Friday, June 30, 2017
Rare Whale Shark Sighting A Thrill On Overnight Fishing Trip
OCEAN CITY – Patrons and crew members on an overnight fishing charter received a surprise visit from a whale shark this week while off the coast of Ocean City.
Steve Moore, a full-time captain with Stalker Sportfishing Charters, said the encounter took place early Tuesday morning.
He explained that five individuals and the three-man crew were on the charter boat Stalker for an overnight fishing trip 68 miles off the shore of Ocean City, beyond the Washington Canyon, when they first spotted the whale shark.
Having little luck on the fishing lines, Moore said he decided to lie down while his mate, Cory Lednum, kept watch at the back of the boat.
at 6/30/2017 04:30:00 PM