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WEEKLY "Gone Fishing" AT THE BEACH
compliments of: Sue Foster, proprietor of
OYSTER BAY TACKLE, Ocean City Maryland,
and Fenwick Tackle, Fenwick Island Delaware.
Sue provides us hopeful fish catchers with a timely
UP TO DATE FISHING REPORT
and other handy fishing advice.


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
 Sept 1st 2014

Water Temp: 74.5

Fishing Report by Sue Foster

Fishing this week picked up with snapper blues in the surf. Some schoolie stripers were reported up on the Delaware Beaches. Lots of flounder in the bay but lots of shorts! The larger flounder are offshore at the Artificial Reefs. Oceanic Pier saw lots of action though keeper flounder were hard to come by. Snapper blues on the Bridge, Piers, and surf added some new action. Croakers are still around though not always consistent. When anglers get into them, it is good! Offshore was good on dolphin, marlin releases, some tuna and wahoo.

Oyster Bay Tackle is now open 6:30 AM to 8 PM. 410-524-3433. Fenwick Tackle is open 7-7. (302-539-7766). 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.

Need a nice house to rent a few miles from the beach? Check it out!

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

2014 short sleeve White Marlin Open T-shirts still in stock. Starting at 19.99.  2014 White Marlin Open T's are online.

Still got some OC Sharkers T-s priced $4 off! In both our stores.


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!

Surf fishing continues to see an increase in snapper blues. There's still some kingfish, spot and croaker around. Sharks are biting at night. Some schoolie stripers in the surf are starting up in DE. Snapper blues seem to be the biggest news. Lots more than last year!

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.

Oyster Bay only had one picture this week:

Ed Wirth from Newark, Del caught a 25 inch Flounder out of Indian River Inlet using Chartreuse Gulp as bait.

This picture is in our  Inshore Photo Gallery.

Charlie Donohue from Philadelphia PA and Peter Polkus from Wilmington Delaware fished the East Channel using Live Minnows during the High Tide and together they had a nice day of fishing.  Charlie and Peter had some keepers one Flounder was a 17.5 inch and the other keeper was 18 inches.

We had reports of big croaker in the inlet on Saturday. One man bought 4 boxes of squid and was headed back out there on Sunday. Hope they were still there!

Capt Jeff Grimes e-mails in his fish report this week: "Where did the summer go? Here it is Labor Day and I can say it has been one of the coolest summers I can remember. It was a great summer with some of the best Flounder fishing we have seen in many years. We where on a hot streak up till July 4Th Hurricane blew in and dirty up the water for a while but we recovered and continued to catch a lot of Flounder but not as many keepers. There were a lot of Croakers in the bay this summer but not many over 12 inches but it was great to see their return in large numbers. This weekend was very challenging with the large number of boats on the bay and a gusty south wind. We went thru a ton of Gulp this weekend with the tails being bite off over and over again. The best spot we found was the west channel at or near high tide. The incoming tide was very clear but it not take long on the out going tide to dirty up the water. White Gulp was the bait of choice this week. Make you stock before you hit the water. Now we start the second season of fishing with cooler temps and a lot less boats on the water. There is still time to book a trip and take advantage of some great fall fishing. Give me a call at 717-574-4010 or email me at helbentcharters@hotmail.com. Check out my website at helbentcharthers.com and my Facebook page with lots of pictures. See you on the water."

The Rt. 50 Bridge has been good on flounder and snapper blues by day. At night there's been good sized blues and some stripers. Most of the stripers are short but a few keepers are being caught. More to come you can bet!

Local Lenny P reported catching and releasing a 41-inch red drum from the Bridge one night! He thought he had a big striper! Oh well...

Ganzz posted on Stripers Online about flounder fishing from the Rt. 50 Bridge last week: "Spent a few days (3) fishing from the Route 50 bridge in Ocean City, MD. It was three of us using a speadrer rig. We caught a total of 97 flounder, with 4 keepers. we were using a squid shiner combo. 20",2-18" and 16"."

Larry Jock of the  Coastal Fisherman didn't have many inshore reports. There were a lot of marlin releases, dolphin catches, some tuna, and a couple wahoo. Inshore he reported on Thursday: "Jerry Gray caught a 24.5-inch, 5 lb. 14 oz.
flounder in the West Channel, north of the Rt. 50 Bridge on a live minnow."

On Wednesday, a beautiful day, Larry Jock reports from inshore: "Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 3 keeper size flounder and 15 throwbacks in the Middle Channel this morning. "Skip's Charter & Guide Service" had a 25 3/4-inch, 7 lb. 5 oz. flounder, caught on live spot in the East Channel, south of the Rt. 50 Bridge. Jeff Schmidt caught a 24-inch, 6 lb. 2 oz.
flounder off the 3rd Street Bulkhead on a live spot. Taylor Axe caught a 16-inch flounder and a snapper bluefish off the Bulkhead. Headboat "Morning Star" returned with a nice catch of flounder from an artificial reef. Largest weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz."

J.J. from the  Oceanic Pier
(410-289-2602) reports that lots of short flounder but very few keepers the last few days. Lots of action!  The short flounder, croaker, spot, snapper blues and little sea bass by day.At night the fare is mostly shad and blues.  At night, the fish are biting on lures. Use Gotcha Plugs, Spec Rigs, and Rattletraps.

The Ocean Pier reports blues and sharks. I went up on Wednesday before the holiday. I caught a dozen big spot and one croaker just beyond the breakers with bloodworms and fishbites. Anglers at the end of the pier were catching sharks and rays with squid.


Anglers are catching crabs in North Ocean City and areas. North side Park is open at 125th Street and anglers are catching crabs on the higher tide. There have also been some Norfolk spot and small croaker around for anglers using little hooks and bloodworms or Fishbite Bloodworms. You can also crab at the Isle of Wight off Route 90 or behind Convention Hall at 40th Street, Assateague, or the bulkhead along Jamestown Road. You don't need a license to crab in Ocean City. We sell chicken necks for crabbing at our stores!  And bunker! And all the crabbing supplies you will need.


Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star reports this week:


Taking Reservations for what's left of August & September to the 22nd for "Whatever's Biting On The Reef Trips" - We're Catching Sea Bass & Flounder. There's No Possible Way To Know Which Species Will Bite Better. Both Delicious: If you only want cbass or only want flounder you can watch the swallop-barrel to see which day you wanted to go ..that won't mean the same species will bite better again next trip!!

Sailing Daily For Sea Bass & Flounder. 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.

Sea Bass Are Closed For A Month This Fall, But Not Just October. They Close Sept. 22 & Re-Open October 18th. (Unless MRIP Catch-Estimates Again Claim Some Small Cluster Of Private Boats Caught More Sea Bass Than All Historical Recreational Landings Combined: Then, Despite Well-Understood Inaccuracies, Sea Bass Will Be Closed By "Accountability Measures" Until Our Children's Children Are In Charge..)

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. The Capt Bob Gowar Reef Will Become A Cornerstone Of Our Nearshore Reef Restoration Efforts.

Donate - Please Sponsor Reef Building At http://ocreefs.org Thank You!

Greetings All, Been catching flounder. Even some pretty ones. Not catching any of these fluke away from reefs & wrecks – they're being caught in the structure. Since structure's my specialty – we're catching. Ain't all gravy. Sometimes a completely unskilled angler can do OK. Sometimes they're given an opportunity to strengthen their skills for next time.. Sometimes they walk with the pool-money and a big grin.

I had three separate days last week where I fished reef we'd built off the back of my boat with Oyster Castles, the concrete blocks we've lobbed over the rail for two and a-half years. If they were all in one place 10,294 of them would make a big pile of block.. Capt. Jeremiah recently took a bunch of photos of block Capt. Ted & crew have built into castles on existing reef.. Pics are at ocreefs.org Now too expensive, we're employing our many friends in the concrete block world to find mis-cast & odd-lot blocks to build reef with. Our first truckload came Saturday. These crazy-heavy 100 pound retaining wall blocks were free – had only to pay the trucking. Saved over $4K.. Will deploy most of these on the places we've been building.

It was on places where we've dropped a thousand or two or three oyster castles where we had some pretty good fluke fishing this past week:
catching flounder where I hope to also raise innumerable tog & sea bass.
Umm.. I can't seem to recall the exact coordinates, but we also had the single greatest flounder bite I've seen this year; maybe ever seen.. For an hour and ten minutes or so clients pulled singles & doubles in "drop & reel" fluke fishing – awesome. Then a shark picked up a bait and swam around the stern. Happened fast; I thought spectra line represented an incredible hazard to human necks so I cut it. Then another shark bit – a juvenile tigershark – awesome. And ANOTHER shark bit. Flounder bite history, we caught 8 or 10 more fluke during the last hour and went home..

Because you just read about an incredible flounder bite does not mean you will experience one if you go this week. It's far more likely that we'll have to work for a catch as we often do and did several other days last week. . .

Go to Morning Star Fishing Report to read Capt Monty's entire newsletter...
(http://morningstarfishing.com/report.htm) Join his newsletter if you want to get e-mails about upcoming trips.  He'll be doing some more tautog trips soon as the weather and water temps improve.

 E-mail Capt Monty at:  Capt  Monty about upcoming trips or to subscribe to his newsletter:
 mhawkins@siteone.net   You can also contact Capt Monty at:
 capt.monty@ocreefs.org

Capt. Monty Hawkins mhawkins@siteone.net Party Boat "Morning Star"
Reservation Line 410 520 2076 http://www.morningstarfishing.com/

Watch the  weather.

 Help and Donate to the Ocean City Reef Foundation!  http://www.ocreeffoundation.com It's a 501c3 tax deductable.org

Capt Chris Mizurak of the Angler party boat writes in on Aug 25th:
"Flounder fishing slowed just a little over the last week.  Most likely due to the unfavorable conditions. We did still see some excellent fishing throughout the week with numerous people landing their 4 fish limit up to 5lbs. We have had a few days off here with persistent northeast winds. Once things settle down we should continue to see a mixture of flounder and seabass.  We are sailing daily from 730am to 2pm. The cost is $65, which includes rod, reel, and bait.  For more information and reservations please call 410-289-7424.  Thanks and hope to see you soon!"



Capt Chris Mizurak also runs the Reef Chief.He writes on the 25th:
"Finally able to get out and do some inshore flounder fishing.  We fished a reef fairly close to the beach and had some great flounder action.  Each drift produced some quality fish.  We were back in the slip early with some nice fish up to 5.5 lbs. Flounder fishing should continue to be good into the fall.  4-5hr trips are available right now.
 As things slow down on the big boat, full day trips will become available on 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:
https://www.facebook.com/ocreefchief .

Victor Bunting just e-mailed in last week: "Capt. Victor Bunting on the Ocean Princess has had some good flounder and croaker fishing until that last blow on Tuesday.  That seemed to stop the croaker some, but they're back and he expects the good croaker bite to continue.  Our night trips are usually the best for croakers.  The Ocean Princess has seen some unusual catches with some Mahi-Mahi being brought on board with one weighting 16 pounds. Triggers and sea bass are also mixed in with daily catches.  The Ocean Princess takes 2 trips everyday 8am to noon and 1pm
to 5pm.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the night trips from
6pm to 10pm.  If you are looking for something different then consider our night trips but you have to hurry as they will end August 28th. All trips are $43 adults and $22 kids 12 and under.  We will begin our Fall Special September 1st.  We will fish a 5 hour trip daily for the same cost as our 4 hour trip.  Call 410-289-6226 for reservations. Check out our pics on Facebook. Hope to see you fishing with us."

Joe at  Lewes Harbour Marina (302-645-6227) reports on Aug 29th: 
  • "August 29, 2014 - Last Big Weekend Looks like the weather should be decent for the last big weekend of summer. Wind made things tough for boaters this past week, but he forecast for Saturday through Monday seems ok. Croakers have started to gather at the mouth of Delaware Bay. Hardheads were located near 4 Buoy, where a trench leads out towards the Ocean. Trout, kingfish and snapper blues were mixed in. Chloe Collier checked in a 1.16 pound kingfish she caught there aboard the Angler. Bluefish have also been roaming the rip over the shoal outside the Outer Wall. They've been chasing silversides to the surface during many moving tides. The little choppers are a blast on light tackle, and will grab a shiner or piece of cut mullet on a bottom rig. Bucktails or metal jigs cast and retrieved at a fast clip will get bit as well. Blues have shown up in the surf too. Snappers were reported at different spots all along the beach between Cape Henlopen and Fenwick. Jeff Sherwood was soaking mullet in the suds at the Navy Crossing and landed his limit of blues. A few tog and triggerfish came from the Outer Wall and Ice Breakers, but tautog season closes August 31st. Triggerfish congregated on wrecks just outside the Bay. It was blowing hard ENE Monday, but Captain Brent was able to make it to a snag outside the Bay, and returned by noon with a box full of 37 triggers, plus sea bass and porgies for his anglers on Katydid. Drift conditions were difficult much of the week, but Captain Brent made a long run into the Ocean Wednesday, and his flukers worked structure to put 39 quality flatfish to 6 pounds aboard Katydid. With a kinder Ocean and more boats out and about, flounder should continue to be found on the Old Grounds and bottom changes between DB and DA Buoys. Inshore trolling is starting to produce some false albacore and dolphin. Captain Les on Martha Marie pulled ballyhoo and plastics between Site 11 and the Twenty Fathom Line to take a 50 pound wahoo for Ryan Graver, plus a pair of gaffer mahi and some false albacore. " 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's his report from the 30th: "Not only did the flounder cooperate today but we had a bonus whale show on our ride home." 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 catchfish@verizon.net" Old Inlet (302-227-7974) reported on Aug 27th: "Reports of blues on the beach yesterday. Also stripers have started to return to the beach." We at Oyster Bay and Fenwick Tackle had lots of reports of blues on the beach. Sharks at night. Bill's Sport Shop (302-645-7654) in Lewes, DE reports on the 29th" "Delaware Bay are doing well on flounder and lots of croaker." On the 26th he reported: "Blues are hitting on just about all beaches right now. They are in the 10 to 18” range, and are chomping on cut bait and in close! Three R's has been the hottest, but we are getting reports from all areas! Father Jim Downs from Mary Mother of Peace Parish, his friend, Lamar Scotch, and our own, Captain Bill aboard the “Slicker 111”, fished Site 10 catching croaker after croaker until our arms were tired. We decided to fish for flounder at B buoy and there we caught blues, sea bass and flounder. Clams, silver sides and squid did the trick for a very enjoyable day. Jeremy Gamble, 11 years old, Doylestown, PA, caught a 16.5”, 1.5# flounder in Rehoboth Bay using Gulp. Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters” was fishing the Canyons with Jim Gola and Steve Williamson, and caught 2 white marlin, numerous dolphin and a small blackfin tuna. Joe the postman, limited out on flounder on the “Thelma Dale”.One of our customers stopped back in to stock up on 6” Gulp and mentioned he had a banner day fishing on Site 10. Bob Teichert and company went out to the "Old Grounds" yesterday. They had a good day, coming back with 5 flounder, 16 1/2 to 25" and one sea bass 15 1/2". Chris Gallaway, Bear, DE, pulled a nice one with a 7#, 21.5” sheeps head, using sand fleas, on the south side of the IRI off the rocks. Customer reported catching 26 keeper crabs from the Love Creek Bridge." 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. (http://delaware-surf-fishing.com) Capt.Dan Stauffer (866-623-4746) of the Fin Chaser does wreck, inlet and trolling trips. Here's some of his fish reports from this past week: 08/29/14 Cleared the inlet with a crew of six for a day of offshore action in slightly choppy seas. Before making the final turn mile out the inlet I asked the crew if everyone was fine and that they still wanted to run offshore. The answer, a resounding YES. Less than two minutes later Dave comes up on the bridge and tells me one of the younger crew members is feeling bad and the guys wanna hang tighter to the beach an try for bluefish and turkeys. I make the offer to run the twenty some year old back to the dock and head back offshore but they think he’ll be fine and this is only a precautionary measure. Get to the hill and find outstanding action on slightly nicer size bluefish than we’ve been seeing on past trips. Unfortunately Ryan is now feeling horrible so after a few hours of filling the box with fish for the smoker (smoked bluefish should be considered a delicacy, it’s truly awesome) we head back to the dock. 08/28/14 Today’s trip started with a warning that if the forecast is slightly off and the NW winds come up harder than they’re calling for it could be a very rough ride home. A refund or shorter trip was offered but this crew of three really wanted to see a marlin so off to the deep we went. Arrived to find pretty nice conditions, but less than fifteen minutes (yes, you heard that correctly; fifteen minutes) after the spread, was set the wind suddenly went to a solid 15 knots straight out of the west. Worked this area with four other mega boats and finally go our shot when a white marlin pops up behind our long rigger and then makes a beeline for our mid rigger bait. Ten minutes later we have Mike’s lifelong dream next to the boat for pictures. Worked the area until 11 am with two other shots but neither came tight. Just prior to this the winds took another jump now at a solid 20+ and the seas had built to 4-5 and super tight so it was time to go. 08/26/14 First trip since the big blow finds we heading south with a crew of five from PA for some overnight fun. Ten mile north of the canyon it was obvious the weatherman was wrong again and the wind and sea’s hadn’t settled down at all. And then there were the weeds, like I’ve never seen them before. Thirteen straight miles of solid hay field. Worked the weeds throughout the afternoon with pretty good results on mahi, white marlin and a nice wahoo. Sometime around 6 pm the guys take a vote and tell me to troll toward home since four of the five don’t want to stay out all night. As we’re just about to loose all our light my shotgun rod takes off and the crew gets a bonus fish, a 40 lb. yellowfin. Back in the slip around 11:30 pm. Wilson Cropp Charters and Guide Service. Cape Charles, VA- 1-434-531-6376) (Looking for a 21 ft boat trailer. Needs to be double axle along with a clear title and be MD State inspected. Contact Justin at 301-275-1454.) (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 mine.) 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!!!!!! Need to tie a knot? Click Here. This is really cool! You can also click Here! A friend of ours has a new business! Clean Brothers Power Washing, Commercial, Residential Roofs, Decks, Docks, Boats, Walkways 215 868 5211 Ask for Ed or Phil! Their web site is: www.cleanbrotherspowerwashing.com Maryland Fishing License 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: customerservice@dnr.state.md.us 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 For more information, log onto www.dnr.state.md.us 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! Need a gift card? Give us a call at 410-524-3433 You can also buy them online. (Instore Only- Good at both of our locations.) Flounder and Surf, Rig and Lure Packages, Selection of Swimming Shads or Gotcha Plugs! 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