A group of students from the Ocean City Intermediate School’s Fishing Club were guests of the Ocean City Fishing Club on Sunday morning (Oct. 6), spending two hours casting from the famed pier at 14th Street and the Boardwalk.
Accompanied by their faculty advisor, Nick Verducci, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at the school, the students were invited by past president Dan Michaels as part of a year-long series of events commemorating the club’s 100th anniversary.
The club’s major event is a first-ever, three-day fishing tournament October 17 to 19.
The youngsters used such baits as bloodworms, clam and mullet under the tutelage of Verducci and Michaels. One of the happiest anglers during the 8:30-10:30 am visit was Adriano “Juice” Modugno, 14, of Ocean City, who hauled in an 11 ¾-inch kingfish, which was returned to the water.
Verducci, who established the school’s fishing club eight years ago, said the students are planning a fishing trip later this month aboard the Duke O’ Fluke pontoon boat, captained by Brook Koeneke.