THE STAFF OF BILLíS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
White marlin T's are going fast. We have a variety of colors and sizes. Due to many requests, we have just received a shipment of Crowder fishing rods. These rods are popular in Florida and have a lifetime warranty.
--Joshua Greenberg, age 13, and Jake Franklin, age 8, from Richmond, VA went to the Pier again on Wednesday and kept 25 croaker and another 9 spot. Bloodworm and squid combo proved to be their lucky bait on both trips last week.
--Jim Jones fished at Massey's Canyon and caught a 33" bluefin tuna along with an 18 lb gaffer dolphin and also a peanut dolphin.
--Al Boyd nailed 2 keeper flounder at the IRI tossing squid and minnows.
--Bull minnows were the bait of choice for John Focht who managed 2 flounder up to 21" while drifting in his boat "Sea Legs" at Massey's Ditch.
--Dave Major, Skip Moseij, Joe Brotman and Capt Kenny G on the "Just Right 4" caught 6 dolphin, 12-17 lbs trolling naked bally at the Elephant Truck.
--Bob Adams of Bill's Sport Shop and Jim Schafer on the "Abigale" caught dolphin including a 19.8 lb citation, trolling cedar plugs and bally at the Teacup.
--Tom Moran fished on the "Reel Life" with Joe and trolled the Tea Cup with ballyhoo picking up a 29.5 lb dolphin along with 2 smaller ones.
--Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle reports flounder being caught on a jig head with Gulp Swimming Mullet at the 9th Street Pier.
--H.D. Parsons on the "Thelma Dale" out of Lewes, reports that flounder fishing is good at the 14' Light. H.D. also let us know that croaker have shown up in the Shears.
-Capt. Carey Evans of the "Grizzly Sportfishing" sent us an email: "The July 1st tog opening once again did not let us down. Flounder fishing is still good, at least with numbers of fish daily. The yellowfin tuna fishing has shown some great results for those trolling in the canyons. With any luck, we will have some great tuna chunking this fall again. Triggerfish and croaker action are both slower than usual but this should pick up."
Bill's Sport Shop received the 2010 "Best of Lewes Award" in the Bait & Tackle category by the U.S. Commerce Association. (USCA).
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.
We now have a link on our home page to access a FREE Google Earth file to get real-time sea surface temperatures on the east coast. This file is produced through a partnership between Rutgers University and the University of Delaware.
There are no retention limits for Atlantic sailfish, blue marlin and white marlin, but the NOAA Fisheries encourages recreational anglers to release all billfish alive. The minimum sizes for billfish are as follows: Blue Marlin: 99 inches lower jaw fork length; White Marlin: 66 inches lower jaw fork length; Sailfish: 63 inches lower jaw fork length; Spearfish: Retention prohibited. Lower jaw fork length is a straight line measurement from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the caudal fin. The recreational limit on sharks is 1 shark per vessel per trip with a minimum size of 54 inches fork length; plus on Atlantic sharpnose shark per person per trip (no minimum size); plus 1 bonnethead shark per person per trip (no minimum size). None of these fish may be sold. Swordfish and billfish landed must be reported. For swordfish and billfish reporting, call 800-894-5528. For NC and MD landings call 410-213-1531 or 800-338-7804 respectively.
July 1 - Tautog season opened - 14", 10 fish per angler per day
July 1 - Aug. 31 - Striper slot fishing - DE Bay and Tributaries - 20" to 26" per day per angler
Aug. 2-6 - White Marlin Open
Aug. 15 - 20 Mid-Atlantic Tournament
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.