Latest Update: April 2, 2008
Next Update: April 9, 2008
Ocean Side Fishing Report
Real-time water information for selected points in the Coastal Bay
Fishermen in and around the Ocean City Inlet are seeing the tautog fishing improve as water temperatures rise. The current surf temperature is floating around 45-46-degrees and the best tautog fishing is still occurring at the bottom of the ebb tide. The bulkheads from 1st to 4th Streets and the end of 5th and 6th Streets have been convenient places to fish as is the inlet bulkhead and the Route 50 Bridge. Frozen sand fleas or fresh crab pieces tend to be the most popular baits. There have been a few reports of undersized striped bass being caught now and then at the inlet and even reports of a few flounder up by the Route 90 Bridge.
Surf fishermen continue to do battle with spiny dogfish and clear-nosed skates; while trying to find a striped bass. The only reports of striped bass from the weekend were undersized fish in the surf.
The party boats headed out to the wreck sites continue to buck the weather but when they do get out they have been doing well. Tautog fishing has been good with most knowledgeable anglers catching their limit of 4fish/ person. Susan Samock from Olney had the distinction this past week of catching the first sea bass for the Ocean City fleet on one of the artificial reefs.
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A Couple of Closing Notes...
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