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April 7 - The Pier opened this past weekend.  Although the water is still very cold, there were a few skates caught.  The tautog should be biting soon ... and the shad not too far behind.

April  13  -  JJ reports that the skates continue to bite ...  and .. the first tautog were caught on the pier this weekend.

April  19  -  Bear reports that the fish have arrived .... some short stripers, shad and bluefish.  And, of course, still plenty of skates around.

April  27  -  Teddy reports that a school of shad and short stripers came through on Saturday night, but the rain kept most of the anglers away.  Earlier in the week, there were a few tautog caught.

May  3  -  Bob reports that despite some cold, wet, windy weather earlier in the week, the fishing turned on by the weekend.  Tautog, the first flounders, some blues and a few schools of shad came through!

May  6  -  The first trout caught in Ocean City this year was caught on the Pier on Sunday night (see Memorable Catches page).  Schools of blowfish blitzed the Pier on Monday.  Come on down!

May  14  -  Lots of variety being caught on the Pier ... shad, bluefish, trout, short stripers, tautog, blowfish ... even the first croaker for 2014 ... and a shark. 

May  19  -  Except for the rainout on Friday, the fishing has been great!  Tons of shad ... lots of big blues ... some keeper tog ... Bob & Doug from NJ caught over 200 shad in 3 days ... and limited out on blues.
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May  25  -  J.J. reports lots of fish caught this past week ... keeper tautog in the daytime; and, blues, shad and short stripers, both day and night.  Blues have been running up to 24 inches and one beautiful 26" weakfish (seatrout) was caught on Thursday.

May  29  - Hundreds of shad being caught on spec rigs this week ... and quite a few nice sized blues in the mix.  Also, some keeper tautog and flouder and a few short seatrout.  And one nice, big old ray was landed too!

June 3  - A lot more nice-sized blues were caught this week.  Also, some keeper tautog and flouder and a few short stripers up to 27 inches. And, of course, still plenty of fun catching plenty of shad!

June 10  - A lot more flounder were caught this week with several keepers.  Still more tautog are being caught on the southeast corner of the Pier.  A couple of nice unexpected catches this week included a 24" black drum caught on squid, and a nice keeper striper caught on a live minnow.  Night action still good for bluefish, shad , some short stripers and a few small trout.

June 17  - Fishing actioned slowed a bit this past week, probably a result of the new moon and flood tide.  There have also been schools of cownose rays in the bay ... many hooked, but not many landed.  Some tautog are still being caught on the end of the Pier.  Likewise, some flounder were caught in the daytime, but mostly shorts.    Some nights were still good for shad, bluefish and a few short stripers.  There have also been some small sea bass for the kids to catch!

June 23  - Fishing was a bit slow again this week, mostly because of the huge schools of sting rays throughout the bay.  Some shad and blues did come through, but very late over night.  We should have much better evening incoming tides next week.  Daytime fishing did produce more flounder this past week ... and, of course,  some little sea bass for the kids.  Tautog fishing is beginning to slow as the water temperature in the bay rises.

June 30  - Yes, there were lots of small flounder caught this week ... BUT ... also, several nice keepers, including one that came in at 5-pound 9-ounces! Also, in the daytime, some croaker, spot, and little sea bass ... and some short tautog.  Night action included some short stripers, blues, shad and some sea trout (a couple over 20 inches!).

July 7 -  Again, there were lots of flounder caught over the holiday weekend. There were also some blowfish, spot, and small sea bass.  Night action again included some short stripers, blues, shad and an occasional  sea trout.

July 17 -  Still more flounder caught, but lots of throwbacks. There were also lots of croakers and spot ...  and plenty of small sea bass and sea robins.  Night action included quite a few short stripers and some sea trout, including one nice 16 1/2 incher over the weekend.  We're also starting to pick up some blue crabs!

July 25 -  Plenty of short flounder continue to be caught, but keepers are hard to come by.  Croakers, spot, sea bass and sea robins in the daytime.  Night action also included some croakers, blues and some short stripers.

August  1  - Still lots of flounder ... although mostly throwbacks, there have been some nice keepers in the mix. (See our Memorable Catches Page!)   Also, lots of croakers ... again, some small, but some up to 14 inches.  This time of year is always good for the kids to catch sea bass, spot and sea robins.  Night fishing continues to provide some action for shad, croakers, blues and short stripers.

August  14  - Still more short flounder ... but some really nice ones in the mix, including a 24 incher (see our Memorable Catches page).  Kids still having fun catching some spot, sea bass, crabs and lots of small sea robins.    Some keeper seatrout, blues, shad and short stripers are biting on lures at night under the lights.

August  26  - Fishing is about the same as last week ... lots of flounder; mostly throwbacks ... but a few keepers in the daytime. There have also been quite a few more croaker caught this week in the daytime.  Kids, of course, still having fun catching some small fish and crabs.    Blues, shad and short stripers are biting on lures at night under the lights ... and just a few trout in the mix.

September 2  - Still, plenty of flounder; but mostly throwbacks.  The snapper blues are staring to come in heavier ... both day and night.  And, of course, the shad are still around at night.  Daytime action for the kids still includes some croaker, spot and seabass.

September 8  - Fall fishing is around the corner -- sheepshead and tautog already biting!  Still, plenty of flounder; mostly throwbacks, but a few keepers -- along with a couple of short stripers.  Quite a few keeper seatrout, one really nice 24 incher!  The snapper blues are staring to come in heavier ... both day and night, and some shad are still around.  Daytime action for the kids still includes some croaker, small puffers, spot and seabass.

September 21  - J.J. reports that flounder fishing has improved considerably this past week with well over a dozen nice keepers up to 22 inches!   There have also been a few nice croakers, up to 16" caught in the daytime.  Some triggerfish, sheepshead and tautog have been biting off the southeast corner of the pier on sand fleas.  And, some blues and a few short stripers have been biting at night under the lights.

September 29  - Wind and rain from the storm last week messed up fishing for a couple of days. But flounder fishing has improved since then, with keepers caught every day.  Still lots of snapper bluefish in the 8-11 inch range, and a increasing number of porgies. An even bigger surprise on the pier this week was a ladyfish (skipjack), which is usually found in more tropical waters.  A few tautog have been caught, and tog fishing should really pick up in the next few weeks.

October  7   - Teddy reports that there were more keeper flounder last week, although the windy weekend weather slowed down the action a bit.  Bear said: "It's Togtober" .... the tautog bite is picking up, including several keepers.  Still snapper blues and short stripers at night!

October  14   - Despite a couple of rainy, windy days, there have been some amazing and impressive catches on the Pier this past week.  A 50 inch Striper was caught on Thurday night (See our Memorable Catches page).  Although there haven't been a lot of trout, most of those caught were keepers around 17".  As the flounder continue to leave the bay, we're picking up some shorts and a few nice keepers as well.  Also, the tog bite is improving as the water temperature drops and we're starting to see more keepers.  Still snapper blues, some shad and a few short stripers at night!

October  27   - We're still catching some flounder in the daytime ... and the tautog size and catch is picking up.  Also, the bluefish caught this week are a bit larger than last week.  There's still plenty of fish to be caught this season ... Come On Down!

November  9   - Still a few flounder around, but more nice tautog being caught as the water temperature drops.  The sharks seem to like the colder water too ... we've caught a couple of nice ones recently.  Also, still catching some blues and short stripers at night.

November  15   - The Pier is now closed for the season.  We caught lots of fish this past season ... and expect to catch loads more next year.  The Pier will be reopening in April.  See you then!

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