Sailed with less than 1/2 a load of clients. Keep telling folks we’re catching, dogone Covid makes sales anemic I guess. There was admittedly some small bit of evil in today’s sea conditions. Didn’t get real bad, but then we did get in early with a boat limit of mahi so perhaps seas developed later. As ever we dropped 4 mini tog-condos and pressed on. Our first drop was mahi-mayhem. At every stop thereafter we had at least a few. Ended up with a boat limit of mahi. My first limit ever on the inshore grounds.
I had made today’s pool “sea bass only” and we did nick just a few. Had I known dolphin were going to bite the bottom off the boat I’d have made it mahi only!
Doren Daniels had the largest mahi by far. Not quite a ‘gaffer’ – we did net it and a few others. Most were small bailers. Bob Hauser has another good one. One fellow was catching doubles consistently on spec rigs – grinning ear to ear.
Scott Roberts of Baltimore won the pool with a right decent sea bass.
It was quite the bite..
The Ocean City Reef Foundation has had extraordinary luck finding reef material of late. We’ve an 85 foot tug, the Hoss, coming that will deplete nearly all our available monies. Have two more tugs and a large barge we can have for scrap value. Right now scrap steel is cheap!
If we can raise more capitol we’ll be able to build a lot more reef this fall.
Our reef fisheries can be made better than ever before—just have to put a shoulder into it; pony up some coin too!
Find ocreefs.org and help put a very bright spot in 2020!
Capt Monty Hawkins