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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!


Fishing Report for 7/28/14

Written on: July 28th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The good fishing continues both Inshore and Offshore here at the Indian River Marina.

Inshore still seeing a lot of nice flounder, sea trout, Bluefin Tunas and some beautiful gaffer mahi.  The inlet and back bays has slowed down a little but flounder and sea trout are still coming back to the docks.  Stop by our weigh station daily to see your favorite fish hitting the scales.

Offshore fishing is hot with lots of Mako and Hammerhead sharks, Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna, White and Blue Marlin releases.  There have even been a few Longfin Tunas in the mix.

Yesterday wrapped up another Local Fishing Tournament and we want to give you a report from two great days of fishing.  The Wilmington Canyon was on fire with dozens of Big Eye Tunas, Longfin and Yellowfin Tunas and Swordfish.  Hundreds of White Marlin Releases were reported in the Washington.  Let’s hope this great fishing continues all summer!!!!

We hope to have some pics posted for you soon from the weekend.

Check out our Charter Fleet online or call 302-227-3071 to get hook up with your own private charter.


The Seafood & Arts Festival was a huge success despite the afternoon rain.  With record breaking crowds, vendors and boat traffic we will be posting some pics and next years date online soon.


Till next week tight lines and good times!!!


Fishing Report for 7/21/2014

Written on: July 21st, 2014 in Fishing Report

Fishing continues to improve both Inshore and Offshore with great catches hitting our docks everyday!!  Inshore we are still seeing a lot of Flounder being landed as well as Croaker and scattered Rockfish.


Offshore reports great fishing in the Hotdog and the Washington Canyon with nice Yellowfins, Bluefin and Bigeye Tunas,  Mako’s, Mahi and White and Blue Marlin Releases!!  That’s good news for all the anglers getting ready for the all the Tournaments coming up.

These 75.4lb and 51.5lb blue fin tuna were caught by Dan Bush and Mike Hausekeeper while chunking and trolling ballyhoos at the Hambone.




This 3.2lb trigger fish was caught on the Capt. Bob II by Chad Jackson of Wilmington, DE. Capt. Bert Adams reported he was using clams and fishing out at the Clammer.



Michael Leishman of Bel Air, MD, caught this 7.1lb and 26 3/4 inch flounder using live minnows and squid while fishing in front of the Coast Guard station.



Chris Wines of Silversprings, MD, caught this 4.7lb 24 inch flounder off the rocks in the Indian River Inlet using live minnows.



Alex Windsor of Hartford County, MD, caught this 7.2lb and 25 1/2 inch flounder while fishing with Gulp baits in the Indian River Inlet.


Its finally time this Saturday July 26 for the Annual Seafood & Arts Festival here on the docks from 10am-6pm.  Come by land or Sea there is free parking and docking for visitors and admission is also free for all.  So come join us for this fun family event!!


You can view pics and detailed fishing reports by visiting our web-site at  Indian River Marina Fishing Blog.


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

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em

Fishing Report for 7/18/14

Written on: July 18th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Capt. John Doetzer of the “Blue Runner” Keith Hahn of Ellicott City, MD, David Reeve of Stewartstown, PA, mate Capt. Nolan Doetzer and Colin Griffith of Westminster, MD caught this 235lb big eye tuna while trolling ballyhoo at the Washington Canyon.


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While fishing out at the Hot Dog on whole mackerel Nate Underwood of Salisbury, DE and Chris Hertrich and angler Chad Lloyd of Seaford, DE, caught this 210lb mako shark.


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Allan Fletcher and Jack Fleat of Annapolis, MD, caught these 11 mahi while fishing out at Massey’s Canyon while trolling ballyhoo.








Jimmy Bunting of Dagsboro, DE, Capt. Fred Winward, Dave Baer and Brandt Hart of Roxanna, DE caught this 172lb big eye tuna while trolling blue and white skirted ballyhoo out at Washington Canyon.



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The Seafood & Arts Festival is fast approaching Saturday July 26th from 10am-2pm.  With over 50 Art Vendors, live entertainment, Seafood delights, and tons of fun and games for the entire family!!!  Come on down and stroll the docks.  Call 302-227-3071 for more information.

All pictures courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em

Tight Lines and Good Times!!!

Fishing Report for 7/15/14

Written on: July 15th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The Indian River Marina saw one of its busiest weekends ever this past week.  Hammerheads Dockside had great crowds and Hook ’em & Cook ’em looked quite busy.  Offshore there have been good reports of blue fin and big eyes.  Inshore and in the Inlet there has been some good flounder fishing.

While trolling a spreader bar with green squids Jacob Williams and Kristin Wagner of Milford, DE caught these mahi weighing up to 25lbs and a 51lb blue fin tuna out at the Tea Cup.




Pete Standarowski of Newark, DE, Jamie King, Adam Marvin, Jimmy Carpenter, Jason King and Will Emmert of Milton, DE caught 60.6lb yellow fin tuna, 2 mahi and had a white marlin release all while trolling a blue and white Ilander at the Baltimore Canyon on the “Elizabeth Jane”.

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Mate Dillin Bennet of Dagsboro, DE, Tom Schultz of Pasadena, MD, his brother Gene Schultz of Salisbury, MD, Tyler Long, Stephen Kiefer, Capt. Roger Meekins, Jeffrey Shollenberger and Gene Shollenberger all of Emmaus, PA were 2 shy of their flounder limit on the full day trip on the Capt. Bob II. These 22 flounder were caught on Gulp, cut bait and shiners and squid. Tyler had the biggest fish weighing in at 5lbs.




John Danricki, of Pottnets, DE, caught this 5.6lb and 25 1/2″ flounder while fishing out at the Old Grounds on a home made bucktail.




Scott Borino of the Indian River Marina landed his first flounder while fishing in the Inlet.  This 16.5″ fish was caught on a live minnow and squid.



The IRM Seafood and Arts Festival on July 26th is fast approaching.  Over 50 vendors are registered for this year’s event so please mark your calendar for a great day filled with nautical themed art, delicious seafood, games and crafts for children, and live music.  For more information please call the marina at 302-227-3071.

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Fishing Report for 7/12/14

Written on: July 12th, 2014 in Fishing Report

It is shaping up to be a very busy weekend at Indina River Marina.  The parking lots are filling up and the boat ramps are seeing heavy use as everyone is hitting the water to get in on the fishing action.  Both headboats, Judy V and Capt. Bob are out with quite a few anglers today.  IRM slip holders are out fishing as well so I am sure we will have lots of pictures to share soon.


Heath and Beck Harry of Pittsburgh, PA, fished with Capt. Dave Collins on the Capt. Ike II on an overnight trip to the Poorman’s. They trolled up one mako shark, three tuna and about a dozen mahi.


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Nickie Gomes and Patrick Cronshaw of Newark, DE, took a trip out to the Tea Cup and trolled ballyhoo to catch this 46.2lb blue fin tuna and a 9.6lb mahi.

Until next time, tight lines and good times!

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.




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