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6.15.19 7:21 pm

FISHING REPORT

by Larry Jock 






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SATURDAY, June 15, 2019



Should be a lot of boats on the water today with bad weather forecasted for the next several days.




10:29 AM - The "Primary Search" just reported in that they are on an overnight trip in the Washington Canyon where they so far have released 14 makos and have 11 yellowfins in the box.  They also released 20 other yellowfins.




10:39 AM - Capt. Anthony Matarese, Sr. on the charter boat, "Reel Chaos" reported that they have 16 yellowfin tuna in the box and have released a white marlin.  All in the Washington Canyon where water temp is 70-degrees.




12:18 PM - The charter boat, "Moore Bills" is heading in with 21 yellowfins in the box after trolling this morning in the Washington Canyon.




1:59 PM - The wind is really howling so boats are heading in early from the canyons.  Plus, most are loaded up with yellowfins.



Charter boat, "Fish On" had 15 yellowfins.  Caught below the Washington.



Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 18 yellowfins in 400 fathoms below the Washington Canyon.



"Gret's Three J's" had 14 yellowfins in 100 fathoms at the southern end of the Washington Canyon.



"Hammer Down"  returned with a 170 lb. mako shark, 10 yellowfins and 9 mahi, all from 500 fathoms below the Washington.  Water temp was 68-72 degrees.



Big Bird Cropper and Dave Leizear caught 4 flounder, all between 17 and 18 inches, while drifting white Gulp by the Rt. 50 Bridge.



Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had an incredible day, returning with 27 yellowfin tuna and a white marlin release.  All from below the Washington Canyon.



"Leslie Ann" caught 13 yellowfins and 4 mahi below the Washington Canyon.



Katie Thatcher, Nate Gregory and Heath Husky caught a pair of keeper flounder while trolling Gulps in the Thorofare.  Fish measured 17 and 19 1/2-inches.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" caught and released 2 blacktip sharks and a spinner shark at the Fingers.  Used bluefish for bait.



"Rippin Lips" caught 18 yellowfins and released another 12 in the Norfolk Canyon today.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a tough early day sea bass bite but it improved as the day progressed.  Some anglers got into the double-digits.  Largest measured 18 1/2-inches.





** Anglers on the "Pumpin Hard" caught 2 mahi, 8 yellowfins and THE FIRST BLUE MARLIN OF THE SEASON!  The blue marlin was estimated at 500 lbs. and was caught in 200 fathoms below the Washington.




6:31 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament.  This year there are 30 boats entered in the event and 29 are fishing today.  It was a very exciting weigh-in and probably the busiest we have ever seen.  Out of the 29 boats that fished today, we saw 23 come to the scale!



There is a 30 lb. minimum qualifying weight for yellowfins and 10 lbs. for dolphin.



"Get Bent" caught 9 yellowfins  and a dolphin below the Washington.  Their qualifying yellowfin weighed 36.8 lbs.



"Ready or Not" caught 6 sea bass at the Twin Wrecks.  They weighed 2.8, 2.8 and 3.2 lbs.



"Carol's Teakettle" caught 9 yellowfins and a 9.6 lb. dolphin.  All at the Triple 0's.  Their 3 heaviest weighed 37.6, 42.8 and 48.0 lbs.



"Canyon Hunter" caught 4 yellowfins below the Washington.  Their lone qualifying yellowfin weighed 48.6 lbs.



"Big Daddy" caught 2 yellowfins and an 11.2 lb. mahi.  Their heaviest yellowfin weighed 29.2 lbs.



"Little Buddy" caught 3 yellowfins.  Their 2 qualifying fish weighed 50.0 and 51.4 lbs.



"Hot Flounder" went to Fenwick Shoal and returned with 3 bluefish weighing .8, 1.0 and 1.6 lbs.



"Black Magic" was below the Washington and returned with a 14.0 lb. mahi and 7 yellowfins.  Their 2 qualifying yellowfins weighed 30.6 and 32.6 lbs.



"Sea Salt" caught 5 yellowfins in 400 fathoms in the Washington.  Their 3 heaviest weighed 35.2, 35.4 and 55.2 lbs.



"Reel Pleasure" was in the Poor Man's and caught 3 dolphin and 11 yellowfins.  The dolphin weighed 10 lbs. and their 2 qualifying yellowfins weighed 38.4 and 39.2 lbs.



"Black Dog" weighed a 27.6 lb. yellowfin.



"Reel Moore" caught 4 yellowfins outside the 461 Lump.  Their heaviest weighed 29.6 lbs.



"Last One Too" caught 2 yellowfins.  Their qualifying fish weighed 31.8 lbs.



"Loose Knot" caught 8 yellowfins south of the Washington.  Their qualifying fish weighed 35 lbs.



"Offshore Hooker" caught 3 yellowfins.  Their 2 heaviest weighed 50.6 and 47.6 lbs.  All caught in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore. 



"Cobia 256" caught 2 yellowfins in the Baltimore.  Heaviest weighed 28 lbs.



"Oppor-Tuna-Ty" caught 4 yellowfins and 1 dolphin at the Rockpile.  Dolphin weighed 13.8 lbs.  Their 2 heaviest yellowfins weighed 37.8 and 40.8 lbs.



"Canyon Blues" caught 4 yellowfins in the Poor Man's.  Their 2 qualifiers weighed 31.4 and 31.6 lbs.



"Diana Marie" caught 9 yellowfins in the Washington.  Their qualifying fish weighed 34.4 lbs.



"Sindaco" caught 6 yellowfins and a 9.2 lb. mahi in the Poor Man's.  Their heaviest yellowfin weighed 53.4 lbs.



"Gulf Stream" caught a pair of mahi weighing 10.6 and 11.8 lbs.  Both from below the Washington.



"Fish Magnet II" weighed a 2.4 lb. flounder that was caught at Site 11.



"Just Fold" weighed 2 yellowfins caught below the Washington.  Qualifying fish weighed 32.2 lbs.






FRIDAY, June 14, 2019


This morning on the charter boat, "Get Sum", Dave Taylor caught a 16-inch speckled trout in the bay behind Assateague.  White Gulp Swimming Mullet.




5:43 PM - Boats are returning from the canyons and it looks like the yellowfins were really snapping in 200 fathoms to the south.  Reports were that the seas started out OK this morning but progressively got worse as the day went on.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" had 18 yellowfins, up to 67 lbs., and 2 mahi after trolling in the southern end of the Poor Man's Canyon.



Charter boat, "Game Over" had 13 yellowfins and a pair of mahi after trolling in 200 fathoms on the southern end of the Poor Man's Canyon.



Charter boat, "The Zipper" had 10 yellowfins and a mahi while trolling on the south end of the Washington Canyon.  Water temp was 72-degrees.



Charter boat, "Moore Bills" had 16 yellowfins while trolling south of the Poor Man's Canyon.  Temp went 68 to 72-degrees.



 


THURSDAY, June 13, 2019



8:48 AM - It's a ghost town at the marinas today.  Gale Warning in effect.  Tomorrows offshore forecast is 15-25 kt. winds and 5-7 foot seas.  Saturday is 5-15 from the SW and going to 10-20.  Seas 3-5 feet.  Sunday is 15-25 SW with 3-6 foot seas.



On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler Logan Beech caught a 32-inch striped bass at the South Jetty while using a minnow for bait.



 


WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019



1:45 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" had a great morning of fishing, ending up with 9 keepers measuring up to 21 1/2-inches.  All were caught at the mouth of the Commercial Harbor, the mouth of the South Bay and in the OC Inlet while using Gulp and Z-Man for bait.



I heard at least 4 offshore boats headed out today.



Jim Thompson actually caught a pompano in the surf off Fenwick Island.  Hooked it on Fishbites.






4:36 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" just returned with 18 yellowfins and 10 mahi from 150-200 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.  Remarkably, they also RELEASED another 58 yellowfins during the trip.  All on ballyhoo and spreader bars.   Capt. Mark on the "Marli" said that seas weren't bad at all.



A couple of boats got into bigeyes today in the Poor Man's.



"Blood Money" had 15 yellowfins and 3 bigeyes in the Poor Man's.






TUESDAY, June 11, 2019



Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" reported a very slow flounder bite this morning but his anglers had some tog and small striper action around the South Jetty.  They spotted a big school of bunker just outside the OC Inlet.



Anglers on the "Lucky Break caught 3 keeper flounder in the afternoon while fishing at the mouth of the South Bay with Gulp and Z-Man artificial baits.  Largest fish measured 19-inches.



I heard one offshore boat actually ventured out today and it wasn't pretty.  Conditions were horrible.



Mike Johnston caught a 34 1/2-inch striper at the South Jetty this evening.  Used a 3/4 oz. bucktail.  Caught 5 throwback stripers as well.






MONDAY, June 10, 2019



8:01 AM - Very, very foggy this morning.  Forecast was for 5-9 foot seas.   






SUNDAY, June 9, 2019


Even though it was an incredibly windy morning, a few boats headed out in the bay.  Capt. Jason Mumford on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" said that the water was surprisingly clean.  He marked plenty of bait, but his anglers only hooked throwback flounder.



Anglers on the headboat, "Bay Bee" fished at the mouth of the Commercial Harbor and hooked a couple of spike trout and some throwback flounder.






SATURDAY, June 8, 2019


Very windy day today and nobody fished offshore unless they had to.



On the second day of the Mako Mania Tournament, no sharks were weighed, but releases were recorded and some bluefish arrived to the scale.



"Just Fold" recorded 3 mako releases, which puts them into 1st place in the Release Division with 4 releases.



"Sea Ment" weighed a 12.5 lb. bluefish that put them into 1st place in the Bluefish Division.



In the bay, anglers on the charter boat, "Lucky Break" caught a 18-inch flounder and a bunch of throwbacks in the OC Inlet while using white Gulp for bait.






FRIDAY, June 7, 2019



10:00 AM - There are 18 boats registered in the Mako Mania Tournament that starts today and ends on Sunday.  Fish 2 of 3 with weigh-ins from 3:30 to 7:30.




10:20 AM - Reports are coming in that the bigeye tuna bite is good today.  Stay tuned!




11:51 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" caught 3 keeper flounder and some throwbacks this morning while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island.




12:38 PM - What's with the cobia being caught in the surf this season.  This morning, George Simon caught a 44-incher that weighed 34.7 lbs. He was surf fishing off Fenwick Island.  This is at least the third one caught in the suds this season.  It was weighed at Hook'em & Cook'em Outfitters.




1:19 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" found snapper bluefish and bonitas at the First Lump and got them to bite on spoons and feathers.




3:05 PM - The "Lucky Duck II" just returned with 8 bigeye tuna in the box after trolling in 500 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons. Heaviest weighed 138 lbs.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 6 bigeye tuna in 300 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.



Anglers on the "Wrecker" had 6 bigeye tuna in 500 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon.  Water temp was 72-degrees. Heaviest bigeye weighed 121 lbs.



The "Playmate" returned with a pair of bigeye tuna, weighing up to 144 lbs. and 4 dolphin.  All caught in 500 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.



"Fishizzle" had 4 bigeyes, a yellowfin and a dolphin in 500 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.



Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" caught a thresher shark at the Jackspot that had an overall length of 169".  Fish ate a whole mackerel.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 3 keeper flounder this morning measuring up to 18-inches.  Caught in the bay behind Assateague.



Ron Nickey fished on the charter boat, "On the Run" and caught an 11 lb. 12 oz. sheepshead at the South Jetty.  They also had many bluefish and short stripers during the trip in addition to tautog that would have been keepers if the season was open.



Capt. Chris on the headboat, "Angler" reported a decent sea bass bite today with fish up to 3 lbs.  All caught on squid at a natural reef.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had 4 keepers this afternoon while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island.  Largest measured 17 1/2-inches.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that his sea bass bite was good today, the best he had all week.  Said the knotheads had the feedbag on with the front coming in this weekend.  Several limits around the rail.



Anglers on the "Flounderin' Around" had 3 keeper flounder in the East Channel.  Largest measured 19 1/2-inches.






7:30 PM - The scales just closed on the first day of the Mako Mania Shark Tournament.  There were 18 boats registered in the tournament and they all fished today.  Here is what we saw:

"Reel Obsession" weighed a pair of bluefish that tipped the scale at 5.8 and 6.8 lbs.  They currently sit in 1st place in the Bluefish Division.



Mako releases were:



"Sea Ment" had 3 mako releases (9:49, 12:50 & 2:22 PM)



"Just One More" had 2 mako releases (12:08 & 1:47 PM)



"Foolish Pleasures" had 1 mako release at 12:05 PM



"Just Fold" had a mako release at 1:47 PM








THURSDAY, June 6, 2019



9:11 AM - Receive a report this morning that the inlet is loaded with small stripers.




4:08 PM - Rich Daiker on the "Delicious" caught a 6 lb. 8 oz. weakfish at the South Jetty during the incoming tide.






WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019


If you haven't heard, you can now pick up the Coastal Fisherman on Tuesdays.  We are getting the paper delivered back from our printer early on Tuesday, so we are loading up the trucks and hitting the road so you can get your Coastal Fisherman a day earlier than you used to.  Enjoy!



The wind is blowing hard today, so nobody that I know is fishing.  I called Sunset Marina and the OC Fishing Center and they said that they have nobody out.






TUESDAY, June 4, 2019



12:30 PM - I told you that Buddy Martin was back! He just stopped by the office to have his picture taken with a monster bluefish!   He fished off the Rt. 50 Bridge last night and caught a 37-inch bluefish that weighed 14 lbs. 4 oz.  It was hooked on a 1 oz. jig head with a Super Fluke.




12:45 PM - Flounder sniper, Budd Heim just stopped by the office to have his picture taken with a 24-inch, 6 lb. flounder he caught in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  He caught it on a bucktail with a 5-inch Gulp Swimming Mullet.




4:53 PM - Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a very "fussy" sea bass bite today.  One angler hit double-digits and the largest fish of the day was an 18-incher.




5:33 PM - Anglers on the "Marli" returned with a 162 lb. bigeye tuna, a 33-inch bluefin tuna and 4 mahi after trolling in 500 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.



On the charter boat, "Pumpin Hard", anglers caught 4 bigeyes, all between 95 lbs. and 105 lbs. while trolling the east side of the Baltimore Canyon.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" caught 3 mahi and a yellowfin tuna in 74-degree water in the Poor Man's.






SUNDAY, June 2, 2019


Beautiful day in Ocean City.  Wind started puffing up mid-morning.



Looks like there was another boat that caught the first white marlin of the season.  The "Uncle Keith" left Friday for a double overnighter and released 2 white marlin in the Washington Canyon yesterday.  First one was released at 10:30am.




11:11 AM - I just took the picture of the crew who caught the first white marlin of the season.  The guys were fishing on the "Uncle Keith" deep between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons.  They were on a double overnighter and released the first white at 10:30 AM yesterday.  They WERE NOT Marlin Club members so the $5,000 from the club is still out there to win.




1:16 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Restless Lady 2" just returned from an overnight trip with Gabe Flocco Jr. first ever bluefin.  Gabe caught a 52-incher that weighed an even 80 lbs.  They were fishing in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.




6:09 PM - Matt Crim and James Coats teamed up to catch 19 good size mahi while trolling in 800 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.  Water temp was 73-degrees.  They also broke off a blue marlin estimated at 400 lbs. and released a mako.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" caught 19 mahi in 600 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.  Water temp was 75-degrees.



Anglers on he "My Girl" caught a 68-inch, 157.4 lb. bluefin tuna in the Baltimore Canyon.



Tony Lane caught and released a 37-inch cobia while fishing from the surf at Savages Ditch, just north of Indian River Inlet.  He hooked it on a chunk of bunker.






SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019



7:53 AM - Cloudy overcast morning today in Ocean City but the winds are light.  I did my drive through the marinas and there are quite a few boats out.  I'm sure we will see quite a few bluefins and mahi this afternoon.  Will we see any bigeyes?  Will we see the fist white marlin?  Stay tuned.



The charter boat, "Bubblehead" just reported in that they are heading south and the seas are calm.  Slo 1-2 foot rollers.  Water temp 30 miles out is 71.4 degrees.




9:09 AM - Capt. Buddy Whetzel on the charter boat, "Bubblehead" just reported that ehty have 3 gaffers and a small mahi in the box in 550 fathoms, southeast of the Poor Man's Canyon.  Water temp 76-degrees.




9:47 AM - Capt. Buddy Whetzel on the charter boat, "Bubblehead" just reported that they have 8 nice size mahi in the box.  Seas are only a 1-2 foot chop but the wind are picking up.  Water temp in the Baltimore is 76.6-degrees.




7:00 PM -
THE FIRST WHITE MARLIN WAS CAUGHT TODAY OUT OF OCEAN CITY.  Scott Neuschwender caught and released the first white marlin while trolling a skirted ballyhoo in the Baltimore Canyon. Neither Scott or his boat are members of the Marlin Club, so of the $16,000 available for the first white marlin, $5,000 is still on the table.  Scott will win $11,000 consisting of $5,000 from the Town of OC and $6,000 from a group of area businesses (Bank of OC, Bahia Marina, Coastal Fisherman, Sunset Marina, Atlantic Tackle and the Ocean City Fishing Center).




7:30 PM - There is a rumor that a boat that is on an overnighter released 3 white marlin today.  As soon as we hear the details, I will let you know.  This would be the first time in my 15 years owning the Coastal Fisherman that a boat on an overnighter released the first white marlin of the season.




8:02 PM - Marc and Mark Troch on the "Tiffany Lynne" caught a 553 lb. thresher shark at the Fingers.



Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" caught some nice dolphin at the 461 Bump.  Water temp was 74-degrees.



Matt Slenz speared a couple of sheepshead on the ocean side of the Indian River Inlet.  One weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz. and the other was 5 lbs. 



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that the sea bass were really chewing today.  A lot of limits around the rail.  Largest one measured 18.5 inches.






FRIDAY, May 31, 2019



9:04 AM - The "3 Amigos" reported in this morning. They made the run to the Baltimore Canyon in sporty conditions, but the fish were snapping upon their arrival.  They had their first bite within 5 minutes and it ended up withing a 100 lb. class bluefin caught on a Joe Shute lure in 67-degree water.




12:51 PM - Dave "The Assassin" McKay just stopped by the office to have his picture taken with the 3 keeper flounder he caught in the East Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Dave said that the flatties were really snappying this morning.  He had 20 throwback flounder, including 2 doubleheaders, along with 4 throwback striped bass.  Everything was on white Gulp Swimming Mullets.  Keepers measured 18, 18 and 20-inches.




12:36 PM - Seas are laying out with a 3-foot swell.  Anglers on the "3 Amigos" boated a gaffer dolphin and 2 under bluefins in 100 fathoms on the southeast corner of the Baltimore.




1:59 PM - Anglers on the "3 Amigos" releaed a short mako on the troll in the Baltimore Canyon.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a flat day but a tough bite.  Largest sea bass was a 20-incher.



On the headboat, "Angler", Kemper Cave caught 6 sea bass including a 4.75 pounder.  All on squid in 100 feet of water.




5:07 PM - The charter boat, "Restless Lady" just returned to Talbot Street and they had 4 nice bluefins, measuring up to 50-inches, some mahi and some skippies.  All caught on ballys and spreader bars between the Poor Man's and Baltimore Canyons.  70-degree water.



The charter boat, "Marli" caught their 3 "under" bluefins and had 12 releases.  They also caught 9 dolphin. All between the Baltimore and the Poor Man's.



The charter boat, "The Zipper" had their 3 "under" bluefins and 7 mahi, including a pair of big bulls up to 25 lbs.  All in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.



Jeff Greenwood took a solo trip to the Baltimore and caught a 50-inch, 85 lb. bluefin and a mahi in the Baltimore.






THURSDAY, May 30, 2019



1:58 PM - On the charter boat, "Lucky Break", Capt. Jason Mumford reported that the tog bite was good today at the South Jetty although you have to release them since the season is closed.  Big temperature swings in the bay.  Capt. Jason said that at the end of the outgoing, water temp was 80-degrees.  At the top of the incoming, water temp was 60-degrees.  Flounder fishing was good during the first 45-minutes of the outgoing tide, and then petered out.




4:18 PM - Buddy Martin was back in the action last night, fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge.  Buddy caught 10 short striped bass, measuring up to 25-inches.  He also caught 8 bluefish between 26 and 32-inches.  All caught on 1 oz. jig heads with white Super Flukes.  Bluefish were so ferocious he switched to a steel leader.



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported calm seas, light current and the fish were chewing!  They were chewing for everyone but Hurricane Murray Adams who got draped with the skunk flag.  Kathy Creel showed Murray how it is done, with a double digit catch of sea bass up to 18 1/2-inches (which was the largest fish caught today).




5:13 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" just returned with 4 bluefins and 7 mahi from the Baltimore.  Largest bluefin measured 52-inches and weighed 77 lbs.



Hillard Head caught a 26-inch, 4 lb. 13 oz. weakfish at Massey's Landing.








WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019



12:35 PM - We have seen a couple of weakfish caught in the Ocean City Inlet and today Jeff Kauffman boated a 27-incher that weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz.  Caught it on a 5-inch Bust Em soft plastic bait.



Buddy Martin is back in action!!!  While fishing off the Rt. 50 Bridge last night, Buddy and his fishing posse caught 3 bluefisn up to 20-inches and 19 throwback stripers and 1 keeper (30").  Most were in the 24-25 inch range and fat!  All wer hooked with 1oz jig heads tipped with white Super Flukes.




5:45 PM - The charter boat, "Marli" returned with a 33 1/2-inch bluefin tuna and 19 mahi after trolling in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore.




6:02 PM - Mike Lupiwok and his dad, Mike, Sr. were fishing with Roy Rigs around the Rt. 50 Bridge and caught some nice size bluefish, including a 28 1/2-incher that weighed 7 lbs.  The guys said that the fish were on the bottom and were caught during the incoming tide.






TUESDAY, May 28, 2019



7:50 AM - Updated yesterdays report.




5:09 PM - Bill Greenwood caught and released a 32-inch cobia while fishing off Assateague today.



George Frigm caught an 8.5 lb. bluefish while surf fishing off the beach in Fenwick.



The "MYRA HT" headed to the Norfolk Canyon and came back with a snowy grouper, a couple of sea bass, 9 blueline tilefish, a pollack and 6 bluefish.






MONDAY, May 27, 2019



Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" reported a great sea bass bite today. Largest fish was 19 3/4-inches and 3 lbs. 6 oz.  Anglers had a lot of keeper doubleheaders



Reports have come in about yellowfins caught in the canyons.  Stay tuned!




5:15 PM - Quite a few offshore boats left the dock today.



The "White Lightning" returned with a 66-inch, 155 lb. bluefin tuna and an "under" after trolling in 160 fathoms in the Poor Man's.  Water temp was 67-degrees.



The charter boat, "Marli" fished in the Poor Man's Canyon and had their 3 "under" bluefins and threw back 23.  Water temp was 65-66 degrees




5:51 PM - On the "Roncito", junior anglers Ashton Cherivtch and John Rodgers, III each caught a bluefin tuna (31" & 31 1/2") while trolling in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.  Water temp was 65-degrees.  Caught on a Squidnation Flippy Floppy Thing.  Courtney Grady caught a dolphin during the trip.




UPDATED:  Paul Defibo caught a 146 lb. thresher shark in the Fingers while using bluefish for bait.  Paul was fishing on the "Quick Draw".



Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported good sea bass fishing on a natural reef.  Largest fish were a pair of 2 3/4 pounders.



The first bigeye of the season was caught by Pat Petrera on the "Priceless".  The fish, along with a pair of "under" bluefins were hooked in the Poor Man's Canyon. They also released a female mako that measured 72-inches.



Mike Miller put his first fish onto his new World Cat when he caught a 19-inch flounder in the Thorofare.



"Primary Search" caught 3 bluefins in the Poor Man's Canyon.



"Lucky Duck" caught 2 bluefins in the Poor Man's.



"Magic Moment" had 2 bluefins in the Poor Man's.



"Whisky Kilo" had 2 bluefins in the Poor Man's and released a yellowfin.



"Tara Jessica" had 2 bluefins in the Poor Man's.



Anglers on the "Myra HT" went to the Norfolk Canyon and returned with a snowy grouper, 2 sea bass, 9 blueline tilefish, 1 haddock and 6 bluefish.






SUNDAY, May 26, 2019


On the headboat, "Morning Star", Capt. Monty said the seas were a little sporty this morning but by the end of the day it was gorgeous.  Not a good day of sea bass fishing.  Fish were on lock down.



The "Reef Foundation" dropped block #25,000 on Saturday.  Congratulations to that great organization!






SATURDAY, May 25, 2019


Probably a little bumpy offshore today, but there are a lot of boats out there trying.

The first day of the OCMC Memorial Day Tournament is today.  There are 13 boats entered and the are all fishing today.  Weigh-ins are at Sunset Marina from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.




11:35 AM - Bob Shaw just stopped by the Coastal Fisherman office to have his picture taken with the 20 1/2-inch flounder he caught in the East Channel by the Lazy Lizard. Fish weighed 3.5 lbs.




7:08 PM - The scales


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