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Fishing Report 11/24/19

Written on: November 24th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!


Well not much fishing action going on right now.  Some Yellowfin, Big Eyes and Swordfish hit our docks about a week ago.  It been pretty quiet since.  We will keep you posted throughout the winter when we hear of some nice catches and let’s keep hopeful the Rockfish will show up.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!


Till next time Tight Lines & Sweet Times   🙂



Fishing Report 10/20/19

Written on: October 20th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Well the weather sure has not been cooperating with us much this fall.   We had a few boats venture out yesterday with not much to report except a few Seabass.  We will post more if we hear from any of the Captains that fished Offshore.

The marina has many large dock projects including some maintenance dredging and we are asking if you are not using your vessel please schedule your haul out immediately.   We need the boats out of the water as soon as possible this year so all construction can start on time.  We have been sending reminders of this construction since August and your cooperation is much needed.

Have a great Harvest season and till next time Tight Lines & Good Times.


Fishing Report for 9/28/19

Written on: September 28th, 2019 in Fishing Report

The weather is really holding out for us this fall and fishing has been pretty good as well.

Offshore reports of limits of Mahi Mahi, plenty of Albacore Tuna, a Yellowfin here and there and quite a few White Marlin Releases.  We have seen a lot of fish hitting the docks this past week.

Inshore reports of croaker, scattered Rockfish, Flounder and Bluefish.

There is a lot of fun left on the water this year so give us a call and book a fall trip with one of our Charters at 302-227-3071.

Till next time Good Times and keepin Tight Lines!!!


Fishing Report 9/21

Written on: September 21st, 2019 in Fishing Report

Happy Saturday, folks! It’s that beautiful time of year that only the locals know about, and there’s plenty of fish biting for everyone!


The mahi bite is on, as well as some scattered tuna. Some scattered white marlin releases as well as some mako sightings.


Inshore anglers landing croakers, rockfish, and a few flounder.

Hope everyone had a good summer season! Only a couple days left before it’s officially fall.

As always, wishing everyone tight lines and good times!


Fishing Report 9/16/19

Written on: September 16th, 2019 in Fishing Report

It’s been a pretty slow week for fishing, thanks to the windy weather.

Here’s some pictures from this week in fishing:

While fishing on her birthday, Darla Williard of Harrisburg, PA, caught this 5.3lb and 24.5 inch flounder on the Judy V. with Capt. Chris Adams. Capt. Chris said she caught it using a minnow out at Site 10.
John, Carmen and Christian Ostrowski of Chadds Ford, PA fished at the Wilmington Canyon using plastics like Mold Craft and a Hawaiian Lure to hook up with these 3 beautiful fish. 2 weighed 78lbs and one at 74lbs, they also brought in some mahi weighing up to 13lbs.
Steve Beaudet of Newark, DE, Nick Merlino of Lewes, DE and Capt. Tom Dicampli of Wilm., DE fished at the Del-Jersey site using sand fleas with chartreuse Gulp to bring in this load of black sea bass. The largest fish weighed in at 2.6lbs.

Nice catches, everyone! Hopefully soon we will have more to report. I just saw a decent size tuna and swordfish hanging over at Hook ’em & Cook ’em, so we’ll have more to report on those later. These photos courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.

Thanks also to everyone who came out for our 1st Annual Autumn Art Festival! We had beautiful weather and a pretty good crowd that rolled through all day. Here’s a little wrap-up from that:

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


Fishing Report 9/9/2019

Written on: September 9th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Wow, what a beautiful weekend! Minus the high winds and high tides on Friday, the rest of the weekend was absolutely perfect.

Offshore reports of nice amounts of mahi and some scattered yellowtail.

There were a lot of tuna spotted, but they just weren’t biting.

Inshore reports nice flounder hitting the docks.

Here’s some pictures from the past week of fishing:

Brittany Lee of Ocean View, DE caught this 6.04lb and 24 inch flounder while jigging a Bass Assassin and fishing on the north side of the Indian River Inlet. (Photo courtesy Hook’em & Cook’em)
This great catch of mahi, weighing in at 186lbs was brought in by the Double D’s while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon. Pictured are Capt. Dwayne Dodd, Hunter Holland of Frankford, DE, Jom Grohman of Fenwick Island, DE, Amber Counsellor of Smyrna, DE, Cade Grohman of Fenwick Island, DE and Robert St. Jacques of Laurel, DE. (Not pictured is Capt. Dennis Robbins) (Photo courtesy Hook’em & Cook’em)
7 year old Taylor Cropper of Dagsboro, DE caught this 15lb citation false albacore while fishing at the Lightship using a pink and white skirted ballyho. (Photo courtesy Hook’em & Cook’em)
Fishing in the Indian River Inlet using spot, Chris Snively, Gabby Baker, Mickey Payne and Trent Snivley, all from Georgetown, DE caught eight keeper flounder weighing up to 3.1lbs. (Photo courtesy Hook’em & Cook’em)
These mahi weighing up to 12.6lbs were caught by Devin and Donna Tarr and Terry Murray of Dagsboro, DE while pitching ballyhoo and squid just north of Massey’s Canyon. (Photo courtesy Hook’em & Cook’em)

Also big thanks to everyone who came out for the 5th Annual Fishermen’s Flea Market, both sellers and spenders! This is an annual event, so let us know if you are interested in participating in 2020!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST, our 1st Annual Autumn Art Fest is happening THIS SATURDAY from 10:00am-5:00pm, with over 50 art vendors, several local food trucks, $25 beer/wine tasting, and pumpkin painting for the kids.

If you are arriving by water, IRM monitors radio channel 9, and we will place orange cones at available slips. Please contact us if possible to help you find an open slip.

See you next weekend! And as always, wishing everyone tight lines and good times!


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!