New Year, New Adventures!Posted 3 months ago
2017 was truly an amazing year for the Sunset Marina family, once again showing the world why Sunset Marina is the best marina in the MidAtlantic region. Tournament season, as always, was busier than ever and we were happy to welcome new and returning customers to our marina to take advantage of all the fishing action. We saw plenty of marlin, tuna, sharks, and dolphin- with the fishing season running stretching all the way into December! November brought a special treat when day-time swordfish were found offshore and kept a few boats fishing much later than usual. The swordfish bite had a good run for a few weeks, while also bringing an unseen catch to Ocean City! As many of you recall, Austin Ensor and his crew on the ‘Primary Search’ returned to our marina with an Opah! The news quickly spread around the fishing community as a new venture for the Ocean City fishing community- being logged as the first documented recreational Opah catch in our area. Just as the dust began to settle, the unheard of happened… again! Captain Ensor found yet another Opah while deep-dropping for swordfish. Perhaps Opah’s arent as rare in December off of our coast?
With 2018 upon us, we now turn our heads to the upcoming fishing season and our eager to see what exciting fishing the year holds. If last year is any indication, we are in for an amazing season!
An Opah in the Poor Mans?Posted 5 months ago
While the fleet has mostly made the move down south or hauled out for the winter, a few boats continued to fish on following a strong Swordfish bite that’s been happening in the canyons recently. The ‘Primary Search’ was one of those boats searching the canyons for what fish may still be lingering in our waters. While fishing for some fresh Mahi, Austin’s crew hooked on an Opah! Well, what’s an Opah? For many of us, we were left asking the same question.
An Opah, normally found in tropical waters such as Hawaii, is the only known warm-blooded fish. While a few long-liners off our coast have reported to catch them when they begin migrating from the Grand Banks, but this is the first known recreational catch of an Opah.
Austin and his crew were ecstatic to find out they had caught a “unicorn” of a fish such as an Opah. Congrats to the crew!
October 7th, 2017Posted 7 months ago
Another day filled with Dolphin at the sunset docks! The ‘Boss Hogg’ fished the Baltimore, returning to the docks with 47 Dolphin and 29 Blueline Tilefish. The ‘Marli’ fished the Baltimore as well, returning with 20 Dolphin for today’s charter. The ‘No Quarter’ crew is still fishing at the time of this report. Tomorrow looks like a promising Sunday for some offshore fishing, be sure to check in and see what exciting catches are brought in!
October 6th, 2017Posted 7 months ago
Good dolphin fishing offshore today- with large numbers being brought back to the docks. The ‘Rhonda’s Osprey’ returned with 20 Dolphin. The charter couldn’t have been happier with there day, thanking Capt. Joe and crew for their excellent day offshore. Fishing alongside the Osprey in the Baltimore was the ‘Marli’, who brought 32 Dolphin back to the docks. Returning with a showstopping 50 Dolphin and 16 Tilefish was the ‘Boss Hogg’, who fished the Poor Mans today.
Quite a few boats are preparing to fish tomorrow and throughout the weekend, be sure to check in with us tomorrow to see if the fleet is able to find the Marlin or Tuna bite!
October 5, 2017Posted 7 months ago
It felt like we said goodbye to fall and hello to summer today with the high temperatures and activity around the marina! The ‘Osprey’ was our first boat back to the dock returning from their overnight trip in the Washington. They had their ice box full with 40 dolphin, 6 golden tile fish, 2 triggerfish, and one swordfish. Also fishing in the Washington was the ‘Marli’ who brought home 25 dolphin and 10 golden tiles. Fishing in the Poorman’s was the ‘Espadon’ who released a white marlin. The crew of the ‘Boss Hogg’ also chose to fish in the Poorman’s and didn’t disappoint, returning with 36 dolphin and a triggerfish. Temperatures are supposed to remain in the high 70’s and the seas calm throughout the weekend so hopefully this mini-summer activity will continue!!
October 4, 2017Posted 7 months ago
The fall fishing has continued with a few of our boats heading out trying to squeeze in the last few days left that are manageable this season. The crew of the ‘Reel Chaos’ went out on an overnight trip in the Washington Canyon and returned with 30 dolphin and 2 yellowfin. Also fishing in the Washington was the ‘Marli’ who returned with 7 nice golden tiles and 10 dolphin. The crew of the ‘Miss Annie’ returned from the Baltimore and had a White marlin, a spearfish, and 6 dolphin. We have a few boats that are still out fishing overnight and a few more planning to fish tomorrow, hopefully they have some exciting things to report!!
October 2nd, 2017Posted 7 months ago
Happy October everyone! The Fall weather is here, and we are beginning to see the transient traffic that we see every fall with boats making the trip down south for the winter season. After some recent rough days offshore, today looked promising and resulted in two boats fishing out of Sunsets port. The ‘G-Force’ fished the Baltimore and caught 49 Dolphin, and the ‘Marli’ fished the Poor Mans returning with an incredible 60 Dolphin! Capt. Mark Hoos plans to fish tomorrow and stated that he hopes to find some tuna for his charter. Be sure to check in with us tomorrow to see if Mark was able to find the fish!
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September 25th, 2017Posted 7 months ago
The Tunas are here- just before Maria arrives off of our coast. The ‘Boss Hogg’ caught 6 Albacore Tunas and 3 Yellowfin. Fishing alongside the ‘Boss Hogg’ was the ‘Marli’, who returned with 5 Albacores and 6 Yellowfin. Both vessels fished the Baltimore Canyons. Rough seas are expected in the next couple of days in the wake of Hurricane Maria- but we are eager to see if the weekend will bring some favorable weather!
September 24, 2017Posted 7 months ago
It was a beautiful day at the marina with the temperature making it feel like summer is still here and the fleet bringing back some nice fish to the docks. Most of the fleet fished in the Washington again today starting with the crew of the ‘Osprey’ who returned with 7 dolphin. The ‘G-force’ had two nice wahoo and 10 dolphin while the ‘Marli’ returned with 25 dolphin. One dolphin weighed in at 32 lbs taking the spot on our leaderboard!! The crew of the ‘Legasea’ chose to fish in the Norfolk canyon and released 2 white marlin. Finally the crew of the ‘Espadon’ went to the Jackspot and returned with a few dolphin and 2 wahoo. Some of our boats are fueling up and keeping an eye on the weather hoping to sneak back out there again tomorrow so stay tuned!
September 23, 2017Posted 7 months ago
We had a few boats leave the dock this morning headed for the Washington Canyon!! The first back to the dock was the crew of the ‘G-Force’ returning with 10 dolphin in the box and also releasing a White Marlin. The ‘Marli’ released a white marlin and caught 24 dolphin. The ‘Buckshot’ had a white marlin release while the crew of the ‘Legasea’ caught 4 dolphin and released a white. The docks were busy throughout the day as many were preparing their boats to go out tomorrow so stay tuned to see what happens!!