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Fishing Report 7/29/19

Written on: July 29th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Fishing has turned on again!!!

Offshore reports of Tuna (Bigeyes and Yellowfin), Wahoo, Mahi, Swordfish, Golden Tilefish, Blue Marlin and the White Marlin have exploded over the weekend which is just in time for the White Marlin Open in a week.  There have been some Barracuda landed and we do not usually see them this far North.

Inshore reports of nice Flounder, Seabass, Cobia, Croaker and Bluefish.  The fishing and weather are great so call Carolyn at 302-227-3071 and book a trip with our fleet.

Congrates to all of the anglers that fished the Big Fish Classic.  We are seeing alot of fish hitting our dock at the weigh station so come on down to Hammerheads for a cool drink and some fine eats or head into the Tackle Shop and take home some fresh fish for the grill from the Seafood Market.

Till next time Tight Lines and Coool Times!!!


Fishing Report 7/21/19

Written on: July 21st, 2019 in Fishing Report

Dave, Kerry and Dustin Wolf of Reading, PA caught this 371.4lb thresher shark was caught out at B-buoy using bunker.

We hope everyone is surviving this final day of the dangerous heat wave. The marina and the DSSP beaches have been pretty empty.


Offshore boats landed some nice sized gaffers, plenty of tilefish, and some scattered wahoo.

The tuna headed out for cooler, deeper water. We’re hoping the cool front Monday and Tuesday will bring them back.


Inshore reports of flounder, bluefish, and a couple nice cobias.

KUDOS to all the brave anglers that could stand the heat and finished the Paradise Bay flounder fishing tournament. We can’t wait to hear the results.

Here are some more pictures from this  week of fishing

Matt Bullock of Pasadena, MD, Bill Foster of Selbyville, DE, Capt. Randy Sparkman of Baltimore, MD, Rodney Evans of Lewes, DE and Kevin Hood of Severn, MD, from the Raven brought in the first Wahoo of the season for Indian River Marina. This 39.8lb wahoo and 3 mahi weighing up to 8lbs were caught out at the Baltimore Canyon using spreader bars with ballyhoo.
This tile trip on the No Limit with Capt. Jon Azato was a winner for Paul Elwood of Newark, DE, Felix Chong of Fairfax, VA, Peter Lee of Baltimore, MD, Ian Kim, Jay Chung and Goon Lee of Fairfax, VA. They caught both golden and blue line tile and were fishing in the Baltimore Canyon deep dropping squid. The largest weighed 12lbs.
Capt. Steve Danner, Jack Dye of Rising Sun, Pa, Mike Fleeman of Lancaster, PA, Mike Diller of Mechanicsburg, Pa, Phil Boyer of Boiling Springs, PA and mate Michael Hawkins fished Massey’s Canyon using Sterling Wide Trackers and caught this 81.3lb blue fin, Mahie that weighed 15.7lbs and 2 skip jacks.
Gavin German of Pottstown, PA caught this 7.6lb sheepshead while fishing on the north side of the Indian River Inlet using sand fleas.
This 13lb rock fish was caught by Chris Gratton of Pottstown, PA while fishing along the jetty at Indian River Inlet using artificial swim baits.
Jason Conrad of Fleetwood, PA fished with Capt. Travis Scott on the Canyon Hunter at the 19 Fathom Lump. This 22.6lb 35 inch length and 22.5 inch girth false albacore surpassed the one caught two weeks ago by 1.1lbs. It was caught on a Flippy Floppy thing
Reelin and Rockin got in to the big blue fish while out at Massey’s fishing with spreader bars with ballyhoo. Brian and Malone Grace of Centreville, MD and Marcy Robbins of Frankford, Capt. Lyon Ellison and mate Matt Cook brought in 24 blues with 12.5lbs being the biggest and 2 mahi and 2 false albacore.
Kristen Gorman of Leesburg, VA caught this 87lb bluefin tuna while using a ballyhoo on a 9oz glow head out at Massey’s Canyon while on The Black Pearl IV with Justin, Dan and Mike Gorman also from Leesburg, VA

As always, wishing everybody tight lines and good times!

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Fishing Report 7/20/19

Written on: July 20th, 2019 in Fishing Report

While fishing in the Indian River Inlet, Gabby Baker out fished her grandfather, Mickey Payne of Georgetown, DE. Her largest fish weighed 3.8lbs and was using live spot.

Is it HOT enough for everyone? Please be careful during this epic heat wave.


Boats heading offshore are coming back with wahoo, tuna, mahi, along with many white marlin releases.


Inshore vessels and surf fishermen reporting flounder, blues, sea bass, sheepshead, and even some rockfish.

Bay fishing has been fun as well so give us a call and get hooked on one of our charter vessels – call Miss Carolyn at 302-227-3071.

The Bay Flounder Tournament is taking place this weekend with over 200 boats fishing.

Here are some pictures of this week’s flounder power.

Bob Ebersole and Andrew Biddle, both from Bayshore Campground, fished out at B-Buoy and caught these 5 keeper flounder weighing up to 4.1lbs using Gulp bait.
Trey and Jack Isaacs of Greenville, SC, caught these three keeper flounder while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using Gulp and bunker strips.
Ken Schuchart of Wrightsville, PA caught these 4 keeper flounder, weighing up to 2.3lbs using Gulp bait on the north side of the Indian River Inlet
Beckum Schuchart of Wrightsville, PA was fishing with his father Ken on the North side of the Indian River Inlet when he caught this keeper flounder. He was using Gulp bait to hook this fish.
Matthew and Chad Mitchell of Frankford, DE fished along Massey’s Ditch and caught these 8 keeper flounder with the largest one weighing 4.3lbs. They were using shiners to land these flatties.

Stay cool and have a great weekend. and of course, wishing everyone tight lines & good times!

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Fishing Report for 7/12/19

Written on: July 12th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Great fishing and weather makes for a great day on the water!!

Offshore reports of scattered Yellowfins, Bluefins and False Albacore Tuna.  Some nice Bluefish are also being landed.  There have been more Blue Marlin and White Releases this week which is good to hear as the White Marlin Open approaches.

Inshore reports of Flounder, Croaker, Triggerfish, Bluefish and some nice size Spot for the Kid’s.   Be sure to give Carolyn a call to book a trip.

We want to wish all of our Customers good luck if you are fishing the Tuna Tournamnet this weekend.  Let’s bring in the Big One IRM!!!!

The Indian River Marina is hiring all positions please pass the word or stop in the office and pick up an application.

Till next time Tight Lines and Great Times!!!


Fishing Report 7/6/19

Written on: July 6th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Hot Hot Hot!!!! The weather and fishing are HOT!.

Inshore reports plenty of nice size Bluefish and keeper Flounder. Offshore reports scattered Yellowfin, Bluefins, Albacore, Mahi and Tilefish and quite a few reports of White Marlin releases.

We wanted to share some pics of the 3rd Annual Slipholder Tuna Blast Tournament. The weather and fish work in our favor this year for quite and event.