Thursday, September 6, 2007

Ocean City Update, Great Flounder Bite

Paul Botzler sent this great picture he took as we left the commercial harbor in West Ocean City on a recent trip.

The last 2 weeks have seen continued good flounder fishing around the Maryland Coastal Bays. Loads of bait in the bays have had a good impact on the fishing.  Finger Mullet and Bunker are thick and the fish are eating good.  We caught some great fish up to 5 lbs the last few weeks while drifting live baits on fish finder rigs.  Near shore wrecks are also offering some great fishing for flounder and some of these fish are up to 7 +lbs.

It was good to have lots of young anglers on board the last week or so.   Hank and Max Bethel pictured above, each caught their first rockfish while fishing on the South Jetty using live bunker and mullet for bait.  Emily Rose Caplan and Julie Ann Lorndale, below caught some nice flounders while drifting live bunkers in the bay north of the Rt.50 bridge.

Ben Weaver caught some schoolie stripers and snapper blues on the fly rod today, and got this huge croaker on the fly too.

The fall striper fishing will be heating up before long, and we should be able to start targeting more and bigger fish on the fly in the Chesapeake, and on the coast.   Keep checking in for weekly pics and updates on the fishing.

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