Redfish or red drum showing up in better numbers
The charter boat in OCMD The Flounder Pounder specializes in bay fishing. Tuesday they were fishing for flounder with live peanut bunker when they got into some serious redfish action. They were fishing the OCean City, MD inlet. “No other words to describe our evening trip except epic! We released 6 red rum ranging from 31″-35″ (size is 18″-27″ for keeper in MD) even got to reel one in myself. Released 15 short stripers, with a hand full of flounder mixed in. All caught in live peanut bunker, incoming tide with Captain Chase Eberle” The fishing in that area has been heating up, the Oceanic pier has seen some decent flounder action, with trout, small croaker, short rock and shad in the mix. Delaware saw that huge red drum last week from the surf and i have heard of a few others caught from the surf as well as one at the Cape Henlopen flats. The Saltwater Fly anglers’ member Clyde reported the one at the flats about a week ago. The one caught in the surf hit on cut mullet chunks. We do have peanut bunker heavy in the inland bays so it would not surprise me to find some redfish (red drum) moving around the inland bays following peanut bunker schools. If you know what to look for you might even find them “tailing” in the flats near the grassy marshes looking for clams. Delaware’s creel limit on red drum is 20 to 27 inches and a daily limit of five fish.