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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!!!


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.


Fishing Report 6/30/19

Written on: June 30th, 2019 in Fishing Report

Fishing the afternoon trip on the Judy V., Capt. Chris Adams found the flounder and they were hungry. The boat was fishing at the Old Grounds using cut bait and shiners the largest weighed in at 4.1lbs. Pictured are Macel Maican and Alex Lee from Maryland, Keith Gochenour of Enola, PA, Tanner and Tom Haugh of Gettysburg, PA, Drew Maguire of Great Falls, VA, Berry Bankert of Hanover, PA, Bob Gould of Aspers, PA, Jerry Kennedy of Germantown, MD, Bob Pare of Hanover, PA and Don Miller of Willow Street, PA.

Well, we asked for it – summer is here and the sun is shining down. It’s a little breezier about 15 miles out, so hop on your boat, a friend’s, or one from our charter fleet to escape the heat! Call Miss Carolyn at 302-227-3071 to hook you up!


Tuna, tuna, tuna! While the bite is a little slower compared to last week’s epic frenzy, yellowfin continue to hit the deck in decent numbers. Most brought in to IRM have been 50lb or over.

Jake McGuire of Middletown, DE caught this 50lb blue fin tuna on the Last Call using a pink lure Daisy chain out at Poor Man’s Canyon.

Anglers hooking bigger blues as the summer rolls through. Mr. Fisher (apt name) snagged this near 16lb blue out at the Hot Dog.

This 15.6lb blue fish was caught by John Fisher of Baltimore, MD using ballyhoo out at the Hot Dog.


Pete Hesson of Dagsboro, DE finally caught his “white whale”. This sheepshead was caught using sand fleas on the south side of the Indian River Inlet. It weighed in at 12.6lbs

Inshore anglers are still coming home with a mixed bag. Sheepshead, bluefish, kingfish, and now mackerel are a consistent catch. Pompano, spot, ling, flounder, and late-night rockfish are will grab a lucky angler’s line here and there.

This 6lb sheepshead was caught by Trevor Reitenbach of Tower City, PA while fishing with sand fleas on the south side of Indian River Inlet.

Once again, thank you to everyone who participated in the 5th Annual Kids Catch All event. Click here to see the wrap-up video done by Unscene Productions!

Signing off, and wishing everybody tight lines and good times this week!