MAY 30, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: Catching Fine - A New Reef - More Reef To Come

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MAY 30, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: Catching Fine - A New Reef - More Reef To Come

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 am

The latest from Captain Monty Hawkins, owner and operator of the fv MORNING STAR out of OCEAN CITY, MD.

Fish Report 5/29/18

Catching Fine - A New Reef - More Reef To Come

Have Opened Reservations Through July 14th. Many stern spots are still open..


Sailing Daily For Sea Bass - Weather Permitting (Sakes!) - Saturday's 6:30 to 3:30 - $125.00 –Otherwise 7 to 3 at $110.00..Fishing's been kind. Some have a limit of sea bass most everyday. Have lots of spots open..

Reservations Required at 410 520 2076 - LEAVE YOUR BEST POSSIBLE CONTACT NUMBER - Weather Cancelations Are Common - I Make Every Attempt To Let Clients Sleep In If The Weather's Not Going Our Way..

Be a half hour early! We always leave early! ..except when someone shows up right on time. Clients arriving late will see the west end of an east bound boat. With a limited number of reserved spots, I do not refund because you over-slept or had a flat..

Bonine Is Cheap Insurance! "Natural Dramamine" Does NOT Work! It's Simple To Prevent Motion Sickness, Difficult To Cure. If You Suffer Mal-de-Mer In A Car You Should Experiment On Shorter Half-Day Trips First..

Bring A Cooler With Ice For Your Fish – A 48 Quart Is Fine For A Few People. No Galley! BYO Sandwiches & Soft Drinks. A few beers in cans is fine. (bottles break at bad times)

If You Won't Measure & Count Your Fish The State Will Provide A Man With A Gun To Do It For You. We Measure & Count — ALWAYS — No Exceptions!

We're Nowhere Near Reef Building's True Potential.

If you have a few blocks in the backyard taking up space and just making snake reef, bring em. We'll toss em overboard with the rest.

20,906 Reef Blocks deployed at numerous sites..

- TNC's Restoration Reef 278

- Doug Ake's Reef 3,447

- St. Ann's 2,022

- Al Giles/OC RUST Reef 1,601

- Eagle Scout Reef 970

- Sue's Block Drop 593 -

- Nichols' Concrete 1170

- Capt. Bob's Inshore Block Drop 813

- Benelli Reef 418

- Capt. Bob's BG Reef 902

- Wolf & Daughters Reef 458

Recent Blocks Supplied By

Frank Graziano -- Thank You!

Have a line on 4 or 5 tractor trailer loads of unwanted block. Will see how that goes!

Greetings All,

Have a few aboard with limits of sea bass most every trip. Though the weather has not been kind, fishing has. Seems like fishing ought to hold a while more.

Thursday's rail is especially light though the weather looks great; Friday has room, Saturday too. Saturday afternoon it looks like a classic NE'ster sets in. That may actually help in the long run, but certainly not for the immediate future -- looks like a big wind. Fish usually bite before a blow.

The Ocean City Reef Foundation sank a 60 foot steel barge at the Bass Grounds Reef Friday evening 5/25/18. It joins the Capt. Bob Gowar Memorial Reef Group. .

I anticipate it will become a very toggy/coraly place.

Have two more barges in the pipeline for this year,

Plus one of our largest reef projects ever; the Bass Grounds Reef Restoration boulder reef. The next barge we sink will be what I anticipate will become one of our finest sets -- Jack Kaeufer's Memorial Reef. His memory demands it..

Year by year, projects add up. We're going to leave more coral than we found - time to Put Back.


The Ocean City Reef Foundation is a nonprofit organization - 501c3 - We build reef


Capt. Monty Hawkins
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