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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. 76 degrees...Delaware buoy 78 degrees.

August 24,2015

It is setting up to be one of those years were we see some strange fish coming from the local waters. A 73# cobia caught at the South Jetty, Jack Crevalle caught in the surf, Gag Grouper caught on a Gotcha at the 2nd street bulkhead. Could it be attributed to El Nino? Your guess is as good as mine! Flounder fishing in the back bays continues to be slow with very few keepers and a lot of small fish. The flounder bite continues to be good around the offshore reefs and wrecks. The croaker bite was pretty good in the inlet area and the East channel. We are starting to see a few keeper size gray trout(weakfish)coming from the inlet and around the South Jetty. Route 50 Bridge fishermen are catching a few keeper rockfish and quite a few short fish under the lights on jerk baits and swim shads. Surf anglers are catching kingfish and croakers on bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms. Shark fishing from the beach continues to be good for surf anglers soaking chunks of bunker and mackeral on wire leader circle hook rigs.

Oyster Bay Tackles Libby Kelly reports: "Jimmy Brown of Ivyland, PA fished the Bass Grounds using Live Minnows and Squid combo and landed this beautiful 24.5 inch 6.5 pound Flounder."

Brooke Sigwart caught her first keeper flounder while fishing with her husband and her Father in Law Bernie Sigwart at the Bass Grounds. The threesome ended up with four keepers." Check out their pictures on the Oyster Bay Tackle Offshore Gallery 

"Bill Wathen's of Oyster Bay Tackle and friends were fishing from the RT
50 Bridge during the evening incoming tide when 13 year old Collin Morton from Carlisle, PA caught this fat Striper.

Jake Allnutt caught a 22" and a 23" flounder on live minnows in the Ocean City Inlet."

Check out their pictures on the Oyster Bay Tackle Inshore Gallery 

You can follow our all new twitter account Oyster Bay Tackle @oysterbaytackle to stay current with fishing reports, store specials, fishing pictures, and more! Also, find us on Facebook at Oyster Bay Tackle!

Stop by Oyster Bay Tackle or Fenwick Tackle and check out our great selection of Fishing T's including 2015 White Marlin Open, Calcutta and Oyster Bay Tackle and Fenwick Tackle custom logos. Also, to help fund Sue Foster's reef project we have available our popular Oyster Bay Tackle surf fisherman back design with "I helped build Sue's reef" on the front breast. We will give a $10.00 donation to the Ocean City Reef Foundation for every "I helped build Sue's Reef" shirt sold. You can check out our shirts online at: 

Oyster Bay Tackle Summer hours 6am-9pm 7 days a week. Call 410-524-3433.
Fenwick Tackle is now open from 7AM to 8PM on weekends and 7am-7pm weekdays. (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 location.

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.

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Capt. Jeff from Helbent Charters reports: Well another great week in OC.
Nice cool temps and the only rain we had was 4:00 AM while we were all sound asleep. The good news this week we finally had a few nice Croakers in the inlet and commercial harbor. The bad news was even though the Flounder bite continued to good the keepers were still very few and far between. Everyday this week produced lots of bites and and all kinds of fish from Flounder, Croakers, Bluefish, small Sea Bass, Puffers and everyone's favorite the dreaded Sea Robins. Berkley should be in good financial shape with the several hundred white Gulp's four inch swimming mullets I went through this week.  There were a lot small fish in the bay and inlet this week which kept everyone's interest. It is always fun fishing when your getting bites all day for both kids and adults alike.
I had the pleasure of fishing the MSSA Flounder Tournament on Saturday but the wind was blowing 20 plus out of the North keep us from our original fishing plan and had us coif died to the commercial harbor and some long very fast drifts down to the airport. The best bite continued to be the Mussel beds North of Bird Island, Harbor Island, the Inlet and the commercial harbor. Beside white Gulp minnows also produced fish this week. It looks like another great weather week this week with little or no rain in the forecast. If your coming to OC there is still time to book a trip so call me at 717-574-4010 or Email me at helbentcharters and check out all the pictures of this weeks catch. See you on the water." Capt. Jeff

Coastal Fisherman Coastal
Fisherman Fishing Report 08/22/2015 by Larry Jock:

SATURDAY, August 22, 2015

Windy day in OC. Good news is that a few weakfish have been caught in the bay in addition to red drum. Offshore, the white marlin bite is heating up and the "Goin' In Deep" threw 6 bigeyes on the scale yesterday. Where are the yellowfins? We should be getting another shot of them in the coming weeks.

MSSA Beach & Boat Flounder Tournament is today. Weigh-ins are at Atlantic Tackle from 3-5.

9:59 AM - "Triggerfish" returned late last night with a 145 lb. bigeye caught in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

Red drum continue to be caught in the Inlet.

Capt. Monty Hawkins on the headboat "Morning Star" reports good flounder fishing on ocean structure. Yesterday, Bud Bricker caught a doubleheader of beautiful flatties with the largest weighing in at 5 lbs. 8 oz.
Caught on meat and Gulp.

FRIDAY, August 21, 2015

Flounder action in the bay continues to be tough. A lot of throwbacks… not a lot of keepers.

Julia Atkinson stopped by the office to have her picture taken with the
17 1/2-inch flounder she caught while tossing a jighead tipped with a Gulp! off the Commercial pier.

Dan Imhoff landed a 73 lb. cobia (make sure you are sitting down) while flounder fishing around the South Jetty. Yes, the South Jetty. He caught it on a 5-inch Gulp!. Just missed the MD state record of 79 lbs.

Rich Daiker caught an 18 1/2-inch weakfish at the South Jetty.

10:52 PM - Just returned from the awards banquest for the MidAtlantic tournament at Sunset Marina. The final day had some movement on the leaderboard. Here is what we saw:

"Texas Tea" landed a 77 lb. white marlin while fishing north of the Poor Man's in 70 fathoms. They ended up in 1st place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division.

"Lights Out" weighed a 72 lb. white marlin to take 2nd place in the White Marlin Division. They caught the fish between the Poor Man's and Washington Canyons in 55 fathoms.

"Intents" weighed a 45 lb. wahoo caught in the Poor Man's. They also released 2 blue marlin, 2 white marlin and a sailfish.

"Sea Hag" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin and ended up in 3rd place for Heaviest Dolphin.

"Goin' In Deep" threw 6 bigeye tuna on the dock after catching them in
666 fathoms in the Poor Man's. They also had 2 white marlin releases.

"Reel Direct" weighed a 20 lb. dophin caught in the Norfolk.

"Triple Bypass" weighed a 57 lb. wahoo caught in 70 fathoms in the Washington Canyon.

Here are the top money winners out of Ocean City:

"Texas Tea" - $714,259 "Plane Simple" - $452,821 "Ringleader" - $420,997 "Canyon Runner" - $223,495 "Makara" - $196,836 "Lights Out" - $137,287

THURSDAY, August 20, 2015

1:34 PM - Headboat, "Flounder Pounder" returned with an unusual catch.
Angler Eric Lupi hooked a small cobia in the Inlet on a Gulp! artificial bait.

Capt. Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported in that they are having a good flounder fishing trip today with fish up to 6 lbs.

During their morning trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" had 11 flounder up to 25 inches while fishing ocean structure.

On their afternoon trip, charter boat, "Fish Bound" returned with 19 flounder up to 26-inches while fishing on ocean structure.

9:00 PM - It was a very slow day at the Sunset Marina scales of the MidAtlantic tournament. Today, 28 boats fished out of Ocean City and only 13 out of Cape May. Here is what we saw in Ocean City.

"Singularis" weighed a 62 lb. white marlin (67-inches) that didn't his the minimum weight requirement.

"Bar South" weighed a 38 lb. dolphin to take the lead in the Dolphin Division.

WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2015

Flounder fishing in the bay is horrible right now. A lot of shorts. Not many keepers.

Anglers fishing at night are starting to catch more keeper striped bass around the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Flounder fishing on the reefs and wrecks is still going strong. Capt.
Chris Mizurak on the headboat, "Angler" reported in this afternoon that they had a good trip today with a couple of fish up to 4.25 lbs. All caught on an artificial reef.

The Delaware state record for blueline tilefish changed hands again when Andy Orr from Drumore, PA landed a 22.2 pounder while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned from the Poor Man's Canyon with a Grand Slam (white marlin, blue marlin & spearfish). They missed out on a Super Slam when they had a sailfish hooked up but it came loose.

Headboat, "Morning Star" returned with some nice catches of flounder with fish weighing up to 5 lbs.

9:00 PM - The scales closed on the 3rd day of the MidAtlantic tournament and here is what we saw at the Sunset Marina scales:

Chip Matthews on the "Makara" caught a 566 lb. blue marlin (118-inches) to sit on top in the Heaviest Blue Marlin Division.

"Reel Toy" weighed a 65 lb. white marlin (70-inches) and currently sits in a tie for 2nd place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division.

"Lights Out" wighed a 62 lb. white marlin (67.125-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Swagger" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin (70-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 60 lb. white marlin (66.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Kingfisher" weighed a 54 lb. white marlin (68.25-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Odinspear" weighed a 61 lb. white marlin (69-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Poore Sport" weighed a 54 lb. white marlin (68.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"Absolute Pleasure" weighed a 59 lb. white marlin (67.75-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

"G-FORCE" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin that currently sits in 1st place in the Heaviest Dolphin Division.

"Jackie Boo" weighed a 56 lb. white marlin (66.25-inches) that didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.

TUESDAY, August 18, 2015

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned with the eaten carcus of a swordfish that an 800 lb. mako was eating. They actually hooked the mako but it busted loose. They also went 2 for 2 on white marlin and caught 4 dolphin, all by the 000's.

The scales closed on the 2nd day of the 2015 MidAtlantic Tournament.
Today, 37 of the 80 boats sailed out of Ocean City. "Lady Luck" is amazingly still hanging onto 1st place in the Heaviest White Marlin Division with a 65 pounder and the "Ringleader" still has the heaviest blue marlin at 543 lbs.

Here is what we saw:

"Fish On" weighed a 437 lb. blue marlin (114.5-inches) to move into 2nd place in the Heaviest Blue Marlin Division.

"Double Trouble" weighed a pair of dolphin (19 & 22 lbs.)

"Tighten Up" weighed a 39 lb. wahoo.

"Plane Simple" weighed a 214 lb. bigeye tuna to take over 1st place for Heaviest Tuna.

"First Light" weighed an 18 lb. dolphin.

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 08/24/15:  "Catching small flounder,croakers during the day. A few short stripers and weakfish under the lights at night."

Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star report from Capt. Monty on 08/20/2015 reads:

Fish Report 8/20/15 Catching Fluke Wind Power Failure Surveys To Come

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 been OK, which is always 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 – Sundays In August By Announcement Only - Scheduling September Sundays - Otherwise 7 to 3 at $110.00.
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! (Meclizine's Better!) 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.) For Anglers With Known Issues Dramamine & Meclizine Work Best If Treatment Begins The Night Before.. 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.

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Greetings All, "Been pretty steady on the flounder. Some nice fishing, though sometimes with more throwbacks than we'd care for. I think it fair to say virtually every client has gone home with dinner over the last several weeks save one. The same day he goose-egged, so did I - while folks all around had fish; some with limits of fish and even forced to give away fish. Such is the luck. targeting flounder, sea bass are few & far between. With heavy weather always a possibility this time of year, fishing could flip after a good blow.

Last Sunday I could have sold tickets heavily into a gorgeous calm day.
Instead, I rounded up a few hands and went on an underwater video trip to see if we could discern effects of multi-year surveys in the MD Wind Area. We also monitored some old & new artificial reef sets around the Bass Grounds."

Regards, Monty

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. 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
August 24, 2015 - First Swordfish "Flounder action continued to capture the attention of Bay and Ocean anglers. Reef Site 11 had yielded numerous flounder in previous weeks, but boaters found better catching recently on natural bottom between DB and DA Buoys. Inshore Sites 9 and
10 also produced flatties. Flukers relied on the usual arsenal of offerings to get the job done. Rigs sporting hair teasers in white, green or orange sweetened with a small whole squid, strip of squid, cut bluefish, robin or croaker, smelt or shiners, or any combination of these were popular. Bucktailers did well using 3 to 6 jigs with a teaser of a lighter bucktail, vinyl squid, or hair skirt tied to a dropper up the leader in front of the main lure. The addition of Gulp! greatly increased effectiveness. Many times, those using the revolutionary soft artificial with its powerful scent outfished others employing natural baits by a wide margin. Old Grounds anglers preferred 5 and 6 inch sizes, in colors such as pearl, chartreuse, pink shine, new penny, glow, and the super popular nuclear chicken. Flounder pounders on Katydid enjoyed another good stretch. Monday's morning group gathered a boat limit of flatties. Bill and Charlotte Hughes and Steve Thompson joined Captain Brent in the afternoon for another limit, including Charlotte's
6.25 pounder. Terry Euston and his crew captured a 40 flatfish limit Tuesday. Bully Bob and the every Wednesday gang did it again, returning with another limit of 40 flatties. It was pretty windy Thursday, but Frank Felbaum and his gang persevered to put 20 keepers in the box aboard Katydid. Paul Jackson and his party put together a catch of 10 nice keepers despite Fridays questionable weather. Paul boated his personal best fluke, a hefty 6.5 pounder. On Sunday, Randy and his friends took home their limit of 20 keepers off Ocean structure from their trip on Katydid. Captain Carey's anglers on the Grizzly also got into flounder. His Wednesday group brought back 32 fish. Flukers on the Indian had 13 nice flatties Wednesday. Joe Walker, Bill Wiest, Tony Vansant and Tom Coyle took their limit of 16 flounder Tuesday near DB Buoy. Mike Thompson checked in a chunky 5.14 pound flatfish he caught Tuesday at the Old Grounds. Joe and Dave Walker and their buddies limited out Wednesday while working the bottom near DB Buoy. Joe scored a 5.75 pounder. Evan Falgowski and his family fished Site 9 Sunday morning for a couple hours and put a dozen keepers in the box. Young Kale Falgowski celebrated his birthday by decking a 4.5 pounder during the outing. Aaron Brommer brought in a 4.85 pounder he caught with squid and shiners at the Old Grounds aboard Thelma Dale IV Sunday. In Delaware Bay, flounder were still hanging around sites 4,5,6,7 and 8, but the best window for a bite happened during the last hour of flood tide, or first of the ebb. Joe Walker, Bob Murphy and Dan McGeady hit the reef circuit Monday for 10 stout keeper fluke. Other bottom bouncers trying around the artificial reefs found croakers, kingfish, blowfish, triggerfish, trout, porgies and snapper blues. It blew hard northeast Saturday, but slacked off in the afternoon, and Tony Little, Jason Rutt and Maverick Rutt fished Site 8 for a couple hours aboard the Fish Hawk to capture 60 croakers. Bluefish have also been feeding around the rocks of the Ice Breakers and Outer Wall, and would respond to a bucktail tipped with a squid strip or shiner. Slot stripers remain in season until August 31st, and those seeking stripers in Lewes Canal and Broadkill River had success drifting eels around the drawbridge and train bridge. Casting surface and swimming plugs and soft plastic artificials along the marsh banks at dawn and dusk also produced rockfish. Canal anglers caught spot and croakers too using bits of bloodworm on small hooks. Ocean surf casters at Herring Point had a few kingfish, small blues and spike trout with bloodworms and Fishbites. The white marlin bite is starting to shape up offshore. Billfish were reported in decent numbers near the Triple Zeros of South Poor Mans.
Dolphin have been plentiful around floating stuff in Baltimore Canyon.
Matt Wright muscled in a 20.2 pound mahi while trolling in the Baltimore aboard Lil Angler II. Rob Jarboe and his crew aboard Ella Belle spent a rough Saturday night in the Baltimore Canyon, but were rewarded with a nice swordfish. Scott Hicks handled the 93 pounder after it ate a live croaker in 1800 feet of water. The guys also released a pair of white marlin trolled up in the daylight."

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.

INDIAN RIVER INLET FISHING REPORT provided by Old Inlet Bait & Tackle:
August 17th, 2015

Croakers, croakers, and more croakers!

The croakers have been in the Inlet pretty steady for more than a month now. Most in the 8-10 inch range but we are starting to see some up to
18 inches. They like bloodworms and squid.

Still a few short flounder hanging around in the Inlet. The best flounder bite is on the Old Grounds Southeast of B Buoy in 9 feet of water. Capt Scotty on the Rehoboth Star reported a good bite over the weekend. The majority of the people catching a limit or at least 3 keepers.

Capt Quigley on the Razorback reported a good catch of croakers on reef site 10 Saturday.

Croakers on the beach too but the bite is hit and miss. More sharks than anything on the beach this summer. Shark anglers report good numbers on
4-5 footers out there.

Also, starting to see a few more spot on the beach now. Not many. It has been a slow year for spot all around.

Look for some pompano to show up on the beach any day. They love sand fleas!

Still picking at the stripers on the night time bite in the Inlet.
Typical of the hot summer months. Live eels and floating fleas has been successful.

Daytime incoming water has produced snapper blues for the last week or so.

Many anglers are reporting sharks biting of the blues and stripers in the Inlet. So be careful!

Fall is coming! That means its Surf Fishing Tournament time.

The 18th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20. Info available at Old Inlet and on our website.

October 3 - Cast for a Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament

October 9-11 DMS Annual Surf Fishing Tournament

Bill's Sports Center (302-645-7654) Check out his fishing report: report. FISHING REPORT 07/27/15:


">> Bill Weiss, Bill's Sport Shop. sent us this email: "Went to Savage Ditch this morning for a couple of hours of relaxed fishing.. put out two rods with t and b rigs started about 8:30...whole mullet rig on one few minutes later rod started to twitch .blue up in the suds and threw the hook..Rebait both poles t and b had a nice hit started to reel in and the other pole went off ... bent the rod holder at a 45 and was in danger of losing the outfit.grabed that before it flew out of the holder whole mullet rig was taking line and im trying to reel both in haha finally got the t and b in the suds with a nice king on it and the other rod was singing the king threw the hook and concentrated on the other got it in the wash a nice 4-5ft black tip before the swivel broke..set up again-whole mullet rig went down..another black tip sredded the wire leader and got off.put both back out a whole mullet rig and a #6 t and b the t and b was twitching came back with the pole and a 7 foot black tip cleared the water.taking line not up and down the beach but straight out..ran out of braid at 150 yards park ranger came by to watch as we were stalemated at this point a good 10 -15 minutes into it.kept taking mono backing out more than I could get back after a good 30 minute battle it headed out to sea with my line singing my thumb on the spool to help slow it down...

>> Complete Charter boat reports and pictures can be found on facebook.
>> Fish Whisperer Charters posted on facebook: "These pics are from our 
>> trip today. We teamed up with Delaware Paddle Sports and took some 
>> kayakers out to the deep chunking for tuna.they caught five yellowfin 
>> tuna five skip jacks and a nice mahi!! Fish on...Chris Erby wrote 
>> about this trip: "Hey everyone I appreciate the texts and iMessages 
>> about the trips. We had an absolute fantastic time on the kayak tuna 
>> trip aboard 'Fish Whisper Charters' the 'Wreckaholic'. It was epic.
>> Thanks to all that came out today...I will be in touch soon...." Go 
>> to Bill's Sport Shop's facebook page for more pictures and videos 
>> from this epic Kayak trip! The rest of the week 'Fish Whisperer'
>> reports blues while trolling spoons, 14 flounder and two bass with 
>> the West Group and more flounder and some throwbacks and sea bass to 
>> wrap up the week.
>> Bob Geary of Bill's Sport Shop sent this report in: "Caught this 20"
>> flounder while fishing with my wife at the IRI. We caught eight 
>> flounder, all on Gulp and minnows. Only the one keeper but lots of 
>> action."
>> Mike DeBlasis and Wes Hobbs of Bill's Sport Shop went to the 19 
>> fathom lumps on Thursday and came back with 2 bull dolphin in the 25# 
>> range.
>> Bill Gregg, Wimington, caught golden tile in the Balltimore Canyon 
>> using squid. The largest weighed 28.70# and measured 36". He was 
>> fishing on the 'Dana Lynne' out of South Shore Marina.
>> Frank Tucker shared this report: "Bill Tucker & I got 7 at site 10 & 
>> DB buoy today."
>> >> >> >> 
"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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Good Fishing...

Bob Foster

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