Fishing Report 3/17/2015

March 17th, 2015 by Indian River Marina

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Spring is right around the corner and the staff at IRM are beginning to get everything in order for the start of another great season.  As the weather continues to warm up stop by the marina to say hi.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

The office and fuel dock are currently open 8 AM until 4 PM Monday through Saturday.  The boat yard is operating 7 AM until 3 PM Monday through Friday.  For our slip holders please begin to look at your calendars for a launch date in April.

Hammerheads Dockside is tentatively scheduled to open Friday April 3 and will be open Friday through Sunday through mid-May when they will be open 7 days a week.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual IRM Kid’s Catch All fishing tournament, which benefits the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland on June 26th-28th.  The tournament is open to anglers 3 to 18 years old and will include dinner and prizes for the participants.  For more information please call the marina office at 302-227-3071.  On July 25th IRM will hold its annual Seafood and Arts Festival featuring lots of great nautical themed arts and crafts and delicious seafood.

Winter Update 2/7/2015

February 7th, 2015 by Indian River Marina

There are only 6 more days until the 2015 Ocean City Boat Show.  Many staff members will be on hand to say hello to old and new friends and answer an questions about the upcoming season.  For more information about the show please check out their site at and we hope to see you there.

Hammerheads Dockside will reopen for the season again in 55 days.  We look forward to another great and busy year filled with great food, drinks, and music.  As we get closer to the start of the season will pass along their hours.

April 15th will be here before we know it and we cannot wait to see the boats going back into their slips.  We hope everyone is having a great winter and staying warm and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Fishing Report for 1/2/15

January 2nd, 2015 by Indian River Marina

Happy New Year To Everyone!!!!!  Hope your Holiday season has been a good one.  To start the year off the Rockfishing has been holding steady off the beaches of Bethany Beach and South.  One vessel made it down to the Washington Canyon last weekend on an overnighter and landed 4 Longfin Tunas and a couple Blue Sharks!!! WOW …… We have a couple Charter boats fishing year round so give us a call and tough it out one day or lock in your 2015 fising date.  Many boats offer discounts for early bookings…  Call 302-227-3071 for more information.

Dates to Remember   June 26-28 2nd Annual Kid’s Catch All Tournament  ( Supporters and Sponsors needed and welcome)

July 25th the 7th Annual Seafood & Arts Festival  (Art & Food Vendors welcome applications available online or call 302-227-3071)


Visit us at the Ocean City Boat Show  February 13-15 at the Convention Center in OC, Maryland.

Till next time Tight Lines & Good Times!!!!!

Fishing Report for 12/30/2014

December 30th, 2014 by Indian River Marina

For a few hardy souls the Rockfish season is still not over.  For those willing to head out we have a good number of folks returning with some nice catches.


As we approach 2015 we would like thank everyone for another great year.  Our docks and parking lots were quite busy this past season and a lot of fish were caught.  The first annual Kids Catch-All Tournament held on behalf of the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (which serves Sussex County in Delaware) was a tremendous success with great catches, amazing food, and a lot of fun for all of the anglers.  Last year’s event saw 75 participants take part in the action and there is already a lot of interest for the 2015 Kids Catch All, which will be heald June 26th – 28th.


Although it was cut short by rain, the Seafood and Arts Fesitval saw a record breaking crowd this past year.  The food and art vendors had a spectacular array of products on display and everyone went home happy.  Next year’s event on July 25th will be sure to top this past year’s so be sure to save the date.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015!


Fishing Report 12/13/14

December 13th, 2014 by Indian River Marina

We are still seeing a good number of people around the marina trying to find some rockfish action after last week’s Nor’easter.  So far it has been a rather mixed bag.

With the holidays approaching , we at IRM would like to thank everyone for such a great year and we look forward to  2015.  Please have a very happy and safe holiday season.  On February 13-15 stop by and see us at the Ocean City Boat Show at the Ocean City Covention Center.


Fishing Report for 12/2/2014

December 2nd, 2014 by Indian River Marina

Happy holidays to everyone!  Our parking lots were busy as many anglers set out over the weekend to take advantage of the break in the weather.  There has been some good tog fishing inshore and some reports of rockfish limits off of the beach.

As a remind to our slip holders, there are only 2 weeks left to get your vessels out of the water for winter land storage.

This winter please be sure to stop by and visit us at the Ocean City Boat Show and mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament, June 26th-28th here at the Indian River Marina, and the 7th Annual Seafood and Arts Festival on Saturday July 25th.

A here is a nice catch from IRM Charter Boat, Karen Sue this past weekend.  Until next time, tight lines and good times!




Fishing Report for 11/8/2014

November 8th, 2014 by Indian River Marina

Although a bit chilly, the parking lots and docks are busy.  A lot of folks are out trying to get a headstart on the rockfish bite.  There are reports of shorts with a keeper here and there.

Check in with Hook ’em & Cook ’em at 302-226-2214 to get their headboat schedule for Tog and Rockfish this November.

As more rockfish come in we will start to post more pictures.

Until next time, tight lines and good times.

Fishing Report for 10/11/14

October 11th, 2014 by Indian River Marina

Rain, Rain,Rain,  we had alot of boats fishing this past week and hope to have some pics real soon as there were some Big Eye Tunas and Mahi weighed in.

State record 17.1-pound sheepshead caught from fishing boat out of Lewes


LEWES (Oct. 8, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 17.1-pound sheepshead caught on Sept. 29. The fish was 28 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.

David Walker of Boothwyn, Pa., who caught the fish in the lower Delaware Bay over a rock pile on a green crab, noted that his record catch was “delicious!” The catch is recognized as a Delaware record since the fish was caught from a boat out of and returning to a Delaware port.

The record catch was initially confirmed by Natural Resources Police Fish & Wildlife Enforcement officer AFC Joshua Hudson, and verified at the Lewes Harbour Marina in Lewes.

The previous record holder was Christopher H. Wentz, who caught a 15.11-pound sheepshead in 2012.

Nice Job!!!!

The Ship’s Store is open daily with all your winterizing needs.  There are plenty of discounts so come on in for that special Holiday present !!!!!

Fishing Report for 10/2/2014

October 2nd, 2014 by Indian River Marina

WOW can you beleive it? OCTOBER!!! is here… and while the leaves may start turning and the weather is getting cooler there is Plenty of fishing going on both Inshore and Offshore.

Inshore and around the Inlet we have seen some Rockfish, Croaker, Founder and a few mixed varieties of small fish. We offer charters for both so call us and get hooked before the cold winter months are upon us.

Offshore reporting good fishing if and when you can make it out.  The Baltimore Canyon is producing great catches of Gaffer Mahi while in the Washington reports of Yellowfins, Big Eyes and Blackfin Tuna, big Mako and Bull sharks and even some White Marin releases here and there.  There have been reports of plenty of warmer water and Tunas up in the Hudson so we hope they will be making their way south soon!!

Hook’em and Cook’em is open daily for all your Tackle and Bait needs with Headboats running Daily.

Hammerheads is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so come on down for a nice relaxing fall day at Dockside.


Tight Lines and Good Times!!!! forever…………………..


Fishing Report for 9/20/14

September 20th, 2014 by Indian River Marina

The weather and fishing is still cooperating with us here at the Indian River Marina.

We have many boats fishing Inshore with great catches of Flounder!! Flounder!! Founder!!  Its been the best year for Flounder fishing in decades.  Plenty of croaker and scattered Rockfish in and around the Inlet and Back Bay areas.

Offshore reports of incredible White Marlin Fishing many boats hitting the docks with over 15 releases each.  Down in the Washington reports of Bonita, Yellowfins, sharks, Mahi Mahi and a few scatttered Big Eye Tunas.

No pictures to post at the moment but stay tuned…. for more great fishing……

Hammerheads Dockside will be closing at 3PM today for a private wedding but will reopen Sunday at 8AM.

Hook’em and Cook’em bait & tackle and fresh Seafood Market is open daily!!

Headboats and private Charter are running daily so give us a call and get Hooked at the Indian River Marina. 302-227-3071


Tight Lines & Good Times to All……