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Fishing Report 6/29/19

Written on: June 29th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Family fishing at its finest, the Ocean Drifter fished an overnighter at the Eenan Square tuna weighing up to 39.3lbs and a 39.3lb swordfish. They caught the sword fish using a skip jack fillet. John, David, Carmen and Christian Ostrowski of Wilmington, DE.

Fishing is still red hot as we head into the weekend before Independence Day. Whether you’re celebrating this weekend or next, be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Looks like we’re in for a sunny couple of weeks!


The tuna bite is consistent, with anglers landing mostly yellowfin, but bigeye and bluefin are in the mix. The canyons remain the hotspot for fishing activity, with record numbers of boats heading out every day.

Doc Peoples of Dagsboro, DE, Lex Robertson of Lewes, DE, Kenny Vincent of Dewey Beach, DE, George Kolodi of Smyrna, DE and Jeff Kovatch of Frankford, DE caught 11 yellow fin and 2 mahi fishing the lower end of the Baltimore Canyon using spreader bars and ballyhoo. The largest weighed in at 43lbs.

One lucky angler might have scored the Delaware state record for false albacore on the Last $ with Capt. Rodney Meyers, one of IRM’s charter fleet! This is unconfirmed as of now, but we will update once we get more information.

Jonathan Buchanan, Zac Malanka, Debbie Mumford and Matt Buchanan all from Dagsboro, DE fishing on the Last $ with Capt. Rodney Meyers caught an 83.7lb blue fin and a new pending state record False Albacore weighing in at 21.5lbs. The were fishing Massey’s Canyon using ballyhoo and spreader bars. Jonathan Buchanan was the angler of the potential state record fish.

Heavy flounder have been hitting the deck consistently, as have mahi.

John Engler of Perkiomenville, PA caught this citation 9.1lb 28 inch flounder while fishing out at the Old Grounds using minnows and squid.


As the water temperature rises, we’re seeing more species reeled in along the surf and inshore.

Sheepshead, croaker, triggerfish, trout, and spot made up the “mixed-bag” catches that anglers have reported.

Fishermen seeing more consistent bites with kings, sea bass, flounder, and blues. Rockfish are good at the inlet after dark.

Ken German was fishing the Indian River Inlet using sand fleas and caught these nice 8.2lb black drum and a 3.5lb weakfish.

Don’t wait – take advantage of the good fishing and good weather before it goes away! Call Miss Carolyn at 302-227-3071 to book your charter trip with one of our 26 charter fleet vessels. Trips are booking FAST so call ahead.

As always, wishing everybody tight lines and good times!