THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> Military Appreciation Day committee is still in need of volunteers with boats to take active military members for a day of fishing on Oct. 10.
Other committees also could use some help. Please call Bill, Jr. at 645-7654.
>> We heard reports of big blues at IRI on the outgoing tide, but no confimation. So, I decided after work to jump in my truck and head down the Inlet. I found 5 guys fishing the north side, 3 of them were in the store earlier in the day. Only one guy was able to confirm that a bluefish was caught, and he stated that it was in the 10# range.
>> Blues: in the Inlet, at the Pier, and also from the beach.
>> Black drum are being caught from the beach, the Pier, the Inlet, and Masseys. As a reminder, you can only keep 3 black drum at 16" or greater.
>> Flounder: Starting to move out to the deeper waters, according to the Head Boats, they are not in the same place 2 days in a row, you have to go looking for them. A little bit tougher at the Pier, due to the new pilings, once they get some growth on them, we will see a lot more bait fish, which will bring in the flounder.
>> Sea Bass: As a reminder, sea bass will be open through Friday the 18th, closed on Sat, the 19th and reopens on Oct 18th.
>> Mahi: Still being caught in good numbers, when the boats can get out.
> Tog: reopens on Tuesday the 29th
>> Frank Tucker did it again! He took Doug Young Sr. with him and caught some reel nice doormats up to 7#, 4oz.
>> Bob Marcotte and Bobby Jr went crabbing and picked up a bushel of crabs. It looked like a great dinner!
>> Bill and family had a great 81st birthday celebration aboard the 'Grizzly' today catching flounder, sea bass and a ton of croaker! Capt. Carey will always put you on the fish.
>> Dave and Alex fished with 'Gale Force Charters' and caught a 3 man limit of flounder with a 22 and 23 being the biggest fish. We got lucky because our fish were biting even though the baits were presenting in the wrong direction.
>> 'Delaware Jet Ski Fishing Group' posted: Lightship fishing trip planned for this Sunday. The more the merrier. All day trip - RSVP and we will get a meeting spot/time locked in.
>> Tim Gola Jr went with Dimitri yesterday,and after a late start (blown Tire), they headed out to the 'Poorman's Canyon' and trolled up several mahi, and even had a white marlin come up in the spread, but didn't take the bait.
>> Frank Tucker did it again today. He took Doug Young Sr. and caught our limit of flounder at our good ole honey hole out of Indian River!! 17-22".
>> Steve Williams was fishing the inlet and caught several resident sripers, quite a few bluefish and 3 keeper flounder, and dropped some fillets off to his favorite Bait shop!
>> Tina Stirparo and Mariah Warrington stopped in the store and bought a new pole and bait and hit the beach hoping for their first catch ever......and wow, did they catch! At least 4 black puppy drum on fishbites. That rod is now her "lucky" pink pole!
>> Complete Charter boat reports and pictures can be found on facebook.
>> 'Gale Force Charters' took Amy, Nick, Kevin, and Bryan for sharks. Started with a small sandbar, then a nice dusky, and finished with a large foul hooked sand tiger or stingray that came loose as it came almost to the surface after a slow extended fight.
>> 'Gale Force Charters' took out Rocky Beyer's crew catching 3 blues, one schoolie rock, a 4' sandbar, a 3.7# flounder, and a bunch of short seabass at the inlet.
'Gale Force Charters' posted: Kathryn, Lauren, and Mariel's dads brought them fishing at the inlet. The group live lined spot and caught about 30 blues and rockfish. The biggest rock was 26". On another trip, they took Steve, Kathy, Maren, and Steve for a half day trip. They finished with a catch of 15 keeper flounder.
>> Captain Scotty called Bill's Sport Shop this morning. The 3 days that he was able to get out this week provided some excellent catching...he told me that Bob "Smelts" Murphy was high hook with 7 keeper size flounder, releasing 3 of them, to keep his limit of 4 flounder up to 4 1/2#, with lots of guys at 3 out of the 4 you are allowed to keep.
On another 1/2 day trip where once again the fishing was excellent, so good that he stayed an extra hour so guys could keep catching. The same was said of Tuesday's 1/2 day trip. A couple of limits with some 3 for 4.
>> Capt. Brian of 'Delaware Family Fishing/Lil Angler II' took a crew from the Delaware National Guard and had a great day catching flounder' He says the fish are still here! The largest was 6.02#. Hope they join us for Military Appreciation Day!
>> Captain Brian of 'Delaware Family Fishing/Lil Angler II' texted these pics Caden Stoner with a 7.01# flounder from B Buoy. They also picked up a half dozen sea bass.
>> Capt Brian can put you on the fish! Here is his Thursday crew with a 6 man limit (24 fish) of flounder and 3 mahi. The largest flounder was 6.3# and the largest mahi weighed in at 19.6#.
>> Capt Brian of 'Delaware Family Fishing/Lil Angler II' put Clay Dankewich on a 19.6# mahi! WTG Capt!
>> This proves my statement that the ladies always out fish the guys! Jeff Craig took Adriana Barreiro offshore and caught a mahi! She always catches the fish!
>> The Jeff Allnutt crew took a trip on 'The Wreckaholic' and put seven keeper flounder in the box, with 3 over 20".
>> 'Fish Whisperer Charters': Trader funeral home with their limit and one for the mate today on 'The Wreckaholic'! Was losing some fish and went to Bills Sport Shop and they told me to try some tro kar hooks. The sharpest on the planet. We noticed a big difference!
>> 'Captain's Lady Charters' added 2 new photos. "Another good day today this is part of the catch. Kept a flounder got into some nice blues limited out on trout and got some nice kingfish."
>> Rodney Meyers ,Last $ Charters, had Steve Sealund and family fishing with us today. It was a tough day for a half day trip. We had fog so we did not fish the shipping channel area. .03 knot drift. We hit two spots. Must have caught 20-15" flounder and got 3 keepers. One was a 4 or 5 pounder. 1 keeper sea trout. Have not seen one of them in years. Some croaker and one blue fish. Caught fish the whole time, just not a lot of keepers."
>> 'Grizzly Sportfishing': "Conditions finally got right again today and Cole Ferris and freinds put together this nice catch of 18 flounder and 4 seabass.
>> 'Bill$ 4 Bills Sportfishing': "One heck of an over night trip, 3 big eye 35 mahi 36 sea bass amd a bunch of tiles. Tons of fish around!
>> All pictures are available on WGMD and Bill's Sport Shop facebook pages!
>> We need one of those new gadgets designed by the police to track vehicles! Frank Tucker did it again, but only 5 today! 17&1/2-18&3/4".
>> Please be careful on the road this weekend, going to be a lot of motorcycles on the road. Look over your shoulder twice before changing lanes!
>> There are 84 spaces for troops, 31 troops signed up (43).
>> Next weekend is Old Inlet's Fall Clasic. Sept 19th and 20th.
>> Tog is closed. Sea Bass - 15 fish @ 12.5" through 9/18, reopens 10/18 through end of the year.
Hours - Mon. thru Thurs: 6 - 8 Fri:.: 6 - 9
Sat. 5 - 9 Sun: 5 - 7.