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December 5, 2019 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda

December 2, 2019 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Column - 11/02/19

December 2, 2019 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda

December 2, 2019 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda

November 27, 2019 - NOAA Fisheries Approves Framework Adjustment 14 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan

November 19, 2019 - Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

November 18, 2019 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

November 14, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: December 9-12, 2019 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold its next meeting December 9-12, 2019 at the Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD

November 14, 2019 - Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

November 8, 2019 - Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 12 in Dover

November 5, 2019 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s artificial reef program sinks retired cruise ship Newest reef addition will be ‘magnet’ for fish and other marine life

November 4, 2019 - ASMFC Finds the Commonwealth of Virginia Out of Compliance with Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden

November 4, 2019 - Weakfish Assessment Update Indicates Stock is Depleted Total Mortality Exceeds Threshold; Overfishing is not Occurring

October 31, 2019 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum VI

October 17, 2019 - Striped Bass Index Documents Below-Average Year

October 7, 2019 - NOAA Fisheries Evaluates Role of Opt-in Angler Reporting Apps in Recreational Fisheries

June 24, 2019 - Introducing the MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament!

April 17, 2019 - Updated Recreational and Commercial Fishery Compliance Guides Now Available

April 11, 2019 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife schedules training in Lewes for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors

April 8, 2019 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services 2019 Recreational Cobia Fishery — Effective 5/1/19

April 5, 2019 - Monty Hawkins Fishing Report

April 3, 2019 - Monty Hawkins Fishing Report - 4/3/19

April 2, 2019 - Scientists Urge Va. to Cancel Spring Trophy Striper Season

March 28, 2019 - ASMFC expected to set stricter regs for harvesting striped bass

March 28, 2019 - Panel makes suggestions to save the MD stripers

March 18, 2019 - NOAA to keep bluefin regulations the same

March 18, 2019 - Feds give commercial anglers 49% increase; recreational anglers 0%

February 21, 2019 - Changes to Recreational Blueline Tilefish Season — Effective Feb. 22, 2019

February 21, 2019 - New MRIP Organizational Structure Reflects Greater Emphasis on Regional Implementation

February 21, 2019 - NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Management of Cobia in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

February 21, 2019 - Final Rule for Amendment 11 Addresses Overfishing of Shortfin Mako Sharks

January 24, 2019 - ASMFC 2019 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials

January 24, 2019 - Mid-Atlantic Council Seeks Public Input for Next Five-Year Strategic Plan

January 17, 2019 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for Friday, April 26, 2019

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December 20, 2018 - MD closed cobia fishery from Jan 1 to April 30

December 20, 2018 - Maryland sets tautog regulations Effective Jan 1, 2019

December 20, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation to host public meeting on proposed changes in surf fishing program

November 27, 2018 - NOAA Seeks New Members for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

November 15, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specs

November 6, 2018 - Delaware to hold ASMFC hearing on Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass recreational management on November 8 in Dover

September 11, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces expansion of recreational black sea bass season

August 1, 2018 - ASMFC 2018 Summer Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available

July 26, 2018 - NOAA closed Northern Area for Trophy Bluefins

July 26, 2018 - Fish Tales to host Clamming for a Cure

July 18, 2018 - Delaware Tidal Finfish Advisory Council to meet July 24 in Dover

July 17, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic set for August 19-24

June 26, 2018 - US Winds to hold briefing on new offshore tower

June 8, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Scoping Hearings for Bluefish Allocation Amendment

June 7, 2018 - ICCAT Advisory Committee: Public Meeting on the Definition of Fish Aggregating Devices

June 7, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Scoping Hearings for Bluefish Allocation Amendment

June 6, 2018 - Big Rock chooses 6 military members to participate in tournament

May 24, 2018 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 2

May 21, 2018 - Public Notice: Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project

May 18, 2018 - New record: Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

May 18, 2018 - FISH TALES TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS

May 10, 2018 - MD Sets Sea Bass Regulations

May 3, 2018 - MD Issues Emergency Regs for Chesapeake Bay Striper Season

May 2, 2018 - ASMFC to Notify the Commonwealth of Virginia of Potential Noncompliance Action

May 1, 2018 - NOAA Releases Benchmark Assessment

April 26, 2018 - OC Fishing Community Loses Tom Jones

April 20, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces summer flounder minimum size reduction to 16.5 inches for recreational anglers

April 18, 2018 - Delaware Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet April 24 in Dover

April 17, 2018 - Big Rock donates $200K to Domestic Violence Program

April 17, 2018 - Reminder! MAFMC Advisory Panel Applications Due April 20

April 16, 2018 - Fisheries Innovation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals

April 16, 2018 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet April 18 in Dover

April 13, 2018 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum Friday, April 27, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Revised Regulations Seek to Reduce Minimum Size Requirement for Striped Bass

April 11, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed 2018 Recreational Rules for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

April 10, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Acceptable Biological Omnibus Framework Adjustment

April 9, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation closes end of Cape Henlopen fishing pier for repairs from ice damage

April 9, 2018 - DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation to close Holts Landing Boat Ramp while parking lot is improved and expanded

April 5, 2018 - Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Changes to the Recreational and Commercial Tautog Fishery - Effective May 16, 2018

April 3, 2018 - 2018 Recreational Cobia Fishery — Effective April 6

April 3, 2018 - Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services Changes to the Recreational and Commercial Tautog Fishery — Effective 5/16/18

March 30, 2018 - Submit Comments on Options to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

March 28, 2018 - Appeals Court Rules in Favor of White Marlin Open

March 27, 2018 - MD Fisheries Requests Changes to Striped Bass Regs for Chesapeake Bay

March 26, 2018 - 2018 Summer Flounder Season, Size Limit and Creel Limit — Effective April 1

March 21, 2018 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife completes renovations at Seaford Boat Ramp

March 20, 2018 - Meeting Summary, Motions, and Presentation from March 20th Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call Now Available

March 20, 2018 - New Tuna Added Entry Added to White Marlin Open

March 16, 2018 - Mid-Atlantic Council Seeking Applicants for Advisory Panels

March 15, 2018 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing March 17, 2018

March 14, 2018 - PERMITS FOR 2018 ARE NOW AVAILABLE

March 14, 2018 - NMFS Adds Shark Endorsment for HMS Permit Holders

March 14, 2018 - NMFS Sets Other Recreational Regulations

March 14, 2018 - National Marine Fisheries Service sets bluefin and yellowfin tuna regulations for 2018 season

March 13, 2018 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board to Meet Via Conference Call March 20 Board to Consider Approval of 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Regional Proposals

March 13, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Makes Changes to Simplify Administration of Golden Tilefish Fishery

March 7, 2018 - Reminder: Electronic Reporting Requirements for Party/Charter Vessels with Mid-Atlantic Permits

March 1, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Announces Emergency Regulations to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

March 1, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on Options to Address Overfishing of North Atlantic Shortfin Mako Sharks

February 22, 2018 - Maryland Schedules Public Hearing on Black Drum Draft Addendum I

February 22, 2018 - MD 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Regs—Effective March 1

February 21, 2018 - Answers to Questions Regarding Offshore Wind Farm off Delmarva

February 20, 2018 - Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Releases MRIP Regional Implementation Plan

February 5, 2018 - Ocean City council votes to reject 'visible' offshore wind farm

February 5, 2018 - DNREC’s 2018 Delaware Fishing Guide and fishing rulers now available

February 4, 2018 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

February 3, 2018 - NMFS Announces a Public Meeting For Selected Participants of the 2018 Shark Research Fishery

January 31, 2018 - NOAA sets black sea bass regs for February 2018

January 30, 2018 - New Voluntary Right Whale Speed Restriction Zone

January 18, 2018 - NOAA Fisheries Requests That Fishermen Voluntarily Adopt Shortfin Mako Shark Measures

January 16, 2018 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018

January 12, 2018 - Assateauge Coastal Trust holding a press event being held about offshore drilling on January 16th

January 12, 2018 - Tidal Finfish Advisory Council to meet Jan. 17 in Dover

January 11, 2018 - South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management

January 5, 2018 - Now Available: 2017 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

December 29, 2017 - Ocean City turns on offshore wind turbines

December 29, 2017 - DNREC to host Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing Jan. 3 on proposed addendum to black sea bass plan

December 11, 2017 - Maryland Boaters Can Now Renew Their Vessels Online New Interagency Platform Enhances Renewal Process

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Summer Flounder Season, Size Limit and Creel Limit — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

December 11, 2017 - 2018 Atlantic Coast Recreational and Charter Boat Striped Bass Fishery Changes — Effective Jan. 1, 2018

November 21, 2017 - Agenda for Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Council Meeting December 2017 Council Meeting

November 16, 2017 - Correction: NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Blueline Tilefish Amendment to the Golden Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

November 16, 2017 - ASMFC Approves Interstate FMP for the Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia

October 24, 2017 - WMO pays 2017 Winners

September 22, 2017 - NEFSC Fall Research Cruises Will Continue with Some Modifications

September 2, 2017 - "Top Dog" Organizes Truckload to Benefit Hurricane Victims.

August 24, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 4

August 23, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 3

August 22, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 2

August 21, 2017 - The MidAtlantic Press Release - Day 1

June 30, 2017 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new youth division

June 28, 2017 - Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

June 28, 2017 - NOAA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Adding Blueline Tilefish to Golden Tilefish Management Plan

June 26, 2017 - NOAA opens public comment period on Sec. 4(b) in Executive Order 13795 focused on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments

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

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THURSDAY, December 5, 2019

Yesterday, anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a great day of sea bass fishing.  First angler to limit out only took 62 minutes.  Largest fish of the day was a whopper.  Garry Mullins caught a 22-inch, 5 lb. 1 oz. knothead.


WEDNESDAY, November 27, 2019

Yesterday, boats ventured offshore and got into more bigeye tuna and swordfish.  Both have been caught in the Baltimore, Poor Man's and Washington Canyons lately and it doesn't look to be slowing down.  Anglers are getting multiple hook-ups each day.  

Anglers on the "Primary Search" continued their good year with a 62-inch bigeye tuna hat was estimated to weigh between 150 and 160 lbs.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers found very calm seas but had to work a little harder to catch their limit on black sea bass.  Yesterday was a Bing.. Bang... Boom.  No so much today although 1/3 of them caught their limit.  Largest knothead was 21-inches.



TUESDAY, November 26, 2019

Yesterday, the headboat, "Angler" hit some ocean wrecks and anglers caught some good size flounder and multiple limits of black sea bass.  Largest flounder weighed 6 3/4 lbs.

I had reports from boats that ventured outside the inlet in search of the gannets that I reported on yesterday that were seen off 50th Street.  In the afternoon, the birds had moved down to just outside the Inlet and there was a ton of bait underneath them.  Unfortunately, no bites were reported.

The Lewes Harbour Marina Tog Tournament is officially over.  First place was Bob Murphy with an 8.85 pounder.  Chip Graves took 2nd place with an 8.46 pounder and Greg Ferzetti finished in 3rd place with an 8.4 lb. tog.

MONDAY, November 25, 2019

9:30 AM - Reports have come in about "acres of bunker" off 50th Street this morning.  My foreign correspondent up in Ocean City New Jersey said that they are seeing more fish in their rivers than they saw at this time last year.

On Saturday, the "Angler" returned with a good catch of flounder after fishing over ocean wrecks.  Largest fish weighed 8.5 lbs. followed by an 8 pounder and a 7.5 pounder.

Also on Saturday, anglers on the "Morning Star" ventured further offshore and almost caught a limit of black sea bass.  Largest was 20-inches.

Offshore boats continued to pound on swordfish over the weekend, catching them in 1,200 feet of water in the South Poor Man's Canyon.

4:05 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a great day today.  Flat calm seas and fishing in the t-shirt.  Life is good!  Everyone limited out on black sea bass within 85 minutes with Ryan Bodley catching his limit of 15 fish in 27 minutes.

4:39 PM - My foreign correspondent reported that larger stripers are being seen in the South Jersey bays and rivers around Ocean City, NJ.  Reports have also come in about fish in the ocean off Sea Isle City.

Lets hope everyone has a great 2019 season because next year is going to suck!  Load up... buy bait... can only catch 1 fish AND you can't "harass" stripers because it is against the law so you can't catch and release them.  Fun, fun, fun...

Awesome striper bite in the OC Inlet today, especially around the Rt. 50 Bridge. 


WEDNESDAY, November 20, 2019

Yesterday, Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that dogfish sharks were brutal yesterday, forcing them to head further offshore than planned.  Best spot was an artificial reef.  High hook had 13 knotheads.  Capt. Monty will only be running 11 hour trips from here on since he will run further offshore.


FRIDAY, November 15, 2019

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" dealt with 18 to 21 knot winds for most of the day and the sea bass were snapping in front of the approaching bad weather.  Largest was a 21-incher caught by Gordy Kautz.  A few limits around the rail.


THURSDAY, November 14, 2019

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had a good day today with almost everyone catching their limit of sea bass.  A few big flounder were also caught led by Tom Adkins' 7 pounder.  All caught on jigs over a natural ocean reef.

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported beautiful conditions on the water with afternoon south winds barely creating a 1-foot sea.  They headed further offshore than normal and had a lot of marks on the sounder.  Around 1/2 of anglers caught their limits of sea bass weighing up to 3.5 lbs.

 
MONDAY, November 11, 2019

Tom Vaughan and Mike Glyphis teamed up to catch 2 red drum and 8 speckled trout around the Rt. 50 Bridge today.  

The ocean was a little snottier than expected for Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" but the sea bass were chewing before he had to head in early.


SUNDAY, November 10, 2019

Looks like the tautog bite is heating up along the rocks in the West Channel off Martha's Landing.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" were expecting 10-15 mph winds out of the southwest but ended up dealing with winds in the low 20's out of the west.  It didn't stop them from catching black sea bass all day long with Hurricane Murray Adams being the firt to catch their limit.  Had to weed through a lot of short fish to get their keepers.

Junior angler, Conner Vaughan of West Ocean City, MD and his dad, Tom Vaughan caught a couple of red drum and speckled trout while fishing around the Rt. 50 Bridge.


SATURDAY, November 9, 2019

On the headboat, "Angler", Charles Wright caught a 29-inch, 8 lb. 8oz. flounder on a bucktail at an ocean wreck.

Tim Bricker caught a 4 lb. black sea bass at the Bass Grounds.  


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Speckled trout are snapping around the Rt. 50 Bridge.  This morning anglers found a good bite at the start of the outgoing tide.  Bite was also good yesterday.

David Rippy caught 4 speckled trout while fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge.  He caught them on tandem rigs with 4-inch Riptides (glow in the dark).

The swordfish bite in the Poor Man’s Canyon just keeps rolling along.  Most in 1,200 to 1,400 feet of water.  Several boats caught fish and a few had more than one.  There were also bigeyes caught today as well. "Marli" had 4 on the troll.

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said winds made it challenging but they did have a good bite on sea bass but had to weed through short fish to box their keepers.  Cathy Creel was closest to hitting the limit with 10 knotheads and a trigger.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Yesterday, anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a few limits and the pool winner had a 21-incher.  One angler caught 2 sea bass on 1 hook!

Also, a late congratulations to local angler, Bill Pino for taking first place in the 2019 Bisbee's Black and Blue tournament with a 577 lb. blue marlin.  Bill fought the fish for 44 minutes and earned Bill and the "Tranquilo" team $1,411,000 in award money.  Way to go, Bill!


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019

Dreary day in OC.  A couple of nights ago, Cody and Buddy Martin hit the bridge at night and had a good outing catching stripers.  They lost count of the short fish but Cody did catch a 19 1/2-incher and Buddy added a 28-incher and 33-incher to the box.  All caught during the outgoing tide with 1 1/2-oz. jig heads tipped with white Super Flukes.

Yesterday, Capt. Chris on the headboat, "Angler" reported good fishing with a boat limit of sea bass and some flounder weighing up to 4 lbs. 8 oz.  All were caught on squid on an ocean wreck.

Yesterday, Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they stayed close to the beach and had a boat limit of sea bass at their first stop.  Largest was 19 1/2-inches.

The Delware Reef Program sunk a cruise ship at Site #11.  Check it out in the Breaking News section of this website.


SUNDAY, November 3, 2019

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that his anglers battled the wind today and had to spread the work over 5 spots today.  They had been spoiled with "one stop shopping" lately with 3 boat limits in a row.  Wind kept them closer to shore.  Also caught some triggers up to 17 1/2-inches.

Last Saturday, Robert, Jeff and Jon Hartman went to the Poor Man's Canyon and boated a 60-inch bigeye tuna.  Water temp was 62-degrees.

A few boats had good results over the weekend catching swordfish.  Some boats had multiple fish.


THURSDAY, October 31, 2019

Well, we knew it was coming.

The ASMFC Striped Bass Board approved the addendum to the Striped Bass Fishery Plan to decrease the recreational bag limit to 1 fish that is between 28" and 35" for the ocean fishery and down to 1 fish over 18" for the Chesapeake.  In addition, circle hooks must be used when fishing with bait.  By November 30th, states will be able to submit proposals for  alternative regulations to reach their 18% reduction.  Changes won't go into effect until next year.  All of this is because the feds feel that striped bass are overfished and overfishing is occuring.



WEDNESDAY, October 30, 2019

Congratulations to local angler, Mike Glyphis for catching a pending Maryland state record triggerfish while fishing at the Washingtonian wreck with Tom “Chef” Vaughan.  Mike’s trigger tipped the scale at an even 6 lbs., shattering the old record of 5 lbs. 2 oz.

Anglers on the headboat, “Morning Star” had a great day of sea bass fishing today with everyone catching their limit.  Even the mates caught their limit of knotheads.  Largest was 19.5 inches.

Flounder are still being caught in the East Channel.

Anglers in Chincoteague are tearing up the speckled trout.


FRIDAY, October 25, 2019

Capt. Nick Clemente on the "Get Sum" emailed me today with a limit of stripers caught on his charter trip in the Chesapeake Bay.  Capt. Nick is running striped bass charters out of Cambridge, MD.  I went with him yesterday and we caught 5 stripers and had a great time!


SATURDAY, October 19, 2019

Robert and Jeff on the "De-Bait_Able released a white marlin and caught a mahi in 64-degree water in the Baltimore Canyon.

Anglers on the "Fish On" caught a 128 lb. swordfish in the Poor Man's.

Bryan Mullins, Doug Caldwell and Chris Beck caught a combination of triggerfish, sea bass and bluefish at the Bass Grounds this morning.

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" ran south and said that the highlight of the day was seeing a 300 lb. bluefin tuna breaking the surface inshore during its migration south.  His anglers ended up with triggerfish and many anglers catching their limit of black sea bass.

FRIDAY, October 18, 2019

On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers battled the wind all day but anchored inshore and caught a handful of triggerfish and weakfish along with a couple of bluefish.


SUNDAY, October 13, 2019

I fished this morning with Rich Daiker and Kenny Schoen.  We tossed Roy Rigs and live bait around the Rt. 50 Bridge and came away with 4 keeper flounder and a couple of short stripers.  Live bait produced better results.  Water was extremely dirty.  Couldn't see my bait 6-inches under the surface.

Capt. Monty on the "Morning Star" sid that after his last 2 trips that resulted in boat limits of black sea bass, he had to really work for the catch today.  Still ended up with a lot of full coolers.


MONDAY, October 7, 2019

It's no surprise that the stretch of windy weather made offshore fishing impossible on most days and bay fishing challenging with dirty water.  Sheepshead are still being caught around the South Jetty by anglers dangling sand fleas or green crabs.  Flounder fishermen are pecking away at flounder, but they are really putting in their time to get close to a limit.  The East Channel by the Rt. 50 Bridge is the "go to" spot right now, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are around the South Jetty as well.

Kern Ducote fished on Saturday and caught 3 keeper flounder, 2 short stripers and a bluefish.  All on Gulp shrimp.  Flounder were between 16 1/2 and 19-inches.  The flounder were hooked near the Bridge and the striper and bluefish were caught around the Oceanic Pier.

Emma Prince caught a 17-inch flounder while fishing off Gudelsky Park in the West Channel.

THURSDAY, October 3, 2019

Windy today in OC.  Certainly not going to help bay fishermen looking for flounder.  They have been contending with very dirty water due to the large swell coming in from the ocean.  Has made flounder fishing tough for most.  Still some sheepshead being caught around the South Jetty.


WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019

Looks like they are still catching good size sheepshead at the South Jetty.  Budd Heim reported catching a couple that were just over 8 lbs.  Heaviest one this year weighed 13 lbs. 3 oz.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty Hawkins reported sporty seas in the morning so he had to stay further inshore than he would have liked, but they fished a few spots with success.  Then the seas started to lay out, so they headed further offshore and the sea bass were chewing!  Anglers were catching black sea bass on bare hooks.  Ended up with a boat limit!


TUESDAY, October 1, 2019

"Rhonda's Osprey" caught 16 dolphin, a yellowfin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Marli" caught their limit of dolphin in addition to a pair of yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Fish On" released 3 white marlin and caught 6 dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

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

On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty reported a mixed sea early in the morning but things started to mellow by mid-morning.  Sea bass bit fairly well.  High hook had 14 knotheads and 3 triggerfish. Largest triggerfish caught was a 17-incher.  Largest sea bass measured 18 1/2-inches.

MONDAY, September 30, 2019

Updated previous days reports.

An angler on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" just missed the Maryland State Record when he caught a 5 lb. triggerfish on a sand flea by the South Jetty.


SUNDAY, September, 29, 2019

Rich Daiker and Ken Schoen caught thier limit of keeper flounder by the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide.  Fish were fat!  Largest measured 21 inches.  All on bunker.

"Tighten Up" had 5 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"First Light" had a white marlin release and a yellowfin tuna in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had a wahoo, a yellowfin and 60 dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Buckshot" had 6 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"DA Sea" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 white marlin releases, a yellowfin tuna and 29 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Fish On" had 2 swordfish and 4 dolphin in the Wilmington.

Kern Ducote and Mike Quade continued their fantastic season of flounder fishing with another limit of 8 fish ranging from 17 to 19-inches.  They also caught a couple of big bluefish.  All in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  They said that the bluefish blitz lasted about 5 minutes just to the west of the draw.


SATURDAY, September 28, 2019

On the "Fish Whistle", anglers caught 4 wahoo in 50 fathoms inside the Baltimore. Largest was a whopper... 94 lbs.  State record in Delaware is 106 lbs.

On the headboat, "Judith M", anglers had a fantastic day of sea bass fishing with over 100 keepers in addition to catching 5 keeper flounder and a bluefish.  All on squid and shiners at the Great Eastern Reef.  Largest sea bass was 19-inches.

On the "Hot Spot", anglers caught a yellowfin tuna and a dozen bailer dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon. 

On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty Hawkins said that the forecast looked inviting but in reality the sea conditions were knarly.  He watched a lot of boats turn around.  His anglers braved the conditions and scratched out a pretty good catch with one angler even limiting out.  They also had numerous throwback flounder and one keeper.

On the "Delicious", Rich Daiker, Ronnie Bessling and Stacey Phillips caught 6 keeper flounder on live bunker by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Three were over 20-inches with the largest being 24-inches.

"Primary Search" had 2 big wahoo and a yellowfin tuna in the Baltimore.

Tommy Hinkle and Ryan Cowder caught a couple of flounder at the end of the incoming tide in the East Channel.  Fish were 17 1/2 and 20 1/2-inches.  Caught on Gulp/minnow combinations.


FRIDAY, September 27, 2019

Sounds like the marlin bite up in the Wilmington Canyon was nowhere as good as it was on Wednesday.  Boats came back with only a couple each.  I heard that as soon as the tunas showed up yesterday morning, the marlin bite turned off.

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that yesterdays black sea bass bite was ferocious!  Cathy Creel limited out in only 50 minutes.  A lot of limits around the rail.  They also caught some triggerfish, a handful of snapper bluefish and 1 keeper flounder.

Ryan Lignelli caught a 23-inch, 7 lb. flounder on a white Gulp at the South Jetty.


THURSDAY, September 26, 2019

Right now, it looks like the white marlin bite up in the Wilmington Canyon is going strong.  The "Billfisher" is out on an overnighter and I heard they released 22 yesterday.  "DA Sea" also had a good day yesterday with 14 white marlin releases.

A few yellowfins were also caught.  Nothing great.  Just a couple here... a couple there.  "DA Sea" had 4 yesterday in the Wilmington and the "Cabana" said they were in the Washington Canyon where they had a bigeye, 2 yellowfins, 30 dolphin and a swordfish.

There was a good wahoo bite last weekend with the best coming from outside the Hotdog where anglers also found good numbers of dolphin and a few yellowfins.  Other wahoo were caught outside the Rockpile so reports came in about the speedsters being spread out.

The black sea bass bite continues to be very good. Remember, there is NO closure this year.  The season is open until December 31st.  We didn't see much before the effects of Hurricane Dorian blew through, but since then it has been very good.  I believe the best in in 100-feet of water.  Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had another good day yesterday with several limits of 15 fish around the rail.
 
Those looking to jump on the traditionally good flounder on ocean bottom this time of year continue to be frustrated.  Boats are catching a few, but nothing to write home about.  

In the bay, anglers are still picking at flounder.  Dirty water is making things tough with the big swell off the beach.  The East Channel is still producing and I wouldn't be surprised if the better bite was around the South Jetty where anglers are still finding sheepshead interested in their offerings of crabs.  I also received a picture of an angler who caught a sheepshead around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

I haven't heard anything about a speckled trout bite just north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  If we are going to see them, this is typically around the time of year we do so.

Anglers on the "Bad Behavior" had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore Canyon.

4:23 PM - Danny Cox caught a 22.5-inch flounder that weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz.  His biggest one so far this year.  Caught around the Rt. 50 Bridge on live spot.


WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" put the smackdown on black sea bass today.  Had to slide offshore a bit.  Ended up with a boat limit of knotheads.

"Marli" had 40 mahi, 1 yellowfin and 1 white marlin harvested and 1 released in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Pumpin Hard" returned with 9 dolphin, 1 yellowfin and 3 white marlin released from the Baltimore.

"Cabana" had a bigeye, 2 yellowfins, 30 dolphin and a swordfish in the Washington.

"Half Full" had 25 dolphin and 4 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.

"Brenda Lou" had 2 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.

"DA Sea" had 4 yellowfins and 14 white marlin releases in the Wilmington.


TUESDAY, September 24, 2019

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported very sporty conditions today.  Sea bass were snapping.  Largest was a 17 1/2-incher.  Bill Engle caught an 11.5-ionch porgy.  Only porgy caught on the "Morning Star" this year.

While fishing at night off the Rt. 50 Bridge, Jessica Ager caught a 16-inch sheepshead while using sand fleas for bait. Nick Ager hooked a 28-inch black drum, also on a sand flea.


MONDAY, September 23, 2019

On the headboat, "Tortuga", angler Gordy Spangler caught a 20-inch, 3 lb. 4 oz. flounder in the West Channel. Used shiners and squid for bait.


SUNDAY, September 22, 2019

Kern Ducote caught 4 keeper flounder during the outgoing tide in the West Channel.  Three were fooled with Gulp shrimp.  Largest was a 24-incher.  Smallest measured 17-inches.

Rich Daiker caught a 22-inch flounder and a big triggerfish.  The flattie was hooked on a live bunker by the Rt. 50 Bridge and the trigger came on a sand flea at the South Jetty.

On the "Mud Skipper", Jay Schlosser released his first white marlin after hooking it on a naked ballyhoo in the Poor Man's Canyon.  70-fathoms.  The anglers also caught 12 mahi.

Andrea Wood caught a 40-inch, 26 lb. mahi in the Baltimore Canyon during a trip aboard the "Fabricator".

On the charter boat, "Fish On", anglers caught a 164 lb. swordfish in the Wilmington Canyon where they also released a pair of white marlin.

"Cabana" released a white marlin and caught 8 dolphin and a yellowfin around the Rockpile.

"Marli" caught 60 dolphin, 4 yellowfins and released a blue marlin around the Rockpile.

"Brenda Lou" caught a wahoo and released a pair of whites around the Rockpile.

"Grande Pez" caught a yellowfin and 10 dolphin near the Rockpile.

"Pumpin Hard" had 20 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Griffin" released 5 white marlin and caught 9 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Reel Chaos" released 2 white marlin and caught 10 dolphin and a yellowfin in the Wilmington.

"Primary Search" released a white marlin and caught 5 dolphin in the Wilmington.

"DA Sea" released 3 white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.


SATURDAY, September 21, 2019

Marc Turner caught a pompano this morning while fishing in the surf off 123rd Street.  Low tide.

Danny Cox and Greg Volpitta caught 4 keeper flounder on live bunker by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Fish were between 17 1/2 and 19-inches.

Pat Strine caught a 22-inch flounder on live spot in the Ocean City Inlet at high tide.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers caught a boat limit of black sea bass.  Had to go offshore a bit.  Largest was 19-inches.

During the early evening while fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge, Nick Ager caught a 26-inch black drum.

On the "Lit Up", anglers headed to the Baltimore Canyon and caught a billfish slam consisting of 1 white marlin, 1 blue marlin and a swordfish.  Blue marlin was estimated at 350 lbs. and the swordfish was around 300 lbs.  They also caught a wahoo and 8 dolphin.

Anglers on the "Reel Fin Addict" caught 4 wahoo and 2 yellowfins in 40 fathoms outside the Hot Dog.


FRIDAY, September 20, 2019

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught 17 triggerfish, 10 black sea bass, 28 bluefish and an amberjack.

This evening, Richard Crosariol caught a 21-inch flounder in the West Channel.  It was his only bite.  Caught it on a live spot during the last of the incoming tide.  Water temp was 72-degrees.


THURSDAY, September 19, 2019

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" found non-stop black sea bass action.  Had several anglers close to their limit of 15 fish.


TUESDAY, September 17, 2019

Kyle Krisher caught his first swordfish while dropping squid in 1,400 feet in the Poor Man's Canyon.  Kyle and his dad also caught 16 dolphin during their trip.  Swordfish was estimated at 125 lbs.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with 50 dolphin from the Baltimore.


MONDAY, September 16, 2019

Anglers on the "Marli" decided to go daytime swordfishing and it was a good call.  They returned with a 424 pounder from the Baltimore Canyon.  They were fishing in 1,600 feet of water and caught it on an eel during the second drop.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" found heavy morning fog with visibility of less than 50 feet.  Water was flat calm.  Good sea bass bite.  Doubleheaders right out of the gate.  Largest knothead was 18 1/2-onches.

Danny Cox caught a couple of keeper flounder today by the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Used bunker for bait.  Fish measured 19 and 19 1/2 inches.  Heaviest weighed almost 3.5 lbs.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" caught a boat limit of black sea bass and some flounder weighing up to 3.5 lbs.  All on a natural ocean reef.

Anglers on the "Wreckless Pursuit" caught and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.  Fish hit a spreader bar.  They also broke off another white marlin and caught a pair of dophin.

"Rhonda's Osprey" released 2 white marlin and 1 blue marlin in addition to catching 23 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught 60 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" caught 27 dolphin and released a white in the Baltimore.

"The Zipper" caught a 66 lb. longfin albacore tuna, 7 dolphin and released a pair of white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Blood Money" caught 30 dolphin and released a blue marlin and 4 white marlin by the Rockpile.

"Tighten Up" caught 2 dolphin, 1 longfin, 1 yellowfin and released a white marlin in the Wilmington.

"Buckshot" caught 3 dolphin, 2 yellowfins and released 6 white marlin in the Wilmington.

"Fish On" caught 3 yellowfins and released 2 white marlin in the Wilmington.


SUNDAY, September 15, 2019

The Challenge Cup was extended to today.  There are a lot of boats offshore fishing today.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers Nick Dean caught a 13.2 lb. sheepshead at the South Jetty while using crabs for bait.

Christopher Ditch and Matthew Flenniken hit some shoals off Ocean City and caught bluefish and a couple of Spanish mackerel.

Mason Hurst, Jamie Willis and Matt Hurst caught 4 flounder, 8 sea bass and a 20-inch triggerfish at the African Queen.

Anglers on the "Primary Search" returned from an overnighter in the  Wilmington Canyon with a mako shark release, 2 yellowfin tuna, 2 white marlin releases, a boated white marlin, a wahoo, 2 golden tilefish, 2 blueline tilefish and 2 mahi.

On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers had 2 white marlin releases, a yellowfin tuna and 60 do


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