Our Offshore fleet had a real good day of fishing with three boats comming in with Grand Slams! For those of you that do not know a Grand Slam is 1 Blue Marlin, 1 White Marlin and 1 Sailfish. They also caught Wahoo, some good numbers in Dolphin, as well as some Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna.
Offshore boats varied widely in what they caught. Several boats concentrated on billfish and did very well catching and releasing blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. School size dolhin were caught in good quantity.Several boats had both billfish, dolphin and tuna. As a sign of what is coming soon good size yellowfin tunas are replacing blackfins. Inshore boats caught spanish mackerel, tailor bluefish and bonitas. Some open boats caught speckled trout others caught grey trout and tailor bluefish. One boat on an allday trip caught triggerfish, sea bass, flounders and a 44 pound cobia. Miss Oregon Inlet caught a variety of fish including lots of sea bass.
Fishing was great for most of whatever was being fished for.Inshore limits were achieved for speckled trout and tailor bluefish along with nice catches of sea mullet croakers and flounders. Offshore those that went after billfish all were highly successful there were two double grand slams and so were those that fished for tuna, Wahoo were scattered. Miss Oregon Inlet caught flounders, sea mullet, grey trout, croakers and puffers. This is really an exciting time to be fishing. Bring along your cameras and camcorders. Check out the other half of this report we could not squeeze everything into one.
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.