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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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Fishing Report

7.16.18 2:04 pm


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by Larry Jock


MONDAY, July 16, 2018

Updated yesterdays report.

6:18 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" decided to stay inshore today and they caught a 59-inch bluefin.  A couple of yellowfins have been caught by other boats in the area near the Tea Cup.

6:36 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" caught a single yellowfin.  Capt. John said that there is a little one foot chop.  Pretty morning.

6:55 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just caught another yellowfin.  It's been a slow pick.

9:13 AM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that things have gotten real slow out there.  They just had a swing and a miss.  Everyone is spreading out.


SUNDAY, July 15, 2018

9:27 AM - I received more information on the epic day had by anglers fishing on the Marlin Gale yesterday.  They went 5 for 5 on blue marlin and 1 for 1 on white marlin.  All in 200 fathoms between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons.  Two of the blue mariin were in the 400 lb. range and the other three were between 250 and 300 lbs.  Fishing with Capt. Brandon Speilman and mates Aaron Greenberg and Ben Barwick were Mark and Ken Steiding and Brandon and Gary Prettyman.

1:48 PM - Mark Turner was catching some kingfish in the surf off 123rd Street while using squid for bait.

On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Lee and Luke McAteer caught a 17-inch and an 18-inch flounder in the West Channel.  Both came on white Gulp Swimming Mullets.

Mark Walker caught an 18 1/2-inch flounder in the East Channel.

Hunter Walsh caught an 18-inch and a 21-inch flounder in the Lewes Canal.  Water temp is 73-degrees.  Caught a the beginning of the outgoing tide while drifting a white bucktail tipped with a white Gulp Swimming Mullet.

It was thumbs up for Dax Windsor who caught 5 Spanish mackerel, up to 21-inches, at Fenwick Shoal.

Anglers on "Take it E-Sea" battled strong winds this morning which made it tough to hold bottom while dropping on ocean wrecks.  Four oz. bucktails in white or pink with a top hook tipped with pink or white Gulp was the ticket.  They had 11 keeper flounder and a 16-inch bluefish.  Largest flounder measured 21 1/2-inches.  Had around 20 throwbacks as well.

2:42 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught 7 keeper flounder, a 22-inch weakfish and 70 triggerfish on ocean structure.  Pat Adkins caught the weakie and Fred Robertson caught a 21 and 22-inch flounder.  Both on Gulp and squid combos.

Kern and Ronnie Ducote drifted behind the OC Airport and caught 2 flounder measuring 17 and 18 1/2-inches.  Both on Gulp and minnow combos.

On the charter boat, "Saltwater Adventure", Zack Little caught a 21-inch flounder in the East Channel.  His other keeper was a 19-incher.  

2:58 PM - Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that they had a good flounder bite on ocean structure and even had a few keeper sea bass in the mix.  Largest sea bass was 18-inches.  Largest flounder was 22-inches.

3:14 PM - Early reports to the Coastal Fisherman have the "Playmate" coming to the scale this afternoon with a 67-inch bluefin tuna.

7:00 PM - Yesterday, DAve Nies was surf fishing off Assateague when he caught and released a 50-inch red drum.  He hooked it on a strip of squid.

Brody Reichert caught a pair of flounder during the outgoing tide behind Bahia Marina while fishing on the new "Delicious D".


On the headboat, "Angler", Capt. Chris Mizurak reported slow sea bass fishing today but flounder bit well for some. Bob Telford caught 3 flatties up to 3 lbs. and Tom Adkins caught his limit of 4 fish up to 3 lbs. 8 oz.  All on bucktails at a natural ocean reef.

On the "Gret's Three J's", Jackson Conrad caught and released his first white marlin and Greg Garman and Mike Tenuto each released blue marlin.  Chris Pino also released a white marlin.  All the action was in the Washington Canyon.

Nicky Ferrara caught a pair of cobia while fishing from his jet skia mile off the beach in Bethany, DE near the sand dredges.  Nicky used eels for bait.

On the charter boat, "Last Call", Sean Anderson released a white marlin and Brianna Anderson, Mike Wariwanchik and Al Wilson caught a load of dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler Jon Wagoner caught a 16 3/4 and 17-inch flounder in the West Channel on Gulp.


7:45 PM - The scales closed on the final day of the 2018 Ocean City Tuna Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Playmate" weighed a 144 lb. bluefin tuna caught on the southern end of Massey's Canyon to win the Single Heaviest Tuna Division.

"Talkin Trash" caught 5 yellowfins in Massey's Canyon but could only weigh 3 of them.  They totaled 142 lbs. which gave them a 2-day total of 295 lbs.

"Playin Catch" weighed a 53 lbs. yellowfin caught near the Hot Dog in 73-degree water.

"Myra HT" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 95 lbs. Both were caught in Massey's Canyon.  The heaviest weighed 50 lbs. and was caught by lady angler, JL Cropper.

"All In" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 87 lbs. caught at the 12 Fathom Lump.

"Primary Search" weighed 3 yellowfins totaling 137 lbs. caught outside Massey's Canyon. Their largest weighed 54 lbs.

"Marli" caught 2 yellowfins, but only one met the minimum 30 lb. weight requirement.  Their largest weighed 54 lbs. and was caught at the Hot Dog.

"The Zipper" released a blue marlin and a white marlin.  They also weighed a 53 lb. yellowfin tuna caught deep outside the southern end of the Poor Man's Canyon by angler Eddie Zajdel.

"Lucky Duck II" caught 7 yellowfins with their 5 heaviest weighing 229 lbs.  All were caught ouside the Poor Man's Canyon in 50 fathoms. 

"C-Boys" had 2 yellowfins.  Their heaviest weighed 57 lbs.  Their other weighed 29 lbs. and did not qualify.

"Fish Bone" weighed a 49 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Desire" weighed a 53 lb. yellowfin and a 22 lb. dolphin.

"Reel Chaos" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin caught by Jason Goozh in the Norfolk Canyon to win 3rd place in the Dolphin Division.

"Reel Current" weighed a 24 lb. dolphin.

"East Coast Hooked" had 6 yellowfins caught at the Tea Cup (only weighed 2).  Their heaviest weighed 52 lbs.  

"MJ's" weighed 2 bluefins and a yellowfin totaling 146 lbs.  Their heaviest bluefin weighed 54 lbs.

"White Lightning" weighed 3 yellowfins totaling 150 lbs.  Their heaviest weighed 52 lbs.

UPDATED REPORT:
Anglers on the headboat, "Judith M" caught a 15-inch, 2 lb. 4 oz. porgie on a squid and clam combination on natural bottom.  They also caught some over 50 triggerfish.

SATURDAY,  July 14, 2018

12:31PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" this morning, ending up with 6 keepers in the box.  Capt. Nick had to move all over the bay to find clean water and keepers.  The largest measured 18 1/2-inches and was caught on white Gulp.


1:55 PM - Anglers fishing on the bay headboat, "Happy Hooker" just returned to the dock with a nice catch of 5 flounder and some croaker after drifting in the bay behind Harbour Island.

2:49 PM - On the charter boat, "Over-Board", anglers Sherry Lorah, Avery Lorah and Robin Roscher caught 4 king mackerel, 6 triggerfish and 2 keeper sea bass at the First Lump.  Capt. Dustin Lorah said that the sea bass were really snapping and they ended up throwing back a lot of shorts.

3:03 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Saltwater Adventures" headed out to Russell's Reef for a couple of hours this morning and returned with 4 keeper flounder ranging between 18 1/2 and 21 1/2-inches.  All were caught on squid by Capt. Tony Battista, Ralph Mason, Chris Little and Mike McIntyre.  I'm not sure, but I'm guessing McIntyre caught the largest fish.


8:31 PM - The scales just closed on Day 2 of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and here is what we saw:

"No Quarter" weighed 5 yellowfins totaling 208 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 50 lbs.

"S-Crew" weighed a 44 lb. yellowfin.

"Seakeeper" weighed a 46 lb. yellowfin and a 42 lb. dolphin.  The dolphin puts them in 2nd place in the Dolphin Division.

"Grande Pez" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin.

"Mover Money" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 78 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 48 lbs.

"Instigator" weighed 3 yellowfins totaling 128 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 48 lbs.

"Assorted Nuts" weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin.

"Killer Whaler" weighed a 45 lb. yellowfin.

"Greene Turtle" weighed a 45 lb. yellowfin.

"Hot Spot" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 89 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 50 lbs.

"Hall Pass" weighed a 30 lb. yellowfin.

"Goin in Deep" weighed their 5 heaviest yellowfinst (out of six) and they totaled 265 lbs.

"Magic Moment" weighed a 46 lb. yellowfin.


Outside the tournament:
Mike Lowe on the "Canyon Hunter" out of the Indian River Marina caught and released a sailfish, estimated at 70 lbs., while trolling ballyhoo in 100 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", Ciro Cruz caught a pair of 23-inch flounder on natural coral bottom.  His group of 5 anglers caught 19 keeper flounder and a few dozen sea bass.

Anglers on the "Take It E-Sea" caught 16 keeper flounder, and over 50 flatties for the day while wreck fishing off Ocean City.  Largest was 23-inches.  Fish were caught on bucktails tipped with Gulp.

Reports came in that anglers on the "Marlin Gale" released 5 blue marlin and a white marlin today.  This hasn't been confirmed.


FRIDAY, July 13, 2018

Beautiful day on land today in Ocean City.  Today is the first day of the 31st Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament.  This year, 104 boats are entered which is a sizable increase versus the 88 that entered last year.  Weigh-ins are from 4:00 to 8:30 PM at the Ocean City Fishing Center.

Capt. Buddy Whetzel on the "Bubblehead" reported that the OC Inlet was brutal going out this morning and inshore waters looked to be in the 3-4 foot range.

10:28 AM - On the charter boat, "Fish Bound", Paul Kaiser caught a 23-inch flounder.  The group caught 20 triggerfish, 2 spadefish and 3 keeper flounders before snotty seas made them pack it in early.

I heard some yellowfins are being caught by boats in the tournament.  Some boats have 5 in the box.. others have 3.  I anticipate seeing quite a few stringers weighed at the OCFC scales this afternoon.

12:50 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Razorback" out of the Indian River Marina had good bluefish and shad fishing in the Indian River Inlet this morning.  Little Ethan Webb got into some bluefish.

12:58 PM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers Jeff and Joshua Sorts caught 3 keeper flounder, measuring up to 18-inches, while fishing on an ocean reef site off Ocean City.  They also caught a couple of sea bass.


8:25 PM - On the charter boat, "Last Call", anglers Jennifer and Tim McDowell and Tom Gdovin each released white marlin in addition to releasing a load of dolphin while fishing with Roy and Jocelyn McDowell in the Poor Man's Canyon.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler Jake Hovis caught  16 1/2 and 18 3/4-inch flounders in the East Channel.

8:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the 3-day Ocean City Tuna Tournament.  Today, 54 of the 104 boats fished.  Seas were sporty.  Here is what we saw:

"Wallhanger" weighed a 20 lb. dolphin.

"Fin Chaser" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 111 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 65 lbs.

"Marli" weighed a 5 yellowfin stringer totaling 260 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 58 lbs.

"Reel Chaos" weighed 4 yellowfins totaling 141 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 54 lbs. and was caught by Nancy Kohl.

"Wrecker" weighed a 53 lb. yellowfin.

"Playmate" weighed a 22 lb. wahoo.

"Let It Ride" weighed a pair of 54 lb. yellowfins (junior anglers)

"Talkin Trash" weighed 3 yellowfins totaling 153 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 57 lbs.

"Troublemaker" weighed 5 yellowfin totaling 230 lbs.  They also had a 41 lb. wahoo.


"Reel Desire" weighed a 59 lb. yellowfin.

"Moore Bills" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 110 lbs.  Their single heaviest weighed 59 lbs.

"Spring Mix II" weighed a whopper 49 lb. dolphin caught by Paul Lebling.

"Goin in Deep" weighed a 60 lb.yellowfin.

"That's Right" weighed a pair of yellowfins totaling 104 lbs.  Their heaviest weighed 58 lbs. and was caught by the famous Michele Lambie.  Michele also caught a 24 lb. dolphin. 

"Magic Moment" weighed a 73 lb. yellowfin.



THURSDAY, July 12, 2018


9:29 - Updated yesterdays report


I don't expect much in reports throughout the day.  With the Ocean City Tuna Tournament starting tomorrow, boats will be in search mode and not very open to disclosing their location, which is totally understandable.

1:29 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned after a great overnight trip where they caught 17 yellowfins and the first wahoo of the season.

5:03 PM - Randy, Ryan and Daniel Buttion hit some ocean structure and ended up with 10 flounder, 21 throwbacks and a triggerfish.

Michelle Klinedinst caught a 22-inch flounder in the Thorofare while using minnows for bait.

5:09 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" went 1 for 3 on white marlin and caught 8 yellowfins. 

5:41 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 18 yellowfins, 2 mahi and a blue marlin release.

5:52 PM - Anglers on the headboat, "Morning Star" caught some nice size sea bass and flounder although Capt. Monty said that a hard current made it tough.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported a slower sea bass bite today with a ton of current.  Tom Jones did catch a nice size mahi on a bucktail.

On the headboat, "Judith M", anglers Amanda Mainart caught some sea bass and triggerfish down near Winter Quarter Shoal.  The largest trigger weighed 2 lbs. 8 oz.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Razorback" headed to a few wrecks off the coas of Delaware, including the Radford wreck and caught 6 large sea bass and threw back over 30 others.  



WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018


** For all you bowhunters out there, just a reminder that Ocean City now has a bow shop.  Dallas Harrington has opened the Non Typical archery shop in the shopping center on Rt. 50 behind Sherwin Williams.  Today is the grand opening.  I stopped in earlier and the shop is really nice.  They even have a 20-yard shooting range.  Stop in and check it out!

6:37 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are starting in the Washington Canyon this morning where water has cooled down to 77.5-degrees.


7:14 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers just released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.


7:32 Am - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just caught a yellowfin tuna in the Washington.  Not as many boats out today and just a couple of fish have been caught.


8:30 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers are bailing dolphin.  Capt. John said there appears to be plenty on the gear.


9:21 AM - Anglers fishing on the charter boat, "That's Right" had good results bailing dolphin so now they are going back to trolling for tuna and just caught another single.


9:39 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", anglers just caught another yellowin.  This one looks to be around 50 lbs.  Not many tuna have been caught.  Just a pick.


9:57 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" are picking at tuna in the Washington Canyon.  They just boxed a pair of nice ones.

10:48 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has slowed and boats are spreading out.  Seas are 2-3 feet with a 12 knot wind.  Water is 79-degrees.


12:05 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just caught another yellowfin tuna but the bite has definitely slowed down.

12:57 PM - Anglers on the charter baot, "That's Right" boated another yellowfin tuna.  Boats are picking at them.  A few marlin have been released also in the Washington.


1:16 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just caught another single yellowfin.  Capt. John said that they just can't seem to get multiple bites today.

1:57 PM - Brett Chauncy caught a 24 1/2-inch black drum while fishing with sand flea off the North Jetty.  Fish weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.  He also caught a pair of sheepshead, measuring 21 and 23-inches, also on sand fleas.

1:41 PM - On the headboat, "Angler", Tim Matteson caught a 4 lb. 5 oz. seabass on squid at an artificial reef.

5:21 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" ended up with 8 yellowfins and 26 mahi after trolling and bailing in the Washington Canyon.  They also had white marlin release by Micah Grasso.

5:35 PM - Bernie Sigwart and Caden Morris each caught an 17 1/8” flounder in the East Channel. Both were caught on white Gulp Swimming Mullets.

6:05 PM - On the headboat, "Angler", Wayne Gower caught a 3 lb. sea bass and Pete and Mairi Donohue caught mahi, sea bass and triggerfish while fishing with squid on an artificial reef.


Anglers on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught 5 yellowfins on the troll and bailed 37 dolphin.  The tuna were caught on the west side of the Washington Canyon while trolling ballyhoo and SQUIDNATION FLIPPY FLOPPY THINGS.  The dolphin were caught around a lobster pot.

6:10 PM - On the charter boat, "Last Call", Brooke Duvall, Austin Ascher and Zachary Healey caught a load of mahi in the Poor Man's Canyon on ballyhoo and Zukers

6:15 PM - Joe Schupp caught 3 keeper flounder, and had 11 throwbacks, while flounder fishing in the East Channel on the charter boat, "Saltwater Adventures".

UPDATED REPORT:  Dave Beach hit the 2nd Street Bulkhead after work and caught a 17-inch flounder on a live minnow during the incoming tide.  He also released 2 that were just short.

During a 2-hour evening trip, anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" put 5 flounder in the box.  Fish measured up to 19-inches and were caught on white Gulp Swimming Mullets.  Action was in the Middle Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.


TUESDAY, July 10, 2018

A beautiful day in Ocean City.  Not much wind.  Should be nice on the water.

On a side note, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" has done a great job so far this season keeping us informed about what is going on throughout the day.  Please don't hesitate to drop him a quick email to let him know how much you appreciate him taking the time to do so.  His email address is:  prettyworkcharters@gmail.com.

6:27 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are  around the Rock Pile area and have already had a few throwback yellowfins.  Water is 76-degrees.


6:57 AM - Capt. John just reported that they have had a couple more throwback yellowfins and he heard a couple of white marlin released just north of him.


7:35 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that some tunas are being caught in the Poor Man's along with some scattered dolphin.


8:25 AM - Capt. John reported a few tuna up and down the 100 fathom line.  Scattered white marlin bite also.


8:58 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported flat calm seas.  Water temp around 78-degrees.  Tuna bite has slowed down.  A couple of boats have a handful or so.  Others have a couple of tuna in the box.  Pretty day!


9:10 AM - Capt. John reported in to let us know that there is a decent dolphin bite going on along weedlines in 60 fathoms.


9:44 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has slowed down.  Everyone is spreading out now.  Time to look around.


10:33 AM - Gary German and Dave Neumayer woke up early this morning and hit the East channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Gary ended up with 3 identical 17-inch flounders caught on white gulp just before high tide.


11:57 AM - Capt. John on "That's Right" reported that they god a mid-day bite for about an hour.  Overall, it's been a good day for everyone.  Dolphins, marlins and tuna were caught.

12:38 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" caught 2 sharpnose sharks at Little Gull and 3 flounder (up to 21-inches) and 5 triggerfish at Great Gull. The flounder were caught on strips of flounder belly.

1:14 PM - Capt. John on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that they got a couple more tunas in the box while fishing in the Washingon.

Angelina Watts caught a 24-inch flounder on a bucktail tipped with a smelt while drifting in the West Channel.

Ken Bechtel caught  a pair of 17-inch flounder while drifting over the Thorofare flats.  Ken


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