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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/18/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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Guy Harvey items are very popular this year. Dog collars, belts, hats, visors, sandals, flip-flops, bottle and can coolers, swim trunks, shorts, little girls and boys hats and tees, sun glass holders, sun masks and stickers and more.

Salt Life has tees, decals and a variety of merchandise with more coming in all the time.

We also have much more in the clothing line so come in and take a look at the Aftco, Calcutta, Shimano, Pelagic and St. Croix.


>> Washington Canyon, around the 800/800, is still producing dolphin and yellow fin. Baltimore canyon has a temp break of water to 71 where tuna and dolphin are found as well. Shark bite has been slow with no sharks being caught as of yet in the OC Shark Tournament due to weather conditions. Weekend bite should improve with better sea conditions and more boats venturing out. Courtesy Capt. Trey Parker

>> Saturday Great offshore fishing with the first white marlin being caught in 70 degrees water in 1000 fathoms of the Poor Mans Canyon.

>> Capt Trey Parker ventured to the 800 line of the Baltimore Saturday morning with lines in by 11:00am. Released 2 small makos, one hammerhead and a large tiger shark. Spent the afternoon trolling a temp break out at the 1000 fathoms line where the crew picked 5 yellow fin tuna to 64# and 4 dolphin in the box by 3:30. Water temp was 70.8 and green and clean.

>> On another trip, Capt Trey headed for the northern wall of the Baltimore where birds were working behind two whales set up for the morning troll. Shortly after lunch headed west to the 80 fathom line and the tuna bite was on from the 70 to 80 line. Crew boated 11 yellowfin, 5 dolphin along with a small blue marlin that the crew could not get to bite after bill smacking the baits several times.

Monday, great water still from 70 to 150 fathoms of the Baltimore with yellowfin in good amounts and dolphin being pulled from lobster balls. Water temp is 70 deg. and green green, greeen. Get out this week!!! Weather will be improving and the tuna are definitly here. Come in to Bills Sport Shop for custom offshore tuna, dolphin and marlin gear.

>> Devon and crew traveled to the Washington Canyon on Wed. Had several boats in the area with only a few yellowfin being caught. Devon had one nice dolphin and a small yellowfin on the troll. Rumor on vhf radio from a boat in the area was they had a few yellowfin and a mako on the troll. Water temp was 71 deg.

>> Mon. and Tues great yellowfin bite from the Washington to the Baltimore on the east side of the canyons. Yellowfin up to 80# were reported and most boats had double digit catches. The first big eye tuna and first mahi were also caught on the troll. The big eye weighed 222# and took 2 hours to boat.

>> Ellie Miller, Parkton, Md, who turns 9 tomorrow, caught her first ever keeper flounder at 21”, 2.8# at the Broadkill on a Spec rig, Gulp and minnow. Happy Birthday Ellie! What a great Father's day present for her father!

>> Daulton Rigney, Smyrna, nailed a 3.92#, 23.5” flounder in the Lewes canal using a minnow and squid sandwich.

>> Received an email from Brenton Wallace, Rehoboth, “Hello BSS! Just wanted to tell you all I was fishing the surf at Conquest today, caught some (5) small croaker and this 20", 3.25# flounder. I was using a plain ole top and bottom rig with Fishbites. Thanks for all the help this season.”

>> ”Ahoy, Attached is a picture you may use in your fishing report along with this story. Father’s Day on the Memory Maker Boat in the Indian River Inlet was slow to start with the outgoing tide. Then about two and a half hours before the low, we noticed the seagulls gathering around the green buoy where the water was getting turbulent. There was a feeding frenzy starting and it lasted over an hour. We tried Hopkins spoons, green rattle trap, and white jigs with no hits. Then I switched to a colored jig and got one on the first cast. Then we tried a green metal minnow and that seemed to be their favorite. More jumped off the hook than we landed. We had to reel them in fast and tight or they would throw the hook. It was a very fun evening with my son and father in law.” David Koster Photog., CPP . Portraits In The Sand 302-226-9226

>> Joe the Postman pulled a 25”, 4.6# flounder at the Old Grounds on cut bait.

> >From Capt Aaron Hurd, ‘Gale Force Charters’: “The Brookens party from Chambersburg, PA fished on ‘Gale Force’ yesterday in the rain and Ronald Miler landed an 8# weakfish. The group also caught blues and short stripers.”

>> Jerry Ford, Milford, DE, caught a 24” weakfish on the rocks at the north jetty at Roosevelt Inlet on a ½” jig tipped with a 4” chartruese Gulp curly tail. Also, a 20” flounder and a 15” weakie were caught inside by the Coast Guard Station at high tide, and lots of small croaker biting the tails off. Great day on the Gulp—outfished minnow,clam, etc….

>> Gary Wasbers caught a 3.25#, 20 ½” flounder at the Pier on Gulp!


>> Congratulations to the CIB, Roy Miller and the Aquaculture Tiger Team. House bill 160 passed with an historic resounding 40=0 vote. THE BILL IS NOW SLATED FOR THE SENATE AND APPEARS THAT WE ARE WELL ON THE WAY TO COMMERCIAL OYSTER HARVESTING IN OUR INLAND BAYS.

>> 2013 Mid-Atlantic $500,000. Now in its 22nd year, this year’s event is set for August 18-23 and will attract the best in the business of big game fishing from near and far. Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey will serve as the host facility and tournament headquarters for boats fishing out of Cape May. Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland has again be enlisted to serve as tournament headquarters for those who desire to fish from that port

>> Construction to limit access to Milton Boat Ramp June 18-19 MILTON (June 14, 2013) – Access to the Milton Boat Ramp and its parking area will be limited on June 18 and 19 to allow contractors to complete a small construction project, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. The project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, on June 20. Contractors will be installing a pipe outfall for a newly constructed raingarden in the parking lot’s traffic island. The raingarden is designed to eliminate ponding water that collected in the lot’s ingress lane. As an alternative, boaters who regularly use the Milton ramp for access to the Broadkill River are asked to use the Lewes Boat Ramp, located on Pilottown Road in Lewes. For more information, please call 302-739-9921.

>> 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 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.

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Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM – 9 AM

Fri. – 5 AM – 10 PM

Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM

Sun. – 5 AM – 8 PM

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