THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Spring merchandise is pouring in and there’s more to come. A complete line of Eagle Claw, Daiwa, Gulp, Maws Tails, Fish Bites, Shimano, Tsunami, Offshore, crabbing supplies, St. Croix and many more. 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.
>> Lex Robertson went to Site 10 and picked up 4 keeper tog up to 20” on green crabs.
>> George Wilder, Long Neck, fished the DE Bay and brought back 4 keeper tog to 17.5”.
>> Chris Ragni caught a flounder close to 24” in the Indian River Bay per his facebook post. >>Just heard from our main bait supplier: “Other tackle shops called for more blood worms to be delivered because the black drum are showing up in the surf.” Good thing we bought more than we thought we would need!!! Still have plenty of bloods—come and get ‘em!
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, Ocean City, sent us an email: “Can you believe this?
Bob Paolucci of Beltsville, MD landed a 14 1/2 inch kingfish from the North Ocean City surf caught on bloodworms on Sunday 4/14. He had two altogether, and lots of other bites and caught a couple skates. He had big hooks and was fishing for stripers so he missed more.”
>> Received news from Al Fenton: “Nice kingfish on Fenwick beach 4/14. Thanks for the great service and the bloodworms.”
>> Black drum and kingfish are now in the surf. Tautog and ling cod are on inshore wrecks. Tautog can be found at the outer wall.
>> Flounder catches have been reported from the IRI.
>> The boys from “Striper King Gear”, Tim Gola and Ray Hibbs, fished Fowlers Beach and Broadkill Beach and caught keeper stripers using clams and bloodworms.
>> Contact Bob Adams at 302-541-4038 for local courses.
Other courses can be found at: HHp://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Boating/Pages/Delaware-Boating-Safety.aspx
Online State certification is available at www.boat-ed.com
>> May 4 - James Farm Native Plant Sale
>> June 8 - Bay Clean Up
>> 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".
>> 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.
Mon. thru Sat. – 7 - 7
Sun. – 7 - 3