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Fishing Report 8/23/15

Written on: August 23rd, 2015 in Fishing Report

Great weather here at Indian River Marina this weekend! And even though it was a bit windy many boats were fishing in the inlet and quite a few even went offshore. Inshore are still catching Sea Bass, Croaker, and of course Flounder. This season has been great for Flounder fishing.  Offshore Gaffer Mahi, Wahoo, and Bigeye Tuna are still being landed along with scattered .

Be sure to stop by the Indian River Marina on September 12 from 9 AM to 3 PM to browse our Fisherman’s Flea Market. Come and see all the great stuff our captains will be selling and snag yourself a deal!

With plenty of good fishing and nice weather to come give us a call and book your next Charter with the Indian River Marina Charter Fleet. Or come on down to Hammerheads at get hooked with live music daily a cool beverage and good eats …. It’s fun for everyone and certainly don’t forget the best sunset in town!


Flounder Springer 8.22.15







Linda Springer of Lancaster, PA, caught this 7 lbs 26 inch flounder while fishing out at the Old Grounds using cut bait on a bucktail.


Flounder Willey 8.22.15






Caleb Willey of Millville, DE, caught this 4.9lb 24 inch flounder while fishing out at Site 10 using pink shine Gulp bait.


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LuAnn Harding from Smyrna, DE caught this 4.3lb flounder fishing in the Indian River Inlet using live minnows.


Big Eye Still lucky 8.22.15






The crew on “Still Lucky” caught this 164lb big eye tuna while trolling in the Wilmington Canyon. Pictured are Steve and Devon Danner of Mechanicsburg, PA,  Robert Kannenberg of Shady Grove,PA, Teyona and William Danner of Mechanicsburg, PA and angler Heath Berger of Reading, PA.



Flounder Campbell 8.22.15






Pete Campbell of Ocean View, DE and Mark Lloyd of Camden, DE caught these six flounder fishing out at B-Buoy using cut bait and bucktails.



Mahi Neuberth 8.22.15





Stephen Neuberth of Ellicott City, MD caught this nice bull Mahi fishing on the “Helios” in the Poor Man’s using skirted ballyhoo. It weighed 35.8lbs and measured 46 inches in length.



Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times!


All photos courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em



Fishing Report 8/21/15

Written on: August 21st, 2015 in EventsFishing Report

Another great week here at Indian River Marina! Inshore reports Sea Bass, Croaker and many people are still catching their limit of Flounder. Offshore reports lots of Gaffer Mahi, and nice sized Blue Line Tilefish. Tuna are scattered but there have been some nice sized Big Eyes landed. There have been many White and Blue Marlin releases as well!

With summer coming to an end be sure to take advantage of all the great fishing while you can. This weekend looks to be just as great as this past week, so call the office at 302-227-3071 and ask for Carolyn to book yourself a charter today!

Now for photos of all the great catches!





Tile 8.21.15





Andy Orr of Drumore, PA caught this 22.2lb and 36 inch blue line tile while fishing out at the Baltimore Canyon with squid. This is pending for yet another new Delaware record for the blue line tile category.




Flounder Avery 8.21.15








Karen, Michael and Alex Avery along with Max and Ben Napolitano caught these keeper flounder while out at the Old Grounds fishing with squid and minnows. The largest weighed in at 4 lbs.



Mahi Akers 8.21.15







Kiira Akers of Morcroft, WY caught this 8 lb mahi while fishing on the “Sailor Ann” in Baltimore Canyon while casting chunks of ballyhoo on a spinner.




Flounder Judy V. 8.21.15






While fishing on the head boat Judy V. with Capt. Eddie Wheedleton Mike Lewis of Phila, PA and Phil Binaso of Long Island, NY brought home some nice sized flounder while fishing around B-Buoy using cut bait. The largest weighed in at 4.9lbs and measured 24 inches.



Big eye Fish Whistle 8.21.15







The crew from the Fish Whistle set out on an overnight trip to the Washington and came back with thees big eye tuna that weighed in at 177 and 145. They also brought up a 39.2lb sword fish and had 2 white releases and 1 blue release. Pictured are Trent and Bill McMahon, Johnny and Owen Horning.



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George Fisher of Hook’em & Cook’em Outfitters caught this 4.6 lbs 24 inch flounder while fishing with Gulp baits out at the Old Grounds.




Flounder Irwin 8.21.15







Sonny Irwin of Coatesville, PA, Cory Lavender of Modena, PA, Steve Mattson of Gap, PA and Bob Irwin of Coatesville, PA had a great day of flounder fishing out at B-Buoy. Steve brought in this 11.5lb and 31 inch flounder using cut bait on a bucktail.


Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times!


Photos courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em



Fishing Report 8/14/15

Written on: August 14th, 2015 in Fishing Report

Another beautiful day at Indian River Marina and this weekend looks to be great with little wind and nice weather and good fishing. Come down to the weigh station at Hook’em and Cook’em daily and watch the fish being weighed in! Inshore fishing reports Croaker and Sea Bass with Flounder still being the main catch. Offshore reports lots of Yellowfin Tuna, scattered Bigeyes, nice size Gaffers and plenty of White Marlin releases being reported.

We hope to have some great pictures from this week soon. Head on down to Hammerheads for a cool beverage and some good eats. There’s still plenty of time and great fishing to book yourself a private charter today! Give us a call at 302-227-3071 and ask for Carolyn and she’ll get you hooked.


Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times.

Fishing Report 8/8/2015

Written on: August 8th, 2015 in Fishing Report

This week there was some great fishing here at Indian River Marina. Everyday fish are being brought in! Be sure come down to Hammerheads and see what’s been caught today. Also, charters are headed out every day, make sure to call and book yourself a charter today and catch yourself some dinner!

Lets get to the great photos we have of this week!



Sword and Wahoo 8.5.13







The crew from the “Work Release” had a great trip out at the Washington Canyon and brought back this 76lb sword fish and a 29.5lb wahoo. The sword fish was caught on a whole squid at night and the wahoo was caught on the troll with ballyhoo the next morning.

Pictured are Brian Wolfenburger of York, PA, Bill Deihm of Honeybrook, PA Clay Harrison of Boyertown, PA, swordfish angler Frank Given and wahoo angler Paul Given also from Honeybrook, PA.



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This 2lb lobster was snagged with a pink flounder pounder while fishing on the Judy V. with Capt. Eddie Wheedleton at Site 10. Jay Schmidt of Ocean View, DE got this tasty critter steamed up at Hook ’em & Cook ’em for lunch.




Flounder Harding 8.3.15








Holly Harding of Smyrna, DE caught this 5.6 lbs 28” flounder using live spot while fishing in the Indian River Inlet.


Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times!


Photos courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em


Fishing Report 8/3/15

Written on: August 3rd, 2015 in Fishing Report

What a great weekend here at the marina!  The weather was perfect and, as you’ll see in all of the photos, Flounder fishing continues to be amazing. Boat after boat came in with their limit of Flounder and they don’t seem to be stopping. Book yourself a charter and take part in the amazing Flounder fishing.

Okay lets get to all these amazing Flounder photos:



Flounder Limit Guthrie 8.3.15







Flounder Limit Coyle 8.3.15







Flounder Clark 8.3.15








Flounder Capt. Bob 8.3.15







Flounder Warren 8.3.15







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Flounder Harris 8.3.15







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Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times!


All photos courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em.


Fishing Report for 8/1/15

Written on: August 1st, 2015 in Fishing Report

The weather and the fishing continue to be amazing here at Indian River Marina! Inshore reports hold steady with Seabass, Bluefish, Croaker, and still a good number of Flounder. Offshore reports Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin and some large Bigeye Tuna. Also offshore there have been increasing White and Blue Marlin releases, which is great for the upcoming tournament. With it being a perfect day we can’t wait to see all the catches that get brought in today.

As we get closer to the White Marlin Open starting on Monday, more boats are coming into dock and it looks like it will be a great tournament this year. Good luck to all those competing.

Below are some great photos of catches here at Indian River Marina.


Tom Moran of Wilmington, DE, caught these flounder using live mullet in the Indian River Inlet. The heaviest weighed in at 3.6lbs.



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John Dougherty and Kenny Harwanko of Wilmington, DE caught these flounder fishing out at B-buoy using bucktails with gulp on the “2-Much”. The biggest one weighed in at 9.6lbs.





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10 year old Zack Bezick of Hillsborough, NJ caught a 3.9 lbs flounder and some snapper blue fishing while on the “El Shaddai” with Capt. Bob Sylvester at Site 10 using cut bait.






el shaddai 7.28.15








This 9lb 35″ rainbow runner was caught by Jack Hannum while fishing in the Viking Ocean Showdown in New Jersey out in 40 fathoms at “North Haze” Canyon. It was caught in the midst of a mahi scool while pitching out a ballyhoo. Rainbow runners are in the jack family.



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Til next time Tight Lines and Good Times!


All photos courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em


Fishing Report for 7/27/15

Written on: July 27th, 2015 in Fishing Report

This weekend was capped off with great fishing here at Indian River Marina. Inshore reports are still holding steady with boats bringing in Triggerfish, Croaker, Bluefish, Seabass and limits of Flounder.  Offshore reports Mahi, Wahoo, scattered Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna. Blue and White Marlin releases have increased which is great as we get closer to the White Marlin Open.

Come on down and catch yourself some dinner while watching the fish being weighed in at the scales! Or give us a call and book your charter today at 302-227-3071!

All photos courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em.


shimano trip 7.27.15






On Saturday the Capt. Bob II had a full day Flounder jigging trip.

Shimano provided rods and reels for customers to try out and fish with on this trip. The boat had a great day of fishing with 80 keeper Flounder making it back to dock. Shimano rep. Patrick Latham is holding the pool fish winner was this 8.6lbs Flounder that was caught by John Yoder of Dover, DE. It was caught on a nuclear chicken Gulp bait.


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Merv Reiff of New Holland, PA caught this 18.7lb blue line tile fish while on the Capt. Ike II with Capt. Dave Collins. He caught this and other blue lines fishing in the Baltimore Canyon using whole squid.



flounder 7.27.15







Wayne (4.8lb) and Dave Wise, Jeremy Lloyd (6.4lb), Dave Wise, Sr. and Ken Wise all from Kimberton, PA caught these keeper Flounder while fishing on the Judy V’s afternoon trip. Capt. Eddie Wheedleton reported that there were a total of 37 keeper Flounder that were caught fishing at the Old Grounds using cut bait and jigging on the bottom.


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Billy (3 lbs & 7.3 lbs) and LuAnn (5lbs & 4.5 lbs) Harding of Smyrna, DE caught these flounder fishing by the Coast Guard Station in the Indian River Inlet using live spot.




mahi 7.27.15








This 37 lbs and 48.5 ” mahi was caught by Brad Cave of Dagsboro, DE while trolling ballyhoo at the Baltimore Canyon.


Til next time Tight Lines & Good Times!!!




Fishing Report for 7/26/15

Written on: July 26th, 2015 in Fishing Report

What a beautiful weekend here at IRM….  The weather made for another succussful Seafood & Arts Festival and plenty of good fishing.  Inshore reports range from incredible Flounder fishing, triggerfish, Seabass, croaker and some coastal sharks.  Offshore reporting a bit of a slow down in the Tuna fishing, still some scattered Bigeyes and Yellowfins and plenty of skippies.  Some nice Wahoo and Gaffer Mahi have been landed as well.  White and Blue Marlin releases seem to be steadily increasing which is good news for the White Marlin Tournament coming up soon.


The Capt. Bob II had a full day fishing trip on Sunday out at the Old Grounds using cut bait and squid. They limited out on flounder with the fish ranging in weight from 2lbs-5lbs with everyone taking home their limit. Pictured are Connie and Sam Groff of , Lawrene Nixon Anfinson (celebrating her 72nd birthday) her grandsons Brennan Ralls and Ruslan Nellis, Mike Zita, Capt. Roger Meekins, Super Mate Chris Adams and Ed Maull.



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Charlie Horning and his crew aboard the Fish Whistle had a great overnighter landing these Big Eyes.  Nice job guys!!!



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The Gessler Family from the Boy’s Toy along with George Merrick, and Jimmy Taylor caught these 3 big eye fishing Wilmington Canyon. They were trolling ballyhoo in the evening to night. The fish weighed in at 120-180lbs.











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




Fishing Report for 7/20/15

Written on: July 20th, 2015 in Fishing Report

What great weather and fishing at IRM.  Here are some of the weekends catches with many more to come.  Inshore and Offshore reports have landed plenty of fish on our docks.  Come on down to the scales and watch the days catch being weighed in then watch the fish cleaners do their magic.  Head over to Hammerheads Dockside and have a refreshing beverage and some awesome eats while watching the incredible sunsets!!!!

It’s time the 7th Annual Seafood & Arts Festival this Saturday 10am-6pm fun for everyone with over 60 art vendors, food vendors, music, games, wood carvings or just stroll the docks.  There will be satelite parking with free bus service along Rt 1 at Savidges Ditch running South on Rt 1.

All pictures are courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em


Michael Moss of Laytonsville, MD caught this 176lb big eye tuna fishing on the Capt. Ike II with Capt. Dave Collins. They fished the Wilmington Canyon trolling ballyhoo in the early evening.



capt ike 7.20






This 84.2lb wahoo was caught on the “Dream Girl” fishing inside the 30 fathom line just north of the Hot Dog using a skirted ballyhoo. Pictured are Capt. Michael Russell of Palmyra, PA, Angler Dean Dibler of Grandville, PA, Mike Zimmerman of Jonesville, PA and Chuck Sorcsek of Palmyra, PA.









Chase Neuberth of Ellicott City, MD caught his first 9.8lb mahi fishing out at the Hot Dog on a skirted ballyhoo on the “Helios”.









TJ Guss of Garnet Valley, PA, caught this 4.8lb flounder while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using Gulp baits.









Tight Lines & Good Times to All!!!!!



Fishing Report for 7/19/15

Written on: July 19th, 2015 in Fishing Report

WOW some really great fishing  here at Indian River Marina.  We are still having some technical difficulties with the new camera system and  we will get pics up and reports as  they come in.  Inshore reports of Sharks, Seabass, Triggerfish and plenty of nice size Flounder both in the Back Bays, Inlet and off the beach.  Offshore fishing is red hot again with incredible Bigeye Tuna’s being weighed in daily!!  Scattered Yellowfin and Blufin Tuna, Mahi and an increase in Blue and White Marlin Releases.  Check out the Indian River Marina web-site fishing report with pics of all our daily catches.


A family tuna trip turned into a great fish story when this 667lb mako was caught in the Fingers just as the crew of the “Ocean Drifter” had wrapped up their chunking for tuna. They were cleaning up the gear when this mako showed up looking for more food. They threw out a ballyhoo, then a bunker and finally brought out a frozen trolling squid when on the second pass it took the hook. Angler Christian Ostrowski reported they fought the shark for forty-five minutes on the trolling squid with wire and 400lb mono in about 110′ of water. Pictured are Angler Christian, David, Carmean and Capt John Ostrowski from Chadds Ford, PA.


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Pictures courtesy of Hookem & Cookem!!!




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