Written on: March 15th, 2019 in Fishing Report
The weather outside has been deceivingly sunny and warm the past few days, but if you tried to go to the beach, you probably got pretty sandblasted.
I know everyone is tired of hearing it, but the tog are still steady. The water temperature is the same, despite the warmth. Temperatures are supposed to drop back down to “normal” this Sunday.
Two firsts this week: first striper was caught at the Indian River Inlet today by Chuck Davis. Nice catch! And the first osprey sighting at Delaware Seashore State Park right at the Inlet bridge.
Tuna are still hot down in North Carolina. Save some for us, guys! 🙁
The marina Ship Store’s grand opening is set for Easter weekend! Hammerheads Dockside will also be open by then, so come on down for tarps and drinks!
Five more days, people… Hang in there.
Written on: March 8th, 2019 in Fishing Report
Hope everyone made it through the late-winter freeze okay. The water temperature dropped a couple of degrees. That being said, hope is on the horizon.
Tog are still scattered, with most anglers catching limits of decent tog. Reports say they were up to 27″ out of OC.
Tuna are flooding the Oregon Inlet in NC according to reports. Massive blue fin were reeled in, up to 107″, all weekend, and yellow fin were hitting the deck like crazy. We’re looking at a few warm days in a row coming up, so be ready to get out there and enjoy it! As soon as the water temperature hits over 45, we’re betting all those tuna are gonna come up to enjoy it!
We’re all white-knuckled waiting for this weather to break. Hold on y’all, not much longer.
Liked always, thanks for reading. Not too much longer until those tight lines and WARM times!
Written on: March 1st, 2019 in Fishing Report
It’s hard to be positive in the face of next week’s freeze, but spring is only 19 days away!
Captains are still landing heavy tog, up to over 10 lbs. Patience is the key here. Cold fish = slow bite.
Those lucky enough to be in North Carolina right now are enjoying thick yellow-fin, blue-fin, and black sea bass. Be ready – those fish are headed our way as soon as the water warms up! To prep for the upcoming season, you might want to take advantage of the low tides we’ve been having to check out sandbar locations.
If you haven’t already, make sure you get the Kids Catch All Tournament on your calendar for June 21-23. Revenue generated from this event goes to the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva (LDAD). If you’re interested in registering your child, sponsoring our event, or have any other questions about the tournament, give us a call at 302-227-3071 and check out the website at kidscatchall.com .
Thanks for reading, and get ready for tight lines and good times!
Written on: February 22nd, 2019 in Fishing Report
Well folks, we are one wet, windy week closer to the beginning of warm weather!
THANK YOU to everyone who visited us and our Charter Captains at the OC Boat Show. It was an awesome turnout with thousands of people over the three days.
Captains are still reporting heavy tog, slowly getting their limits if they bounce around enough. The water temperature is up a little bit, now around 43 degrees, so hopefully it continues that trend.
We are busy getting our Kids Catch All Tournament ready for June 21-23, so make sure you’ve got it on your calendar!
Until next week, tight lines and good times!
Written on: February 15th, 2019 in Fishing Report
Hope everyone enjoyed Valentine’s Day either with someone that they love or doing something that they love! It was another week of up-and-down weather with temperatures ranging from kind-of-cold to very-cold.
Inshore fishing remains fairly stable with heavy tog hitting the decks of patient anglers. With the water temperature hovering around 40, tog are slow and light to bite, but certainly well worth it!
Rumor has it that the northern DE region has your choice of blackfish and ling once you hit ~160ft depth of water. Even further north and further offshore they are reporting jumbo porgies, more ling, and lots of cod.
The time has finally come folks – today is the first day of the Ocean City Boat Show! We are manning the booth all day today, tomorrow, and Sunday, so stop by and ask us all of your burning questions, or just say hi!
Until next time – tight lines and good times!
Written on: February 8th, 2019 in Fishing Report
Hope everyone had a chance to get out in the couple nice days that we had!
The boats that fishing the inshore waters are still pulling up large tog from Lewes on down to OC with plenty of room to spare for other boats to join.
If you make it down Virginia way, reports are showing black sea bass are ripping and roaring, with anglers catching limits of consistently 4-5 lb fish. Some bluefish have been reported as well, but don’t get your hopes up!
NEXT WEEK is the Annual Ocean City Boat Show, so be sure to come down and see us any time on February 15 – 17.
Until next week, tight lines and good times!
Written on: February 1st, 2019 in Fishing Report
As you might imagine, the severe winter weather has slowed down all maritime activities for most people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We’ve seen ice in the basin at least twice since the beginning of the month.
That being said, those few brave anglers who bundled up and sailed out of Lewes, Ocean City, and the Inlet pulled up some >10lb tog. Not many people are out, so there are plenty of spots to post up.
We have a couple nice days in the forecast, and we still have charters running so give us a call at 302-227-3071 if you want to get into hardy winter fishing!
DON’T FORGET to come see us at the Ocean City Boat Show from February 15-17 in our usual spot!
As always, tight lines and good times.
Written on: January 12th, 2019 in Fishing Report
Happy New Year Everyone!!! Not alot to report on the fishing as the weather has kept our boats tight to the docks. We are getting ready for our first snow storm of the year “GIA” lets hope she is nice to us.
We do have a couple of our Charter Boats in the water booking winter trips. Give the office a call at 302-227-3071 and we can hook you up.
This is a good time to get the kids excited about the 5th Annual Kids Catch Tournament with 14 Divisions to land a big one. The tournament dates are June 22 & 23 2019 fish one or both days, Inshore, Offshore, Jetty, Beach or Headboat. There are tons of givaways, food, entertainment and fun for the entire family. No kid goes home empty handed, Tournament T-shirts are given to all that enter. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. a non-profit organization that helps to educate and serve the public on Lyme Disease and other tick bourne illnesses. Contact Gloria or Jill for more information on this awesome event for Kids.
Don’t forget to stop by our booth at the Ocean City Boat Show at the Convention Center in Ocean City on February 15-17, 2019.
Till next time Tight Lines and Good Times!!!! Always……
Written on: December 29th, 2018 in Fishing Report
Happy Holidays to those of you that celebrated this week or this month!
Reports say that good-sized sea bass are hitting the decks in the Washington Canyon. There’s also reports of plenty of tog at Site 11.
Don’t forget to put the 5th Annual Kids Catch-All Tournament on your new 2019 calendar on June 21-23! This tournament is held right here at IRM, has 12 total divisions, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva!
IRM is wishing you a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and a restful New Year’s Day.
Oh! And don’t forget to come say hey at our booth in the Ocean City Boat Show on February 15-17!
Written on: December 9th, 2018 in Fishing Report
Alright folks, it’s officially cold outside! IRM is completely winterized and the slips are emptying as vessels move to their winter homes. The boat ramp lot was full yesterday with people out taking advantage of the low winds.
Reports say that keeper rockfish are thick just north of the Indian River Inlet. After a week of shorts, this brought relief to many of our dedicated fishermen.
Wishing everyone cozy nights, happy holidays, and of course, tight lines and good times!