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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 18, 2018 - FISH TALES TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS

May 10, 2018 - MD Sets Sea Bass Regulations

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

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

May 1, 2018 - NOAA Releases Benchmark Assessment

April 26, 2018 - OC Fishing Community Loses Tom Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 14, 2018 - PERMITS FOR 2018 ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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

March 14, 2018 - NMFS Sets Other Recreational Regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 4, 2018 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 24, 2017 - WMO pays 2017 Winners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 7, 2017 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Fourm Rescheduled

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

March 1, 2017 - MD sets 2017 flounder regulations

February 28, 2017 - 2017 Black Sea Bass Regulations Finalized

February 28, 2017 - South Jersey Yacht Sales Sold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Striped Bass Regulations

December 20, 2016 - MD Announces 2017 Flounder Regulations

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

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

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

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

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

October 17, 2016 - Sampson Column - Proposed Shark Regulations

September 1, 2016 - Indian River Marina basin maintenance dredging project scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 15

August 26, 2016 - READ OFFICIAL WMO COURT DOCUMENT

August 23, 2016 - WMO withholds prize money for 1st place white marlin

August 18, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council and ASMFC Maintain Multi-Year Specifications for Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, and Scup and Modify Summer Flounder Specifications

August 18, 2016 - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partners Initiate Black Sea Bass Habitat Research Project in the Mid-Atlantic

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Initiates Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Cobia

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Coastal Sharks Board Approves Addendum IV to the FMP

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Approves Addendum I

August 18, 2016 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Regional Assessments for Long Island Sound and New Jersey/New York Bight Management Use

August 11, 2016 - Press Release from The MidAtlantic

June 24, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

June 11, 2016 - Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park will close starting Monday, June 13 to safeguard first nest of piping plovers found there this season

May 25, 2016 - DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

May 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - May 25, 2016

May 18, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5-18-16

May 17, 2016 - Grants Available to Aid Maritime Municipalities and Counties Maryland to Preserve and Revitalize Working Waterfronts

May 15, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins report - May 15, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 5/6/16

April 25, 2016 - Federal Fishery Management Measures Approved for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

April 25, 2016 - Pacific bluefin tuna population has dropped 97 percent, new report says

April 25, 2016 - Capt. Monty "Morning Star" Report - 4-25-16

April 25, 2016 - Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Partnership during National Park Week Visit to Assateague. Maryland Park Service to Honor “Every Kid in a Park” Pass

April 20, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Recreational Daily Retention Limit Adjustment

April 15, 2016 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 12, 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Shows Improvement Spawning-Age Female Number Nearly Doubles

April 11, 2016 - Monty Hawkins Letter to Secretary of Commerce

April 11, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

April 7, 2016 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 10, 2016

April 7, 2016 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Corrected 2016 Commercial Shark Size Limits

April 4, 2016 - Coastal Recreational Fisheries Forum set for April 8th

April 1, 2016 - Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

March 31, 2016 - 12-Month Finding on Petitions to List the Common Thresher Shark and Bigeye Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 17, 2016 - DNREC Secretary’s Order, following new FDA guidance, halts shellfish harvest in seasonal area on Rehoboth Bay

March 15, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Coast Taken Off Oil & Gas Development List

March 10, 2016 - Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management Mid-Atlantic Council Solicits Public Input on Blueline Tilefish Management

March 7, 2016 - Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s new summer youth academy

March 4, 2016 - OC Inlet Dredging scheduled for March 4th

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Regs

February 24, 2016 - MD Sets 2016 Black Sea Bass Season & Regs

February 22, 2016 - DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

February 17, 2016 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting Rescheduled for March 16th.

February 16, 2016 - Maryland Offers Fishing License Discount for 16-Year-Olds

February 16, 2016 - Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

February 16, 2016 - Newly-signed Delaware law changes size, possession limits for American eel

February 8, 2016 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Regional Management for 2016 Recreational Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Fisheries

February 3, 2016 - Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report 2/3/16

February 1, 2016 - Mark Sampson Column on HMS Permits

February 1, 2016 - MD seeks applicant for Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

February 1, 2016 - Data to Inform Regional Ocean Planning Process Shared with Public

February 1, 2016 - MD DNR Schedules Coastal Recrational Fisheries Forum for April 8th

February 1, 2016 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

February 1, 2016 - SAFMC Solicits Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues

February 1, 2016 - MD Proposes Changes to Striped Bass Regulations

January 21, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife launches new ‘Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler’ website

January 15, 2016 - Changes made to Big Fish Classic

January 11, 2016 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces amended tilefish regulation to take effect Jan. 11

January 11, 2016 - Governor Markell seeks nominees for Delaware’s seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

January 8, 2016 - MD DNR to hold meetings to review data on coastal fish

December 28, 2015 - Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 14-20

December 28, 2015 - DE Shellfish Advisory Counclil Meeting Slated for 1/6

December 22, 2015 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Draft Addendum XXVII Addendum Seeks Input on Regional Management Options for 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Recreational Fisheries

December 18, 2015 - MD Sets 2016 Flounder Regulations

December 18, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2016 Recreational Black Sea Bass Fishery

December 11, 2015 - "Morning Star" report - 12-10-15

December 11, 2015 - Five DNREC satellite offices now centralized at new Dover location

December 11, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Season Extended

December 7, 2015 - 2016 Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish General Commercial, and Atlantic HMS Vessel Permits Now Available

December 7, 2015 - ACFHP Releases Request for Proposals to Study and/or Restore Black Sea Bass Habitat along the Mid-Atlantic

December 2, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins "Morning Star" Report

November 23, 2015 - All Delaware State Parks free on Black Friday

November 19, 2015 - DNREC extends public comment period through Dec. 7 on proposed amendments to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

November 18, 2015 - New state record 24.8-pound bluefish bests previous high Delaware catch for species by almost 3 pounds

November 12, 2015 - Striped Bass Enforcement Ramped Up

November 10, 2015 - DE Recreational Fishing Funding Advisory Council meeting on 11-17

November 5, 2015 - Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to partially close for pavement re-striping Nov. 11-12

November 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Revises 2016 Black Sea Bass Specifications & Initiates Draft Addendum for Regional Management of 2016 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

November 4, 2015 - BIG ROCK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

November 4, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits and Related Permits for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species During 2016

November 2, 2015 - Delaware boat registration website to shut down

October 13, 2015 - Coastal Recreational Forum on 10/16

October 13, 2015 - Auctions of low-digit surf-fishing tags by DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation start Oct. 15 Sales of new plates authorized by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Markell will benefit Delaware State Parks

October 13, 2015 - Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index is Eighth Highest on Record

October 9, 2015 - MD Fishing Licenses Now Good for 365 days

September 4, 2015 - DNREC’s Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to reopen ahead of schedule, in time for Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2015 - Council to Hold Scoping Hearings for Action on Unmanaged Forage Species

August 27, 2015 - MD DNR Considering Making East Channel a 6 mph Zone

August 21, 2015 - ASMFC Releases Tautog Public Information Document for Public Comment States Schedule Public Hearings for late September/early October

August 13, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins take on Wind Area Survey

July 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

July 15, 2015 - DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Fish-n-Fun Day for families on July 19 in Slaughter Beach

July 14, 2015 - MD DNR Fisheries Services Adjusts Recreational Sea Bass Dates

June 28, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report - 6/28/15

June 25, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Announces the Re-opening of the Commercial Sector for Atlantic Dolphin

June 24, 2015 - Indian River Marina Catch-All Kid's Tournament Cancelled

June 24, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected

June 24, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section June 29 Days Out Conference Call Cancelled

June 16, 2015 - REMINDER: Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearing set for June 18th in Ocean City, MD

June 10, 2015 - DE Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting cancelled

June 9, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to offer ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program on June 14, 17 and 24

June 9, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 25-31

June 4, 2015 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing June 7, 2015

June 3, 2015 - Permits Now Required for Bluefline Tilefish

June 2, 2015 - White Marlin Open adds new Heaviest White Marlin Winnter Take All Calcutta

June 1, 2015 - Blueline Tilefish Scoping Hearings June 1–18, 2015

June 1, 2015 - Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 6 and 7

June 1, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW 3542 TILEFISH

June 1, 2015 - Commercial Striped Bass Meeting on June 3rd

June 1, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 2015 Commercial Horseshoe Crab Fishery

May 29, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 26, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to host 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6

May 21, 2015 - ASMFC Begins Preparations for 2016 Black Sea Bass Benchmark Stock Assessment

May 21, 2015 - ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ dates announced by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

May 18, 2015 - Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

May 15, 2015 - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

May 14, 2015 - Ocean Pines Receives Clean Act Marina Certification

May 13, 2015 - NMFS Changes Bluefin Tuna Regulations

May 12, 2015 - BIG ROCK ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT!

May 12, 2015 - MD will change fishing license from calendar year to 365 days effective Oct 1st

May 12, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 12, 2015 - New parking restrictions in place for vehicles at Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches Effective immediately, only single-file parking to be allowed on state surf-fishing beaches

May 8, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Initiates Amendment to Establish Regional Stock Areas & Associated Reference Points

May 8, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 27-May 3

May 7, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers: Recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Addendum XXIV

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Menhaden Board Sets 2015 and 2016 TAC at 187,880 MT & Initiates Amendment to Establish Ecological Reference Points

May 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section Approves Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

May 3, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

May 2, 2015 - CCA Holding "Anglers Night Out" at Shenanigans

April 28, 2015 - Bill Introduced to Make Striped Bass National Fish

April 23, 2015 - ASMFC Spring Meeting Agenda Available

April 22, 2015 - Public Comment Period Open for Spiny Dogfish

April 17, 2015 - As Rockfish Season Opens, Maryland Anglers Urged to Track Their Catch to Improve Fisheries Management

April 16, 2015 - Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course NASBLA’s ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign: Great days on the water start with boating safety education

April 16, 2015 - DNREC to hold workshops on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

April 16, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Initiates Action to Manage Blueline Tilefish

April 15, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Season Opens April 18th

April 15, 2015 - Status of Stocks 2014 Report to Congress: Overfishing and Overfished Stocks Hit All-Time Lows

April 15, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Chapter Meeting Slated for April 28th

April 14, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries is now accepting applications for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

April 14, 2015 - National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan Released

April 10, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 30-April 5

April 10, 2015 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show Set for May 1-3

April 9, 2015 - Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp to reopen April 18 following ramp improvements

April 9, 2015 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new recreational striped bass regulation to take effect on May 11

April 7, 2015 - Another VA state record bluefin caught

April 6, 2015 - MD DNR looking for feedback on commercial striped bass proposal

April 6, 2015 - OC Reef Foundation Dinner Date Set

April 2, 2015 - New VA state record bluefin caught

April 2, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 23-29

April 2, 2015 - MD Striped Bass Angler Survey results available

April 1, 2015 - Court Rules Navy Training in Pacific Violates Laws Meant to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles Federal Judge Says Feds Wrongly Approved Plan Allowing Whales, Dolphins, Other Wildlife to be Harmed Nearly 10 Million Times

April 1, 2015 - Wicomico Bass Club Sponsors 5th Annual Tournament to Help USMC Toys for Tots and Get More Kids Fishing; Includes Two Free Bass-Fishing Clinics, Raffle Prizes, and a Post-Tournament BBQ

March 30, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Porbeagle Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 27, 2015 - Julie Ball Virginia Report

March 27, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 16-22

March 27, 2015 - New Campground opening at Indian River Inlet

March 27, 2015 - Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures announced due to boat ramp improvements

March 27, 2015 - MD Commercial Oyster Season Extended by 2 Weeks

March 25, 2015 - Volunteers sought for 24th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 18

March 23, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 23, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 9-15

March 23, 2015 - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries Recreational and Charter Striped Bass Fishery Modifications

March 23, 2015 - Age Determined for World Record Tautog

March 19, 2015 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Issues Annual Report

March 18, 2015 - Striped Bass Spring Trophy Season regulations set for Chesapeake Bay

March 17, 2015 - Capt. Monty Hawkins Report

March 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 2-8

March 12, 2015 - Local MSSA Chapter Meeting on 3/24

March 11, 2015 - A New National Campaign Asks Anglers to Pledge to Pitch It Recreational fishing industry is asking anglers to properly dispose of soft plastic baits

March 9, 2015 - MD DNR Seeking Public Input on changes to commercial striped bass fishery

March 9, 2015 - Scientists fight sound blasting to protect commercial fish stock

March 5, 2015 - Draft Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat 5-Year Review

March 3, 2015 - 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

March 2, 2015 - Fisherman Gets Prison for Illegal Harvest of Almost 200,000 Striped Bass

March 2, 2015 - Council Recommends Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in the Mid-Atlantic

February 27, 2015 - 2015 Commercial Individual Transferable Quota Striped Bass Season Modification

February 27, 2015 - MD Sets 2015 Sea Bass Regulations

February 23, 2015 - REMINDER: DE Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold Feb. 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest All Atlantic states required to reduce harvest by 25 percent

February 23, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold an emergency meeting regarding blueline tilefish

February 20, 2015 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service Invitations for Bids

February 16, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 2-8

February 16, 2015 - NOAA Fisheries Releases National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

February 16, 2015 - ASMFC Tautog Board Accepts Benchmark Assessment & Peer Review Results for Management Use

February 9, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 9, 2015 - Atlantic Menhaden Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 6, 2015 - DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

February 6, 2015 - 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

February 6, 2015 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves State Implementation Plans to Reduce Harvest

February 6, 2015 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BLUE CRAB REGULATIONS

February 5, 2015 - Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring Orientation set for Feb. 21 at Aquatic Resources Education Center

February 5, 2015 - Black Drum Benchmark Assessment Finds Resource Not Overfished and Overfishing Not Occurring

February 5, 2015 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Continues Summer Flounder Recreational Regional Management for 2015 & Approves State Plans for 2015 Recreational Black Sea Bass & Scup Fisheries

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC Northern Shrimp Section Releases the Public Information Document for Draft Amendment 3 for Public Comment

February 4, 2015 - ASMFC American Lobster Board Approves Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

January 29, 2015 - DE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505 AND 3506 PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS.

January 28, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council Accepting Applications for Advisory Panel Members

January 23, 2015 - ASMFC 2015 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available

January 21, 2015 - MSSA Atlantic Coast Chapter Meeting on January 27th

January 5, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Hearings on Deep Sea Corals Amendment

January 3, 2015 - Striped Bass Creel Reduced to 1 per person

December 23, 2014 - MD closes sea bass fishery from January 1st to February 28th

December 23, 2014 - MD sets 2015 flounder regs

December 22, 2014 - MD Offers Discounts on Fishing Licenses

November 24, 2014 - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to hold public workshops on proposed increases to hunting and trapping license fees

November 19, 2014 - Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announces required reductions in 2015 striped bass recreational and commercial harvest Recreational options under review; public hearing to be scheduled in early 2015

November 18, 2014 - MD DNR to hold public input meeting on striped bass regulation chenges

November 6, 2014 - UPDATE ON 2015 STRIPED BASS REGULATION PROCESS

November 5, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Seeks Public Input from Marylanders via Open Session in Ocean City, Maryland

November 3, 2014 - NMFS Requests Applications for Participation in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species 2015 Shark Research Fishery

October 31, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum IV for Implementation in 2015

October 1, 2014 - Public hearing on summer flounder management set for Oct. 6

September 27, 2014 - ASMFC to hold meeting on summer flounder

September 11, 2014 - MD extends sea bass season

September 9, 2014 - MD Meeting set for striped bass regulation changes

August 29, 2014 - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold public hearing in Delaware on interstate striped bass management plan

August 25, 2014 - NMFS Maintains 4 fish General Category (Commercial) Daily Retention Limit for September through December 2014

August 23, 2014 - Public Hearings set on Striped Bass Changes

August 19, 2014 - Atlantic Coastal States Schedule Public Hearings on Striped Bass Draft Addendum IV

August 18, 2014 - ASMFC & MAFMC Maintain Specifications for 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fisheries & Approve 2015 Bluefish Specifications

August 14, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting September 10-11, 2014

August 8, 2014 - ASMFC South Atlantic Board Approves Traffic Light Approach to Assess Stock Trends and Initiate Management Response for Spot & Atlantic Croaker

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Addendum IV for Public Comment

August 7, 2014 - ASMFC Spiny Dogfish Board Approves Draft Addendum V for Public Comment

June 4, 2014 - States Schedule Public Hearings on Spot & Atlantic Croaker Draft Addendum

May 29, 2014 - CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPROVES 'FLEXIBILITY'

May 5, 2014 - Bluefin Tuna Regulations Updated

May 2, 2014 - Delaware changes summer flounder and sea bass regulations

April 22, 2014 - Ocean City Reef Foundation Dinner Set for May 4th at Marlin Club

April 16, 2014 - Council Adopts Golden Tilefish Management Measures for 2015 – 2017

April 14, 2014 - MSSA Reschedules Youth Fishing Program

April 8, 2014 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closing April 11, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Salisbury University Fishing Club looking for Relay for Life donations and sponsors

April 3, 2014 - NOAA Fisheries Commits to Develop a National Recreational Fishing Policy

April 2, 2014 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2014 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

March 31, 2014 - MSSA forms Youth Angler Club

March 26, 2014 - Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation

March 26, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic Council Hosts Workshop on East Coast Fisheries and Climate Change

March 25, 2014 - 3 Rod Limit in MD Waived for 180 days

March 24, 2014 - Notice of Initiation of 5-year Essential Fish Habitat Review for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species and Request for Information

March 18, 2014 - NMFS Releases Final 2013 Bluefin Landings

March 17, 2014 - 2014 Summer Flounder Regulations Set

March 13, 2014 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting Set for April 3-4

March 11, 2014 - Entries Now Open for the REACTOR Watch & Bill Boyce Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot Sweepstakes

March 10, 2014 - Delaware to hold public hearings on summer flounder and sea bass

March 10, 2014 - Fish Habitat Legislation Introduced In U.S. Senate

March 10, 2014 - DNREC reminds anglers to purchase 2014 fishing licenses

March 10, 2014 - MD Sets 2014 Flounder Regulations

February 26, 2014 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 13 (10 AM) to Consider Approval of State and Regional Management Proposals

February 20, 2014 - Public Listening Session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework set for Feb. 27 in Lewes

February 7, 2014 - ASMFC 2014 Winter Meeting Press Releases, Summaries and Motions

February 1, 2014 - Mid-Atlantic $500,000 makes major changes

January 24, 2014 - MD DNR Removes 3-rod limit

January 15, 2014 - MSSA - Atlantic Chapter's Next Meeting

January 8, 2014 - 5TH ANNUAL MSSA SALTWATER FISHING EXPO

January 8, 2014 - PUBLIC HEARING DATES SET FOR SUMMER FLOUNDER AND BLACK SEA BASS

January 6, 2014 - OCEAN CITY SHARK TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCES CHANGE

January 1, 2014 - Delaware anglers reminded that recreational black sea bass season

December 20, 2013 - MD Sets 2014 Sea Bass Regulations in State Waters

December 13, 2013 - Addendum Proposes Management Options for the 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

December 5, 2013 - Highlights of 2013 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

December 2, 2013 - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for November - December 2013

November 27, 2013 - LOOK FOR NEXT COASTAL HUNTER

November 26, 2013 - 2014 Chesapeake Bay Striper Quotas Set

November 21, 2013 - Maryland looking for public comment on changes in speckled trout regulations

November 14, 2013 - RFA SAYS TIDE IS TURNING TOWARDS MAGNUSON REFORM

November 11, 2013 - International Assessment Shows Again North Atlantic Swordfish Stock Rebuilt

November 1, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Board Initiates Draft Addendum XXIV to Address 2014 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fisheries

October 25, 2013 - Public Hearing on Proposed Blue Crab Regulations

October 25, 2013 - Reduced flounder quota could hurt recreational fishing industry

October 9, 2013 - Bahia Marina Rocktoberfest Striper Tournament Rescheduled

October 1, 2013 - Delaware Announces Special waterfowl and deer hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

September 30, 2013 - Indian River North Jetty repair to begin Oct. 2nd

September 25, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO 3500 TIDAL FINFISH TO INCLUDE A NEW §3588 ATLANTIC MENHADEN.

September 24, 2013 - PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO §3518 BLACK DRUM SIZE LIMIT; POSSESSION LIMIT; LANDING LIMIT; DEALER LIMIT.

July 31, 2013 - NOAA to hold meeting in Ocean Pines to discuss best handling practices

July 24, 2013 - Weigh-in location changed for Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament

July 3, 2013 - Changes made to shark regulations effective August 2nd

June 19, 2013 - NMFS Announces Final 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas and Closes Longline Category

June 14, 2013 - From the Annual OC Shark Tournament

June 7, 2013 - Delaware Adjust Minimum Size for Flounder

June 7, 2013 - Delaware recreational crabbers reminded of catch regulations, including turtle excluder

May 31, 2013 - National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

May 29, 2013 - New artificial bait could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

May 29, 2013 - ASMFC Approves Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Black Drum

May 28, 2013 - ASMFC Winter Flounder Board Approves Addendum III

May 20, 2013 - MARYLAND WITHDRAWLS FINAL PROPOSAL TO TAKE TAUTOG TO 15-INCHES

May 19, 2013 - MD & FEDS SET BLACK SEA BASS REGULATIONS

May 16, 2013 - NMFS ADJUSTS BLUEFIN TUNA REGULATIONS

May 2, 2013 - NMFS Proposes Rule on Shark Conservation Act of 2010

May 1, 2013 - NMFS Will Host a Public Conference Call to Discuss Updating the Atlantic HMS Recreational Fishing Action Agenda

May 1, 2013 - MD DNR looking to fill vacancies on the Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission

April 25, 2013 - MSSA and Youth Angler Club Welcome Lenny Rudow

April 24, 2013 - MD Fisheries to hold meetings on blue crab regulations

April 24, 2013 - NMFS Preparing Statement for Shark Management

April 24, 2013 - DNR Sets a May 10 Striped Bass Commercial Control Date for Quota Allocation

April 24, 2013 - MAFMC Meeting Minutes

April 24, 2013 - 30th Annual Championship on the Bay

April 24, 2013 - Annual Reef Foundation Dinner - May 15th

April 24, 2013 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species News - Sharks

April 18, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Approves Addendum XXIV New York & New Jersey May Modify Regulations to Access Additional Fish

April 10, 2013 - Strictly Boaters Boat Show, May 3rd, 4th & 5th

April 10, 2013 - NMFS Announces Proposed 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

April 8, 2013 - No Striped Bass in Nanticoke River during Spawning Season

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks comments on Billfish Conservation Act

April 4, 2013 - DE Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

April 4, 2013 - NOAA seeks public input on placing scalloped hammerheads on Endangered Species list

April 3, 2013 - Public invited to listen in on meeting about Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)

April 1, 2013 - NMFS Adjusts Bluefin Tuna Regulations

March 26, 2013 - Menhaden Management Update

March 25, 2013 - NOAA looking at alternatives to enhance swordfish fishery

March 25, 2013 - Maryland Sets 2013 Flounder Regulations

March 22, 2013 - Ocean City Fishing Community Mourns the Loss of a Legend

March 22, 2013 - States to Hold Hearings on Draft Black Drum FMP

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Schedules Hearing on Draft of Black Drum Fishery Management Plan

March 20, 2013 - Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries Agenda

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold March 21 public hearing on proposed summer flounder regulation changes; public comment period is open until April 5

March 15, 2013 - DNREC to hold public hearing March 21 on proposed invasive finfish regulations; public comment period open until April 5

March 14, 2013 - ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXIV for Public Comment

March 13, 2013 - ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board Schedules Conference Call for March 15 at 2 PM to Consider Approval of Northern Region Regulations for the 2013 Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery

March 1, 2013 - LOOKING FOR A COPY OF THE COASTAL FISHERMAN WINTER EDITION?

February 23, 2013 - GOOD NEWS FOR SEA BASS FISHING IN DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA!!!

February 21, 2013 - MARYLAND PROPOSES 2013 FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - DELAWARE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED FLOUNDER REGULATIONS

February 21, 2013 - BILL TO BE VOTED ON TO INCREASE MARYLAND FISHING LICENSE FEES BY $10

February 20, 2013 - NMFS RECONSIDERING PROPOSED DUSKY SHARK MEASURES

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9.18.18 6:33 am

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by Larry Jock

MONDAY, September 17, 2018

2:29 PM - On the headboat, "Tortuga", Kristy Martin from Albrightsville, PA won the pool with an 18 1/2-inch, 2 lb. 10 oz. flounder caught in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Kristy used a squid and shiner combination for bait.

Last week, Rich Daiker and Kenny Schoen caught their limit of flounder that included their 2 biggest fish of the year, each measuring 25 1/2-inches and weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz.  Caught on live bunker around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

There was a good white marlin bite today in the Poor Man's Canyon and all the dolphin you wanted to bail.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" released 3 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 5 white marlin and caught a load of dolphin.

"Reel Joy" released a blue marlin and caught 5 dolphin.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released a white marlin and caught 20 dolphin.

""Double J" released 2 white marlin and caught 23 dolphin.

"Cabana" released 5 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Fish On" released 3 white marlin and caught 50 dolphin.

"No Quarter" released 8 white marlin and caught 7 dolphin.

"Buckshot" had another good day, releasing 13 white marlin.

On the headboat, "Angler", anglers saw sea bass snapping up to 4 lbs. in addition to some flounder, triggerfish and bluefish.  All caught on squid and clams on an ocean wreck.

Corey Brown caught a 22-inch sheepshead at the South Jetty on a green crab.  

Michael Wankmiller caught a 24-inch flounder on a live bunder around the Rt. 50 Bridge.



SUNDAY, September 16, 2018

9:23 AM - On my way home from church today, I noticed that at 8am there were some boats drifting the East Channel.  Bay was flat.  Offshore forecast is still 5-7 feet.

This Wednesday is the final issue of the season for the Coastal Fisherman.  The online reports will still be updated as things happen, so stay tuned.  And of course, we will be coming back to work on the big Winter Issue, so if you have pictures you would like to submit, see the instructions at the top of the Fishing Report.

2:30 PM - Big Bird Cropper just called in to report that water temperature in the bay has cooled off to 75-degrees and there are plenty of flounder in the Fishbowl (north of the Rt. 50 Bridge between the East & West Channels).  Unfortunately, 99.9% of the flatties are too short to keep.  Bird did catch a nice 29-inch striper near the Rt. 50 Bridge.


SATURDAY, September 15, 2018

Still not much going on.  Kern Ducote and Jim Barbey did catch 6 flounder today, with 2 keepers measuring 19 and 21-inches.  The fish were caught on spro jigs tipped with 4-inch Gulp Shrimp in the East Channel.

Just another reminder that next weekend is the new CBSFA Summer Flounder Tournament.  It will be on Saturday and Sunday.  See promotion piece below.


THURSDAY, September 13, 2018

** The CBSFA Flounder Tournament that was scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for next weekend, September 22nd and 23rd.  The cost is only $100 per boat (up to 6 anglers) and fishing hours are from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM on both days.  Weighins are at Atlantic Tackle from 3:15 to 5:00 PM.  For more call Joe Thorpe at 410-868-5488 or email him at jthorpe@cbsfa.club.  


We only have one issue left for this season so if you have a picture you would like to submit, please do so ASAP. Guidelines are at the top of this page.


TUESDAY, September 11, 2018

10:46 - For those of you who are reading this and not in OC, it is literally the "calm before the storm".  Really nice, sunny day.  Boatyards are active with a lot of people pulling their boats in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Florence.

Check the "Breaking News" section.  Delaware just reopened black sea bass season which will now run uniterupted till December 31st.

I received the results of the Ocean City Marlin Club vs. Ocean City Light Tackle Club Shootout yesterday afternoon and the Light Tackle Club beat the Marlin Club by a score of 600 points to 300 points.  Top angler was Randy DeLeon with 2 white marling over 2 days of fishing. Second place was Franky Pettolina with 2 white marlin (lost tiebreaker) and Way Six with 1 white marlin.  The Top Boat was "Fish On" with 3 white marlin releases.  A total of 9 white marlin were caught and released (5 on Friday and 4 on Saturday). Five boats missed six blue marlin on Saturday.

1:41 PM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers Joe and Bryson Young caught flounder measuring 16 3/4-inches and 18 1/2-inches while drifting Gulp in the East Channel.



MONDAY, September 10, 2018

11:00 AM - The Ocean City Fishing Center Spot Tournament, scheduled to be held tomorrow HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Please spread the word.

12:11 PM - This weekends Ocean City Marlin Club Challenge Cup has been cancelled.


SUNDAY, September 9, 2018

5:55 PM - An absolutely miserable day in Ocean City.  Rainy and wind that had to be a constant 25-30 mph winds.

The Bahia Marina Flounder Pounder was held today.  They had 12 boats and 42 anglers registered and here are the results:

1st Place - Rich Daiker - 4 lbs. - $2,190
2nd Place - Kenny Schoen - 2 lbs. 7 oz. - $255
3rd Place - Greg Donahue - 2 lbs. - $126


The bite was slow with most of the fish coming in from around the Rt. 50 Bridge. All 3 winning fish were caught on live bunker.  The 1st and 2nd place fish came from around the Bridge and the 3rd place fish was caught behind Harbour Island.


SATURDAY, September 8, 2018

10:36 AM - Rich Daiker just reported that there is a 24-inch sailfish swimming around in the Fishbowl, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

UPDATED - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" fished for almost a full day before the ocean started getting sporty.  They had 4 anglers that each came up 1 fish short of a limit and most anglers had enough for dinner.  Then... the ocean started getting knarly where a 12 oz. sinker couldn't hold bottom.  Ron Peacock had the largest flounder of the day, a 21 1/2-incher caught on a Gulp and squid combination over a wreck.

On the "Primary Search, anglers went 2 for 4 on white marlin and caught a load of mahi in the Baltimore Canyon.  Fished until 10:30 and headed home.


FRIDAY, September 7, 2018

Should be some boats out today getting in a last shot before the bad weather arrives tonight and lasts through early next week.  

The other day, the "Makara" took the long trip up to the Hudson Canyon to jump on the good white marlin bite and ended up going 50 for 78 for their 2 days of fishing.

5:25 PM - Karl Henrich caught an 18-inch founder at the South Jetty while using Gulp for bait.  He was fishing with Big Bird Cropper.


On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers caught 42 dolphin while bailing in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore.

On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers caught 25 dolphin, released a white marlin and broke off a blue marlin 40-feet from the boat.  All of the action was on the troll in 500 fathoms outside the Rockpile.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 2 white marlin releases, a limit of tilefish, a dozen sea bass and 4 mahi.  All around the Rockpile.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", anglers battled a dead current most of the day, making flounder fishing tough, but they ended up with some nice catches with fish up to 21 1/4-inches.  


"Slaughterhouse" had 4 white marlin releases and a dolphin at the Rockpile

"No Quarter" had 2 white marlin releases at the Hot Dog.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 2 white marlin releases and 3 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"C-Boys" had 1 white marlin release and 3 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Lucky Duck" had 2 white marlin releases and 18 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Fish On" had 3 white marlin releases in the Poor Man's.



THURSDAY, September 6, 2018

11:23 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

2:49 PM - Mike Turowski hooked a 43-inch red drum, estimated at over 50 lbs., on a Clark spoon off 28th Street in the ocean.

Lorraine Ferrara caught a 23-inch flounder on a Spro bucktail tipped with a Gulp artificial bait around "B" Buoy.  The fish was 1 of 4 caught by Lorraine, Nicky Ferrara and Tony Smiertka

4:21 PM - On the headboat, "Morning Star", every angler caught their limit of flounder with Greg Hellman's 23 1/2-incher leading the way.  All were caught on gulp, squid, clams and cut bait over a natural ocean reef.

Anglers on the "Double Trouble" caught 40 mahi on live mullet and bunker while fishing outside the Jackspot, up to the Great Eastern Reef.  They were 22 to 28 miles offshore and caught fish weighing up to 15 lbs.

5:00 PM - Capt. Chris on the headboat, "Angler" reported decent fishing today with flounder up to 3 lbs. caught on squid over a natural ocean reef.  Phil Watts caught a 2 3/4 pounder and Jerry Fox had 3 fish up to 3 lbs.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released 2 white marlin in the Poor Man's

"C-Boys" released a white marlin and caught 15 dolphin in the Poor Man's

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

"Buckshot" released 5 white marlin and a sailfish in the Poor Mans

"Boss Hogg" released 5 white marlin and caught 25 dolphin between the Rockpile and the Poor Man's.

"Marli" went to the Rockpile and released a white marlin and a sailfish.


WEDNESDAY, September 5, 2018

3:13 PM - Another hot day in Ocean City.  Thermometer reads 89-degrees but it feels like it is 99-degrees.

Anglers on the "Get Sum" had a couple of keeper flounder and some throwbacks this morning while fishing in the East Channel.

Over the weekend, Brugh Moore caught a 57 lb. wahoo in the Washington Canyon on the "Finominal".  The next day after school, he headed for the Indian River Inlet where he caught a 9 lb. flounder.

On the headboat, "Morning Star" anglers had very calm seas and the flounder bite wasn't bad.  A couple of anglers limited out and the pool winner was a nice 24-incher.  Fish ate Gulp, clams, squid and cut bait over natural bottom.

Jeremy Kohl and Rick Hoover on the "Scuttlebutt" caught a pair of wahoo south of the Hot Dog while trolling ballyhoo in 80-degree water.  Largest wahoo weighed 50.7 lbs.  Smaller fish weighed 25 lbs.  Fish were caught before 9:30 AM.

Yesterday on the "Ale House", Sarah Ostrowski caught a cobia, estimated at 60 lbs., while fishing with Chris Trovitch and Patrick Coomes.  The anglers also caught 2 other cobia weighing 30 and 41 lbs.  They found the fish cruising around schools of bunker, 1-mile straight out from the OC Inlet.  They caught them on live bunker.

On the charter boat, "Helbent", anglers caught a pair of keeper flounder measuring 18 and 19 1/2-inches in the East Channel during the incoming tide on live minnows.

UPDATED:  Ashton Schoen caught and released his first white marlin in 150 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.  He ended up with 2 releases for the day.

On the headboat, "Tortuga", anglers Emily Marchini, John Marra and Rebecca Marra each caught a keeper flounder with Rebecca's 18-incher leading the way.  All of the fish were caught on minnows/shiners or minnows/squid in the East Channel.

Tom Diven caughta 55 lb. wahoo at the Hot Dog on a skirted ballyhoo 

Brennan McMahan caught his first flounder while fishing with his dad, Nash McMahon and Burke Webb.  Fish was 18-inches and caught on live bait in the West Channel.

On the headboat, "Fish Bound", angler Jason Hewes caght a pair of flounder up to 23-inches at the Old Grounds.

On the headboat, "Fish Bound", Jason Lesniczak caught a pair of flounder measuring 23 and 24-inches.  The group of 6 anglers ended up with 31 flounder, all caught on natural bottom at the Old Grounds.

Vincent Cantin caught a 19-inch flounder in the East Channel while fishing with Gerry Chaveca.



TUESDAY, September 4, 2018

2:41 PM - Kyle Mooney caught a 46-inch cobia in the ocean off 26th Street.  The fish was swimming only 1 mile off the beach under a school of bunker and ate a bucktail tipped with a curl tail.

3:20 PM - There was a good group of anglers fishing on the headboat, "Morning Star" today and they picked at the flatties all day while fishing over a natural reef.  Largest flounder of the day was a 21 1/2-incher caught by Jack Allen.

Chad Kauffman caught a 24 1/2-inch flounder that weighed in at 5 lbs.  He caught it on a minnow and gulp combo in 90-feet of water at the Old Grounds.

Butch Betz caught a pair of flounder, measuring 19and 22-inches on pink gulp in the East Channel this morning.

Kristen Kemper caught and released a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon while fishing with Patricia Link.  The ladies hooked, wired and released the blue.  Nice job, ladies!!

Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" just returned from an afternoon trip with 4 flounder in the box measuring up to 20-inches.  Three were caught in the East Channel and one was hooked in the Fishbowl.  All on white Gulp Swimming Mullet.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 2 white marlin and a dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

"DA Sea" released 13 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"No Quarter" released 7 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Washington Canyon.


MONDAY, September 3, 2018

3:57 PM - Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reportd that he had one person catch their limit of flounder and several other had 3 keepers while they fished on an ocean wreck and over natural bottom.  Largest was a 22 1/2-incher.



SUNDAY, September 2, 2018

12:08 PM - On the headboat, "Miss Ocean City", angler Mike Lutz caught a 22-inch, 4 lb. flounder on a bucktail tipped with a Gulp & shiner in the East Channel.

On the charter boat, "Over-Board", Deb Motika caught a 46 1/2-inch, 60 lb. bluefin tuna in 20 fathoms straight out from the OC Inlet.  The group of anglers also caught sea bass, false albacore and mahi during the trip.

Preston Walls and Glenn Rothschild caught 3 keeper flounder while fishing with bunker around the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Largest fish was 21-inches.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", the NE swell put a damper on flounder fishing over ocean structure but anglers still went home with enough for dinner.  Largest fish of the day measured 21 1/2-inches.  Fish ate clam, squid, Gulp and cut bait.

On the headboat, "Judith M", aanglers caught good numers of triggerfish at the Bass Grounds while fishing with squid and clams.  They also hooked a good number of throwback sea bass and weakfish.

7:00 PM - Judy Barnhardt caught a 16 1/2-inch flounder on a minnow behind the OC Airport.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" said that they had good fishing today with a nice mix of flounder and sea bass.  

Anglers on the "Legasea" had 1 blue marlin release and 3 white marlin releases 500 fathoms between the Poor Man's and the Washington.


7:47 PM - Just returned from the scales on the final day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament.  Good white marlin bite with several blue marlin as well.  Looks like the bite was stretched from the Baltimore down to the Washington.  Here is what we saw:

"Reel Assets" had 8 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in 50 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

"In the Black" had a white marlin release and a blue marlin release.  Both were caught yesterday in the Poor Man's with the blue marlin coming from 80 fathoms and the white in 200 fathoms.

"Canyon Hunter" weighed an 18.2 lb. dolphin and they had 2 white marlin releases.  All in the Washington Canyon.

"Reel Vibrations" weighed a 10.2 lb. dolphin.

"Reel Joy" had a blue marlin release, 4 white marlin releases and weighed a pair of dolphin (17.6 and25.4 lbs.)  All from the Washington Canyon.

"Buckshot" fished yesterday and today and racked up 23 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release.  All of the action was in the Poor Mans

"Haulin n Ballin" was on an overnighter and had a blue marlin release yesterday and 6 white releases yesterday and 8 today.  They fished in the Baltimore and Poor Man's on Saturday and the Washington on Sunday.

"Barbara Rose" weighed a pair of dolphin (10.4 and 10.8 lbs.)

"Grande Pez" had 7 white marlin releases and a 28.2 lb. dolphin.  All around the Rockpile.

"Spring Mix II" had a load of dolphin in 1,200 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

9:09 PM - Here are the final results from the Ocean City Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament: 


SATURDAY, September 1, 2018


9:55 AM - Updated yesterdays report.

7:30 PM - Saw a lot of white marlin flags flying at the dock this evening.  Looks like there was a good white marlin bite in the Poor Man's Canyon today.  Bite is scattered with fish also caught in the Baltimore yesterday.  100-500 fathoms  Should see a lot of boats fishing tomorrow.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 60 dolphin, 30 tilefish and 30 sea bass while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon.

The charter boat, "Marli" had 18 dolphin and a white marlin release in the Washington.

Andrew Mercier released a 38-inch cobia a the South Jetty after hooking it on a live mullet.



8:01 PM - The weigh-ins on the 2nd day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament just ended and here is what we saw:

Anglers on the "Buckshot" went 15 for 15 on white marlin.  They are sitting in 1st place in the White Marlin Division and will be fishing tomorrow.

"Billfisher" caught a pair of dolphin weighing 14.6 & 15.8 lbs.(2nd & 3rd place - Dolphin)  

"A Salt Weapon 3" had 4 white marlin releases. 

"Burn' n Bills" weighed a 20.6 lb. dolphin (1st Place-Dolphin)

"DA Sea" had 10 white marlin releases during an overnight trip.

"Pumpin Hard" had 4 white marlin releases and weighed a 150.2 lb. bigeye caught by Jim Giles. (1st place tuna)




FRIDAY, August 31, 2018

3:00 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins just reported that today was the best flounder fishng day of the year with many limits around the rail.  The bite is so good that Capt. Monty has made a SPECIAL trip for Monday.  Cal 410-520-1076 for reservations.  One anger today caught the equivalent of 3 limits himself.  Largest was a 22 1/4-incher.  Fish bit on coral bottom.

Today is opening day of the 3-day Marlin Club White Marlin Tournament.  The tournament has been plagued with weather problems and was cancelled in 2016 and 2017.  This year, 61 boats are registered for the event.

3:53 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" ended their morning trip with 2 keepers in the box and some throwbacks in the East Channel.

7:15 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 2 white marlin releases in the Baltimore Canyon.

Anglers fishing on the charter boat, "Marli" returned with 60 dolphin in the box after trolling around the Rockpile.

Anglers fishing on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught their limit of 28 flounder while fishing on natural bottom in 90-feet of water. Mike Harrison also caught a 4 lb. sea bass.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Labor Day Tournament.  Today, 17 of the 51 boats fished and here is what we saw at the scale:

"Spring Mix II" weighed a pair of dolphin (11.0 & 12.2 lbs.)

"Jezebel" had a good catch of dolphin but none met the 10 lb. minimum.

"Brenda Lou" had 4 white marlin releases.

"Last Call" weighed an 11.2 lb. dolphin and currently sits in 3rd place.

"Slaughterhouse" had a white marlin release, a 12.0 lb. dolphin (2nd place) and a 53.4 lb. wahoo caught by Raymond Shirk.



UPDATED REPORT:  Anglers on the "Reel Precision" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.  Jarrod Wolfenberger released his first.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 2 white marlin releases in the Baltimore Canyon

THURSDAY, August 30, 2018

9:04 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that things are off to a slow start in the Poor Man's this morning.  He hasn't heard of any marlin caught yet today.

9:13 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" just reported that the moon is bright today, which is not helping and the water is pulling to the southeast which is not good. &nbs


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