THE STAFF OF BILLíS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
White marlin T's are here!!!! We have a great variety of colors and sizes. The quantity is limited so come in soon. We are constantly receiving shipments of Guy Harvey, Calcutta and Pelagic shirts, including the Pelagic Aqua Tek Offshore Armour shirt. We also have Guy Harvey belts, hats and flip-flops.
-Todd East, Chris and Jay fished the Hambone and caught a bluefin on cedar plugs and a dolphin on a green spreader bar.
-Dave Thatch, with his father and son, were 3 miles south of B bouy and caught 4 flounder to 4 lbs and 5 sea bass to 15" on green Gulp, white Gulp, shiners, and sand fleas.
-Dustin Schell, his father, Brad Schell and friend Bill Lux fished a few miles past Site 11 and landed a 6' brown shark and a 7' blacktip.
-Received an email from John Moran "Hi guys, Just a quick thank you for the bait (ballyhoo) and suggestion to use the brine. The brine is awesome!!! Iím definitely a believer in it now. Last Fri we fished out at Poorman's and put 2 of the 4 yellowfin we hooked in the boat. A 46 and 49 pounder. The blue and white skirt w/ the orange head (I did not notice it had a ďlead headĒ when I purchased them) was the ticket.
-Jim Jones went to Massey's Canyon and boated 4 gaffer and 1 peanut dolphin.
-Chase Moyer and Blake Kreider caught two flounder up to 3 3/4 lbs using live minnows in in the south bay.
-Matt Langdon went 6 for 8 on white marlin and 2 yellowfin tuna in the 50 to 60 lb range in the Baltimore Canyon.
-John Truesdell of Lewes, DE, used clams to pull a 12 lb, 35" striper from the IRI.
-Joshua Greenberg, age 13, and Jake Franklin, age 8, from Richmond, VA, fished the Pier and came away with 24 croaker up to 14" and 4 spot using bloodworms and squid combo.
-Jon and Austin Kitchen of Lewes, DE aboard the "Finology" nailed a bluefin tuna at the 19 fathom line on spreader bars.
-Capt. Oak Thompson reports: "We had a good week fishing in IR Bay last week, caught over 200 flounder, but only 12 keepers. Mike Thompson's 6.8 pounder was the largest, caught on minnows and Fish Bite blood worms. Blues and a few keeper rock fish were caught in the inlet on bucktails and Kast Masters.
-Customers fishing the "Gypsum Prince" are reporting catches of tog and triggerfish at the IRI.
-Puppy drum are starting to show up at Massey's Ditch.
-Along with tog in the rocks at the Outer Wall, lots of triggerfish are being taken.
-Flounder, croaker and spot are being reported at the Pier.
-Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle in OC and Fenwick Island reports flounder from the East Channel and bluefish from the Rt. 50 Bridge.
Cape Henlopen State Park Pier is having a youth tournament on Saturday, July 17th. Sign-ups for ages 5 to 16 start at 7:30. The tournament begins at 9 am and ends at 1 pm. Trophies are awarded to the first three places and other prizes will be awarded from 4th place to ?.
Bill's Sport Shop received the 2010 "Best of Lewes Award" in the Bait & Tackle category by the U.S. Commerce Association. (USCA).
White Marlin Open
New departure inlets for 2010! Boats participating in the 2010 White Marlin Open may leave from ANY INLET BETWEEN RUDEE INLET VIRGINIA and BARNEGAT INLET NEW JERSEY. All fish must be weighed at the official scale at Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, MD., Aug 2-6- Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Fish any 3 days-Weigh-in 4:00 PM Ė 9:15 PM,
Harbour Island Marina.
The 19th edition of the Mid-Atlantic, $500,000 Tournament, will be held the week of August 15-20 at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May. The tournamentís signature port, and the Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, are the eventís only official satellite port.
We now have a link on our home page to access a FREE Google Earth file to get real-time sea surface temperatures on the east coast. This file is produced through a partnership between Rutgers University and the University of Delaware.
Gulf Coast Benefit
From our Coastal Community to theirs...an educational event and Benefit Concert for the Louisiana Gulf Coast will be held Wed, July 14th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm on the Beach at Dagsworthy Ave in Dewey Beach. For more info please visit www.DeCoastGulfAid.org or call 302-644-7222.
There are no retention limits for Atlantic sailfish, blue marlin and white marlin, but the NOAA Fisheries encourages recreational anglers to release all billfish alive. The minimum sizes for billfish are as follows: Blue Marlin: 99 inches lower jaw fork length; White Marlin: 66 inches lower jaw fork length; Sailfish: 63 inches lower jaw fork length; Spearfish: Retention prohibited. Lower jaw fork length is a straight line measurement from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the caudal fin. The recreational limit on sharks is 1 shark per vessel per trip with a minimum size of 54 inches fork length; plus on Atlantic sharpnose shark per person per trip (no minimum size); plus 1 bonnethead shark per person per trip (no minimum size). None of these fish may be sold. Swordfish and billfish landed must be reported. For swordfish and billfish reporting, call 800-894-5528. For NC and MD landings call 410-213-1531 or 800-338-7804 respectively.
July 1 - Tautog season opens - 14", 10 fish per angler per day
July 1 - Aug. 31 - Striper slot fishing opens
July 14 - Gulf Coast Benefit
July 17 - Cape Henlopen Youth Tournament
Aug 2-6 - White Marlin Open
Aug 15 - 20 Mid-Atlantic Tournament
***** SUMMER HOURS *****
Mon. thru Thurs. 5:00a.m. - 9:p.m.
Fri. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sat. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Sun. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.