About this time every year, I start looking forward to fall. In fact, these past few days have got me down right excited. Air temperatures have dropped into the low 60s the past couple of nights, and the early morning air has had a nice crisp chill to it. It won’t be long till I’m donning my thermal underwear, sporting my Helly Hanson’s, and heading out to the south jetty in chase of some serious rockfish. Fall is almost here—I love this time of year!
In spite of the storms and the relatively high surf conditions, this past week has provided to some great fishing around Ocean City. Flounder fisherman did especially well this week. Late summer and early fall is often the best time for anglers to get into the largest flounder of the season, and this year has proven to be no exception. Summer flounder are very aggressive predators and are happy to pounce on just about any type of local baitfish that crosses their path. Lucky for them, there has been a ton of baitfish around lately. In fact, all I have had to do for my charters is throw my cast net from the dock near my boat slip. My bait well has been full with little peanut bunker and finger mullet within minutes.