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9.1.14 12:54 pm

by Larry Jock

***All of the pictures taken at the White Marlin Open are posted in our Photo Gallery. ***

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014

In the Ocean City Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament:

The "Jezebel" weighed 3 dolphin caught outside the Hot Dog. Heaviest weighed 28.8 lbs., good enough for 3rd place.

"Four Play" weighed a 21 lb. dolphin and had a white marlin release from outside the Hot Dog.

"Fin-ness" released 3 white marlin, a blue marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Washington. Heaviest dolphin weighed 31.4 lbs. and won 1st place in the Dolphin Division. Their billfish releases earned them 3rd place in the Billfish Division.

Outside the tournament:

"DA Sea" released 8 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Billfisher" released 10 white marlin in the Washington Canyon.

"Osprey" released 9 white marlin in the Washington.

"Rehab" released a white marlin in the Washington.

"Poore Sport" released 6 white marlin in the Washington.

"White Lightening" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Marli" released 3 white marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Joy" released 8 white marlin in the Washington.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014

"Skattebol" returned from an overnight trip to 200 fathoms in the Washington Canyon with their 8th bigeye tuna of the season. This one weighed 173 lbs. They also had a white marlin release.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned from an overnight trip to the Washington where they had 18 white marlin released (12 Friday, 6 Saturday) and 3 bigeyes (161, 170 & 175 lbs.)

"Hammy 5" had a pair of wahoo (32 & 33 lbs.), 3 dolphin (largest was 25 lbs.) and a blue marlin release at the Rockpile.

"Boss Hogg" had a load of dolphin wih the heaviest weighing 40 lbs. They also had tilefish and sea bass from the Poor Mans.

"Rhonda's Osprey" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

"Miss Annie" was overnight and released 25 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Washington.

"Reel Chaos" caught 11 dolphin and released 4 white marlin in the Washington.

"Marli" caught 2 yellowfin, 2 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Washington.

"Espadon" released 12 white marlin in the Washington.

"First Light" released 5 white marlin at the Washington.

"Poore Sport" released 6 white marlin at the Washington.


7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the 2nd day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marli Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Black Flag" weighed a 10.6 lb. dolphin caught at the Fingers on trolled ballyhoo.

"Fin Ally" weighed 3 dolphin (7.0, 10.4 & 11.8 lbs.) caught in 40 fathoms inshore of the Poor Man's.

"Zipper" weighed a 19 lb. dolphin caught between the Baltimore and Poor Man's.

"Triple Crown" weighed 2 dolphin (17.4 & 20.6 lbs.) from the Hot Dog.

"Reel Joy" had a 12.2 lb. dolphin and 3 white marlin releases from the Washington.

"Reel Fin Addict" weighed 3 dolphin (8.8, 8.8 & 16.8 lbs.) and had a white marlin release south of the Poor Man's in 70 fathoms.

"Carol's Teakettle" weighed 3 dolphin (20.4, 22.6 & 23.2 lbs.). They also had a nice size wahoo from 50 fathoms in the Washington.

"Dilligaf" weighed 2 dolphin (18.6 & 30.8 lbs.) from the Washington.

"Billfisher" had a great day with 14 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Washington.

"DA Sea" had 13 white marlin releases in the Washington.

"Brenda Lou" released 4 white marlin in the Washington.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

6:11 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported stopping in 50 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon where they have already released 3 white marlin.

Charter boat, "Marli" took an overnight trip and returned this morning with 5 white marlin releases and 45 mahi from the Poor Man's Canyon. They then ventured down to the Rockpile where they caught 3 bigeyes and 5 yellowfins.

Sounds like the marlin bite continued south of the Poor Man's and into the north end of the Washington Canyon. Tuna were caught around the Rockpile.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Labor Day White Marlin Tournament and here is what we saw:

"Nontypical" weighed 2 dolphin (11.8 and 13.2 lbs.). They also had 2 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Sea-N-Red" weighed 2 dolphin (15.2 and 24.8 lbs.). They also had a white marlin release in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Hatt Trick" weighed an 11.6 lb. dolphin from the Poor Man's Canyon.

"DA Sea" had 13 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Billfisher" had 11 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Par Five" had 8 white marlin, south of the Poor Man's.

"Fin-ness" had 7 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release.

"Reel Joy" had 7 white marlin releases.

"Tighten-Up" had 6 white marlin releases.

"Bimini" released 3 white marlin in 70 fathoms in the Poor Man's.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014

Not a pretty day in the canyons today. White marlin were released in the Poor Man's Canyon. Not like yesterday's numbers, but still good days.

Jerry Gray caught a 24.5-inch, 5 lb. 14 oz. flounder in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge on a live minnow.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" found a loose high-flyer in the Poor Man's Canyon and hooked 9 dolphin with the heaviest weighing 41 lbs. Next heaviest weighed 26.5 lbs. They also had 2 white marlin releases. The heaviest dolphin ate a ballyhoo hanging off the outrigger.

"D A Sea" released 8 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Miss Annie" released 6 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Espadon" caught 11 dolphin and released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014

Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 3 keeper size flounder and 15 throwbacks in the Middle Channel this morning.

1:50 PM - "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" had a 25 3/4-inch, 7 lb. 5 oz. flounder, caught on live spot in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Jeff Schmidt caught a 24-inch, 6 lb. 2 oz. flounder off the 3rd Street Bulkhead on a live spot.

Taylor Axe caught a 16-inch flounder and a snapper bluefish off the Bulkhead.

Headboat "Morning Star" returned with a nice catch of flounder from an artificial reef. Largest weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz.

The marlin bite continues to roll along in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 7 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon. They also caught 8 dolphin

Charter boat, "Marli" released 9 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon. They also caught 50 dolphin.

"Miss Annie" released 6 white marlin and caught a yellowfin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"First Light" releaed 8 white marlin and caught a wahoo and 4 dolphin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Blood Money" released 7 white marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Fin-ness" released 7 white marin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

"Rhonda's Osprey" releaed 6 white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Foolish Pleasures" caught 6 yellowfins and a bigeye tuna in the Washington Canyon.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

Charter boat, "Billfisher" had a great day in the Poor Man's Canyon, releasing 12 white marlin and a blue marlin. They also caught 8 mahi.

Charter boat, "Marli" released 2 white marlin and caught 19 dolphin in the Baltimore.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014

Very windy and very rough seas today.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

7:49 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported white marlin being caught in the Poor Man's in 80 fathoms.

8:47 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the marlin bite is good in the Poor Man's (90 fathoms). They just caught 1 out of 2 on a doubleheader and are fighting another single hook-up right now.

9:48 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are catching dolphin in the Poor Man's.

10:58 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the bite has slowed down a little bit in the Poor Man's. They have a handful of white marlin releases and a nice catch of dolphin. Most boats seem to have a few white marlin.

Charter boat "That's Right" caught a few more white marlin on their way home stopping on the 50 fathom line. They ended up with 10 white marlin and 15 dolphin.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a great day with a boat limit of 28 keeper flounder. The largest measured 27-inches. All caught on ocean structure.

9:00 PM - The scale just closed on the final day of The MidAtlantic and it was another exciting day. Here is what we saw:

"Lady Luck" was waiting at the scale with a 586 lb. blue marlin caught in 250 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Playmate" weighed a 361 lb. blue marlin that did not meet the 400 lb. minimum weight requirement.

"Bar South" weighed a 64 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Cash Out" weighed a 24 lb. dolphin from the Baltimore Canyon.

"Fish On" weighed a 65 lb. wahoo caught south of the Washington Canyon.

"Par Five" weighed a 70 lb. white marlin caught in the Baltimore. They also had 3 white marlin releases.

"Grande Pez" weighed a 53 lb. white marlin that did not qualify. Fish was caught in the Poor Man's where they recorded 2 other white marlin releases.

"No Worries" weighed a 69 lb. white marlin caught inside the Washington Canyon. They also had 10 white marlin releases.

"Goin' In Deep" weighed a 596 lb. blue marlin boated after a 5 hour fight in the Wilmington.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

10:12 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow, scattered bite above and below the Baltimore Canyon. Not much action. Only a few bites.

12:25 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that several white marlin have been boated today. He also heard of a blue marlin boated and one is being fought right now. All in the Poor Man's and above the Baltimore.

9:00 PM - The scales on the 4th day of the MidAtlantic Tournament just closed and it was an incredible day at Sunset Marina. We had 59 boats fishing out of Ocean City, MD. Here is what we saw:

The "Why Not" was waiting at the scales with a 847 lb. blue marlin caught by Tony Gay and currently sits in 1st place in the Blue Marlin Division. It also set a new tournament record.

"Odinspear" weighed a 71 lb. white marlin.

"Billfisher" weighed a pair of 80 lb. white marlin and currently sits in 2nd and 3rd place in the White Marlin Division.

"Pipe Dreamer" weighed a 73 lb. white marlin.

"Lights Out" weighed a 74 lb. yellowfin. They also had 5 white marlin releases.

"Cash Out" weighed a 70 lb. white marlin. They also had a 28 lb. wahoo that did not qualify.

"Amarula Sun" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo and sits in 2nd place in the Wahoo Division.

"DA Sea" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin. They also had 6 white marlin releases.

"Absolut Pleasure" weighed a 68 lb. white marlin.

"Jenny Poo" weighed an 18 lb. dolphin.

"Cracker" weighed 3 dolphin (21, 31 & 35 lbs.). They also had 5 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release. Their dolphin sit in 2nd and 3rd place behind the "Restless Lady".

"No Problem" weighed a 73 lb. yellowfin. They also had 2 white marlin releases.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014

Rough seas today.

It was slow at the scales of the MidAtlantic Tournament today. Here is what we saw:

"Irish Twin" caught a 68-inch, 65 lb. white marlin.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

12:00 PM - Windy day today. Big swell right off the beach. Would be surprised if offshore isn't sporty.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 flounder, up to 20-inches, while fishing in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge. All caught on white Gulp! Swimming Mullets during the outgoing tide.

3:00 PM - Headboat, "Morning Star" had a great catch of flounder today on an artificial reef at the Bass Grounds. Largest fish, caught by Shannon Ryan, measured 27 3/4-inches and weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. Caught on squid. Several other fish were over 4 lbs. and 1 weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz.


MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

12:00 PM - The charter boat, "Ivy Sea" was out at the Bass Grounds and ended up with 9 flounder measuring between 17 and 25-inches. All were caught on cut bait.

5:00 PM - The charter boat, "Ivy Sea" took another trip out to the Bass Grounds and had 12 flounder up to 25 1/2-inches. All caught on cut bait.

Headboat, "Bay Bee" had 6 keeper flounder, up to 17 1/2-inches, during their afternoon trip. Fish were caught north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had a 61 lb. wahoo in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a 1/2 day trip in the morning and returned with 14 nice flounder, caught on bucktails with squid strips and Gulp!.

9:00 PM - The scales just closed on the 1st day of the 5-day MidAtlantic Tournament at Sunset Marina. This year, 127 boats are registered with 68 out of Ocean City, MD and 59 out of Cape May, NJ.

Here is what we saw:

"Goin' In Deep" weighed a 107 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Billfisher" had 8 white marlin releases.

"Absolut Pleasure" had 5 white marlin releases.

"Marli" had 6 white marlin releases.

"Fish On" weighed a 19 lb. dolphin and a 58 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Playmate" weighed a 55 lb. yellowfin.

"Moore Bills" weighed a 53 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Fishizzle" weighed a 14 lb. dolphin.

"Restless Lady" weighed a 43 lb. dolphin.

"Blew Bayou" weighed a 36 lb. dolphin.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

7:23 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are in the Baltimore Canyon and just released a blue marlin.

11:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just caught 2 out of 4 whites on a turn in the Baltimore Canyon. They have had a few dolphin bites mixed in.

12:42 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are catching some nice gaffer dolphin on the troll in the Baltimore Canyon.

1:52 PM - "Marli just caught a double header of white marlin.

2:00 PM - The Poor Girl's Tournament just donated $65,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Swagger" had 8 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014

The Baltimore Canyon should be loaded with boats today looking for white marlin. Forecast calls for flat sea.

There are raffle tickets available at Bahia Marina for a Malibu II kayak. Only 250 tickets are being sold for $20 a piece, so your odds are pretty good. The drawing will be held at the Poor Girl's Tournament banquet tomorrow at the Ocean City Marlin Club. To purchase a raffle ticket, just stop by Bahia Marina. All proceeds go towards breast cancer research.

9:10 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow start in the Baltimore Canyon this morning. They jumped off 1 white marlin. He said that the "Restless Lady" has 2 releases. No tuna bites.

1:54 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a slow bite today in the Baltimore Canyon. They had 2 white marlin releases. A few boats had 4 or 5 white marlin releases. He hadn't heard of any tuna caught in the Baltimore today.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" returned with 11 flounder from the Bass Grounds, all caught on cut flounder belly.

Charter boat, "Marli" released a white marlin in the Poorman's.

"Brenda Lou" caught 2 dolphin and released a white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the final day of the 2014 Poor Girl's Open. Today, 51 boats fished and here is what we saw:

"Virginia" weighed 3 dolphin (10.1, 11.4 & 16.1 lbs.) caught at the Jackspot.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 71.6 lb. yellowfin and had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Chaos" weighed a 6.6 lb. dolphin and had 4 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Reel Toy" had 5 dolphin with the 2 largest weighing 19.2 and 34.7 lbs. They also had 2 white marlin releases. All in the Poor Man's.

"Give It Away" had 5 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.

"Let It Ride" had 3 white marlin releases and a 38.2 lb. yellowfin in the Norfolk.

"Why Not" had 3 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release in the Poor Man's.

"Tuna Box" had 2 dolphin… the heaviest weighed 20.9 lbs from outside the Hot Dog.

"Moore Bills" had 5 white marlin releases.

"DA Sea" had 3 white marlin releases in the Baltimore.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

8:26 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that anglers are hooking white marlin in the Baltimore this morning. Most boats have had a bite or two.

10:00 AM - Just took a picture of the 249 lb. bigeye tuna caught on the charter boat, "Game On" with Capt. Jon Yost. The bigeye was hooked at 8:15 last night and boated at 9:40 PM. They were fishing in the Baltimore and after lines were out of the water for the Poor Girl's, they decided to run to the Bigeye Hole. Good move!

12:09 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that fishing is slow. A few whites were hooked in the Baltimore and there were some yellowfin bites in the Washington, but not much to report right now.

5:00 PM - Charter boat, "Fish Bound" had a great day with 28 flounder, 13 triggerfish and a couple of sea bass caught 10 miles off the beach.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" caught a swordfish, 5 yellowfin, a dolphin, a mako shark and released a white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" had 4 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Bar South" released 3 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 5 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip. Largest was 24-inches and weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. All caught on white Gulp! in the East Channel.

"Jezebel" returned with 16 goldend tilefish and 3 blueline tilefish from the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "That's Right" released 3 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

7:30 PM - The scales at the Poor Girl's Open just closed. Today, 30 boats fished. Here is what we saw:

"Sushi" weighed 2 wahoo (49.1 & 53.5 lbs.) but there isn't a wahoo division in the tournament.

"No Limits" weighed 3 dolphin (14.5, 17.0 & 17.4 lbs.)

"Marli" had 2 white marlin releases and 5 dolphin. Three heaviest mahi weighed 15.5, 23.3 and 25.2 lbs.

"Turn Me Loose" had 3 white marlin releases and a 29.8 lb. dolphin.

"No Worries" weighed a 17.1 lb. dolphin.

"Tighten Up" had 8 white marlin releases.

"Fin-Ness" had 6 white marlin releases.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014

Rough seas today.

The headboat, "Angler" reported choppy seas but good flounder fishing on offshore structure with fish up to 4 lbs.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 3 dolphin and released 2 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

7:30 PM - The scales on the 1st day of the 21st Annual Poor Girl's Open just closed with 96 boats registered. Today, 15 boats fished. Here is what we saw:

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed 3 dolphin (8.6, 11.6, 13.8 lbs.) and had 2 white marlin releases.

"Reel Direct" weighed a 12.3 lb. dolphin. They also had a 32.6 lb. wahoo, but there isn't a wahoo division in the tournament.

"Moore Bills" arrived with 2 white marlin releases and 2 dolphin (4.8 & 7.5 lbs.)

"Poor Party" had 3 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release.

"Pumpin Hard" had 5 white marlin releases.

"No Worries" weighed a 15.1 lb. dolphin.

"Foolish Pleasures" weighed a 63.2 lb. yellowfin.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014

Charlotte Campbell caught a 25-inch, 6 lb. 11 oz. flounder on a live minnow, just south of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 2 bigeye tuna and a yellowfin while trolling in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat "Billfisher caught 10 dolphin and released 2 white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.

Cahrter boat, "No Quarter" released 2 whites and caught 9 dolphin in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Espadon" caught 4 dolphin in the Wilmington.

"D A Sea" released 7 white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.


MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014

5:45 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they had a slow pick of yellowfins all night during their overnight trip between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons.

6:44 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a better pick on yellowfins wth a few big ones mixed in.

Skip Courtney reported that he fished the Twin Wrecks and caught a pair of dolphin and a load of false albacore tuna. He had multiple hook-ups… multiple times. Seas were definitely worse than over the weekend.

Ryan Aument caught a 25-inch, 6 lb. flounder in the bay behind the OC Airport. Used a minnow and pink Gulp!

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with 10 yellowfins after chunking in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had 5 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.

"Tighten Up" released 6 white marlin and caught 6 yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat, "No Quarter" had 2 yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 10 yellowfins in the Washington Canyon.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014

10:45 AM - Capt. Tucker Colquhoun on the "Boss Hogg" just called in to report flat calm conditions in the Washington Canyon and they already have 10 nice size yellowfins in the box.

Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a good marlin and tuna bite in the Wilmington Canyon and some yellowfins are being caught in the Washington Canyon as well.

Charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had 5 keeper flounder in the Middle and East Channels… all on Gulp! and bunker.

"Turn Me Loose" had a wahoo (around 40 lbs.) and some dolphin at the Fingers. Water temp was 78-degrees.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" returned from the Wilmington Canyon with 10 yellowfins caught on the chunk. Water temp was 78.5-degrees.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had Capt. Tucker Colquhoun at the wheel and returned with 10 yellowfin tuna caught on the chunk… along with a good catch of sea bass, blueline tilefish and a couple of dolphin… all from the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 7 yellowfins while chunking in 750 fathoms in the Wilmington.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" released 7 white marlin and 1 blue marlin in the Wilmington.

"Grande Pez" caught 3 dolphin and released 3 whites at the Poor Mans.

I also heard an early, 3rd hand report that the charter boat, "Restless Lady" had a good catch of yellowfin and released a blue marlin in the Washington.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014

On the headboat, "Angler", Capt. Chris Mizurak reported outstanding flounder fishing with several limits of 4 fish per angler. Chris said they had fish up to 6 lbs. 8 oz. They also landed a 15 lb. mahi.

Richard Spilman and Chris Varacco caught 2 cobia and a dolphin at Russell's Reef.

"Last One" returned with 2 dolphin from the 3rd Lump where Capt. Dave Williams found 78.6-degree water. Largest dolphin weighed 19 lbs.

Gene Mazzilli caught a 26-inch flounder on a strip of bluefish at an ocean wreck.

Jeff Schmidt caught a 20 1/2-inch flounder off the 2nd St. Bulkhead.

John Frank caught a 21 1/2-inch flounder in the bay behind Frontier Town.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014

Looks like there are around 148 boats fishing today in the White Marlin Open.

On the headboat, "Angler" Capt. Chris Mizurak reported slow sea bass fishing but decent flounder fishing, with flatties up to 6 lbs. Fish were caught on flounder belly.

On the headboat, "Fish Bound", Capt. Kane Bounds reported a good moring trip on an ocean wreck with 16 flounder in the box along with a dozen sea bass. Flounder weighed up to 5.5 lbs. and the largest sea bass weighed 4 lbs.

Croix Souders caught an 8 lb. dolphin and a false albacore tuna at the 1st Lump. He was fishing on the "Islander".


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

It looks like there will be around 120 boats fishing in the White Marlin Open today.

1:45 PM - The headboat, "Angler" reported a good day fishing with a mixture of flounder and sea bass. Flounder weighed up to 4 lbs. 8 oz. and sea bass were up to 5 lbs.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with their limit of 24 flounders, 12 sea bass, and a dolphin while fishing at the Jackspot. The fish were caught on squid and Gulp!.

9:30 PM - It was a slow day at the scale of the White Marlin Open. Out of the 288 boats in the tournament, only 63 boats fished today. Here's what we saw:

"Iceman" weighed a 66 lb. wahoo.

"Team Eastbound" weighed a 155 lb. bigeye.

"Dream Time" eighed a 26.5 lb. dolphin.

"Judge" weighed a 29.5 lb. dolphin.

"Bar South" weighed a 67.5-inch, 67 lb. white marlin that came up short of the 70 lb. minimum.

"Jeannie D" weighed a 19.5 lb. dolphin that didn't hit the 20 lb. minimum.


MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014

Anglers on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 24 flounder, 51 triggerfish, 12 sea bass and a tog, all caught south of the African Queen on bucktails tipped with squid.

The first day of the White Marlin Open was today. With 263 boats fishing, we expected a very busy day. Action was steady at the scales. Here is what we saw:

"Plastered" weighed a 115-inch, 454 1/2 lb. blue marlin that didn't qualify.

"Liquid Fire" weighed a 29 1/2 lb. dolphin that didn't qualify. Had to be 20 lbs.

"Jackal"weighed a 76 1/2 lb. yellowfin.

"Burn n Bills" weighed a 170 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 182 lb. bigeye.

"Viking 62" weihged a 21 1/2 lb. dolphin.

"Generation" weighed a 67 1/2-inch, 52 1/2 lb. white marlin that did not qualify.

"Super Crew" weighed a 60 lb. yellowfin.

"Coverage" weighed a 67 1/2-inch white marlin that weighed 56 1/2 lbs., so it did not qualify.

"Constant Threat" weighed a 62-inch , 183 1/2 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Pez Machine" weighed a pair of bigeyes weighing 178 and 180 lbs.

"NatiBoht" weighed a 21 1/2 lb. dolphin.

"Mighty Maze" weighed a 21 lb. dolphin.

"Second Chance" weighed a 59 1/2 lb. yellowfin.

"Edge Ryder II" weighed a 156 lb. mako.

"Seakeeper" weighed a 164 1/2 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Incorrigible" weighed a 152 lb. bigeye.

Outside of the tournament:

"Overboard" had a 57 lb. yellowfin, 1 sea bassa nd 3 dolphin.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014

Not a very nice day today in OC. Rough seas, but a good time to get ready for the start of the White Marlin Open tomorrow. Looks like they are up over 20 boats from last year with 288 boats registered.

It looks like the tiger shark that was cruising around the bay behind Ocean City has left and is now off Atlantic City, NJ.

Headboat, "Happy Hooker" returned from their afternoon trip with a trio of 17 to 17 1/4-inch flounder.

1:22 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported good flounder fishing today with fish caught up to 4 lbs. 12 oz. They also had sea bass up to 5 lbs. 4 oz.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014

Sounds like most offshore boats turned around. One angler told me that the seas were like a washing machine.

It also sounds like a lot of people are looking for the tiger shark that supposedly is in the bay behind Ocean City. This shark was part of the tagging program done Ocearch.org. Hopefully, we will get a sighting today.

It was rough on the seas today and the vast majority of boats turned around.

In the Ocean City Marlin Club Ladies Tournament:

Charter boat, "Last Call" weighed a pair of dolphin (14.8 and 17.0 lbs.) caught at the Twin Wrecks.

Charter boat, "Marli" weighed a 56.4 lb. yellowfin caught in the Washington.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014

Today is the 1st day of the Ocean City Marlin Club Ladies Tournament. Good luck to all the anglers!

8:24 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are off to a slow start on tuna. They are checking floating gear for dolphin and are hooking up to quite a few.

11:40 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that not much is going on with tuna. Slow pick at best inshore of the Washington Canyon. He is hearing of some white marlin being hooked in the Poor Man's Canyon.

1:38 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that the troll and chunk bite are both sort of slow inshore of the Washington Canyon.

4:00 PM - Charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with another great catch of flounder, this time after only a 3-hour trip to Kelly's Reef. Anglers had 9 keepers up to 6 lbs. Caught on squid.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a "ferocious" flounder bite with almost a boat limit. Some anglers hooked double-digit keeper sized flatties.

Dave Konick lost a 30 lb. mahi at the boat and caught a bailer just south of the Jackspot.

"Blackjack" had a white marlin release in the Baltimore Canyon where Capt. Eric found 77-degree water in 65 fathoms.

7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the 1st day of the Ocean City Marlin Club Ladie's Tournament with 29 boats competing. Today, 18 boats headed out and here is what we saw:

"Jezebel" weighed a 51.2 lb. yellowfin caught on a skirted ballyhoo in 55 fathoms, outside the Marine Electric.

"White Lightning" weighed 2 dolphin (caught 5) (11.2 & 16.8 lbs) and had a white marlin release in 60 fathoms, north of the Washington Canyon.

"Grande Pez" went 1 for 6 on white marlin and weighed 2 yellowfins (57.2 & 63.8 lbs.) from 60 fathoms near the Rockpile.

"Brenda Lou" had 3 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release between the Wilmington and Baltimore Canyons.

"Knot Again" weighed a big 49.6 lb. dolphin in addition to an 18.4 pounder. They also had 2 longfins (31.2 & 32.4 lbs.) and released a spearfish. All the fish were caught in the Baltimore.

"Slaughter House" weighed a 62.8 lb. yellowfin and 2 dolphin caught near the Rockpile.

"Sea Slammer" recorded 5 white marlin releases in the Norfolk Canyon.

"Espadon" had a white marlin release.

"Jenny Poo" recorded 4 white marlin releases.


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

Charter boat, "Restless Lady" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington Canyon with 2 bigeye tuna (152 & 199 lbs.), 3 yellowfins and a white marlin release.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 12 yellowfin tuna on the chunk in the Washington Canyon.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with a good catch of flounder, some sea bass and even a dolphin. The flounder and sea bass were caught on an artificial reef. The dolphin was caught on the troll when heading to a new site.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" caught 12 yellowfins while chunking in the Washington Canyon. They also released a white marlin.

"Jezebel" went to the Baltimore Canyon and caught 24 bailer dolphin, a blueline tilefish and a golden tilefish.

"Muff Diver" released 4 white marlin and caught 7 gaffer dolphin at the Hot Dog.

Anglers on the headboat, "Angler" had a good day fishing for sea bass and flounder. Flounder weighed up to 4 lbs. 8 oz. and the heaviest sea bass weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught a longfin and released 2 white marlin in the Wilmington Canyon.

John Scherr hooked a 30 lb. mahi at the Bass Grounds while flounder fishing.

Charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with 20 flounder, up to 5 lbs. 13 oz. The fish were caught on Gulp! and squid at an artificial reef.

"Virginia" had a white marlin release, 19 dolphin and a wahoo in the Poor Man's.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

9:00 AM - Capt. Tucker Colquhoun on the charter boat, "Boss Hogg" called in to report that tuna fishing was slow in the Washington


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