback yellowfins. They did release a white marlin and have a few yellowfins in the box. All meat bites. Water temp 65 to 71.

9:43 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they have a steady pick of yellowfins. Most boats have between 5 and 10 in the box.

10:31 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that action has slowed down. Starting to search.

11:47 AM - Dave Neumayer reported that there was a good flounder bite on the ocean side of the South Jetty this morning from 7:00 to 8:30 AM. They caught a 17-incher and had 12 throwbacks. All on Gulp! and minnow combinations. Dave said the water was very clean.

12:21 PM - The charter boat, "Lucky Break" returned from their morning trip with 8 flounder up to 21-inches caught on shad darts tipped with Gulp! Swimming Mullets or live minnows. Fish were caught in the bay behind Assateague from a little south of the opening to the bay down to behind Frontier Town.

1:28 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that everyone had a good day today. Lots of yellowfin action in the morning. Washington Canyon is looking good!

4:39 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great day of flounder fishing today. The morning group had 8 keeper flounder and the afternoon group had another 5 keepers, up to 19-inches. They also had 10 throwbacks. All of the fish were caught on Gulp! and minnows. Capt. Jason Mumford said that the best bite was at the beginning of the incoming tide, from the OC Airport up to the large homes on the west side. The other good news is that Capt. Jason reported that they are covered in sea lice, meaning they just rolled in from the ocean. Game on!

6:27 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" ended up with 7 yellowfins and a white marlin release from 200 fathoms below the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" ended up with 17 yellowfins, 2 mahi and a white marlin release from 150 fathoms south of the Washington Canyon.


MONDAY, June 13, 2016

Received a late report from Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right". They left late today and headed to below the Washington Canyon. Found a lot of throwback with a few keepers mixed in. They also found some gaffer mahi. Water temp was 71-degrees in 100 fathoms. They caught their last keepers around 5:30 PM and headed home. Once again, Capt. John said that all their bites were on meat.

9:50 PM - Dave Neumayer reported that they caught flounder on the ocean side of the South Jetty this afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 PM while using Gulp and minnow combinations. Their 2 keepers measured 17 and 19.5-inches. They also caught a few shorts.


SUNDAY, June 12, 2016

It was another windy day and after enduring rough seas yesterday, almost everyone decided to stay a the dock today. I say "almost" because although I didn't hear of a single person going out, I'm sure at least 1 die hard gave it a try.


SATURDAY, June 11, 2016

8:44 AM - An absolutely beautiful morning in Ocean City. Sun is shining... high is supposed to be around 82-degrees and wind is minimal.

Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they have 6 yellowfins in the box. They are fishing in 100 fathoms outside the Crotch in 72-degree water.

10:40 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" just called to say that the sea conditions in the canyons is a little choppy. Wind out of the southwest at 20 mph. They are having a slow pick on yellowfins.

11:31 AM - Anglers on the "Tide Up" just returned from an overnight trip with a 116 lb. mako shark they caught on a bluefish fillet from 10 miles east of the Hot Dog. They also caught and released a tiger shark, estimated at 300 lbs. Conditions were getting worse this morning they said.

11:33 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the tuna action has slowed in the Washington Canyon. Most boats have 6-10 in the box.

12:07 PM - Anglers on the "Finatic" had a 127 lb. mako shark caught on a whole bluefish at the Marine Electric.

"Primary Search" had 9 yellowfins and a mahi caught in 200 fathoms outside the Crotch in 71-degree water. All on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Anglers on the "Magic Moment" went out yesterday afternoon for an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole and by 8:30 last night they had 13 yellowfins, up to 45 lbs., in the box. They also released 7 other yellowfins in 68-degree water.

4:55 PM = Chuck Wenzel and Pete Renzi caught a pair of flounder in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge and a sea bass at the Jimmy Jackson Reef. The largest flounder measured 19-inches and was muscled in by Pete.

"Ole School" had 11 yellowfins and a pair of mahi in 63.5-degree water at the Bigeye Hole. Caught on Squidnation Flippy Floppy's and ballyhoo.

"Haulin' N Ballin'" had 15 yellowfins, caught mostly on trolled ballyhoo, from 200 fathoms between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. (650 line)

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 9 yellowfins and 2 mahi from 100 fathoms outside the Crotch.

I did hear that the striper bite at the South Jetty last night and this morning was nothing like it has been. Very slow.

Short tautog were caught around the South Jetty and along the rocks in the West Channel by Martha's Landing (big houses south of the entrance to the OC Fishing Center).

5:04 PM - Anthony Roselli drifted the flats, north of the Thorofare and caught a pair of keeper flounder that measured 17 and 18-inches. He also had 2 throwbacks and battled 4 skates. Flatties were caught in 5-feet of water (68-degrees) on minnow and squid combinations.

Anglers on the "Fish Bones" went to the Old Grounds and caught 15 flounder and 13 sea bass.

5:46 PM - Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 11 yellowfins and 4 mahi from 200 fathoms just south of the Crotch.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 5 yellowfins and 3 mahi from 100 fathoms between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Seas were sporty! Most of the bites were on ballyhoo

Skip Courtney reported nothing but false albacore for them at the Sausages, Hot Dog and the Twin Wrecks.

5:51 PM - Anglers on "DA Chief" fished in 200 fathoms just south of the Washington Canyon and had 3 bigeyes up to 84 lbs., 4 yellowfins and 4 mahi.

6:31 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" fished in 200 fathoms between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons and returned with a 203 lb. bigeye tuna, 7 yellowfins and a pair of mahi. The rod broke with only 10-feet of line remaining until they could get a hold of the leader.

Anglers on the "Katydid" out of Lewes, DE


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