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Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

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Indian River Marina - 800-999-8119

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Angler Restaurant & Marina - 410-289-7424

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Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

Barbed Wire
Bahia Marina - 717-404-3331

Bay Bee
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-213-1121

Bill$ 4 Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-726-4829

Billfisher
Sunset Marina - 240-372-8117

Blood Money
Sunset Marina - 410-490-0035

Boss Hogg
Sunset Marina - 410-458-1164

Buckshot
Sunset Marina - 443-783-2765

C Boys
Sunset Marina - 410-251-1889

Cah-Ching
Bahia Marina - 732-735-0922

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Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

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Indian River Marina - 443-497-3232

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Indian River Marina - 410-829-0311

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Indian River Marina - 302-260-4347

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Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

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Indian River Marina - 302-632-7535

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Sunset Marina - 410-703-9191

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Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

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Sunset Marina - 443-605-5520

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Indian River Marina - 302-270-7999

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- 302-645-8862

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Bahia Marina - 941-822-1419

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Bahia Marina - 410-835-8266

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Indian River Marina - 302-245-2836

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Ocean City Fishing Center - 240-832-6927

Game On
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-213-1121

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Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-497-3715

Get Sum
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-430-5709

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Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

High Hook
Indian River Marina - 302-242-5635

Husevo
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-632-2374

Ivy Sea
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-430-5709

Jade II
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-420-3781

Judith M
Bahia Marina - 410-289-7438

Judy V.
Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

Just Got Reel
Indian River Marina - 908-399-6245

Karen Sue
Indian River Marina - 302-539-1359

Katydid
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 302-858-7783

Last $
Indian River Marina - 302-462-6135

Last Call
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-783-3699

Lisa
Talbot Street Pier - 301-467-6762

Little Miss Ene
Indian River Marina - 484-843-3432

Lucky Break Inshore Charters
Frontier Town - 443-513-2006

M.R. Ducks
Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

Marli
Sunset Marina - 410-456-7765

Mayb Mayb Knot
Indian River Marina - 302-401-8033

Michael D
Indian River Marina - 302-218-3761

Miss Donna
Indian River Marina - 302-740-3731

Moore Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-251-4203

Morning Star
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-520-2076

Mugger
Talbot Street Pier - 800-322-3065

My Cin
Sunset Marina - 443-944-6122

No Quarter
Sunset Marina - 302-353-8488

Oasis
Sunset Marina - 410-490-2628

Ocean City Guide Service
- 301-991-3308

Odinspear
Sunset Marina - 772-285-9478

Playmate
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-822-1918

Playtime
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-627-8189

Prime Hook
Indian River Marina - 410-603-4131

Pumpin' Hard
Sunset Marina - 410-726-1353

Razorback
Indian River Marina - 302-602-0161

Reel Chaos
Sunset Marina - 609-685-0704

Reel Direct
Ocean City Fishing Center - 717-747-9347

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Indian River Marina - 410-454-5966

Restless Lady
Talbot Street Pier - 443-373-3413

Rhonda's Osprey
Sunset Marina - 410-977-9669

Rusty Reel
Indian River Marina - 717-476-4035

Spring Mix
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-463-8902

Stalker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-373-7764

That’s Right
Fisherman's Marina - 305-481-6527

The Natural
Sunset Marina - 301-704-7231

Tighten Up
Sunset Marina - 410-251-2099

Tortuga
Bahia Marina - 410-251-5859

Virginia
Bahia Marina - 410-746-3966

Whatever Guide Service
Silver Point Lane - 410-213-2465 or 443-880-0253

White Lightning
Sunset Marina - 410-365-8892

Wrecker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-507-4150

Yellowfin
Bahia Marina - 410-310-4044

Zipper
Sunset Marina - 866-947-2639

Fishing Report

7.21.19 7:05 pm

FISHING REPORT

by Larry Jock 






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SUNDAY, July 21, 2019


It was a fairly busy scale at the Marlin Club Kids Tournament yesterday.  I couldn't release any information because the final day of fishing wasn't until today.  



We saw mackerel and bluefish caught on inshore reefs.  



Sea bass at the Great Eastern Reef.  



Bluefish just outside the OC INlet and at Great Gull.  



Flounder at Winter Quarter Shoal, around the South Jetty, at the Jackspot and in the West Channel.  



False albacore at the Jackspot.



Mahi in the Baltimore, in the Washington, at the Lumpy Bottom, at the Hambone and in the Poor Man's.  



King mackerel at the Jackspot and outside Great Gull.  



White marlin in the Baltimore and deep outside the Baltimore.  



Yellowfins deep in the Baltimore.  



Wahoo outside the Baltimore and outside the Poor Man's.




5:00 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 1 yellowfin, 19 mahi and 30 tilefish.  Caught in the Baltimore Canyon.



On the charter boat, "Zipper", anglers caught a 54 lb. wahoo and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.




6:00 PM - The scales closed on the final day of the Marlin Club Kid's Classic.  We saw:

Flounder caught in the East Channel, at Little Gull Shoal, at Winter Quarter Shoal, at the Old Grounds and at the Bass Grounds.



Bluefish caught at the 1st Lump, around the Rt. 50 Bridge and by the South Jetty.



Yellowfins caught in the Baltimore Canyon.



Mackerel caught at the 1st Lump.



Cobia caught at Little Gull Shoal.



White marlin caught deep outside the Poor Man's Canyon and in the Baltimore Canyon.



Wahoo caught deep outside the Poor Man's.



Dolphin caught in the Baltimore.



Blue marlin caught in 800 fathoms outside the Baltimore Canyon.




7:04 PM - The big news today were the number of cobia that were hooked and the many, many that were seen. Reports came in from boats that saw over 20 cobia cruising the surface.






SATURDAY, July 20, 2019


Gonna be a hot one today.  Parking lots don't look as full as they normally would on a Saturday in late July.  Heat may have kept some folks at home plus offshore fishing is tough right now.



There are definitely cobia roaming the coast.  I have had reports of fish from down by Winter Quarter Shoal up to Indian River.  A couple of days ago, Ayrton Pryor and Jacob Lewis caught a 40 pounder around Little Gull Shoal.  Hooked it on a bucktail.



Bob Engler caught a 29-inch, 8 lb. 13 oz. flounder at the Old Grounds while using minnows for bait.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" caught 3 flounder in the bay behind Assateague.  Largest was 18-inches.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported very slow sea bass fishing today.  High hook had 9 fat ones.  Fish are showing up thick on the sounder, just not biting.  One angler did catch and release a 25-inch tog.



On the charter boat, "Katydid", anglers caught 24 keeper flounder in 65-feete of water on shiners and Gulp.



The scales closed on the 1st day of the Kid's Classic.  Saw a nice 4 white marlin release day come in off the "Gret's Three J's".  Also saw some good size mahi caught today in addition to the typical flounder, spot, king mackerel, a few yellowfins, etc.



Capt. Corey Kennington on the "Lucky Duck II" reported that his daughter Caroline caught and released her first blue marlin today and Regan Bunting released her first white marlin.  Tina Boykin also released a white marlin.  All in the Baltimore Canyon.








FRIDAY, July 19, 2019



11:34 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" just reported that fishing is very slow today, all over.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" this afternoon caught a lot of flounder, but they were all too small to keep.  They hooked at least 20 flatties in the Thorofare on white Gulp.



Kevin and Jeana Graybill caught Spanish mackerel and their limit of snapper bluefish while trolling spoons at Little Gull Shoal this morning.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they sat over several schools of black sea bass today but they just weren't biting on several of the spots, but luckily Capt. Monty found some locations where they were hungry.



Ashton and Kenny Schoen caught their limit of 8 flounder in the East Channel while fishing with live spot.




5:37 PM - Anglers caught some white marlin and dolphin in the Baltimore today and the "Buckshot" headed down to the Washington Canyon where they released a blue marlin.



Randy Chilcoat caught a 22-inch flounder this morning in the bay behind Castaways Campground (south bay).



Bill Cheek caught a pair of flounder on a chartreuse Gulp and minnow combination behind the Ocean City Airport.  Fish looked to be in the 18-19 inch range.



On the charter boat, "Spring Mix II", anglers released a white marlin and caught a 52 lb. yellowfins and 13 dolphin.  It was the first white marlin release for 17 year olf Gavin Gustan.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught 6 flounder and a snapper bluefish around the South Jetty on Z-Man artificial baits.








THURSDAY, July 18, 2019


It's a day a the dock for offshore boats, with windy offshore conditions.  I did see some trailers at the West OC launch, so I guess some folks are going to break the inlet.



We have seen pompano caught in the suds this season but we anglers are now catching them around the Rt. 50 Bridge.




2:22 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 6 keeper flounder in the Thorofare this morning.  Fish up to 18.5 inches.  Caught on Gulp.



Andrea Ensor just caught an 18 1/2-inch flounder after throwing back 8 in the East Channel.  Mark Ensor has been skunked!






WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019


With tuna fishing not very good right now, I'm sure there are boats down around the 800/800 today looking for marlin.  Stay tuned!



Keep an eye out for cobia along the coast.  I am hearing of more and more hooked every day. 



Also, a couple of nights ago there was a big school of Spanish mackerel working under a large ball of bunker.  Anglers were having a field day catching them and at least some of them must have worked their way into the inlet because we have had a few caught in the last couple of days.  A school of Spanish mackerel were also spotted outside the Indian River Inlet as well.



Preston and Debbie Walls took their grandson, Harrison out for a flounder fishing trip and they caught 8 keepers, up to 22-inches.  All on white Gulp during the morning incoming tide in the East Channel.



From the reports I've received, it was another slow day of tuna fishing with boats looking in the Baltimore.  Billfishing was slow also.  Boats that went down to the 800/800 didn't see many.  Sounds like high hook was a boat with 1 white and 1 blue marlin.  "That's Right" was on an overnighter and caught 1 white and 1 blue marlin last night deep outside the Baltimore.  Other boats were outside the Baltimore today, but I haven't heard much coming from there either.



"Rhonda's Osprey" had a white marlin release and a couple of dolphin around the 800/800.



"Marli" had 2 dolphin.



"Blue Eyes" had 2 dolphin, a white marlin release and a blue marlin release.  I think they were either at the 800/800 or deep outside the Baltimore.






TUESDAY, July 16, 2019


Brutally hot today!



Big Bird Cropper and Dave Hrycyk stopped by the office with 3 keeper flounder and 7 bluefish they caught around the Rt. 50 Bridge.  They had 3 keepers out of 22 hooked with the largest being 18 1/2-inches.  Bird also caught his very first Spanish mackerel.  The incoming tide was when the action improved as it brought with it cleaner water.



Anglers on the "Lucky Duck II" went 5 for 9 on white marlin and caught some small dolphin deep outside the Baltimore.



"Bar South" returned from an overnight trip with 7 white marlin releases and a pair of blue marlin releases.  They also had 2 yellowfins and a dolphin. Action was around the 800/800.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had flounder up to 25-inches and 5.5 lbs.  The anglers ended up with 14 keepers during their 1/2 day trip.



Christopher Barrett caught a pair of flounder measuring 18 and 20-inches on white Gulp in the Thorofare.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that his anglers "picked a few, nicked a few, all morning", but the sea bass bite gradually got better and they had a nice catch.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great day, ending up with 10 flounder caught in the bay behind Assateague Island near the Duck Blinds.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Katydid" hit the ocean and caught their 7 man limit of 28 flounder on squid, shiners and cut bait.  Fished in 80-feet of water.




MONDAY, July 15, 2019


Sounds like it was a slow day in the canyons for tuna fishing.



The charter boat, "OC Guide Service" had 10 flounder during their morning trip.  Largest was 21-inches.  Caught on flounder belly, Gulp and Z-Man artificial baits in the bay behind Assateague down by the duck blinds.



Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 keeper flounder, measuring up to 18 1/2-inches, while drifting white Gulp Swimming Mullets in the bay behind Assateague near the Duck Blinds.



Charter boat, "Marli" returned from the Baltimore Canyon with 5 yellowfins, totalling 179 lbs., after trolling in 100 fathoms.






SUNDAY, July 14, 2019


Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 3 keeper flounder between 19 and 21-inches in the OC Inlet.  Gulp & Z-Man.



On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", anglers caught a bunch of good size flounder on open ocean bottom.  Largest weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz.



On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers had a good sea bass fishing day.



Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had good sea bass fishing today with fish up to 3 lbs. 4 oz.  Caught on squid at a natural reef.



Chris Clasing, Scott Clasing and Mason McDonals fished the outgoing tide in the West Channel and ended up with 6 keeper flounder up to 19.5 inches.  All on live peanut bunker.



Rich Daiker and Kenny Schoen caught 6 flounder, up to 24-inches and 5 lbs. 12 oz.   They also caught 6 bluefish, up to 15 lbs. 9 oz.  All around the Rt. 50 Bridge and in the East Channel during the outgoing tide.



Anglers on the headboat, "JUdith M" caught sea bass up to 15-inches along with some triggerfish.  The knotheads were caught at the Bass Grounds.






SATURDAY, July 13, 2019


Today is Day 2 of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and with a nice forecast there should be plenty of boats fishing today.  There are 109 entered in the tournament and 43 fished yesterday.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" caught 5 keeper flounder on the East side of the Thorofare this morning.  All on Gulps.



Matt Crim on the "Longshot" reported releasing a swordfish this morning while dropping in the Baltimore Canyon.



Allison Cacchio caught a pair of flounder, measuring 18 and 21-inches, in the Thorofare.



Kern Ducote caught his limit of 4 flounder, and had 10 throwbacks, all by 8:30 this morning.  Fish were all between 17 and 18-inches and caught on Gulp.



Anglers on the charter boat, "OC Guide Service" had 5 keeper flounder on white Gulp at the northern end of the bay behind Assateague Island.



Jim Moore caught a 20-inch weakfish and an 18-inch flounder on the inside of the South Jetty on live bunker.



Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" caught good size sea bass and even some ling and white hake.  Largest sea bass was a 19-incher.



Capt. Kane Bounds on the charter boat, "Fish Bouhd" caught himself a 7 lb. flounder in 75 feet of water.






8:25 PM - We had 80 boats fish on Day 2 of the Tuna Tournament.  This leaves 95 boats left to fish tomorrow.  The scales just closed on the 2nd day and here is what we saw:



Rhonda's Osprey weighed an 80 lb. bluefin.



Leslie Ann weighed a 78 lb. bluefin.



Marli weighed 4 yellowfins totalling 208 lbs.



"Talkin Trash weighed a 40 lb. yellowfin for a Junior Angler



Moore Bills weighed an 82 lb. bluefin.



Instigator weighed a 16 lb. dolphin that did not qualify



Playmate weighed 3 yellowfin totalling 135 lbs.



Greene Turtle weighed a 27 lb. yellowfin that did not qualify



Dialed In weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin



C-Boys weighed a 24 lb. dolphin that did not qualify



Mojo weighed a 17 lb. dolphin that did not qualify



Cluster Fish weighed 3 yellowfins totalling 152 lbs.



Sea Wolf weighed a 33 lb. dolphin and 5 of their 8 yellowfins totalling 256 lbs.  They still have 1 fishing day left.



Valkyrie weighed a 47 lb. yellowfin.



MR Ducks weighed a 51 lb. yellowfin



Restless Lady II weighed a 28 lb. wahoo, a 89 lb. bluefin and their stringer of 191 lbs.








FRIDAY, July 12, 2019



9:00 AM - Today is the first day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament.  This year there are 110 boats registered to fish the tournament, which is up 6 boats versus last year.  Total prize money is $908,000.  Today, 43 of the 110 boats will be fishing. 




2:26 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "On the Run" caught their limit of snapper bluefish around the Rt. 50 Bridge




8:00 PM - Anglers on the "Decisions" caught a 109 monster wahoo today while trolling in 30 fathoms in the Poor Man's.  Water was 76-degrees.




8:11 PM - Scales just closed on the fist day of the Tuna Tournament and here is what we saw:



"Myra HT" weighed an 85 lb. bluefin caught by J.L. Cropper.



"Fin Chaser" weighed an 88 lb. bluefin caught by Kylleigh Wiygul.



"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed an 81 lb. bigeye caught by Lawrence Julio.



"Seekeeper" weighed a 90 lb. bluefin caught by Monty Suder.



"Reel Attitude" caught a 57 lb. yellowfin caught by Dave Kerrigan.



"Troublemaker" weighed a 70 lb. wahoo caught by Bob Smith and a 49 lb. yellowfin caught by Jeff Ciekot.



"Reel Chaos" weighed a 52 lb. yellowfin caught by Todd Breisch and a 99 lb. bluefin caught by Tom Cochran. (1ST PLACE SINGLE)



"White Lightning" caught a 28 lb. wahoo caught by Dave Sickmeyer.



"Reel Desire" caught a 54 lb. yellowfin caught by Phil Couturier and an 82 lb. bluefin caught by Bill Bayne.



"Theresa Jean" weighed 4 yellowfins totalling 225 lbs. (1ST PLACE STRINGER)



"Moore Bills" weighed a 99 lb. bluefin tuna caugh by Jack Roesner. (TIED 1ST PLACE SINGLE)



"Hall Pass" weighed a 25 lb. mahi caught by Nick Prince and a 37 lb. yellowfin.



"Raven" weighed a 39 lb. wahoo caught by Kevin Hood.



"That's Right" weighed a 55 lb. bluefin caught by Julia Arfaa and a 80 lb. bluefin caught by Bruce Dunham.



"Primary Search" weighed a 44 lb. bluefin tuna caught by Tommy Clark.



"Spring Mix II" weighed a 71 lb. bluefin caught by James Walsh.






THURSDAY, July 11, 2019


Sounds like the tuna bite was slow in the canyons but a lot of white marlin were seen.  I heard one boat saw 10.  Most had at least a couple.



There are a lot of short flounder around the Rt. 50 Bridge right now.  Mixed in are snapper bluefish.



Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" had 8 keeper flounder this afternoon.  Pool winner was a 2 lb. 4 oz. fllattie.  Fish were caught in the Thorofare and behind Harbour Island.  Shiners and squid or minnows and squid.



Robert Shelleby caught some bluefish and a few nice size flounder  along the north wall in the OC Inlet.  Schools of bluefish were seen 100-feet from the wall during the incoming tide.  Largest flounder was a 21-incher.



Capt. Chris on the headboat, "Angler" reported a good sea bass bite today.  One angler had his limit of 15 fish up to 3 lbs.  Fish were caught on clams over a natural reef.






WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019


Anglers on "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 5 yellowfin tuna and released a white marlin.  They also broke off a blue marlin that was estimated at around 400 lbs.  All in the Baltimore Canyon.



On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", anglers caught 3 yellowfins, 3 mahi and released 2 white marlin, just north of the Baltimore Canyon.



During the morning trip aboard the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 5 keeper flounder, measuring up to 18 3/4-inches.  All in the East Channel on Gulp.



During the afternoon trip aboard the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 6 keeper flounder in the East Channel on Gulp artificial baits.  They also went home with a 1/2 bushel of crabs and some nice size clams.



Nash Rogers caught a 25 1/2-inch weakfish on a Spro bucktail at the South Jetty.






TUESDAY, July 9, 2019


This weeks Coastal Fisherman is out on the stand.  There are a lot of great catches in this weeks paper.  Enjoy!



Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" caught 6 keeper flounder this morning while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island.  Shiner and minnows or shiners and squid combinations.



As I do every year, since this is Tuna Tournament week, some captains do not like their location shared in the online fishing report this week, so some reports will not have it disclosed.




5:54 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" released 2 blue marlin, 1 white marlin (multiple bites) and caught 4 quality yellowfins and 10 dolphin.



Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" caught a 3 1/2 lb. flounder and sea bass up to 2 1/2 lbs.  All on squid on a natural ocean reef.



On the charter boat, "Get Sum" during the afternoon trip, anglers caught 6 keeper flounder and pulled a 1/2 bushel of crabs.  They got the flounders in the bay behind Assateague on Gulp artificial baits. Largest flounder measured 20-inches.






SUNDAY, July 7, 2019



9:46 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "3 Amigos" just went 3 for 4 on yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon.  Water temp is 74.8 degrees.  Fish are in the 40-50 lb. class.



4:41 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Instigator" released 2 blue marlin and a white marlin in addition to catching 5 yellowfins. The marlin were hooked in 60 fathoms in the Baltimore and the yellowfins came from 200 fathoms.  Water temp was 78-degrees.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" was excited to hit his hot sea bass spots after the great bite yesterday, but unfortunately they weren't snapping as good, but anglers still went home with some nice bass and a handful of keeper flounder.  Largest fish was a 19 1/2-inch flattie.



James Coats caught a pair of keeper flounder in the East Channel during the incoming tide. fish measured 18 1/2 and 19 3/4-inches and were fooled with minnows.



Grant Maxa caught an 18-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island. Used Gulp for bait.



Luca Wines caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder in the Indian River Inlet on minnows.




7:34 PM - The scale just closed on the final day of the 2019 Canyon Kick Off and here is what we saw.  Pay particular attention to the Dolphin Division:

Nontypical had a white marlin release and a 14 lb. dolphin from 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's.



Fin Ally weighed an 87.6 lb. bluefin tuna caught in Massey's.



Canyon Hunter weighed a 112.4 lb. bigeye tuna and a yellowfin caught in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore.



Ready... here it comes... Makenzi Rae weighed a 52.4 lb. dolphin, caught in 30 fathoms in the Washington.  Obviously it took 1st place in the Dolphin Division.



FFMD weighed a 14 lb. dolphin.



Second Chance weighed a 59 lb. yellowfin.



Buckshot had 2 white marlin releases and weighed a pair of dolphin (16.6 & 17.6 lbs.)  Caught outside the Poor Man's.  They ended up in 3rd place in the Billfish Release Division.



Billfisher had 2 white marlin releases in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon and came in 2nd place in the Billfish Release Division, beating out the Buckshot based on time of last release (9:40 vs 10:44)



Dawg Haus had a blue marlin release and weighed a 26.8 lb. dolphin caught just south of the Baltimore Canyon.  This put them in 2nd place in the Dolphin Division.



Lucky Duck II weighed a 59.2 lb. yellowfin and a pair of dolphin (15.6 & 19.6) to jump into 3rd place in the Dolphin Division.



Last Call weighed a 15.2 lb. dolphin.



Canyon Blues had 4 dolphin and weighed 2 yellowfins (36.8 & 54.2)



Gret's Three J's weighed a 12.4 lb. mahi and had a blue marlin release to win the Billfish Release Division by 50 points over the Billfisher.






SATURDAY, July 6, 2019


It's another hot, humid day in Ocean City.  From the looks of the marinas during my drive thru this morning, there are a number of boats out today.  I'm sure the bay will be packed!




11:41 AM - Updated yesterdays report.




2:39 PM - Anglers on the "No Quarter" returned from the Baltimore Canyon with 4 bigeye tuna and 4 yellowfins.   Largest bigeye weighed 139 lbs.




4:06 PM - It looks like black sea bass actually bit today, which is a change from how it's been.  Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that he stopped at the same spot he fished a couple of weeks ago where he had 50-feet of sea bass on his sounder but none of his anglers caught any fish.  Not so today!  Anglers had numerous doubleheaders and some nice size keepers.  Largest fish of the day was an 18 1/2-incher.




7:41 PM - Rich Daiker, Baron Daiker and Kenny Schoen caught 6 flounder up to 18 1/2-inches, 2 bluefish up to 39-inches and 14.5 lbs. and a 30-inch striped bass.  All around the Rt. 50 Bridge on live spot.



Chris and Charles Smith caught 2 flounder measuring 18 and 22-inches in the Thorofare during the outgoing tide.  Used Gulp and minnows.



Charter boat, "Marli" had 7 yellowfins (total of 355 lbs.) after trolling in the Baltimore.



During their morning trip on the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 4 keeper flounder, up to 19-inches, in the bay behind Assatague Island.



During their afternoon trip on the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 5 keeper flounder, up to 19 1/2-inches, in the bay behind Assateague.



"Ocean Commotion" returned with a 220 lb. bigeye tuna caught outside the Baltimore Canyon.



Only 18 of the 62 boats entered in the Canyon Kick Off fished today.  Most reported fairly nice conditions throughout the day but got pretty snotty on the ride home.  Bite was nowhere near as hot as yesterday.  We only saw a few mahi and yellowfins at the scale.  



"Head Hunter" weighed a 17.6 lb. dolphin.








FRIDAY, July 5, 2019



8:30 AM - Updated yesterdays report.




8:41 AM - There are a ton of boats fishing today.  I did my morning drive through the marinas and there are a whole lot of emply slips.



Today is the first day of the Ocean City Marlin Club Canyon Kick Off.  This year, there are 62 boats participating, down from 77 last year.



As you saw in yesterdays report, the flounder bite was strong, especially in the bay behind Assateague Island.




11:27 PM - There are 55 boats fishing today in the Canyon Kick Off.  Weigh-ins are from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Sunset Marina.




4:05 PM - Trevor Dawson caught a pair of flounder in the East Channel, including one that measured 24 inches and weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Caught on small spot.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a better sea bass bite today.   Anglers pecked at sea bass with an occasional keeper doubleheader.  They also caught white and red hake.



On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", angler Glenn Orr caught a 5 lb. 6 oz. flounder on a strip of false albacore tuna in 75-feet of water.



Carl Watts caught an 18-inch flounder in the East Channel on a white Gulp Swimming Mullet.



Yesterday, Russ and Linda Garufi caught apair of good size golden tilefish, some sea bassand blueline tilefish in the Washington Canyon.




8:23 PM - Terry Koshi caught a 19.5-inch flounder in the bay behind the OC Airport.



Heather Vest caught 3 keeper flounder, measuring 17, 19 and 23 1/2-inches.  All in the Thorofare on Gulp.



On the "Wigg One", Lucas Nicastro caught his first dolphin while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon with his dad, Ozzie Nicastro. Fish weighed 24 lbs.



The scales just closed on the first day of the Canyon Kick Off.  Yes, that's not a misprint.  We weighed fish from 5:10 to 8:15 with NO BREAKS.  Here is what we saw:



Sindaco weighed 2 bigeyes (95.8 & 142.8 lbs.) and 5 mahi (10.4 lbs.)



Husevo weighed a 53.4 lb. bluefin tuna.



New Release weighed a 12.6 lb. dolphin.



Kingfisher weighed a 72.2 lb. yellowfin.



Marlin Gale weighed an 88.2 lb. yellowfin and had a white marlin release.



C-Boys had 2 white marlin releases.



Black Flag weighed a 14.4 lb. dolphin.



Cabana had 3 white marlin releases and 5 yellowfins (37.6, 38.4 & 53.4 lbs.)



Griffin had 2 dolphin and 5 yellowfins (47.8, 54.0 & 60.8 lbs.)



Gret's Three J's had 5 white marlin releases, 5 yellowfins (60.8, 62.0 & 62.2 lbs.) and 3 dolphin (14.8 lbs.)



Reel Fun had a white marlin release and 4 yellowfins (50.6, 51.2 & 68.0 lbs.)



Roll Grove had 2 white marlin releases, 2 yellowfins (52.2 & 53.6 ls.) and 1 dolphin



Brenda Lou had 2 white marlin releases, 3 yellowfins (40.0 & 41.0 lbs.), 3 dolphin (13.0 lbs.) and 1 longfin (42.0 lbs.)



Second Chance weighed a 14.4 lb. dolphin.



Triple S had a blue marlin release, 2 dolphin and a 74.2 lb. yellowfin



Lit Up had a blue marlin release and 8 yellowfins (48.2, 48.4 & 51.8 lbs.)



Top Dog had a white marlin release and 7 mahi (14.0 & 14.8 lbs.)



Chubby Hubby weighed a 16.4 lb. dolphin



Canyon Blues weighed a 15.2 lb. mahi.



Hall Pass had a blue marlin release, a 12.4 lb. dolphin and 3 yellowfins (46.0, 46.2 & 59.0 lbs.)



Buckshot had 4 white marlin releases



Haulin n Ballin had 2 white marlin releases, a 65.2 lb. yellowfin and 3 dolphin (13.2 lbs.)



Barbara Rose weighed a 54 lb. yellowfin and 3 dolphin (8.2 & 16.2 lbs.)



JoJo had 2 white marlin releases and 2 yellowfins (72.0 lbs.)



Last Call weighed a 57.6 lb. yellowfin, a 10.4 lb. dolphin and had a white marlin release.





Updated:  The Rosales boys caught 3 keeper flounder and threw back another 18.  Keepers were 16 1/2 to 17 1/2-inches and throwbacks were 19-16 inchers.  All were caught while drifting behind the OC Airport on squid, shiners, minnows and Gulp.



Anglers on the "Hammer Down" caught 2 bigeyes, a 55-inch bluefin, 5 mahi and released 2 white marlin and a mako in the Baltimore Canyon.



Anglers on the "Tunafowl" caught 3 yellowfin and 2 mahi near the Rockpile.



AJ and Tony Kolb caught a yellowfin tuna, 2 mahi and released 3 makos while fishing on the "Outlaw X".






THURSDAY, July 4, 2019


Happy 4th of July everyone!



Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had a good morning trip, returning with 8 keeper flounder, measuring up to 19-inches.  Fish were caught on Gulp and minnows in the bay behind Assateague Island near Castaways Campground during the incoming tide.




3:20 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" ended their trip with 6 keepers in the box after drifting squid, shiners and minnows in the bay behind Assateague.  Largest 2 fish weighed


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