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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 10/18/12




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Bill' Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament

It is only one day until the start of the striper tournament. Folks are running in to sign up as the deadline is fast approaching. We have some interesting things happening this year. Along with the weekly heaviest striper (thanks to Kris Battaglini, one of our tournament anglers, for the recommendation last year) we also have heaviest bluefish and lightest legal striper.

At least 23 door prizes will be given away every Friday at Irish Eyes! Over $20,000.00 in prizes and cash will be awarded during the course of the Tournament. Don't miss this opportunity!

A special thanks to Bryan Hecksher, Auto Gallery of Delaware, through Delaware-Surf-fishing.com for sweetening the pot by awarding a 2004 Toyota Rav4 Suv to the angler catching a new State record striper weighing a minimum of 56 lbs., 12 oz. The rules are on our web site.

Many thanks also to the many Captains, local businesses and venders who generously donated gifts and charters for door prizes and wild card prizes.

Please visit our web site if you missed anything.

Capt. Bill, Bill, Jr., Ellie and I will see you Friday night at Irish Eyes.

Fishing News

>> Surf fishermen are getting a mixed bag of fish including puppy drum, trout, flounder, kingfish and short stripers and small blue fish and small flounder on cut bait on the start of the incoming tide.

>> Indian River Inlet is producing an occasional striper but most are less than 28", a few flounder, tog in the rocks, lots of blues and spot.

>> Rehoboth bay and Masseys Landing are producing short striper, red drum sea bass, and tautog.

>> At Roosevelt Inlet, trout can be found along with a few flounder.

>> Delaware Bay at the Outerwall produced a state record trigger fish and mostly short tau tog., sheepshead and drum The north rips of the Outer Wall saw catches of 12- 14" blues on cut mullet.

>> Way off shore the white and blue marlin bite is still good along with yellowfin tuna.

>> Sea Bass and flounder are still hanging around the B Buoy and the Old Grounds’ areas and at Site 11.

>> Ray Hibbs, Longneck, caught a 19.5” black drum at Massey's Landing using a sand flea.

>> Richey Cease, Seaford, nailed a rainbow trout at Whites Clay Creek using power bait. >>D. Walker caught a 16” tautog at IRI.


>> Sea Bass closes 10-15-12 and reopens on 11-1-12

>> Flounder closes 10-24-12 through 12-31-12

>> Oct. 19 - Dec - 7 - Bill’s Sport Shop Striper Tournament

*****Hours 10/18/12*****Notice change in hours

Mon. – Thurs - 6 AM – 7 PM

Fri. - 6 AM – 10 PM

Sat., - 5 AM - 8 PM

Sun. - 5 AM - 5 - PM

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