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Latest Update: September 10, 2008

Next Update: September 17, 2008


Ocean Side Fishing Report

Real-time water information for selected points in the Coastal Bay

Flounder fishing in the back bay areas of Ocean City took a weather break on Saturday but by Monday waters had cleared up for the most part. Fishermen are reporting a lot of throwbacks but they are catching flounder. There were some doormat sized flounder caught and those fishermen targeting them with live spot have been catching the biggest share of them. The channel areas near the inlet have been accounting for some of the better catches this week. Medium sized croakers, sea robins dogfish and small sea bass are also part of the mix when you fish close to the inlet. Fishermen have been reporting slow fishing for striped bass at the inlet lately but they have been catching bluefish.Golden Tilefish

Surf fishermen are reporting that bluefish have been very plentiful in the surf and finger mullet is the ticket to catch them. Fishermen also report fair catches of kingfish, croaker and flounder. Large sharks and rays continue to be caught at night.

The captains that ferry fishermen out to the wreck sites report fair fishing for sea bass and good fishing for flounder on the inshore wrecks and artificial reef sites. Chris Mizurak and friends traveled a bit farther out to just inside the Wilmington Canyon to do some deep drop bottom fishing and brought home this nice catch of tilefish and a few chicken dolphin.

Offshore fishermen have been reporting double digit releases of white marlin at the Washington and Norfolk Canyons. Closer to port fishermen have been catching bluefin tuna and a mix of small dolphin and yellowfin tuna at the Hot Dog and Hambone.

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A Couple of Closing Notes...

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Include the following information:

  • Date

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