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Fishing Report for 8/29/19

Written on: August 29th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

It looks as though the weather is going to settle down and our boats will leave the docks this weekend.

Before the blow we had some great fishing reports and fish hitting the docks like Flounders, Tunas, Tilefish, Mahi and many Marlin Releases.  With the weather being just right let just hope the fish will bite for all the boats headed out over the weekend.  We will keep you posted as soon as we receive some reports.

Upcoming events Saturday Sept. 7th 9am-2pm The Fisherman’s Flea Market in the parking lot in front of Tackle Shop in Marina.  This may not be a huge event but this I can say, the equipment and gear your fellow slip holder’s put out is plentiful and sometimes quite unique.

The 1st Annual Autunm Art Festival is Saturday Sept. 14th 10am-5pm.  We will have all sorts of fun from over 60 art vendors, food, pumpkin painting, pinata’s, face painting, music, craft beer and wine tasting under the new pavilion and much more…so bring the entire family down for the event.

Hope to see you at all of our events in September.  Till then Tight Lines and Great Times!!!!


Fishing Report 8/20/19

Written on: August 20th, 2019 in Fishing Report

What a week of thunderstorms! Hope nobody got caught in that pop-up tempest that hit the Sussex/OCMD area yesterday.

We wanted to wish all our IRM slipholders the best of luck in the Mid-Atlantic Fishing Tournament this week! Bring us another win home!


Tons of blue and white marlin releases being reported offshore. Record-breaking wahoo hitting the scales, mahi limits being hauled in, and scattered yellowfin tuna.

These pop-up storms are definitely stirring up the fish!


Inshore reports plenty of flounder for last week’s Flounder Pounder, as well as bluefish, and limits of spot coming out of inshore.

Keep your eyes on that leaderboard – good luck again to our IRM boats!

Wishing everyone tight lines and good times til next time!


Fishing Report for 8/15/19

Written on: August 15th, 2019 in Fishing Report

The weather and fishing is great so come on down and book a trip with one of our 28 Charter Boats and 2 Headboats you will surely get hooked.

Inshore we are getting slammed with the Flounder just in time for the Flounder Pounder this week.  We have alot of transients and slipholders fishing this tourney and we want to wish all of you good luck.

With the White Marlin Open Winner out of IRM we are hoping for another big winner by Sunday.

Offshore reports of Big Eye Tuna, Yellowfins, Mahi and Wahoo.  The largest Big Eye tuna weighing in at 235 lbs  in Delaware this year by yes another slipholder family the Ostrowski’s.   Way to go everyone.

The weekend is going to be hot! hot! hot ! so come on down and have a bite to eat and a coooool beverage and get hooked on IRM.

Till next time Tight Lines & Good Times 🙂


Fishing Report 8/10/2019

Written on: August 10th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Indian River Marina – HOME OF THE 2019 WHITE MARLIN OPEN CHAMPION!! Massive congratulations to our very own Captain Charlie Horning on winning the White Marlin Calcutta with his 79.5 lb catch.

If you see Charlie or his angler Tommy Hinkle, be sure to give them a thumbs up!

Here are some more pictures from these past couple of weeks of fishing:

The Pro Staff from Shimano took a fishing trip on the Capt. Bob II and showed how it is done. Capt. Roger Meekins put them on the fish just southwest of A buoy and they brought back 46 keeper fish with the largest weighing in at 4lbs. There were also a ton of throw backs as well as black sea bass and bonita on this trip.
Trying to dethrone his state record holding father, John Burbage, son Jack, from Ocean View, DE, came short but still made a nice showing catching a 48.3lb cobia using bunker caught with a snag hook.
While fishing the Rock Pile and deep dropping squid the gang from the “Still Lucky” caught these blue line tile and mahi. The largest weighed in at 16.4lbs. Pictured are Ben McDonald, Dilion Bernard, Capt. Steve Danner, Jeremy and Gavin LeBeau, all from Mechanicsburg, PA and Kyle Stimeling of Mt. Gretna, PA.
Shari Jevnick, of Ocean View, DE fished on “Something Fishy” at Site 10 using minnow on a top and bottom rig and caught this tautog that weighed 6.9lbs.
Ben Jacobs, mate from the Gale Force Charters and Evan Trakas, mate from the Judy V. teamed up to use their skills to catch a cobia on their days off. They fished out a Fenwick Shoal using live eels to catch this 30lber.

Photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.

As always, wishing everybody tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report 8/9/19

Written on: August 9th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Well folks, it’s the last day for the biggest tournament on the East Coast, if not in the world. Shout out to IRM’s own Fish Whistle for currently holding the top spot in the White Marlin category! 

Good luck to all of the vessels, especially those representing Indian River, on this final day of fishing!

Here are some pictures from the past couple weeks of fishing:

Jeff Bennett of Frankford, DE fished using live eels out at Fenwick Shoal and caught this 28.3lb cobia.
This 4.8lb and 23 inch flounder was caught by Jen Connell of Clayton, DE using live spot while fishing in the Indian River Inlet.
Butch Emmert, John Kelleher, Will Emmert, Ellie Wakefield, John Wakefield and Ellie Lord, all from Rehoboth Beach, DE fished the Indian River Inlet using live spot and caught a boat load of flounder. The largest weighed in at 3.4lbs.
Steve Redden, Pat Petrarus and Jeff Waxman fished on the Priceless along the beach at Fenwick Island and hooked up with some nice cobia. They weighed 47lbs and 30lbs and were caught using a zucchini colored Spro bucktail.
Burt Campbell of Dagsboro, DE wanted to show off his new boat and break it in right by catching a limit of flounder in the Indian River Inlet.
Nick Ferrara of Middletown, DE fished from a fishing outfitted jet ski off of Fenwick Island Beach and caught this 34.4lb cobia using a bucktail.

Signing off and, as always, wishing everybody tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report for 8/8/19

Written on: August 8th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Wow what a week for fishing.

Offshore we have seen Tuna, Mahi, Tilefish and Wahoo hitting the docks with plenty of White Marlin Releases which has been great for the White Marlin Open Tourney.

Inshore the Cobia have been incredible and we have a ton of pics that will be posted tomorrow.  We have seen some nice Flounder as well.

We have some slip-holders on the leaderboard at the White Marlin Open and we are wishing everyone fishing tomorrow the last day the best of luck!!!  We will keep you posted.   The weather is looking great  for the weekend so avoid the traffic and head on over for some good eats and cooool drinks.  

Check out our web-site for a list of our events for the Fall of 2019 it sure looks like alot of fun will be coming our way.

Till tomorrow Tight Lines & Sweet Times!!!


Fishing Report for 8/3/19

Written on: August 3rd, 2019 in Fishing Report

Welcome White Marlin Anglers!!!

We are looking forward to a great week of fishing here at IRM.

Offshore reports yesterday for the few boats that were out some nice size Yellowfin Tunas and beautiful Gaffers (Mahi).   The Golden Tilefish have been beautiful this summer and still hitting the docks in high numbers.  The White Marlin were back yesterday and thats a good sign for the big Tourney.

Inshore we still have nice Flounder hitting the docks and basically a mixed bag of fish which is fun for the entire family so give Carolyn a call and get hooked up at IRM for a great day of fishing.

Hammerheads is open daily with happy hour entertainment and lots of good eats and cool drinks.  Hookem & Cook’em has plenty of locally caught fresh fish for sale and all the Bait and Tackle you need from beginner angler to advanced.

Till next time Tight Lines & Good Times!!!


Fishing Report 8/1/19

Written on: August 1st, 2019 in Fishing Report


Inshore and Offshore fishing is great!   Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Mahi, Golden Tilefish, Cobia, Bluefish, Flounder there has been all sorts of great fishing.

Alot of our anglers are getting geared up for the White Marlin Open that begins on Monday next week.  We will have alot of action on our docks so stop on by for a cool drink or bite to eat.  Then head on over to the scales to see what fish hit our docks in the afternoon.

Check out the web-site and save the date for the next great event here at IRM.

Till next time Tight Lines and Good Times!!!