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Hey guys - ill be in ocean city the last week of july. will there be anything worth bringing my heavers for in the surf around that time of the summer?

the past few years i have flounder fished but this year im toying with the ideas of bring my heavers for some evening action.

if there is fish to be caught, could you provide baits and what not?....

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The only thing you may need your heavers for are shark and huge rays. Bait would be bunker...or you could catch your bait...such as whiting, snapper blues, spot, and croaker. The big ones are fun to catch and end of July can be prime time charkin...good luck

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That is by far, my favorite time of year there.

Lots of good Sharkin'.

Bring bug spray, shade umbrella, lightweight long sleeve shirt and pants.

Sometimes bug spray won't keep the biting flies off, only recourse is long sleeve. This is mostly during a west wind.

But be prepared.

LOTS of cold drinking water, beer alone, just doesn't cut it.

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That is by far, my favorite time of year there.

Lots of good Sharkin'.

Bring bug spray, shade umbrella, lightweight long sleeve shirt and pants.

Sometimes bug spray won't keep the biting flies off, only recourse is long sleeve. This is mostly during a west wind.

But be prepared.

LOTS of cold drinking water, beer alone, just doesn't cut it.

thanks steve. we have them biting flies on the surf down here as well, they definently suck! is there any spots you would recommend to an out of towner looking to surf fish? the hotel we stay on is on 37th street i was just going to head out there in evenings and maybe a morning (if im not hungover) and fish the beach right in front of the hotel.

ive flounder fished before on the dock behind the skate park and ball fields (9th st i think?? or maybe 3rd...not sure) and have had good success, just looking to do something different this year. i have never fished the pier before, is pin rigging allowed there? and if i was to show up with all my gear would i be welcome on the end of the pier? the reason i ask, ive been to piers before that if you weren't part of the "click" at the end, you weren't welcome... id rather try my luck from the surf, but im willing to try whatever.

any more advise you guys can give would be great! Thanks again!

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there is a small park in w.oc s/s of 50 bridge(old shanty town). very little parking but a nice little beach to fish from

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I fish the <ACRONYM title="Ocean City">OC</ACRONYM> pier almost everynight in the summer. We bring rods from 7ft-13.3ft so they wont be surprised to see them. I usually use bunker from the pier and i have had success there... at that time in the year you can catch plenty of things from the pier including sharks,rays,kingfish(whiting),croaker,spot,some flounder and blues. Usually you will hook a fish or two. My dad and I are usually some of the only locals up there so getting a spot on the end isnt a problem usually. Gl with where ever you decide to go

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do you guys pin rig up there or is it mostly bottom fishing on the pier?

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do you guys pin rig up there or is it mostly bottom fishing on the pier?

Bottom fishing mostly with the occasional Gotcha for blues.

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Hey guys thanks for all the advice. Im driving up to OC tomorrow. It seems that everyone mostly likes to fish AI for sharks, so my next question is do you have to have drive on the beach to get to a fishing spot or is there a parking lot that i can park and try my luck from? i have a truck, but its not 4wd (dont ask). if any of you guys are out fishing one night next week, id be interested in comind down and meeting you and learning how you guys do it up there in maryland.

Im also hoping to get up with Sam and fish with him and his crew.

Let me know, other wise ill be fishing 37st area of OC in the evenings (since thats where im staying)

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You can go to the South Beach parking lot on the National Park side of AI there is a walk over right there and that can be an ok spot.

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It's not bad fishing at 37th street either, same ocean. :D

I just wouldn't try it during the day, far too crowded.

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I'd say right out front with some bloody meat early or late.

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Hey guys thanks for all the advice. Im driving up to <acronym title="Ocean City">OC</acronym> tomorrow. It seems that everyone mostly likes to fish <acronym title="Assateague Island">AI</acronym> for sharks, so my next question is do you have to have drive on the beach to get to a fishing spot or is there a parking lot that i can park and try my luck from? i have a truck, but its not 4wd (dont ask). if any of you guys are out fishing one night next week, id be interested in comind down and meeting you and learning how you guys do it up there in maryland.

Im also hoping to get up with Sam and fish with him and his crew.

Let me know, other wise ill be fishing 37st area of <acronym title="Ocean City">OC</acronym> in the evenings (since thats where im staying)

i am usually out mon thru wens drop me a pm and i can run ya down AI for some charkin.

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thanks guys for the input. Dave ill shoot you a message tonight once i get up that way.

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don't forget the 4th st bulkhead, I've had alot of action there, this time of year, late at night on an incomming tide:glasses2:

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The bride and I will be down tomorrow for the week. Planning to hit the surf can't say what days. We will be in the walk over area. I drive a Green Ford Ranger and have a one of a kind beach cart so if you see either stop by and say hey

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well guys those of you who said to try infront of the hotel were right. caught one spot last night behind the OC convention center and used him for bait. first chunk got chewed up, second one got eaten........56" sand bar shark (i believe its a sand bar, plz correct me if im wrong). biggest one yet!

went flounder fishing this morning behind the skate park with live spot i brought up from vabeach with me, and nadda. i hooked two tiny BSB using fish bites, and what i think was a big ray, but he won that fight.

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I won't give the answer away. :D

You can read about the differences in the Fish ID section in this forum.

But congrats!

Bet it was a nice fight.

Whadd'a ya think of beach sharkin' now? :eusa_dance:

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leaving in 6 hrs to head down to AI myself. Hope to run into some of you guys down there. If i dont good luck. maybe i will get lucky and run into dave chasing another huge sandtiger up the beach.

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Steve to answer your question, beach sharking is awesome!

Monday night i fished with Dave on <ACRONYM title="Assateague Island">AI</ACRONYM> and got into some spinners, tuesday night back on <ACRONYM title="Assateague Island">AI</ACRONYM> with Dave and Sam the man met us out there. Same got hooked up with a sand tiger and passed the rod to me and i got to bring in my first sand tiger at 69".

Dave later caught another sand tiger about the same size and Sam hooked a ray that was bigger then my truck hood i think, fought it for over an hour and it eventially broke the line.

Again thanks for all the advise on here and a special thanks to Dave and Sam for taking their time to teach me a few things!

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glad Sam and i could help, i had a good time. next time your up drop me a call.

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