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Fishing Report for 2/1/2014

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 by Indian River Marina

It is hard to believe that February is already here.  Fishing season is almost upon us and everyone at Indian River Marina has been working hard throughout the winter getting everything ready for the spring and summer.  We are all very excited to open the doors to the newly renovated marina store, which will carry many traditional items, but also new and exciting pieces of merchandise.   Be sure to stop in and check it out this spring!

In the meantime staff from the Indian River Marina and captains from the Indian River Marina Charter Fleet look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the OC Seaside Boat Show February 14 – 16 at the Ocean City Covention Center.  Stop by booths #159 and #160 to hear all about the exciting things we have going on at IRM.  We are going to have a fun-filled summer for people of all ages.

It is not too early to mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament on June 27, 28, and 29 for youth 3 to 18 years old.  For more information on this great event that benefits the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which serves Sussex County in Delaware please visit  If you know of a company or organization that would like to take advantage of the great marketing opportunities provided by the tournament please have them contact Scott Borino at 302-227-3071 or to learn about the varying levels of event sponsorship that are available.

For the sixth year in a row the Seafood and Arts Festival returns on Saturday July 26th.  There will be plenty of excellent seafood and nautical themed arts and crafts.  As usual, kids will have lots of games and crafts to choose from as well.

We hope that you are all having a great winter and look forward to seeing everyone on the docks soon!


Report for 1/3/14

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 by Indian River Marina

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  We are at the tail end of Winter Storm Hercules.  At this time we are reporting no visible rigger damage and no visible canvas damage.  We will be monitoring throughout the weekend with strong winds and colder temps expected.  At this time we are experiencing a king tide with NW winds pretty darn cold and miserable I must say.

On a better note Rockfish were still being landed earlier this week in front of Sea Colony and down off of Ocean City.  Nice fish with many boats hitting their limit within 2 hours of fishing.  We will keep you posted next week once we get through this weather.

The Indian River Marina is pleased to announce its first with more to come fishing tournament.  The Kids Catch-All T0urnament will be held at the Marina from June 27-29.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland ( which serves sussex county).  We will have a full web-page posted shortly.   Please sign your kids, grandchildren, freinds and neighbors up for this fun filled weekend!!

Come visit us at the Ocean City Boat Show Feb. 14.15, & 16 to find out what specials we will be offering.

Stay warm and remember tight lines and good times are not far away…………

Fishing Report for 11/24/13

Sunday, November 24th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!  Hope everyone is getting ready for some good eats next week.  It looks like winter has arrived with a vengeance.  Its blowing a steady 25-35 mph with higher gusts and a wind chill they say of 15!!  UGH…..  There have been some fish caught lately in and around the Indian River Inlet and the mouth of the Delaware Bay.  We have had no Offshore reports other than some long liners have had great success in the last couple weeks with Swordfish catches.

Joey Celano of Wilmington, DE landed this nice 30 lb 42.5 Rockfish while trolling Stretches in the Rips with his buddies Jake Smith and Carter DiRado.






Chris Graves of Georgetown, DE caught this Citation Rockfish while trolling with a white parachute rig at the mouth of the Delaware Bay weighing 38lbs and measured 44 inches.







Pictures courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em

Be looking for our 1st Annual Kids Catch All Tournament this summer 2014 June 27-29 at the Indian River Marina!!!

Hammerheads Dockside is open Daily!!! some stop on in and warm up with a warm cocktail and some good eats.

We have been sending email blasts out to all of our customers in reference to weather, reminders, etc… if you HAVE NOT been receiving your email please contact the Marina office to ensure we have the proper email address.

Fishing Report for 10/29/2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

Although it is late October we are lucky to have spring-like weather.  Winter haul outs are upon us, but there are still plenty of fish waiting to be caught.  If you are interested in winter land storage please give us a call at 302-227-3071.

Susan and John Byrd of Pike Creek, DE caught these fish while fishing in the Indian River inlet using live green crab.  Susan was using a top and bottom rig and hooked up a double header of Red drum. Her fish weighed in at 3.5lbs and 4lbs while John’s tog weighed in at 2.6lbs


— Picture courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Fishing Report for 10/13/13

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

Wind!, Wind!, Wind!  Wind and stormy conditions have left our boaters tied tight to the docks this past week.  It looks like the next fishable day will be Mid-Week!!! let’s keep our fingers crossed.  We will keep you updated on some end of week reports as they come in.

Come on down this Saturday October 19th to the First Annual Docktoberfest!!!  Hammerheads Dockside will have a German buffet of Beer Tastings, Live Music 4pm-7pm and plenty of Great Eats!!!!  Fun for the entire Family…….

Winter Haul outs have begun please get your vessel scheduled for your haul out date as soon as possible.

Lots of great things planned for next year until then Tight Lines and Good Times!!!

Fishing Report for 9/24/13

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

The weather has held many of our boats to the docks this past week.  The Headboats are still running reporting good Flounder catches.  Offshore reports still coming in with great fishing, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo.  There is still time to book a trip with us and get in on the fun!!

The New ” Indian River Marina Fishing Club” will be beginning in 2014 with lots of new events for your entire fishing family.  We will be hosting Certified IRM Fishing Tournaments, prizes for the First Marlin, Tuna and Mako caught and much more to be announced soon so stay tuned.

Tight Lines and Good Times continue……

Fishing Report for 9/18/13

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

If yellowfin are what you are after then the Washington Canyon is where you want to be.  The Washington has been hot within the past few weeks.  The Rockpile has been turning up a good number of white marlin as well.

The Indian River Maina Charter fleet is still heading out into the action and there is plenty of time to get in on the fun.  The staff at Indian River Marina are happy to assist you in setting up your trip, whether for a half or full day or an overnight, just call 302-227-3071.

As a reminder to all of our slipholders, this Saturday is our 3rd annual customer appreciation party from 4pm-7pm.  The marina will provide hot dogs, burgers, soda, and water.  If you would like to attend and/or bring a covered dish please sign up in the office.

Fishing Report for 9/13/13

Friday, September 13th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

Wow what a big temp change we are in for this weekend.  Get your Hoodies out and if you don’t have one stop in the Ship’s Store and pick one out to keedp you warm.  Fishing is great Offshore with plenty of Big Eyes, Yellowfin and Longfin Tunas being caught in the Wilmington and Washington Canyon’s.  There have even been good numbers of White Marlins being released.  The Flounder bite seems to be hot with many anglers landing some nice fish.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 4-7 WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE KENNY JONES BAND!!!  Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Sodas provided and bring your favorite dish to share.  The third Annual Horseshoe contest will also be held and sack races for the kids.

Captain Charlie Horning, Trent McMahon, Bob Werner and George Merrick hit the docks from an overnighter landing a 174lb and 157lb Big Eyes and a 120.5lb Yellowfin.  Nice catch guys!!!!

Bob Sanderson of Dover, DE caught this 7.5lb Flounder.

Greg Hutton and Steve Schad landed this 241lb Big Eye Tuna and 6 Yellowfins while fishing with Charlie Horning.

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Picture’s courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em…..  Come on down and watch all the fish being weighed in at Hammerheads Dockside our fun, new, relaxing hot spot on the docks!!!!  Open Daily 7am


Fishing Report for 9/11/2013

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

Things are picking up a bit at the Indian River Marina.  There is still plenty of time get some more fishing in.

Tim Brown and Heather Harding of Dover, DE, caught 2 flounder both weighing 4lbs using live spot while in the Indian River Inlet.

Tyler Tribbitt and Ryan Warner of Ocean View, DE caught  flounder while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using live spot on “On the Rocks”

Jack Conway, Sr. of New York City, NY, George Merrick of Dagsboro, DE, Josh Gessler of Media, PA, Jack Conway, Jr. of New York City, NY, Jacob Webb of Lewes, DE and Tommy Gessler of Media, PA caught 2 big eye tuna that weighed in at 236lbs and estimated 185lbs (japped to fit in cooler) and 9 yellow fin tuna in the Washington Canyon before dark.  They then went to the Poor Man’s and had one long fin tuna and 4 marlin releases.

Do not forget to book your winter land storage and dockage for 2014 by callign us at 302-227-3071.



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

Fishing Report for 9/6/13

Friday, September 6th, 2013 by Indian River Marina

The weather has kept most of our boats tight to the Docks today.  Offshore fishing has been hit or miss this past week, in the Washington there have been Yellowfin, the Wilmington producing a mix bag of Wahoo and White Marlin and reports of Longfin Tuna and Marlin in the Baltimore yesterday.  Inshore fishing has been good with reports of Croaker,Flounder, Black and Red Drum and Rockfish.  We have a couple catches from this past week.

Jason Pfeiffer, Rudolf Birnbach, Russel Carrico, Richard Hubbard and Randy Sparkman landed a 79.7lb and 40lb Wahoo and released 2 White Marlin.

Mike Wolynetz caught a 1.4lb pompano while fishing at Bubble Gum Beach he also landed 8 Black Drum and 2 Red Drum.  Nice catch!!

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Picture courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em

Hammerhead Dockside is open daily at 7am serving breakfast, lunch and dinner…. Come on by relax and watch the Sunset!!!

Our September fuel dock hours are Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm, Friday, Sat. and Sunday 7am-7pm.