WGMD Fishing Report 11-21-19

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Wednesday saw small craft advisories up and to the best of my knowledge no boats sailed from Lewes or Indian River.  The rest of the week looks a tad windy, but the weekend could be fishable.

I did get a report from Captain Monty Hawkins on the Morning Star out of Ocean City.  On his last trip he fished the same area where he had been catching limits of sea bass and this time, he was covered up with spiny dog sharks.  He had to keep moving to deeper water to get away from these critters and has now decided his trips will be longer because the sea bass have moved further offshore.

In New Jersey, the bottom-fishing head boats have had the same problem.  They are now leaving the dock at 11:00 PM to fish all the following day.  They are catching sea bass to seven pounds.  Boats fishing closer to shore are picking at sea bass, but loading up on big ling and a few winter flounder.  Striped bass have been caught from the surf at Sea Bright on sand eel and bunker imitations.  Boater trolling big spoons and MOJOs are also find stripers to 40 pounds.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.