June 16th fishing report
Surf action is heating up! Getting lots of reports of kingfish, mainly on bloods but water temp is finally warm enough to begin using fishbites. Big striper are begining to die out in the surf but many schoolies are around on bloodworms and soft plastics. Also Fluke pushed heavy into the surf around the jetties, receiving multiple reports of 20 plus catches with a decent number of keepers. Gulp is the best thing to use surfside for fluke paired with a 1/4 or 3/8 ounce jighead/bucktail.
Fluke fishing in the bay has been a little tough. Dirty water and massive temp changes have left most fluke with lockjaw. When water is dirty you want to use anything with a strong scent (mackerel, squid & gulp). Water is warming up so that opens up locations to a deeper water. Corson's inlet has been producing a great number of keep able fish from the bridge. Also starting to receive reports of some fluke out on the reefs, that action should pick up very soon.
Bluefish have been sporadic at best. The few reports we are hearing range from snapper all the way up to 30 inchers. Mostly in the inlets with a few in the surf and 9th street. Best thing to use is mackerel but bunker/metals/soft plastics are always a good backup.
Sheepshead and triggerfish have started making appearances. It is pretty early with water temp but they are starting to show up. Corson's inlet bridge or Ocean City Longport bridge are the best bets using either fiddlers or sand fleas.
Sea bass fishing has been fairly consistent. Most reports are far out. 28 mile wreck minimum it seems. There is some at the reefs but its a very slow pick with keepers, mainly just shorts.
Striper are seemingly few and far between during the day. Most bass are around the bridges and piers at night on soft plastics. Bigger fish being caught on eels drifting around the bridge.