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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 5/21/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958





>> Buster Davis, Long Neck, DE caught a nice 25.1#, 40" striper long lining at IRI.

>> "Just wanted to let you know. I caught a 33", 16# rockfish on the beach in Dewey. Caught’em on a bloodworm. (figure that) " Billy Poss, Huntingtown, Md.

>> Dave Furio, Lewes, nailed a 19.00#, 37.5" linesider at CHSP on bunker.

>> Jim McElroy, Hughsville, PA caught a 18.50#, 37" striper on clam at Herring Point.

>> Bill Love, Littitz, PA, caught a 37", 18# striper this morning at Herring Point using bunker.

>> Chris Clifton, Georgetown, DE, was fishing at Conquest Rd. and pulled a 32", 9.50# bluefish on bunker.

>> Nate Neuman called and was thankful to the staff at BSS for hooking him up with what he needed to catch a 39", 20# striper at Herrring point on Friday night.

>> John Bouchard, Pasadena, MD,was surf fishing at Savages Ditch and caught a 15.7#, 36" striper using fresh clams.

>> Jeff Karchner, South Williamsport, PA, caught a 17.25#, 38" striper at Herring Point on clam.

>> Nate Yiengst, Lebanon, PA, caught 3.40#, 22" trout in the Broadkill on a Mirrorlure.

>> Jake Krause, USAF, DAFB, caught his first ever striper at 36", 14.60# on bunker at Fenwick Island. He credits the advice of Trey Parker at Bill's Sport Shop for his success.

>> Connor Andrews, Wilmington, DE. caught a 25", 7.6# drum at 3R's Rd. on clam.

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC.: "Water Temp 57.4

Lots of sharks in the surf. A few nice big stripers were caught here and there. Still blowfish, rays, and some blues. Flounder fishing has been decent in the bay. A few nice sea trout have been reported in the bay as well. Big bluefish were biting from the Route Route 50. Still some tautog around, though I didn't get many reports of them. Delaware season is closed on tautog, but Maryland season is open. Anglers are allowed two at 16-inches. Off shore sea bass is now open and charter boats caught some tuna, mako, and blue sharks."

>> R.J. Moore, Milton, caught a 42", 27.45# striper at IRI on an eel. The bite turned on for the last 1 1/2 hours of the incoming tide!

>> Buz Wollyuntz was fishing with his wife Dianne, and weighed in a 41", 26.30# striper. It was caught on fresh bunker. The fish was caught at Herring Point at CHSP. They also reported that a few days earlier they caught croaker in the surf .

>> Rich (Tarzan) Johnson, Felton, weighed in a fat 19.35#, 37" striper caught at IRI on a bucktail.

>> Reported Fly Fishing catches: (SW fly Anglers of DE):- Roy Miller short Flounder, Clyde Seibert 22” Fl, 14”,+ 12”, 20” 21” stripers, + croaker14”, Bill O Conner 22” Fl, Lloyd Purcell 16”, 12” striper, Rick Ranalli (2) 20” stripers, Alan Cairncross 15” blu, + 18” weak, Don Avondolio 14” striper,- all at Henlopen SP. Capt Cook (First Light Charters), many stripers, blues and shad at IRI jetties. All of the above caught on Chart/Wht Clousers, Yel/wht Clousers, Ugly Fly, Blk/brn Deceivers, red/wht Clousers, Olv/wht Clousers, Purp/blk Deceivers, and Half/Half Clousers + Skip had a 29” striper on Olv/wht Deceiver.



Saturday, June 8th The Inland Bays Clean Up is Saturday, June 8th from 9am to 1pm, at Massey's Landing, and we are looking for people with boats to volunteer to come out and help. And besides the good feeling you'll get helping to clean up the Bays, we will give the first 20 boats that sign up a $20 Visa gift card to pay for your gas! Email or call EJ for info, restoration@inlandbays.org or 302-226-8105.

We also need plenty of people to come out and help that morning as well, hope to see you there!

Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvesting

REHOBOTH BEACH (May 16, 2013) – Effective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.The affected waters are monitored for total coliform, an indicator of potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. Clams, oysters and mussels are filter feeders and can accumulate bacteria, viruses and other pollutants. The risk of illness from contaminated shellfish is much greater than other seafood, because they are frequently eaten raw. However, even cooking does not eliminate the risk of illness from consumption of tainted shellfish. The shellfish harvesting closure area includes the northwest portion of Love Creek beginning near where Love Creek and Arnell Creek meet to just south of Boathouse Lane. The coordinates for the closure area include: 380 41’ 21.14” N, -750 8’ 2.74” W and 380 40’ 59.85” N, -750 8’ 22.33” W.

>> For National Safe Boating Week May 18-24, DNREC Boating Safety Office urges good safety practices

>> 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.

>> 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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