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Fishing Report for 6/28/2014

Written on: June 28th, 2014 in Fishing Report

It has been a busy week at IRM preparing for the Kids Catch-All fishing tournament this weekend, but we still have some more pictures from the past week to share.  Be sure to stop by the weigh station near Hook ’em & Cook ’em on Saturday from 3 PM until 6:30 PM and Sunday from 3 Pm until 6 PM for tournament weigh-ins.  It is going to be a great weekend here at IRM!

Offshore there continues to be good tuna fishing in the canyons, while we are still seeing some hit or miss fishing inshore and in the bays.

Garrett Miller, Joey Kaiser and Don Miller of Hershey, PA trolled ballyhoo at the Baltimore Canyon and brought back some nice mahi and a yellow fin tuna.


While fishing over Father’s Day weekend the crew of “Get the Net” fished at the Baltimore Canyon. 9 year old Dawson Pianka his father John and brother Cody and Luke Ringler all of Lancaster, PA, had a great day of fishing. They had 3 mako releases with one landed weighing in at 100lbs. Also while at the Baltimore they caught some mahi, with one weighing in at 21.5lbs and 2 yellow fin tuna caught on the same line.

One was tail wrapped in the line with the hooked fish weighing in at 49.5lbs.


Steve Schwing, Larry Martin, Greg Hutton, Larry Horning and Tommy Hinkle all of Maryland caught these 9 yellow fin tuna while trolling ballyhoo in the Baltimore Canyon. They also reported a white marlin release.


The largest yellow fin tuna came to the docks at Indian River Marina on Friday morning after an overnight trip to the Baltimore Canyon. Angler Dr. David Moss of Jacksonville, FL, Capt. Dr. Glen Madara of Camden-Wyoming, DE and Mitchell Moskovitz of Northfield, NJ caught this 67lb yellow fin while trolling a squid spreader bar on the “Mary Stanger” of Millsboro, DE.


Alex Alperstein, Todd Fritchman, Dave Schulte, Jim Senker and Khris Hering of Baltimore, MD caught this 100lb mako shark, 12 yellow fin tuna and some mahi while trolling at the North tip of the Baltimore Canyon.

The yellow fins averaged between 30-50lbs.


Sharmaine “Smelt Girl” Weidman of Ocean View, DE, caught this 4.5lb and 24″ flounder with fishing with a minnow and squid along Burton’s Island in the Indian River Bay.


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




Fishing Report for 6/23/2014

Written on: June 23rd, 2014 in Fishing Report

A lot of good fishing is going on here at Indian River Marina.  Offshore catches have included Yellowfins, Big Eyes, Bluefin Tuna and even a few White Marlin have been released.  We are also seeing a lot of great Shark fishing.  Inshore reports of Flounder, small Rockfish, Black Drum and a few Bluefish have come in. The Inlet and Back Bays have reported some nice Flounder being landed, too.

Fran Okoniewski of Wilm. DE, caught this 3.1lb 18″ long black sea bass while jigging open bottom 25 miles off shore.


IRM dry stack customer Eugene Hall hooked into this nice 7.5lb and 27″ flounder


Nick and Shane Campbell of Wilm., DE helped their dad, Pete, catch this 8.4lb and 27.5″ flounder in the Indian RiverInlet.  Pete said he caught this fish using live spot.


Jerry Shockley of Frankford, DE, and David Steen and Allen Baker, both of Dagsboro, DE caught 12 keeper flounder fishing with shiners on white flounder rigs out at the Old Grounds.  The largest are pictured with the biggest weighing 6.4lbs.


John Wakefield, Andie Nowakowski and Will and Butch Emmert of Rehoboth Beach, DE caught these keeper flounder and a croaker while fishing the Indian River Inlet.  They were using Gulp baits on jig heads.


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


Fishing Report for 6/22/2014

Written on: June 22nd, 2014 in Fishing Report

Inshore and offshore not much has changed since the last report.  In the Inlet rockfish and flounder are still hit or miss.

Butch Emmert of Rehoboth, DE caught this 5.4lb flounder fishing in the Indian River Inlet using a Gulp bait and cut croaker bait.

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Jimmy & Johnny Coffiey of Bethany, DE, Pete Hesson of Frankford, DE, and Mike and Jim Baumgartner Enola, PA hit the motherload of flounder along with trout and a black drum all while fishing in the Indian River Inlet with Gulp baits at bubble gum beach.  The largest flounder weighed in at 4.3lbs the trout weighed in at 4.5lbs and the black drum weighed at 4lbs.

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This 4.5lb and 23″ flounder was caught by Pete Mitten of Newville, PA on a live minnow while fishing at Massey’s Landing


The Kid’s Catch All Fishing Tournament is now less than a week away.  The weather is looking good so plan to join us for some great fishing, fun games, great giveaways, and delicious food from Bethany Blues and Hammerheads Dockside all while supporting the great work of the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland which serves Sussex County.  For more information please visit or call 302-227-3071.


Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.


Fishing Report for 6/20/14

Written on: June 20th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Lots of action Inshore and Offshore.  Inshore reporting a couple small Cobia, Rockfish and alot of Flounder this week.  Offshore reports some really good water moving in which has landed some nice Yellowfins, Mahi and a few White Marlin Releases all throughout the Canyons.  Its almost here the 1st Annual Kid’s Catch-All Tournament and we have already been recieving registrations.  Join us for two fun filled days of fishing, food, entertainment and just some good ole fashion family fun.  No kid will go home empty handed!!!!

We have some nice reports with pics to follow !!

Don Wingate landed this nice 56.4 lb Yellowfin in the Wilmington Canyon.

One of our Charter boats Galeforce with Captain Aaron Hurd aboard and crew landed these nice Flounder the largest weighing in at 6.5 lbs.

The Headboat Judy V with Captain Ed aboard and one of his customers Greg Enright landed 2 nice Flounder.

Carter and Mike landed these Rockfish in the Inlet along the Coast Guard Station.







All pictures courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em

Looks like a great weekend ahead weather and fishing is great so come on down or give us a call at 302-227-3071 and get hooked at Indian River Marina.

Tight lines and Good Times!!!



Fishing Report for 6/17/2014

Written on: June 17th, 2014 in Fishing Report

We hope all you fathers had a great Father’s Day weekend.  Offshore and Inshore fishing over the weekend was a bit slow.  Some colder water moved in with the weather front on Friday.  Still some nice Yellowfin, Longfin and a few Bluefin Tuna were reported Offshore.  We had reports of incredible Shark fishing with Mako’s, Hammerheads and Blue shark releases.  Inshore reports of scattered Rockfish, sheepshead and a Flounder or two.  Looks like some nice weather ahead of us so give us a call and get hooked up on your own fishing charter at Indian River Marina.

David Brickman of Selbyville, DE was fishing along Fenwick Shoals for bluefish when he hooked up with this 3lb sheepshead.


Lenny Gettle of Richland, PA caught this 29.8lb rockfish while fishing along the jetty at the Indian River Inlet.  Leon Martin of Lebanon, PA was not as lucky, but still caught a nice 10lb rockfish with the same set up.

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And don’t forget to sign the kids up for a weekend of fun and fishing in the 1st Annual Kids Catch All Tournament with proceeds benefiting the Eastern Shore of MD Lyme Association serving Sussex County, De. June 27-29th at the IRM.


Till next time Tight Lines and Good Times

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em and cook ’em



Fishing Report for 6/13/14

Written on: June 13th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Fishing is really picking up both Offshore and Inshore, Inlet and Bay areas.  We have alot of reports and pics to post from this past week.  Offshore is reporting heavy Yellowfin catches and scattered Big Eyes in the Poorman and Washington Canyon.  Mahi, Bluefins, Bluefish and even a White Marlin was released in the Baltimore.

The best catch of the week was by the crew of the Boy’s Toy with little mate Matt Gessler, nice catch he really had his hands full with this catch.



Joe Cangianelli one of IRM’s wet slip holders and crew hit the docks with a 132lb Bigeye Tuna and 4 Yellowfins.  Nice catch guys!!

Captain Chris Ragni and crew hit the docks with a 170lb Bigeye while trolling at the Baltimore Canyon.

Frank Perna one of our Dry Stack customers landed 2 Yellowfins, 1 Bluefin and 6 Mahi while fishing in the Wilmington Canyon.

Glen and Brad Cave of Dagsboro hit the docks with a 180lb Bigeye Tuna, 7 Yellowfins and a Mahi while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon.


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Don’t forget about the Kid’s Catch All Tournament at the end of this Month June 27-29!!!!   Go online to pre-register at click Indian River Marina or you can register Friday June 27 6pm-8pm and Saturday June 28 6am-8am.  Fishing from boat, headboat, jetty or beach get the kids signed up for a weekend of giveaways, food, entertainment and just good ole fashioned Family Fun!!!!!  No kid will go home emty handed!!!!

Pictures courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em


Fishing Report for 6/9/14

Written on: June 9th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Fishing has really started picking up this last week.  With the weather and warmer water moving in we have seen some great catches.  Offshore fishing in the Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons picking up with Yellowfins, Bluefins, Big Eyes and reports of nice Gaffer Mahi.  There have been some nice Mako Sharks landed as well.

Inshore fishing reports a couple Thresher Sharks landed.  Rockfish, Flounder, Sea Bass and Sheepshead have also been landed in and around the Fenwick Shoals and the Indian River Inlet.  Back bays reporting some light activity with Flounder and Trout.

12 year old Patrick Gleason landed this 43.3 lb Bluefin Tuna on his first Offshore Fishing Trip aboard the Last $ with Captain Rodney Meyers.  Great Catch and good job Patrick.

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This crew of locals and their Pennsylvania friends landed this awesome Mako while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon weighing in at 317 lbs.

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Jamie, Joe and Brandon hit the docks with a 287 lb Thresher Shark fishing just West of the shipping channel.

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Headboat fishing on the Captain Bob II with Captain Roger Meekins landed this 3 lb 19″ Black Sea Bass.



To book a Charter and for the latest on the Kid’s Catch-All Fishing Tournament and other events at the Indian River Marina call 302-227-3071.  And as always Tight Lines and Good Times.

Pictures Courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em


Fishing Report for 6/7/2014

Written on: June 7th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The weather and wind are beginning to cooperate pulling in some nice water for fishing.  Offshore fishing is picking up in the Poormans and Baltimore Canyons with scattered Yellowfins, Bluefins, and Big Eyes.  There have even been catches of nice gaffer Mahi.

Inshore there are reports of Thresher Sharks, Rockfish, and in the Inlet and back bays scattered Flounder.

Clayton Anders of Hook ’em & Cook ’em Outfitters in Bethany Beach, DE, caught this 6lb 25 1/2″ weak fish while fishing at the Coast Guard Station in the Indian River Inlet with a 5″ white Bass Assassin.


Photo courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.

Until next time, tight lines!


Fishing Report for 6/2/2014

Written on: June 2nd, 2014 in Fishing Report

Les Brightbill of Dagsboro, DE, caught this 3lb and 19.5″ flounder when he was fishing in the Indian River Inlet using Gulp and a minnow.



Picture courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em

Tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report for 6/1/2014

Written on: June 1st, 2014 in Fishing Report

Mike Babcock of Lewes, DE, first time fisherman Chazz Didomenicis of Rehoboth, DE, Michael Zorzi of Rehoboth, DE, Neal DeAngelo and Barratt Cullen of Wilmington, DE of the “Reel EZ” caught a 61.2lb bluefin tuna and two yellowfin tuna weighing in at 46.3lbs and 46.5lbs.  They were fishing at the Baltimore Canyon using green machine lures.


Here is to more tight lines and good times!

Photo courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em