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Ocean City Maryland & Assateague Island - Delaware Beaches - Ocean n Bay Fishing Report
By Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle Shop, Ocean City MD - Fenwick Island DE
 Nov 24th 2014

Water Temp: 55.0

Fishing Report by Sue Foster Tautog fishing slowed down around the bulkheads and inlet last week. Patrick reports on Nov. 23rd: "We came down to do tog fishing on Sunday around 9:00 AM. Started on north inlet wall using green crab, slow beyond slow, a couple of bites. We did not catch any. Didn't see anyone pull anything in and I walked to end of wall at motel near pier. No one catching and about a dozen fisherman trying. Went to bay side beyond 3rd street after 12 noon. A couple of guys there were catching keepers. Very slow for us again. Saw something interesting where someone had set out reels to railing of townhouses and went inside. Sure enough saw two fish catch themselves over a period of an hour. The guy would come out every now and then and check on the rods and when caught would hand line the fish to second floor where it was never to be seen again. Maybe watching football who knows. We gave it up fishing at bayside around 4:00 for the 3 hour drive home. No tog this time. . . a first for us.. .  over 20 years doing it in OC."

Surf fishing report from stripers online:

Craig Pentz

offline Joined: 9/2001 Posts: 147 Location: Arlington VA / Caine Woods I fished 2 or 3 rods for about 30 hours from Sunday to Sunday. I caught 84 skates and 13 dogfish. I was cursing those spinney little beasts all week, but now that I'm sitting back in my office in Tyson's Corner I'd trade anything to see a white belly smile.gif. Seriously considering a full time move to the house in OC....not so seriously considering opening a french restaurant and serving nothing by skate.

Oyster Bay Tackle is now open 8 AM to 4 PM Monday thru Saturday weather permitting. We close at 2 PM on Sundays  410-524-3433. Fenwick Tackle is now open Friday 8-4 (weather permitting),  Saturday 8-4. Sun 8-2.
Fenwick Tackle is now closed for season. We will reopen in April 2015.
We would like to Thank our customers for a Great season.(302-539-7766) Oyster Bay Tackle will stay open 7 says a week until Dec.
21.(410-524-3433) Our  online mall is open. E-mail Sue Foster at:  Oyster Bay Tackle if you have any questions.

2014 Tide Tables available in our stores and online.

We sell fishing licences! We sell MD fishing licenses at our Oyster Bay store and DE licenses at our Fenwick Tackle location. If you get a DE.
boat fishing sticker, you need your current boat registration (blue
card) and driver's license. Please bring cash. For more info call Fenwick Tackle at 302-539-7766.

We at Oyster Bay and Fenwick Tackle have decided not to rent rods and reels and clam rakes anymore. The reason being, is that a bay spinning outfit can be bought as inexpensively as $19.99 and an 8-foot all around spinning outfit that is also good for the surf can be bought as inexpensively as $29.99 complete with rod, reel and line. 3-piece clam rakes can be purchased for $34.99.  If you don't want to take them home, give them away to another angler or clammer before you leave!

Oyster Bay Had one picture this week:

 11 Year Old Trevor Lawrence caught this 28 inch 8.5 pound Flounder  while fishing a wreck aboard the Morning Star using a Jig.

 His picture is in our  Surf  Fishing Photo Gallery.

Many anglers ask about reading the beach when surf fishing." "Poppy" a very good angler has posted another very good description with pictures on Stripers Online. Check it out:  Reading the Beach  He draws it out completely! If you're not catching fish in the surf, you need to study this!

Our online mall is open and we have: 
Trailhead Tire Deflators!  We now have the new JT Brooks Tire Deflators and Tire Buddy II Tire Deflators, our most popular kind.

We have 
surf rigs! 

Patrick e-mailed is:   "Hi Sue, Thought I'd check in and let you know
how things are going on the Rte 50 bridge lately. I didn't get back for the last year since I lost Arlene, my beloved wife of 50 years in March of 2013. I'm going to sell the CT house and move to our condo in OC permanently as soon as possible after the sale. The fishing is good therapy for me to help cope with her loss..

Fishing the night tides on the bridge has been very productive although not providing any keepers - yet. Using a 5" Riptide Mullet on a 2oz jighead, since the first of the month until today(11/12) I've managed to get 61 Stripers with 8 over 27"s and 13 from 24" to 27"s - not a keeper in the bunch but a lot of fun.  (The most productive night was 11/10 incoming when I landed 19 Schoolies and 11/12 with another 11). These fish are all healthy young specimens full of fight. I've seen a few keepers up there but not very many at all and there doesn't appear to be the quantity of baitfish in the bay as other years. (I've foul hooked a couple of Shad and Herring so they're out there but maybe not in the quantity to draw in the mass of Stripers?)

I've also been fishing Tog at the bulkhead and although the bite has tapered off a bit (for me, anyway!), there are a lot of keepers being caught there  every day/every tide change on both Sand Fleas and Green Crabs. I've managed to get 13 keepers since mid-October with the largest at 18.5"s with a 16.5"er to limit me for the day.

I hope all is well with you and your family and wish only tight lines to you. Got to get as much wet line time in as possible before the cold weather sets in! It's already pretty cold and with a little wind chill added to the mix, you quickly find out where your arthritic areas are - or will be."

As we get pictures, we will post them. These pictures are in our  Inshore Photo Gallery.

Larry Jock from the Coastal
Fisherman SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Larry Jock reports:

Well, it looks like we are starting to see the start of our striper season off the coast of Ocean City, I think some fish have already skirted us by, probably out around 10 miles, since the first batch has arrived in Virginia.

There was a ton of bird activity north of the Inlet, especially off the Pyramid hotel and further north, but not many people found fish.

Earlier this week, some stripers were caught by anglers fishing at the mouth of the Ocean City Inlet. Fish continue to be caught around the Rt.
50 Bridge. A nice 41-incher was caught during the week.

Capt. Monty on the headboat, "Morning Star" said that sea bass fishing today was excellent with many fishermen catching their limit. They even had a junior angler catch an 8.5 lb. flounder while jigging.

Capt. Bert at Hook'em & Cook'em at the Indian River Marina reported

Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star reports this week:Fish Report 11/20/14 Greetings All, "Been a lot of sea bass limits. Even days when some anglers are sharing fish early on. That guy that looks a lot like Big Dave, for instance, ah.. umm.. Kevin! Yeah, Kevin was bagged-out and sharing just an hour & twenty minutes into the first drop. The boat's been done & in early several trips. I barely avoided getting my head handed to me another day in higher than anticipated NW winds. And, on our last trip out, we even had some clients jig a limit. One fellow, I'll call him "Jeremy" to protect the innocent; Jeremy, in fact, never touched a piece of bait all day, caught 'em all on a 4 or 5 ounce jig. That takes a really nice bite.. Sea bass are moving offshore, compacting, getting denser. That's why the bite is sometimes outrageous in fall."

Going Long For Sea Bass Either Side Of Thanksgiving Too - 11/26 & 11/28
- 6 to 3:30 - $125.00 - No Fishing TG Day. Now Have Reservation Book Open Thru November 30th For Sea Bass On Our Regular Schedule. (current weather pattern should allow us to get at least 1/5th of these trips

Saturday's 6:00 to 3:30 - $125.00 – Otherwise 7 to 3 at $110.00..
Reservations Required at 410 520 2076 - LEAVE YOUR BEST POSSIBLE CONTACT NUMBER - Weather Cancelations Are Common - I Make Every Attempt To Let Clients Sleep In If The Weather's Not Going Our Way..

Be a half hour early! We always leave early! ..except when someone shows up right on time. Clients arriving late will see the west end of an east bound boat.

Dramamine Is Cheap Insurance! Crystalized Ginger Works Great Too. It's Simple To Prevent Motion Sickness, Difficult To Cure. If You Suffer Mal-de-Mer In A Car You Should Experiment On Shorter Half-Day Trips First!

Bring A Cooler With Ice For Your Fish – A 48 Quart Cooler Is Fine For A Few People. Bring Lunch & Your Refreshment – No Galley. Bring A Fish Towel Too..

The OC Reef Foundation Aims To Build Its Single Largest & Most Expensive Concrete Reef Deployment Ever This Fall. (early this winter??) The Capt Bob Gowar Reef Will Become A Cornerstone Of Our Nearshore Reef Restoration Efforts. (even if it's early next year!)

10,634 Reef Blocks by the rail – 3,000 at Jimmy Jackson's – 2,136 at Doug Ake's – 1,146 at Saint Ann's – 558 at Eagle Scout Reef - 547 at Lindsey's Isle of Wight Reef and, just begun, 82 at the Brian Sauerzopf Memorial Reef..

 E-mail Capt Monty at:  Capt  Monty about upcoming trips or to subscribe to his newsletter:   You can also contact Capt Monty at:

Capt. Monty Hawkins Party Boat "Morning Star"
Reservation Line 410 520 2076

Watch the  weather.

 Help and Donate to the Ocean City Reef Foundation! It's a 501c3 tax

Capt. Chris on the headboat "Angler" reported good fishing. One of his patrons reported on Facebook: Once we shoved off, I was out like a light. Zzzzzz... Two hours later, I got up and joined the guys at the back of the boat. Soon after that, we were over our spot and drifted to figure out where to anchor..... Down went our lines. Almost immediately, Mario hooks up. He was cranking up fish as soon as his bait hit bottom.
He was on fire. Meanwhile, I was barely getting any hits. It was like they didn't want my jigs. Once the drift was figured out, the anchor was dropped. The catching continued. After a little bit, I finally figured out what the fish wanted. My Inchukus have to be moving horizontally to get hit. Up and down was no where near as effective. I was finally catching. When I got my second keeper, Mario had 7.

On  Nov.21st Rob Glassman and his son reported limits of nice Seabass.

Capt Chris Mizurak also runs the Reef Chief. For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may contact me at 410-458-8343."

For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may call 410-458-8343.Thanks and hope to see you soon! Reef Chief  410-458-8343 For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may call 410-458-8343. For info on the Reef Chief go to: .

Joe at  Lewes Harbour Marina (302-645-6227) November 13, 2014 reports: "Stripers finally rounded the corner into Delaware Bay, and although there have only been a few caught each day, most were big."

 For more info check out Joe's entire report.

Anglers  need a DE Fishing License to fish, crab, and clam in DEL:
Individual Delaware Fishing Licenses are now available  online You can also renew your boat registration here!

Check out the link on our web site to the local chapter of the  MSSA. They are keeping us abreast on all the Fishing Issues.  From our  Oyster Bay Website, go to "More Fishing Info" on the left hand side, and click on "MSSA Atlantic Anglers".

Check the weather before driving hours to go offshore or fish the surf.
Go to  Coastal Marine Forecast to get an idea of the weather and height of the waves.

Capt. Rick Yakimowicz of the "Thelma Dale V" fishes out of Fisherman's Wharf. Here is his report from Nov. 24th " It was a good weekend here at the Wharf for fishing except for the Stripers. Both the Sea Bass and the Tautog cooperated nicely despite some frigid temperatures Saturday morning. Sunday was much warmer and the wind gave us a break allowing some of the best Tog fishing of the fall season so far. We are on the reduced schedule now with the regular all-day trips sailing just Thursday through Sundays and all Sea Bass trips are reservations only with extended hour trips. We will be off Thanksgiving Day but will resume fishing on this coming Friday for both the Sea Bass and the Tog as long as Mother Nature allows."

If you would like any more information about trips sailing out of the Wharf or you would like to book a private charter or reserve space on one of the upcoming special trips please give us a call at (302) 645-TUNA. Don't forget to check us out on facebook for the most recent updates as well as all of the pictures from recent trips."

His full report and boat info is here. Then go to the Home Page and click on his FaceBook page.

Capt. Rick Yakimowicz Thelma Dale V"

Inlet (302-227-7974) reported on Nov. 24th: "The answer to the
$63,999 question is that the fishing report still has not changed much.
Short stripers in the Inlet with the occasional keeper on flies and bucktail during the day and live eels at night."

Tautog fishing in the Inlet and on the nearshore wrecks and reefs is good. We have live green crabs. Sand fleas are done for the year.
Bloodworms are done for the yeat too.

The beach is producing sharks and skates.

There is hope. Still seeing reports of stripers on the beach in mid Jersey. And our water temp has finally dipped below 60 degrees.

Pretty weather in the forecast for Thanksgiving week. We will be open on Thanksgiving Day 6am-12pm.

Happy Turkey Day!

Bill's Sports Center (302-645-7654) November 20, 2014:


 David Webb, Milford, caught a striper in the DE. Bay weighing 36.85#,  45” long.

 John Hazzard, Georgetown, DE, caught a tournament striper at 17.15# and  36.5” long.

 Steven Smith, Dover, DE. caught a tournament striper at 20.35#  measuring 36.5”.

 Adriana Barreiro, Turnersville, NJ, caught a citation tog weighing  7.25#, 23” at the Outer Wall on green crabs. She and Jeff Craig of  Collegeville Pa got their limit today!

 Like us on facebook to be able to see all of our reports and pictures  on a daily basis! Also check out our NEW facebook page: Bill's Sport  Shop Charter Directory, it contains links to many Charter boat web  pages and facebook pages.

 Evan Falgowski, Lewes, caught a citation tournament striper at 41.10#,  46”. to go into 2nd place in the Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper  Tournament.

 Capt. Scotty, of the ‘Rehoboth Star’ out of South Shore Marina called  to let us know that the tog have turned on! He had a boat (25 people)  limit on Saturday on an Ocean Wreck.

 Paul Pergeorelis, Millville, DE, caught a tournament tog at 6.85#  measuring 22”.

 Captain Rodney from ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ had a crew from Pro Lock  and Safe out today, Capt reported they caught a mess of tog but the  keepers were hard to come by but the bigger bite turned on late.

 Larry Garver, Honeybrook, PA, caught 29.5” striper at the inlet, after  picking up his tackle and sand fleas at BSS. The fish weighs 11.2#.

 Dave Lynam, Lewes, caught a 19.5”, 4.85# tournament tog.

 Mike Maney, Lewes, caught a 10.6#, 24.5” tog on an ocean wreck using  green crabs.

 Evans Norwood, Harbeson, caught a tournament tog, weighing 6.3, 22.5”.

 Young Hayden Wheeler went out on the ‘Lil Angler II’ with Capt Brian  for his first ever tog trip and was rewarded with 2 beautiful tog!
 Congrats Hayden!!!

Anglers that toughed it out got some keepers. Sea bass fishing offshore has been especially good when the boats got out and the weather co- operated. Stripers are picking up at the Bridges and Inlets. We are selling lots of live eels at Oyster Bay. Surf's seen some snapper blues, rays, sharks, one drum that we've heard off and a few stripers. We received several reports of schools of small stripers in the ocean just off the beach. Look for terns working the schools of fish. We received several reports of good tog fishing around the rocks at Martha's Landing. A lot of short fish with a few keepers mixed in. Green crabs and sandfleas are working well.”

" Check out his report.

"Pretty cool web site... Lots of pics, reports and descriptions and directions to get to some of those fishing places in DEL everyone talks about but you might wonder where they are! The site is  DSF Delware Surf Fishing.

Capt.Dan Stauffer (866-623-4746) of the  Fin Chaser does wreck, inlet and trolling trips. 11/11/14 Capt. Dan reports:"

 Wilson Cropp Charters and Guide Service. Cape Charles, VA- 1-434-531-6376)

 (Just a note to say to my readers that many of my fishing reports are  from other anglers and party boats that come over my e-mail. When I  "copy/paste" their reports I try to leave them intact. It keeps the  fishing reports lively and interesting. But any comments/politics  within the quotes are their comments and views, and not necessarily

Need info on where, how, when to fish, crab, and clam? Go to  Drifting Easy Archives and READ UP! It's all in there and it's FREE!!!!!!

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Anglers fishing in Ocean City will need to purchase a  saltwater fishing license. This license will cover both the Chesapeake Bay and the coastal waters and surf of Ocean City and Assateague Island. Yes, this includes surf fishing. If you already have a Chesapeake Bay Saltwater license you are good to go!  Anglers will be able to purchase the license 
online or come to Oyster Bay Tackle to purchase one. Please bring cash to buy your fishing license in our store.  If you go online, Logon if you have ever had a MD fishing or hunting license in the past or Enroll if you never had. Fill in all the information and click on "Purchase License"  The license you want to choose is "Bay and Coastal Sport"  You can either choose a year-round or 7-day. If you know you are coming to Ocean City,and you want to get it done ahead of time you can also call a toll free number (1-855-855-3906) or print and mail in an  application.
Boat Licenses: $50 and everyone on your boat can go fishing without a license. You will get a personal license along with your boat license, so you can go shore fishing as well. They will send you your sticker for your boat in the mail.  If you come to Oyster Bay Tackle, we have the
2014 stickers for sale.

Mail the application to their main office:

Maryland Dept. of Natural resources Annapolis Service Center P.O. Box
1869 1804 West Street, Suite 300 Annapolis, MD 21401

If you are going to be fishing on a private boat with someone who has a Boat License, you don't have to buy a license, but you do have to   register online. This is free and is done on the same site that you would buy a license. Logon if you have ever had a MD fishing or hunting license or Enroll if you never had. Fill in all the information and click on "Obtain Registration" to print your free registration. Print out your number and keep an id with you when you go fishing. You can also call
1-855-855-3906 during daytime hours. Be sure to write down the number they give you. That will be your temporary license. (You also need to get a free registration if you fish one of the free fishing areas in Ocean City.)

Another interesting note about the license is that if you buy a VA license, it is good in MD, and vice versa. If you are fishing in MD with a VA licence you do need to register with MD online. Again, this is free. This is so each state can "try" to figure out "how many" fish are being caught in their own individual states.  (VA Free Registry)

If you want to go fishing in Ocean City without a license, your choices will be the "Oceanic Pier," the "Ocean Pier" or to go fishing on a party or charter boat. You can now go fishing in one of the "free zones." 2nd through 4th Street Bulkhead or Northside Park. (You need the free MD registry to fish in these two areas.)  Come to Oyster Bay Tackle and we can do that for you. You can also go crabbing and clamming in Ocean City without a license. Or you can fish off your own private dock.

Ocean City has two free fishing zones. The bulkhead from 2nd to 4th Street (Chicago Ave.) and the Northside Park at 125th Street. You do not need a license in these two places but you do need a "free registry." Go  here to register online. This is free and can also be done over the phone during daytime hours of 7-7 at 1-855-855-3906.

Senior citizens 65 and older. Cost is $5 if you have a MD driver's license and are a resident of MD, but if you are a non-resident there is no break. No break for boat licenses either. $50 resident or non-resident.

Contact Info If you have any questions regarding Maryland's sport fishing license requirements, you may contact Fisheries Service via e
mail: or by calling (410-656-9526).

Following is the fee schedule for 2012 & 2013:

Senior License (year round) - $5.00 Resident License (year round) -
$15.00 Resident License (7-day) - $6.00 Non-resident (year round) -
$22.50 Non- resident (7-day) - $12.00 Pleasure Boat Decal (covers everyone on boat - year round) - $50.00

No license is required for: Boat decal passengers Those fishing in "free fishing" areas Those fishing from their waterfront properties Anglers under 16 years old Anglers fishing on a licensed charter, party or guide boat Anglers fishing commercially under a valid license

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If you have any fish reports please  e-mail Sue Foster at:  Oyster Bay Tackle.  E-mail me your name and where you are from so we can put you in our weekly fish reports!  

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