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Latest Update: March 12, 2009 Next Update: March 19, 2009  


Ocean Side Fishing Report

Blue MarlinA few private boats have been venturing out to the offshore waters for some deep dropping for tile fish, sea bass and tautog. Tautog can also be found on some of the inshore wrecks and artificial reef sites. Most of the Ocean City headboat fleet is up on the rails for maintenance and repairs for the upcoming fishing season.

Just to remind us all of things to come this summer Will James sent this picture of a blue marlin coming up to the boat. I was going to say “wired” but then that would certainly tend to date me since heavy mono or fluorocarbon is now the norm for all but the toothiest critters.


Real-time water information for selected points in the Coastal Bay

Click here to view recent bay region satellite images at mddnr.chesapeakebay.net/NASAimagery/EyesInTheSky.cfm


Offshore Map

OFFSHORE MAP
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Please click for the latest sea surface temperatures from Rutgers University Marine Remote Sensing

Buoy graphic

Please Click for the latest automated
weather observations from
Station 44009 - DELAWARE BAY 26 NM
Southeast of Cape May, NJ

Please click for the latest automated weather observations from
THE HOTEL BUOY.

A Couple of Closing Notes...

Don't hesitate to e-mail your recent fishing/crabbing photos and trip information. Send your photos via E-mail by the following Monday in order to be included in the next update. The file should be in .jpg format with the longest side sized at 600 pixels. Please keep the file size under one megabyte if possible. The photo should clearly depict the angler(s), fish, and ethical handling practices. For information on ethical angling practices please reference the Catch and Release information located at URL:

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/articles/catch_release.html

Include the following information:

  • Date

  • Angler(s)

  • Hometown(s)

  • Photo credit

  • Location

  • Weight/length of catch

  • Bait/lure

Important Note: If anyone in your picture is under 18 years of age, we must have a photo release signed by that person and a parent/guardian before we can post your picture. By sending any photos or art to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources you are giving DNR permission to use the image(s) online and in print. You are also giving DNR permission to distribute the photo for non-commercial purposes to other media, print, digital and television for their use. You are not giving up your copyright, but are allowing the photo(s) to be used for educational and news purposes.

Send your photos and information to Keith Lockwood

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