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Fishing Report for 5/20/14

Written on: May 20th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The fishing was so hot over the past weekend that we still have a few more pictures to share thanks to Hook ’em & Cook ’em.

Jon Griffiths of Rockville, MD and Pete Sivils of Milton, DE caught these nice rock fish while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using Bass Kandy Delights.  The biggest weighed in at 20.2lbs


Mike Kilakis of Mechancville, MD, caught this 37″ and 16.5lb rock fish using Tsunami olive back swim shads in the Indian River Inlet.


Curtis and Tim Auman of Baltimore, MD, caught these 21lb and 40″, 17.9lb and 37″ and 14.3lb and 33″ rock fish using Storm lures and Power Baits in the Indian River Inlet.


Alex Price and PJ Schenk of Ocean View, DE, caught these 15.7lb and 36.75″ and 17.3lbs and 38″ rock fish using Storm Lures and Chesapeake Lures in the Indian River Inlet.



Fishing Report for 5/19/14

Written on: May 19th, 2014 in Fishing Report

The fishing action has been hot here at Indian River Marina.  Apparently the great spring weather not only brought out the crowds, but also the fish!

On IRM’s own Gale Force Charters, Brian Smith of Dallastown, PA, Michael O’Neill of York, PA and Jack Schenck of Dover, DE went fishing with Capt. Aaron Hurd and caught these nice stripers.  They weighed in at 19.8lbs and 12.4lbs and were caught using bucktails.


Josh Tryon of Lewes, DE, caught an 11lb rock fish and a 4.1lb weak fish while fishing with swim shads in the Indian River Inlet.


Tim, Breeze, Steve and Carl Parrill and Keith Carter, all of Bethany Beach, DE, went out fishing with Capt Phil Goote on the “Fish Magnet”out of Hooper’s Island and had their limit of trophy rock fish in 2 hours while they were trolling planer boards.


John Carr of North East, MD, Capt. Kenny Gray of Rehoboth, DE, Don and angler Joseph Foley of Warwick, MD and Brian Gray of Selinsgrove, PA caught the first thresher shark of the season just inside of B-buoy. This shark weighed in at 268.8lbs and was caught using whole mackerel on “Just Right 5”

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David Rice of Hellertown, PA, caught this 17.5lb and 36.5″ rock fish while fishing the Indian River Inlet using Tsunami swim shads.


John Lindsay of Dagsboro, DE, caught these 16.6lb and 18.4lb rock fish on the morning incoming tide using swim shads in the Indian River Inlet.


George Celia of Douglasville, PA, caught this 13.6lb black drum while trying to fish for flounder with a plain hook and a chartreuse swimming mullet Gulp bait.  He was fishing in front of the Coast Guard station in the Indian River Inlet.


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

This weekend be sure to stop by the Indian River Marina.  On Saturday and Sunday Hook ’em & Cook ’em will be holding a Memorial Day Weekend sidewalk sale.  There will be plenty of awesome deals to start your fishing season off right!

Hammerheads Dockside is now open 7 days per week and starting after Memorial Day weekend there will be live entertainment every night.

Be sure to check back soon and tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report 5/4/14

Written on: May 4th, 2014 in Fishing Report

Boats are being splashed, the docks are filling up, and the boat ramp is getting busier everyday.  It was a rough winter for most, but the start of the season is finally here.  Hammerheads Dockside is open on weekends from 8 AM until 8 PM until May 16th when regular hours, 7 AM until 10 PM, 7 days per week will resume.

Here at Indian River Marina flounder, tog, and small rockfish have been reported.  Further south at Oregon Inlet anglers are slamming big eyes, yellowfins, bluefins, and even some nice gaffers.  We are hoping these fish make it up our way soon.

Tim Auman of Harrisburg, PA, caught a 22″, 3.6lb flounder while fishing along the Indian River Inlet near the Marina entrance.  He caught it with a handmade pink, blue and white fly that he tied.


Dan, Fran and Jake Okoniewski and Bob Ficaturo
of Wilmington, DE went fishing out at the Washingtonian and came back with
their limit of tog and one flounder.
They tog was caught on green crab and the flounder was caught using a
minnow on a bucktail.


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


Fishing Report for 4/21/2014

Written on: April 21st, 2014 in Fishing Report

IRM is getting very close to being in full-swing once again.  The beautiful weather this past Saturday brought a lot of folks out to continue prepping their boats for the upcoming season and we even saw some boats heading out onto the water.  Hammerheads Dockside reopened on Saturday as well and will be open on weekends from 8 AM until 8 PM through May 16th when they will resume their regular schedule.  It was great seeing the restaurant and bar bustling, a sure sign of a great season to come.

For our slip holders, please stop in to the office to pick up your IRM codes and slip holder card, which entitles you to a $.05 per gallon fuel discount, 10% discount at the revamped Ship’s Store, and 5% off at Hammerheads Dockside.

Don’t forget that the IRM Kids Catch-All Tournament is fast approaching on June 27th, 28th, and 29th for individuals 3 to 18 years of age.  All registered participants will recieve a rod and reel donated by Hook ’em & Cook ’em and a t-shirt.  More information on the tournament can be found by visiting on the marina web site.

Last, but not least, be sure to mark your calendars for the 6th annual IRM Seafood and Arts Festival in July 26, 2014.  As always there will be plenty of vendors, great food, and fun games for the kids!



Fishing Report for 2/1/2014

Written on: February 1st, 2014 in Fishing Report

It is hard to believe that February is already here.  Fishing season is almost upon us and everyone at Indian River Marina has been working hard throughout the winter getting everything ready for the spring and summer.  We are all very excited to open the doors to the newly renovated marina store, which will carry many traditional items, but also new and exciting pieces of merchandise.   Be sure to stop in and check it out this spring!

In the meantime staff from the Indian River Marina and captains from the Indian River Marina Charter Fleet look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the OC Seaside Boat Show February 14 – 16 at the Ocean City Covention Center.  Stop by booths #159 and #160 to hear all about the exciting things we have going on at IRM.  We are going to have a fun-filled summer for people of all ages.

It is not too early to mark your calendars for the 1st Annual Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament on June 27, 28, and 29 for youth 3 to 18 years old.  For more information on this great event that benefits the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which serves Sussex County in Delaware please visit  If you know of a company or organization that would like to take advantage of the great marketing opportunities provided by the tournament please have them contact Scott Borino at 302-227-3071 or to learn about the varying levels of event sponsorship that are available.

For the sixth year in a row the Seafood and Arts Festival returns on Saturday July 26th.  There will be plenty of excellent seafood and nautical themed arts and crafts.  As usual, kids will have lots of games and crafts to choose from as well.

We hope that you are all having a great winter and look forward to seeing everyone on the docks soon!



Fishing Report for 1/3/14

Written on: January 3rd, 2014 in Fishing Report

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  We are at the tail end of Winter Storm Hercules.  At this time we are reporting no visible rigger damage and no visible canvas damage.  We will be monitoring throughout the weekend with strong winds and colder temps expected.  At this time we are experiencing a king tide with NW winds pretty darn cold and miserable I must say.

On a better note Rockfish were still being landed earlier this week in front of Sea Colony and down off of Ocean City.  Nice fish with many boats hitting their limit within 2 hours of fishing.  We will keep you posted next week once we get through this weather.

The Indian River Marina is pleased to announce its first with more to come fishing tournament.  The Kids Catch-All T0urnament will be held at the Marina from June 27-29.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland ( which serves sussex county).  We will have a full web-page posted shortly.   Please sign your kids, grandchildren, freinds and neighbors up for this fun filled weekend!!

Come visit us at the Ocean City Boat Show Feb. 14.15, & 16 to find out what specials we will be offering.

Stay warm and remember tight lines and good times are not far away…………