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January 1, 2012
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7.24.14 9:29 am

by Larry Jock


** There is a new fishing tournament this year, The Big Fish Classic, that will be held at the Talbot Street Pier on July 26th and 27th. It is a 32-hour fishing tournament with lines on the water on Saturday at 7am and lines out on Sunday at 3pm. For more information, call 410-213-0325. **

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

Heard reports that anglers out of Virginia Beach are finding white and blue marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.

Patrick Knoll on the "Amberjack" caught his first tuna, an 88 lb. bluefin while chunking at the Hambone.

Al Cottone on the headboat, "Morning Star" caught a 4 lb. 2 oz. sea bass while fishing with clams at a natural ocean reef.

Headboat, "Angler" reported good sea bass fishing today with fish up to 4 lbs. They also caught a few mahi during the trip.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned to Bahia Marina with 41 triggerfish, 11 flounder, 12 sea bass, a dolphin and a Spanish mackerel while fishing at the Jackspot.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 22 mahi and a yellowfin tuna in the Washington Canyon.

"Partner-ship" reported a slow tuna bite in the Washington Canyon, but a lot of mahi. Their largest mahi was 30 lbs.. they also released a blue marlin at the Rockpile.


TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

11:12 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported slow fishing at the Hot Dog and Hambone. They have managed a few yellowfins and a box full of dolphin so far.

12:40 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a few yellowfins are being caught in the Baltimore Canyon. Plenty of dolphin can be around floating gear. Good day!

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with some nice catches including John Griffin's 13 lb. 8 oz. tautog and a 22-inch flounder.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 73 triggerfish, 11 flounder, some sea bass and bluefish from an area near Fenwick Shoal. All caught on squid, Gulp! and silver spoons.

"Absolut Pleasure" had 5 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 6 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"Brenda Lou" caught 6 dolphin and a longfin tuna in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" went to the Washington Canyon and caught 2 yellowfins and a dolphin.

Charter boat, "Boss Hog" caught a yellowfin and a dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" returned with a 19 1/2-inch flounder caught on a white Gulp! in the West Channel.

Anglers on the "No Compromise" caught a 17 and 20-inch flounder on pink Gulp! in the East Channel.


MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 3 bluefins while chunking at the Hot Dog.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with some nice sea bass and flounder. Largest flounder weighed 4 lbs. All caught on an artificial reef.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 5 yellowfins and 5 longfins in 200 fathoms in the Washington.

"Rhonda's Osprey" caught 5 bluefins at the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" caught 2 bluefins, 1 yellowfin and 1 dolphin between the Hot Dog and the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" caught 1 bluefin, 1 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Boss Hog" caught 7 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.


SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

"D.A. Sea" had a dolphin and 2 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" made the trip in rough seas worth their while with 8 yellowfins caught in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 3 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon. Fish weighed 55.2, 55.6 & 63.6 lbs.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" out of the Ocean City Fishign Center had a 27 lb. yellowfin and 3 dolphin (heaviest was 12 lbs.) at the Hot Dog.


SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

Seas were sporty today. Slow bite in the Washington Canyon. Not much happening in the Baltimore and Poor Man's either. Bluefins and yellowfins were caught at the Hot Dog and Hambone.

In the bay, there were a lot of croaker and spot caught along with a few flounder.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 5 yellowfins in the Washington on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars.

"Evil Eye" had a 171 lb. bigeye, 4 dolphin and 2 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 8 yellowfin bite, but all came loose in the Washington Canyon. They also had a white marlin release.

"Partner-ship" had 3 white marlin while trolling the 50 fathoms line near the Rockpile.


FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

The boats that overnighted in the Washington Canyon crushed the yellowfins on spreader bars and cedar plugs.

6:07 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported the bite around the Hot Dog is slow. A few small bluefins have been caught on the Hambone.

8:57 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported slow bite at the Hot Dog. A few little ones at the Hambone. Steady pick of yellowfins in the Washington right now.

10:06 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is dead at the Hot Dog and the Hambone right now.

1:00 PM - The charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip in the Washington Canyon with 18 yellowfins caught on trolled ballyhoo, spreader bars and the greenstick.

After a great yellowfin bite last night in the Washington Canyon, it was a slow,steady pick at yellowfins today with the best bites coming late morning into the early afternoon.

Charter boat, "All In" had 3 bluefins, a yellowfin and a 37 lb. dolphin between the Hambone and the Hot Dog. Capt. Mark reported water temps at 76-degrees.

David Konick caught his limit of snapper bluefish at Great Gull Shoal and a 20-inch flounder at the South Jetty.

"Carol's Teakettle" had 2 bluefins and 3 bailer dolphin at the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had a 156 lb. bigeye tuna, 3 yellowfins and a dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" returned with 2 bigeyes weighing 119 lbs. and 151 lbs., and 4 yellowfins from the Washington Canyon. All were caught on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Frank and Lee Baker boated 8 flounder while drifting Gulp! artificial baits in the bay behind Frontier Town.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 6 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

"Tighten Up" returned with 2 bluefins from the Hot Dog.

"Island Time" had 2 bluefins and a dolphin at the Hambone.

"D.A.Sea" caught a bigeye, 4 yellowfin, a dolphin and released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Pipe Dreamer" caught 2 yellowfin and released 2 blue marlin and a white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Reel Toy" returned with a bigeye, a yellowfin and a dolphin from the Washington.

"Cookie Monster" had a 154 lb. bigeye, 7 yellowfin and a white marlin during their overnight trip to the Washington Canyon.

"Milli Rem" caught a bigeye in the Washington Canyon.

"Brenda Lou" captured a yellowfin, 4 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Norfolk Canyon.


THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Charter boat, "Last Call" had a junior angler onboard who boated a nice mahi at the Hot Dog.

Anthony and Robin Principe caught a couple of flounder and a weakfish in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 3 bluefins and 3 yellowfins at the Hot Dog while trolling ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 15 yellowfins in the Washington caught while trolling ballyhoo, spreader bars and a greenstick.

The Brader family caught 8 flounder in the East Channel near Harbour Island on minnows and Gulp!


WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

Miserable, miserable morning on Delmarva. Heavy rains won't pass by us until after 12:00 PM. No wind though.


TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

5:00 PM - Charter boat, "Marli" returned from the Hotdog with 3 bluefins and 2 yellowfins caught on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars. Largest bluefin weighed 107 lbs.


MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

6:39 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is a little bumpy today. They started at the Hot Dog and had a few bites while trolling.

6:55 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are getting a steady pick on tuna at the south end of the Hot Dog. All ballyhoo bites in 4-8 foot seas.

8:01 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite at the Hot Dog has slowed. They have released 8 bluefins but have their 2 bluefins under 47-inches. All bites were on way backs.

9:54 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has stopped around the Hot Dog. They are moving to inside the Hambone where Capt. Jon said there is plent of bait.


SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014

There was an awesome striper bite around the Rt. 50 Bridge last night. Anglers burned them up!

Anglers on the "Miss P-Vee" returned from an overnight trip with a 228 lb. bigeye tuna, 3 yellowfins and 2 mahi from the Washington Canyon.

Big Bird Cropper and David Leizear caught a load of flounder, keeping 5, along with some bluefish. All around the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide on Roy Rigs and Gulp!

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught their limit of 24 nice flounder and some triggerfish while fishing on ocean structure.

5:36 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported good flounder fishing today on ocean structure. Most anglers got a few keepers and a bunch of throwbacks. Sea bass fishing was also decent.

7:00 PM - The scales on the final day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament just closed. It was a busy day with a lot of movement on the leaderboard. Here is what we saw:

"Restless Lady" weighed 2 bluefins (76 & 62 lbs.) for a stringer weight of 138 lbs.

"Billfisher" weighed a stringer of 167 lbs. to put them into 3rd place for heaviest stringer.

"Marli" weighed 4 yellowfins for a stringer weight of 207 lbs.

"Moxie Boys" weighed a 34 lb. dolphin to win the Heaviest Dolphin Division.

"Tar Heel" weighed a 139 lb. bigeye tuna.

"DA Sea" weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin.

Samantha Freas weighed a 64 lb. yellowfin to win the Lady Angler Division.

"Wrecker" weighed a 68 lb. yellowfin

"Reel Desire" weighed a 5 yellowfin stringer of 263 lbs. and a 25 lb. dolphin.

"Spring Mix II" weighed a 19 lb. and 22 lb. dolphin.

"Game Over" weighed a 183 lb. bigeye tuna.

"MJ's" weighed a 165 lb. bigeye.

"Sushi" weighed a 93 lb. bluefin.


SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

Red drum are showing up in the OC Inlet. Yesterday, Nathan Hampton caught a 25-incher at the Rt. 50 Bridge on clams.

Flounder fishing is really picking up on ocean structure. The Old Grounds off Indian River and some of the close reefs off Ocean City are really producing some nice catches.

12:00 PM - Headboat, "Bay Bee" returned to the Ocean City Fishing Center with 11 keeper flounder, caught on squid, shiners and Gulp! in the bay behind Harbour Island and in the East Channel.

2:19 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" left late today on an overnight trip. He said that they were just getting to the Washington Canyon where he heard fishing was slow. A few yellowfins were caught.

3:30 PM - Jerry Shockley, David Steen and Allen Baker stopped by the office to have their picture taken with a limit of flounder caught on an ocean reef. Two largest fish measured 23-inches and weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz.

4:35 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are having a slow pick on smaller yellowfins. All on cedar plugs.

6:20 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just released a blue marlin in the Washington Canyon. Bite is still slow.

Headboat, "Angler" had a good day on flounder. James Juen caught his limit of flatties, up to 4 lbs., on bucktails at a natural reef.

The "Xstasea" was at the Hambone and blew a motor, so they decided to fish anyway and released a 300 lb. tiger shark and caught 15 sea bass, 2 flounder and a triggerfish.

The "Barbed Wire" caught 2 bluefin tuna and 4 mahi while trolling at the Hambone.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" was on a 1/2 day trip this afternoon and had 19 keeper flounder, upt to 6 lbs. 5 oz.. Fish were caught on Isle of Wight Reef on Gulp! and squid.

Todd Martinek caught an 83 lb. bluefin while trolling at the Hambone on the "My Cin".

Rick Ropp on the "Reel Addiction" caught some nice size blueline tilefish while deep dropping near the Rockpile.

7:30 PM - The scales on the 2nd day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament just closed and here is what we saw:

"Espadon" weighed a 249 lb. bigeye tuna to take over 1st place in the Heaviest Fish Division.

"Crabby" weighed an 87 lb. bluefin.

"Second Chance" weighed a 104 lb. bluefin.

"Evil Eye" weighed 2 yellowfins (52 & 70 lbs.)

"Playmate" weighed a 76 lb. yellowfin.

Jenn Pastorius on the "Jenny Poo" weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin to take over 1st place in the Lady Angler Division.

"Fin-Ness" weighed a 92 lb. bluefin.

Todd Martinek caught an 83 lb. bluefin tuna while fishing southwest of the Hot Dog on the "My Cin". Todd said that he counted 73 boats within eyesight.


FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Today is the first day of the 2014 Ocean City Tuna Tournament. This year they have 80 boats registered, down slightly from the 85 that fished in the tournament last year. It should be a good one with the possibility of someone winning over $25,000 for the first place dolphin this year since last years prize money was carried over. Weigh-ins are from 4pm to 7:30pm.

6:07 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bluefins are snapping again today between the Hambone and the Hot Dog.

6:49 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they all ready have their 3 keeper bluefins. Bites are coming on their way backs… ballyhoo and sea witches.

8:16 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite dropped off quickly. Starting to look around.

Frank Zeccola on the "Fluke U" had his limit of flounder by 8:00 AM. Water must be cleaning up.

Last night, Bill Klinedinst caught a 26-inch, 14 lb. 4 oz. sheepshead while fishing off the North Jetty. He caught it on a bucktail tipped with a worm.

9:49 AM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" reported that so far they are catching small flounder. Water is very clean!!

11:00 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite is still very slow around the Hog Dog. He still is seeing good marks of bait.

7:30 PM - The scales have closed on the 1st day of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament. There were 65 boats fishing today and here is what we saw:

"Myra HT" weighed a 49 lb. bluefin and a 48 lb. yellowfin.

"Dawg Haus" weighed a 71 lb. bluefin and a 47 lb. bluefin for a total stringer of 118 lbs. They sit in 1st place in Single Heaviest Tuna.

"Jackel" weighed a 47 lb. yellowfin and a 45 lb. yellowfin.

"DA Sea" weighed a 58 lb. yellowfin.

"Keep Er Wet" weighed a 61 lb. yellowfin and a 68 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Intents" weighed a 66 lb. yellowfin.

"Wrecker" weighed a 62 lb. yellowfin and a 69 lb. yellowfin

"Restless Lady" weighed 3 yellowfins for a total of 173 lbs. (2nd place) Heaviest weighed 67 lbs.

"Instigator" weighed 3 yellowfins for a total of 179 lbs. (1st place). Heaviest weighed 70 lbs. (2nd Place)

"Sea Hunt" weighed a 51 lb. yellowfin.

"Marli" weighed 2 yellowfins totaling 104 lbs. Heaviest weighed 54 lbs.

Overall, it was a horribly slow day in the Washington Canyon, where it seems most boats went in search of bigeyes.

Outside of the tournament:

"Evidently" weighed a 44 lb. wahoo.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Yellowfin" caught 3 bluefins, 3 dolphin and a king mackerel at the Hambone. Heaviest bluefin weighed 61 lbs.

Preston and Debbie Walls caught 6 flounder in the East Channel. All on live bunker.

"Playin Catch" had an 11 lb. dolphin and a 22 lb. yellowfin tuna between the Hambone and the Hot Dog. Water temp was 73.5 degrees.


THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

6:55 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" is back on the water and reported in this morning. He is between the Hot Dog and the Hambone and said that they are off to a great start catching bluefins inshore. They even boated a nice yellowfin. The seas are 2-4 with green water at 74.5-degrees. Handful of boats are in the area and everyone looks to be hooked up.

8:03 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a steady pick on bluefins. Bites are on the spreader bars and long rigger ballyhoo.

9:14 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are still picking at bluefin tuna between the Hot Dog and the Hambone. They have their 2 fish between 27" and 47" and 1 fish between 47" and 73". A few yellowfins have been caught as well.

11:29 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there is still good fishing between the Hambone and Hot Dog in 150' of water. Seas have flattened right down and it has turned out to be a beautiful day.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" returned with 3 bluefins and 2 yellowfins from between the Hambone and the Hot Dog.

1:27 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" called in to report that they are heading home. Great day between the Hambone and the Hot Dog. A lot of boats have their "over" and "under" bluefins and some nice yellowfins.

3:30 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" returned with 3 bluefin tuna and 2 yellowfins from between the Hot Dog and the Hambone. Capt. John reported nice conditions and they released at least 20 other bluefins during the trip.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 8 nice yellowfins and a small dolphin from the Washington Canyon.

"Muff Diver" had a pair of nice yellowfins, a 100 lb. mako and a barracuda in the Washington. They also missed a white marlin and a wahoo. Fish were caught in 150 fathoms in 76-degree water.

5:30 PM - Charter boat, "Marli" had 13 nice size yellowfins in the Washington Canyon caught on the greenstick, trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" went to the Old Grounds and ended up with 9 flounder, 14 triggerfish and 38 sea bass. All were caught on Gulp! and squid.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

Windy day today kept everyone at the dock. A few folks were in the bay, where the water got progressively cleaner throughout the day.


TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

Sporty sea conditions today.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with a mix of sea bass and flounder. Largest flounder measured 20 1/2-inches. Largest sea bass weighed 2 lbs. 6 oz.


MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

5:00 PM - Headboat "Flounder Pounder" had 5 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. All caught in the East and West Channels on Gulp!, shiners and squid. Largest measured 19-inches.


SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014

11:00 AM - "Skattebol" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon where they boated 2 bigeye tuna, weighing 128 and 155 lbs.

"Blue Runner" took an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon and had a 185 lb. bigeye and a mako shark. They also released another mako, a hammerhead, a blue shark and white marlin during the trip.

Christopher and Dylan Barrett stopped by the office to have their picture taken with 3 flounder caught while fishing off the 3rd Street Bulkhead. Their 2 largest measured 18 and 23-inches and were caught on 5-inch Gulp! Swimming Mullets.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 7 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. All caught in the East Channel near Bird Island. Largest measured 22.5-inches.

The Marlin Club Canyon Kick-off was today. Weather turned it into a 1-day shootout. Here is what we saw:

"Jenny Poo" won the Tuna Division with a 267.2 lb. bigeye tuna caught in the Washington Canyon. They also weighed a 47.6 lb. yellowfin.

"Proud Papa" tied for 1st place in the Dolphin Division with an 18 lb. pounder.

"No Quarter" weighed a 163.8 lb. bigeye, caught on a ballyhoo in 100 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

"Hatt Trick" weighed a 16 lb. dolphin caught at the 461 Lump.

"Billfisher" tied for 1st place in the Dolphin Division with an 18 pounder caught in 74-degree water in the Baltimore. They also weighed a 16.6 lb. dolphin and released 3 white marlin to win the Billfish Release Division.

"A Salt Weapon" weighed a 12.8 lb. dolphin caught in 73-degree water in the Poor Man's.

"Absolut Pleasure" weighed a 158.4 lb. bigeye and a 51 lb. yellowfin from the Washington.

"Canyon Hunter" recorded 2 white marlin releases and weighed a 15.2 lb. dolphin from the Norfolk.

"Dillagaf" weighed a 17 lb. dolphin and recorded a white marlin release.

"Last Call" weighed 2 dolphin (11.2 & 12.6) and recorded a white marlin release from around the Rockpile.

"Dawg Haus" weighed a pair of yellowfins (44.8 & 52.8).

"Grande Pez" had a white marlin release in the Norfolk.

"Slaughterhouse" weighed a 45.4 lb. yellowfin.

"First Light" recorded a white marlin release in the Wilmington Canyon.

Outside the tournament…

"My Cin" had a 70 lb. wahoo caught on a nake bally around the 461 Lump.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 12 yellowfin tuna in the Washington.

Up in Delaware, Butch Emmert caught a 56.9 lb. dolphin to set a pending DE State Record. Butch caught the mahi on the "Elizabeth Jane" in 60 fathoms at the tip of the Baltimore Canyon on a skirted ballyhoo. Congratulations, Butch!!!


SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014

Beautiful day onshore. Ocean probably still snotty. Offshore forecast called for seas at 6-11 feet subsiding to 4-6 late. Tomorrow more promising at 2-4.

Nobody fished in the Canyon Kick-off today. Turns into a 1-day shootout tomorrow.

5:05 PM - Capt. Monty Hawkins just called in to report a good day of sea bass fishing with a few flounder thrown in. Largest sea bass was around 19-inches and the biggest flounder measured 20-inches. Capt. Monty said that at this time you would never know a hurricane had any impact on our waters off the coast. The seas are BEAUTIFUL setting the stage for a big day tomorrow.


FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

Happy July 4th! All quiet… Hurricane Arthur rolled through this morning. Not much to report… just a lot of rain. Cleared up nice. Breezy. Seas still rough… bay water dirty.


THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

*** Due to the rough conditions expected from Hurricane Arthur, the format of the Canyon Kick-off has been changed to a fish 1 of 2 days, either Saturday or Sunday. Anglers can register up to 3pm on Friday, July 4th. ***

The charter boat, "ThrillseekerII" fished from 8-1 and caught 18 flounder and 6 croaker in the East Channel. Largest flounder measured 24-inches.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014

Charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had a 30", 10 lb. striper and 5 bluefish, the heaviest weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz. All were caught on live spot by the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "Ivy Sea" had 2 bluefish by the Rt. 50 Bridge during their morning trip.

2:00 PM - Tyler Green caught a 10 lb. 6 oz. sheepshead at the South Jetty on live bunker.

*** Due to the rough conditions expected from Hurricane Arthur, the format of the Canyon Kick-off has been changed to a fish 1 of 2 days, either Saturday or Sunday. Anglers can register up to 3pm on Friday, July 4th. ***

Charter boat, "Boss Hog" had 4 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 7 yellowfins at the Washington.

Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 11 keeper flounder up to 21-inches. Caught on Gulp! Swimming Mullets in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.


TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

10:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" called in to report that they are shark fishing today. They have a mako in the boat and have released some big tiger sharks. He said that it sounds slow so far in the Washington Canyon. A few small yellowfins have been caught, but no bigeyes. The "Restless Lady" is coming back after an overnight trip with 3 bigeyes in the box.

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon with 3 bigeye tuna (147, 168 & 196 lbs.), 3 yellowfins, 1 mahi and a 158 lb. mako. Two of the bigeyes and 2 of the yellowfins were caught on the greenstick.

Charter boat, "All In" had an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon and caught a 182 lb. bigeye, a 226 lb. mako, 2 yellowfin and 2 mahi. They also released 2 white marlin and 3 makos. All the action was in 100-200 fathoms with the bigeye bite coming right before dark.

Charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had a 29-inch striped bass and a chopper bluefish, both caught on live spot around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had a good catch of sea bass, some flounder and even a few mahi while fishing on natural bottom. Largest sea bass was 19-inches and weighed 2 lbs. 10 oz.

Preston and Debbie Walls caught 7 flounder in the East Channel on minnows. Four were caught north of the Rt. 50 Bridge and three were caught south of the bridge.

"Fish Whistle" took an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon and had 3 bigeyes. Fish weighed 182, 201 & 253 lbs.

Head boat, "Angler" reported a good day for flounder fishing in the ocean. Some anglers had their limit with fish weighing up to 6 lbs. 8 oz., caught on cut bait at a natural reef.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" went to the Washington and came back with 1 bigeye tuna and 7 yellowfins, all caught on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Marli" had a bigeye and 8 yellowfins in 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon. The bigeye and half the yellowfins were caught on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars while the other half of the yellowfins were hooked on the greenstick.


MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Hailey Verdi caught a pair of flounder on minnows in the East Channel. Fish measured 19 1/2 and 22 1/2-inches.

Piper Rummage landed a 5 1/2 lb. flounder in the hole just off the end of the Commercial Pier. She hooked it on a chartreuse Gulp! Swimming Mullet.

4:15 PM - Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 9 yellowfins in 100 fathoms in the Washington Canyon. Seven of the fish were caught on the greenstick. Two on ballyhoo.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

6:55 PM - John Schaar was fishing on the "Odinspear" when he caught a 131 lb. wahoo to set a new Maryland state record, beating the old record of 111 lbs. set in 2003. The fish was caught on a skirted ballyhoo in 60 fathoms outside the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with a 151 lb. bigeye tuna caught on a greenstick in 200 fathoms of the Washington Canyon. They also had 4 yellowfins and a white marlin release.


SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

8:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that things are very slow in the Washington Canyon. Very few bites of any kind.

10:02 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that it is a very slow day in the Washington Canyon. There is very little action.

12:30 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that offshore fishing is pretty poor today. Not many bites on anything. He said that it sounds like there might be some action inside 30 fathoms.

1:30 PM - Jacob Cockman just landed the largest flounder of the year, a 9 lb. 8 oz. doormat that measured 29-inches. He caught the fish in the OC Inlet.

Abby Krug, Mary Grace Marts and Amy Marts caught 4 flounder on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets in the bay behind Assateague near the duck blinds.

Adrianna Palmisano caught a 21-inch flounder in the OC Inlet.

David Steen, Jerry Shockley and Allen Baker caught 12 flounder just outside Russell's Reef on shiners, minnows and cut bluefish. Largest was 4.4 lbs.

Phillip Meredith and Jame Culp had a pair of dolphin and a 17-inch flounder at the African Queen.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix" had a 66.5 lb. wahoo and 3 dolphin at the Hot Dog.

"Reel Escape" had a 106.6 lb. bluefin tuna, just south of the Tea Cup. They also had 2 yellowfins.

The largest flounder caught so far this year came in from Danny Cox who was fishing on the "Fish Whisperer". Danny's flounder measured 30-inches and weighed 10 lbs. 6 oz. It was caught at Site #10 on a strip of squid and spot.

6:00 PM - It was a slow day in the canyons. A few yellowfins were caught

Charter boat, "No Quarter" returned with a 211 lb. bigeye from 200 fathoms in the Washington.

"Grande Pez" had a 110 lb. bluefin and a white marlin release at the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released a white marlin and boxed 4 dolphin at the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 2 yellowfins in the Washington.

"Blue Runner" called in to report that they had a blue marlin release (600-700 lbs.) in the Washington Canyon.


SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014

8:46 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are in the Washington Canyon and have had a few yellowfin bites. No bigeyes have been reported, yet. Seas are rough!!!

9:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow pick on yellowfin tuna. Fleet is spreading out and the seas are rough!

11:30 AM - Headboat, "Happy Hooker" returned with 5 keeper flounder from the East Channel behind Harbour Island.

12:16 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a couple of bigeyes have been caught in the Washington Canyon but very few yellowfins.

John Henry boated a couple of cobia at Little Gull Shoal. Both beat the current MD state record of 72 lbs. Johns fish weighed 74.16 lbs. and 75 lbs.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with sea bass caught on clams and squid at an ocean wreck.

Bow fisherman on the "Dusk to Dawn" arrowed a 96 lb. stingray by the Rt. 90 Bridge.

The first day of the Indian River Kid's Tournament was held today at the Indian River Marina. Saw a lot of .4 lb. croaker, some spot and flounder, mainly caught in the Indian River Inlet. A few boats intended to head offshore today, but turned around. Tomorrow should be an active day at the scales.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" boated a bigeye tuna in the Washington Canyon.

Overall, tuna fishing was really slow today. Sounds like only a couple of bigeyes were caught and the vast majority of boats struggled. Best shot of water is to the north and too far for most.

Flounder bite this morning was very good. Bluefish action, with stripers mixed in, is good around the Rt. 50 Bridge.


FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

By popular demand, Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" IS BACK with the on the water reports that Coastal Fisherman readers love!!

Today, he reported in that a few bigeyes have been caught in the Washington Canyon, but otherwise the tuna bite is very slow. Capt. John said that bigeyes have been biting in the early AM and again late in the afternoon. Dolphin and white marlin are scattered.

1:30 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a few dolphin and yellowfins in the box from the Baltimore Canyon. Seems like it was slow up and down the line. A few bigeyes were caught in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 8 keeper flounder today from the Middle and East Channels and in the West Channel in front of Martha's Landing. They had some really nice, fat fish. Two largest fish measured 22


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