THE STAFF OF BILLS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> Lewes, Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier CLOSED
Immediate closure is for safety reasons
Written by: Mari Lou 2014/10/27 2:30 PM
The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier has been closed for safety reasons. The immediate closure was ordered today after a recent structural analysis report found the pier needed significant repairs in order for it to be used by the public for fishing and other activities. The all-wood pier was built during World War II by the US Army as a mining wharf. While the pilings have been rehabbed several times since 2007, they are rapidly deteriorating with 25 in need of immediate replacement around 125 that will also need replacing along with extensive decking and superstructure replacement.
>> Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament is in full swing. There is still time to sign up. Sign-ups will close on the 31st. Go to Billsportshop.com and click on the links to get all the details and to sign up!
There are links on our web site, and our facebook page, for all of the information regarding the Striper Tournament. There is also a link on both pages for our customers to sign up. They will need to print that page, bring it in or fax it to 302-644-7090.
Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament payout:
1st place is $1500.00
2nd place is $1000.00
3rd place is $500.00
4th place is: $395.00 value: Citizen Eco Drive Mens Watch Donated by Holland Jewlers
Check out our facebook page for pictures of both of these items!
Weekly Heaviest Striper is worth $283.00 this week
Tog prizes right now are (and growing)
1st place $575.00
2nd place $345.00
3rd place $230.00
The $50.00 Calcutta is now worth $850.00 and growing, final amount will be known on 10/31!
The $100.00 Calcutta is now worth $700.00 and growing, final amount will be known on 10/31!
If you are in Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper tournament, you are automatically entered in the following:
Heaviest Flounder, Heaviest Bluefish and the Lightest Legal Striper each win a 1/2 day charter.
All ladies are automatically entered in the ladies division.
If you catch a striper, 5 lbs greater than the current State record, you will win a 21 ft., center console, Sea Skiff by Carolina Skiff, with a 115 HP Evinrude E-Tec engine on a LoadRite Elite trailer, worth over $25,000.00, donated by Short's Marine.
>> George wilder caught 2 tautog weighing 9.6# each and sent us his picture via email.
>> Walt Clark [email@example.com]Caught a dozen tautog with 4 keepers between 15 and 16 ½. Good eating this week.
>> Keeper tog are being caught at IRI on sand fleas and green crabs.
>> Chad Babka, Newark, DE, caught 3 tog from a kayak at the Inner Wall to 18, 3.14#.
>> Skip Jessup weighed in a tournament tog. This fish weighed in at 5.15#, 20 long.
>> Teresa Laskowski, Millsboro, weighed in a 17, 1.30# flounder.
>> Whitey stopped in to say he had 3 keeper flounder and 3 throw back shorts at O.C.
>> Dave Lynam and Alejandro Cornejo Rehoboth and Lewes weighed in a tog at 4.5# and 3 sheepshead up to 6.9#.
>> Bob Watson, AKA Bucktail Bob, caught a tournament striper weighing 9.553 measuring 29.
>> Mark Couchman weighed in another tournament tog at 6.90#, 22.
>> Paul Dougherty, Long Neck, caught a tournament striper weighing 18.30#, 35.
>> Jeremy Kohl, Ocean View, weighed in a tournament flounder at 1.70#, 16.
>> Mark Couchman brought a 17, 3.95# tog to the scales which landed in 6th place.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: Water temp is 64. Tautog are picking up. Sea bass fishing offshore is good. Stripers are picking up at the Bridges and Inlets. Some flounder still about...
Surf's been rough but there's snapper blues when anglers can hold bottom.
>> WHITE CLAY CREEK (Oct. 16, 2014) The Fisheries Section of the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that White Clay Creek has received its annual fall stocking of trout.
>> The recreational black sea bass season has reopened and will remain open until the end of the year.
>> There are links on our web site, and our facebook page, for all of the information regarding the Striper Tournament. There is also a link on both pages for our customers to sign up. They will need to print that page and bring it in or fax it to 302-644-7090
HOURS OCTOBER 29, 2014 Call 302 645 7654 Well leave the bait out for you!
Sun. 5 AM to 6 PM
Mon. thru Thurs. 6 AM to 7 PM
Fri. 6 AM to 9 PM
Sat.-5 AM to 9 PM
More Tournament News:
This year's Top Female Angler Prize!!! Gold Striper w/Sapphire Eye on a Gold Rope Chain....Retail Value of.......$1699.00!!! Donated by Holland Jewelers!
Charters are donated by:
Capt Kristen of Daddy'$ Money
Capt. Paul Henninger of Amethyst Charters
Capt. Chuck Cook of First Light Charters
Capt. Rodney Myers of Last $$ Charters
Capt. Barry Matson of Gummy Bear Charters
Capt. Aaron Hurd of Gale Force Charters Lightest Legal Striper
Capt. Bob of Lady GoDiver Charters Heaviest Bluefish
Capt. Rodney Jones of Fish Whisperer Charters Heaviest Flounder
Capt. Brian Wazlavek of Lil Angler II Top Female Angler
Wild Card Prizes:
$500.00 by Bill's Sport Shop
$300.00 Gift Certificate by Portraits in the Sand
5 cu ft chest freezer by Millman's Appliances
Full day fishing Kayak for 2 by Delaware Paddlesports