If we could sum up today in one word it would be WOW!! We had boats return from overnight trips down south and boats have great success on day trips as well. “Osprey” fished the Poorman’s Canyon and released 6 white marlin and was back home before 1pm! Heading down to the Washington was the “My Cin” who released 7 white marlin and the “Marli” fished the Rockpile and released 5 white marlin and put 10 dolphin in the box. Most of the action was down in the Norfolk Canyon where the marlin bite is the hottest right now with the “Billfisher” releasing 14 white marlin and the “Makara” released 20 white marlin! The “Pumpin Hard” stayed out overnight down in the Norfolk and had a successful trip releasing a whopping 27 white marlin! “Espadon” stayed overnight south of the Spencer Canyon and kept busy releasing 21 white marlin and 1 blue marlin!
The big news of the day was the return of the “No Quarter” in which we caught wind of them catching a “Fantasy Slam” in which they would have caught 5 different types of billfish. Their arrival was awaited by many and they sure didn’t disappoint with them releasing a whopping 23 white marlin, 2 blue marlin, 2 sailfish, 1 spearfish, and hauled in a fantastic 350lb swordfish! This is rumored to be the first and only “Fantasy Slam” to happen in Ocean City, so congratulations to Captain Kyle and his crew for their awesome trip! We also need to add that they boated a 250lb mako that was trying to make a meal out of their swordfish!
It was overall a fantastic day on the docks but the weather doesn’t look to good for tomorrow but with the bite this good we are sure to have a few boats give it a shot. We have the Challenge Cup also occurring over the weekend so we should see some more flags flying over the next couple of days!