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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 hose 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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by Larry Jock


TUESDAY, August 14, 2018

It was pretty calm on shore today, but reports I received from anglers who fished inshore said the seas were nasty.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", junior angler Conner Vaughan caught a couple of nice size sea bass to take the pool.  He caught 6 knotheads on clams on an ocean wreck.

Kerry Nave caught a 20-inch, 3 lb. flounder behind Harbour Island while using minnows for bait.

Back on 8/11, anglers on the "Makomecrazy" caught and released a sailfish at the Hambone on a trolled ballyhoo.

John Evans caught a 22-incn flounder on an ocean wreck while using white Gulp for bait.

Yesterday, the flounder were snapping for anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star".  Capt. Monty reported some limits around the rail.



MONDAY, August 13, 2018

8:01 AM - Nice day today. We heard about the Delaware state record cobia caught last Friday by John Burbage while fishing only a mile or so off the Bethany coast.  There were a couple cobia caught yesterday a little further south of there and the reports that I have been getting is that there have been a good number of fish seen cruising the surface and heading towards OC.   They are sitting under schools of bunker.  Tossing them a live eel, live bunker or bucktail tipped with Gulp seems to do the trick.

Late report:  Last Friday, Anglers on "Scales & Tails" caught a 60 lb. wahoo in 30 fathoms outside the Hot Dog on a Squidnation Flippy Floppy.

Yesterday, Madison Jones caught a 65 lb. cobia on a bucktail tipped with a Gulp while fishing only a mile off Ocean City.

Yesterday, Alex McDougal caught a 7 lb. 4 oz. flounder on a bucktail at an artificial reef.  She was fishing on the headboat, "Angler".

Yesterday, Zack Odachowski caught and released his first white marlin and Dan Hagan releaed his first blue marlin.  Both in the Baltimore Canyon.

Yesterday, Chris Clasing, Scott Clasing and Morgan McGovern caught 5 keeper flounder (17 1/4-19 1/2) during the first 2 hours of the outgoing tide in the West Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  All were caught on live bunker.

Yesterday, Nicky and Cross Ferrara were at it again, chasing down cobia crusing the surface off the Fenwick coast.    They caught and released a pair after hooking them on live eels.

Yesterday, "Charlee Som caught a 22-inch flounder on a white Gulp in the East Channel.



SUNDAY, August 12, 2018

10:04 AM - Congratulations to all the participants in this years WMO.  It was great to see quite a few local boats come to the scale with nice catches.

The winning boat, "Weldor's Ark" took back a lot of lettuce.. $2,584,000 worth for their 83 lb. white marlin that beat out the 83 pounder caught on the "Underdog" through a tiebreaker.  The "Weldor's Ark" white wasn't gaffed, but the "Underdog" fish was.


Congratulations to John Burbage of Ocean View, DE for catching a 79.4 lb. cobia while fishing with live bunker 1.5 miles off the coast of Bethany.  Although Delaware doesn't have a category for cobia in their State Record listing on their website, I understand they are considering adding one.

Delaware follows federal regulations in regard to cobia.  Minimum size is 36 inches and anglers are allowed to keep 1 fish per day or 6 fish per vessel/per day, whichever is more restrictive. 

Maryland regulations are a little more restrictive.  Minimum size is 40-inches and anglers are allowed 1 fish per person or 3 per vessel per day if there are 3 oer more individuals on the vessel.   Leave it up to Maryland to make things more difficult.

The flounder bite on ocean reefs and wrecks is really heating up.  I have received several photos in the last couple of days of anglers with 5+ lb. flatties.

The big Paradise Grill Flounder Tournament starts on August 15th and runs throught the 19th.

5:13 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had good flounder action with fish caught on cut bait, squid, Gulp and clams on natural and artificial reefs.  The largest flounder of the day measured 19-inches.

Tyler Vogel caught his first keeper flounder while fishing with his grandfather, Don Vogel and his uncle, Jim McWhinney.  They caught 4 keepers in the bay behind Assateague.

On the headboat, "Judith M", angler Sidney Jones caught his very first fish, a croaker, at Purnell's Reef.  Madison Cackowski caught a small weakfish,also on squid and clams at Purnell's.

Rich Daiker and Kenny Schoen caught their limit of 8 flounder by the Rt. 50 Bridge this morning during the incoming tide.  Fish ranged from 17 to 23-inches.  All on live bunker.

David Napieralski caught his first flounder, a 19-incher, in the West Channel south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Used a white Gulp Swimming Mullet for bait.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", agnler Mark Levinrad caught a 26 1/2-inch, 7 lb. 2 oz. flounder in 100 feet of water.  He used a jig tipped with an Otter Tail.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum" anglers returned from their morning trip with 4 flounder in the box, measuring up to 18-inches.  Fish were caught on white Gulp in the Fishbowl and the East Channel.

Shaynaand Caleb Machamer caught a pair of 18-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island.



FRIDAY, August 10, 2018


Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" have had some good flounder fishing trips lately and today was no exception with fish up to 23 1/2-inches caught on an artificial reef.

Anglers on the charter boat, "On the Run" hit some ocean reef sites and returned with 5 keeper flounder measuring up to 18-inches.

Debbie and Preston Walls took a couple of relatives to the East Channel where they fished the end of the incoming tide nad the beginning of the outgoing.  They ended up with 15 keeper flounder on live bunker.

Chris Clasing and Joe Dinisio fished the East and West channels in the morning and ended up with 5 keeper flounder between 17 1/2 and 19 1/2-inches.  All were caught on live bunker during the outgoing tide.  Chris also caught and released his first cobia afer hooking it on a bunker in the West Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Anglers on the charter boat, "On the Run" had a pair of keeper flounder during their late day trip.  Largest measuried 22-inches and weighed 4 lbs.


9:57 PM - I just returned from the scales on the final day of the White Marlin Open.  With 335 boats fishing today, setting a single-day WMO record, we weren't surprised that the scales were as busy as they were.  Here is what we saw:

"Top Notch" arrived with a 67-inch, 57.5 lb. white marlin that didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Welder's Ark" had a great day fishing in the Norfolk Canyon where they recorded a white marlin release in addition to weighing a pair.  Gary Johnson caught a 71.5 lb. white marlin and Pascual Jimenez caught an 83 pounder that tied the "Underdog" for weight, but won the tie-breaker, putting them in 1st place.  Since the 83 pounder WAS NOT gaffed, but the one caught on the "Underdog" WAS gaffed, the "Welder's Ark" wins the tie breaker.  The fish is worth an estimated $2,584,000 in award money.  The white caught on the "Underdog" is worth an estimated $129,700 in award money.

"Over-Board" weighed a 63 lb. wahoo caught by Kevin Graybill inshore of the Rockpile that vaulted them into 1st place in the Wahoo Division.

"Bare Necessities" weighed a 25 lb. dolphin caught by John O'Donnell in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Game Over" weighed a 59.5 lb. yellowfin tuna caught by Ken Doody near the 461 Lump.

"Big Smooth" weighed a 45.5 lb. wahoo caught by Brian Jamison in the Baltimore Canyon.

"In the Doghouse" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin caught by Anthony Anello in the Washington Canyon.

"Raising the Steaks" weighed a 52 lb. wahoo caught by Richard Hammond in 30 fathoms inshore of the Washington Canyon.

"Shorebilly" weighed a 53 lb. white marlin (68-inches) that didn't meet the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Chain Reaction" weighed a 18.5 lb. dolphin that didn't meet the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Lucky Duck II" weighed a 20.5 lb. dolphin caught by Kurt Wallace.

Anglers on the "Auspicious", already sitting in 1st place in the Blue Marlin Division with the 881 pounder, had 3 white marlin releases and weighed a 57.5 pounder that didn't qualify.

"Bonnie Lynn" weighed a 22 lb. dolphin caught by Kevin Steinhice in the Norfolk Canyon.

"Foolish Pleasures" weighed a 21 lb. dolphin caught by Scott Meyer in 1,000 fathoms behind the Norfolk Canyon.



THURSDAY, August 9, 2018

9:08 AM - I heard from one boat heading out this morning to fish in the WMO that seas were in the 5-6 foot range with whitecaps. 

Today, there are 213 boats fishing in the White Marlin Open.  That leaves 334 eligible to fish tomorrow, the final day of the tournament.  

10:24 AM - Yesterday, Steve Trumpler caught a pair of 22-inch flounder during a trip on the charter boat, "Fish Bound".  Fish were hooked on natural bottom.

12:30 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Ivy Sea" had a good day fishing at Great Gull Shoal and on the Jimmy Jackson Reef.  They returned with 7 flounder in the box, measuring up to 20-inches.  All caught on cut bait.

1:50 PM - Josh Fallon and Tyler Travers caught their limit of 8 flounder while drifting Gulp artificial baits in the East Channel near the Coast Guard Station.

Preston and Debbie Walls took Webb Dulin flounder fishing in the East Channel and the trio boated 10 keeper flounder, measuring up to 22-inches.  All were caught on live bunker.

9:45 PM - On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", mate Kevin Twilley caught a 26-inch flounder on natural coral bottom while using an Otter Tail and squid combination.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", angler Joe McNeal caught 3 flounder up to 23 inches on natural coral bottom while using jig heads tipped with Gulp.

On the "Fish Frenzi" angler Marie Renzi captured a nice 20-inch flounder.  Marie and her husband, Pete Renzi had their limit of 8 flatties by noon while fishing with Gulp at the Bass Grounds.

Anglers fishing on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a great day of flounder fishing with fish up to 22.5-inches.  All of the fish, including some sea bass, were caught on an artificial reef.

Charlie Greenwood caught his first King mackerel while fishing trolling at the 1st Lump with his dad, Jeff Greenwood.




9:50 PM - Just returned from the scales on Day 4 of the White Marlin Open.  Today there were 213 boats fishing which leaves 335 boats for the final day tomorrow.  Here is what we saw:


The first boat to the scale was the "Underdog" with a pair of white marlin.  One didn't meet the minimum weight, but the second one weighed 83 lbs. to take over 1st place in the White Marlin Division.  Fish was caughtby Greg Giron.

"Instigator" weighed a 43 lb. wahoo to jump into 4th place in the Wahoo Division.  Fish was caught by Curtis Colgate.

"Rigged Up" weighed a 41 lb. dolphin to move into 2nd place in the Dolphin Division.  Fish was caught by George Mess.

"Miss Andrea" weighed a 51.5 lb. yellowfin caught by Rick Shepanski.

"Killin Time" wieghed a 32 lb. dolphin caught by Glenn Orr.

"The Greene Turtle" weighed a 14 lb. dolphin that didn't meet the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Fish On" weighed a 30.5 lb. dolphin caught by John Stachowski.

"Buckshot" weighed 3 yellowfins.   Dion Stanton caught a 51 pounder.  Billy Miller caught a 67.5 pounder and Gary Stansberry caught a 75.5 pounder to jump into 1st place in the Tuna Division.

"Canyon Lady" weighed a 62.5 lb. white marlin that didn't hit the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Sea Toy" weighed a 67 lb. yellowfin caught by Neil Myers.


WEDNESDAY, August 8, 2018

At 4:00 PM  the scales open on Day 3 of the White Marlin Open.  Today, there are 129 boats fishing which is slightly less than the amount that went yesterday (151).

Bob Taylor caught a baracuda at the Jackspot on a pink ballyhoo. He was fishing with Bob Carl and they went 1 for 2 on mahi, caught a nice king mackeral, a good number of Atlantic bonita and some bluefish

On the headboat, "Tortuga", anglers Erin and Shannon Kelly caught a pair of flounder with the larger one measuring 20-inches and weighing 2 lbs. 12 oz.  Both fish were caught on squid and shiner combinations in the Thorofare.

Liam Wright caught a bunch of bluefish and a king mackerel while trolling spoons at Fenwick Shoal.

3:10 PM - Pete Renzi and Keith Frasure hit an inshore reef site and caught their limit of 8 flounder measuring up to 24 1/2-inches and weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz.



9:55 PM - Just returned from the scales on Day 3 of the White Marlin Open and here is what we saw:

"Double D" weighed a 52 lb. bluefin tuna."Husevo" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Risky Business" weighed a pair of yellowfins (52.0 & 56.5 lbs.)

"Man O War" brought a 102-inch blue marlin to the scale that didn't hit the minimum length requirement.

"Sea Note" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin and sits in 4th place in the Dolphin Division.

"Canyon Hunter" weighed a 55 lb. wahoo that sits in 3rd place in the Wahoo Division.

"Trophy Hunter" weighed a 22 lb. dolphin.

"Toddy Time III" weighed a 19.5 lb. dolphin that didn't hit the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Blinky IV" weighed a 73.5 lb. yellowfin that takes over 1st place in the Tuna Division.

"Reel Nauti" weighed an 18.5 lb. dolphin that didn't hit the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Desparado" came to the scale with only 6 minutes remaining with a 58 lb. wahoo that jumps into 1st place in the Wahoo Division. 



TUESDAY, August 7, 2018

8:30 AM - With 319 of the 382 boats fishing yesterday, I would have expected more fish at the scale.  Great to see the 881 lb. blue marlin.  Certainly will be tough to beat. I did hear of a couple other blue marlin that were hooked, but shook loose.  

Here are the leaders after Day 1:

Blue Marlin - Auspicious - 881 lbs.

Tuna - 1st - Brass Monkey - 71 lbs.

Tuna - 2nd - Dialed In - 69 lbs.

Tuna - 3rd - Makai - 61 lbs.

Dolphin - 1st - Moxie Boys - 36 lbs.

Dolphin - 2nd - Halcyon - 30 lbs.

Dolphin - 3rd - Bent Tent - 22.5 lbs.


9:01 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" are fishing on their first day in the WMO.  They are starting in 80 fathoms where they released a small blue marlin.  John has heard of a few white marlin releases.

9:49 AM - Okay... let's play a little catch-up from the last couple of days:

On Sunday, anglers on the "milliRem" went 1 for 2 on bluefins in Massey's Canyon.  Water temp was 77-degrees.

Yesterday, Mark Turner caught a small blacktip shark while fishing in the surf off Assateague

On Sunday, Pat and Joe Hurley hit some ocean structure, north of Massey's Canyon, where Pat caught this 15 lb. taugot.  They also had 13 nice black sea bass.

Yesterday, anglers on the charter boat, "Ivy Sea" hit the Bass Grounds and returned with 6 flounder up to 23-inches.

On Sunday, Jillian Warner caught a 72-inch, 52 lb. wahoo in Massey's Canyon.

Yesterday, anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had to work for their bites on artificial and natural reef sites.  They ended up with some flounder and sea bass caught on squid, clams and cut bait.

On Sunday, Matt Borys caught this 55lb Bluefin chunking at the Jackspot

Yesterday, Rich Daiker and Ed Amadio ran to Massey's Canyon on Rich's new boat, "Delicious" where they caught a  48” bluefin and a 55” yellow fin.  Both on the chunk.  They broke the inlet at 7:30 AM and were back by noon.

Yesterday, Angelina Watts caught a bonito at the Jackspot.

Yesterday, anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had flounder up to 3.5 lbs. while fishing with cut bait on an artificial reef

11:38 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" just reported that they released 2 white marlin.  Was a long time between bites.  There's a little action up the line.


6:00 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had a great trip, returning with 6 flounder and a 1/2 bushel of crabs.

Angela Pretzler Campbell caught her first ever flounder and it was a 28-incher that weighed 8 lbs.  Caught on an ocean reef site with a Spro bucktail tipped with a Gulp.  She was fishing on the "Renovator".

On the headboat, "Angler", Josh Higgins caught a 4 1/4 lb sea bass while using squid at a natural reef site.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" has really been putting his anglers onto flounder lately.  Today they returned with several big fish in the cool and some black sea bass as well.



9:40 PM - I just returned from the scales of the White Marlin Open and here is what we saw on Day 2:

"Stirl Baby" weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin.

"Lights Out" jumped into the lead in the White Marlin Division with a 75 pounder caught by Bill Haugland.  This fish is now worth $2,600,000

"Fin-Nominal" weighed a 50 lb. dolphin caught by Lou Genello to take over 1st place in the Dolphin Division.

"Reelin n Dealin" weighed a 28.5 lb. dolphin caught by Luke Cromwell.

"Seakeeper" weighed a 24.5 lb. dolphin caught by Scott Krawiec

"The Right Place" weighed a 47 lb. wahoo caught by Leo Cantillo to jump into 1st place in the Wahoo Division.

"Good Company" weighed a 21.5 lb. dolphin caught by Mac Schultz.

"Quick Draw" weighed a 19.5 lb. dolphin caught by Brian Hayden that just missed the 20 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Game Changer" arrived a the scale for the second day in a row and weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin caught by Rob Howes.  This takes over 3rd place in the Tuna Division.

"The Natural" weighed a 68-inch, 57 lb. white marlin caught by Bill Bowden that missed the 70 lb. minimum weight requirement.


MONDAY, August 6, 2018

Well, here we go!  The first day of the White Marlin Open and with 382 boats competing for $5.4 million dollars, the scales should be an exciting place to be.  Although the bite has been slow lately, with most of the billfish releases coming in from deep outside the Poor Man's Canyon, that number of boats out there searching up and down the coastline will hopefully result in them along with the flat seas will allow them to really cover some ground in search of white and blue marlin. 
The record for most boats in the WMO was set in 2004 when 449 boats participated.  But that was before the $10,000 calcutta that was added a couple of years ago, so that is why you are now seeing record payouts.

A few late reports from yesterday:

Kristalynn Wilson caught a fat 33-inch striped bass, her first ever, while fishing around the South Jetty with live spot.

Cross Ferrara caught a 59.5 lb. cobia on a live eel while fishing from his jet ski, 1/2 mile off Bethany, DE.



SUNDAY, August 5, 2018

Beautiful day in Ocean City.  Winds have finally calmed down.  Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" reports 1-2 foot seas offshore.

8:06 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" is offshore today and they have already caught a few dolphin and just let a white marlin go.  Fishing in 450 fathoms where water temps are 78.6-degrees.

8:19 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just released another white marlin.

10:35 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has slowed down right now.  They are leaving 500 fathoms and heading more inshore.  Seas are flat calm.  Light winds.  East current.

11:52 AM - Capt. John on "That's Right" reported that a few marlins were caught in the last hour, but it is pretty slow overall.

12:06 PM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton reported that they just had a couple of yellowfin bites and boated one.

3:58 PM - Yesterday, Jeremy Noel caught a 24-inch, 10 lb. black drum at the South Jetty. Used a Gulp Swimming Mullet for bait.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", anglers caught a boat limit of 32 flounder on squid and Otter Tails.  They fished in 80-feet of water on natural bottom.  Darrell Doupnik released a 23-incher during the trip.

Ray Campbell caught a 12 lb. barracuda, 2 dolphin and 2 mackerel while trolling just inshore of the Jackspot.

Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" had a good bite on sea bass and flounder today.  They also had a mahi on the troll.


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