THE STAFF OF BILLíS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
A new order of White Marlin T's is due in today. If we were out of your size, please check back. This has been a great crabbing year and we have plenty of crabbing supplies in stock. There is plenty of time to enjoy a crab fest so check out the various traps, nets, tongs, drop lines and replacement parts for your pots including turtle excluders.
--Frank, Frank,Jr, Ed and Mike Bailor and Don Welsh went out on the "Marlin Magic" and caught 14 dolphin 27"-44" on ballyhoo in the Washington Canyon.
--According to Bobby at the Pier, spot and croaker are being caught in good numbers on bloods and fishbites. He also said people are catching slot stripers and flounder.
--The IRI is producing lots of short flounder tossing minnows, Gulp and shiners.
--Surf fishermen report sharks and skates hitting the beach and biting on fresh mullet and fresh bunker. Some kingfish also are being caught in the mix on fishbite bloodworms and real bloodworms.
--Bob Adams and Tom Bailor caught their 2 bushel limit of blue crabs near Gull Point using a trot line with chicken necks.
--Nick Wiest, of Philadelphia, boated a citation 8.61 lb. flounder drifting the IRI using chartreuse Gulp.
--Heard from Rick of Ricks Bait and Tackle in Long Neck: "Weighed in a 12 lb, 11 oz flattie caught in IRI by Lisa Koshinskie of Coal Township in Pa. while aboard the "Aquaholic" with Capt Bill Koshinskie at the helm."
--Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle reports a keeper striper was caught in the surf in OC along with sharks, kingfish, spot and croaker. Anglers are doubling up their minnow and shiner baits with Gulp to attract the bigger flounder. Some really big bluefish hit the Rt. 50 Bridge at night and early morning on Gotcha Plugs. Offshore, sharks, tuna, marlin and a good amount of dolphin are being caught. Triggerfish and tog are being taken from the inlets. Seabass fishing is spotty.
--Captain Carey Evans of "Grizzly Sportfishing" emailed us with news of his charters. He informed us that croakers showed up and triggerfish have finally made a showing. Some nice flounder were harvested along with plenty of throw backs.
Clarifications on the Striper Slot Regulations
Any striped bass less than or greater than the slot size of 20" to 26" total length, must be released during the special season of July 1 through August 31 within the specified area. The 28" minimum size is in effect during all other months.
Paddlin' for the Bays
"Paddlin' for the Bays", sponsored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, The Bayfront at Rehoboth Community and Quest Fitness in Lewes. It will be held Sat., Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all ages and will feature kayak poker paddle and cook-out to raise funds for habitat restoration. It will be held bayfront at Rehoboth community on Camp Arrowhead Rd. For more information, please contact Eric Buehl at 302-226-8105.
White Marlin Open
New departure inlets for 2010! Boats participating in the 2010 White Marlin Open may leave from ANY INLET BETWEEN RUDEE INLET VIRGINIA and BARNEGAT INLET NEW JERSEY. All fish must be weighed at the official scale at Harbor Island Marina in Ocean City, MD., Aug 2-6- Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Fish any 3 days-Weigh-in 4:00 PM Ė 9:15 PM,
Harbor Island Marina.
The 19th edition of the Mid-Atlantic, $500,000 Tournament, will be held the week of August 15-20 at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May. The tournamentís signature port, and the Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, are the eventís only official satellite port.
July 1 - Tautog season opened - 14", 10 fish per angler per day
July 1 - Aug. 31 - Striper slot fishing - DE Bay and Tributaries - 2 fish, 20" to 26", per day per angler
Aug. 2-6 - White Marlin Open
Aug. 15 - 20 Mid-Atlantic Tournament
Aug. 21 - Paddlin' for the Bays
Oct. 9 - 10 DMS Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
***** SUMMER HOURS *****
Mon. thru Thurs. 5:00a.m. - 9:p.m.
Fri. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sat. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sun. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.