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Latest Update: September 2, 2009 Next Update: September 9, 2009 (By 5pm)  

Ocean Side Fishing Report

Flounder fishing in the back bay areas behind Ocean City and Assateague Island continue to be good this week; some of the better locations have been the Main East Channel, the Route 50 Bridge area, the Thorofare and in front of the Ocean City Airport. Croakers are still part of the mix close to the inlet and spot are farther up Assawoman Bay. At the inlet flounder are being caught during the day and a lot of bluefish at night along with some striped bass.

Surf fishermen are once again catching a mix of spot, croaker and a few kingfish. There have been a lot of small bluefish in the surf lately and pieces of finger mullet have been one of the more popular baits to catch them on. Bob Borhofen with small yellowfin tuna, photo by Keith Lockwood

Medium sized croakers are being caught within a couple of miles of the beaches along with flounder. Out at the wreck and reef sites flounder have been the most reliable catch lately with some sea bass being caught.

Offshore the boats that are trolling out to the canyons are finding a mix of dolphin, white marlin and generally small yellowfin tuna such as this one held up by Bob Borhofen.

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A Couple of Closing Notes...

Don't hesitate to e-mail your recent fishing/crabbing photos and trip information. Send your photos via E-mail by the following Monday in order to be included in the next update. The file should be in .jpg format with the longest side sized at 600 pixels. Please keep the file size under one megabyte if possible. The photo should clearly depict the angler(s), fish, and ethical handling practices. For information on ethical angling practices please reference the Catch and Release information located at URL:

Include the following information:

  • Date

  • Angler(s)

  • Hometown(s)

  • Photo credit

  • Location

  • Weight/length of catch

  • Bait/lure

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by that person and a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes.

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