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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 3/21/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Many reps will be at our Flea Market on Sat., April, 6. 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 will be in town to answer questions and explain their products. Only one space per angler! No dealers please.

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”

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.


>> Customer Joe caught 4 white perch at Prime Hook on nightcrawlers.


DNREC to hold public hearing tonight, Mar., 21, on proposed summer flounder regulation changes

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 %

The Hearing record on the proposed revisions to the tidal finfish regulations on Summer Flounder will be open to recieve public comments from Friday, March 1st through the close of business on Friday, April 5th. To submit written comments or request additional information about the proposed addition, please contact DNREC Hearing Officer, Lisa Vest, by email at Lisa.vest@state.de.us or by sending mail to 89 Kings Hwy, Dover, De 19901, or call 302-739-9042.

>> Sea Bass will open May 19th for the remainder of 2013 and it will be 12 1/2” and 20 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

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

>> DOVER (March 6, 2013) – The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising anglers to expect a reduced fish population in Records Pond, a 92-acre impoundment in Laurel that typically plays host to several small bass fishing tournaments each year and is popular with anglers seeking a variety of fish species.

In the meantime, anglers are encouraged to take advantage of some of the state’s other public fishing access areas. Good fishing spots for largemouth bass, pickerel, crappie and bluegill in the Laurel area include the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Chipman and Horsey ponds, both of which offer boat ramps and shore fishing.

Also, Trap Pond State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including a boat ramp for small motorized boats, non-motorized boat rentals and fishing for largemouth bass, pickerel, crappie and bluegill.

For more information on fishing and boating areas, check out the 2013 Delaware Fishing Guide, available from license dealers statewide or online at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.

>> 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 3/21/13*****

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

9 - 3 - Sun.

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