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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. 78 degrees...Delaware buoy 77 degrees.

July 27, 2015:

The flounder bite on the offshore reefs and wrecks is red hot. The African Queen and Bass Ground reefs are producing limit catches of flounder and a few sea bass. A 6oz Spro bucktail tipped with a 5"
Berkley Gulp swimming mullet is a deadly combination for big flounder around the deep water reefs and wrecks. Flounder fishing in the back bay's has slowed down considerably. Your best chance to catch a keeper is to concentrate on fishing the tide changes around drop offs and channel edges. The Route 50 bridge is producing catches of nice size bluefish during the late afternoon and evening hours. Bridge fishermen are tossing Gotcha plugs, bucktails and speck rigs to the schools of bluefish. Norfolk spot are starting to show up in the channels around marsh banks. The croaker bite has been hit or miss the last couple of days. Surfcasters are catching kingfish and croakers on small hook rigs and bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms. Surf anglers targeting sharks are soaking bunker chunks and cut mackeral on circle hook rigs.

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!

Oyster Bay Tackle's Libby Kelly reports:

"Fenwick Tackle's own Max Sontag from West Chester, PA got caught in the rain while fishing the Bulkhead on 2nd St using live Spot on the peak of the High Tide and caught 2 nice Flounder from 17.5 up to 20 inches.

On July 21 Dan Mattio from Kingsville, MD landed a 22", 5 lb flatfish on finger mullet. Bob Weaver from Joppa, MD topped the day with a 25.5", 7 lb. 10 oz. doormat on baby spot. Six fish hit the cooler while fishing in the East Channel on the incoming tide.

Ken Bechtel from Palmyra, PA caught a 19 inch and 18 inch using Live minnows during the incoming tide along the East Channel. John Karavage and Bob Bechtel caught 23 Fishing including the 2 keepers."

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

"Justin Mills from Salisbury, MD and of Oyster Bay Tackle along with his friends Doug and Bo Schultz from White Marsh Maryland fished aboard "The Morning Star" along with Capt Monty and had a great trip.  Between the guys they caught at least 25 Flounder ranging from 16 inches up to 20 inches and plenty of Sea Bass.

Here are a couple of pics of Mike McGarvey with his catch of 4 of 6 flounder that were caught at the Bass Grounds Sunday.  The largest is 19 inches.  Also we caught some sea bass and a blue fish.

Bobby Hamilton from Silver Spring, Md and Charles Hutchinson from North East, Md caught another Dolphin  and Released a White Marlin from the Baltimore Canyon aboard the "Hammy V" trolling Ballyhoo."

Check out their pictures on the Oyster Bay Tackle Offshore gallery.

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-10pm 7 days a week. Call 410-524-3433. Fenwick Tackle is now open from 7AM to 8PM Monday-Wednesday and Thursday- Sunday 7am-9pm. (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.

 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 07/26/15: "Not a lot a to report this week. The Flounder bite late week was very tough and the Croakers were not around any of their usually places and the few that were caught were small. We could find a few throw backs but worked real hard to pick up the ones we did catch. We tried every bait we had and the only one that produced was white Gulp. Saturday I lost my lower unit for the second time in two years so I pulled the trigger and purchased a new four stroke and will be back on the water later this week. See you on the water soon." 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 07/18/2015 by Larry Jock:

SUNDAY, July 26, 2015

"I heard this morning that a big cobia was caught by an angler who was fishing from the beach yesterday off Assateague Island.

SATURDAY, July 25, 2015

Reports came in that Fenwick Shoal is loaded with bluefish.

Flounder are really snapping on ocean reefs and wrecks. The African Queen and Bass Grounds have been two productive locations.

10:35 AM - Camryn Pepper from Ridgeland, MD caught a 28-inch, 8 lb. 1 oz. flounder on a minnow and Gulp! combination at an ocean reef.

12:27 PM - Anglers on the "Pull N Prey" caught a 139 bigeye tuna during an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole. The bite came at 7:00 PM last night. They also hooked some golden tilefish and 7 dolphin yesterday and released a white marlin this morning.

3:06 PM - Allen Baker, David Steen and Mike Choma returned from the Bass Grounds with their limit of 12 flounder weighing up to 8 lbs. 5 oz. Fish were caught on 5 oz. jig heads tipped with flounder belly.

"Playin' Catch" had a 55-inch, 45 lb. wahoo caught at the Twin Wrecks.

"Jezebel" had another great day fishing for tilefish in the Baltimore Canyon. They ended up with 2 golden tilefish, 47 blueline tilefish (up to 7 lbs. 10 oz.), and 6 dolphin. They also released an 11 foot hammerhead.

"Odinspear" released 4 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Baltimore.

"Absolut Pleasure" released 2 blue marlin and a white marlin in the Baltimore.

"Buckshot"caught 10 dolphin in the Washington.

Charter boat, "Marli" had 24 blueline tilefishand a 50 lb. yellowfin in the Baltimore.

"Susan's Deal" released a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Brenda Lou" released 3 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Billfisher" releaed 2 white marlin and caught 2 dolphin in the Poor Man's.

"FishOn" released 4 white marlin in the Poor Man's.

"Reel Chaos" released a white marlin and caught 3 dolphin in the Wilmington.

"Boss Hogg" had 38 sea bass, 56 blueline tilefish and released 30 yellowfins in the Washington.

The charter boat, "Moore Bills" had an absolutely amazing day, releasing
16 white marlin in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix" released 3 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had catches of sea bass, cod and mahi today.
Sea bass weighed up to 3 lbs. 4 oz. Mahi and cod were both caught at the same location… strange.

9:41 PM - Just got back from the scales of the Huk Big Fish Classic. It was a very exciting day with a lot of fish weighed. Here is what we saw:

"Reeses Piece" weighed a 27 lb. dolphin caught in the Poor Man's.

"Sea Prowler" had the crowd buzzing when they weighed a 197.5 lb.
swordfish caught on a trolled ballyhoo. They also weighed a 42 lb. wahoo and a 49.5 lb. yellowfin. The swordfish was caught at 10:20 last night at the Bigeye Hole. The wahoo was caught on a green machine.

"Tra Sea Ann" weighed a 66 lb. yellowfin.

"Nontypical" arrived with a 63.5 lb. white marlin (released 2 others), a
119.5 lb. mako that just missed the minimum weight requirement of 125 lbs. and a 48 lb. wahoo. The fish were caught in 500 fathoms in the Wilmington Canyon.

"Talkin' Trash" weighed a 23 lb. dolphin.

"Rhonda's Osprey" weighed a 17 lb. dolphin and a 61 lb. yellowfin. They also released 2 white marlin.

"Rum Runner" weighed a 201.5 lb. bigeye tuna.

"Foolish Pleasures" weighed a huge, 138 lb. yellowfin caught on the troll in the Washington Canyon. 150 fathoms.

"Reel Intents" weighed a 49 lb. wahoo caught in the Baltimore.

"Muff Diver" weighed a 131 lb. bigeye caught on the troll in the Bigeye Hole. They also had 3 white marlin releases, a blue marlin release and a yellowfin.

The Captain and mate on the "Matador" drove their 136.5 lb. bigeye tuna up from Virginia Beach, arriving at the scale a little before the 9:00 PM closing time. They caught their fish on a trolled ballyhoo in the Washington Canyon.

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015

Today is the first day of the HUK Big Fish Classic. This year, 46 boats are entered in the tournament, up from 32 boats last year, the first year of the tournament.

1:54 PM - The headboat, "Angler" had over 75 keeper flounder today while dropping on ocean structure.

David Steen, Alan Baker and Donald Stevens had their limit of 12 flounder, up to 25-inches and 5 lbs. 7 oz., while fishing near the African Queen.

6:00 PM - The "Miss Annie" weighed a 221 lb. bigeye tuna caught in 200 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon. They also caught 7 small mahi.

Bruce Lynch, Jr., Bruce Lynch, Sr. and Steve Goff caught their limit of flounder, up to 5 lbs. 4 oz., while fishing with cobia belly near the Bass Grounds.

"Jezebel" caught a load of golden tilefish and blueline tilefish in 400 feet of water in the Baltimore Canyon. They used squid and cut mackerel for bait.

On the "Playtime", Rob Franz caught a 72.5 lb. wahoo behind the Hot Dog.

Charter boat, "Spring Mix" released 2 white marlin and a blue marlin in the Poor Man's Canyon.

9:00 PM - 31 boats fished during the first day of the Big Fish Classic.
The scales on the just closed and here are the standings:

1st Place - "Indian Giver" - 48.5 lb. wahoo 2nd Place - "Reese's Piece"
- 17.5 lb. dolphin.

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015

9:17 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right"
reported in… they are fishing at the 19 Fathom Lump. Fishing was good this morning. They finished with some yellowfins in the box. Around 30 pounders. Now they are trying some high speed trolling towards home.
Seas are nice. Slight chop.. light winds. 77-degree water.

9:33 AM - Capt. John Oughton on the charter boat, "That's Right"
reported in… they just boxed a 40 lb. wahoo while high speed trolling.

12:30 PM - Charter boat, "That's Right" returned from the 19 Fathom Lump with 8 small yellowfins and a 46-inch wahoo.

3:23 PM - Headboat, "Angler" reported outstanding flounder fishing today with over 60 keepers caught on squid at a natural reef. Fish weighed up to 3.5 lbs.

A group on the headboat, "Fish Bound" had 14 keeper flounder during their morning trip. Largest weighed 7.2 lbs. Caught while drifting structure at Russell's Reef.

Headboat, "Morning Star" had good catches of flounder over natural bottom.

Looks liek the tuna bite was still slow offshore, but the white marlin bite is heating up in time for the White Marlin Open.

Charter boat, "White Lightning" had 2 white marlin releases and caught
12 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Buckshot" had 7 dolphin in the Baltimore Canyon.

"Tighten Up" recorded 2 white marlin releases and caught a yellowfin near the Rockpile.

Charter boat, "Boss Hogg" had 4 dolphin, 30 sea bass and 30 tilefish in the Baltimore.

"Billfisher" released 5 white marlin and caught 4 dolphin in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Fin Razr" caught a pair of dolphin over 20 lbs. in the Baltimore.

Charter boat, "Marli" caught 5 yellowfins while chunking inshore.

Charter boat, "Moore Bills" returned from an overnight trip to the Bigeye Hole with a pair of bigeyes and some yellowfins. Largest bigeye weighed 226 lbs.

Flounder fishing in the bay was very slow with boats reporting mainly throwback flatties.

Anglers on "Flounderin' Around" did have 5 keeper flounder while fishing at the Rt. 50 Bridge, in the East Channel and in the West Channel off Martha's Lading during the afternoon incoming tide.

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015

"Triggerfish" returned from an overnight trip to the Wilmington Canyon with a 128 lb. bigeye, a blue marlin release. They also released around a dozen short yellowfins. All in 19 Fathoms in 82-degree water.

Headboat, "Happy Hooker" had 7 keeper flounder after their 2-hour morning trip. All were caught on white Gulp, shiners and squid in the East Channel.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" was chunking at the Teacup and caught
3 yellowfins and a pair of gaffer dolphin.

Charter boat, "Marli" returned with 8 yellowfins and 3 mahi from outside of Massey's Canyon.

"Viva la Vida" released 3 white marlin in the Baltimore Canyon.

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015

Steve Figiel caught a 21-inch flounder in the East Channel during the outgoing tide.

4:42 PM - Capt. Chris Mizurak reported good sea bass and flounder fishing over a natural reef today. His anglers caught their fish while using clams for bait.

"Flounderin' Around" had 3 keeper flounder, up to 19 1/2-inches, at 3 different locations - Rt. 50 Bridge… West Channel in front of Martha's Landing… East Channel in front of Coast Guard Station.

Charter boat, "Foolish Pleasures" was chunking at the Teacup and caught
3 yellowfins and a pair of gaffer 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 07/27/15: " Catching some keeper flounder and small sea bass during the day and shad and bluefish at night. Crabbers using snap traps are catching nice blue crabs."

Capt. Monty on the "
Morning Star report from Capt. Monty on 07/23/2015 reads: "Flounder 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.) 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.

Greetings All, Fishing has not been unkind. We're seeing a few limits of flounder almost everyday. Except the day we caught no flounder at all - just sea bass. It's not cane-pole, tie the line around your toe fishing.
You have to work at the bite. Some folks really enjoy it. I know I do.

Small-scale reef building that adds up over time; We've recently reloaded the block pile with 90 pound reef blocks.

Please support reef building at" Capt. Monty Hawkins Partyboat Morning Star Ocean City, MD"

Regards, Monty

Capt. Monty Hawkins Partyboat Morning Star Ocean City, MD

Watch the  weather.

Capt Chris Mizurak of the Angler Party Boat reports:


"We have seen some pretty decent fishing over the last few weeks when the weather has been good. There has been a mix of flounder and seabass.
Some days the bass bite better, and some days its flounder. We have also seen some tough fishing when the weather has been bad. For more information and reservations please call 410-289-7424.  Thanks and hope to see you soon!"

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 July 27, 2015 - Pending Record Gray Tile "Summertime flounder action has been good. Anglers reported catching numerous fish on Delaware Bay and Ocean structure, however, a lot of the fish have been short of the 16 inch minimum. Although, we've seen several of this seasons biggest fluke over the past week. Jim Davidson decked a dandy 9.25 pound doormat, while drifting cut bait over Delaware Bay structure Saturday aboard the Grizzly. John Yoder used a 6 inch Nuclear Chicken Gulp! to tempt his personal best 8.64 pound fluke form Ocean bottom Saturday on the Capt.
Bob II. Mike Eastman managed a 7.5 pound citation earner Saturday on the Old Grounds. Steve Price used squid and minnows on a B2 Squid rig to hook the 6.84 pound flatfish he pulled from a wreck outside the mouth of Delaware Bay. John Schnaitman scored a 6.64 pounder over reef rubble at Site 10. George Durant decked a 6.25 pound flattie on the Old Grounds.
Captain Brent's flukers on Katydid enjoyed fine fishing all week. Mike Surowiec and the Monday regulars limited out with 32 keepers. The every Wednesday crew on Katydid returned with 39 fluke, topped off by Ron Mistrettas 5.65 pounder. Captain Brent hosted a group of junior anglers Thursday afternoon , and they did a great job, returning with 13 keeper fluke. A gang of flounder poundin' locals fished on Katydid Friday, and put together their 32 flatfish limit. Pat Irelan had big fish honors with his 6.25 pounder. Ken Seltzer and his crew had a great Saturday on Katydid, bringing back a boxful of flatfish. Sunday's morning flukers on Katydid returned with a limit of 24 keepers, and the afternoon group took home 27. Dave Walker, Matt Shoup, Bill Wiest and Kyle Fagowski worked Bay rubble Thursday for their limit of 16 stout fluke. Wayne DeMarco, Joe Pergeorelis and Doug Mickowski bucktailed Site 11 Tuesday for their limit of a dozen flatties. Wayne, Doug, Harry Hudson, Daryl Mergenthaler and Doug Mickowski did Site 11 again on Friday for their limit of 16 keepers. Bob Bryant and Michelle and John Schnaitman jigged up 10 keepers to 6.6 pounds at Site 10 Tuesday. Bottom bouncers seeking panfish in Delaware Bay found croakers, kingfish and blowfish at Reef Site 8. Some of the biggest hardheads continued to come from Lewes Canal. Jason Miller had a 1.46 pound croaker in the Canal that he hooked on a small bucktail with a piece of Fishbites Sunday. It seems all the big black drum hadn't dropped out of the Bay yet. A couple anglers tangled unexpectedly with boomers while trying for other species. Brad Sokso was fishing for croakers at the Ice Breakers with a small piece of Fishbites on a size 4 hook when a big fish grabbed his rig. The boomer broke his light rod during the battle, and busted his net at boatside, but Brad finally landed the 35 pounder. Dillon Talley was working a bucktail tipped with Gulp! near the Ice Breakers Friday when he had a heavy hit. After quite a tussle, Dillon decked what turned out to be a
49 pound drum. Slot sized striped bass were active in Lewes Canal and Broadkill River. Drifting eels near the bridges or casting plugs and soft plastics along marsh banks produced keepers. Rich Kline Sr. and Rich Kline, Jr. fished the Canal all week, and had limits most days by deploying eels. Brayden Coverdale used a Gulp! to get his first Canal keeper striper. Offshore boaters chunked up small yellowfins at the 19 Fathom Lump, but had to contend with swarms of bluefish that invaded the area. Best bites were early in the day, and often, anglers had to use light fluorocarbon leaders to get tuna to eat a hook bait. Trollers working between the 19 Lump, Massey's Canyon, Chicken Bone, Hambone and Hot Dog connected with dolphin and wahoo. Ted Garman landed a 60 pound wahoo while trolling ballyhoo at the Hambone Saturday. Billfish action was decent in 100 Fathoms of the Baltimore, with whites and blues reported. Canyon deep dropping was productive. Adam Lovenguth celebrated his 30th birthday by dropping in the Wilmington Saturday with Matt Baker, Chip Graves and Jeff Drury aboard the Sea Tiger for 10 golden tile and 50 big blackbelly rosefish. With nice conditions Saturday, John Schneider ran his Patient Lady to the Norfolk Canyon for some tilefishing. That's where Jesse Kegley landed a potential new Delaware State Record Blueline Tilefish. The big Gray weighed in at a whopping
21.8 pounds. Bill Fintel boated the current 19.7 pound Blueline in the Baltimore just two months ago."

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:

July 24th, 2015

"Croakers croakers and more croakers!. Inlet is loaded with them in the
8-10 inch range.

Everything else is a victim of the summer slow down. Water temp is like bath water."

Bill's Sports Center (302-645-7654) Check out his fishing report: report. FISHING REPORT 07/21/15

">> The stiper bite is good at night on sand fleas and eels with many shorts and some keepers. The sharks are actually biting the hooked stripes in half.

>> Croaker and flounder fishing has been good at Masseys Landing.
>> Getting good reports from the Kayakers, conoeists and waders over by 
>> the Cape Henlopen State Park Pier. Lots of good sized flounder being 
>> caught.
>> Well, Today will be the first in Delaware. 'Delaware 
>> Paddlesports/Fish Whisperer Charter' joint venture, and we are REALLY 
>> looking forward to the reports! Captain Rodney Jones of the 
>> 'Wreckaholic' will be the Mother Ship for a tuna chunking trip! The 
>> GoPro's will be put to the test on this trip! Chris Erby has promised 
>> many pictures and videos to share. Let's wish them luck and a safe 
>> journey!
>> Customer reported catching doormats in the canal at night right near 
>> Gordon's Pond State Park.
>> Ed Pilling caught a 5.80#, 24" flounder at the Haystacks on a minnow.
>> Chris and Chrissy Guest fished the beach today and caught several 
>> croaker and also pulled in a 2' hammerhead! Great day at the beach 
>> with family and friends!
>> Customer reported catching and releasing 2 red drum in the surf 
>> today; one at 18 and another at 12".
>> Paul Powalski of Bill's Sport Shop hit Massey's Landing this morning 
>> and caught his breakfast using a bucktail and Gulp!
>> Bob Geary of Bill's Sport Shop took his wife, Trish, out to Indian 
>> River for a day of fishing. And, as usual, the ladies outfish the 
>> men! Trish picked a 20" flounder on a minnow! Congrats Trish!
>> Had a customer call who was fishing on the beach this evening and 
>> said there was sticky stuff clinging to his line and could not wipe 
>> it off. It was happening to others also, he ended up having to 
>> respoll his reel. Any ideas Capt ? (Sounds like jelly fish or man of
>> war)
>> Dave Biles called from his boat at the Outer Wall telling us he got 2 
>> stripers at 21". fought like the dickens and had big shoulders!"
"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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