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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 5/14/13




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958





>> The word is out about the inlet fishing at night, and many customers are coming in excited about the fact they have the possibility of catching their first striper in the 20 to 30# class. We hope to have word how this is all going to play out. I have heard mention of 35# fish measuring 46” being taken on Thursday. Storm lures and bucktails seem to be working best.

>> Some surf fisherman reported spotty action, but if your line wasn't in the right spot you didn't get bite.

>> Blue fish are being taken at Massey’s Ditch again today. Seems like the tide switch turns these fish on.

>> Josh Coffman, Elizabethtown, PA., caught a 39”, 21.1# striper at Herring Point tossing bunker in the suds.

>> Paul Powalski of Bill's Sport Shop, also caught a 15.95#, 37” striper at Herring Point on bunker.

>> Carlos Chavez, Millsboro, nailed a 28.5#, 43” striper at IRI on a Storm Lure.

>> Tim Sullivan, Pike's Creek, De. pulled in a 36”, 16.35# striper at Gordon's Pond on clam.

>> Another report about IRI—It has REALLY turned on at night! There were reports of at leaast 20 keepers last night alone. Rich King was in this morning and has reported many keeper stipers coming over the rail. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

>> Joe DiNorscia, Kennett Sq. Pa, and crew caught 9 tog to 7.4# and 21.5” at the Wall, using crabs.

>> David Orr Jr, Wilmington, DE, caught a 8#, 22” citation tog at the Wall on green crabs.

>> Justin West was fishing at Herring Point and pulled in a 45” black drum using clams. >>Dave Furio caught a 32 ½”, 10.75# striper at CHSP on bunker.

>> Mike Bone, Frankford, DE, caught 2 tog up to 9.95lb, 24” at the Wall on green crabs.

>> Jim Thompson called from 3r's Rd. He had a 17# black drum on clams.

>> Herring Point produced a few throw back stripers on clams and bunker reported by anglers Brett Hampstead and Jim Peal along with blow fish. Jim reported the angler next to him caught a nice bluefish close to the shore.

>> John and Bonnie Charron were fishing the Broadkill with clams. John was rewarded with a 32” black drum. Bonnie was getting blowfish and short stripers.

>> Al Fenton let us know he caught a large striper from the IRI north jetty Friday night..

>> King fish, croaker, striper, drum and blue fish are all being taken from the surf.

>> Keith Sherman caught a 30# citation striper, 45”long, on the surf at Conquest Rd.He was using clams.


>> The Friends of Cape Henlopen Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Sat., May 18 for ages 15 and under at the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park. Bring your rods and reels or rent them from the Bait and Tackle Shop. Entrance fee is $10.00. The first fifty young anglers will receive a free T shirt. Prizes will be awarded.

>> NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902, or E.J. Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, 302-226-8105.

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 8 and 22 MASSEY’S LANDING (May 10, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Dewey Beach Lions Club, the Center for the Inland Bays and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, are seeking volunteers and working boats for the Ninth Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays, which will be held on two Saturdays in June. This year, the first cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road. Cleanup efforts will focus on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. A second cleanup day is scheduled for Little Assawoman Bay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, with volunteers meeting at Mulberry Landing Public Boat Ramp at the Assawoman Wildlife Area just southwest of Bethany Beach. Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water as well as wet walking conditions on land. Rubber boots are also suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets should bring one, as they are required on boats. Otherwise, lifejackets will be provided. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Last year’s event drew 75 volunteers who collected 2,650 pounds of debris, including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and a lot of plastic. A large construction dumpster was donated and filled by the end of the day. “With this event, we are continuing our public outreach on behalf of the Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, Delaware State Parks, the Center for the Inland Bays and our Enforcement volunteers. We hope that through activities such as the cleanup, people using the Inland Bays will pause long enough to make decisions that benefit these beautiful waterways,” said Sgt. Nicholas Couch of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. E.J. Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, added that this year, the operators of the first 20 boats registered for the June 8 cleanup day will receive $20 VISA gift cards. “We need as many boats helping out this year as possible, and hope this gift will serve as an incentive,” Chalabala said. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, please contact E.J. Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 302-226-8105 or by email at "mailto:restoration@inlandbays.org".

>> DOVER (May 7, 2013) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler? The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program invites budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian to come out and cast a line on three upcoming dates.

Take a Kid Fishing will be held on the following upcoming dates, with all fishing equipment provided:

· 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 18 – Abbotts Mill Nature Center, Milford,

· 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 15 – Father's Day Fishing at Wilmington State Parks (Brandywine Park)*, · 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 13 – Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park,* Newark, 75.776561"

* While participation in Take a Kid Fishing is free of charge, entrance fees are in effect at Delaware State Parks host sites: for each vehicle, the cost is $3 with Delaware tags and $6 with out-of-state tags. Free admission passes will be available at the gate for pre-registered Take a Kid Fishing participants.

Driving on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park

LEWES (May 3 2013) – Cape Henlopen State Park will host Driving on the Beach workshops on Saturdays, May 11 and June 15, and Sundays, May 19 and June 2. Join park rangers and surf fishing experts to learn the rules and regulations, and get tips on safe driving, how to avoid getting stuck, and how to get unstuck.

Each program meets at the Seaside Nature Center at 9:30 a.m. for an indoor presentation. Depending on the weather, the group may go for a drive on the beach, so please bring your safe driving equipment (a low-pressure tire gauge, tow rope or chain, board, jack, and shovel). The fee is $5 per person.

For more information or to pre-register, please call 302-645-6852. Park entrance fees are in effect. More information about public programs at Cape Henlopen or any Delaware State Park is available at destateparks.com/programs.

>> Saturday June 1st is the date for the Bassmasters annual youth Fishing tournament for kids ages 0 up to 15yrs. (rain date June 2nd) to kicked off at the Municipal park in Milton De, andd then at the Prime Hok Natiional wildlife refuge in the upper Broadkill river.

It's all free for the kids and everything is provided including hot dogs , soda etc. Train rides and fishing from the banks and from boats provided by club members.

Last year we had 110 participants, youth must have parent or guardian with and fish are checked by measurement.

>> 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 closed. Next open season for tau tog is July 17 through Aug. 31 5 fish possession limit

>> 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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