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Action Jackson
Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

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Indian River Marina - 800-999-8119

Angler
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 410-289-7424

Back Bay Baby
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

Capt. Bob II
Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

Capt. Ike II
Indian River Marina - 443-497-3232

Cat II
Indian River Marina - 410-829-0311

Crab Claw
Indian River Marina - 302-260-4347

Dana Lynn
Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

El Shaddai I
Indian River Marina - 302-632-7535

Espadon
Sunset Marina - 410-703-9191

Fin Razr
Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

Fish Bound
Bahia Marina - 443-497-1361

Fish Finder
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-726-7946

Fish Tricks
Sunset Marina - 443-605-5520

Fish Whisperer
Indian River Marina - 302-270-7999

Fisherman's Wharf
- 302-645-8862

Floundering Around
Bahia Marina - 941-822-1419

Foul Hook
Bahia Marina - 410-835-8266

Gale Force
Indian River Marina - 302-245-2836

Game Changer
Ocean City Fishing Center - 240-832-6927

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

Game Over
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-497-3715

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

Happy Hooker
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

Muff Diver
Ocean City Fishing Center - 800-243-0342

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

Reelin' & Rockin' Charters
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 - 302-841-0729

Wrecker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-507-4150

Yellowfin
Bahia Marina - 410-310-4044

Zipper
Sunset Marina - 866-947-2639

Fishing Report

6.27.17 1:37 pm

by Larry Jock

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TUESDAY, June 27, 2017

9:51 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

1:35 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" got into bluefish and tautog at the South Jetty this morning. Blues hit bucktails and the tog ate crabs.


MONDAY, June 26, 2017

9:00 AM - After Saturday's blowout, a lot of boats hit the canyons yesterday. Unfortunately, action was slow, but I know quite a few boats were heading out today hoping for better results.

Updated yesterdays report.

1:19 PM - Hugh Thomas Cropper and Wyatt Church teamed up to catch a 56-inch bluefin tuna while fishing at the Hot Dog this morning.

Kaitlyn Jackson caught a 17 1/4-inch flounder this morning on a live minnow in the bay behind Frontier Town.

5:34 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" headed to the Washington Canyon today and returned with 10 yellowfins in the box. They also had 7 throwback yellowfins.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 7 yellowfins, 2 mahi and a white marlin release in the Washington Canyon.

Fischer Edmondson caught a 22-inch weakfish while drifting off Bethany Beach. Fish was hooked on clams.

Barry McDonald caught a 27-inch, 8 lb. flounder at "B" Buoy.

Yesterday, Jimmy Tolson caught a 162 lb. bigeye tuna just south of the Baltimore Canyon.

Updated report:

Anglers on the "G-FORCE" went to the Poor Man's Canyon and caught 4 yellowfins and a mahi.

Jen and Tim McDowell caught 4 keeper flounder in the Fish Bowl, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Largest measured 20-inches. They also had 3 throwbacks.


SUNDAY, June 25, 2017

After a very, very windy day yesterday keeping almost everyone at the dock, today's forecast is much improved and I would expect some action at the scales.

We only saw one boat come in yesterday during the Indian River Marina Kids Tournament where 70 junior anglers are competing.

5:37 PM - Looks like there was a good flounder bite in the East Channel today. The headboat, "Bay Bee" came in from their morning trip with 9 keepers up to 21-inches.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had 3 big bluefish, up to 10.4 lbs., and a 21 1/2-inch, 4 lb. 3 oz. flounder. The bluefish were caught while jigging around the Rt. 50 Bridge and the floudner was caught on a Gulp and minnow combination in the West Channel off Martha's Landing.

Gina DeGrange caught a 24-inch, flounder and a 17 1/2-inch flounder in the south bay behind Marsh Harbor. The 24-incher weighed 4 lbs. 12 oz. Caught on a squid and minnow combination.

Anglers on the "Primary Search" caught and released a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Flounder and sea bass fishing was good on ocean structure. Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had flounder up to 4 lbs. 8 oz. and sea bass up to 4 lbs. 3 oz. All were caught on clams on an ocean wreck.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" caught some nice size sea bass on an ocean wreck today. Sun Kim led the way with a 21-incher.

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Nicholas Navarro caught an 11 lb. bluefish in the Ocean City Inlet on a swim shad.

6:24 PM - It was a slow day offshore, BUT the first blue marlin of the year was caught by Sasha Serpa on the "Maryland Pride" at 11:18 AM. Fish was hooked on a ballyhoo in 1,000 feet of water, south of the Baltimore Canyon.

Anglers on the "Primary Search" also caught and released a blue marlin. They hooked it on a green stick in the Baltimore Canyon.

Updated report: Anglers on the "TUNAFOWL" caught 5 yellowfins and a mahi in 60 fathoms inside the Poor Man's Canyon. Water temp was 73 to 75-degrees.

Rick Brown headed to the Old Grounds and picked up his limit of flounder between 18 and 2-inches. Heaviest weighed 6 lbs.

Justin and Parker Pastorius caught 7 keeper flounder in the Rehoboth Bay. Largest was 24-inches.

On the headboat, "Angler", Easton Miller caught a 2.5 lb. sea bass on clams at an artificial reef.

Glenn Bogarde said that the yellowfin bite early in the morning was hot. /they had 6 in the box by 8:00 AM Fished south of the Poor Man's Canyon (625 line) in 60 fathoms where they found 72-degree water.

Yesterday, on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service", Devin McCauley caught a 12 lb. bluefish around the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide while casting a Zman shad.

Anglers on the "Fish Frenzi" caught 2 yellowfin and released a white marlin in the Poor Mans.


FRIDAY, June 23, 2017

7:35 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow start this morning. Not much happening yet. A couple of bites in 68-degree, blue/green water. 2-foot chop so far.

8:28 AM - Capt.John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that offshore action is still slow. They have had a few bies. Throwback yellowfins. Not hearing much action on the radio. Fishing in 80 fathoms in the Baltimore.

9:08 AM - Capt.John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still slow so they are making a move to find something different.

9:15 AM - An overcast day in Ocean City today. Spitting rain. Offshore forecast doesn't appear accurate. NOAA calling for 4-5 foot seas, yet Capt. John Oughton said they only have a 2-foot chop. Weekend forecast is looking rough!

Looks like there is a mixed bag of fish outside the Hot Dog.

Updated yesterdays report.

10:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow bite for them today. He's not hearing much on the radio. Only a few bites offshore and some inshore. Nothing great today.

11:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are inshore and have a couple of yellowfin bites. No bluefins yet. Kind of slow everywhere. They are searching!

1:08 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that fishing was not as good today as it has been. A few bluefins over 47-inches were caught inshore and there was a scattered bite of yellowfins offshore.

2:03 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is starting to get windy on the inshore grounds.

5:28 PM - The tuna bite was definitely slower than what we have seen throughout the week.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 5 yellowfins in 70-90 fathoms south of the Baltimore and a 130 lb. bluefin at the Hot Dog.


THURSDAY, June 22, 2017

7:23 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a few bites already. A lot of boats are out there searching for tuna. They have 1 tuna in the box that looks to be 50 lbs. Water is green and 67.5-degrees. Fishing between the Baltimore and Poor Man's.

7:53 AM - The "Primary Search" is out in the Poor Man's today and have reported going 3 for 5 on yellowfins already.

8:32 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported sunny and light wind conditions today in the canyons. Yellowfins are still being caught. A lot of boats. Fearful that so many boats ae creating alot of pressure on the fish.

8:55 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they have a handful of nice yellowfins already. Seems like most everyone is getting a few bites. Fishing in 80 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons. 68-degree water.

9:34 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

10:30 AM - Both Capt. John Oughton on "That's Right" and Capt. Austin Ensor on the "Primary Search" reported that the bite has gotten quiet.

12:01 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a scattering of bites right now between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons. Good fishing for mostly everyone. All yellowfins. Water is green adn 69-degrees.

12:05 PM - Capt. Austin Ensor on the "Primary Search" reported that they just put their 4th yellowfin in the box. A lot of throwbacks. Fishing 100 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's

1:13 PM - Sounds like most everyone had a good day catching yellowfins between the Baltimore and the Poor Man's.

Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is just a slow pick on yellowfins right now. 100 fathoms. Water blue/green and 69 degrees.

2:09 PM - Chris Trovitch, Adam Keller and Patrick Coomes took the "Marlin Rider" out to 100 fathoms at the south end of the Baltimore Canyon and returned with 9 nice yellowfins. All were caught on trolled ballyhoo and Squidnation Flippy Floppy's.

David Burgess caught a 28-inch, 9 lb. flounder on a bucktail at the Old Grounds.

6:13 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 7 yellowfins in 80-100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 9 yellowfins in 80-100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 14 yellowfins while trolling ballys and spreader bars in 80-100 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 16 yellowfins in 80-100 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 15 yellowfins and a white marlin release in 100-125 fathoms in the Baltimore. All on ballys and spreader bars.

"Primary Search" had 4 yellowfins in 75 fathoms south of the Baltimore Canyon. They also released 6 other yellowfins.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 18 flounder up to 23-inches, a dozen black se bass and a keeper tog. They were drifting squid strips with gold skirts at the Old Grounds in 105 feet of water.

Updated report:

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught some big bluefish in the Ocean City Inlet on bucktails. Largest measured 35-inches.

Charlie Amigo on the charter boat, "Yellowfin" caught his first yellowfin a couple of days ago while fishing in the Poor Man's Canyon.


WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017

6:03 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that he is heading to the canyons. Has 30 minutes to go.

8:19 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are off to a slow start. Caught a gaffer dolphin. Heard of a coupld of tuna caught. Not much yet from the Poor Man's to the Baltimore.

9:35 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they had a couple of throwback tuna. Water is 67-degrees and green. Not hearing much from other boats.

10:08 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they had a few more throwback tuna and a few keeper yellowfins while fishing in 100 fathoms beween the Baltimore and Poor Man's.

10:32 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they caught a couple of 50 lb. yellowfins but it has been a slow pick. Mostly throwbacks. Fishing in 100 fathoms.

11:47 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that most of the boats are picking at yellowfins in 70 to 100 fathoms. Mixed bag of throwbacks, blt's and a few 50 lb. yellowfin. 67-degree water.

12:33 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they caught a couple of more 50 lb. yellowfins. Bite is turning on. All yellowfins.

1:52 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they are still picking at the yellowfins, but getting ready to head home. Decent bite of yellowfins today in the Poor Man's. Mixed bag of fish.

5:25 PM - On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", anglers caught 4 nice size bluefish and 7 throwback stripers while tossing bucktails in the OC Inlet.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had a great day, returning with 14 yellowfins in the box after trolling in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. All on ballys and spreader bars.

Updated report: Avari Shoff caught a 19 1/2-inch, 3 lb. 10 oz. flounder ona white Gulp! in the Thorofare.


TUESDAY, June 20, 2017

2:08 PM - Seas are forecasted for 5-9 feet so I haven't heard of any boats who broke the inlet.

Anglers on the Tortuga had a good morning of flounder fishing with Trish Huber leading the way with a 20 1/2-inch flounder caught in the Thorofare on a squid and shiner combination. Joshua Dougay caught himself a 21 1/2-inch red drum in the Thorofare, also on a squid and shiner combination.

It looks like there are decent numbers of red drum in the bay right now. Ken Bechtel caught a 21-incher in the East Channel off 1st Street. Caught on a minnow.


MONDAY, June 19, 2017

Too windy!

SUNDAY, June 18, 2017

Too windy!

SATURDAY, June 17, 2017

8:05 AM - The fog is really thick from the Inlet on out. Will definitely make things tough. Sun is out though, so hopefully it will burn off quick. There are a lot of trailers at the ramp this morning, so it looks like there are a lot of boats out on the water.

Updated yesterdays report.

9:00 AM - Anglers on the "Primary Search" have just gone 3 for 4 on yellowfins in the xouth Poor Man's.

9:04 AM - Anglers on the "Primary Search" just picked up their 5th yellowfin in the south Poor Man's. They also have a dolphin in the box.

9:53 AM - Today is opening day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament. There are 25 boats entered in the tournament and 22 are fishing today.

10:15 AM - Anglers on the "Primary Search" put their 7th yellowfin in the box while fishing in the Poor Man's. They also pulled off a bigeye.

12:53 PM - Steve Figiel, Josh Boyles and Jake White just stopped by the office with a 32-inch, 8 lb. 15 oz. cobia caught by Steve and an 18-inch flounder caught by Josh. Both fish were caught in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge on 4-inch white Gulp! artificial baits.

1:09 PM - Dave Taylor on the "Reel Buster" just called in to report catching a white marlin. This would be the first white marlin of the season caught by an Ocean City boat. Details to follow.

7:19 PM - More details on the first white marlin out of Ocean City. Dave Taylor of West Ocean City, MD was fishing on the "Reel Buster" when he caught the white marlin at 12:10 PM and took only 10 minutes to get to the boat. Hooked it on a ballyhoo with a pink skirt. Caught in 70 fathoms on the north end of the Poor Man's Canyon in 66.5-degree water. Dave was fishing with Chip Raynor and Tim Babikow.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 7 yellowfins from 500 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

The scales closed on the 1st day of the Small Boat Tournament. The format allows anglers to fish 1 of 2 days, and today 24 of the 25 boats fished. Here is what we saw at the scale today:

"Joken" weighed 3 tautog (5.6, 8.4 % 14.2 lbs.) They also weighed a 1.8 lb. sea bass.

"Carol's Teakettle" had 4 yellowfins. Their 3 largest weighed 35.6, 44.2 & 45.8 lbs.

"Jezebel" had a load of sea bass with their 3 heaviest weighing 2.4, 2.8 & 2.8 lbs. They also weighed a 1.8 flounder.

"Slaughterhouse" weighed 3 bluefish (9.2, 12.4 & 12.8)

"Kelly Jean" weighed a 16.6 lb. yellowfin that did not meet the 30 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Incentive" weighed 2 yellowfins. A 26 pounder didn't qualify and they also had one that weighed 40.6 lbs.

"Canyon Blues II" had 5 yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 41.8, 43.0 & 49.6 lbs.)

"Caneelin" weighed a 41.6 lb. yellowfin.

"Primary Search" had 4 yellowfins and a mahi. Their 3 heaviest yellowfins weighed 39.2, 41.2 & 43.2 lbs.). His mahi weighed 9 lbs. and didn't meet the 10 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Reel Fin Addict" had 7 yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 48.2, 49.6 & 50.0 lbs.

"Oppor-tuna-ty" had 3 yellowfins. Their 2 heaviest weighed 38.8 and 42.6 lbs.

"Gulfstream" weighed a 41.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Nauti Girl" had 2 bluefins, 3 yellowfins and 6 mahi. Their 3 heaviest yellowfins weighed 38.6, 40.2 & 48.8 lbs. Their 3 heaviest mahi weighed 10.4, 11.8 & 11.8 lbs.

"Vapor Trail" weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin.

7:34 PM - All the boats are in on the 2nd day of the MSSA Tuna-ment and here is what we saw at the scale:

"Top Dog" had 2 bigeyes (77.5), 3 bluefins and a 57.7 lb. yellowfin.

"Bubblehead" weighed a 33.2 lb. yellowfin.

"Fishin Magician" weighed 3 yellowfins (39.0, 40.1 & 43.1)

"Big C's" weighed a 44.1 lb. yellowfin.

"Two Timing Connie" had 6 yellowfins. Their 3 largest weighed 18.3, 22.8 & 38.4 lbs..

"Evidently" weighed 3 yellowfins (40.6, 41.4 & 47.7)

"PYY Marine" had 5 yellowfins. Their largest weighed 50.9 lbs.

"Home Office" weighed 2 yellowfins (24.3 & 37.6 lbs.)

"Loose Knot" had 5 yellowfins. Their 3 largest weighed 38.1, 45.0 & 48.8 lbs.

"FFMD" weighed a 173.9 lb. bigeye and a 23 lb. yellowfin.

"Fintimidator" weighed 2 yellowfins (40.7 & 44.4), 1 bigeye (57.5) and an 11.3 lb. mahi.

"Brown Dog" had 3 yellowfins and a bluefin. Their 2 largest yellowfins weighed 35.0 & 48.2 lbs. The bluefin weighed 36.4 lbs.

"Reelentless" weighed 3 yellowfins (37.3, 41.5 & 42.5)

"Reel Girl" weighed 2 yellowfins (14.2 & 45.2)

"Skint Back" weighed 3 yellowfins (27.3, 36.8 & 37.2)

"Fishizzle" weighed a 36.5 lb. yellowfin.

7:45 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 keeper flounder this afternoon ranging from 18-inches up to 20 3/4-inches. All caught in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge on white Gulp!

On the headboat, "Angler", Capt. Chris Mizurak reported a better sea bass bite today along with a couple of flounder. Largest flounder weighed 3 lbs. They fished with clams up at the Old Grounds.

Dave Beach fished off the 2nd Street Bulkhead and caught 2 keeper flounder measuring 18 1/2 and 21 1/2-inches. Dave fished the outgoing tide and half of the incoming. The larger fish was caught at the beginning of the incoming. Dave said that the water was clean until boat traffic hurt water clarity.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had 4 yellowfins at the south end of the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" returned with 8 yellowfins and a mahi from the Poor Man's Canyon.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had good sea bass fishing today, highlighted by a doubleheader (16" & 17") caught by Alex Rodriguez. Fish were caught on clams on an ocean wreck.


FRIDAY, June 16, 2017

Today is opening day of the M.S.S.A. Tuna-ment. This year there are 55 entered in the tournament. Today, there are 31 fishing out of Ocean City, 12 out of Chincoteague 3 out of Indian River.

8:24 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there have been only a few bites in 400 fathoms beween the Baltimore and Poor Man's. A few yellowfins have been caught. Lot of fog.

Updated yesterday report.

9:02 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that mostly yellowfins were being caught in 300 fathoms. They are heading deeper into 700 fathoms.

9:53 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just caught a bigeye that they estimated at around 200 lbs. It was an OK bite on yellowfins this morning. A few guys have a handfull. It's still foggy out there.

10:32 AM - THE FIRST WHITE MARLIN HAS BEEN CAUGHT at 10:03 AM. Ian Schwing on the "Fish Whistle" out of the Indian River Marina just caught and released the first white marlin of the season. It was hooked at the 950 line in the Poor Man's Canyon. 400 fathoms in 67-degree water. The "Fish Whistle" is a member of the Marlin Club.

Since the "Fish Whistle" runs out of Indian River and is a Marlin Club Member, they would receive the $5,000 from the Marlin Club but would not be eligible to win the $5,000 from the Town of Ocean City and the $5,000 from the Fishermen United of Ocean City. That means $10,000 is still out there for the first white marlin caught out of Ocean City.

12:14 PM - I just spoke to a representative from the MD DNR. There are ALOT of enforcement officers in town for the Ocean City Air Show. so I'm sure that enforcement will be stepped up all around town this weekend.

Also, I heard from another source that the number of misidentified fish we have had so far this season (bluefins vs. bigeyes & bluefins vs. yellowfins) will result in folks starting to get tickets. Also, make sure you have your bluefins and sharks tagged before you take them off the boat. The tickets are expensive, so be careful when you throw a fish in the box. Make sure it is what you think it is!

12:24 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a few bluefins have been caught... some unders and a couple of overs. The yellowfin bite has slowed down.

2:38 PM - Weston Koehler caught an 18-inch flounder in the East Channel this morning. Caught on a minnow during the incoming tide.

Christopher Higgins caught a 15.7 lb. bluefisn on a trolled cedar plug in 20 fathoms at the Fingers.

6:27 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" had a 180 lb. bigeye tuna in 300 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.

Charter boat, "My Cin" had an 82 lb. bigeye tuna and 5 yellowfin in 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's. Capt. Dave Black reported water temperatures at 67-degrees.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 6 yellowfins in 250 fathoms in the Poor Man's. They also released 4 other yellowfins.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had a pair of bigeye tuna (94 lbs. and 122 lbs.) in addition to a yellowfin. All were caught in 650 fathoms outside the Poor Man's. Capt. Terry Murray reported water temps at 71.6-degrees.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had a good day with 3 bluefin tuna, 4 yellowfins and 2 dolphin, all in 500-600 fathoms in the Poor Man's. They also released 10 bluefins and 10 yellowfins during the trip.

Charter boat, "Fish Tricks" had 4 yellowfins and a dolphin in 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's. Capt. Mike Stewart said that water temperture was around 65-degrees.

Yesterday, Maureen Bechtel caught and released a 21-inch red drum after hooking it on a minnow in the East Channel.

6:42 PM - Phyllis Gassert on the charter boat, "Get Sum" caught a 19-inch flounder on a white Gulp! in the East Channel.

Looks like there were a bunch of yellowfins caught by boats fishing on Day 1 of the MSSA Tuna-ment! Weigh-ins today, tomorrow and Sunday are at Atlantic Tackle from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The deck at Atlantic Tackle is a great place to watch the weigh-ins.

Updated: Updated - "Game Changer" had a 210 lb. bluefin tuna, 3 bigeyes and a yellowfin. I'm assuming in the Poor Man's.

"Bonnie Lynn" released a white marlin over the fence in the Norfolk Canyon. Water temp was 70.4-degrees.

The first day of the MSSA Tuna-ment was today and here is what we saw at the scale in Ocean City:

"Home Office" weighed 3 yellowfins (43.4, 44.2, 45.4 lbs.)

"Barbed Wire" weighed a 107.8 lb. bluefin

"Fishin' Magician" had 5 yellowfins and a dolphin. Yellowfins weighed 46.6, 46.9 & 43.5 lb. Dolphin was 11 lbs.

"FFMD" weighed 3 yellowfins (41.7, 44.3, 42.4)

"Sugarhole" weighed 3 yellowfins (34.9, 19.4, 17.8) and 2 dolphin (12.8, 12.4)

"Top Dog" weighed 3 yellowfins (50.9, 21.4, 19.7)

"Reelentless" had 4 yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 41.0, 37.4, 44.1)

"PYY Marine" weighed 2 yellowfins (32.1 & 30.5)

"Bubblehead" had 5 yellowfins and a 9 lb. dolphin. Their 3 heaviest yellowfins weighed 34.5, 13.6, 15.4 lbs.)

"Mover Money" weighed 2 yellowfins )41.8, 14.6)

"For Pete's Sake" weighed 1 yellowfin

"Brown Dog" had 6 yellowfins and a 23.7 lb. bluefin. The 2 heaviest yellowfins weighed 36.5 & 38.3 lbs.

"Reel Girl" had 3 yellowfins and a pair of bluefins. The heaviest yellowfins weighed 50.5 & 37.9 lbs. The heaviest bluefin weighed 19 lbs.

"Skint Back"weighed a pair of bluefins (112.1 & 43.1 lbs.) and a pair of dolphin (14.9 & 14.3)

"Fishizzle" weighed a 43.9 lb. yellowfin and a pair of dolphin (8.3 & 4.3)

"Loose Knot" weighed a 14 lb. yellowfin and a 12.4 lb. dolphin.


THURSDAY, June 15, 2017

The MSSA Tuna-ment starts tomorrow with registration tonight at All Tackle in West Ocean City from 6-8 PM.

Reminder - tonight is the ASMFC meeting regarding tautog managment. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM at the Ocean Pines Library. Major piece is switchin from a state-by-state management system to more of a regional approach with MD/DE/VA forming their own region. They also want to talk about a commercial harvest tagging program which rec guys will have no interest in.

9:20 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that not much is going on deep between the Baltimore and the Poor Man's Canyon. A few bluefins and a few yellowfins have been caught. Log of fog! Water temp is 68-degrees.

10:13 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are picking at bluefins. Boats have caught mostly unders but a few overs have also been boated along with a couple of yellowfins.

11:22 - Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip outside the Poor Man's Canyon with a 564 lb. mako shark, 4 bluefins and 5 yellowfins. Mako ate a skipjack fillet.

Updated yesterdays report.

11:32 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that no real change in activity. Random hits now and then. Water is 68-degrees, clean and green.

5:51 PM - On the charter boat, "Last Call", David Phipps and Brook Duvall caught 3 "under" bluefins and a bigeye tuna. All in 800 fathoms in the Poor Man's on spreader bars, green machines and cedar plugs.


WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017

4:33 PM - The District Court Judge ruled in favor of the White Marlin Open in denying Phil Heasley being declared the winner of the 2017 tournament. See Breaking News section for order.

Sounds like there was a pretty good yellowfin bite 120 miles south of the Ocean City Inlet.

It sounds like it was another good day for bluefins out between the the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.

6:06 PM - "Magic Moment" had 2 bigeye tuna, 1 bluefin and a pair of yellowfins from 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. All caught on ballyhoo and spreader bars. Largest bigeye weighed 164 lbs.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 4 bluefins and a yellowfin in the Poor Man's Canyon. They released 37 bluefins during the trip.

Charter boat, "Katydid" had 4 bluefin tuna and released 13. Largest BFT weighed 83.5 lbs. Caught in the Poor Man's.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", Madison Mohr caught a 17 1/2-inch, 2lb. flounder in the Thorofare on a squid and shiner combination.

There was another sheepshead caught at the South Jetty today. Ken Welkner caught a 21-incher that weighed 7 lbs. while fishing with crabs. Ken and Budd Heim ended their day with the sheepshead, 3 released stripers (20-inches) and 8 tog. Water was dirty.

6:51 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" headed far south and returned with 9 yellowfins.

Updated: Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a pair of flounder (18 & 19-inches) along with a few throwbacks in the West Channel. Caught on Gulp! and Z-Man artificial baits.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", Paige Schlapfer caught a 22-inch pollock on a chunk of clam at an ocean wreck.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum", angler Brannon Wiltshire caught an 18-inch flounder in the Thorofare on a white Gulp!.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Tim Bielaski and Steve Christopher caught a pair of flounder in the West Channel. Fish measured 17 1/4 and 17 1/2-inches.


TUESDAY, June 13, 2017

7:39 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" reported that they are fishing in 300-500 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyon. Everyone is catching small bluefins. Water temp is 65.5 degrees.

8:32 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" reported that there is steady small bluefin action all the way out to 700 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons.

10:14 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" reported that mostly everyone is catching small bluefins, but a couple of bigeyes have also been boated. Not much on yellowfins yet. Fishing in 500 fathoms.

2:50 PM - Ross Kendall was at it again today. He caught another sheepshead at the South Jetty along with a 21-inch flounder. He also released 3 stripers, 3 tog and a sea bass. His sheepshead measured 23-inches and weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz.

4:08 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported a tough sea bass bite the last couple of days. On today's trip, KC Burke caught a 4 lb. 8 oz. flounder on a chunk of clam at an artificial reef.

Les Schott reported taht they had a 17 1/2-inch flounder and 8 throwbacks while fishing in the East Channel in front of the Coast Guard Station.


MONDAY, June 12, 2017

9:40 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" said that there wasn't much to report as of yet while fishing in 500 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons. A few small bluefins have been caught among a handful of boats. No yellowfins yet.

10:21 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" reported plenty of small bluefins in 500 fathoms between the Baltimore & Poor Man's. A couple of gaffer dolphin have also been caught. No yellowfins.

11:53 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter "That's Right" reported in that it seems like most boats have their "27-47" inch bluefins. A few more overs are being caught now in 200 to 500 fathoms. Water temp is 66 and color is green.

1:01 PM - A few sheepshead have been caught at the South Jetty today.

3:00 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 4 bluefins and a mahi in the box after trolling in 500 fathoms outside the Baltimore Canyon. Largest bluefin weighed 125 lbs.

Ross Kendall caught an 8 lb. sheepshead at the South Jetty with a 4-inch paddletail.

5:23 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" ended up with 4 bluefin tuna from 300 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons. Heaviest weighed 115 lbs.

Ayrton Pryor caught 3 flounder in the East Channel on Gulp artificial baits. Fish measured 17, 19 and 22-inches. Also had 15 throwbacks.

6:26 PM - Anglers on the "Marli" fought a giant bluefin tuna for close to 3 1/2 hours before it broke off but ended up with a 122 lb. bigeye and 3 bluefins in the box. Fished in 500 fathoms between the Baltimore and Poor Man's. Mike Bostic, Sr. caught the bigeye.

"Reel Attitude" had a 170 lb. mako shark and 3 bluefin tuna. The mako, caught by Thomas Haugh, was caught on a whole mackerel at the Hot Dog. The bluefins were caught on trolled ballyhoo in the Baltimore.

Capt. Lance Smith and his dad, Tom Smith went flounder fishing off 21st Street and ended up with a 19-inch flounder in the box, caught on a bucktail tipped with Gulp!. Lance reported horrible wind working against the tide creating no drift and dirty water conditions.. Fish we caught in 6-feet of water.


SUNDAY, June 11, 2017

5:27 PM - Updated yesterdays report.

The wind was puffing pretty good on land today but reports I received from those who ventured offshore said it wasn't bad.

Flounder fishing was rough today. Windy conditions, both today and over the last week have made water clarity poor.

William Castleberry was tossing a pink bucktail off the dock at the Coast Guard Station and caught a 7 lb. 11 oz. flounder. This is the largest so far this year.

During their morning trip, anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 2 keeper flounder (17 1/2 and 18-inches) from the East Channel. Fish caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets.

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