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Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

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Indian River Marina - 800-999-8119

Angler
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 410-289-7424

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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

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Indian River Marina - 443-497-3232

Cat II
Indian River Marina - 410-829-0311

Crab Claw
Indian River Marina - 302-260-4347

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Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

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Indian River Marina - 302-632-7535

Espadon
Sunset Marina - 410-703-9191

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Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

Fish Bound
Bahia Marina - 443-497-1361

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

Fish On
Sunset Marina - 678-372-8818

Fish Tricks
Sunset Marina - 443-605-5520

Fish Whisperer
Indian River Marina - 302-270-7999

Fisherman's Wharf
- 302-645-8862

Floundering Around
Bahia Marina - 941-822-1419

Foul Hook
Bahia Marina - 410-835-8266

Gale Force
Indian River Marina - 302-245-2836

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

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

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

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

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

Mugger
Talbot Street Pier - 800-322-3065

My Cin
Sunset Marina - 443-944-6122

No Quarter
Sunset Marina - 302-353-8488

Oasis
Sunset Marina - 410-490-2628

Ocean City Guide Service
- 301-991-3308

Odinspear
Sunset Marina - 772-285-9478

Playmate
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-822-1918

Playtime
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-627-8189

Prime Hook
Indian River Marina - 410-603-4131

Pumpin' Hard
Sunset Marina - 410-726-1353

Razorback
Indian River Marina - 302-602-0161

Reel Chaos
Sunset Marina - 609-685-0704

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

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

Restless Lady
Talbot Street Pier - 443-373-3413

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

Rusty Reel
Indian River Marina - 717-476-4035

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

Stalker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-373-7764

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

The Natural
Sunset Marina - 301-704-7231

Tighten Up
Sunset Marina - 410-251-2099

Tortuga
Bahia Marina - 410-251-5859

Virginia
Bahia Marina - 410-746-3966

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

White Lightning
Sunset Marina - 410-365-8892

Wrecker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-507-4150

Yellowfin
Bahia Marina - 410-310-4044

Zipper
Sunset Marina - 866-947-2639

Fishing Report

6.17.18 10:23 am

by Larry Jock

** If you would like to email us a picture of your catch, send it at "Actual Size" to coastalfisherman@comcast.net. Include angler name, town, fish caught, length or weight, bait or lure and location. **


SUNDAY, June 17, 2018

9:17 AM - Happy Father's Day!!!

What a way to get the day started. Capt. Dale Lisi on the charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" called this morning to ask for a picture to be taken with a big mako shark his anglers caught during an overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon. Big mako weighed 636 lbs. They also had 12 nice size yelowfins and 2 mahi. The mako ate a skippy fillet at 11:00 last night and took 90 minutes to get to the boat. They were fishing in 500 fathoms. The tunas came from 200 fathoms. Anglers were Rob Reusch, Derek Fisher, Jason Kilby, Harvey Fisher #1, Harvey Fisher #2 and Nick Benjamin.

Updated yesterdays report.

1:21 PM - The first blue marlin was caught today by anglers on the "Chaser".


SATURDAY, June 16, 2018

8:14 AM - Just an incredibly beautiful day in Ocean City and the parking lots at the marinas and the public boat ramps are PACKED. The first day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament is today, so coupled with the super tuna bite for the offshore charter boats, it should be a very busy day at the scales.

Updated yesterdays report.

1:05 PM - Anglers on the "I Cart-er" just returned with 19 yellowfins and a mahi from the Norfolk Canyon. They were on an overnight trip.

Mary Darrell caught a 23-inch flounder at the north end of the bay behind Assateague Island on a white Gulp at the end of the incoming tide.

6:59 PM - The tuna bite in the canyons was definitely tougher today, which was kind of expected with the anticipated increase in boat traffic. The water that produced yesterdays amazing yellowfin bite continues to move south with most of the bites coming today in the Washington Canyon and working it's way towards the Norfolk.

Nate Gregory and Katie Thatcher caught 7 flounder on white Gulp in the Thorofare and in the bay behind Assateague Island. Their largest measured 23 1/2-inches.

Heath Huskey and Robin Dash came in with a 17-inch flounder caught on a pink Gulp behind Assateague Island.

On the headboat, "Bay Bee", anglers ended their trip with 7 keeper flounder, caught on squid and shiners in the bay behind Assateague Island. The largest flounder measured 23-inches and was caught by Michael Granese.

On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", anglers caught 10 yellowfins down in the Washington Canyon.

UPDATED REPORT: On the "Speculator", they caught 15 yelowfins, 2 dolphin and recorded a white marlin release in the Washington Canyon.

"Quick Draw" went 4 for 6 on yellowfins at the Rockpile. Hot set-up were Splash Bars by Sterling Tackle.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler McKinley Taylor caughta 31-inch striper on a sand flea at the South Jetty.

On the "Bubblehead", angler Brian Rader boated a 15 lb. mahi in the Poor Man's canyon.

"Hammer Down" went 9 for 10 on yelowfins in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Eric Badorrek caught a pair of flounder measuring 16 1/2 and 19-inches at the Rt. 90 Bridge.

On the headboat, "Angler", Capt. Chris reported a good day of sea bass fishing with a few flounder thrown in. Alex and Colson Eliadis caught flounder up to 2 3/4 lbs. Scottie Miler boated a 2.5 lb. sea bass.

Dylan Wiley caught an 80 lb. yellowfin in the Baltimore Canyon.
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Day #1 of the Ocean City Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament just ended. There are 46 boats entered in the tournament which is a sizable increase from last year when only 25 boats were entered. Here is what we saw:

Doug and Sharon Curtiss and Jay and Lynette Catha on the "Sea Craft 23" weighed 3 flounder (1.8, 3.8 & 4.0 lbs.) and a 1.2 lb. bluefish.

Scott Lenox on the "Hooked on OC" weighed 2 bluefish (1.8 & 2.4 lbs.) and 2 flounder (2.0 & 2.8 lbs.)

"Jezebel" weighed a 1.8 lb. flounder and 3 sea bass (1.6, 1.6 & 1.4 lbs.)

"Mahki" had a pair of yellowfins weighing 19.0 & 38.0 lbs.

"Crushing It" had 3 yellowfins but only the 44 pounder met the qualifying weight.

"Fish Magnet II" weighed 3 flounder (1.6, 2.0 & 5.2 lbs.) and 3 sea bass (1.0, 1.0 and 1.2 lbs.)

"Offshore Hooker" went 3 for 7 on bigeye tuna. They weighed in at 83.2, 92.0 and 98.6 lbs.

"Kelly Jean" weighed a 32.2 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Fantatic" had 4 yellowfins, but they didn't meet the qualifying weight. Largest weighed 27.2 lbs.

"Canyon Hunter" had 2 yellowfins weighing 34.0 and 50.2 lbs.

"De-Bait-Able" weighed a 38.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Fish Frenzi" had 2 yellowfins but didn't meet the qualifying weight. Their largest weighed 29.2 lbs.

"Vapor Trail" weighed a 41.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Burn' n Bills" had 4 yellowfins. Their largest weighed 31.8 lbs. The other three didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Opper-tuna-ty Nox" had 4 nice yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 30.8, 34.6 and 52.0 lbs.

"Off the Grid" weiged an 18.2 lb. bluefin tuna that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.

"Joken" had a white marlin release at 7:37 AM and 5 yellowfins.

"Family Tree" weighed a 38.8 lb. yellowfin.

"PYY Marine" had a pair of yellowfins weighing 31.6 and 40.0 lbs.

"Gulfstream" had 2 yellowfins weighing 49.8 and 55.0 lbs.

"Carol's Teakettle" caught 4 yellowfins and an 84 lb. bluefin. Their 2 heaviest yellowfins weighed in at 44.6 and 46.8 lbs.

"Ready or Knot" had 5 yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 35.6, 48.4 and 49.6 lbs.

Here are the standings after Day 1 (tomorrow only 8 boats are eligible to fish):

WHITE MARLIN RELEASE DIVISION:
1st - "Joken" - 1 release - 7:37 AM
2nd - "De-Bait-Able" - 1 release - 2:50 PM

TUNA DIVISION:
"Offshore Hooker" - 98.6 lb. bigeye
"Offshore Hooker" - 92.0 lb. bigeye
"Carol's Teakettle" - 84.0 lb. bluefin


FRIDAY, June 15, 2018

Today was an incredible day for fishing off the coast of Ocean City. If you are looking to go tuna fishing, pick yourself up a copy of the Coastal Fisherman and check out the following report to get some ideas on who to call. You can see that tuna fishing is off the chart right now and flounder fishing in the bay is picking up.

9:46 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a tuna bite again today. They have 10 yellowfins in the box already. All caught between in the Baltimore Canyon in 100 fathoms. Look for reports throughout the day.

11:39 AM - It sounds like the tuna bite is excellent today. The charter boat, "That's Right" just reported that they have 16 yellowfins in the box. All from the Baltimore Canyon. Some boats are catching them in the Washington Canyon also. There are a lot of small tuna, in the 30-35 inch range with a few larger fish mixed in.

12:29 PM - The charter boat "Marli" is back already with their limit of 18 yellowfins in the box after trolling in the Poor Man's Canyon. All caught on ballys and spreader bars. Fishing on the "Marli" were Gretchan Benjamin and Ken, Lisa, Hunter and Joe Pfeiffer. All of the action as in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

2:08 PM - The charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with their limit of 18 yellowfins after trolling ballyhoo and spreader bars in 120 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing on the "Moore Bills" were Tim Baldwin, Rick Baker and Andy, Bernie, Kevin and Bryan Schweigman. On three passes, the anglers caught 3, 4 and 5 yellowfins. The rest were a pick.

On the flounder headboat, "Happy Hooker", Travis Turner, Andrew Kiefer and John Pieroni each caught a keeper flounder with Travis leading the way with an 18-incher. All were caught on squid and shiners in the bay behind Assateague.

2:58 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had a great morning, ending up with 7 keeper flounder in the box. Bite was all over the bay and Capt. Nick said that the water was very clear this morning.

4:13 PM - The charter boat, "That's Right" had 18 yellowfins after trolling in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Anglers were Jim Bennett, Joe Yarbrough, Tim and Jason Norton, Bryan Vernon and Cathy and Bob Montague. Capt. D.J. Churchill reported water temps around 68-degrees.

On the "Killin Time", anglers caught 18 yellowfins in 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing were Louie Demello, Dylan Cox, Jeff Cox, Glenn Orr, Kevin Rosemary and J.C. Grimberg.

Anglers on the "C-Boys" caught 22 yellowfin tuna in 200 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Water temperature ranged from 65 to 72-degrees. Anglers were Bill Leash, Gary Stine, Jonny Barr, Paul Crampton, Jr. and Paul Crampton, III.

On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", Capt. Brian Porter put his anglers on the meat again, today returning with 18 yellowfins and 3 small mahi after trolling in the Washington Canyon. Anglers were Chris Murray, Scott Ewing, Dave Taylor, Whit Maccauaig, McLain Fisher and Lenny Weber.

On the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey", after trolling between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyon, anglers caught 18 yellowfins and 5 mahi on ballyhoo and spreader bars. Fishing were Alex Parker, Jr., Alex Parker, Sr., James Parker, Thomas Forrest and Issac Davis.

Big Bird Cropper was at it again, today returning with a pair of 18-inch flounder and 3 bluefish after fishing around the Rt. 50 Bridge. Bird's chopper bluefish measured 30-inches and weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. He also released 8 short stripers during the trip.

The flounder bite around the Rt. 50 Bridge was very good today. Water was clean and those fishing off the bridge were seen with stringers of flatties.

5:51 PM - During their afternoon trip aboard the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 4 flounder, measuring up to 17 1/2-inches, while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island. All were caught on white Gulp Swimming Mullets. Fishing with Capt. Nick were Kevin Stump, Rob Krout and Brad Schaale.

On the charter boat, "Spring Mix II", anglers caught 11 yellowfins, 2 bluefins and 3 mahi while trolling in 200 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons. Anglers included Andy, Dean and Vinny Artrip, Vinnie Arillo, Bryce Parrish and Nathan Bradley.

The charter boat, "White Lightning" returned with 11 yellowfins in the box after trolling in 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

On the charter boat, "Espadon", Capt. Sylvain Cote put his anglers onto 12 yellowfins, 1 bigeye (150 lbs.) and a white marlin release. All of the action took place in 300 fathoms outside the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing on the "Espadon" were Steve Wann, Darrell Long, Daryl Reinke, Steve Pelham (who had the white marlin release), Jeff Marshall and Mike Dwyer.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" had 17 yellowfins and a dolphin from between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyon. Anglers were John, Dave and Jacob Karfgin, Ed and Gavin Seaman and Shane Stringfellow.

On the "Jezebel" Don Riggins, Jacob Wozar and Jason Courtney teamed up to catch 2 yellowfins in the Poor Man's and 2 sea bass at the Bow Mariner.

The charter boat, "Talkin Trash" returned with 21 yellowfins, 3 "under" bluefins and a white marlin release in the Poor Man's. Fishing were Kevin Morton, Andrew Carder, Jon Williams, Jordan Kimble, Joe Jernigan and Steve Sylvester.

6:13 PM - Bob Sharbaugh caught an 18-inch flounder at the north end of the East Channel during the outgoing tide. Bob used a Gulp artificial bait to fool the flattie.

6:23 PM - Budd Heim and Kevin Welkner hooked 6 keeper-size flounder, but only kept 3 after drifting in the East Channel and using Gulp for bait.

UPDATED: On the charter boat, "On the Run", Tim Moss caught a 5 lb. sheepshead at the South Jetty while using sand fleas for bait.

Jason Picking caught an 18-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague down by Frontier Town. He used a Gulp artificial bait.

Nash Rogers caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder in the Thorofare while using minnows for bait.


THURSDAY, June 14, 2018

9:00 AM - Just a reminder that registration is tomorrow for the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament. The offshore report doesn't look bad.

Updated yesterdays report.

2:38 PM - Les and Kathy Schott just reported that they caught 4 keeper flounder, measuring up to 19-inches, in a 15-minute period at the top of high tide. Fish were hooked on minnows and Gulp in the East Channel.

4:33 PM - Capt. Jeff Grimes on the charter boat, "Helbent" reported that his anglers ended their trip with 2 keeper flounder in the box (17 1/2" & 19") and had 8 throwbacks, all during the outgoing tide behind the OC Airport. The fish were caught on minnows in warm 77-degree water.

5:00 PM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers returned with 10 yellowfins after trolling in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Fishing were Travis Boone, Gunnar Ketner, Jason Ketner and Riley Lawrence.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a banner day today for sea bass fishing with squid and clams over natural bottom. All of his anglers caught a nice box full including several with their limits of 15 fish.

5:34 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had a great day, returning with 18 yellowfins in the box after trolling in 250 fathoms in the Poor Man’s Canyon. All were hooked on ballyhoo and spreader bars. Fishing were Rick, Jack andJess Stetler, Ryan Roberts, Adam Stoner and Dave Roberts.

On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers teamed up to catch 17 yellowfins, 3 bigeyes and a bluefin while trolling in 200 to 500 fathoms in the Poor Man’s. Fishing with Capt. Mark Hoos were Oliver and Carter Bayliss, Rob Yurth, Chip Weiman, Sarah Anderson and George Buerhaus.

6:31 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Siren" returned with 9 nice yellowfins in the box after trolling in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Fishing with Capt. Will Hathaway were Scott, Stephanie, Nathaniel, Wes and William Meyer and Abby Byers.

Anglers on the charter boat, "All In" had 6 yellowfins, 3 bluefins and 2 bluefin releases. Fish were caught in the Baltimore Canyon.

6:43 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Moore Bills" caught their limit of 18 yellowfins and added 3 bluefins to the box after trolling in the Poor Man’s Canyon.

UPDATED REPORT: John O'Donnell caught sea bass up to 15-inches while fishing with sand fleas at the Bass Grounds.

Dave Beach has been fishing off the 2nd Street Bulkhead the last 2 nights after work and he has caught 3 keepers measuring between 18 and 20-inches. All on minnows during the incoming tide.

Eric Lupi caught an 18 1/2-inch flounder in the East Channel on a jig tipped with a white Gulp. The three that were kept measured 18, 19 and 22-inches.


WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018

9:17 AM - BIG NEWS... the first white marlin of the year was caught in the Poor Man's Canyon by an angler on the "Stalker".

12:00 PM - Dave Neumayer was tossing a Roy Rig around the South Jetty yesterday evening when he hooked into a 20-inch weakfish

12:56 PM - Updated yesterdays report

1:56 PM - Preston and Debbie Walls fished the incoming tide this morning and caught 1 keeper flounder in the South Bay and 3 keepers in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Their largest flounder measured 18-inches.

Paul Reyburn, Blake Gunther and Jacob Gunther hit some ocean structure in 100-feet of water and had a lot of action on sea bass plus a 22-inch cod.

3:33 PM - It's official!!! The first white marlin of the season was caught today by Ron Bennett on the "Stalker". Ron hooked the white marlin in 200 fathoms at the tip of the Poor Man's Canyon (075 line) where Capt. Steve Moore found water temperature at 70-degrees. The fish hit a ballyhoo dressed up with a blue and white Ilander. They also caught 4 bluefins and 3 yellowfins. Their largest bluefin weighed 109 lbs. Fishing with Ron on the "Stalker" was Jeff Hepbron, Taylor Bennett, Andrew and Richie Rinehimer and Paul Smack. For the first white marlin, the guys win $16,000 in award money... $5,000 from the Marlin Club... $5,000 from the Town of Ocean City... and $6,000 from a group of local businesses (Atlantic Tackle, Bahia Marina, Bank of Ocean City, Coastal Fisherman, Ocean City Fishing Center and Sunset Marina).

4:31 PM - Budd Heim and Charlie Plis caught 9 keeper flounder (releasing 5) while fishing on the "Flounderin' Around". All of the fish came from the East Channel, with hald coming from the south end and the other half from the north end. All on bucktails tipped with Gulp artificial baits.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" just arrived at the dock with a nice catch of tuna. They had 12 yellowfins and 3 bluefins from 200 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon. Capt. Joe Drosey reported water temps around 68-degrees. Fishing were Mike Eddinger, Drew Marchetta, Mark Bachtle, Jitters Jefferis, Bill Lutz and Klaus Obers.

UPDATED: Big Bird Cropper caught a bluefish, 3 flounder and released 8 short stripers around the Rt. 50 Bridge in 70-degree water. Bluefish was caught on a Roy Rig and the flatties were caught on Gulp Swimming Mullet. All during the outgoing tide.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had 5 yellowfins and 2 bluefins (1 under and 1 over) while trolling in 200 fathoms in teh Baltimore Canyon.


TUESDAY, June 12, 2018

11:26 AM - Absolutely beautiful day in Ocean City. Offshore forecast is bad. 6-11 feet. Yikes!

Anglers on the charter boat “Get Sun” have 1 flounder in the box and have released another 5 while fishing in the bay behind Assateague. Capt. Nick said the waterr is cold so they are heading to north of the Rt. 50 Bridge

12:26 AM - Brody Fosnaught and Collin Fosnaught caught 2 flounder in the Thorofare during this mornings trip aboard the charter boat, "On the Run". Fish measured 18 and 23-inches. Largest weighed 4.5 lbs. Cauht on minnows and Gulp.

Updated: Mike Orchulli caught 2 flounder measuring 16 1/2 and 17-inches in the bay behind Assateague near the duck blinds. Caught during the outgoing tide on live minnows and white Gulp.

Dave Neumayer caught a 20-inch weakfish on a Roy Rig at the South Jetty during the Tuesday evening incoming tide.


MONDAY, June 11, 2018

8:45 AM - Miserable day in Ocean City this morning, which is a shame because anglers really have a bead on the tuna offshore and guys in the bay were starting to see numbers of flounder starting to snap.

Updated yesterdays report.


SUNDAY, June 10, 2018

10:32 AM - Very foggy morning in Ocean City. Zero wind. Flags totally limp.

Updated yesterdays report

11:20 AM - Mark Ensor reported that they caught 2 keeper flounder and had 14 throwbacks in foggy conditions behind the OC Airport this morning.

Doug Coats caught an 18 1/2-inch flounder in the East Channel in front of MR Ducks. Hooked it on a jig head tipped with a white Gulp artificial bait.

11:44 AM - Mark Ensor just reported that he put another 18 1/2-inch flounder in the box and also released some shorties behind the OC Airport.

5:31 PM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers caught 10 yellowfins and threw 3 back while trolling in the Wilmington Canyon. They said it was a beautiful day offshore. Fishing were Cory Gambacorta, Jim Daly, Jared Turner, Tyler Enslen, Mike Clay, Tom Zucco, Chris Clay and Norm Wallis.

6:11 PM - On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers returned with 2 bluefins, 6 yellowfins and a mahi from 200 fathoms in the Wilmington. Fishing were Sam Tippett, Tom Jones, Robert Thacker, John Rutt and Jay Rudden.

Anglers on the "Blood Money" had 10 yellowfins and the first longfins of the season. All in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington. They also jumped off a blue marlin at the Hot Dog in 63-degree water. Pete Gudaitis had the first longfin and he was joined by Bill Pino, Heather Moore and Lucy Muhlenbruck.

On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" Jim Lott, Warren Aukett, Joe Buckley and Harry Kamnik teamed up to catch 12 yellowfins and a bluefin in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington.

Anglers on the charter boat “Get Sum” had a good time catching shad, bluefish and small stripers during the early evening around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

UPDATED REPORT:

Anglers on the "Tuna Fowl" reported at 9:52 at night that they had 8 yellowfins in the Wilmington.

Dave Neumayer, Eric Zeigler and Brian Link caught 25 short flounder in the South Bay near the Duck Blinds and near the Coast Guard Station in the East Channel. They fished from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. At the end of the day, Eric caught a 17-incher in front of MR Ducks in 33-feet of water. All on Gulps and minnows.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Spring Mix II" had 3 "under" bluefins and a 55 lb. yellowfin after fishing in the Wilmington Canyon. They also released 17 bluefins.

Anglers on the "Hammer Down" went 4 for 4 on yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon.


SATURDAY, June 9, 2018

8:29 AM - Absolutely a beautiful morning in Ocean City today. The parking lots at the marinas and the public launch in West Ocean City are loaded with boats. Hopefully, it is a busy day.

Yesterday, Andrew Truitt caught a 27-inch, 15 lb. sheepshead on a peeler crab around the South Jetty.

Updated yesterdays report

10:26 AM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" just reported that they caught 3 keeper flounder in the bay behind Assateague so far this morning, but the water is getting dirty and grassy so they are looking to make a move. Water temp is 72-degrees.

Dave Beach just stopped by the Coastal Fisherman office with a pair of flounder he caught this morning off the 2nd Street Bulkhead. Fish hit minnows and measured 17 1/4 and 19 1/2-inches. Dave said that the water was surprisingly clean during the incoming tide.

11:48 AM - The guys on the "Primary Search" have gone 8 for 8 on yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon this morning.

12:13 PM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" said that they ended their morning trip with 4 keeper flounder in th box. Three were caught in the bay behind Assateague Island and the final one came from the East Channel. All on Gulp artificial baits. Wind was puffing pretty good.

1:39 PM - Looks like the sky is ready to open up. Very dark.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just arrived with 7 beautiful bigeye tuna in the box after trolling in 300 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon. Anglers were Domenik and Roop Hixson, Matt Jennessee, Wayne Longley and Dennis Murphy.

Anglers on the "Primary Search" just reported that they have 10 yellowfins in the box from the Wilmington Canyon.

1:45 PM - Josh Rosenberger caught a 19-inch flounder in the Thorofare on a Gulp and minnow combination.

3:17 PM - Just before the torrential rainstorm rolled through Ocean City this afternoon, Michael Chan caught several throwback flounder and a 20-incher in the East Channel on live minnows.

Todd Willard, Andy Strine and Mike Brewer on the "Fish On" teamed up to hook 15 bluefins at the Hot Dog.

4:02 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported decent sea bass fishing over the last couple of days with a few flounder caught as well. Darrel Doupnik caught a pair measuring up to 18 3/4-inches while fishing with clams on a natural reef.

UPDATED: Anglers on the "Quick Draw" fished in the Baltimore and had 14 bluefin bites, keeping 3. They also released a mako shark estimated at 50 lbs.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 13 yellowfins and a bluefin in the Wilmington Canyon. Fishing on the "Marli" were John Ermer, Rob Ermer, Rosby Carr

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 5 yellowfins and a pair of dolpin in the Wilmington.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" returned with 14 yellowfins from the Wilmington.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 5 yellowfins and 2 dolphin in the Baltimore.

On the "Brenda Lou", Frank Goodhart, his son Michael and his grandson, Trent had 4 yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon. They were fishing with Allan Whitley, Justin Ribb, Joe Hollister, Jr. and Joe Hollister. This was Trent's first offshore trip.

Anglers on the "Reel Tight" had 19 yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon.

Sebastian Scruggs caught a 19-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island.

Anglers on the "Hot Lick" caught an 87 lb. yellowfin tuna, and 2 others, in the Wilmington Canyon. Fishing were Rob Miller, Brett Schappell, James Hammond, Travis D'antoni, Ryan Turner and Chris Miller.

Anglers on the "Fighting Lady" caught a longfin and 10 yellowfins in the Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons.

Lee Hunt, Guy Falter and Dave Mears caught 2 "under" bluefins in 20 fathoms around the Hot Dog. One was caught on a ballyhoo and the other came on a Squidnation Flippy Floppy.


FRIDAY, June 8, 2018

9:04 AM - Updated yesterdays report

1:28 PM - Capt. Jeff Grimes on the charter boat, "Helbent" reported a slow day so far for flounder fishing in the bay. Windier than forecasted.

1:37 PM - Sounds like there is a good bigeye bite north of the Baltimore Canyon.

2:34 PM - On the "Canyon Hunter", Cooper White, Jack Iannantuono, Harrison Schline, Don Schline and Chris White caught 3 yellowfins and 2 bluefins while trolling spreader bars between the Baltimore and Poor Man's Canyons.

3:29 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had an incredible day trolling in 250 fathoms on the south end of the Wilmington. They returned with 12 bigeye tuna and 6 yellowfins. The largest bigeye weighed 107 lbs. Fishing with Capt. Anthony Matarese, Sr. and mates Jake Graves and Mike Matarese were Steven Degnan, Paul and Michael Davolos, Mark Wanner, Darren Henderson, Tyler Strobel and Scott Grubbs. They went 8 for 12 on one pass and 10 for 12 on another.

5:03 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 10 yellowfins in the box after trolling in 250 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Water temp was 69-degrees. Anglers were Scott Bruning, Brian Priest, Zach Bonomo and Bob Bonomo.

"Hall Pass" arrived with 4 nice size bigeye tuna and a yellowfin tuna after trolling in 250 fathoms on the south end of the Wilmington Canyon. Water was 68-degrees. The largest bigeye weighed 112 lbs. Fishing with George Hall, Robert Remo and Jim Bugg.

6:08 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" caught 12 bigeye tuna and a mahi while trolling 200 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon. Toal of 1,042 lbs. Anglers were Laszlo Cselovszky, Eric Cselovszky, Tom Hrynkiewicz, Rob Coughlin, Sr., Rob Coughlin, Jr. and Bill Grabler.

6:267 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 11 yellowfins and a mahi. They also lost a blue marlin, estimated at around 400 lbs. The guys went 5/7, 5/7 and 1/1 on the yellowfins, all in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington.

UPDATE: Tom Tuttle and Howdy Bubert were fishing behind Assateague Island in the morning cand caught 7 flounder, with 3 keepers, on white Gulp and minnow combinations. thei largest was a 20-incher.


THURSDAY, June 7, 2018

5:26 PM - Offshore reports coming in make it sound like the tuna bite in the Baltimore Canyon today was tough. "Under" bluefish were caught, but there were a lot of boats and the fish were scattered.

UPDATE: Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" and caught their 3 "under" bluefins and then went deep dropping for golden tilefish. Sonny Kim caught the largest tilefish on the trip, a 35 pounder. Capt. Kane said all the tuna action was in 30-35 fathoms near the Tea Cup. He said that there were a couple of boats in there and loads of life.

Capt. Jeff Grimes on the charter boat, "Helbent" said that it was a tough flounder bite today. They did pick up one keeper that measured 17-inches while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island near the duck blinds. They had 3 other throwbacks while drifting between the duck blinds and the OC Airport. Water is getting cleaner and water temp was around 71-degrees.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler Tom Rohal caught a 19 1/2-inch flounder at the South Jetty while using (surprise) a sand flea.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" went to between the Wilmington and the Baltimore Canyons and returned with 5 yellowfins and a bluefin.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" also went to between the Wilmington and the Baltimore Canyons where they caught 3 yellowfins and 3 bluefins.

There was some bluefin tuna action that moved inshore during the afternoon into 30 fathoms.

On the "Slack Grabber", Pat Hurley, Joe Hurley and The Black Hand caught their limit of 45 sea bass at the Jackspot. They also caught a few flounder as well.


WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018

12:42 PM - As expected, the Maryland Department of Natural Sciences just released a statement saying that they will not recognize the 644.9 lb. thresher shark caught last weekend by Nick Skidmore as a new Maryland State Record because the anglers shot the fish prior to tying it off the their boat to tow back to the dock. This has been a long-standing rule for the MD DNR. It was still one heckuva catch by Nick and his buddies!

Here is the official statement:

After careful consideration, the Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating Services has carefully made the decision to disqualify Nick Skidmore's 644.9 thresher shark. Under the department's State Records Rules and Procedures and Official FishMaryland Rules, fish that have been snagged, shot, gaffed*, speared, scaled, or mutilated are not eligible. (*Gaffing is illegal in the Chesapeake Bay, but is allowed for securing and boating fish in ocean waters. Gaffing (including use of detachable "flying gaffs") is a common and accepted method of boating fish for ocean and offshore fishing).

The current 642 pound thresher shark record held by Brent Applegit still stands.

12:52 PM - Updated yesterdays report.

2:21 PM - John Cacchio caught an 18-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island on a bucktail tipped with a Gulp Swimming Mullet

5:31 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Restless Lady II" had a good day trolling in 100 fathoms. They ended up with 3 "under" bluefins and 9 yellowfins. All on ballyhoo and spreader bars. Bluefins bit in the morning and yellowfins snapped in the afternoon.

Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" were in the Baltimore Canyon and returned with 1 bluefin and 6 yellowfins.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" trolled in 100 fathoms and had 3 "under" bluefins and 9 yellowfins. All on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Junior angler, Everett Hall took his first ocean fishing trip on the headboat, "Morning Star" and caught a nice doubleheader of black sea bass, measuring 14 and 16 1/2-inches. Capt. Monty said that about 1/2 of his customers today caught their limit of black sea bass.

Anglers on the "Salt Lick" trolled in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon and ended up with 3 yellowfins and a bluefin.

Mike Glavich caught a pair of flounder on minnows in the West Channel. His largest measured an even 20-inches. Both were caught within an hour at the beginning of the outgoing tide.


TUESDAY, June 5, 2018

3:15 PM - On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Chris Corrado caught 3 flounder and a couple of bluefish in the bay behind Assateague Island near the duck blinds. Used white Gulp Swimming Mullets for bait. Largest fish measured 21-inches.

4:58 PM - On the charter boat, "Helbent", angler Adam Stonesifer caught 2 flounder measuring 17 3/4" and 18". One was caught on a minnow and the other on a Gulp artificial bait. Both down behind the OC Airport. Capt. Jeff Grimes reported very dirty water conditions on both tides and water temperature hovered around 71-degrees.

UPDATE: Brandon Jasilaitis caught a 21-inch flounder and a 24-inch bluefish while drifting behind the OC Airport. He used a squid and minnow combination during the outgoing tide.

On the headboat, "Judith M", angler Bill Gimbel caught a 2 lb. blac


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