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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 4/9/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Our new clothing lines, “Salt Life” and “Striper King

Gear” will join Guy Harvey, Calcutta, St. Croix and Pelagic on the racks at Bill’s very soon.

Our 50% Off sale on clothing (think Fathers’ Day!) will be ending very soon so don’t miss out on this deal.


>> A waterman from Slaughter Beach just told me that they are picking up 35 to 38” stripers and VERY large weakfish (close to 30”!!!!). Sounds to me like the fish are starting to show up.

>> Some good news at the IRI—locals have picked up tautog on shrimp and keeper stripers which were caught on flies.

>> Richard Fioravanti, New Castle, DE, fished at Cubbage Pond in Lincoln and had a yellow perch just under a pound and a citation largemouth bass weighing in at 7.2l# with a girth of 15” and 22 ½” long.

>> News from local fishing clubs informs us: “There are a few schoolies around in the surf being taken on bloods-also some of the tog targeters are reporting that they are getting a few keepers at the inlet on green crabs. A couple of the local lads came in for night crawlers and showed some pictures of large carp that were released at Round Pole Bridge.

>> Received an email from ‘Bluefish’: “Augustine Beach and surrounding waters are yielding some really BIG perch - way bigger than last year on blood worms. Small ditches where water can warm is great.”

>> Captain Carey Evans , “Grizzly Sport Fishing” informs us: “We finally made it fishing after a cooler than normal late winter and early spring. We will continue tog fishing until May 11 when the season closes. Striper fishing is an option now thru early May. Sea bass are expected to reopen on May 19th. By first of May we will also see some Black drum in the mix. Flounder will be on the menu Memorial Day weekend as well.


>> With fish entering the spillways this spring, anglers are also reminded that using any type of net to catch fish within 300 feet below a dam or spillway is illegal, with the exception of using a landing net on a fish caught with hook and line.

Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

New Delaware Fisheries regulations took effect in February 2012, closing the recreational and commercial harvest of river herring (also known as blueback and alewife herring). The closure was made to bring Delaware into compliance with Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) requirements.

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

Turkey hunt day for youth, hunters with disabilities

set for April 6, with state wildlife areas open to hunting

DOVER (April 3, 2013) – Prior to Delaware’s 2013 spring turkey season, youth ages 10 through 15 and non-ambulatory hunters with disabilities will have a special one-day hunting opportunity on Saturday, April 6. This year, and for the first time, these hunters can go for turkeys on state wildlife areas that are open for hunting during Delaware’s regular turkey season. Traditionally, this special one-day hunt was restricted to private property.

Delaware’s regular spring turkey hunting season opens on Saturday, April 13 and runs through Saturday, May 11. Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

>> May 4 - James Farm Native Plant Sale

>> June 8 - Bay Clean Up

>> Shark management plan of 8’min. has been tabled stay at 54”.

>> 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 until May 11 with a creel limit of 3

per day at 15”.

>> Flounder is currently 18”, 4 per day

>> Striper is 28”, 2 per day

>> 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 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??

>> Listen to Capt. Bill on WGMD, 92.7FM, for the radio fishing report at 7:10 daily. If you miss the report it can be accessed on our web site "http://www.billssportshop.com". Bill has a sports talk and fishing show on Fri. from 5PM to 6PM. 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.


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