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18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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Striper bite is still pretty good at night at Indian River Inlet on eels and sand fleas, both available here at Bill's Sport Shop. Also don't forget that the slot season is in effect in the Delaware Bay and it's Tributaties where you can kepp 2 fish between 20 and 25 inches.
>> Bill Weiss, Bill's Sport Shop. sent us this email: "Went to Savage Ditch this morning for a couple of hours of relaxed fishing.. put out two rods with t and b rigs started about 8:30...whole mullet rig on one few minutes later rod started to twitch .blue up in the suds and threw the hook..Rebait both poles t and b had a nice hit started to reel in and the other pole went off ... bent the rod holder at a 45 and was in danger of losing the outfit.grabed that before it flew out of the holder whole mullet rig was taking line and im trying to reel both in haha finally got the t and b in the suds with a nice king on it and the other rod was singing the king threw the hook and concentrated on the other got it in the wash a nice 4-5ft black tip before the swivel broke..set up again-whole mullet rig went down..another black tip sredded the wire leader and got off.put both back out a whole mullet rig and a #6 t and b the t and b was twitching came back with the pole and a 7 foot black tip cleared the water.taking line not up and down the beach but straight out..ran out of braid at 150 yards park ranger came by to watch as we were stalemated at this point a good 10 -15 minutes into it.kept taking mono backing out more than I could get back after a good 30 minute battle it headed out to sea with my line singing my thumb on the spool to help slow it down...
>> Complete Charter boat reports and pictures can be found on facebook.
>> Fish Whisperer Charters posted on facebook: "These pics are from our trip today. We teamed up with Delaware Paddle Sports and took some kayakers out to the deep chunking for tuna.they caught five yellowfin tuna five skip jacks and a nice mahi!! Fish on...Chris Erby wrote about this trip: "Hey everyone I appreciate the texts and iMessages about the trips. We had an absolute fantastic time on the kayak tuna trip aboard 'Fish Whisper Charters' the 'Wreckaholic'. It was epic. Thanks to all that came out today...I will be in touch soon...." Go to Bill's Sport Shop's facebook page for more pictures and videos from this epic Kayak trip! The rest of the week 'Fish Whisperer' reports blues while trolling spoons, 14 flounder and two bass with the West Group and more flounder and some throwbacks and sea bass to wrap up the week.
>> Bob Geary of Bill's Sport Shop sent this report in: "Caught this 20" flounder while fishing with my wife at the IRI. We caught eight flounder, all on Gulp and minnows. Only the one keeper but lots of action."
>> Mike DeBlasis and Wes Hobbs of Bill's Sport Shop went to the 19 fathom lumps on Thursday and came back with 2 bull dolphin in the 25# range.
>> Bill Gregg, Wimington, caught golden tile in the Balltimore Canyon using squid. The largest weighed 28.70# and measured 36". He was fishing on the 'Dana Lynne' out of South Shore Marina.
>> Frank Tucker shared this report: "Bill Tucker & I got 7 at site 10 & DB buoy today...":
> >From Bob Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, "OC Inlet water temp. 78, DE buoy 77 degrees. Croakers are biting at the Route 90 Bridge. Grab some top and bottom rigs with size 4 to size 2 hooks, a tub of shrimp, a dozen bloodworms and a box of squid and take your kids croaker fishing... sounds like the flounder bite is very good out on the offshore wrecks and reefs. Offshore flounder fishermen are encountering schools of dolphin fish (Mahi) sometimes following up a hooked flounder. Have a rod ready to pitch a chunk of cut bait or squid to the schools of dolphin. Flounder fishing has slowed down in the shallow waters of our Coastal Bays. The deeper edges of the East Channel, and the Thorofare are producing a few keeper flatties. Also, some keeper flounder are being caught from the bulkhead between 2nd and 4th street. Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet continues to be the hot bait For catching keeper flounder. Try fishing a double rig with a 5" Gulp on the top hook and a 4" Gulp on the bottom hook. Anglers fishing at night from the north Jetty down to the Oceanic Motel are catching a few keeper stripers casting bucktails, swim shads and drifting live eels. Surfcasters are catching kingfish on bloodworms, finger mullet fillets and Fishbite bloodworms. Surf fishermen fishing late afternoon and evenings are catching sharks on mackeral and bunker chunks. Delaware tautog season reopens on Friday July 17. 15" minimum size 5 fish per day.
>> 'Captain's Lady Charters' wrote on facebook: Congrats to Gary on the pool winner and to Tom another pool winne for flounder trip.
>> Mason Benner, McAlisterville, PA fished Site 10 and pulled in a 26" flounder on Gulp and bucktail.
>> Terry Murray of 'Reel Attitude Sportfishing' posted on facebook: The HUK Big Fish Classic Tournament was a Blast with Jim Bunting. We fished hard. Crew made up our minds we were only going Big for Big Eyes & Swords. Never got our Big Eye Bite. We fished up North. It was Dead, Too Many boats. We had all the whales you ever wanted & Bait... Caught Gaffer Mahi-Mahi's & We Had Fun. Congratulations to Non-Typical on their great trip with Capt. Terry Layton & Will Savage. Congratulations to Capt. Rob Skillman on Moore Bills a great white Marlin day yesterday..And a group from New Jersey 18 bonita, bluefish gaffer mahi -
>> Captain Aaron Hurd, 'Gale Force Chartes' wa able to get his grandsons Aaron and Abram out fishing this weekend for bluefish. Video on Bill's Sport Shop facebook page.
His charters this week included trolling for limits of bluefish, a spanish mackerel, flounder, croaker, rockfish up to 27" .
>> Mark Speak went to the Shears and caught 3 keeper flounder and bluefish on minnows and squid.
The 42nd annual White Marlin Open will take place from August 3rd-7th, 2015. Hundreds of anglers from all over the globe will cast lines as they compete for the chance to catch record-breaking fish and gain a share of the millions of dollars in prize money. Last year, the prizes totaled over $2.77 million, and the 2015 prize pool is expected to be even bigger.
The participants and spectators are in for 5 days of fishing, weighing, and suspense. Each day starts as early as 4:00 am with the boats heading out to sea and ends as late as 3:30 pm, when every boat must stop fishing unless a fish is still on the line. The weigh-ins are held at Harbor Island on 14th street from 4:00-9:15 pm. Spectators can feel the suspense with every time the scale tips. Every ounce counts in determining who gets the fortune.
The weigh-ins are free, so don’t miss the excitement. Parking is available at The Presbyterian Church on 14th Street and at Holy Savior Church on 17th Street. A shuttle service is also available from the Convention Center lot. If you can’t make the weigh-ins, you can always check out the leaderboard or watch live feed on the Marlin Cam at whitemarlinopen.com.
>> BLADES (July 15, 2015) – The Second Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta – presented by the Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program, the Town of Blades and the Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron – will cast off on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market Street, Blades, DE 19973. Sign-in and registration begin at noon, with initial aesthetic judging at 1 p.m. and races starting at 2 p.m.The Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to anyone who can build a boat from recycled cardboard and paddle it approximately 200 yards to the regatta finish line. spectators will be asked to pick a “People’s Choice” award winner, while a special “Titanic Award” will be given for the best and “Most Dramatic Sinking!”
Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 5 - 9 Sun. 5 to 7