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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 3/26/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Tide charts are now available in the store. We also expect to get bushels of green crabs in on the weekend. Minnows, eels, nightcrawlers and bloodworms along with a variety of frozen baits are in stock. It looks like a beautiful weekend, so let’s go fishing!

Watch for many in-store specials the day of the flea market. Many reps will be at here on Sat., April, 6. Anglers start setting up before 5AM, Bring your own table or use your tailgate. Eagle Claw, Aquaclear, Maws Tails, Daiwa, Star Rods, Old Salt Offshore Gear, Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware with Don Avondolio, Delaware Paddle Sports, Striper King Gear, YouSneadThisGear, Ellie’s Nautical Art, and 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”.

Listen to Capt. Bill on WGMD, 92.7FM, for the radio fishing report starting April 1st at about 7:10 every day. If you miss the report it can be accessed on our web site www.billssportshop.com. Also Bill has a sports talk and fishing show on Fri. from 5PM to 6PM, Sat. 11AM to 12PM and Sun. 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.


Boating Courses

April 20 – 8am – 4pm South Bethany Town Hall, South Bethany

May 4 – 8am – 4pm Treasure Beach Camp Ground, Fenwick Island

June 8 – 8am – 4pm Gull’s Way Campground, Dagsboro

Please contact Bob Adams at 302-541-4038 for these courses.

Other courses can be found at: HHp://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Boating/Pages/Delaware-Boating-Safety.aspx

The Hearing record on the proposed revisions to the tidal finfish regulations on Summer Flounder will be open to receive public comments 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.

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 20 per angler per day.

>> Tautog is now open with a creel limit of 5 per day.


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.

>> 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 3/26/13*****

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

9 - 3 - Sun.

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