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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/11/13



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Lewes, De. 19958


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Fathers’ Day is fast approaching! We’re bursting at the seams! With so many new arrivals, including lots of Guy Harvey, Pelagic, Salt Life, rod racks, crab pots, rods, reels, nets, all kinds of terminal tackle and beach goods, you will find many ideas for that angler in your life for Father’s Day. Our employees are always willing and able to help you in your search for just the right gift. If you’re unsure, then a Gift Card would be a great idea.


>> Paul P caught a 18.5” keeper flounder at Massey’s Ditch on a bucktail and Gulp. Also, reports of keeper sized trout being caught.

>> Bill Jr., Ellie White and Kieth Tolley fished the south side of IRI, back by the condos. Bill Jr caught a horseshoe crab, a turtle, a crab and 2 cow nose rays. Ellie had 2 short flounder, and Kieth was high hook with 2 short flounder and a 19”’ keeper. All on spec rigs and Gulp!

>> ’Fran the Man’ Seiver called while fishing the IRI last evening and told me that everyone was catching blue fish, and that there was a blitz occurring. They were biting on Gulp, bucktails and flies. He said that he only kept what he wanted. He said that six of them were in the 18 to 22” range.

>> Fishing at Conquest Rd., a small group of seniors caught flounder, king fish and small blues on fresh bunker on a #6 top and bottom rig along with skates and rays.

>> Justin Pastoriua, Plymouth Meeting, stopped in for more equipment and mentioned he caught a 30” striper at 3Rs today on fresh bunker

>> Kevin Fisher nailed a 7.9# bass in Lewes.

>> ”We had our best sea bass trip so far on the “Katydid” with Capt Brent on Wednesday. Brent made a long run and we all got our limits of nice sea bass plus 33 ling cod keepers. No giants, but very few throw backs. The ‘eyecon’ also known as John Fryer.”

>> Chuck Nagle caught a 19” flounder at Massey's Landing using a spec rig and Gulp!

>> Trey Parker caught a 97# mako in the 17th annual Mako Mania Shark Tournament.

>> Capt. Trey Parker with Martin and Lucinda Fornes on Devon Gardners Grady White traveled to the 30 line of the Sausages in 65 deg. water and had several blue shark and one mako hook-up using fresh blue fish. All were released at the boat. Also landed a 500# thresher on a whole skirted squid with a pink squid skirt. We ended up pulling the hook after fight. Over all, a lot of action and kept anglers busy. Lots of tuna birds and very good water quality

>> ”Hi Bill, Just wanted to give a report that we have been seabass fishing the deeper wreck sites for the past several weeks. Last weekend we had a total of 125 seabass up to 17-1/2" and some large hake. Previous weeks have produced cod, hake, lots of seabass and a 24" flounder.” Thanks, Rob c/o “Dana Lynn Charters” 302 236 2128

>> Bernie Smelstoys and freinds had a 140 fish seabass limit along with 26 lingcod. Thanks Carey Evans

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC. “Water Temp: 65.5. Fair flounder fishing in the bay. First reports of croaker from the Ocean Pier. Mixed bag of fish from the surf including sharks, skates, rays, kingfish, spot, sea trout, and blowfish. Sea bass fishing is improving offshore. Crabs are showing up the bay.”


>> The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind recreational crabbers to make sure that a turtle by-catch device, also called an excluder, is installed in their crab pots before using them. (Bill’s Sport Shop sells turtle excluders)

>> DNREC’s ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program set for Father’s Day event on June 15

DOVER (June 10, 2013) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler at landing a fish? 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 two upcoming dates, including Father’s Day Fishing on Saturday, June 15 at Wilmington State Parks.

Take a Kid Fishing will be offered on these dates as follows:

10 a.m., Saturday, June 15 – Father's Day Fishing at Wilmington State Parks (Brandywine Park)*, Directions

10 a.m., Saturday, July 13 – Judge Morris Estate, White Clay Creek State Park,* Newark, Directions

* 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. To ensure enough supplies are on hand for these free programs, pre-registration is required. To pre-register to participate in Take a Kid Fishing!, or for more information about the program or about volunteering as an instructor, please call Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us. To pre-register online, click Take A Kid Fishing.


Now - June 13-16, 2013 After getting washed out thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea, the 33rd Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament has been moved to this week! Tournament questions should be directed to the Tournament Director, Bob Glover, 609-884-2400. To reserve a slip or place a bait order, contact the Dockmaster at the same phone number. Call with questions…..Mark Allen South Jersey Tournaments 609-884-2400 mallen@sjmarina.com South Jersey Marina Cape May, NJ 08204

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces

changes in summer flounder regulations

DOVER (June 7, 2013) – Anglers catching summer flounder in Delaware waters will be able to keep smaller fish this season when regulation changes take effect on Tuesday, June 11. The changes allow anglers to keep four fish per day with a minimum size of 17”, with no closed season. Under the previous regulations, the minimum size for keepers was 18”. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved a coastwide recreational summer flounder harvest limit that allows for changes in Delaware’s summer flounder regulations. The regulatory changes provide added opportunities for anglers while managing the flounder population at a sustainable level.

>> ”A Vessel Satety Check will be at Massey’s on most Sat. mornings and Lewes on Sun. Thanks! Bill Tower, Flotilla Staff Officer for Vessel Examinations Flotilla 12-09 Indian River.”

>> Sea Bass is now open for the remainder of 2013 and it will be 12 1/2” and 20 per angler per day.

>> Tautog is now closed. It will reopen July 17 through Aug. 31, 5 fish possession limit

>> Flounder is 17” four fish per day.

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