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Fishing Report 2/15/2019

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!


Fishing Report 2/8/2019

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!


Fishing Report 2/1/19

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.


Fishing Report 1/12/19

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……




Fishing Report 12/29/2018

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!




Fishing Report 12/9/2018

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!


Fishing Report for 11/18/18

Written on: November 18th, 2018 in Fishing Report

Fishing is red HOT!!!   We had a full Headboat this morning and many of our Charter and private boats headed out as well.  We have seen alot of fish hit the docks this week.  Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna and  Swordfish.  We do have some Charters running all winter so if you want to get hooked on your own fishing trip give us a call at 301-227-3071.

Here are some pics from this past week of fishing.








We hope everyone is getting ready for the big Turkey Day!!!  Till next time Tight Lines & Good Times 🙂


Fishing Report for 10/8/2018

Written on: October 8th, 2018 in Fishing Report

It has been a beautiful couple of weeks down here at the Indian River Inlet! The sun is shining, the cool breeze is blowing, and it’s really beginning to feel like fall. The tourist crowds have cleared, so there’s plenty of fish for the locals to nab!


Inshore fishing has been steady. Reports coming in with lots of blue fish and flounder on the lines. Our onsite bait & tackle shop, Hook ’em & Cook ’em, has had people coming in with scattered triggerfish, a few Spanish mackerel, and tog.


Offshore fishing reports have been awesome. Reports of people hitting their limit (or getting close) of mahi every day for the past couple weeks. There have also been reports of good white marlin fishing, some people even saying they’ve caught more in the past couple weeks than they did all summer combined. There’s also been some scattered blackfin and some yellowfin here and there.


Well, folks, the weather is gorgeous, but it won’t last much longer. Make sure to get out there while the crowds are low and the fishing is still hot! Call Carolyn at 302-227-3071 so we can hook you up with a charter trip!


Until next time, tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report for 9/21/2018

Written on: September 21st, 2018 in Fishing Report

It has been a long couple weeks down here at the marina. After a hefty nor’easter and a light brush with Hurricane Florence, we are just starting to see our fishermen’s faces down on the docks again. Luckily we made it through the storms with no notable storm damage, but our thoughts are with those in North Carolina.


Due to the weather, there has been little to no interest in fishing for the past couple weeks, but current offshore sources say the waters are loaded with mahi, with a few white marlin and wahoo hitting the docks as well. Spot, croaker, flounder, and blues are getting hooked from Cape Henlopen on down to the Inlet, with the CHSP fishing pier being the only consistent location.


Weather is looking beautiful for tomorrow, so come on down to IRM and spend the final day of the (official) summer on a boat! Call Carolyn at 302-227-3071 for more information and for reservations.


Until next time, tight lines and good times!


Fishing Blog 9/6/18

Written on: September 6th, 2018 in Fishing Report

The Labor Day bustle is out the door down here at IRM. While we haven’t had many people around, those that do come in are bringing back some great hauls. Looks like flounder fishing is really stepping up with a couple monsters hitting the decks this week.


DON’T FORGET – Come down for our Fisherman’s Flea Market this Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to buy gently-used, professional fishing equipment and whatever else our slipholders are selling!


Posing with Toby Miller’s fish is Capt. Don Gillis, both of Dover, DE. This fish was caught out by Toby while at Site 11.  This 9.5lb and 28 inch flounder using a Spro bucktail with a 6″ Gulp grub and squid strip.


Brugh Moore of Rehoboth Beach, DE caught his first flounder on Tuesday and boy what a whopper it was.  This 9lb and 28 inch flounder was the largest flounder we have seen come in from the Indian River Inlet this summer.  It was caught using a chunk of mullet on a circle hook while fishing in front of the Coast Guard Station.  He will be spoiled forever now!


Fishing out at the Rock Pile was very productive for the crew of the Even Keeleigh.  They were deep dropping squid and cut bait to bring back this batch of large black sea bass and some very nice blue line tile fish.

Pictured are Capt. Mike Babcock, Tom Schanno, Brandon Arnett and Ian Fifer.


Cousins, Alexis and Jeb Zolper, both from Rehoboth Beach, DE fished out at the Lightship with chunks of mullet to bring in this catch of mahi. The largest fish weighed 3lbs and was caught by Alexis.


Enjoy the waning summer offshore on one of our charter boats! Call Carolyn at 302-227-3071 to squeeze in that fishing trip before the cold winds take over.


Until next time, tight lines & good times!