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8.25.14 8:46 am

by Larry Jock

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

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 Canyon this morning, but conditions are starting to look good. They had 1 yellowfin in the box and have had 2 white marlin releases.

11:03 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" phoned to report that it was still slow in the Washington Canyon this morning. Northwest wind not helping much. A few large yellowfins have been caught.

11:37 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there have been a few scattered yellowfin bites up and down the line in 100 fathoms. They had just released another white marlin and are now chunking with the rest of the fleet in the Washington Canyon.

2:30 PM - Charter boat, "Last Call" just returned with a pair of nice mahi caught at the Jackspot. They also caught bluefish, bonitas and smaller dolphin.

6:30 - The charter boat, "Marli" had 4 bigeye tuna and a white marlin release (est at 85 lbs.) in the Washington Canyon.

"Blue Runner" went 1 for 3 on white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Rhonda's Osprey" had 6 yellowfins in the Poor Man's.

"Swagger" had 2 big eyes, 2 longfins, a yellowfin tuna and a white marlin release in the Wilmington Canyon.

"D A Sea" released 5 white marlin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" caught 3 yellowfin tuna in the Washington Canyon.

"Heavy Metal" had 3 longfin tuna in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore.

Matt Long was fishing on the "Sportcatcher" with Paul Turner and released a sailfish just outside the Fingers while trolling a ballyhoo. They also had 2 dolphin at the Fingers. They moved to Great Eastern Reef and caught some flounder and sea bass.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" chunked up 14 yellowfin tuna in the Washington Canyon.

"Offshore Outlaw" went to 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's and killed a 514 lb. blue marlin and a 46 lb. wahoo. Blue marlin died 90 minutes into the fight.

Charter boat, "Ocean City Guide Service" had 5 flounder and some croaker in the Middle Channel on minnows.

"Fish Whistle" caught 5 bigeyes, ranging from 137 to 194 lbs., in the Wilmington Canyon.

"Nontypical" released a blue marlin, estimated at 700 lbs. outside the Washington Canyon.


TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

10:00 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there have been a few yellowfin tuna bites in the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons. He heard there was 1 bigeye caught so far today and only a couple of white marlin. Seas are getting nicer.

Charter boat, "Bill$ 4 Bills" returned with 6 quality mahi, weighing up to 20 lbs. while trolling ballyhoo at the Jackspot.

4:20 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are staying a little late because they are catching plenty of small yellowfins just outside the Parking Lot. He knows of 4 bigeyes caught today and several larger yellowfins.

Charter boat, "Bill$ 4 Bills" took a half day trip to the Jackspot and caught 6 quality dolphin, up to 20 lbs.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 2 bigeyes, 5 yellowfins, a dolphin and a blue marlin release, all in the Washington Canyon. Some of the yellowfins were caught on the chunk. The blue marlin was estimated at 500 lbs.

"Let It Ride" had 7 white marlin releases in the Washington Canyon.

"Boss Hogg" caught a bigeye tuna, 4 yellowfins, 1 mahi and a white marlin release, all in the Washington Canyon.

"Billfisher" had 9 dolphin and a white marlin release near the Rockpile.

"Ono" caught 2 dolphin, 6 yellowfin and released a white in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 4 yellowfin tuna and 2 bigeyes weighing 159 and 179 lbs. All caught in 200 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

Charter boat "Ocean City Guide Service" had 3 keeper flounder in the West Channel on minnows.


MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

The White Marlin Open has released the following statement regarding the use of live bait:

As of 5:09 PM 7/28 the rule is as follows:
"With the intention of preserving sportsmanship, rewarding angling skills and billfish conservation, the intentional use of live bait and/or live bait teasers in the attempt to catch billfish is not allowed."

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

There was an excellent bigeye bite in the Wilmington Canyon yesterday. Six boats in the same vicinity all had bigeyes and some boats had 2. I believe most are on overnight trips in the Big Fish Classic so the scales should be interesting today. Weigh-ins are from 4-8pm.

7:05 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that there wasn't too much action last night in the Wilmington. "Restless Lady" and "MR Ducks" both have a nice, 71-inch bigeye in the box. Other 5-6 boats that overnighted in the Wilmington Canyon each have one or two 65-inch bigeyes.


SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014

The first day of the new Big Fish Classic is today. Lines were in this morning and don't have to come out until tomorrow afternoon. They have 32 boats registered for the tournament. Weigh-ins are today from 4-9 and tomorrow from 4-8 at the Talbot Street Pier.

11:00 AM - It sounds like there is a lot going on out in the Canyons this morning. That push of clean water from up north has made its way down to the Wilmington and Baltimore Canyons. Bigeyes are being caught in both canyons this morning with scattered yellowfins also in the Wilmington. Just above the Baltimore, white marlin have been released and some blue marlin have been spotted. Longfins are being caught in the Poor Man's.

12:30 PM - Ten year old, Haley Betz caught a 27-inch, 7 lb. 8 oz. flounder in the West Channel by Hoopers during the incoming tide. Here group had 5 keepers during their trip.

1:42 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that a few yellowfins have been caught in the Wilmington Canyon and there is a good white marlin bite up and down the line in 100 fathoms.

5:00 PM - Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" returned with 13 yellowfin tuna, 21 tilefish, 20 sea bass and 17 mahi, all from the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" caught 6 yellowfin and 36 dolphin in the Washington Canyon.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" released 4 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Sea Hunt 22" released a white marlin in the Washington Canyon along with a blue marlin estimated at 250 to 300 lbs. They also caught a small mako on the troll.

"Poore Sport" caught 2 yellowfin and released a white marlin in the Poorman's.

Charter boat, "Billfisher" caught a longfin tuna and released 2 white marlin at the Rockpile.

"Sea Slammer" released 3 white marlin in the Norfolk.

9:00 PM - The scales just closed on day 1 of the 1st Annual Big Fish Classic at the Talbot Street Pier. It's a 2-day tournament, with boats allowed to fish overnight, so we only saw a couple of fish weighed today. I anticipate tomorrow being a very busy day at the scale.

"Lil' Angler II" weighed a 21 lb. dolphin.

"Research" weighed a 218 lb. bigeye and a 79 lb. yellowfin.


FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

The seas were very sporty this morning, but flattened out in the afternoon.

Andrew Jobes and Thomas and Connor Gorham had 2 keeper flounder in the West Channel near Hooper's this morning. The anglers


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