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Action Jackson
Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

Amethyst
Indian River Marina - 800-999-8119

Angler
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 410-289-7424

Back Bay Baby
Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

Barbed Wire
Bahia Marina - 717-404-3331

Bay Bee
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-213-1121

Bill$ 4 Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-726-4829

Billfisher
Sunset Marina - 240-372-8117

Blood Money
Sunset Marina - 410-490-0035

Boss Hogg
Sunset Marina - 410-458-1164

Buckshot
Sunset Marina - 443-783-2765

C Boys
Sunset Marina - 410-251-1889

Cah-Ching
Bahia Marina - 732-735-0922

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

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

Cat II
Indian River Marina - 410-829-0311

Crab Claw
Indian River Marina - 302-260-4347

Dana Lynn
Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

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

Espadon
Sunset Marina - 410-703-9191

Fin Razr
Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

Fish Bound
Bahia Marina - 443-497-1361

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

Fish Tricks
Sunset Marina - 443-605-5520

Fish Whisperer
Indian River Marina - 302-270-7999

Fisherman's Wharf
- 302-645-8862

Floundering Around
Bahia Marina - 941-822-1419

Foul Hook
Bahia Marina - 410-835-8266

Gale Force
Indian River Marina - 302-245-2836

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

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

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

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

Happy Hooker
Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

High Hook
Indian River Marina - 302-242-5635

Husevo
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-632-2374

Ivy Sea
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-430-5709

Jade II
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-420-3781

Judith M
Bahia Marina - 410-289-7438

Judy V.
Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

Just Got Reel
Indian River Marina - 908-399-6245

Karen Sue
Indian River Marina - 302-539-1359

Katydid
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 302-858-7783

Last $
Indian River Marina - 302-462-6135

Last Call
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-783-3699

Lisa
Talbot Street Pier - 301-467-6762

Little Miss Ene
Indian River Marina - 484-843-3432

Lucky Break Inshore Charters
Frontier Town - 443-513-2006

M.R. Ducks
Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

Marli
Sunset Marina - 410-456-7765

Mayb Mayb Knot
Indian River Marina - 302-401-8033

Michael D
Indian River Marina - 302-218-3761

Miss Donna
Indian River Marina - 302-740-3731

Moore Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-251-4203

Morning Star
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-520-2076

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

Mugger
Talbot Street Pier - 800-322-3065

My Cin
Sunset Marina - 443-944-6122

No Quarter
Sunset Marina - 302-353-8488

Oasis
Sunset Marina - 410-490-2628

Ocean City Guide Service
- 301-991-3308

Odinspear
Sunset Marina - 772-285-9478

Playmate
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-822-1918

Playtime
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-627-8189

Prime Hook
Indian River Marina - 410-603-4131

Pumpin' Hard
Sunset Marina - 410-726-1353

Razorback
Indian River Marina - 302-602-0161

Reel Chaos
Sunset Marina - 609-685-0704

Reel Direct
Ocean City Fishing Center - 717-747-9347

Reelin' & Rockin' Charters
Indian River Marina - 410-454-5966

Restless Lady
Talbot Street Pier - 443-373-3413

Rhonda's Osprey
Sunset Marina - 410-977-9669

Rusty Reel
Indian River Marina - 717-476-4035

Spring Mix
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-463-8902

Stalker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-373-7764

That’s Right
Fisherman's Marina - 305-481-6527

The Natural
Sunset Marina - 301-704-7231

Tighten Up
Sunset Marina - 410-251-2099

Tortuga
Bahia Marina - 410-251-5859

Virginia
Bahia Marina - 410-746-3966

Whatever Guide Service
Silver Point Lane - 410-213-2465 or 443-880-0253

White Lightning
Sunset Marina - 302-841-0729

Wrecker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-507-4150

Yellowfin
Bahia Marina - 410-310-4044

Zipper
Sunset Marina - 866-947-2639

Fishing Report

7.25.17 6:36 pm

by Larry Jock

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TUESDAY, July 25, 2017

It was another rough day in the ocean. Anglers took a beating but came home with some nice catches of yellowfins. The yellowfins continue to be a nice class of fish, with most hovering around the 45-50 lb. mark.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 7 yellowfins after chunking at the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" had 15 yellowfins and a mahi after chunking At the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Jade II" had 15 yellowfins while chunking at the Hot Dog.


MONDAY, July 24, 2017

The ocean was rough today.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 5 yellowfins and 3 mahi while chunking in Massey's Canyon.

Anglers on the "Bill Collector" went to Massey's in choppy seas and ended up going 6 for 8 on yellowfin tuna. Largest weighed 67.5 lbs.

Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" had some keeper flounder while drifting Gulp and bellies in the bay behind Assateague. Largest was 19-inches.

Tina McMinn on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had an 18-inch keeper flounder in the bay behind Assateague. Used minnows for bait.

Yesterday, Dave Borrell caught a pair of flounder on minnows behind the OC Airport. Measured 17 1/2 and 19 1/2 inches.


SUNDAY, July 23, 2017

1:29 PM - We had quite a storm roll through the area last night. Quite a few boats cancelled today, but it looks like those that ventured out to Massey's this morning found some yellowfins.

"Hammer Down" went 2 for 5 on yellowfins while chunking at Massey's Canyon. Their largest fish weighed 65 lbs.

Charter boat, "That's Right" returned with 15 yellowfins after chunking in Massey's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 6 yellwofins while chunking in Massey's Canyon. Water temp was around 81-degrees.

Jamie Coats caught a 22-inch flounder on a live mullet by the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Xavier Holley caught a pair of flounder measuring 17 1/4 and 17 1/2-inches while drifting behind Harbour Island. Julie DiCarlo added a 19-incher to the box. Both anglers used Gulp! and minnows for bait.


SATURDAY, July 22, 2017

2:22 PM - It's another hot and muggy day in Ocean City. Water temps continue to be warm... too warm.

Anglers on the charter boat, "My Cin" just returned with 3 nice size yellowfins (50+ lbs.) after chunking at the Hot Dog.

2:25 PM - Preston Walls, Glenn Rothschild and Les Givens boated 6 flounder this morning while fishing with Gulp! in the East Channel.

Jeff Monaco caught an 18-inch, 4.4 lb. tripletail in the Indian River on a green crab.

Anglers on the "Bill Collector" had 3 yellowfins between 45 and 55 lbs. while chunking in Massey's Canyon.

Definitely a slow day offshore. A few white marlin were released and I saw one private boat coming into Sunset Marina with 2 blue marlin releases.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 4 yellowfins in Massey's.

"Espadon" went to the Jackspot and caught 12 dolphin.

"Lucky Duck" had 2 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

Fisher Zimmerman on the "Absolut Pleasure" had his first white marlin release in the Baltimore.

"Legasea" had a yellowfin and 3 dolphin in the Baltimore.

"Boss Hogg" went tilefishing and returned with 30 bluelines.


FRIDAY, july 21, 2017

11:37 AM - Capt. Jason Mumford reported that the flounder bite turned on a bit right as the incoming tide was beginning this morning. Angler Jim Huckenberry caught a 19-incher on a minnow in the bay behind Assateague. Ariann Weaver boated a 17-incher in the West Channel and Charisma Weaver caught an 18-incher, also in the West Channel.

12:26 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there hasn't been much to report the last few days. Slow pick of yellowfin on the chunk inshore and a few caught on the troll offshore. Some marlin mixed in. Seems like boats had 2 to 5 tuna yesterday, not matter if they were inshore or offshore. Sounds like the same results today. No wind and sunny, hot weather not helping things.

1:00 PM - "Playin' Catch" returned to Sunset Marina with a 44 lb. yellowfin and a skippy. Both were caught on the troll at the Twin Wrecks where water temperature was around 75-degrees.

5:57 AM - Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had a great day catching blueline and golden tilefish in the Baltimore Canyon. Their largest golden tilefish weighed 30 lbs.. All were caught on cut bait.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 5 yellowfins and a white marlin release. All of the action was in 200 fathoms below the Wilmington Canyon. Kevin Howell released the white marlin.

On the "Salt Lick", Sam Homick caught an 81 lb. wahoo while trolling at the Hot Dog.

Aaron Eckard caught a 20-inch flounder while fishing in the surf off 14th Street.

Anglers on the "Brown Dog" went 6 for 8 on yellowfin tuna while chunking at the Hot Dog.
Bites were consistent throughout the day.


THURSDAY, July 20, 2017

7:16 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said they are fishing inshore and not much to report. He just started to hear about a bite offshore in the Canyon.

8:04 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that fish are starting to bite both inshore and offshore. All yellowfins.

9:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a few bites on the troll offshore and a few inshore for chunkiers. Just a slow pick.

12:11 PM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers caught a pair of keeper flounder, measuring 18 and 20-inches, in the Thorofare.

2:06 PM - On the charter boat, "Get Sum" this morning, anglers caught 2 flounder (18 & 18 1/2") on white Gulp in the East Channel. After flounder fishing, they pulled crab pots and went home with a 1/2 bushel of crabs.

5:44 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had a good day trolling in the Baltimore. They returned with 7 good size yelowfins.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had 15 throwback flounder, 4 small sharks, all on hook and line. Then they went bowfishing and shot 2 cownose rays that Capt. John filleted up for his anglers.

Tim Proffitt took his first offshore trip and caught a 75 lb. wahoo while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon on the "G-FORCE". This is the heaviest wahoo of the year.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 3 yellowfins and released a blue marlin estimated at 400 lbs. while trolling in the Wilmington Canyon.

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", angler Alex Bruno caught an 18-inch flounder on a Z-Man paddler at the Rt. 50 Bridge.

"Light's Out" went to the Baltimore Canyon and returned with 2 yellowfin and 2 white marlin releases.

"Poore Sport" had a yellowfin and a white marlin release in the Baltimore.


WEDNESAY, July 19, 2017

1:18 PM - I haven't heard any reports today, so that is not good. Hopefully, after yesterday's poor bite, boats will be able to find them today.

2:04 PM - On the headboat, "Angler", Alex Bojko caught a 10 lb. dolphin and Phil Watts caught a 2 lb. sea bass. Both were on clams at a natural reef.

4:24 PM - Sounds like it was a slow day offshore. Those searching for tuna are struggling.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" returned with 5 mahi, 2 triggerfish and a bar jack. All the action was at the Fingers using cut ballyhoo. Capt. Franky said it was tough getting their bait past the triggerfish to get to the mahi.

5:52 PM - Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" returned with a nice catch of 7 yellowfin tuna, 29 tilefish, 2 mahi and the first white marlin for junior angler, Grady Bridges of Easton, MD. All of the action was in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore. Tuna and mahi were caught on the troll. Tilefish ate squid and cut bonita.

Charter boat, "C-Boys" had 3 yellowfin tuna, a mahi and a white marlin caught by Bruce Plummer. All of the action was between the Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons. Tuna were caught on the troll.

Anglers on the "Linda Lou" caught 4 yellowfins at Massey's Canyon. They started at the Hot Dog but moved inside. Tuna were caught on the chunk in 110-feet of water. Capt. said water temp was 80-degrees.

"No Quarter" had 4 yellowfins, a pair of dolphin and a small mako in the Baltimore.

"White Lightning" had a pair of dophin and 2 yellowfins in the Baltimore.

"Espadon" went to the Jackspot and caught some mahi.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers during their morning trip caught 3 flounder up to 22-inches while fishing with Gulp! in the Thorofare.

On the charter boat, "On the Run, anglers during the afternoon trip caught 3 flounder up to 20-inches while fishing with Gulp! in the Thorofare.


TUESDAY, July 18, 2017

1:00 PM - Big Bird Cropper tore up the bluefish around the Rt. 50 Bridge, returning with his limit of 10 fish weighing up to 10 lbs. 8 oz. All were caught on Roy Rigs during the outgoing tide.

4:56 PM - Fishing offshore was slower than slow. I received reports of boats that headed to Massey's, inshore of Massey's, the Hot Dog... all over. Some boats didn't have a single bite all day.

The owners of the "Buckshot" donated a trip to the Worcester County Humane Society to auction off at a fundraiser and local resident, Donald Bounds won the trip. They took it today and since tuna fishing was so slow, they decided to go tilefishing and had a great time. They returned with a load of blueline tilefish and sea bass after fishing with squid in the Washington Canyon. Hat's off to the owners of the "Buckshot" for their generosity!!!

Anglers on the charter boat, "Katydid" caught their limit of 44 flounder on an ocean reef. Heaviest weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Gary German caught an 18-inch flounder in the bay, just west of Bahia Marina (Marker 9) at high tide. Used a Gulp! Swimming Mullet.

Anglers on the headboat, "Tortuga" ended their trip with 4 keeper flounder in the box, measuring up to 18 1/4-inches. Fish were caught in the Thorofare on shiners and squid.


MONDAY, July 17, 2017

8:11 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are back to chunking at the Hot Dog. Slow start. Lots of boats. They have 2 yellowfins in the box so far. Water temp is 81-degrees. SE wind. 2-3 chop.

10:22 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they have gone 4 for 5 on yellowfins so far. Sounds kind of slow all over. Light SE winds.

12:24 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that its a mixed catch out there today. Some boats are doing well while others are struggling. Pretty day. They have 6 yellowfins in the box. A few boats north of the Hot Dog are doing a little better.

Updated report:

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had 6 nice size yellowfins after chunking at the Hot Dog.

Anglers on the "Last One" had 5 yellowfins after chunking in 78-degree water outside the Twin Wrecks.

Nick LaPointe caught a 21-inch flounder and a 17-inch sea bass at "A" Buoy.

Anglers on "Sailfish Jamie" had a 50 lb. yellowfin and 3 mahi outside the Hot Dog.

Anglers on "O'Christy Ann" went to the Old Grounds and got a 39-inch mahi and 10 flounder up to 24-inches.

Mario and Carter Rosales caught a pair of flounder (17 1/2 and 22-inches) while drifting minnows and squid/shiner combinations behind Assateague.

Anglers on the "Hammer Down" had 3 yellowfins and areleased a mako shark at the Hot Dog.

Jim and Dawn McWhinney caught a pair of flounder (17 1/2 and 18 1/2-inches) on Gulp in the bay behind Assateague.

Anglers on the "3 Amigos" went 7 for 10 on yellowfins while chunking at the Hot Dog. Largest yellowfin weighed 64.2 lbs.

Anglers on the "Last Bite" had a 50 lb. yellowfin and a mahi at Massey's Canyon.

Anglers on the "Lit Up" went 1 for 3 on yellowfin tuna at the Hot Dog. Fish weighed 60 lbs.

Aiden Farley caught a 5 lb. 1 oz. flonder in he Indian River Bay.

Finn Burkhardt took his first trip offshore nad caught a nice size mahi in 20 fathoms inshore of Massey's

Angles on the headboat, "Angler" caught sea bass up to 3 lbs. while fishing with clams on a artificial reef. Mike Nott also caught an 8 lb. dolphin.

Maureen Maida caught a gaffter dolphin a the tip of the Norfolk Canyon.

Meredith Conn caught a 22-inch, 4 lb. 14 oz. flounder near the Rt. 50 Bridge during a trip aboard the headboat, "Tortuga". Caught it on a squid and shiner combo.

On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Keegan Kohler cuaght a 19-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague. Used minnows for bait.

On the "Gale Force" junior anglers caught a 45 lb. yellowfin while chunking at the Hot Dog.

Anglers on the "Reel Sexy" went 6 for 10 on yellowfins while chunking at the Hot Dog.

Phil Lyons and Xander Bauguess went 1 for 3 on yellowfins while chunking in Massey's Canyon. Phil reported a lot of whales in the area.


SUNDAY, July 16, 2017

9:14 AM - Today is the last day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament. There are 81 boats eligible to fish today.

Anglers on the "Primary Search" reported that they have a nice bluefin tuna on on board. The anglers are already sitting in first place in the Dolphin Division with a 24 pounder they weighed yesterday.

Updated yesterdays report

10:16 AM - Marc Turner caught a 12-inch kingfish while surfcasting off 123rd Street at low tide. Used squid for bait.

12:51 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "My Cin" returned with 7 yellowfin after chunking at the Hot Dog.

2:40 PM - I've received reports of at least a couple of bluefins caught inshore today. One is estimated at 57-inches. I also heard that the fleet found the yellowfins, so I would expect a good numbers of stringers weighed today, the final day of the tournament. Weigh-ins start at 4pm.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", Adrian Magnan caught a 3 lb. 5 oz. flounder and a triggerfish while fishing with squid and shiners around the South Jetty.

Emily Iman caught a 22-inch flounder in the Fish Bowl, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

8:00 PM - The scales closed at 7:00 on the final day of the OC Tuna Tournament. It was an exciting day with a lot of movement on the leaderboard. Here is what we saw today:

"Myra HT" weighed an 84 lb. bluefin caught by lady angler, JL Cropper. Fish was caught inshore of Massey's Canyon.

"Reel Intents" weighed a 52 lb. bluefin caught inshore of Massey's Canyon.

"Moore Bills" weighed 3 yellowfins caught 4 miles south of Massey's Canyon. Heaviest weighed 55 lbs. Stringer was 147 lbs.

"Primary Search" weighed a 91 lb. bluefin caught at the 19 Fathom Lump

"Grande Pez" had a 78 lb. bluefin, a 16 lb. dolphin and a white marlin release near the 19 Fathom Lump.

"Reel Toy" had 4 yellowfins. Three of them met the qualifying weight. Heaviest was 56 lbs. Stringer was 154 lbs. Caught at the Elephant Trunk.

"Legasea" weighed a 100 lb. bluefin caught near Massey's Canyon.

"Offshore Hooker" weighed an 87 lb. bluefin caught at the 19 Fathom Lump.

"White Lightning" weighed a 47 lb. yellowfin.

"Playin Catch" weighed a 41 lb. yellowfin caught at the Hot Dog

"Kingfisher" caught an 82 lb. bluefin.

"No Slack" had 2 yellowfins and a 109 lb. bluefin that was caught by Glenda Cahall to take 1st place in the Lady Angler Division and 2nd place Single Heaviest. Caught at the 19 Fathom Lump.

"Absolut Pleasure" had a yellowfin, a mahi and a 61-inch, 115 lb. bluefin tuna caught by Jamie Romero to win Single Heaviest Tuna honors. Fish was caught at the 19 Fathom Lump.

"Magic Moment" weighed a 61 lb. yellowfin

"Espadon" had 5 yellowfins totaling 222 lbs. Caught at Wayne's World

"Lucky Duck II" had 3 yellowfins totaling 158 lbs. Largest weighed 59 lbs. Caught in 500 fathoms outside the Wilmington Canyon.

"Top Dog" had a 49 lb. yellowfin caught on west wall of the Wilmington.

"Goin In Deep" had a 99 lb. bluefin tuna and a 52 lb. yellowfin. Their 2-day stringer was 364 lbs., good enough for 2nd place in Heaviest Stringer Division.

"Stalker" had 1 yellowfin weighing 43 lbs. Their 2-day total was 306 lbs. Fish were caught at the Lobster Claw.

"Even Keeliegh" weighed a 50 lb. yellowfin caught in the Wilmington.

"Sushi" was the last boat in and they had 4 yellowfins for 209 lbs. Their 2-day stringer totaled 470 lbs. and gave them 1st place in the Heaviest Stringer Division. Fish were caught in 25 fathoms, 86 miles south of the Inlet at Wayne's World.

Outside the tournament:

Anglers on the "Git R Done" caught a 78-inch, 200 lb. swordfish while trolling at the Chicken Bone. They fought the fish for 3 hours, thinking it was a blue marlin until it got to the boat. It was a family trip, celebrating Katie Burton's birthday.

Nick LaPointe cught a 21-inch flounder and a 17-inch sea bass at "A" Buoy.

Anglers on "Sailfish Jamie" had a 50 lb. yellowfin and 2 mahi from outside the Hot Dog.

Blake Reed and his buddies on "O'Christy Ann" caught a 39-inch mahi and 10 flounder up to 24-inches while fishing at the Old Grounds.

Kelly and Chuck Wenzel were fishing in the bay behind Assateague Island where Kelly caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder and Chuck caught a 23-incher.

10:18 PM - Just got back from the Tuna Tournament Awards Ceremony. Congrat's go out to Capt. Franky Pettolina for winning the prestigious Capt. Bob Gowar Award for his contributions to the local fishing community. Very well deserved!

"Hammer Down" had 3 yellowfins and released a mako shark at the Hot Dog today.

Mario and Carter Rosales from Atlanta, GA caught a lot of throwback flounder plus 2 keepers measuring 17.5 and 22-inches while drifting behind Assateague Island today.

Brian Brannan reported that they started at Massey's Canyon where they picked up a mahi. They they went to the Hot Dog and caught a nice 50 lb. yellowfin.


SATURDAY, July 15, 2017

9:02 AM - Boats have until 10:00 AM to declare their lay day in the Ocean City Tuna Tournament, so right now, I'm not sure how many boats are fishing but I would bet it is a lot. If 88 boats are in the tournament and only 27 fished yesterday, that leaves an average of 74 boats per day are left to fish. This could make for very active days at the scale. Yesterday, we saw a good number of boats show up to weigh fish even though only 27 went out.

I have heard that anglers on the "Legasea" have a nice size wahoo on the boat already.

9:09 AM - Updated yesterdays report:

2:16 PM - In the Ocean City Tuna Tournament, 68 boats are fishing today so it should be busy at the scales. Weigh-ins are from 4:00 to 8:30 PM at the Ocean City Fishing Center.

8:12 PM - Scales closed at 8:00 on the second day of the OC Tuna Tournament. Saw a lot of action at the scale:

Annie Roe on the "Wayne's World" weighed a 57-inch, 106 lb. bluefin to take the lead in the Single Heaviest Tuna, Junior Angler and Lady Angler divisions.

Mike Runk on the "Legasea" weighed a 55 lb. wahoo to take the lead in the Wahoo Division. They also weighed a 48 lb. yellowfin.

"Primary Search" weighed a 24 lb. mahi to jump into 1st place in the Dolphin Division. They also weighed a 16 lb. dolphin that didn't qualify.

"Marli" weighed 4 yellowfins totaling 190 lbs. Their heaviest yellowfin weighed 53 lbs. They have completed their 2 days of fishing.

"Stalker" had an incredible 1st day of fishing, catching 19 yellowfins. Their 5 heaviest weighed 263 lbs.

"Odinspear" weighed an 85 lb. bluefin tuna.

"That's Right" weighed a 93 lb. bluefin caught by lady angler Michele Lambie.

"Cat Without a Handle" weighed a 49 lb. yellowfin.

"Let It Ride" weighed 2 bluefins caught by junior angler, Walter Jordan. They weighed 50 adn 58 lbs.

"Lady Luck" weighed a 48 lb. bluefin tuna.

"Blue Runner" weighed a 55 lb. bluefin.

"Moore Bills" weighed a 42 lb. yellowfin caught by Shane Moore and an 80 lb. bluefin caught by Jack Roesner.

"Talkin Trash" weighed a 52 lb. wahoo and 2 yellowfins (52 lbs. & 57 lbs.)

"Reel Intents" weighed a 103 lb. bluefin caught by junior angler Charlie Coates.

"Cracker" had 2 identical yellowfins weighing 43 lbs. each.

"Heavy Metal" weighed a 50 lb. yellowfin.

"No Quarter" weighed 4 yellowfins totaling 189 lbs.

"Spring Mix" had 5 yellowfins totaling 253 lbs. Their heaviest was caught by junior angler Ayrton Pryor and it weighed 52 lbs.

"Sushi" caught 7 yellowfins. Their 5 fish stringer weighed 261 lbs. Their heaviest yellowfin weighed 64 lbs.

Here are the standings after Day 2:

Single Heaviest Tuna:
1st - Wayne's World - 106 lbs.
2nd - Reel Intents - 103 lbs.
3rd - Myra HT - 99 lbs.

Heaviest Stringer:
1st - Marli & Bar South - 285 lbs.
3rd - Wrecker - 267 lbs.

Heaviest Dolphin:
1st - Primary Search - 24 lbs.
2nd - Fish Whistle - 22 lbs.

Lady Angler:
1st - Annie Roe, Wayne's World - 106 lbs.
2nd - J.L. Cropper - Myra HT - 99 lbs.
3rd - Michele Lambie - That's Right - 93 lbs.

Junior Angler:
1st - Annie Roe, Wayne's World - 106 lbs.
2nd - Charlie Coates, Reel Intents - 103 lbs.
3rd - Walter Jordan, Let It Ride - 58 lbs.

Heaviest Wahoo:
Winner Take All - Mike Runk, Legasea - 55 lbs.


Updated Report:

Grahme Akehurst cautht a 17 1/2 and a 21 1/5-inch flounder in the West Channel on a white Gulp! Swimming Mullet.

Dave Beach caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder while fishing from the 3rd Street Bulkhead. Dave and his buddies had 8 throwback flounder during the day, measuring 16 to 16 3/4-inches. No reports of bluefish. Guys used minnows, Gulp and bucktails.


FRIDAY, July 14, 2017

9:53 AM - Today is the 1st day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament. Weigh-ins have been changed to 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM for today and tomorrow. Weigh-ins on Sunday are still 4-7. There are 88 boats in the tournament this year, up 10 boats versus last year.

The only reports I have received so far is that the bite is slow inshore.

11:01 AM - As mentioned earlier, there are 88 boats in this years Tuna Tournament. Today, 27 boats fished. Total prize money is $793,485.

1:57 PM - On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", the 6 anglers on board caught their limit of flounder, led by Matt Marceron's 28 1/2-inch, 8 lb. 6 oz. flattie. All were caught near "A" Buoy off the coast of Delaware.

Jim Pyle used a live minnow in Massey's Ditch to fool a 26 1/2-inch, 8 lb. 3 oz. flounder.

2:50 PM - On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Tanner Durner caught a 28-inch striper on a swim shad at the Rt. 50 Bridge.

7:18 PM - I just got back to the office after the first day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and here is what I saw at the OC Fishing Center weigh-in:

"Offshore Hooker" weighed a 29 lb. yellowfin that didn't qualify (30 lb. min) and a 9 lb. dolphin that didn't qualify.

"Marli" had a 3 yellowfins. One weighed 28 lbs. so it didn't meet the 30 lb. minimum. The other 2 yellowfins weighed 50 lbs. and 45 lbs. for a 2 fish stringer weight of 95 lbs.

"Myra HT" arrived with a 99 lb. bluefin caught by J.L. Cropper to take the lead in the Ladies Division. They also had 2 dolphin that weighed 10 lbs. and 12 lbs. that didn't hit the minimum weight requirement.

"Lucky Duck II" weighed a 45 lb. yellowfin.

"That's Right" had 2 yellowfins that weighed 40 lbs. and 47 lbs. for a 2 fish stringer of 87 lbs.

"Second Chance" had 2 yellowfins weighing 40 lbs. and 42 lbs.

"Wrecker" had 6 yellowfins. Their 2 heaviest weighed 57 lbs. and 58 lbs. Their 5-fish stringer weighed 267 lbs.

"Top Dog" had a white marlin release and 4 yellowfins. Their largest yellowfin weighed 64 lbs. and their 4 fish stringer weighed 219 lbs.

"Fish Whistle" weighed a 52 lbs. bluefin and a 22 lb. dolphin that took the lead in the Dolphin Division.

Outside the tournament:

"Two Timing Connie" had a great day with 7 quality yellowfins that totalled 317 lbs. They also had a small mahi. All were caught chunking at the Hot Dog. They had 1 yellowfin at noon and all of the others weren't caught until all the other boats rolled out at 3:00 PM. They also had 9 tuna come unglued.

On the "Ocean City Guide Service", Darren Neidigh caught a 23 1/4-inch flounder that weighed 5 lbs. 3 oz. Fish was caught on live spot along the rocks off Martha's Landing.

On the headboat, "Bay Bee", mate Joey Marowski caught a 23 1/2-inch flounder that weighed 4 lbs. 11 oz. It was caught on a shiner in the East Channel.

Updated report:

Budd Heim caught a 24 1/2-inch, 6 lb. 4 oz. flounder and a 20-incher while fishing in the East Channel with Kevin Welkner on the "Flounderin' Around". Budd used a bucktail tipped with Gulp! and a circle hook tipped with Gulp and mullet.


THURSDAY, July 13, 2017

Sounds like it may have been another slow day on the tuna grounds. Early boats back only had a couple of fish. Rough seas offshore today.

Gary German caught a 22-inch flounder at the top of the tide on a white Gulp on tiny circle hooks. Caught behind Harbour Island.

5:29 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 10 yellowfins today.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 2 yellowfins today. Had 6 bites.

Charter boat, "Last Call" had a yellowfin.


WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017

5:36 PM - Sounds like it was a slow day inshore tuna fishing. I did get a report that there were a couple bluefins caught on the troll up in Massey's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 5 yellowfins.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had a pair of yellowfins.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had a bluefin and a pair of dolphin.

Charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" had 1 bluefin.

Charter boat, "My Cin" cuaght a couple of yellowfins.


TUESDAY, July 11, 2017

10:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that there isn't much to report. About 8 boats chunking inshore. A decent bite for most of the morning. Has slowed down in the last 30 minutes. Everyone has a handful of yellowfins.

3:09 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 11 yellowfins an a mahi.

Charter boat, "That's Right" had 7 yellowfins.

6:37 PM - On the charter boat, "On the Run" anglers caught a 22-inch red drum and a 7 lb. sheepshead around the South Jetty.

Charter boat, "Capt. Ike II" had 6 yellowfins, up to 55 lbs.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound" Kyle Walton caught a 24-inch flounder at the Old Grounds. The group of 4 anglers had 9 flounder and 18 triggerfish.

Kyle Dively caught a 35 1/2-inch, 10 lb. 12 oz. bluefish while fishing with a Gotcha Plug from the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 6 yellowfins and a dolphin.


MONDAY, July 10, 2017

Out of respect to the boats fishing for tuna this week and getting ready for this weekends Tuna Tournament, I will only be reporting what they caught, but not where they caught their fish. Next week we will get back to normal for daily reports.

12:20 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" caught 3 flounder including a pair of beauties. Aidhan Boyle caught a 21-incher and Liam Boyle caught a 21 3/4-inch flattie. All were on natural bait during the incoming tide at the north end of the East Channel.

8:07 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 9 yellowfins and a pair of mahi.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 16 yellowfins today.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", Gabby Verno caught a 20-inch, 2 lb. 14 oz. flounder at the South Jetty.

On the headboat, "Angler", Mark Swift caught a 3 lb. 4 oz. flounder, and Ike Young caught a dolphin.


SUNDAY, July 9, 2017

Well, I guess I am off the Christmas card list from the spearfishing community. As usual with folks who have the feeling that everyone is against them, they completely missed my main point raised in yesterdays comments. Going out to the South Jetty and spearfishing day after day is legal. They are NOT breaking the law and have a right to do it. There is no size or creel limit on sheepshead in Maryland. However, a small area like the South Jetty cannot withstand that kind of pressure and from the number of emails, texts and phone calls I've received, many folks agree. Going out and spearing 15, 16, 18 sheepshead, night after night, will have a negative short and long-term effect on the resource. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. There is a reason Capt. Monty Hawkins and Capt. Kane Bounds don't pound the same wreck multiple days in a row. The areas can't handle the pressure. Plain and simple. From what I understand, this situation has mulitple local bay charter captains and the local chapter of the MSSA very upset and they are dealing with it through the proper channels. I would hate to see animosity between the spearfishing and recreational angling communties. It doesn't have to be that way. Throwing a picture of 28 sheepshead killed after spearfishing at the South Jetty certainly doesn't help. At one time, a group of anglers used to fish ON the South Jetty. Things went south, animosity grew, and they are no longer allowed out there. Once the Maryland Park Service and the DNR get involved, the outcome probably won't be favorable. Hopefully, everyone will look at the situation with a clear head and figure out a way to coexist.

6:53 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they stayed inshore today in the Deli area and have caught a gaffer dolphin and a single yellowfin tuna. All bait bites. Water is clean, green and 75.6-degrees.

7:08 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they just caught another yellowfin. Pretty day out there with light winds.

7:52 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it sounds kind of slow out there today. A fish here and there.

8:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they just caught another yellowfin. All single bites this morning. All on bait.

10:15 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is still slow going inshore. They did just get another single bite. Nice yellowfin. Sounds like a few bluefins are being caught on the chunk.

10:33 AM - Capt. Corey on the charter boat, "3 Amigos" reported that they are chunking in the Deli area and have just boated a 41-inch bluefin. Getting good marks on the sonar.

11:16 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that things are pretty slow right now. Not hearing much on the radio. Going to go and look around.

2:26 PM - Marc Bouchard caught a 19 1/2-inch flounder on a 5-inch white Gulp Swimming Mullet in the South Bay near the Duck Blinds.

Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" reported that his anglers had 2 keeper flounder (17 1/4 and 18 1/4-inches) and a load of throwbacks while drifting Gulp! Swimming Mullets in the bay behind Assateague. Capt. Nick said that you had to follow the incoming, 69-degree water to keep your bites going, moving south in the bay as the incoming tide rolled in.

5:05 PM - Nate Gregory, Katie Thatcher and Tanner Thatcher caught 4 flounder in the South Bay down by the duck blinds. Fish were caught on the slow troll with Gulp! Swimming Mullets. Largest fish was 20 3/4-inches.

Anglers on "Nina's Revenge" had a 55-inch bluefin from inshore of the Hot Dog. Caught on trolled ballyhoo.

Rose Stivers caught a 45-inch bluefin during


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