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

August 26, 2016 - READ OFFICIAL WMO COURT DOCUMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 11, 2016 - Press Release from The MidAtlantic

June 24, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

June 11, 2016 - Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park will close starting Monday, June 13 to safeguard first nest of piping plovers found there this season

May 25, 2016 - DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

May 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - May 25, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5-18-16

May 17, 2016 - Grants Available to Aid Maritime Municipalities and Counties Maryland to Preserve and Revitalize Working Waterfronts

May 15, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins report - May 15, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5/6/16

April 25, 2016 - Federal Fishery Management Measures Approved for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

April 25, 2016 - Pacific bluefin tuna population has dropped 97 percent, new report says

April 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty "Morning Star" Report - 4-25-16

April 25, 2016 - Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Partnership during National Park Week Visit to Assateague. Maryland Park Service to Honor “Every Kid in a Park” Pass

April 20, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

April 15, 2016 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 12, 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Shows Improvement Spawning-Age Female Number Nearly Doubles

April 11, 2016 - Monty Hawkins Letter to Secretary of Commerce

April 11, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

April 7, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 10, 2016

April 7, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Corrected 2016 Commercial Shark Size Limits

April 4, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for April 8th

April 1, 2016 - Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

March 31, 2016 - 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 17, 2016 - DNREC Secretary’s Order, following new FDA guidance, halts shellfish harvest in seasonal area on Rehoboth Bay

March 15, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Coast Taken Off Oil & Gas Development List

March 10, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management

March 7, 2016 - Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s new summer youth academy

March 4, 2016 - OC Inlet Dredging scheduled for March 4th

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Regs

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Black Sea Bass Season & Regs

February 22, 2016 - DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

February 17, 2016 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting Rescheduled for March 16th.

February 16, 2016 - Maryland Offers Fishing License Discount for 16-Year-Olds

February 16, 2016 - Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

February 16, 2016 - Newly-signed Delaware law changes size, possession limits for American eel

February 8, 2016 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2016 Recreational Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Fisheries

February 3, 2016 - Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report 2/3/16

February 1, 2016 - Mark Sampson Column on HMS Permits

February 1, 2016 - MD seeks applicant for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

February 1, 2016 - Data to Inform Regional Ocean Planning Process Shared with Public

February 1, 2016 - MD DNR Schedules Coastal Recrational Fisheries Forum for April 8th

February 1, 2016 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

February 1, 2016 - SAFMC Solicits Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues

February 1, 2016 - MD Proposes Changes to Striped Bass Regulations

January 21, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife launches new ‘Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’ website

January 15, 2016 - Changes made to Big Fish Classic

January 11, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces amended tilefish regulation to take effect Jan. 11

January 11, 2016 - Governor Markell seeks nominees for Delaware’s seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

January 8, 2016 - MD DNR to hold meetings to review data on coastal fish

December 28, 2015 - Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 14-20

December 28, 2015 - DE Shellfish Advisory Counclil Meeting Slated for 1/6

December 22, 2015 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Draft Addendum XXVII Addendum Seeks Input on Regional Management Options for 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Recreational Fisheries

December 18, 2015 - MD Sets 2016 Flounder Regulations

December 18, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery

December 11, 2015 - "Morning Star" report - 12-10-15

December 11, 2015 - Five DNREC satellite offices now centralized at new Dover location

December 11, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Season Extended

December 7, 2015 - 2016 Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Permits Now Available

December 7, 2015 - ACFHP Releases Request for Proposals to Study and/or Restore Black Sea Bass Habitat along the Mid-Atlantic

December 2, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report

November 23, 2015 - All Delaware State Parks free on Black Friday

November 19, 2015 - DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 7 on proposed amendments to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

November 18, 2015 - New state record 24.8-pound bluefish bests previous high Delaware catch for species by almost 3 pounds

November 12, 2015 - Striped Bass Enforcement Ramped Up

November 10, 2015 - DE Recreational Fishing Funding Advisory Council meeting on 11-17

November 5, 2015 - Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to partially close for pavement re-striping Nov. 11-12

November 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Revises 2016 Black Sea Bass Specifications & Initiates Draft Addendum for Regional Management of 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

November 4, 2015 - BIG ROCK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

November 4, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016

November 2, 2015 - Delaware boat registration website to shut down

October 13, 2015 - Coastal Recreational Forum on 10/16

October 13, 2015 - Auctions of low-digit surf-fishing tags by DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation start Oct. 15 Sales of new plates authorized by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Markell will benefit Delaware State Parks

October 13, 2015 - Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index is Eighth Highest on Record

October 9, 2015 - MD Fishing Licenses Now Good for 365 days

September 4, 2015 - DNREC’s Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to reopen ahead of schedule, in time for Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2015 - Council to Hold Scoping Hearings for Action on Unmanaged Forage Species

August 27, 2015 - MD DNR Considering Making East Channel a 6 mph Zone

August 21, 2015 - ASMFC Releases Tautog Public Information Document for Public Comment States Schedule Public Hearings for late September/early October

August 13, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins take on Wind Area Survey

July 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

July 15, 2015 - DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Fish-n-Fun Day for families on July 19 in Slaughter Beach

July 14, 2015 - MD DNR Fisheries Services Adjusts Recreational Sea Bass Dates

June 28, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 6/28/15

June 25, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Re-opening of the Commercial Sector for Atlantic Dolphin

June 24, 2015 - Indian River Marina Catch-All Kid's Tournament Cancelled

June 24, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected

June 24, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section June 29 Days Out Conference Call Cancelled

June 16, 2015 - REMINDER: Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearing set for June 18th in Ocean City, MD

June 10, 2015 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting cancelled

June 9, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to offer ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program on June 14, 17 and 24

June 9, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 25-31

June 4, 2015 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015

June 3, 2015 - Permits Now Required for Bluefline Tilefish

June 2, 2015 - White Marlin Open adds new Heaviest White Marlin Winnter Take All Calcutta

June 1, 2015 - Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearings June 1–18, 2015

June 1, 2015 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 6 and 7

June 1, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW 3542 TILEFISH

June 1, 2015 - Commercial Striped Bass Meeting on June 3rd

June 1, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2015 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

May 29, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 26, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to host 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6

May 21, 2015 - ASMFC Begins Preparations for 2016 Black Sea Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment

May 21, 2015 - ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ dates announced by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

May 18, 2015 - Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

May 15, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

May 14, 2015 - Ocean Pines Receives Clean Act Marina Certification

May 13, 2015 - NMFS Changes Bluefin Tuna Regulations

May 12, 2015 - BIG ROCK ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT!

May 12, 2015 - MD will change fishing license from calendar year to 365 days effective Oct 1st

May 12, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 12, 2015 - New parking restrictions in place for vehicles at Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches Effective immediately, only single-file parking to be allowed on state surf-fishing beaches

May 8, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Initiates Amendment to Establish Regional Stock Areas & Associated Reference Points

May 8, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 27-May 3

May 7, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers: Recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Addendum XXIV

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Sets 2015 and 2016 TAC at 187,880 MT & Initiates Amendment to Establish Ecological Reference Points

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section Approves Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

May 3, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 2, 2015 - CCA Holding "Anglers Night Out" at Shenanigans

April 28, 2015 - Bill Introduced to Make Striped Bass National Fish

April 23, 2015 - ASMFC Spring Meeting Agenda Available

April 22, 2015 - Public Comment Period Open for Spiny Dogfish

April 17, 2015 - As Rockfish Season Opens, Maryland Anglers Urged to Track Their Catch to Improve Fisheries Management

April 16, 2015 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course NASBLA’s ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 16, 2015 - DNREC to hold workshops on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

April 16, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Initiates Action to Manage Blueline Tilefish

April 15, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Season Opens April 18th

April 15, 2015 - Status of Stocks 2014 Report to Congress: Overfishing and Overfished Stocks Hit All-Time Lows

April 15, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Chapter Meeting Slated for April 28th

April 14, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries is now accepting applications for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

April 14, 2015 - National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan Released

April 10, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 30-April 5

April 10, 2015 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show Set for May 1-3

April 9, 2015 - Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp to reopen April 18 following ramp improvements

April 9, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new recreational striped bass regulation to take effect on May 11

April 7, 2015 - Another VA state record bluefin caught

April 6, 2015 - MD DNR looking for feedback on commercial striped bass proposal

April 6, 2015 - OC Reef Foundation Dinner Date Set

April 2, 2015 - New VA state record bluefin caught

April 2, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 23-29

April 2, 2015 - MD Striped Bass Angler Survey results available

April 1, 2015 - Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles Federal Judge Says Feds Wrongly Approved Plan Allowing Whales, Dolphins, Other Wildlife to be Harmed Nearly 10 Million Times

April 1, 2015 - Wicomico Bass Club Sponsors 5th Annual Tournament to Help USMC Toys for Tots and Get More Kids Fishing; Includes Two Free Bass-Fishing Clinics, Raffle Prizes, and a Post-Tournament BBQ

March 30, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 27, 2015 - Julie Ball Virginia Report

March 27, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 16-22

March 27, 2015 - New Campground opening at Indian River Inlet

March 27, 2015 - Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures announced due to boat ramp improvements

March 27, 2015 - MD Commercial Oyster Season Extended by 2 Weeks

March 25, 2015 - Volunteers sought for 24th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 18

March 23, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 23, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 9-15

March 23, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries Recreational and Charter Striped Bass Fishery Modifications

March 23, 2015 - Age Determined for World Record Tautog

March 19, 2015 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Issues Annual Report

March 18, 2015 - Striped Bass Spring Trophy Season regulations set for Chesapeake Bay

March 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 2-8

March 12, 2015 - Local MSSA Chapter Meeting on 3/24

March 11, 2015 - A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits

March 9, 2015 - MD DNR Seeking Public Input on changes to commercial striped bass fishery

March 9, 2015 - Scientists fight sound blasting to protect commercial fish stock

March 5, 2015 - Draft Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review

March 3, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 2, 2015 - Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Harvest of Almost 200,000 Striped Bass

March 2, 2015 - Council Recommends Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

February 27, 2015 - 2015 Commercial Individual Transferable Quota Striped Bass Season Modification

February 27, 2015 - MD Sets 2015 Sea Bass Regulations

February 23, 2015 - REMINDER: DE Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold Feb. 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest All Atlantic states required to reduce harvest by 25 percent

February 23, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding blueline tilefish

February 20, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Invitations for Bids

February 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 2-8

February 16, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Releases National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

February 16, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Benchmark Assessment & Peer Review Results for Management Use

February 9, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 9, 2015 - Atlantic Menhaden Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 6, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

February 6, 2015 - 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

February 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves State Implementation Plans to Reduce Harvest

February 6, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 5, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring Orientation set for Feb. 21 at Aquatic Resources Education Center

February 5, 2015 - Black Drum Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Continues Summer Flounder Recreational Regional Management for 2015 & Approves State Plans for 2015 Recreational Black Sea Bass & Scup Fisheries

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Releases the Public Information Document for Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

January 29, 2015 - DE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505 AND 3506 PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS.

January 28, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Accepting Applications for Advisory Panel Members

January 23, 2015 - ASMFC 2015 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available

January 21, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Coast Chapter Meeting on January 27th

January 5, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Hearings on Deep Sea Corals Amendment

January 3, 2015 - Striped Bass Creel Reduced to 1 per person

December 23, 2014 - MD closes sea bass fishery from January 1st to February 28th

December 23, 2014 - MD sets 2015 flounder regs

December 22, 2014 - MD Offers Discounts on Fishing Licenses

November 24, 2014 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold public workshops on proposed increases to hunting and trapping license fees

November 19, 2014 - Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announces required reductions in 2015 striped bass recreational and commercial harvest Recreational options under review; public hearing to be scheduled in early 2015

November 18, 2014 - MD DNR to hold public input meeting on striped bass regulation chenges

November 6, 2014 - UPDATE ON 2015 STRIPED BASS REGULATION PROCESS

November 5, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Seeks Public Input from Marylanders via Open Session in Ocean City, Maryland

November 3, 2014 - NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2015 Shark Research Fishery

October 31, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

October 1, 2014 - Public hearing on summer flounder management set for Oct. 6

September 27, 2014 - ASMFC to hold meeting on summer flounder

September 11, 2014 - MD extends sea bass season

September 9, 2014 - MD Meeting set for striped bass regulation changes

August 29, 2014 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing in Delaware on interstate striped bass management plan

August 25, 2014 - NMFS Maintains 4 fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2014

August 23, 2014 - Public Hearings set on Striped Bass Changes

August 19, 2014 - Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV

August 18, 2014 - ASMFC & MAFMC Maintain Specifications for 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fisheries & Approve 2015 Bluefish Specifications

August 14, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 10-11, 2014

August 8, 2014 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Approves Traffic Light Approach to Assess Stock Trends and Initiate Management Response for Spot & Atlantic Croaker

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves Draft Addendum V for Public Comment

June 4, 2014 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Spot & Atlantic Croaker Draft Addendum

May 29, 2014 - CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPROVES 'FLEXIBILITY'

May 5, 2014 - Bluefin Tuna Regulations Updated

May 2, 2014 - Delaware changes summer flounder and sea bass regulations

April 22, 2014 - Ocean City Reef Foundation Dinner Set for May 4th at Marlin Club

April 16, 2014 - Council Adopts Golden Tilefish Management Measures for 2015 – 2017

April 14, 2014 - MSSA Reschedules Youth Fishing Program

April 8, 2014 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Salisbury University Fishing Club looking for Relay for Life donations and sponsors

April 3, 2014 - NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy

April 2, 2014 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

March 31, 2014 - MSSA forms Youth Angler Club

March 26, 2014 - Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation

March 26, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Council Hosts Workshop on East Coast Fisheries and Climate Change

March 25, 2014 - 3 Rod Limit in MD Waived for 180 days

March 24, 2014 - Notice of Initiation of 5-year Essential Fish Habitat Review for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species and Request for Information

March 18, 2014 - NMFS Releases Final 2013 Bluefin Landings

March 17, 2014 - 2014 Summer Flounder Regulations Set

March 13, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting Set for April 3-4

March 11, 2014 - Entries Now Open for the REACTOR Watch & Bill Boyce Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot Sweepstakes

March 10, 2014 - Delaware to hold public hearings on summer flounder and sea bass

March 10, 2014 - Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate

March 10, 2014 - DNREC reminds anglers to purchase 2014 fishing licenses

March 10, 2014 - MD Sets 2014 Flounder Regulations

February 26, 2014 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 13 (10 AM) to Consider Approval of State and Regional Management Proposals

February 20, 2014 - Public Listening Session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework set for Feb. 27 in Lewes

February 7, 2014 - ASMFC 2014 Winter Meeting Press Releases, Summaries and Motions

February 1, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic $500,000 makes major changes

January 24, 2014 - MD DNR Removes 3-rod limit

January 15, 2014 - MSSA - Atlantic Chapter's Next Meeting

January 8, 2014 - 5TH ANNUAL MSSA SALTWATER FISHING EXPO

January 8, 2014 - PUBLIC HEARING DATES SET FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER AND BLACK SEA BASS

January 6, 2014 - OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES CHANGE

January 1, 2014 - Delaware anglers reminded that recreational black sea bass season

December 20, 2013 - MD Sets 2014 Sea Bass Regulations in State Waters

December 13, 2013 - Addendum Proposes Management Options for the 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

December 5, 2013 - Highlights of 2013 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

December 2, 2013 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for November - December 2013

November 27, 2013 - LOOK FOR NEXT COASTAL HUNTER

November 26, 2013 - 2014 Chesapeake Bay Striper Quotas Set

November 21, 2013 - Maryland looking for public comment on changes in speckled trout regulations

November 14, 2013 - RFA SAYS TIDE IS TURNING TOWARDS MAGNUSON REFORM

November 11, 2013 - International Assessment Shows Again North Atlantic Swordfish Stock Rebuilt

November 1, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board Initiates Draft Addendum XXIV to Address 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

October 25, 2013 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

October 25, 2013 - Reduced flounder quota could hurt recreational fishing industry

October 9, 2013 - Bahia Marina Rocktoberfest Striper Tournament Rescheduled

October 1, 2013 - Delaware Announces Special waterfowl and deer hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

September 30, 2013 - Indian River North Jetty repair to begin Oct. 2nd

September 25, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW §3588 ATLANTIC MENHADEN.

September 24, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO §3518 BLACK DRUM SIZE LIMIT; POSSESSION LIMIT; LANDING LIMIT; DEALER LIMIT.

July 31, 2013 - NOAA to hold meeting in Ocean Pines to discuss best handling practices

July 24, 2013 - Weigh-in location changed for Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament

July 3, 2013 - Changes made to shark regulations effective August 2nd

June 19, 2013 - NMFS Announces Final 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Closes Longline Category

June 14, 2013 - From the Annual OC Shark Tournament

June 7, 2013 - Delaware Adjust Minimum Size for Flounder

June 7, 2013 - Delaware recreational crabbers reminded of catch regulations, including turtle excluder

May 31, 2013 - National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

May 29, 2013 - New artificial bait could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

May 29, 2013 - ASMFC Approves Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Black Drum

May 28, 2013 - ASMFC Winter Flounder Board Approves Addendum III

May 20, 2013 - MARYLAND WITHDRAWLS FINAL PROPOSAL TO TAKE TAUTOG TO 15-INCHES

May 19, 2013 - MD & FEDS SET BLACK SEA BASS REGULATIONS

May 16, 2013 - NMFS ADJUSTS BLUEFIN TUNA REGULATIONS

May 2, 2013 - NMFS Proposes Rule on Shark Conservation Act of 2010

May 1, 2013 - NMFS Will Host a Public Conference Call to Discuss Updating the Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda

May 1, 2013 - MD DNR looking to fill vacancies on the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

April 25, 2013 - MSSA and Youth Angler Club Welcome Lenny Rudow

April 24, 2013 - MD Fisheries to hold meetings on blue crab regulations

April 24, 2013 - NMFS Preparing Statement for Shark Management

April 24, 2013 - DNR Sets a May 10 Striped Bass Commercial Control Date for Quota Allocation

April 24, 2013 - MAFMC Meeting Minutes

April 24, 2013 - 30th Annual Championship on the Bay

April 24, 2013 - Annual Reef Foundation Dinner - May 15th

April 24, 2013 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News - Sharks

April 18, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Addendum XXIV New York & New Jersey May Modify Regulations to Access Additional Fish

April 10, 2013 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show, May 3rd, 4th & 5th

April 10, 2013 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

April 8, 2013 - No Striped Bass in Nanticoke River during Spawning Season

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks comments on Billfish Conservation Act

April 4, 2013 - DE Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks public input on placing scalloped hammerheads on Endangered Species list

April 3, 2013 - Public invited to listen in on meeting about Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

April 1, 2013 - NMFS Adjusts Bluefin Tuna Regulations

March 26, 2013 - Menhaden Management Update

March 25, 2013 - NOAA looking at alternatives to enhance swordfish fishery

March 25, 2013 - Maryland Sets 2013 Flounder Regulations

March 22, 2013 - Ocean City Fishing Community Mourns the Loss of a Legend

March 22, 2013 - States to Hold Hearings on Draft Black Drum FMP

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Schedules Hearing on Draft of Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries Agenda

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold March 21 public hearing on proposed summer flounder regulation changes; public comment period is open until April 5

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold public hearing March 21 on proposed invasive finfish regulations; public comment period open until April 5

March 14, 2013 - ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

March 13, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 15 at 2 PM to Consider Approval of Northern Region Regulations for the 2013 Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery

March 1, 2013 - LOOKING FOR A COPY OF THE COASTAL FISHERMAN WINTER EDITION?

February 23, 2013 - GOOD NEWS FOR SEA BASS FISHING IN DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA!!!

February 21, 2013 - MARYLAND PROPOSES 2013 FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - DELAWARE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - BILL TO BE VOTED ON TO INCREASE MARYLAND FISHING LICENSE FEES BY $10

February 20, 2013 - NMFS RECONSIDERING PROPOSED DUSKY SHARK MEASURES

January 1, 1900 - MD Black Bass Roundtable set for Feb 4th

VIDEO CATEGORY
Fishing Report

9.27.16 11:47 am

by Larry Jock


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MONDAY, September 27, 2016

"Big Billin" went out to 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on a half-day trip and went 3 for 5 on white marlin in addition to catching a yellowfin.


SATURDAY, September 24, 2016

Weatherwise, the day started out calm but the winds picked up throughout the day. Pretty dreary. Annoying rain off and on.

It looks like the bite in the bay continues to be improved with more action around the South Jetty.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had a banner day with 3 sheepshead, 2 black drum and a couple of triggerfish, all on sand fleas around the South Jetty. They also had a pair of flounder at the east end of the Commercial Harbor on white Gulp! Swimming Mullet. Around the Jetty, the anglers also released short tautog and sea bass. Their largest black drum weighed 10.2 lbs.

Offshore, charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 white marlin releases and 6 dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" headed to the Baltimore Canyon and releases a blue marlin in addition to catching 60 dolphin and 7 yellowfin tuna.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 8 yellowfins and released 4 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Zipper" caught a wahoo and 14 dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Buckshot" released 7 white marlin in the Baltimore.

Hope Noone caught and released her 1st and 2nd white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon while fishing on the "A Salt Weapon II".


FRIDAY, September 23, 2016

There was a good flounder bite in the bay. Really picked up. A lot of bait.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught keeper flounder in the Fish Bowl and around the South Jetty today. Capt. Jason said flatties were on both the inside and outside of the South Jetty. Capt. Jason likes to have his angles use Z-Man artificials and minnows.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had good flounder fishing today on artificial reefs. A few limits were caught around the rail with fish up to 4 lbs. Caught on bucktails.

Mike Orchulli caught a 16-inch flounder near the Commercial Harbor and a 20 1/2-incher on the outside of the South Jetty during the incoming tide on bucktails tipped with white Gulp!.

Offshore, the seas were rough today, but several boats ventured out.

The charter boat, "Boss Hogg" went to the Washington Canyon and had 3 white marlin, a 48 lb. wahoo and 33 dolphin. Capt. Brian Porter said water temps were 75-degrees.

"Billfisher" had 4 white marlin releases in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 3 white marlin releases and 3 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "My Cin" had a white marlin release and 14 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Marli" had a white marlin release, 30 dolphin and a yellowfin tuna in the Poor Man's.

"Buckshot" had 2 white marlin releases between the Baltimore and Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "C-Boys' released 10 white marlin and had 3 yellowfins weighing over 60 lbs. in the Baltimore Canyon.


MONDAY, September 19, 2016

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught their limit of 32 flounder and a few sea bass during a trip near the Bass Grounds. Largest fish was caught by Adam Kellet and it weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. Caught on bucktails tipped with strip baits.


SUNDAY, September 18, 2016

Sounds like there was a decent white marlin bite in the Norfolk.

"Talkin Trash" went down to the Washington and caught 4 yellowfins, up to 72 lbs. and went 1 for 4 on white marlin.

"PYY Marine" released 3 white marlin and caught a yellowfin and 14 mahi in the Washngton.

"Myra HT" released 7 white marlin and caught a couple of dolphin in the Norfolk.

Ashton Clark released his first white marlin after hooking it on a naked ballyhoo at the Rockpile.

On the headboat, "Angler", several had limits of flounder with fish up to 4 lbs. Caught on bucktails at an artificial reef.

Anglers on the "Cindy Sue II" returned from an overnight trip to the Poor Man's Canyon with a pair of wahoo (31.5 & 44.5 lbs), 9 mahi (largest was 22 lbs.), and a 100 lb. mako. They also hooked a false albacore and a short yellowfin while trolling at the Hot Dog.


The scales closed on the 2nd and last day of the MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament and here is what showed up at the scale:

Howard Todd had a 16.5-inch flounder and a 7.9 lb. Atlantic sharpnose shark from the African Queen.

Ben Becker weighed a 1.75 lb. flounder caught in the bay behind the OC Airport.

Anglers on the "Green Submarine" weighed a pair of flounder (3.55 and 4.4 lbs.) Caught in the Fish Bowl

Zach Parker weighed a 2 lb. flounder caught at the Old Grounds.

Vance Hottendorf and Jason Courtney weighed a pair of flounder (1.8 & 2.2 lbs.) caught at the Twin Wrecks and the Great Eastern Reef.

Anglers on the "Fishizzle" weighed 3 flounder (2.7, 3.3 & 4.2 lbs.) caught at the Great Eastern Reef.

Anglers on the "Adventureous" weighed 3 flounder (3.05, 3.05 & 3.4 lbs.) caught at the Radcliffe wreck.

Grady Obetz released his first spearfish and his first white marlin at the 800/800. He was fishing on the "G-FORCE".

Samantha Marshall and Craig Householder each released their first white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon. The group went 2 for 3 on whites.


SATURDAY, September 17, 2016

It was a slow day yesterday due to rough seas. Most stayed at the dock but some that tried to venture out ended up turning around.

Today is the Challenge Cup, pitting the Ocean City Marlin Club against the Cape May Tuna & Marlin Club. We haven't won in a couple of years, so hopefully this will be the year our guys will bring back the cup.

The MSSA Flounder Tournament is also today, so you should see a lot of boats in the bay. Hopefully, the dirty water that has hampered flounder fishing for the last week will clear up enough that some nice fish can be caught. Look for the areas around the South Jetty and the rocks along Martha's Landing to produce a nice one today.

2:53 PM - Capt. Kane Bounds on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" reported that the flounder bite was a little tough today, but sea bass really chewed. Their charter had a boat limit of 95 nice sea bass plus 6 flounder and a mahi while fishing with squid inside the Jackspot.

5:37 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" went to the Washington Canyon and returned with 5 white marlin releases, 3 yellowfins and a pair of dolphin.

The charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned from an overnight trip to the 800/800 with 7 white marlin releases, 2 blue marlin releases, a 67 lb. mako, a 74 lb. swordfish and a bunch of dolphin.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported good sea bass and flounder fishing today. A few limits of flounder around the rail with fish up to 3.5 lbs. Largest sea bass was 2.5 lbs. Caught on squid at an artificial reef.

7:08 PM - Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 2 white marlin releases and 26 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

"Primary Search" went to the Washington and got 5 yellowfins up to 72 lbs. All on the troll. They also caught some mahi and triggerfish under a floating log.

Brandon Boyer caught his first white marlin while trolling in the Poor Man's. They went 1 for 3 on whites and caught 3 blackfin tuna.

The scales closed on the first day of the MSSA Flounder Pounder and here is what we saw:

Russ Coward caught an 18.5-inche, 2.6 lb. flounder on cut bait at the Jackspot.

John Kaminaris caught a 17.5-inch, 2.1 lb. flounder on Gulp! at the Rt. 50 Bridge.

John Appleton, Brandon Vermillion and Vernon Vermillion weighed 2 flounder (1.4 lbs. & 1.65 lbs.) Caught on minnows and squid along the Inlet Wall.

Rob Mako caught a 19-inch, 2.8 lb. flounder on a minnow in the Inlet.

Anglers on the "Green Submarine" weighed 3 flounder (1.85, 2.8 & 2.95 lbs.). Caught on live mullet in the West Channel.

Bret Dean, Sam Slacum and Lewis Hardy weighed a 19-inch, 2.5 lb. flounder caught on minnows and squid at the Great Eastern Reef.

Anglers on the "Full Service" weighed 2 flounder (2.05 & 3.05 lbs.) caught on Gulp and squid at "A" Buoy.

Anglers on the "Sweetie" are sitting in 1st place after weighing 3 flounder (4.2, 4.45 & 4.95 lbs.) All were caught on Gulp at an ocean wreck, 10 miles offshore.

Angles on the "Fishizzle" weighed 3 flounder (1.7, 2.0 & 2.55 lbs.). Fish were caught on Gulp and flounder belly on an ocean reef.

Anglers on "Got R Done" weighed 3 flounder (2.55, 3.7 & 4.15 lbs.) caught on squid and minnows at the Great Eastern Reef.

Anglers on the "Bonnie Lynn" weighed 3 flounder (2.05, 2.1 & 3.25 lbs.) caught on cut bait and minnows at the Bass Grounds.

7:16 PM - Right now the winner of the Challenge Cup is too tight to call. Feeling is that the Ocean City team may have pulled it out this year. Looks like there may have been a good bite in the Norfolk. Stay tuned!

9:38 PM - After 4 years, the Challenge Cup returns to Ocean City. The 1-day shootout between the Ocean City Marlin Club and the Cape May Tuna & Marlin Club ended with a 787.5 points to 500.0 points win for the team from Ocean City. Top boat was the "Makara" with 975 points (13 white marlin releases). For the day, Cape May released 58 white marlin and 1 blue marlin and the Ocean City team released 126 white marlin and a blue marlin. All of the action was down in the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Congratulations to the team from the Ocean City Marlin Club.


THURSDAY, September 15, 2016

Wind is blowing pretty good in Ocean City, although the offshore forecast is much better than what we are seeing on land. Only one boat, the "Reel Chaos" ventured out of Sunset Marina today. None went out from the Ocean City Fishing Center.


WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016

If you are looking for billfish action, now is the time to call your favorite charter boat or just look through the Coastal Fisherman and read this daily report to help you with your selection. This time of year, the marlin bite can be epic!

Sounds like it was a great day/overnight/this morning bite in the Washington and Norfolk Canyons.

The charter boat, "No Quarter" had a Fantasy Slam with 15 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release, a sailfish release (1 for 3), a spearfish and a 96-inch swordfish. They also killed a 90-inch mako shark, estimated at 300 lbs.

"Pumpin Hard" ventured to the Norfolk Canyon yesterday on an overnighter with only the Captain and mate onboard and returned today after releasing 27 white marlin (19 yesterday and 8 today).

2:33 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Happy Hooker" caught flounder on shiners in the East Channel. Largest was a 20-incher that weighed 4 lbs.

James Guinan and Mike Reynolds caught and released 6 white marlin and caught a pair of dolphin in the Washington Canyon. This was the first white marlin for both anglers.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a great bite of short flounder today with some keepers thrown in. They also had a nice sea bass bite as well.

Reports have come in that the fleet is into the white marlin pretty good in the Washington, Norfolk and the Wilmington Canyons. There was an excellent white marlin bite in the Wilmington yesterday with one boat recording 30 releases.

5:29 PM - Robb Coulbourne caught a 48 lb. wahoo in the Baltimore Canyon on the "Always Something".

Mark Mohn caught a 6 lb. 10 oz. flounder at "A" Buoy during a trip on the headboat, "Judy V".

6:34 PM - The charter boat, "No Quarter" just got in with an exception catch during their overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon. They ended up with releases of 23 white marlin 2 spearfish, 1 blue marlin and a sailfish. They weighed a 263 lb. mako shark and a 350 lb. swordfish. The blue marlin was estimated at 200 lbs. On Tuesday, the released 14 white marlin, a spearfish, a blue marlin and a sailfish - giving them the Fantasy Slam. Mate Parker Marshall free-gaffed (with a flying gaff) the mako after it came up to take a chunk out of the swordfish.

While I was at the scale, I saw the "Espadon" come in from their overnighter and it looked like they had around 21 white marlin releases and a blue marlin. They were in the Nofolk.

Anglers on the "Maverick" had releases of 9 white marlin (9 for 11) and a spearfish. They also caught a mahi. Sarah Trattner, and 4 other anglers, all recorded their first white marlin releases. All of the action was near the Rockpile.

"My Cin" releaed 7 white marlin in the Washingon.

"Marli" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Billfisher released 14 white marlin in the Norfolk.

"Makara" releaed 20 white marlin in the Norfolk

"Pumpin Hard" returned from an overnight trip to the Norfolk with 27 white marlin releases.


TUESDAY, September 13, 2016

The white marlin were snapping today and we saw some nice size dolphin arrive at the dock. The "Marli" got the bulk of their white marlin releases early in the morning but Capt. Mark said that when he left the area around the Rockpile at 3:00 they were really snapping. Some boats even traveled down to the Norfolk.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" released 8 white marlin and caught 19 mahi and a 50 lb. wahoo.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a very good flounder bite and even a few sea bass while fishing on an artificial reef. Several anglers around the rail went home with their limit of flounder. The largest was a 23-incher caught by Young You. Hurricane Murray had a tough day, but a certain Captain had an even worse day (can you say "skunk"!).

"Buckshot" released 3 white marin and caught 8 dolphin at the Rockpile.

"G-FORCE" released 6 white marlin in the Washington.

"Rhonda's Osprey" released 4 white marlin and killed a yellowfin in the Poor Man's.

"Reel Joy" released 8 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"First Light" released 8 white marlin in the Washington.

"DA Sea" released 10 white marlin in the Washington.

"Tighten Up" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Poore Sport" released 12 white marlin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had an incredible day in the Norfolk, releasing 18 white marlin.

"Billfisher" released 12 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Norfolk.

Anglers on the "De-Bait_Able" went 7 for 8 on white marlin and caught 9 dolphin near the Rockpile.


MONDAY, September 12, 2016

We are seeing keeper weakfish being caught in the Inlet and around the South Jetty.


SUNDAY, September 11, 2016

9:43 PM - Busy day today. Seas were snotty in the morning but laid out in the afternoon.

Here are the results of the Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder:

1st - Rich Daiker - 6 lbs. 15 oz. - $6,410
2nd - Baron Daiker - 3 lbs. 12 oz. - $930
3rd - Rich Daiker - 3 lbs. 6 oz. - $620

Rich caught the winning fish at the South Jetty during the outgoing tide on a live spot. The 2nd and 3rd place fish were caught during the incoming tide on live spot at the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Elsewhere in the Flounder Pounder:

Ben Keck caught a 2 lb. 10 oz. flounder in the Thorofare.

Jay Brittingham caught a 1 lb. 13 oz. flounder in the Thorofare.

Gene Stalls caught a 3 lb. 5 oz. flounder in the West Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Chase Porter caught a 2 lb. 1 oz. flounder in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Jim Morand caught a pair of flounder (1 lb. 12 oz. & 3 lb. 5 oz.) in the West Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Dave Prince caught a 3 lb. 5 oz. flounder in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

In the Ocean City Fishing Center Spot Tournament, ten anglers shared top honors for the 1st place spot.

In the competition between the Ocean City Light Tackle Club and the Ocean City Marlin Club, the Light Tackle Club edged out the Marlin Club by 300 points (2 blue marlin). Each team released 24 white marlin during their 2 days of fishing (Friday & Saturday).

"Game On" had 4 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

John Niedermair caught a 22-inch flounder to win the pool for top fish on the headboat, "Morning Star". Caught over natural ocean bottom on a Gulp! artificial bait.


SATURDAY, September 10, 2016

4:12 PM - The wind was puffing pretty steady out of the south today. Ride home for boats coming from the Poor Man's and Washington should be pretty nice this afternoon.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" returned with sea bass and flounder after fishing with squid, cut bait and clams on natural bottom and at artificial reefs and wrecks.

6:16 PM - It looks like it was another day of white marlin, dolphin and the occassional wahoo offshore today. Best white marlin bite looked like it was just south of the Baltimore.

In the competition between the Ocean City Marlin Club and the Ocean City Light Tackle Club, it sounds like the teams from the Marlin Club made a comeback today, but was it enough to overcome the 14-10 lead by the Light Tackle guys? Stay tuned!

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 5 white marlin releases (5 for 9) and 17 dolphin just south of the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 6 white marlin and a pair of dolphin south of the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" caught 25 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Blood Money" released 5 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

Charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" released 5 white marlin south of the Baltimore.


FRIDAY, September 9, 2016

Quiet day in the bay. Looks like it was another offshore bite dominated by smaller dolphin and white marlin.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" ended up with 4 white marlin releases and 29 dolphin, all in 70 fathoms near the Rockpile.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" picked up a pair of flounder, up to 17-inches, while drifting in the East Channel.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had flounder up to 20-inches and also a batch of sea bass.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught a limit of 24 flounder and a few sea bass while fishing at the Bass Grounds.


8:20 PM - "The Legacy" had 6 white marlin and a blue marlin in 120 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.

The "JUDGE" went 10 for 14 on white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"My Cin" had 7 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 7 white marlin and 5 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"White Lightning" had 3 white marlin and a load of dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Griffin" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Reel Joy" released 5 white marlin in the Poor Man's. They also had 4 dolphin.

"Tighten Up" had 6 white marlin, 3 dolphin and a yellowfin in the Poor Man's.

"Buckshot" released 2 white marlin, 1 blue marlin and caught a yellowfin and some dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Boss Hogg" had 2 yellowfins, 15 dolphin, 35 tilefish and 6 sea bass in the Washington.

"Pumpin Hard" released 4 white marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Chaos" released 6 white marlin in the Poor Man's..

"Moore Bills" released 2 white marlin and caught some dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Anglers on the "Not Right" released 3 white marlin and caught a 74 lb. wahoo in the Poor Man's.

Some yellowfins were caught 5 miles north of the Washington Canyon. Largest weighed 77 lbs. gutted.


THURSDAY, September 8, 2016

A handful of boats headed offshore today.

3:46 PM - Gary Benedick caught a 23.5-inch, 5 lb. flounder in the Inlet this morning while fishing with a minnow and Gulp! combination.

4:36 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had releases of 16 white marlin, 1 spearfish and a blue marlin. They also caught 30 dolphin. All the action was in the Poor Man's.

6:15 - Charter boat, Marli had 6 yellowfins (avg around 35 lbs.) and some dolphin in the Washington.

"Restless Lady" had 4 yellowfins in the Washington.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" ended up with 20 flounder a 24 sea bass after fishing at the Jackspot. Largest fish measured 26.6 inches and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

"Last Call" released 8 white marlin in the Poor Man's

"Moore Bills" had a wahoo, 24 dolphin and released 2 white marlin in the Poor Man's.


WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2016

Only a couple of boats ventured offshore today. One of them was the charter boat, "Marli". They returned with 31 bailor dolphin, 3 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release. All on the troll in the Washington Canyon.


MONDAY, September 5, 2016

Obviously, there hasn't been much to report. Tropical Storm Hermine caused very rough seas, but otherwise was nothing like predicted. Offshore forecast doesn't look fishable until Thursday or Friday.

I spoke to one person who tried some fishing in the bay yesterday, but they came up blank. Understandably, the water is very dirty.

12:21 PM - Dustin Blickenstaff just swung by the Coastal Fisherman office to have a picture taken of the 21 3/4-inch, 4 lb. 3 oz. flounder he caught while fishing with shiners off the 3rd Street Bulkhead this morning.

SATURDAY, September 3, 2016

10:00 AM - A wet and windy day today in Ocean City. Worst is yet to come.

I did receive a report this morning from Capt. Chris Little on the "Talkin Trash". They ended up making it all the way down to the Washington Canyon yesterday and were rewarded with 10 yellowfins in the box and another 10 broken off. They were done by 11:30 AM. Chris said the ride down wasn't bad but the ride home was horrible. He did see a Virginia boat hooked up to a bigeye, but wasn't sure if they ever boated it.


FRIDAY, September 2, 2016

I heard one charter boat tried venturing out today but turned around and one boat kept going. Should be an interesting trip for them.


THURSDAY, September 1, 2016

With all the cobia being caught, I just want to remind everyone (like we have mentioned in the Coastal Fisherman MANY times) that you CANNOT catch cobia in Federal waters (3-200 miles offshore). There is no size or creel limit on cobia in Maryland or Delaware state waters so you can catch as many as you like.

Offshore, anglers chasing billfish found whites and blues primarily in 100 fathoms on the edge of the Baltimore Canyon. There were also a few whites hooked in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 3 yellowfins and 2 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"No Quarter" had 10 yellowfins and a white marlin release in the Washington. They also had 10 yellowfin releases as well.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 2 white marlin releases in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Buckshot" had 12 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Blood Money" had 12 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Miss Annie" releaed a white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore.

"Grande Pez" released 4 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore.

"Billfisher" had 9 white marlin releases in the Baltimore Canyon.

"My Cin" had 7 white marlin releases along with a yellowfin and 5 dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Makara" had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016

12:10 PM - Ron Barnes caught a 23-inch flounder in the East Channel this morning while fishing with minnows.

4:48 PM - Just ahead of the storm that will affect canyon waters this weekend, the flounder are really snapping. Best bite is in 120 feet of water.

Every angler on the headboat, "Morning Star" caught their limit of flounder today, except for 1 angler who's first name is Murray and his last name sounds like Adams. The largest flounder weighed 4 lbs. 11 oz. All caught on cut bait.

Wes Pollitt, Patrick Coomes and Eddie Braxton caught 3 cobia inshore of Little Gull Shoal. The guys found the cobia swimming around a large, thick school of bunker. Their fish were caught on live spot and bunker, although they said that one cobia actually spit out the spot in favor of the bunker. Their fish weighed 40, 45 and 57 lbs.

5:08 PM - Anglers on the "Honey" fished on the east side of the bay behind the Ocean City Airport and ended up with a pair of flounder, measuring 19 and 20-inches. They also had a dozen throwback flounder, 5 throwback sea bass and 2 snapper bluefish. All caught on minnows and Gulp!

6:21 - The marlin bite was in the deep, just south of the Baltimore Canyon today. I heard that the "Makara" had 7 and the other boats only had a couple.

Kirby Carter on the charter boat, "Last Call" caught a 51 lb. dolphin at the 461 Lump. Kirby and his dad also caught 3 other dolphin and had 3 white marlin releases.

The tuna guys in the Washington Canyon got some good yellowfin bite but had to fight off the sharks eating their tuna during the fight. Most fights were lost.


TUESDAY, August 30, 2016

it was a nice day on the water. Those that reported rough seas were wrong. Gotta keep an eye on how they are spread out. Three second spreads = bad. Twelve second spreads = good. That is what we had today.

Big Bird Cropper stopped by the office with his limit of 10 nice size bluefish and a 17-inch flounder. All were caught around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Capt. Monty Hawkins wasn't exactly sure how many flounder limits he had around the rail, but he said that there were a lot of folks with 3 nice size flounder in the cooler. Fish were up to 23-inches.

I heard reports of a good yellowfin bite in the Poor Man's/Washington Canyons, especially for those greensticking.

8:45 PM - The Marlin Club Labor Day Tournament this weekend has been canceled.

Sounds like the white marlin bite was decent just below the Baltimore Canyon today. A couple boats got between 6 and 10. Others struggled.

The yellowfin bite in the Washington was OK. "Marli" had 5.


MONDAY, August 29, 2016

Flounder are really snapping on ocean structure right now, so it is a GREAT time to book a spot on the rail of a local headboat, like the "Angler" or "Morning Star".

Good billfish day in the Poor Man's and the yellowfin are still snapping in the Washington. The greenstickers are having the best luck but the other day, boats got them while chunking also. Fish are a really nice size with most in the 50-70 lb. range.

There were many flounder limits around the rail for anglers fishing on the headboat, "Morning Star". Largest measured 24 inches. All caught on natural bottom.

Anglers on "Rhonda's Osprey" had a Grand Slam by releasing 5 white marlin, a spearfish and a blue marlin in 300 fathoms the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Jade II" had 8 yellowfin in the Washington Canyon.

Anglers on the charter boat "Foolish Pleasures" had 9 yellowfins in the Washington.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 9 yellowfins in the Washington.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a couple of keepers while drifting in the Fish Bowl during the outgoing tide. Fish measured 17 and 19-inches.


SUNDAY, August 28, 2016

Rough seas kept almost everyone at the dock today. I know only a half dozen boats fished out of Sunset Marina.

The charter boat, "Marli" did head down to the Washington Canyon where they picked up 7 yellowfins and a dolphin. All were on the greenstick (with breakaways).


SATURDAY, August 27, 2016

Jeff Greenwood on the "Myra HT" caught a 51-inch, 47 lb. cobia inside Little Gull Shoal on a live bunker

The flounder headboat, "Flounder Pounder" had 3 keeper flounder, between 17 and 19-inches after drifting squid and shiners in the West Channel.

It looks like the yellowfin tuna were snapping in the Washington Canyon today.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 15 yellowfins and a dolphin near the Bigeye Hole in the Washington Canyon. Fish were caught on a combination of the green stick (with breakaways) and trolling. Their heaviest yellowfin weighed close to 70 lbs.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 18 yellowfins caught mostly on the green stick. Fish were caught near the Bigeye Hole in 100 to 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 14 yellowfins caught while trolling and on the green stick (with breakaways).


FRIDAY, August 26, 2016

Go to the Breaking News section to find the official court document filed by officials of the White Marlin Open, asking the court to decide the prize money payouts for the 2016 tournament.

Hughie Cropper caught a 60 lb. cobia inside Little Gull Shoal.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great day catching snapper bluefish in the Ocean City Inlet.

Here's what we saw on the final day of the MidAtlantic tournament:

"Game On" weighed 59 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Haulin n Ballin" weighed a 72 lb. white marlin to take over 2nd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Texas Tea" weighed a 65 lb. white marlin.

"Shark Byte" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin to enter into a tie for 3rd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Magic Moment" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo.

"Uno Mas" weighed a 48 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Big Oh" weighed a 61 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the minimum 65 lb. weight requirement.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin to give them 1,800 points (23 white marlin & 1 blue marlin) for the tournament and 1st place in the Total Points Division.


THURSDAY, August 25, 2016

Jonathan McCarthy caught a pair of 17-inch flounder in the Thorofare

I received a report that flounder fishing was very good at the Bass Grounds today.

9:00 PM - The scales closed on the 4th day of the MidAtlantic tournament with 73 boats fishing out of Ocean City today. That leaves 69 boats eligible to fish tomorrow, the final day of the tournament. We saw a lot of boats coming in with 3-5 white marlin release flags flying, but we didn't have any white marlin weighed that were over the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement. Here is what we saw today:

"Mjolnir" weighed a 58 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 65 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"FFMD" took over 1st place in the Dolphin Division with a 53 pounder.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a pair of dolphin (15 & 20 lbs.)

"Sea Slammer" weighed a 61 lb. yellowfin.

"The Natural" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin.

"Boss Hogg" released 9 white marlin.

"Krazy Salts" released 8 white marlin.

"Judge" released 8 white marlin.

"DA Sea" released 7 white marlin.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin.

Here are the standing going into the final day: (the Billfish Release standings were not finalized at the time of this report)

White Marlin:
1st - "MJOLNIR" - 77 lbs.
2nd (tie) - "MR Ducks" - 68 lbs.
2nd (tie)- "Sea Wolf" - 68 lbs.

Blue Marlin:
1st - "Fantasia" - 432 lbs.

Tuna:
1st - "Pez Machine" - 230 lbs.
2nd - "Miss Budweiser" - 156 lbs.
3rd - "Reelin Feelin" - 76 lbs.

Dolphin:
1st - "FFMD" - 53 lbs.

Wahoo:
1st - "Moore Bills" - 75 lbs.


WEDNESDAY, August 24, 2016

If you ever wanted to catch a cobia, NOW is the time. They are just off the coast of Ocean City under schools of rays or schools of bunker. Bring some live spot or bunker with you and toss it right to them.

3:45 PM - Kirby Kaeufer caught a pair of flounder, measuring 17 and 17 1/2-inches, while fishing near the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Bob Shaw caught a 16 3/4-inch flounder during the incoming tide near the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Jim McDowell caught an 81 lb. cobia on a live bunker, 8 miles south of the OC Inlet, 1/2 mile off the beach.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" said that they had good flounder fishing today with multiple customers catching their limit. Heaviest flounder today was 4 lbs. 8 oz. All caught on squid and bucktails at the Old Grounds.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they had a good day of flounder fishing with almost 1/2 of his anglers catching their limit of flounder.


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