Latest Update: October 8, 2008
Next Update: October 15, 2008
Ocean Side Fishing Report
Real-time water information for selected points in the Coastal Bay
A more stable weather pattern has done much to improve the flounder fishing in the back bay areas of Ocean City this week. The waters have cleared up and fishermen are catching flounder on the change of the tides in the channel areas leading to the inlet. Fishermen at the Route 50 Bridge/Inlet areas are seeing more and larger tautog during the daylight hours this week along with a few triggerfish and of course flounder. The night crews are seeing bluefish moving in and out of the inlet and are catching them on Got-Cha lures. Fishermen have also been catching a mix of striped bass and puppy drum often on soft plastic swimming lures and jigs.
Surf fishermen are reporting large numbers of small bluefish in the surf and fair numbers of large red drum, striped bass and sharks.
The changing of the seasons often brings wind with it and lately boats venturing out to the inshore and offshore fishing grounds have had to pick their days. The boats fishing the wreck sites and artificial reefs have been reporting fair fishing for sea bass. They actually are catching good numbers of sea bass; itís just that they donít meet the minimum size requirement. The boats are still hitting excellent croaker fishing closer to the beaches; usually on the way in and flounder continue to be part of the catch near the wreck sites along with bluefish and tautog.
The offshore fishing took a dramatic upswing recently when calmer wind conditions allowed boats to fish the canyon areas. What they found were large numbers of wahoo at the Washington. Poormanís Canyon areas; many boats limited out and added good number of dolphin, a few yellowfin tuna and numerous white marlin releases to their catches. Bill and Mike Ambrose of Fallston are all smiles with this four man limit of wahoo caught just inside the Washington Canyon.
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