Check Out This Moonfish (Opah) Caught Off The Coast Of Ocean City

Outdoors — November 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm by

This past Sunday, Captain Austin Ensor, James Doerzbach, Brian Stewart, and Tommy Clark caught a 105.4 pound opah off the Ocean City, MD coast. After an hour and a half battle, they finally reeled it in, potentially making this Ocean City’s first recorded catch using a rod and reel.

FishinOC Opah are usually caught in tropical waters and most people that have even heard of the fish believe that they are only caught on the west coast and in places like Hawaii.  Rightly so.  Rumor has it that there may have been one caught by a commercial boat in the near Atlantic in the past, but this is definitely the first ever caught out of Ocean City on rod and reel.  Cool fact about the opah, they are the first known warm blooded fish in all of the world’s oceans. And now to the report.  Captain Austin, James Doerzbach, Brian Stewart and Tommy Clark fished the Poor Man’s Canyon today and caught an 80 to 100 pound swordfish and this absolutely beautiful 105.4 pound opah.  The opah ate a bonita strip bait while it was on it’s way to the bottom in search of another sword.  Captain Austin reported water temperature of 59 degrees.

Nice catch, fellas!

OCMD OPAH! #hukperformancefishing #whatatimetobealive #fishinoc #primarysearch #gangefficiency photo credit @bigwidge

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