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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 4/23/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




We carry 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.


>> Morty Morton was fishing at the Broadkill and caught a 30# black drum. Congratulations Morty!!

> >From Thomas Hengst “Last minute decision so we only fished for 1 hour .. had one more nice flounder on but a bluefish hit the other jig and shook the flounder off .. headed to the inlet for sunrise 3 blues and a keeper flounder!!! My final tally .. not too bad just wish we hit the timing on the inlet for stripers . Great short trip ! 2 Keeper flounder and 7 blues!”

>> Customer named Tim came in yesterday intending on fishing IRI. We told him about the bite at Broadkill. He took RT. 16 to the end and walked on. He reported catching 4 short stripers to 27 ½”, and 2 drum to 15#. He came in today for more bait and is going back to the same spot!

>> Went out today and fished north of Woodland Beach. Fished the outgoing for about 4 hours with clam, bloodworm and frozen bunker from last December. Went two for four with a fat catfish that still swims and a 32" striper that came home. Beautiful day to be on the water.

Mike Perry 26" blue.. yep dinner time.

>> Capt Mike Rivera of “On Delivery Charters” reported that had had limited out on tog by 11:00 AM Sat. AM and that he was very close to the beach. Sunday--same spot and same limit.

>> Tim Han, Virginia, caught 2 tog at 18 and 16” at IRI on shrimp.

>> Lex Robertson went to Site 10 and picked up 4 keeper tog up to 20”, on green crabs.

>> Noah Graulich, Lewes, caught a 5.88#, 29 ½” blue at CHSP on bunker.

>> Kieth Sherman caught a double limit, stripers to 40”, 25.5# and 10 blues at Conquest Rd. on bunker.

>> ”Lots of short stripers and blues off Fenwick beach…See you this weekend, Al Fenton.”

> >From Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “The first northern whiting of the season was caught! First tautog in Ocean City were reported. Black drum are being caught from the

Assateague surf. A few short stripers have been reported from the beach and Indian River Inlet. Skates and some short tautog were caught from the Oceanic Pier. Some keeper tautog were caught from the Rt. 50 Bridge. A few flounder here and there... Nothing to set the world on fire for sure... but at least it's starting! from Sue Foster.”

>> Christopher LeePow caught a 30# drum from North Ocean City surf on clam.

>> ”Me and my buddy Tyler hit the beach around 3pm on Saturday and fished bunker chunks straight through till 6am. LOADS LOADS OF Spiny dogfish, bunch of skate, however we did get into 4-5 descent bluefish in the 18-22” range. I might be out there again Friday night but Ill let you know…Tyler M. Sondberg.”

> >From Capt Carey Evans “Grizzley Sportfishing Charters”: “Weather is finally letting us know Spring is here and the fish are following suit. Tog fishing remains great. Stripers are finally being caught and the first couple black drum have been caught as well. We look for the tog fishing to remain good until the season closes May 12. Stripers are now an option and the black drum fishing will heat up in May. If you ever wanted to tussle with a big fish close to home drum fish are it. On May 19th seabass will reopen. Delaware settled on a 17 inch flounder with creel limit of 4 fish. We will begin targeting flounder the end of May. Ray Fisher and family joined us for a day of tog fishing. We had a hard time catching enough keepers to make a limit but they caught plenty. Dick Yohe and family had harvested a limit of tog including a couple citations. Big fish of the day award went to Adam Yohe with a 8.75 lb Tog. John Gatone and friends had another limit catch of tog. Big fish of the day award went to Ralph Griffin with a 8.5 lb tog.”


>> Strictly Boaters Boat Show, May 3, 4, & 5, 2013 “Finally, a True In-Water Boat Show for people who boat” Now in it’s fifth year, the Strictly Boaters Boat Show has been specifically designed to appeal to the serious boating enthusiast. Questions? Contact Mark Allen at South Jersey Marina, at 609-884-2400 or email him at: mallen@StrictlyBoaters.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".

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