Latest Update: April 16, 2008
Next Update: April 23, 2008
Ocean Side Fishing Report
Real-time water information for selected points in the Coastal Bay
Fishermen are reporting a few flounder and undersized striped bass are currently being caught around the Route 90 Bridge area in Assawoman Bay. At the inlet area fishermen report catching tautog at the bottom of the ebb tide on frozen sand fleas and pieces of green crab. Most fishermen are bank fishing from the bulkheads between 1st and 4th Streets and at the ends of 5th and 6th Streets. The north jetty and inlet bulkhead also offer fishing opportunities and the Oceanic Fishing Pier is now open.
Surf fishermen have had to satisfy their yearning for a little pull with spiny dogfish and clear-nosed skates. There have been a few reports of undersized striped bass along the beaches but things will probably be quiet until the northward migration of post-spawn striped bass arrives from the Chesapeake. The striped bass are finishing up their spawning activities in the rivers on the eastern shore this past week so the fish are on their way; itís just a matter of time before they arrive along the beaches.
The party boat fleet leaving the Ocean City Inlet for the wreck and artificial reef sites off Ocean City continues to report good catches of tautog. There has not been much to report on the sea bass front except from the boats that have been venturing out to the deep drop areas. There has also been nothing reported of any Atlantic mackerel moving through the region.
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A Couple of Closing Notes...
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