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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 3/7/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Our annual Flea Market will be held Saturday, April 6 on our parking lot at 5 AM. rain or shine. Many reps will be here from companies such as: Eagle Claw, Aquaclear, Maws Tails, Daiwa, Star Rods, Old Salt Offshore Gear, Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware, Delaware PaddleSports, Striper King Gear, YouSneadThisGear, Ellie’s Nautical Art, DSF. to answer questions and explain their products.

Come listen to Bill Colley and Judy Mangini from WGMD 92.7 broadcast live from Bill’s Sport Shop!

Coffee and breakfast items will be available from “Dogs R Us”

There is no charge to set up. Please use only one space so we can have enough room for customers and other anglers. It is not for dealers.

The on-air radio fishing report will resume April 1st at about 7:10 every day on WGMD,92.7FM.and can be accessed on our web site www.billssportshop.com. Also Bill has a sports talk and fishing show on Friday from 5PM to 6PM, Saturday 11AM to 12PM and Sunday 11AM to 12PM, call on air at 302-945-9292.

Check out our new face book page, and like us if you wish! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bills-Sport-Shop/205703639448049, or you can also access it through our homepage.


>> Frank Costanzo, Milton, caught a citation perch weighing in at 1.38#, and 14” long on minnows at Wagoman's Spillway.

>> Mike Maney, Lewes, went on the “Morning Star” this week and caught two tog at 13.2#, 27.25” and 14.85#, 28“.


DNREC to hold March 21 public hearing on proposed summer flounder regulation changes; public comment opened March 1

Option Minimum size Possession limit Closed season Harvest increase estimate

1 18.0 inches 4 fish Oct. 24-Dec. 31 0 (status quo)

2 17.5 inches 4 fish None 10.1 %

3 17.0 inches 4 fish None 40.1 %

4 16.5 inches 4 fish None 81.8 %

>> Sea Bass will open May 19th for the remainder of 2013 and it will be 12 1/2” and 25 per angler per day.

>> Tautog Regulations

April 1 through May 11 3 fish possession limit

May 12 through July 16 Closed season

July 17 through Aug. 31 5 fish possession limit

Sept. 1 through Sept. 28 Closed season

Sept. 29 through Dec. 31 5 fish possession limit

>> For more information on Delaware fishing regulations, please check the 2012 Delaware Fishing Guide, available online at "http://www.fw.delaware.gov/fisheries" and at fishing license agents throughout the state, or call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

>> The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2013 beachnesting season. For more information, the public can contact the Cape Henlopen State Park office at 302-645-8983.

>> A trout stamp is required to fish in Dover’s Tidbury Pond and Greenwood’s Newton Pond from the first Saturday in March through April 1, unless otherwise exempted by law.

Following the season opener, trout fishing at these ponds is permitted one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, unless otherwise restricted by area rules.

The daily possession limit is six trout.

>> For more information on Delaware fishing regulations, please check the 2013 Delaware Fishing Guide, available and online at "http://www.fw.delaware.gov/fisheries" and at fishing license agents throughout the state, or call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. >>DNREC has started a Delaware Bay Initiative and for the information on this click on this link: Delaware Bayshore initiative: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=d393a8c4-00b0-4bd1-8408-aae2c3ff754e"

>> Striper King Gear and Bill's Sport Shop have teamed up to Create Delaware's first "50 lb Club"! During the Months of March, April and May catch the FIRST 50 lb plus Striper, weigh it in at Bill's Sport Shop, and you will win a $250.00 cash prize and an "SKG 50 lb Club" soft shell jacket worth $150.00! (Only 1 prize awarded) You must be a follower on facebook of both Striper King Gear and Bill's Sport Shop to enter. Bill's Sport Shop is the ONLY official weigh-in station. The fish must be caught from either the surf or the rocks and must have a picture and witness. Who is ready to be crowned the first Striper King or Queen of Delaware??

*****Hours 3/7/13*****

Winter Hours - 9 - 5 - Mon. thru Sat.

9 - 3 - Sun.

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