This has been a very good day for marlin fishing and other species as well. Lots of blue marlin,white marlin and sailfish were caught and released.There were two boats that caught two grand slams each. Lots of tuna mostly blackfins but some yellowfins were caught also, and there were some very nice wahoos. A single report would have left out too much so we made two reports one for each general group of fish.
Today at Oregon Inlet we had the first day of the Ocean City Light Tackle Tournament. There were 36 White Marlin releases, 4 Blue Marlin and 1 Sail release. The remaing off shore fleet caught an abundance of Black Fin Tuna; with a 27 lb. citation Black Fin Tuna and some Yellow Fin Tuna.Our near shore boats caught Blues, Albacore Tuna and some Spanish Mackeral. The in-shore fleet caught Specaled Trout, Flounder and some Gray Trout. Quite a day for bills and Tuna.
Some offshore boats were warming up for the Ocean City light tackle club billfish tournament being held starting tomorrow at Oregon Inlet this year. In years past this tournament has been held where ever good billfishing was expected. This has been as far away as Mexico. Today the total for billfish caught and released by Oregon Inlet Fishing Center's charter boats was over 100. Two grand Slams were recorded. One boat caught and released 10 white marlin another 11. Some of the offshore boats went after tuna and wahoo. Three boats caught 6 wahoos each along with blackfin tunas. Yellowfin tunas were scattered one weighed 50 pounds. One of the wahoos weighed 46 pounds. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. The pictured young lady's name is Emma Pahls. She and her companions who fished inshore came from Mannassas, Virginia. Open boats had very good speckled trout fishing. There were some flounders caught one boat had two good size flounders but most were a little under the size limit and were released. A 35 pound cobia was caught. It fought like a much larger fish. It took 20 minutes to land.
Now that Lesley's wind is layin' down, the Offshore Fleet is back to hunting Big Game!
Meat Fish include our year round resident, the YELLOWFIN TUNA, Blackfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi Dolphin.
CITATIONS for the 'Catch & Release" Bill Fish include Sail Fish and White Marlin.
NEARSHORE FLEET REPORT: False Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish, Grey Trout, and Croakers.
INSHORE FLEET REPORT: LOTS of Speckeled Trout
HEADBOAT REPORT: Mixed bag of EVERTHING - Croakers, Pig Fish, FLOUNDERS, Grey Trout, Sea Bass, Puffers, Sea Mullet
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Wind and storm generated seas kept most boats in port. One open boat fishing in the sound did very well catching some unusually good size flounders, some grey trout and tailor bluefish. The open boats have been taking advantage of some very nice flounder fishing along Bonner Bridge and nice size tailor bluefish in Green Island Slough. Grey trout were caught by the head boat " Miss Oregon Inlet" along with flounders, pig fish, pin fish and croakers. A lot of interesting fall fishing taking place in the sound, along the beach and offshore.
we had a few boats travel to the Gulfstream and they came back with a few Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo, also had a few Sailfish releases. The Headboat "Miss Oregon Inlet" made her trip today and came back with a variety of fish including, Croakers, Puffer fish and Flounders.
Sailfish were active offshore. Some blackfin and yellowfin tunas were caught. Dolphin and wahoo were scattered. One boat ran out of sailfish flags and had to use white marlin and blue marlin flags as substitutes. The convention in such cases is to place blue marlin flags on the top followed by white marlin flags and finnally sailfish flags. The first picture is an example. The members of the party are Rick Wilson from Bloomington, Maryland,John Loewendick from Cresaptown, Md.,Gary Cecil from Cumberland, Md., Denny Brodwatere from Cresaptown, Md.Scott Bowman and D0n Rentz111 from Richfield, Oh. . Most of these men received citaions for the sailfish they caught and released. They had a lot of bites and only two sails managed to win the battle by pulling off.or breaking the line. An inshore boat caught amberjacks, dolphins and false albacore. An other inshore boat caught spanish mackerel during an afternoon trip. Two open boats had very good grey trout (weakfish) fishing. The best either had seen in several years. One of the boats reported releasing around thirty and keeping their limit of nice size fish. They had a small cobia on that looked like about thirty pounds but lost it. there are also a lot of flounders reported to be in the sounds.The third picture is the same as the first picture taken at another time to check the camera. Thanks to Kimberly Bowman for pointing out the errors made
At Oregon Inlet today our fishing was great. Our off shore boats brought in blackfin tunas, several wahoos, one being a citation, and several yellowfin tunas. We had one inshore boart that brought in 4 false albacore tunas. Our head boat caught a nice variety of puffers, crockers and flounder.
A roughe ocean kept most of the offshore boats in port. Those that did fish caught and released white marlin, sailfish, scattered tuna and dolphin. Inshore boats caught spanish mackerel, tailor bluefish, trout and croakers. One open boat had a nice speckled trout catch another caught flounders, grey trout and sheepsheads. Miss Oregon Inlet caught sea mullet, grey trout, flounders, sea bass, croakers and puffers. Quite an assortment on Miss Oregon Inlet. You never know what you might catch.
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INSHORE FLEET: COBIA, Flounder, Trigger Fish, Grey Trout and Blues
NEAR SHORE FLEET: COBIA, False Albacore and great catches of Spanish Mackerel
OFF SHORE FLEET: Lots of Meat To Eat...Blackfin, Yellowfin Tuna and limits of Mahi Mahi Dolphin
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Blackfin tuna led the way offshore followed by yellowfin tuna, dolphin were scattered. A 53 pound wahoo was caught. One boat had 5 white marlin and a bluemarlin, billfish were scattered amongst the remainder of the offshore boats. Inshore saw some outstanding spanish mackerel fishing the spanish outnumbered tailor blues. One inshore boat caught around 80 spanish with about 20 bluefish. An open boat on an allday trip caught two nice cobias,several false albacores and a flounder.
Today our offshore boats returned with a variety of catches. We had limits of dolphin, blackfin tuna, one of which was 20lbs and another two weighing in at 22lbs, a citation 40lb. wahoo and releases of sailfish. Nearshore boats came back with excellent catches of spanish mackerel and albacore. Inshore boats caught gray trout, speckled trout and puppy drum
Our Offshore fleet came in with catches of Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and a scattered Yellowfin Tuna or two. The billfishing was ok today with a reported 4 releases. Our Nearshore boats caught lots of Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel,False Albacore, along with some scattered Cobia. Our Inshore boats had wonderful Speckeled Trout fishing.