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Ocean City Maryland & Assateague Island - Delaware Beaches - Ocean n Bay Fishing Report
By Bob Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle Shop, Ocean City MD - Fenwick Island DE

Ocean City Inlet water temp. 73.9 degrees  Delaware buoy 73 degrees

June 29, 2015

Flounder fishing heated up this week with some nice catches coming from the East Channel and the South Bay behind Assateague. Bob Weaver sent me a picture of a 9 pound six ounce  28" doormat and a 6 pound 13 ounce 26"
flattie his buddy Dan Mattio caught the same day.  The big flounder were caught in the East Channel South of the Route 50 Bridge on live minnows.
Anglers tossing Gotcha plugs,spoons and bucktails from the Route 50 bridge encountered schools of hungry bluefish up to six pounds during the incoming tides. Surf fishermen are catching some nice kingfish and a few croakers on bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms. Sharks and skates are plentiful in the surf and are chewing on chunks of bunker and squid.
Gray Trout (Weakfish) 15" to 16" surprised anglers fishing the inlet and the Oceanic Pier. Offshore trollers fishing the 20 fathom lumps reported decent catches of yellowfin tuna, bluefin Tuna and dolphin.

Libby Kelly reports:

"Griffin Biddle, AGE 11, From Silver Spring MD, Caught his very First fish while fishing with his dad, Dave Biddle and his uncle, Capt. Jim Gale in the Thorofare, Friday. Starting off with two throwback flounder, HE THEN CAUGHT His first croaker. Griffin followed local tradition and kissed his first fish before throwing it back.

Jason Roblyer from Corning, NY fished RT 50 Bridge during the Slack Tide using Live Minnows as bait and caught a beauty at 6 pounds 7 ounces. 
Nice 24.5 inch Flounder.

On June 22, Bob Weaver from Joppa, MD landed a 9 lb. 6 oz., 28" doormat in the east channel south of the route 50 bridge.  Dan Mattio from Kingsville, MD boated a 6 lb. 13 oz., 26" flatty. The fish took mud minnows on a slack tide."

Check out all their pictures on the Oyster Bay Tackle Gallery. Inshore

Oyster Bay Tackle is looking to hire a responsible adult (retirees
welcome) to work in our stores for the Summer season. The person would be required to work day's or evenings.  We operate two shifts during the Summer season 6am-2pm and 2pm to 10pm. Please email or call the store at 410-524-3433 and leave your name and a return phone number.

Oyster Bay Tackle hours Sunday-Thursday 6am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-10pm. Call 410-524-3433. Fenwick Tackle is now open from 7AM to 7PM Monday-Wednesday and Thursday- Sunday 7am-8pm. (302-539-7766).

 2015 Tide tables are available for pick up in the stores or you can  print them out online. Go to: scroll down the  Main Menu and click on 2015 Tide Tables.

 We sell MD fishing licenses and boat stickers at our Oyster Bay Tackle  store.

We have set up a internet kiosk at Fenwick Tackle for your convenience to purchase a De. Fishing License. If you want to purchase a DEL boat fishing sticker, you need your current boat registration number. Please bring a credit card for your Delaware license. For more info call Fenwick Tackle at 302-539-7766.

 We have added a link on our website directly to the Maryland and  Delaware Fishing License sites to make it easy to purchase a license at  home. Go to and scroll down the Main Menu  and click on the appropriate State link.

 Our online mall is open and we have: 
 Trailhead Tire Deflators!  We now have the new JT Brooks Tire  Deflators and Tirebuddy 3.

  Capt. Jeff of Helbent Charters reports on 06/28/15: "What a great week
  of fishing in OC this past week. We hand some real swings in the
  weather which made it a little challenging but when the water was
  clean we had a great Flounder bite. My crew from central Pa. caught a
  nice 22" Flounder along with many shorts during our morning trip with
  the best bite coming on the incoming tide and white Gulp being the
  favorite bait. Tuesday morning we were greeted with 80 plus temps and
  a heat index of 105 forecasted for the afternoon with a south wind of
  20 to 25 mph. I decided to cancel my trip on Tuesday and reschedule my
  crew from Pittsburg back to Wednesday afternoon. After a very heavy
  thunder storm Tuesday night Wednesday afternoon turned out to be
  fantastic with clean clear water. My crew from Pittsburg brought a
  banana on board but fortunately I saw it and have it eaten before we
  left the dock. The banana did not jinx there trip and they ended up
  with 28 Flounder with three keepers all on the incoming tide. Way to
  go Pittsburg! On Thursday I had a crew from Northern Md. and we fished
  the same afternoon incoming tide and once again we found clean clear
  water which generated 20 plus Flounder and four keepers. I am sure
  they got to enjoy a great fresh flounder dinner. Nice job guys! On
  Friday we once again fished the incoming tide with a great crew from
  Carlise Pa. which were also rewarded with 20 plus Flounder but just
  could not get get one to cross that 16 inch line. We had three within
  a quarter inch of being legal. All the fish all three days were caught
  on white Gulp. The only thing hitting on minnows were the crabs!
  Saturday morning treated us with rain showers and wind blowing 20 to
  30 out of the east so never left the dock. Sunday morning greeted us
  with sunshine and a forecast of a west wind. Since we had a lot of
  wind and rain on Saturday I figured we fish the incoming tide in the
  afternoon and should have the best shot at clean water. My crew from
  DC fished hard all afternoon but the incoming water was very dirty and
  I think I made mistake as it turns out and may have had better water
  in the morning even with rain and wind. We did catch some Flounder and
  much to my surprise we did catch a Sea Trout in the inlet on a white
  Gulp! First one I have seen in two years. It has been so long since we
  caught one I had to look up on line to see what the legal size limit
  was on Sea Trout. Well ours did make it so we released it but I hope
  we see a lot more Trout. It was nice to see a fisherman take his
  buddies out fishing in the hope they will want to come fishing with
  him in the future. I hope we made a couple of new fisherman today.
  Next week is July 4th weekend and the summer is flying by. Do not miss
  out in a great fishing trip this summer so give me a call at
  717-574-4010 or email me at and book a
  great day of fishing. Check out my website at helbentcharters and check out
  all the pictures of this weeks catch. See you on the water." Capt.

Coastal Fisherman Coastal
Fisherman Fishing Report 6/21/2015 by Larry Jock:

SATURDAY, June 27, 2015 by Larry Jock

"IMPORTANT NOTICE - The 2015 Indian River Marina Catch-All Kid's Tournament scheduled for this weekend, June 26th, 27th & 28th has been cancelled due to a bad weather forecast. The tournament is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

SATURDAY, June 27, 2015

5:27 PM - Nasty day on Delmarva today. I only saw a couple of boats fishing in the bay and the bad weather didn't keep the "Marli" and the "Reel Chaos" from heading to the Hot Dog.

The charter boat, "Marli" returned with 6 yellowfins, 4 mahi and a white marlin release for Mike Sumner. All were caught near the Hot Dog on trolled ballyhoo. They also released over a dozen yellowfins.

The charter boat, "Reel Chaos" ended up with 2 keeper yellowfins and a lot of throwbacks after trolling at the Hot Dog.

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015

Weather is definitely going to be a factor over at lease the next 5 days. You can see it brewing in the skies over OC this morning.

Maisie Genthner of Berlin, MD stopped by the office this morning to have a picture taken with her very first flounder, caught last night in the East Channel while fishing with her parents, Jason and Jessica Genthner.
Maisie's flounder measured 22-inches.

12:21 PM - Charter boat, "Lucky Break" had 4 flounder, measuring up to
24 1/4-inches, while fishing at the mouth of the Commercial Harbor with Gulp and minnows.

9:43 PM - It was definitely snotty offshore today, but a few boats did decide to venture out.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 yellowfins and 4 dolphin in 71-degree water at the Hot Dog.

The "Blackjack" had 4 yellowfins and 5 gaffer mahi in rough seas at the Hot Dog. They also jumped off a white marlin before heading home at
12:30 PM.

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015

12:50 PM - "Fish Whistle" returned from an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole with 4 eyeballs in the box weighing 140, 148, 226 and 230 lbs. They also had a big yellowfin that weighed 68.8 lbs.

4:02 PM - Capt. Nick Clemente called in to report that the charter boat, "Get Sum" has 4 keeper flounder in the boat right now while drifting in the Thorofare. A lot of throwbacks, also.

4:56 PM - Charter boat, "Playmate" returned with 4 yellowfins and a 57-inch, 105 lb. bluefin tuna from the Hot Dog.

6:01 PM - Charter boat, "Spring Mix II" had 3 mahi from the Poor Man's Canyon and 6 yellowfins from the Hot Dog. All on ballyhoo and spreader bars.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" caught 36 mahi, 15 tilefish and 9 sea bass.

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015

Wicked storms blew through the area last night. Will be interesting to see how it affects fishing today.

2:58 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported slow sea bass fishing on ocean structure today. Brendan Hopkins did catch a
17 lb. mahi on a chunk of squid at an offshore wreck.

On the headboat, "Fish Bound", Lee Knomb caught a 4 lb. 11 oz. sea bass on a peeler crab at an artificial reef.

4:31 PM - Charter boat, "Get Sum" returned from their afternoon trip with 6 keeper flounder up to 18 1/2-inches after drifting off Martha's Landing during the incoming tide.

Big Bird Cropper stoped by the office with Shirl and Nick Candy to have their picture taken with the 5 bluefish they caught while fishing around the Rt. 50 Bridge. They also had 29 throwback stripers.

5:34 PM - Anglers on the charter boat, "Ivy Sea" had 5 flounder up to 23-inches and 4 lbs. 6 oz. after drifting Gulp! in the bay behind Assateague near Marker #3

Charter boat, "Marli" had 10 yellowfins from trolling near the Tea Cup.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with 9 yellowfins and a 46"
bluefisn from just north of the Tea Cup.

"Dawg Haus" had 10 yellowfin tuna at the Tea Cup. Fish were caught on skirted ballyhoo and green machines behind Squidnation Flippy Floppy's.

Flounder headboat, "Happy Hooker" had 7 keeper flounder during their afternoon trip in the bay behind the north end of Assateague. Fish were caught on shiners and squid. Largest measured 21-inches and was caught by Tina Conklin.

Charter boat, "Get Sum" had 3 keepers during their evening trip, measuring up to 19-inches, with 2 caught in the East Channel and 1 off Martha's Landing.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 12 yellowfins at the Hot Dog in 71-degree water.

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015

Hot as blazes in OC today. Inshore, it was rough. The further east you went, the better it became.

Charter boat, "That's Right" returned from an overnight trip with a 105 lb. bluefin, a smaller bluefin, 2 yellowfins and a bunch of dolphin. The tuna were caught near the Hot Dog and the dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

Kevin Twilley, mate on the charter boat, "Fish Bound" caught a pending MD state record, landing a 5 lb. 2 oz. winter flounder while fishing with clams on natural bottom, 20 miles off the coast. The previous MD state record was 4 lbs. 7 oz.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 2 bluefins (48" and 32"), 8 yellowfins and 2 dolphin, all from near the Tea Cup in 30 fathoms. They also released 9 other bluefins during their trip."

Delaware 2015 Coastal and Delaware Bay Striped Bass slot limit regulations go into effect today May 11th. 2 fish per day. Length: 28"
to 37" or greater than than 44".

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!

Bear from the  Oceanic Pier
(410-289-2602) Report from the pier on 06/29/15: "A lot of gray trout being caught in the early morning hours on speck rigs and gotcha plugs.
Also, some keeper flounder and small sea bass during the day and shad and bluefish at night."

Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star report from Capt. Monty on 06/27/2015 reads

"Sailing For Sea Bass & Flounder (called Fluke from NJ north).
Absolutely Cannot Predict Which Species Will Bite Better On Any Given Day. Very Firmly: If you positively want one species & not the other you can watch the gut bucket to see which day would have been best for you.
Fishing has not been great, but is better than not fishing at all.
Sending almost every party home with a fish fry's worth at least - but it requires work. We cannot know what will bite better on any given day until the bite is over.

Saturdays 6:30 to 3:30 - $125.00 – Otherwise 7 to 3 at $110.00. Sundays Off Through Summer. Reservations Required at 410 520 2076 - On My Rig You Can Reserve What Spot You're In. Please See For How The Rail's Laid Out.. LEAVE YOUR BEST POSSIBLE CONTACT NUMBER - Weather Cancelations Happen - 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. With a limited number of reserved spots, I do not refund because you over-slept or had a flat..

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! (Wockenfuss Candies sells crystalized ginger locally - Better is Nuts.Com.. Chewable Meclizine is a good pharmaceutical with Scopolamine Patches the gold standard.) Honestly - If you get to go on the ocean once month, once a year, or even less; why risk chumming all day?
Similarly, if you howl at the moon all night, chances are good you'll howl into a bucket all day.

Bring A Cooler With Ice For Your Fish – A 48 Quart Cooler Is Fine For A Few People. Do Not Bring A Very Large Cooler. We DO have a few loaners - you'll still need ice. No Galley! Bring Food & Beverages To Suit. A few beers in cans is fine for the ride home.

Small-scale reef building that adds up over time; on my last fishing trip we dropped reef-block number 11,466 over the stern rail. Now 2,226 at Doug Ake's Reef – 1,311 at Saint Ann's - 424 at Al Giles’ Barge - 624 at Eagle Scout Reef - 384 at Nichols' Concrete - And, newly begun, 38 at Sue Foster’s Drifting Easy Reef.. Please Sponsor Our Larger-Scale Reef Building At - Thank You!

Greetings All, Great Scott! Fishing has been all over the place; from among my toughest days ever, to very fine & enjoyable. "Fine & enjoyable" should not to be confused with 'freezer-filling.' Fishing isn't what it could be if management would ever focus on the possible.
We're catching sea bass & flounder. Have not had anyone limit on flounder lately & have not had a boat-limit of sea bass yet this year.
How sad that management marches forward clutching their MRIP catch-estimate driven method of restoration so tightly. Where history's darkest hallways are lined with actions taken in certain knowledge, the regulatory death of our sea bass fishery won't even be a footnote.

I did see a leviathan, a monstrous sea creature in the biblical sense, on my way home recently. I watched for 20 seconds or so as the enormous fish exposed its upper tail while swimming down-sea, body submerged in a swell, & crossing my bow within 10 yards. It was far & away the largest tuna I've ever seen  ..and just 14 miles off the coast. This tuna joins a swordfish I saw in 1979, several species of dolphin in fantastic behaviors, a basking shark cruising the surface in April, 1983; an albatross, a pair of skua, (both with dates logged but not handy) & from among several whales & pods of whales; these are sights permanently held in memory.."

Capt. Monty Hawkins Partyboat Morning Star Ocean City, MD

Watch the  weather.

Capt Chris Mizurak Capt. of the Angler Party Boat also runs the Reef Chief. For more information on chartering the Reef Chief you may contact me at 410-458-8343." Capt. Chris reports on 06/07/15:


"We didnt get many days in this past week due to prolonged northeast winds that made for some nasty conditions. Once we finally got out on Saturday we saw a much improved sea bass bite along with a few nice size flounders. Some people had 10+ keeper seabass. The heaviest flounder weighed just a touch over 4lbs. The next couple days look breezy, but the forecast from Wednesday through the weekend looks nice. We are sailing daily from 730am to about 2 230pm. The cost is $65pp, which includes rod, reel,and bait.  For more information and reservations please call 410-289-7424.  Thanks and hope to see you soon! to see you soon!"

Capt Chris Mizurak Angler OCMD 410-458-8343

 For info on the Reef
 Chief go to: . Fishing Report
 - Delaware Bay / Atlantic Ocean

Joe at  Lewes Harbour Marina (302-645-6227)  For more info check out Joe's entire report
Fishing Report - Delaware Bay / Atlantic Ocean

June 28, 2015 - Summertime Flounder "It seems like summertime flounder action is off to a good start. Flatties continued to come from Lewes Canal and Broadkill River. Art and Bill Inden fished a couple hours of ebb tide on the Canal Monday afternoon, and returned with five nice keepers taken while drifting minnows. Chad Wentworth and Nick Psaroudakis, creator of the popular Nicks Rigs, used that custom tied gear to capture their eight Canal flounder limit in short order during outgoing tide Thursday. The rigs were tipped with minnows and shiners.
Hudson Keller checked in early Friday morning with a pair of flatfish to
21 inches he had while kayaking Roosevelt Inlet. A Spro bucktail sweetened with Gulp! did the trick. Delaware Bay structure also yielded flounder. On Monday, Jack Henriksen, Ricky Mills and Bob and Greg Horton had 8 keeper fluke and a pile of croakers at Site 8. Greg had big fish honors with his 4.75 pounder. Air temperatures were hot Tuesday, and so was catching for flukers on Katydid, who brought back 22 from the Bay.
Panfish catches have been good for Delaware Bay bottom bouncers. Plenty of croakers were found around Reef Sites 5 and 8. Kingfish and blowfish were mixed in. Croakers moved into Lewes Canal in good numbers, and anglers fishing from the bank or the Town Dock hooked numerous hardheads while baiting with bloodworms or clams. Ocean fluking has also been pretty decent. Captain Brent took his Wednesday regulars on Katydid to the big pond for 27 keepers. Wayne Demarco, Joe Pergeorelis, Ray Ganc and Daryl Mergenthaler worked Site 11 for their limit of quality flounder. Daryl decked a 7.2 pound doormat during that excursion. Mike Davis drifted the Old Grounds with cut bait Wednesday for his limit of nice flatties. Thursday flukers on Katydid put 23 in the box. Levi Byler boated a 7.11 pound citation earner on the Old Grounds Thursday aboard the Adventurer. Stripers roamed Lewes Canal, and could be caught by drifting eels around the drawbridge, or casting a variety of artificials along the marsh banks. The summer striped bass slot size season is effective from July 1st through August 31st. During that time, anglers may retain two striped bass between 20 and 25 inches per day. The reduced size requirement applies only to Delaware Bay and it's tributaries. There was a good inshore tuna bite early in the week, with a mix of yellowfins and bluefins reported at the Hot Dog and Tea Cup.
However, heavy boat traffic from trollers spread out the fish by weeks end, and catches dwindled. Bill Swords and Bill Wiest boated a 45 pound bluefin and an 18.4 pound dolphin at the Hambone Thursday. Herb Guest and the guys on Port-A-Bella got a pair of yellowfins near the Dog. Ed Sigda's crew on the Snow Goose trolled up two yellowfins and 4 mahi in twenty fathoms. Shawn Gallagher used a Flippy Floppy Thing to tempt the
44 inch dolphin he landed aboard Free Spool."

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.

Old Inlet Bait & Tackle (302-227-7974) Reports on 06/27/15:

"The croakers have moved in to the Inlet. Hitting squid and bloodworms.
They are picking at them. Not a blitz.

Reports of flounder in the Inlet as well. On lead head with Gulp and the usual squid and minnows.

Striper bite is at night on fleas and eels. Mostly shorts with the occasional nice one in the mix.

Flounder fishing on the Old Grounds and Reef Site 10 has been really good. They are using Spro bucktails with a long squid strip.

Yellowfins in the Baltimore Canyon along with gaffer dolphin. White marlin bite in the Washington.

Had a report of a gaffer dolphin at B Buoy!"

Bill's Sports Center (302-645-7654) reports on April 28 FISHING REPORT Check out his fishing report: report. FISHING FISHING REPORT 06/23/15: FISHING REPORT:

">> Richard Cease, Lewes, limited out on flounder today at IRI using Gulp. The largest was 3.80# measuring 23”.

>> Tyler Freeman wrote on Faacebook: “First trip offshore on my boat!
>> Went 8 for 11 on yellow fin tuna in 4 and a half hours! Not too 
>> shabby!”
>> Captain's Lady Charters posted on Facebook: Congrats to Rich won the 
>> pool today with a 19" flounder.
>> ”Hi Capt Bill! My name is Colin and I came in last week for the 
>> mackerel and you also gave me the two bluefish. We went sharking last 
>> Thursday to the Fingers. Ended up releasing two duskys and a 
>> hammerhead… Was a great day fishing and were able to get some family 
>> members on sharks for the first time. No mako this time, probably due 
>> to an almost stagnant drift at times. I've also attached some 
>> pictures with this email. Again, thank you for your great service as 
>> usual! Colin”
>> Captain Rodney Meyers of ‘Last $ Charters’ took out the crew of 
>> Captain Chris Ragni, Chris Huk, Steve Williams and Tim Gola to the 
>> Canyons and came back with a dolphin and 3 yellow fin up to 50#.
>> Striper in the inlet..speared by Allan Fenton junior.. .
>> Paul Smith, Ocean View, caught a 24”, 4.85# flounder in the Lewes 
>> Canal on Gulp!
>> Joey Celano, Wilmington, weighed in a 6.8#, 27” flounder. It was 
>> caught in the Broadkill on Gulp.
>> Bob Sounder, sons Dillon and Jarrod fished the canal with me . We 
>> boated 9 and managed 3 keepers on "Bills Minnows" purchased this 
>> morning. The largest was 19 ¼”. We also caught a dozen croakers in 
>> the canal, even though we weren't targeting them.” Eric Pelko, Oley, 
>> PA
>> Capt. Scotty Of the Rehoboth Star emailed us this report: “… we are 
>> located within 10 mins of Fenwick, North Ocean City, Rehoboth and 
>> Bethany Beach... the fishing was slower than I had hoped.. it felt as 
>> if the bottom was cold, probably from the north current... we 
>> cancelled for today, Fathers Day, the wind was way too much.. as most 
>> of you know, I don't sail when its bouncy and rough..
>> William Walker sent us this pic and message: “Hey Bill, this is my 
>> father Bill Walker!!!! He went out fishing the other day and pulled 
>> up the biggest flounder he’s caught in 20+ years. The fish weighed in 
>> at 9#, 28”. What a mouth he had on him, my father still has it and I 
>> love him and our fishing trips we take. Photo enclosed.”
>> Paul Powalski went fishing this morning: “Fresh lunch before work 
>> from Massey’s on a bucktail and Gulp….nice flounder.”
>> Here is the first one of the year that we have seen! John Lindsay 
>> messaged us this picture of an 11.7#, 26” sheepshead …he caught at 
>> IRI. He didn't tell us what he was using, but I’ll bet it was either 
>> clams or sand fleas! Way to go John!!!
> .’Grizzly Sportfishing’ wrote on facebook: “We got to have a little 
> fun in the blue water today. landed 3 of the 4 tuna we had. Mr. mako 
> decided he needed the 4th more than we did and ate him for lunch.”
>> Captain's Lady Charters wrote on facebook: “PSC Contracting on the 
>> fish tonight with a few keeper flounder.”
>> Gale Force Charters posted on facebook about their trips: “…9 keeper 
>> flounder. Fish bit consistently all morning…great job. Then:…ocean 
>> this afternoon. Even though the drift was across the current making 
>> bait presentation rough they managed to get 13 keeper flounder in the 
>> box and had a lot of fun.
Marie Macomber is 92 and still catching flounder. Let's give Marie a HUGE round of applause....Likes...and Shares!!!!!! 92 and still catching fish!!!! How awesome is that?? This morning bagged 8 keeper flounder.
Miss Marie whipped everyone with three fish. Schoolie rockfish, 5 keepers out of 7 flounder, and a cow nose ray. Great fish and great company. The largest flounder was 4.5# . At the inlet… finished with 4 keeper flounder and the biggest was 4.8#. They also caught a couple schoolie rockfish. Then…the ocean for a fast 3 hr trip. They finished with four … keeper flounder when the croakers got so thick we couldn't keep bait on. The biggest was Tom's 6.1# The Copenhaver crew fished with us this am. We caught a full limit of blues and then made a long 1 hour drift for flounder. They had 5 keepers and threw back 4. Pretty conditions.”

>> Capt. Terry Murray of ‘Reel Attitude Sportfishing, LLC’ out of Ocean 
>> City, Md has joined our Facebook family and posted this report: “… 
>> today's anglers showed up this morning eager to go. I took them shark 
>> fishing as they requested. 15 minutes into the first drift the first 
>> angler released a brown shark approximately 150 pounds…30 minutes 
>> later another brown shark maybe 100 lbs was released by a young man 
>> named Michael who was 11 years old. Well the rotation continued and 
>> Michael's father caught his first mako. Then a young man named Wyatt 
>> got to catch his first mako then Michael caught his first mako…Then 
>> Michael's father released a small mako maybe 100 pounds after a 
>> series of sharks and having fun…the group decided they would like to 
>> try something different so we switched it up and went trolling. Young
>> 11 year old Michael got to reel in his first skipjack tuna.
>> Congratulations to young 11 year old Michael for catching his first 
>> mako shark, his first brown shark, & his first small tuna. Capt.
>> Terry Murray"
"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 05/29.15 reports: "Out for a day of deep dropping with a crew from the Philly area. Spent a little time in the morning throwing some beautiful, and very tasty, rosefish in the box. Turned our attention to tilefish shortly before noon. The bite was awesome with some jumbo blueline (aka:gray) tiles filling the box including a few goldens too. Leland’s 19 lb. blueline missed the MD record by less than
1 lb. and the standing world record by 1.3 lbs. Back in the slip with our limit of tilefish and a bunch of rosefish." Capt.Dan Stauffer
(866-623-4746) of the 
Fin Chaser does wreck, inlet and trolling trips.

 "If you want a good captain to take you on a trip to the Virginia  Barrier Islands for sightseeing or fishing, give Wilson a call."  Wilson Cropp Charters and Guide  Service. Cape Charles, VA- 1-434-531-6376)  Wilson reports on
 05/11/15: "The black drum bite is heating up out of Oyster, Va."

Check out the archive of Sue's Drifting Easy articles at:  Drifting Easy Archives and READ UP! It's all in there and it's FREE!!!!!!

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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: 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 Bob 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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