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Action Jackson
Indian River Marina - 302-270-5055

Amethyst
Indian River Marina - 800-999-8119

Angler
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 410-289-7424

Back Bay Baby
Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

Barbed Wire
Bahia Marina - 717-404-3331

Bay Bee
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-213-1121

Bill$ 4 Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-726-4829

Billfisher
Sunset Marina - 240-372-8117

Blood Money
Sunset Marina - 410-490-0035

Boss Hogg
Sunset Marina - 410-458-1164

Buckshot
Sunset Marina - 443-783-2765

C Boys
Sunset Marina - 410-251-1889

Cah-Ching
Bahia Marina - 732-735-0922

Capt. Bob II
Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

Capt. Ike II
Indian River Marina - 443-497-3232

Cat II
Indian River Marina - 410-829-0311

Crab Claw
Indian River Marina - 302-260-4347

Dana Lynn
Indian River Marina - 302-229-6574

El Shaddai I
Indian River Marina - 302-632-7535

Espadon
Sunset Marina - 410-703-9191

Fin Razr
Sunset Marina - 302-379-1629

Fish Bound
Bahia Marina - 443-497-1361

Fish Finder
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-726-7946

Fish On
Sunset Marina - 678-372-8818

Fish Tricks
Sunset Marina - 443-605-5520

Fish Whisperer
Indian River Marina - 302-270-7999

Fisherman's Wharf
- 302-645-8862

Floundering Around
Bahia Marina - 941-822-1419

Foul Hook
Bahia Marina - 410-835-8266

Gale Force
Indian River Marina - 302-245-2836

Game Changer
Ocean City Fishing Center - 240-832-6927

Game On
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-213-1121

Game Over
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-497-3715

Get Sum
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-430-5709

Happy Hooker
Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

High Hook
Indian River Marina - 302-242-5635

Husevo
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-632-2374

Ivy Sea
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-430-5709

Jade II
Ocean City Fishing Center - 302-420-3781

Judith M
Bahia Marina - 410-289-7438

Judy V.
Indian River Marina - 302-226-2214

Just Got Reel
Indian River Marina - 908-399-6245

Karen Sue
Indian River Marina - 302-539-1359

Katydid
Angler Restaurant & Marina - 302-858-7783

Last $
Indian River Marina - 302-462-6135

Last Call
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-783-3699

Lisa
Talbot Street Pier - 301-467-6762

Little Miss Ene
Indian River Marina - 484-843-3432

Lucky Break Inshore Charters
Frontier Town - 443-513-2006

M.R. Ducks
Talbot Street Pier - 410-289-9125

Marli
Sunset Marina - 410-456-7765

Mayb Mayb Knot
Indian River Marina - 302-401-8033

Michael D
Indian River Marina - 302-218-3761

Miss Donna
Indian River Marina - 302-740-3731

Moore Bills
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-251-4203

Morning Star
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-520-2076

Mugger
Talbot Street Pier - 800-322-3065

My Cin
Sunset Marina - 443-944-6122

No Quarter
Sunset Marina - 302-353-8488

Oasis
Sunset Marina - 410-490-2628

Ocean City Guide Service
- 301-991-3308

Odinspear
Sunset Marina - 772-285-9478

Playmate
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-822-1918

Playtime
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-627-8189

Prime Hook
Indian River Marina - 410-603-4131

Pumpin' Hard
Sunset Marina - 410-726-1353

Razorback
Indian River Marina - 302-602-0161

Reel Chaos
Sunset Marina - 609-685-0704

Reel Direct
Ocean City Fishing Center - 717-747-9347

Reelin' & Rockin' Charters
Indian River Marina - 410-454-5966

Restless Lady
Talbot Street Pier - 443-373-3413

Rhonda's Osprey
Sunset Marina - 410-977-9669

Rusty Reel
Indian River Marina - 717-476-4035

Spring Mix
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-463-8902

Stalker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 443-373-7764

That’s Right
Fisherman's Marina - 305-481-6527

The Natural
Sunset Marina - 301-704-7231

Tighten Up
Sunset Marina - 410-251-2099

Tortuga
Bahia Marina - 410-251-5859

Virginia
Bahia Marina - 410-746-3966

Whatever Guide Service
Silver Point Lane - 410-213-2465 or 443-880-0253

White Lightning
Sunset Marina - 410-365-8892

Wrecker
Ocean City Fishing Center - 410-507-4150

Yellowfin
Bahia Marina - 410-310-4044

Zipper
Sunset Marina - 866-947-2639

Fishing Report

6.23.18 6:07 pm

by Larry Jock



** If you would like to email us a picture of your catch, send it at "Actual Size" to coastalfisherman@comcast.net. Include angler name, town, fish caught, length or weight, bait or lure and location. **






SATURDAY, June 23, 2018


9:53 AM - Not the prettiest day in Ocean City, but there are boats out on the water.  Heavy fog.



Dave Schindler from Manchester, PA just boated a 7 lb. 6 oz. flounder while fishing with a bucktail near the Rt. 50 Bridge.



12:09 PM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler Mark Williams caught a pair of 5 lb. 8 oz. sheepshead while fishing with green crabs around the North Jetty.



2:30 PM - Anglers are finding clean water in the bay today and the flounder are snapping pretty good.

 

Anglers on the charter boat, "Helbent" had 2 keepers (17" & 19") and 14 throwbacks in the Inlet while fishing with minnows.



Rich Daiker reported 3 keeper flounder caught in the bay behind Assateage.



Capt. Monty Hawkins on the charter boat, "Morning Star" said that the sea bass bite in the ocean was outstanding today and they are in early so there must have been limits around the rail.



5:00 PM - Last season, 90 local boats put together an informal season-long tournament that ended with prize money left over, so they decided to use the money to send 15 military veterans out for a free fishing trip aboard the charter boat, "Get Sum", "Ivy Sea" and "OC Guide Service".  The vets took the trip this afternoon and returned with 5 keeper flounder and a load of throwbacks after fishing in the Inlet and around the South Jetty.  Anglers were Ken Brice, Alex Meyer, Kevin Conley, Jordan Davila, John Libretti, Danny Cascio, Bob and Dean Hastings, Laurie Kauffman, Jack Gulyas, Jay Lownsbery and Ron Gladkowski.










FRIDAY, June 22, 2018

9:27 AM - Kind of a miserable day in OC.  There are some vehicles in the marina parking lots, so it looks like some anglers are trying to get a trip in before the bad weather rolls through.



Updated yesterdays report.






THURSDAY, June 21, 2018



8:33 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton said that there have been a few bites this morning.  Better start than yesterday.  They have 2 tuna in the box and a nice dolphin, estimated at around 30 lbs.  Boat traffic picking up.



9:24 PM - Updated yesterdays report



10:03 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton said that it got real slow real fast.  They are searching.



10:10 AM - Kelly Jubb caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder in the East Channel this morning.



10:18 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton reported that they have caught some dolphins but he isn't hearing much on the radio.  A few tunas scattered about.



10:40 AM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" continue their streak of good trips.  This morning, Capt. Nick reported that they caught a 28-inch weakfish at the South Jetty.  Fish ate a white Gulp artificial bait. 



11:24 AM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton just reported that there is still a scattered yellowfin tuna bite in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore.  He is heading inshore to look for bluefin tuna.



12:14 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" just arrived with a pair of flounder (16 3/4" & 17 1/2") that were caught in the bay behind Assateague Island and a 28-inch weakfish caught at the South Jetty.  




12:31 PM - On the charter boat, "That's Right", Capt. John Oughton reported that a few boats got into the yellowfins good in the Baltimore Canyon but most only got a few bites.  He is now inshore looking for bluefins.



1:36 PM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they just caught 2 short bluefins.  Boats offshore got into a decent yellowfin bite and several white marlin were released.  There was also at least 1 blue marlin released.



2:32 PM - Tom and Eddie Goff caught a 21-inch weakfish and a pair of flounder measuring 17 and 18 inches at the South Jetty.  They were fishing on the charter boat, "On the Run".



4:20 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" had 14 dolphin and a yellowfin after trolling in the Baltimore and inshore.  Heaviest dolphin weighed 25 lbs.



4:58 PM - On the charter boat, "Talkin Trash", anglers caught 11 yellowfins while trolling the 100 fathom line from the Baltimore Canyon down to the Poor Man's.  Their 2 largest yellowfins weighed 93 and 106 lbs.  Fishing were Chris, Cynthia, Samantha and Alex Gilbert, Nic Cole and Jaid Adams.



5:23 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Moore Bills" caught 12 nice size yellowfins while trolling in 100 fathoms on the north end of the Poor Man's Canyon.  Fishing with Capt. Rob Skillman were Shane Moore, Austin Moore, Ryan Burton, Devin Bunce, Alex Morgan, Brad Hollandsworth and Craig Costantino.



6:10 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported good sea bass fishing today for his anglers using squid at a natural reef.  Dennis Brown caught a 2 3/4 pounder and Trent Mullennex caught a doubleheader weighing 3 1/4 and 3 1/2 lbs.



UPDATED REPORT:

Anglers on the charter boat, "Espadon" had 3 yellowfins and 7 dolphin in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 yellowfins, 13 dolphin and a white marlin release in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 7 yellowfins and 2 dolphin in the Poor Man's.



Charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey" had a yellowfin and 5 dolphin in the Baltimore.








WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018

7:01 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported slick calm conditions in the Baltimore Canyon.  Hasn't had any bites yet.  



7:30 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported that they are in search mode right now.  He has heard of very few bites so far this morning.     



Received a report that small stripers are being caught along the rocks off Martha's Landing.  Not keeper size.  Hitting lures.    



8:54 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" said that it is still real slow in the Baltimore.  Several white marlin have been caught, but tuna action is slow.  Boats are marking fish... just not biting.



10:13 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported very slow bite in the Baltimore today.  Not much being caught.



11:36 AM - On the charter boat, "On the Run", Tina Knies caught a 23-inch, 8 lb. 8 oz. sheepshead at the South Jetty.






1:29 PM - On the charter boat, "Restless Lady", anglers returned from an overnight trip to the Baltimore Canyon with 10 yellowfin tuna caught on trolled ballyhoo and spreader bars.  Fishing were Jim, Dave, George and Cole Duncan.  It was GREAT to see Kevin Kurtz back in the cockpit!!!!




2:49 PM - Max Thumma caught the first croaker of the year while drifting a minnow in the Thorofare.





3:25 PM - Anglers on the "Double Trouble" just reported that they captured a 73-inch bigeye tuna in 350 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon (250 line).





4:20 PM - Big Bird Cropper and Noah McGrath just stopped by the Coastal Fisherman with a 21 1/2-inch bluefish and a 15-inch weakfish.  Both were caught by Noah on Roy Rigs.  The bluefish was caught at the Rt. 50 Bridge and the weakfish came from the OC Inlet.  Water temp was 71-degrees.  Bird said that they also released 8 stripers, measuring up to 26-inches and 4 flounder.






4:38 PM - From the reports I have received from offshore boat, tuna fishing was tough today.  Sounds like more white marlin were caught than tuna.  Warm water deep in the Baltimore.





Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" ended their afternoon trip with 5 flounder in the box.  Fish were caught in the West Channel near Hooper's (2) and at the north end of the East Channel (3). 



 



UPDATED REPORT:

Kay Melochick caught an 18 1/2-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island.



On the charter boat, "On the Run", anglers Bruce Floersheim, Shannon West and Kira West caught 3 keeper flounder in the East Channel.  Fish measured 17, 18 & 20-inches.



Chris Brackens and Mitch Pruitt caught 4 keeper flounder in the East Channel.  Fish measured between 17 and 19-inches.



John Curry caught a 73-inch bigeye tuna that weighed 235 lbs. while trolling ballyhoo in the Baltimore Canyon with Kevin McCabe, Eric Budd, Gavin McCabe and Graham McCabe.  Took 1 hour to get to the boat.



Steve Moore, Steve Lednum, Tim Parrill, Craig Lednum and Justin Lednum returned with 5 yellowfins and a dolphin from the Baltimore Canyon.  Largest yellowfin weighed 63 lbs. 

 



On the headboat, "Tortuga", Jenny Ortiz, Seonaid Tracy, Elliott Cook and Andy Shott caught keeper flounder in the bay behind Assateague Island on shiner and minnow combinations and just squid.  All during the outgoing tide.  Elliott's was the largest flounder, measuring 18-inches and weighing 2 lbs. 4 oz.






Anglers on the charter boat, "Marli" releaed 4 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.



"C-Boys" had 6 yellowfins and a white marlin release in the Baltimore.



"Gone Phishin" caught 2 bluefins and a yellowfin inshore near the Hambone.








TUESDAY, June 19, 2018

9:31 AM - Eddie Richardson and his crew headed down to the Bay Bridge Tunnel yesterday and they ended up with 15 cobia (3 keepers), 25 sandbar sahrks and a nice red drum release by Brandon Riley. 



9:33 AM - Updated yesterdays report




12:03 PM - Capt. Nick Clemente on the charter boat, "Get Sum" took his group clamming, crabbing and then fishing in the Inlet where they caught some throwback flounder and another cobia.  This one was around 28-inches.  Minimum size on cobia this year in MD waters is 40-inches.  Pretty cool though that anglers on the "Get Sum" have caught 2 cobia in 2 days.






3:18 PM - Looks like there was a good yellowfin bite in 80-100 fathoms north of the Baltimore Canyon.




Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" just arrived with 15 yellowfins caught in 80 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon.  Nice class of fish.  Looked like mostly 45-55 pounders.  Caught on ballys and spreader bars.  Anglers were Jamie Levy, DJ Lamdin, Michele and Brian Lambie and Charlie Flaig.


5:22 PM - Anglers on the "C-Boys" had 15 yellowfins from 80-200 fathoms in the Baltimore.  Anglers were Kade Bricker, Matt Hawksworth, Jesse Behler, Zach Mummert, Kevin Bricker and Curt Firestone.



On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", anglers had 18 yellowfins and 2 white marlin releases from the Baltimore (350 fathoms).  Matt James and Matt Taylor each released their first white marlin.  Other anglers were Charles Holland, Brent Wilkerson, Rick Johnson and Bill Grimes.



On the charter boat, "Marli", anglers returned with 18 nice yellowfins from 90 fathoms in the Baltimore.  Anglers were Glenn Hofacker, Josh Hopman, Brad Childs, Steve Wodruff and PJ Halter.



5:30 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Last Call" had 7 gaffer dolphin from deep in the Poor Man's Canyon. 



Anglers on the charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" had 12 yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon.  Roy Maines was celebrating his 50th birthday with a trip with Frank and Autin Smith.






MONDAY, June 18, 2018

11:42 AM - On the charter boat, "Get Sum", Capt. Nick Clemente just reported that they released a 37-inch cobia while fishing at the entrance to the Commercial Harbor.


Reports came in of at least 4 cobia that were hooked in the Inlet yesterday, but none made the 40-inch minimum size requirement.



4:58 PM - On the headboat, "Tortuga", Ben Webb caught a 20 1/2-inch, 3 lb. 2 oz. flounder in the East Channel in front of the Coast Guard Station. He used a squid and shiner combination for bait.




On the headboat, "Angler", Karen and Johnny Knopp caught flounder weighing up to 3 lbs. 8 oz. Fish were caught on clams on a natural ocean reef.

On the headboat, "Morning Star", Tony Torres caught a 20 1/4-inch sea bass on a chunk of clam on natural coral bottom.






5:12 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "That's Right" returned with 9 yellowfins and a pair of mahi from the South Hayes Canyon.  Fishing were Adam Johnson, John Mattson, Jr., John Mattson Sr., Jim Kauffman, Cody Ream, Kyle McCreary and Corey Lavender.


UPDATED REPORT: On the charter boat, "On the Run", Nicholas DiBello caught a 22-inch, 5.5 lb. black drum at the South Jetty.





The first white marlin was caught out of the Indian River Marina on the "Fish Whistle".  Anglers on this boat had the very first white marlin caught on Delmarva last season.




5:52 PM - Anglers on the "Talkin Trash" just returned with 15 yellowfins from the Baltimore Canyon (230 line) including the heaviest yellowfin we have seen so far this season.  Ronnie Spittle caught a 92 pounder while fishing with Ray and Brandon Westfall, CJ Kirby, Nick Lombardi and David Levin.








SUNDAY, June 17, 2018

9:17 AM - Happy Father's Day!!!

What a way to get the day started. Capt. Dale Lisi on the charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" called this morning to ask for a picture to be taken with a big mako shark his anglers caught during an overnight trip to the Norfolk Canyon. Big mako weighed 636 lbs. They also had 12 nice size yelowfins and 2 mahi. The mako ate a skippy fillet at 11:00 last night and took 90 minutes to get to the boat. They were fishing in 500 fathoms. The tunas came from 200 fathoms. Anglers were Rob Reusch, Derek Fisher, Jason Kilby, Harvey Fisher #1, Harvey Fisher #2 and Nick Benjamin.

Updated yesterdays report.

1:21 PM - The first blue marlin was caught today by anglers on the "Chaser". Fish was caught in 500 fathoms between the Baltimore and the Poor Man's.

6:44 PM - Very slow day offshore today. A lot of boats struggled.

Charter boat, "Reel Chaos" had 2 bigeye tuna and 3 yellowfins in the Wilmington Canyon. Bigeyes were between 80 and 100 lbs.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 9 yellowfins in the Wilmington. 300 fathoms. Went 8 for 10 on one pass. Fishing with Capt. Brian Porter were John Piwowarski, Scott Spencer, Keith Scott, Linda and Dan Rohleder and Joyce and Roger Chabot.

7:03 PM - The scales closed on the 2nd and final day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament and here is what we saw:

"In the Black" weighed a 13.4 lb. dolphin caught between the Washington and Norfolk Canyons.

"Banshee" weighed a 51.2 lb. yellowfin caught in 100 fathoms in the Poor Man's.


SATURDAY, June 16, 2018

8:14 AM - Just an incredibly beautiful day in Ocean City and the parking lots at the marinas and the public boat ramps are PACKED. The first day of the Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament is today, so coupled with the super tuna bite for the offshore charter boats, it should be a very busy day at the scales.

Updated yesterdays report.

1:05 PM - Anglers on the "I Cart-er" just returned with 19 yellowfins and a mahi from the Norfolk Canyon. They were on an overnight trip.

Mary Darrell caught a 23-inch flounder at the north end of the bay behind Assateague Island on a white Gulp at the end of the incoming tide.

6:59 PM - The tuna bite in the canyons was definitely tougher today, which was kind of expected with the anticipated increase in boat traffic. The water that produced yesterdays amazing yellowfin bite continues to move south with most of the bites coming today in the Washington Canyon and working it's way towards the Norfolk.

Nate Gregory and Katie Thatcher caught 7 flounder on white Gulp in the Thorofare and in the bay behind Assateague Island. Their largest measured 23 1/2-inches.

Heath Huskey and Robin Dash came in with a 17-inch flounder caught on a pink Gulp behind Assateague Island.

On the headboat, "Bay Bee", anglers ended their trip with 7 keeper flounder, caught on squid and shiners in the bay behind Assateague Island. The largest flounder measured 23-inches and was caught by Michael Granese.

On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", anglers caught 10 yellowfins down in the Washington Canyon.

UPDATED REPORT: On the "Speculator", they caught 15 yelowfins, 2 dolphin and recorded a white marlin release in the Washington Canyon.

"Quick Draw" went 4 for 6 on yellowfins at the Rockpile. Hot set-up were Splash Bars by Sterling Tackle.

On the charter boat, "On the Run", angler McKinley Taylor caughta 31-inch striper on a sand flea at the South Jetty.

On the "Bubblehead", angler Brian Rader boated a 15 lb. mahi in the Poor Man's canyon.

"Hammer Down" went 9 for 10 on yelowfins in the Poor Man's Canyon.

Eric Badorrek caught a pair of flounder measuring 16 1/2 and 19-inches at the Rt. 90 Bridge.

On the headboat, "Angler", Capt. Chris reported a good day of sea bass fishing with a few flounder thrown in. Alex and Colson Eliadis caught flounder up to 2 3/4 lbs. Scottie Miler boated a 2.5 lb. sea bass.

Dylan Wiley caught an 80 lb. yellowfin in the Baltimore Canyon.
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Day #1 of the Ocean City Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament just ended. There are 46 boats entered in the tournament which is a sizable increase from last year when only 25 boats were entered. Here is what we saw:

Doug and Sharon Curtiss and Jay and Lynette Catha on the "Sea Craft 23" weighed 3 flounder (1.8, 3.8 & 4.0 lbs.) and a 1.2 lb. bluefish.

Scott Lenox on the "Hooked on OC" weighed 2 bluefish (1.8 & 2.4 lbs.) and 2 flounder (2.0 & 2.8 lbs.)

"Jezebel" weighed a 1.8 lb. flounder and 3 sea bass (1.6, 1.6 & 1.4 lbs.)

"Mahki" had a pair of yellowfins weighing 19.0 & 38.0 lbs.

"Crushing It" had 3 yellowfins but only the 44 pounder met the qualifying weight.

"Fish Magnet II" weighed 3 flounder (1.6, 2.0 & 5.2 lbs.) and 3 sea bass (1.0, 1.0 and 1.2 lbs.)

"Offshore Hooker" went 3 for 7 on bigeye tuna. They weighed in at 83.2, 92.0 and 98.6 lbs.

"Kelly Jean" weighed a 32.2 lb. yellowfin.

"Reel Fantatic" had 4 yellowfins, but they didn't meet the qualifying weight. Largest weighed 27.2 lbs.

"Canyon Hunter" had 2 yellowfins weighing 34.0 and 50.2 lbs.

"De-Bait-Able" weighed a 38.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Fish Frenzi" had 2 yellowfins but didn't meet the qualifying weight. Their largest weighed 29.2 lbs.

"Vapor Trail" weighed a 41.4 lb. yellowfin.

"Burn' n Bills" had 4 yellowfins. Their largest weighed 31.8 lbs. The other three didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Opper-tuna-ty Nox" had 4 nice yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 30.8, 34.6 and 52.0 lbs.

"Off the Grid" weiged an 18.2 lb. bluefin tuna that didn't meet the minimum qualifying weight.

"Joken" had a white marlin release at 7:37 AM and 5 yellowfins.

"Family Tree" weighed a 38.8 lb. yellowfin.

"PYY Marine" had a pair of yellowfins weighing 31.6 and 40.0 lbs.

"Gulfstream" had 2 yellowfins weighing 49.8 and 55.0 lbs.

"Carol's Teakettle" caught 4 yellowfins and an 84 lb. bluefin. Their 2 heaviest yellowfins weighed in at 44.6 and 46.8 lbs.

"Ready or Knot" had 5 yellowfins. Their 3 heaviest weighed 35.6, 48.4 and 49.6 lbs.

Here are the standings after Day 1 (tomorrow only 8 boats are eligible to fish):

WHITE MARLIN RELEASE DIVISION:
1st - "Joken" - 1 release - 7:37 AM
2nd - "De-Bait-Able" - 1 release - 2:50 PM

TUNA DIVISION:
"Offshore Hooker" - 98.6 lb. bigeye
"Offshore Hooker" - 92.0 lb. bigeye
"Carol's Teakettle" - 84.0 lb. bluefin


FRIDAY, June 15, 2018

Today was an incredible day for fishing off the coast of Ocean City. If you are looking to go tuna fishing, pick yourself up a copy of the Coastal Fisherman and check out the following report to get some ideas on who to call. You can see that tuna fishing is off the chart right now and flounder fishing in the bay is picking up.

9:46 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right" reported a tuna bite again today. They have 10 yellowfins in the box already. All caught between in the Baltimore Canyon in 100 fathoms. Look for reports throughout the day.

11:39 AM - It sounds like the tuna bite is excellent today. The charter boat, "That's Right" just reported that they have 16 yellowfins in the box. All from the Baltimore Canyon. Some boats are catching them in the Washington Canyon also. There are a lot of small tuna, in the 30-35 inch range with a few larger fish mixed in.

12:29 PM - The charter boat "Marli" is back already with their limit of 18 yellowfins in the box after trolling in the Poor Man's Canyon. All caught on ballys and spreader bars. Fishing on the "Marli" were Gretchan Benjamin and Ken, Lisa, Hunter and Joe Pfeiffer. All of the action as in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

2:08 PM - The charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with their limit of 18 yellowfins after trolling ballyhoo and spreader bars in 120 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing on the "Moore Bills" were Tim Baldwin, Rick Baker and Andy, Bernie, Kevin and Bryan Schweigman. On three passes, the anglers caught 3, 4 and 5 yellowfins. The rest were a pick.

On the flounder headboat, "Happy Hooker", Travis Turner, Andrew Kiefer and John Pieroni each caught a keeper flounder with Travis leading the way with an 18-incher. All were caught on squid and shiners in the bay behind Assateague.

2:58 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Get Sum" had a great morning, ending up with 7 keeper flounder in the box. Bite was all over the bay and Capt. Nick said that the water was very clear this morning.

4:13 PM - The charter boat, "That's Right" had 18 yellowfins after trolling in 100 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. Anglers were Jim Bennett, Joe Yarbrough, Tim and Jason Norton, Bryan Vernon and Cathy and Bob Montague. Capt. D.J. Churchill reported water temps around 68-degrees.

On the "Killin Time", anglers caught 18 yellowfins in 300 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing were Louie Demello, Dylan Cox, Jeff Cox, Glenn Orr, Kevin Rosemary and J.C. Grimberg.

Anglers on the "C-Boys" caught 22 yellowfin tuna in 200 fathoms in the Poor Man's Canyon. Water temperature ranged from 65 to 72-degrees. Anglers were Bill Leash, Gary Stine, Jonny Barr, Paul Crampton, Jr. and Paul Crampton, III.

On the charter boat, "Boss Hogg", Capt. Brian Porter put his anglers on the meat again, today returning with 18 yellowfins and 3 small mahi after trolling in the Washington Canyon. Anglers were Chris Murray, Scott Ewing, Dave Taylor, Whit Maccauaig, McLain Fisher and Lenny Weber.

On the charter boat, "Rhonda's Osprey", after trolling between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyon, anglers caught 18 yellowfins and 5 mahi on ballyhoo and spreader bars. Fishing were Alex Parker, Jr., Alex Parker, Sr., James Parker, Thomas Forrest and Issac Davis.

Big Bird Cropper was at it again, today returning with a pair of 18-inch flounder and 3 bluefish after fishing around the Rt. 50 Bridge. Bird's chopper bluefish measured 30-inches and weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. He also released 8 short stripers during the trip.

The flounder bite around the Rt. 50 Bridge was very good today. Water was clean and those fishing off the bridge were seen with stringers of flatties.

5:51 PM - During their afternoon trip aboard the charter boat, "Get Sum", anglers caught 4 flounder, measuring up to 17 1/2-inches, while drifting in the bay behind Assateague Island. All were caught on white Gulp Swimming Mullets. Fishing with Capt. Nick were Kevin Stump, Rob Krout and Brad Schaale.

On the charter boat, "Spring Mix II", anglers caught 11 yellowfins, 2 bluefins and 3 mahi while trolling in 200 fathoms between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons. Anglers included Andy, Dean and Vinny Artrip, Vinnie Arillo, Bryce Parrish and Nathan Bradley.

The charter boat, "White Lightning" returned with 11 yellowfins in the box after trolling in 150 fathoms in the Poor Man's.

On the charter boat, "Espadon", Capt. Sylvain Cote put his anglers onto 12 yellowfins, 1 bigeye (150 lbs.) and a white marlin release. All of the action took place in 300 fathoms outside the Poor Man's Canyon. Fishing on the "Espadon" were Steve Wann, Darrell Long, Daryl Reinke, Steve Pelham (who had the white marlin release), Jeff Marshall and Mike Dwyer.

Anglers on the charter boat, "Pumpin Hard" had 17 yellowfins and a dolphin from between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyon. Anglers were John, Dave and Jacob Karfgin, Ed and Gavin Seaman and Shane Stringfellow.

On the "Jezebel" Don Riggins, Jacob Wozar and Jason Courtney teamed up to catch 2 yellowfins in the Poor Man's and 2 sea bass at the Bow Mariner.

The charter boat, "Talkin Trash" returned with 21 yellowfins, 3 "under" bluefins and a white marlin release in the Poor Man's. Fishing were Kevin Morton, Andrew Carder, Jon Williams, Jordan Kimble, Joe Jernigan and Steve Sylvester.

6:13 PM - Bob Sharbaugh caught an 18-inch flounder at the north end of the East Channel during the outgoing tide. Bob used a Gulp artificial bait to fool the flattie.

6:23 PM - Budd Heim and Kevin Welkner hooked 6 keeper-size flounder, but only kept 3 after drifting in the East Channel and using Gulp for bait.

UPDATED: On the charter boat, "On the Run", Tim Moss caught a 5 lb. sheepshead at the South Jetty while using sand fleas for bait.

Jason Picking caught an 18-inch flounder in the bay behind Assateague down by Frontier Town. He used a Gulp artificial bait.

Nash Rogers caught a 17 1/2-inch flounder in the Thorofare while using minnows for bait.


THURSDAY, June 14, 2018

9:00 AM - Just a reminder that registration is tomorrow for the Marli


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