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Fishing Report for 8/19/2014

Written on: August 19th, 2014 in Fishing Report

We had another great weekend this past week.  The marina and docks were quite crowded and some great catches were coming in.  Here are some more pictures and reports from the past week.

Capt. Aaron Hurd took out his mate Jimmy Coffiey on a flounder fun fishing trip out to the Old Grounds and came back with a limit of flounder. The flounder were all caught jigging a Spro bucktails and Gulp baits. The largest flounder was caught by Nate, it weighed in at 4.6lbs. Pictured are John Walls, Jimmy Coffiey, Luke Horney, Nate Leo, Capt. Aaron Hurd and Alex Bowe.

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Laura Long of New Castle, DE caught this 21″ flounder and 13″ black sea bass fishing out at the Old Grounds with squid and minnows.

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Capt. Rodney Jones of the “Fish Whisperer” took a day off from the charter business to take a family fishing trip. Brent Jones, Spencer Johnson and Brooke Jones caught these flounder and 1 black sea bass fishing out at B Buoy with cut bait of sea robin and ballyhoo (left over from the White Marlin Open) The biggest fish weighed in at 5.2lbs.

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Lee Vincent and Jessy Blackburn of Indian River, DE fished the Old Grounds with bucktails with squid and caught these 8 keeper flounder.  The largest weighed 6lbs and measured 26″.

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All photos are courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.

Tight lines and good times!




Fishing Report for 8/17/14

Written on: August 17th, 2014 in Fishing Report

On an overnight trip to the Washington Canyon Capt. Collin Clarke, Jason Massey, Sean Tate, John Whelen, Bill Mathews, Aaron Strausbaugh, Addison Baumgardner and Jeff Rosenkilde all of Bethany Beach, DE chunked butterfish and sardines to bring up these 19 yellow fin tuna. The largest weighed in at 65lbs.


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Our first swordfish of the season was brought in on August 9th. This 62.8lb sword was caught by Cy Brong of Wilmington, DE on “Last $” with Capt. Rodney Meyers, Larry Chenney and Gregg Peters of Ocean View, DE.  The crew also brought in 30 mahi.

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The “Tressa Lynn” Captained by Gerry Bulat of Indian River, DE, took his friends out to the Wilmington Canyon and brought back a 86lb wahoo caught by Vincent Kerrigan of Wilm., DE and a 102lb big eye tuna caught by Craig Pawley of Bernville, PA. They also had a 250lb blue marlin release.

Pictured are Craig Pawley, Dan Cornell of Dover, DE, Chip Lyons of Little Torch Key, FL, Capt. Gerry Bulat, Jitters Jeffers of Rehoboth, DE and Vincent Kerrigan.

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


Fishing Report for 8/15/2014

Written on: August 15th, 2014 in Fishing Report

We have been seeing some pretty good flounder action here lately.  While a good number of flatties have been coming up short we are still seeing some nice fish come in.  We are looking forward to another busy weekend here so be sure to stop by to see all of the action.


Gina Ruggieri of Ocean View, DE caught this 5.4lb flounder at Site 10 using a 4oz jig with a pearl white Gulp swimming mullet.


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Sean Leiby of Philadelphia, PA caught a 6.3lb and 4.4lb flounder out at the Old Grounds while fishing on “Horizon”. He was using squid and minnows to land these nice flatties.

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Brooke Justison of Newark, DE caught a 4.2lb flounder while her friend Leah Barry of Lewes, DE caught a 3.3lb flounder out at B-Buoy using peanut bunker and squid.


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Kenny Arndt of Reading, PA, Chad Tingle of Selbyville, DE and Heath Berger of Reading PA caught 9 keeper flounder on squid and minnows out at Site 10. Heath had the biggest flounder weighing in at 6.2lbs. They also had some black sea bass and croaker.

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All photos are courtesy for Hook ’em & Cook ’em.


Fishing Report for 8/12/2014

Written on: August 12th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Eric and Mark fished with Indian River Marina’s Capt Aaron Hurd on Gale Force on Sun Aug 10 in the ocean for a half day trip. They started with trolling up a limit of 20 bluefish and finished with catching 7 keeper flounder and 2 keeper sea bass.  Nice catches!  Until next time, tight lines and good times!


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Fishing Report for 8/10/2014

Written on: August 10th, 2014 in Fishing Report

It is slamming here at Indian River Marina this weekend.  Saturday saw record crowds at the marina and today is shaping up to be the same.  The docks, fuel dock, boat ramp, and Hammerheads were all jam packed.  Once all of the reports are in from the docks we will share the pictures and write-ups.

On Saturday, Gale Force Charters based at IRM had catches of 24 flounder in the ocean at the shipping lane.  Great job to all!


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Until next time, tight lines & good times!

Fishing Report for 8/6/2014

Written on: August 6th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The weekend is almost here and we are looking forward to some great fishing and great weather!  Here are a few more reports from earlier in the week here at Indian River Marina.


Mike and Anika Zima of Chicago, IL fished on the Judy V. with Capt. Ed Wheedleton and caught this 2lb black sea bass on clam and a 2lb flounder on shiners.   The fish were caught drifting at Site 10.




Kathy Herring of Silver Spring, MD, Oliva Zanjani and Shawn Cousan of Springfield, VA caught these croaker while fishing on the Judy V. with Capt. Ed Wheedleton while fishing at the 3 mile line off of Indian River.




Kathy Romine and Brett and Toni Foltz all of Harrisburg, PA caught a 16′ flounder, a 12 1/2″ black sea bass and a bag full of croaker while fishing on the Capt. Bob II with Capt. Roger Meekins.




The Capt. Ike II from Indian River Marina had a great overnight trip on Thursday into Friday morning when they came back to the dock with 20 yellow fin tuna.  Stephen Showalter, Carl Sensenig, Harvey Good, Eric Weaver and Lee Sinsenig all of Port Trevorton, PA filled all their coolers with bags of meat from the 765lbs of tuna caught out at the Washington Canyon. Capt.  Dave Collins reported that they trolled and caught most of these fish between 6pm-9pm on Thursday night with over 15 throw backs.



Photos courstesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Tight lines and good times!








Fishing Report for 8/4/2014

Written on: August 4th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The 41st White Marlin Open is now underway and we wish all anglers and boats tight lines, but espeically all of the Indian River Marina boats in the tournament.  We are looking forward to hearing about all the great catches and releases as the week goes on.

The past week has seen some great fishing here at IRM.

Rob Sinko of Middletown, DE, Katie Marchiani of Wilm., DE and Will Shahan of Middletown, DE were fishing on 3R’s beach on Saturday afternoon and had a great day of fishing. They caught bluefish, croaker and kingfish all day using chunked spot and bloodworms.




Dillon Baker of Millville, DE was diving on the Arthur T. Hall off of Ocean City, MD in 90′ of water and shot this 18.4lb tog right between the eyes.




Abby, Jim and Ella Forrester of Baltimore, MD fished on the Judy V. with Capt. Ed Wheedleton and caught these two keeper black sea bass using shiners out at Site 10.




Tight lines and good times!


Photos are courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em

Fishing Report for 8/3/2014

Written on: August 3rd, 2014 in Fishing Report

Closer to IRM we are still seeing a good number of flounder coming in.

Gene Hatfield of Millville, DE and Joe Fedick of Ocean View, DE were one short of their limit while fishing out at site 10.  Joe caught the biggest fish of the bunch weighing in at 5.8lbs and was using squid and minnows to catch his big flattie.


The Spence Family of Newark, DE, Zach, Josh, Terry and Mark caught these 8 keeper flounder while fishing out to Site 10 with squid and shiners.  They were fishing on the Makai of Indian River with Capt. Larry Coyle and mate Joe Coyle. Josh (right, front) caught the biggest flounder, weighing in at 6.5lbs and measured 26″ in length. They had a total of 29lbs of fish.




Rocco Fucetola of Blue Anchor, NJ, caught this 8.7lb and 29″ flounder while fishing with cut squid on a bucktail out at the Old Grounds.




Scott Pupoint caught this 3lbs and 20″ flounder while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using live minnows.





Offshore, The “Hooked Up” Fishing Team of TC Howard, Van Warrington, Capt. Guy Warrington, Evan Houvinen, and Mate Nate Warrington, all from Bethany Beach DE, brought in the heaviest yellow fin tuna to Indian River this season last Saturday, July 26. It was caught by Capt. Guy Warrington using skirted ballyhoo and rainbow spreader bars. This 75.2lb tuna was caught in the Wilmington Canyon.

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All photos are courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.


Until next time tight lines and good times!



Fishing Report for 8/2/14

Written on: August 2nd, 2014 in Fishing Report

Fishing continues to be off the hook here at IRM.  Both Inshore, Offshore, Inlet and Back Bay.  Here are some pics from this past week of fishing that hit our docks!!


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Pics courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em

Come down and get hook at Indian River Marina, stroll the docks, visit our ships store, brouse the Tackle Shop and Fish Market or just come down and chill with a cocktail at Hammerheads Dockside.


Tight Lines and Good Times!!!!

Fishing Report for 7/29/2014

Written on: July 29th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Closer to the marina in the Inlet the flounder fishing has been pretty strong with some nice keepers coming in.

Billy and LuAnn Harding of Smyrna, DE, caught these nice size keeper flounder while fishing in front of Bubble Gum Beach with live spot.


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Mike Esham and Burt Campbell of Dagsboro, DE, caught their limit of flounder fishing with live spot in the Indian River Inlet using live spot. The heaviest fish weighed 4.3lbs.

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Quinn Dunigan of Kensington, MD, caught this 6.1lb flounder with live minnows in the Indian River Inlet.


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Photos courtesy of Hook ’em and Cook ’em

Until next time tight lines and good times!



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