WGMD Fishing Report 6-12-19


On Friday (6/7), the only good weather day forecasted for the weekend, the gang from the Reel Precision hooked up on these big eye tuna and mahi. The tuna weighed in at 85lbs and 89lbs with 120lbs of gaffer mahi weighing up to 22lbs and were caught using ballyhoo at the Baltimore Canyon. Pictured left to right Brent Huey of Houston, DE, Del Baker of Dagsboro, DE, Capt. Eddie Kehl of Baltimore, MD, Kevin Huey of Houston, DE and Jeff Strayer of Carlisle, PA.
Angler Terry Hartlaub of Millsboro, DE caught this 99lb blue fin tuna while fishing in the Baltimore Canyon with Capt. Orville Henseler of the Reelentless. They were trolling ballyhoo on spreader bars.

Tuesday saw small craft advisories on the bay and the ocean as a northwest wind made for difficult fishing conditions.

Wednesday is supposed to be better with a reasonable northeast wind and several boats are planning to run for flounder in the ocean.  Other boats are hoping to make it to the offshore grounds.  Let’s hope they all find some fish.

On June 22 the DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will co-host the EcoPaddle on Broad Creek Saturday in Laurel as part of Reclaim Our River Program.  The event will begin at 9:00 AM and finish at 12:30 PM with a lunch provided by the organizers.

Participants must be 8 years of age and all under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  The folks who go on this water adventure will learn about the flora, fauna and history of the Broad Creek while paddling along in a canoe or kayak.  You may bring your own or use one of those supplied on a first come first served basis.  The cost is $10 per person and you can register by calling 443-944-1175

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing Report.