Inshore fishing in Ocean City the last few days has been a mixed bag. We have been targeting fish with a variety of techniques from fly fishing to live bait, and everything in between.
Early morning incoming tides earlier in the week made for some decent fly fishing for stripers around the jetties. We caught fish on deep lines and on poppers, most 18 to 26 inches. Some larger fish were being caught by anglers targeting them using live spot. The fishing slowed quickly on the outgoing tide, and as the high sun and warm temps took hold. We have limited most of our striper fishing to very early or late.
Flounder fishing in the back bays has been tough, though we had some great fishing last week in and around the inlet. Some of our better spots in the back bays have failed to produce fish consistently. Anglers fishing deeper water on the drift with live spot are managing a few keeper size fish here and there.
We had some decent tautog fishing this week in around the jetties whaich helped fill the flounder void. We have been catching alot of fish with a few keepers each day to 18 inch. also caught our first sheepshead for the year, about a 6 lber. Most of our fish caught on sand fleas.