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Action Jackson
Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

Amethyst
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

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

Fin Razr
Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

Fish Bound
Bahia Marina - 443-497-1361

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

Fish On
Sunset Marina - 678-372-8818

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

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

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 - 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

7.2.20 11:26 am

New Issue on Stands Now !!


Thurs - 7/2 - 


11:00AM - More from Capt. John - "Not much to report some bites first thing, slow now. Not finding much bait. Fog has lifted."


10:30AM - Capt. Adam Wilson on the charter boat "Chasin' Tides" reports - "In the Baltimore today. Slow overall but just put an eyeball on the deck. Taxman took his fee on it. Ate a green machine.


8:30AM - The yellowfin bite was on yesterday in the Washington Canyon.  Charter boats "Boss Hogg", Shorebilly" and "White Lighting" returned to the dock with nice catches. 


6:20AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Good morning. Had to do a little boat work yesterday back at it today. Starting off in the flats on the west side of the Washington. Very foggy flat calm" & at 7:10AM - "Catch A single yellow fin 55 Fathoms 73° water lotta fog"


Weather - 


Inshore - Coastal waters from Fenwick Island DE to Chincoteague VA out 20 nm-650 AM
TODAY...NW winds 5 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. 
TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds. 
FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Mainly SE swell with a dominant period of 8 seconds.


Offshore - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  430 AM EDT
TODAY  Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas  3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.  
TONIGHT
 W to SW winds less than 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 3 to  4 ft.  
FRI
 NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to NW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.


Weds - 7/1 -


9:00AM - No reports yet this morning.  Decent offshore fishing yesterday, not consistent for all boats though.  Private boat "Reel Pressure" reported they had a good day in the Washington yesterday catching 4 nice yellowfins totaling 180lbs. That ate everything from daisy chains to ballyhoos to wide trackers. They also jumped off a white and fowl hooked and released an ocean sunfish! Capt. Monty Hawkins on the head boat "Morning Star" continue to get his guests onto good size sea bass on the reefs & wrecks, just not a many as a few weeks ago.
Inshore the charter boat "Lucky Break" with Capt. Jason Mumford connected their anglers with 6 keeper flounders hooked on Gulp behind Asseteague Island.   Skip Owens from Millsboro, DE caught a 24” flounder on a Nuclear Chicken GULP! while fishing inside B Bouy.  Second time we have had this color called out.


Weather - 


Inshore - Thunderstorms - a few could contain very heavy rain, especially this afternoon. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High 78F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.


Offshore - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  440 AM EDT
TODAY  S to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance  of showers and tstms.
TONIGHT  S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt.  Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance of showers and tstms.
THU  N to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.


Tuesday - 6/30 - Delivery day - so less time to update today.


Afternoon updates - Back to the office after deliveries, here were the afternoon updates;


- Capt. John - "Catch another single 90 fathoms, yellowfin. Sounds real slow over all. I feel like a broken record ?????", "Not much to report, few guys tried a drop for a sword no luck. We still roaming about" & "Well that's a rap for us today, happy to have a couple fish. Only sword I heard about was Tighten up has one in the boat and fighting another one now."


- Charter boat Boss Hogg had a good day south of the Poor Man's, catching 11 yellowfin and back to the dock early.  They hit several multiple hook ups.


- Charter boat "Just A Toy" out of Bahia Marina spotted a cobia while trolling for macks, the connected and brought a nice 45", 32 lb. treat back to the dock.  We think this is the first cobia caught by a charter this season.


- "Adam Wilson here with Cade Seely on "Chasin Tides". Had to head much further east today than we have had to recently, but are finding a good Spanish mackerel bite on trolled spoons with a few short Kings mixed in"


8:17AM - More from Capt. John - Few scattered bites, not much to it. Lot of boats"


7:30AM - Looks like another nice day inshore and offshore.   Early reports from Capt. John show a slow start offshore.  Not a lot of action reported yesterday, Capt. John got 1 yellowfin.  Private boat "Slaugher House" bucked the trend returning to the dock after a half day fishing with 5 yellowfin they trolled up in 60 fathoms in the Baltimore.   Spanish mckerel being reported in good numbers at the Bassgrounds.
Inshore continues to offer sea bass and keeper flounder action at the reefs & wrecks.  Charter boat "Chasing Tides" reported flounder and Capt. Monty Hawkins on the "Morning Star" reports "Sea bass sure weren’t cooperative today. Only one fellow got into double digits". Keeper flounder in the OC bay are being reported with ratios like 2 for 8 keepers/throwbacks.    Thorofare with baits of Gulp, minnow and bucktails seem to work for the boat "Bill's toy". 
In DE, Mike Behney reports limit of sea bass and flounder up to 23” being caught using a combination of GULP!, Minnows, and squid at B Bouy.  Keeper flounder on Gulp at the Old Grounds as well.  Spanish Mackerel are hot in the surf as well.


6:24AM - More from Capt. John - "Single bite pulled tuna off. Ugh. Pretty day hope they chew today."


6:04AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Good morning. Just starting, flat calm 72 degrees"


Weather- 


Inshore - Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 80's.  N to NW winds 5 - 10 mph.


Offshore - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  426 AM
TODAY  Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming SW, then,  becoming S. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 S to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  
WED
 S to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered  showers and tstms.


Monday - 6/29 - 


2:02PM - Last from Capt John today - "Catch a single yellowfin. In 35 fathoms. Heard. Nothing very good today anywhere. Fishing another 30 minutes and calling it a day"


11:32AM - Captains Adam Wilson and Cade Seely of Chasin Tides Charters report "The inshore wrecks are continuing to produce keeper flounder on gulp this morning"


10:30AM - More from Capt. John - "Not much to report, no more bites. Searching around now. Sounds slow again most everywhere" but at least "Lite winds pretty smooth seas"


7:32AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Catch a few tunas in 25 fathoms. Throw backs 24". Try again. 70 degrees and flat calm"


Weather - 


Inshore - Nice sunny day forecasted getting into the upper 80's.  N/NE wind this morning around 10MPH, then shifting to E/ESE this afternoon.


Offshore - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore- 431 AM
TODAY W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 3 to  4 ft.  
TUE
 NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 3 to 4 ft.


Sunday 6/28 - 


11:55AM - the struggle is real today, latest from Capt. John - "Still very slow, we've had one bite and pulled the hook. Frustrating day so far. But we are still looking and trying "


10:34AM - More from Capt. John - "Not much to report., very very slow unfortunately. Headed in a little shallower now."


10:30AM - Josh Rosenberger and Faith Biesecker report catching flounder on the flats near the thoroughfare yesterday. They caught a 19" and a handful of throwbacks on gulp and minnow combos. 


9:30AM - Not such good news from Capt. John - "Wow just terrible so far, lot of us still waiting on a bite. All spread out now searching. Hear nothing above and a couple bites earlier below us. Smh"


8:30AM - Tough day offshore yesterday, not many bites overall.  However, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports this morning - "Good morning, long day for most boats yesterday. Back at it again today. 55 fathoms 69 degree just a little swell no wind. Couple quick fish caught." 


Weather - 


Inshore - Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers this morning.  Thunderstorms this afternoon are possible, could be severe.  Highs in the low 80's with W winds 5 mph.


Offshore -  Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  457 AM
TODAY  SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  Scattered showers and tstms.  
TONIGHT  SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to  4 ft.  
MON
 N to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.


Saturday 6/27 -


1:58PM - Capt. Chris Watakowsi on the charter boat "Spring Mix II" reports - "3 for 4 on yellowfins.  A very slow and bumpy day."


12:14PM - Capt. Franky Pettolina on the charter boat "Last Call" reports ' "Overall pretty slow today.  Top boat I know of has 3.  I have had only 1 bite"


11:43AM - More from Capt. John on the charter boat "That's Right" - Very little to report. Very slow fishing, still only one bite. Top boat might have 3. Struggle is real today for all of us"


9:27AM - More from Capt. John - "Very very slow  Searching now in different area.  Still SW wind 15 knots  Don't hear anyone with more then 2 fish"


7:46AM - More from Capt. John - Scattered bite but much slower start then yesterday. We looking around"


7:30AM - Offshore produced decent yellowfin catches yesterday, but as you can read from yesterdays note, it took some work to find and keep them. 
-Capt. Corey on the charter boat "Lucky Ducks" also reported yellowfin catches in the Washington Canyon. 
-Capt. Austin Ensor on the charter boat "Primary Search" is still on an overnight charter in the Washington Canyon and reported last night they caught a 74" male mako shark.  
-Kimmy Z from Lincoln, De caught her biggest Mahi to date as well as two other gaffers aboard the REEL PRESSURE. 19.1lbs on a ballyhoo in 500 fathoms of the Baltimore Canyon


Inshore/Near shore -
- Capt. David Caffrey on the charter boat "On The Run" got his anglers on some flounder.  The largest was 27' and weighed 7.1lbs!  Caught on an inshore wreck using Gulp.
-Randy Piascinski from Townsend, DE caught flounder yesterday up to 21” on minnows while fishing at Massey’s Landing.
- Gianna Leitao caught kingfish, spot and skate at 136 street last night.
- Capt. Monty Hawkins on the head boat "Morning Star" reports - Sea bass bite not robust, we managed some clients heading in the right direction with 5/6 keepers apiece in the first hour.  We also saw some extra large offshore bottlenose dolphin that put on a good show.


6:58AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Morning. Started in same area inside the Poormans. Catch a single yellowfin. 69 degrees s seas 2-3'"


Weather -


Inshore - Partly sunny.  A slight change for showers early in the morning.  Breezy with highs in the mid to upper 80s.  SW winds 15020 mph.


Offshore -  Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  430 AM
TODAY  W to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 25 kt.  Seas 2 to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.  
SUN
 W to SW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to  10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance of showers and tstms.


Friday 6/26 - 


2:21PM - Capt. Austin on "Primary Search" reports he has a swordfish, 1 out of 2 bites.


1:34PM - Capt. John reports - "Pretty slow, been awhile since we have had a bite. Hear a scattered bite below the Washington. We working a little shallower now, waiting for a turn"


12:04PM - Capt. Austin now at a total of 9 yellowfin.


10:58AM - Capt. Austin Ensor on the charter boat "Primary Search" is fishing the Washington today, he reports "Slow pick this morning, have gone 6 for 9 on yellowfin.  24 hours left in this trip"


10:02AM - Capt. Frank Pettolina on the charter boat "Last Call" reports - "Picking at the tunas inshore of the poormans. Not red hot but catching a few"


8:30AM - Jason Mumford on the charter boat "Lucky Break" reports yesterday catching some nice keeper flounders in the OC Bay using gulps and minnows. Biggest fish was 21inch.  It was an unusual method, but 13 yr old son, Christian Martin of Rockville, caught a 16 inch flounder in the crab pot off his grandmother’s dock using chicken legs!


7:36AM - More from Capt. John - "Catch a single yellowfin outta 3 bites. Frustrating start but I'm sure it will come together. A scattered bite"


7:24AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Fishing in Poormans today. Catch a single  Have had several bites just not coming tight 69 degrees.  Few bites in this area"


Weather - 


Inshore - Sunny and breezy day for the shore today.  Highs in the mid 80's with W winds 10 to 15. 


Offshore - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore- 431 AM
TODAY W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas  3 to 4 ft. Scattered to isolated showers and tstms. 
TONIGHT SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
SAT
 SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas  3 to 4 ft. Chance of tstms.


Thursday 6/25 - 


4:30PM - Charter boat "White Lighting" brought a nice bigeye and a couple yellowfin tunas to their slip at Sunset Marina.  They also released a white marlin.  Capt. Bill Raab was in the Washington Canyon in 68 degree water.


8:54AM -  Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports - "Sorry for the delay been busy, we got lucky in the Baltimore catch 7-8 big eyes all 170-250lbs. Headed home now. Boat running good. 68 degrees 90 fathoms"


8:00AM - inshore fishing continues to be consistent, not 'hot'.  Keeper flounders still being caught in the OC bay, inlet  and behind Assateague.  Nick Clemente on the charter boat "Get Sum" boated 9 keepers on one of his trips on Monday.  Bucktails, Roy Rigs and double hook flounder rigs are common with Gulp and/or clam or squid.  Some report live minnows but those are hard to find right now.  Similar reports from Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle just north of the Indian River bridge for the Indian River Bay.  More flounders being caught with similar rigs and bait.  The Indian River Inlet is seeing some small croakers & flounders with small rockfish at night.  Kingfish, croakers & spot are being caught from the beaches.  Live or fake bloodworms seem to work best.  Some shark action off the shore a night as well.
Offshore is similar to the past few days.  Full day fishing will get some yellowfin to the boat & white marlin releases.  Ballyhoo & spreader bar trolling yields results anywhere from the Baltimore to the Washington Canyon near the 100 fathom line.  Wreck & Reef fishing inshore is still good for sea bass, but taking more time to get to double digits.


Weather -


Inshore - Partly sunny this morning, then becoming mostly cloudy.  Scattered thunderstorms possible in the early afternoon.  Highs in the upper 70's with S winds 5-10 mph


Offshore (NOAA) - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  429 AM
TODAY  S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 SW winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas  3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.  
FRI
 W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas  3 to 4 ft.


Wednesday 6/24 - NEW ISSUE on STANDS NOW.


8:30AM - Another pretty, but hot day in store for us today.  Interesting DE report yesterday, Dylan Baker of Lewes was reeling in his catch and much to his surprise brought up two golden tilefish at one time. This was more than just a unique double hit, when these were measured at Hook'em & Cook'em at the Indian River Inlet Marina, he discover one of them is a new pending Delaware state record. It weighed 52.8lbs and measured 45 1/2” length with a 34” girth. His second fish weighed 32lbs.  Capt. Monty Hawkins on the head boat "Morning Star" started the day as usual, adding more material to the artificial reef.  He reports the chop was light and that the sea bass were being 'fussy'.  He had to add extra time to the charter trip to get some anglers to their limits and others into the double digits.  He get's it done!  Offshore reports were similar to Tuesday, more bigeye's being reported.  Capt. Larry Richardson on the charter boat "Always Late" had a very busy morning.  His guests hit their limit of bigeye tuna and were back to the dock by noon!  They were fishing in the Washington Canyon.


Weather -


Inshore - Partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.  Winds W/NW 9-13 mph.


Offshore (NOAA) - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  520 AM
TODAY  W to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W to NW 5 to 15 kt.  Seas 3 to 5 ft.  
TONIGHT
 Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to  4 ft.  
THU
 S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  Chance of rain.


Tuesday - 6/23


8:30AM - Another nice, but hot day on tap.  Reports yesterday were good for flounder in the OC Bay and Inlet.  Capt. Jason Mumford of the charter Boat "Lucky Break" put his guests on some nice keeper flounder while jigging Gulp and drifting live minnows.  Capt. Month Hawkins on the head boat "Morning Star" continued to contribute to growing the artificial reef yesterday and getting his guests to their limits of sea bass on the inshore reefs/wrecks. He reports the action has slowed a little and took a little longer for the first person to hit their limit.
Offshore the reports were less as it was a Monday, however several good catches of yellowfin tuna and white marlin releases came in.  Not as the levels of Friday/Saturday last week, but multiples of yellowfin.  All being reported from the Washington to the Poor Man's Canyons.  Several Captains report the tuna are hitting their spreader bars, and the white hit naked or skirted ballyhoo.  The charter boat "Talkin Trash" also caught a nice Mahi in the Poor Man's on a skirted ballyhoo.


Today is delivery day for the new issue in Maryland, so limited updated today!


Weather -


Inshore - Partly Sunny - Hi in the mid 80's & humid.  South winds at 10 -15 mph.


Offshore (NOAA) -  Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  512 AM
TODAY  SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4  ft. Scattered showers and tstms.  
TONIGHT
 S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.  
WED
 SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.


Monday - 6/22 -


Inshore - A few boats in the OC Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament came to the scales with some nice flounder, bluefish and sea bass.  All the anglers shared they had to work hard to find them and move around a lot, working the bay and nearshore spots.  Jigs and top/bottom rigs with Gulp or squid/minnow combos reported.
Capt. Monty Hawkins from the charter boat "Morning Star" reports from the offshore reefs/wrecks - "Calmest of calms, just a bit of spread-out ground swell ... Marked sea bass about 40 feet thick soon after, started fishing, never moved... Though many a short went back, the bite was ferocious almost to the last minute. We were 4 fish shy a boat limit..."
One report of red drum being caught 8 miles offshore where Ron Sanko and Jon Benjamin found a school holding several hundred swimming on top and managed to hook a couple nice ones. 


Offshore - 


Not as many offshore reports yesterday, but the ones we had still show strong tuna action and larger and larger bigeye tuna.  Capt. Ken Thompson of the charter boat "Oppor-tuna-ty" took first and third place in the OC Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament with the first place winner weighing in at 179 lbs.  Angler Griffin Wingenroth on the private boat "Salty Bandit" brought in a 270 lb. bigeye from the Poor Man's.  Several white and blue marlin releases reported.  Action mainly in the south/east Poor Man's and north Washington Canyons.  Fish were hitting mostly ballyhoo with skirts, spreader bars, daisy chains and greenmachines.  Bigeyes ranging in the min 100 lb. range and yellowfins in the 40's.  Good sharking reported as well with hammerhead views and releases.  Charter boat "Restless Lady" brought in a 147 lb. mako from an overnighter.  Marc and Mark Troch from Stewartstown PA on there boat the “Tiffany Lynne” caught and released there second Great White in less then 2 weeks, this one was estimated at around 500lbs.


Weather - 


Inshore - Partly sunny today with highs in the lower 80's.  Winds from the SSW, 5-10 mph.


Offshore - (NOAA) - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  450 AM
TODAY  S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3  to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
TUE
 SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3  to 4 ft.


Sunday - 6/21 - Father's Day!


10:02AM - Bad news for Capt. John - "Well that sucks! Fuel issue with port motor turned around. Limping bk in on one motor, hopefully we can fix and get back out"


8:30AM - Looks like another beautiful day for fishing.  Yesterday saw solid action inshore and offshore.  Hot spots off shore continue to be south of the Poor Man's to north of the Washington Canyons for tuna & white marlin.  Capt. Franky Pettolina reports good tuna action at the rockpile as well.  Ballyhoo, spreader bars and green machines seem to be the bait of choice. 
Capt. David Caffrey reported a nice rock fish caught near the south jetty and Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat "Get Sum" found keeper flounders in the OC bay using white Gulp.  Capt. Monty Hawkins on the charter boat "Moring Star" as well as several other boats seeing good success on the inshore wrecks for sea bass, some quite large.
The OC Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament was very strong yesterday with 43 out of 54 boats fishing.  Lots of boats came to Sunset Marina to weigh in their catch.  Flounder, sea bass, mahi, yellowfin and big eyes all came to the dock.  Releases also reported for 1 white and 1 blue marlin.  Largest tuna for Saturday was 179 lbs. and the largest flounder was 3.2 lbs.
Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" left this morning for an overnight charter and should start sharing updates after 11AM.


Weather -


Inshore - Mostly cloudy early this morning then becoming partly sunny.  Slight change of isolated showers with highs in the mid 70's.  SE winds 5-10.


Offshore (NOAA) - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  502 AM 
TODAY  SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
TONIGHT
 SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
MON
 S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4  ft.


Saturday - 6/20


11:20AM - More from Capt. John - "Some bad luck, we've lost about 5 tunas. One to a Shark the rest just bad luck. Still looking" & "Got slow real quick, back to zigging and zagging"


9:30AM - Action picking up on the charter boat "That's Right", Capt. John reports - "Just catch a triple of yellowfins. Looking better."


8:30AM - Great start to the OC Marling Club Small Boat Tournament, 54 boats registered!  That's 80% more than last year.  Due to the pandemic, the public is not allowed at the weigh ins this year.  43 fishing today.
Already have reports that there are a lot of boats fishing off shore today, and I would expect the same in the bays.  Charter boat "Last Call" report our first wahoo of the season, caught yesterday in the Poor Man's Canyon.  72 lbs.
Large trout reported off the Henlopen Pier, caught by Erik Duong on a live spot
Capt. Monty Hawkins reports strong sea bass action at the offshore wrecks.
Good flounder reports from yesterday in the Thorofare and behind Assateague.  White Gulp in 4" and 5" doing the trick.


8:27AM - More from Capt. John - "Some bad luck on last couple bites, lost one at boat and pulled hook on another. Trying again. Few fish scattered about"


7:43AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports he is working in the Poor Man's Canyon, has 1 yellowfin in the box and "Not as fast an furious as yesterday morning, scattered bite in 70 fathoms. Zigging and zagging"


Weather -


Inshore - Mostly cloudy with a slight chance or rain late morning and afternoon. Highs in the mid 70's with winds 5-10 from the S/SE.


Offshore (NOAA) - Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-  458 AM
TODAY  S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S to SE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to  4 ft.  
TONIGHT  S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.  
SUN
 S to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to  4 ft.




Friday - 6/19 -




2:49PM - More from Capt. John - Shew just catch 5 outta 7 bites around 2. Helped our cause. 68 degree water. Got about 30 minutes left.  Got another one at 2:30.


11:35AM - Capt. John reports - "Few big eyes caught in last hour, scattered yellowfin every now and then."


7:40AM - With better weather and broad success offshore yesterday, I suspect we will see a lot of action at the docks this afternoon.  The Wilmington and Poor Man's Canyons were hot yesterday producing large catches of yellowfin and bigeye (several over 200 lbs.).  The charter boat "Blood Money" connected with several longfin tuna as well.


Capt. Jason Mumford from the charter boat "Lucky Break" had success with flounder yesterday in the OC bay.  Capt. Monty Hawkins on the charter boat "Morning Star" reports about yesterday's inshore action - "Today’s bite wasn’t robust. Oh, we caught em, but there was no period of ‘drop and reel’ fishing I’ve been so fortunate to spoil clients with thus far. ... most everyone in double digits."
Today would be a good day to 'work from boat' as I expect tomorrow will be crazy out there!


Weather -


Inshore - Really nice day on tap.  Reaching the high 70s with low winds from the S/SE growing to 11mph by the late afternoon.


Offshore - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat "Than's Right" reports a pretty morning on his ride out this morining.  Here today's forecast from NOAA


Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore- 519AM EDT
TODAY  S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Seas


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