The Mako Mania is a mako shark tournament with added entry levels for bluefish and thresher shark. This tournament is traditionally the start of the tournament season in Ocean City. Mako mania was started in 1996 by Captain Steve Harman and continues to grow every year. The Mako Mania is unique in that boats of all sizes can compete with decent weather. Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bahia Marina from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm each fishing day. Stop by, have a beverage and something to eat at FishTales while watching the sharks come in to be weighed.
This year the Moore Bills will compete for both Shark and Blues.
Usually not the word you want to see in the same sentence but the Moore Bills its a good thing!!! June 1st the Moore Bills creaw and Junior anglers were hard at work pulling on 14 Blue sharks and one Mako!!
4th Annual Ocean City Marlin Club Blue fish Tournament
May 25-26, 2013 Ocean City Marlin Club *410.213.1613
17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Mako Mania
June 7-9, 2013 * Bahia Marina * 410.289.7473
55th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin
June 10-15-16, 2013 * Morehead City, NC * 252.247.3575
33rd Annual Ocean City Shark Tournament
June 13-15, 2013 * O.C. Fishing Center * 410.213.2442 or 410.213.1121
34th Annual Marlin Club Small Boat Tournament
June 22-23, 2013 * Ocean City Marlin Club * 410.213.1613
24th Annual MSSA Tuna-Ment
June 21-23, 2013 * Weigh-in at Sunset Marina * 410.255.5535
31st Annual Marlin Club Canyon Kick-Off
July 5-7, 2013 * Ocean City Marlin Club * 410.213.1613
The crew and family remembers and celebrates the life of fellow friend and fisherman Frank Edwards. We will move forward with Franks enthusiasm and joy for the sport and think of him often on those days that would make hime proud.
Bluefin and shark are here!! Book today and get a jump on the season!
FRIDAY, May 17, 2013
Aaron McAdoo reeled in a 39.5 lb. bluefin tuna while fishing in 66-degree water in 360 fathoms outside the Baltimore Canyon.
Charter boat, "Restless Lady" ventured out to the Baltimore Canyon where anglers released 20 blue sharks.
Reports came in about anglers seeing mako sharks jumping on the backside of the Fingers. They also said they were covered up with bluefish.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is taking two actions regarding the recreational Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery:
(1) closure of the southern area trophy BFT fishery (73" or greater) effective 11:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, April 4, through the remainder of 2013; and
(2) adjustment of the daily retention limit that applies to the HMS Charter/Headboat category (when fishing recreationally), effective April 4, 2013, from 1 fish measuring 27 to <73" to 1 school BFT (27 to <47”) and 1 large school/small medium BFT (47 to <73”) per vessel.
The recreational daily retention limit that applies to HMS Angling category vessels remains at the default level of 1 school, large school, or small medium BFT (27 to <73”) per vessel.
For more information, please see the attached notice or go to the HMS
Division website at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/breaking_news.htm
Seven of the largest Mahi-Mahi Ever Caught & Approved as All-Tackle World Records
by Glenn Cameron Jr
Wishing everyone an incredible holiday season and a happy new year. Enjoy this fun trip 1 mile off the coast of Ocean City Maryland with the Moore Bills family and friends. The Striper are finally here. Book your trip any time and stock the fridge with the striped bass you have been waiting for all season!!!
Jeff Merrill called Tuesday the best bigeye tuna day in the 21-year history of the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Tournament. The Canyon Runner from Point Pleasant, fresh off a big money second place tuna performance in the White Marlin Open at Ocean City, Md. did it again with bigeyes as they weighed two of 162 and 181 pounds -- good enough to win the tuna division some years, but not enough to even get in the money this time.
Reel Chaos boated bigeyes of 144 and 233 pounds, with the latter taking over first that could be worth $182,346 if it stands up. Barry Wishnak's Miss Annie moved into second with a 224-pound bigeye. Walt Harmstead's Tra Sea Ann from Brielle stands third in tuna with a 213-pounder, and also boated others of 155 and 195 pounds.
The biggest money goes to white marlin, and the top three spots already have leaders. Reelentless brought a 79-pound white into the satelitte port of Ocean City Md. to take the lead for $766,733. Lighten Up returned to the same port with a 70-pounder that could be worth $239,193 for second. Motivation sailed out of Cape May for their 67-pound white that sits in third and could be worth $190,213.
No blue marlin or wahoo were weighed, but Moore Bills took a big lead in dolphin with a 43-pounder.
The 39th Annual White Marlin Open has come to a close with William Woody on the "Blew Bayou" taking home
$1.4 MILLION in prize money for his 72 pound white marlin!
Picking up several White marlin in the past 2 days the Moore Bills will fish again tomorrow for a chance to take home a piece of the $2,307,000.
Day 2 of the White Marlin the fleet was numbered at 243! Check out the live camera to see the action at home starting at 4:00pm.
White Marlin Open Live Feed
Day 2 Wrap Up
Tuesday was the first fishing day for 243 boats of the 253 registered boats competing for $2,300,000 in prize money. The first boats came with the 6:00pm bridge, and the Milling Around weighed a yellowfin tuna of 61 lbs. Next, the Stream Weaver weighed a 68.5 pound white marlin that was just 1 1/2 pounds under the 70 pound minimum.
The A-Lure made the 6:30 bridge and weighed a monster 202.5 lbs big eye tuna that jumped into first place worth over $300,000. Next, the Amarula Sun, (a 82' Viking big enough to block the sun) weighed a 66.5 pound wahoo good for first place. The top spot was short lived however as then the Canyon Runner arrived just after 7:00 pm with 2 fish that caused a swing of over $250,000 in prize money. The first, a 70.5 pound jumped to first and now holds $16,000. It was the second fish, a 236 pound big eye that electrified the crowd and gives angler Dave Dunton from Milford, OH a shot at over $324,000...
Moore Bills Sport Fishing is officially sponsored by Under Armor for the 2012 fishing tournaments starting with the White Marlin Open. Check out the new Moore Bills Under Armour Bling as they make it to the weigh in.
The 39th Annual White Marlin Open got underway officially this morning and this year's edition has seen a slight increase in boat participation, from 237 last year to 254 this year. Estimated total payout this year is $2.3 million. Today is expected to be an active day at the scales at event headquarters, Harbour Island Marina (pictured), as 10 boats ventured offshore early this morning to take advantage of favorable offshore fishing conditions. The Mooore Bills Layed low this morning looking forward to 3 in a row starting tomorrow!!
1st,2nd & 3rd in the Meat Division of the Heels & Reels Tourney!
After a great day on the water August 2nd Moore Bills has some lady lucy in the Heels and Reals tournament " 4th Annual OCMC Ladies Tournament " Enjoying a catch shot the ladies pose with reveal dolphin including a 32.6 pounder! Great job and good time had by all!!
A quick promo video for Ocean City Fishing Center entitled 'The Daily Catch #6 - 2012' featuring the 'Moore Bills' with the Harborside and Miller Lite Crew featuring an exciting offshore adventure...........produced for the Ocean City Fishing Center and Hooked On OC by unscene productions
Big Eye's on the rise 215-200lb. A constant catch of Big Eye Tuna in Ocean City, Maryland this month.. ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!
120lb Bluefin 1 of nine
1 White marlin release by Austin Moore
1st White Marlin of the year byJr angler
MSSA Rockfish Tournament
* Calcutta Money Winners
The Chesapeake Bay's Largest Fall Rockfish Tournament
Articals, Photos, and good time reports from the Moore Bills