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June 14, 2017 - Judge DQ's Heasley's 2016 White Marlin

June 2, 2017 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3511 SUMMER FLOUNDER SIZE LIMITS; POSSESSION LIMITS; SEASONS

June 2, 2017 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 3 and 4 DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 3

April 19, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Chub Mackerel Amendment

April 19, 2017 - Joint Council Meeting with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board in Alexandria, VA: May 10, 2017

April 19, 2017 - Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High

April 18, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call

April 13, 2017 - Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 11, 2017 - Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip

April 7, 2017 - NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting May 9-11, 2017

April 6, 2017 - U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform

April 5, 2017 - Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall

April 3, 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Squid Amendment

April 3, 2017 - Feds mandate circle hooks for shark fishing in 2018

March 29, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General (Commercial) Category Fishery Closing Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 20, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Delaware’s recreational summer flounder size limit to increase to 17 inches effective April 1 Possession limit and season dates unchanged

March 15, 2017 - Applications now being accepted for Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s second annual summer Youth Academy Support sought for program for ages 12-15

March 7, 2017 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Fourm Rescheduled

March 1, 2017 - The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2017 beachnesting season

March 1, 2017 - MD sets 2017 flounder regulations

February 28, 2017 - 2017 Black Sea Bass Regulations Finalized

February 28, 2017 - South Jersey Yacht Sales Sold

February 27, 2017 - Big Fish Classics Rules Changes for 2017

February 27, 2017 - Comment period open for proposed changes in cobia regulations

February 7, 2017 - Red Drum Stock Assessment Indicates Overfishing Not Occurring

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board Initiates Development of Draft Addendum V to Consider Liberalizing Management Measures

February 3, 2017 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2017 Recreational Summer Flounder Fisheries

January 25, 2017 - Atlantic Cobia (Georgia to New York) Recreational Fishing Season is Closed in Federal Waters

December 29, 2016 - Flounder Meeting Scheduled for January 3rd

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Striped Bass Regulations

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Flounder Regulations

December 20, 2016 - Maryland Closes Sea Bass Fishery January through February 2017

December 6, 2016 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Dec. 8 public hearings on changes to interstate management plans for Atlantic menhaden and Jonah crab

November 10, 2016 - States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Public Information Document

November 2, 2016 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Releases Cobia PID for Public Comment

October 18, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for Friday, Oct 21st

October 17, 2016 - Sampson Column - Proposed Shark Regulations

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

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Fishing Report

6.25.17 6:29 pm

by Larry Jock

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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.


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.

"Killin' Time" arrived after an overnight trip to the 160 line, below the Norfolk with 21 yellowfins and a mako in the box. Fish were caught in 300 fathoms on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" also traveled 113 miles south to below the Norfolk Canyon and returned with 14 yellowfins, a 116 lb. mako and a white marlin release. Water temp was 70-degrees and fish were caught in 500 fathoms.

Ben Clarke on the "Nauti Norwegian" battled a 202 lb. bluefin tuna (71-inches) in 500 fathoms south of the Poor Man's. Water temp was 66.6-degrees. Fish caught on skirted ballyhoo.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" went to the Old Grounds and returned with 38 sea bass, a tautog, a triggerfish and 17 keeper flounder up to 23-inches. All fish were caught on strips of squid with gold teaser feathers.

Up at the Indian River Marina, "Triple Threat" had a 408.2 lb. thresher shark at the Fingers.

Anglers on the headboat, "Capt. Bob II" had a good catch of flounder at the Old Grounds and around "A Buoy".

SATURDAY, June 10, 2017

An absolutely beautiful day in Ocean City and there were a lot of boats heading to the ocean today. The bay should also be crowded.

10:11 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

10:30 AM - Just received a report that the guys on the "Tuna Fowl" have boated a 62-inch bluefin tuna in the Baltimore Canyon.

Received a report from Rich Daiker that he hit the South Jetty last night during the incoming tide and boated a 28-inch weakfish that weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz. He also released a few other weakies as well and some short stripers. Hooked them all on plugs.

11:08 AM - Anglers on the "Tuna Fowl" just put a yellowfin tuna in the box while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon.

5:04 PM - Anglers on the "Tuna Fowl" just got their "over" bluefin, giving them 3 bluefins and a yellowfin after spending the day fishing in the Baltimore Canyon.

6:50 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had good sea bass fishing. Capt. Monty said they were either slaying them or had nothing. Feast or famine. Also had a keeper, 20-inch flounder caught by mate Wes Pollitt.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 90 sea bass and 4 flounder including a 25-in


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