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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/2/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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When I asked a customer if I could help him, he said his jaw dropped when he walked through the door. He couldn't believe all the inventory so he took his wife home and came back. We are fully stocked! Bill's is the one-stop store when shopping for ‘everything fishing’.

Besides bait and tackle for the upcoming holiday, we carry racks and porches, beach goods, crab pots, and all things crabbing, and too many brands of terminal tackle to list.

Offshore is our specialty, but when I think about it, our expertise is much more than that. We know just about everything for inshore, IRI, Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Delaware Bay Massey,s Landing, the Pier, Roosevelt Inlet, Broadkill and last but not least, the SURF. Our staff can give you suggestions and advice on how to make your trip memorable. Our Charter Captains also keep us informed on their latest catches.

Check out our nautical clothing including Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Aftco, Calcutta, Shimano, Pelagic, St. Croix and the new arrival, Striper King Gear.

When you pass the Lewes WaWa, put your turn signals on. We are on the southbound side. Turn in at 'Go Brit'. We occupy the end stores. Stop in and take a look!


>> Flounder, croaker, weakfish, bluefish, kingfish, blowfish and spot reported at CHSPP.

>> Weakfish and flounder in the Broadkill, canal and Roosevelt Inlet..

>> Red fish, black puppy drum, weakfish and flounder in the IRI.

>> Surf fishermen are lucking out with king fish.

>> Back bays and Massey's Ditch are producing spot, croaker and flounder. Puppy drum just started showing up last week.

>> B Buoy, Old Grounds and Site 11 and around the area of the 20 fathom line of the Parking Lot are producing sea bass and flounder. Site 10 has flounder, threshers, tiger sharks and hammerheads. Sharks are biting on whole blue fish, tune blood line, large squids and mackerel chum.

>> Large, large chomper blue fish were very thick in the area of the Hot Dog..

>> At the Ham Bone and Chicken Bone there's blue fin.

>> The Canyons are producing yellow fin, big eye, dolphin, white and blue marlin and wahoo.

>> CHSP is still producing croaker, flounder, spot and the occasional weakfish. Choice bait being blood worms for croakers and spot. Spec rigs tipped with gulp or minnows have been tricking the flounder and trout.

>> With the weather looking better for the end of the week, be sure to stop in and pick up all the fresh bait at Bills Sport Shop.

>> John and Linda Brzoska, Angola by the Bay, caught a stringer of flounder in the IRI, the largest being 3.6# and 22” on Gulp.

>> Clare Shearer, Harbeson, DE, caught a l8 ¼” flounder in Massey Ditch. He also pulled blow fish, spot and small croaker over the rails. The total was 25 fish counting small ones.

>> Ray Hibbs, Bill's Sport Shop, fished Tuesday with Scott Jost and crew aboard the “Lil' Angler II” with Captain Brian and 1st mate, Jonathan. He returned to port with 55 sea bass up to 20", 6 ling cod, and a 6' tiger shark release. A good trip was had by all.

>> Eleven year old, Eli Dove, Hagerstown MD, caught his first ever keeper flounder weighing 2.20# and measuring 19” at CHSP Pier using minnows.

>> Charlie Mason just called in from Massey's Landing. He said they're catching keeper black puppy drum, croaker and spot one after another.

>> Todd and Chase Reckart and Greg Alberta fished with “Gale Force Charters” with Captain Aaron and mate, Jim Coffiey. They kept 6 red drum, 4 flounder, 4 blues, and 1 back drum at the IRI on a half day charter. They also caught numerous short rockfish and reds. Sent from Capt Aaron Hurd “Gale Force Charters”.

> >From Captain Trey Parker: “Offshore fishing this week has been good for the boats that have ventured out in unfavorable sea conditions. The warm water eddy area around the Parking Lot has been producing nice gaffer size dolphins. The Chicken Bone and Ham Bone have been producing nice size blue fin tuna. The area of cooler water around the Hot Dog has been producing large chomper blues in great numbers. The first wahoo of the year was caught between the Poormans and the Wilmington in 71 deg. water. Yellow fin bite has slowed with the ones being caught on the smaller size. The majority of the yellow fin have been caught in 100 fathoms of the Wilmington Canyon and a few on the south east wall of the Baltimore. Reports from North Carolina show larger yellow fin traveling north. The tuna bite should return in better numbers and sizes over the next week.”

>> A report from the SW FLY ANGLERS of DE: Clyde S. ,14 croaker, Shawn R. 10 Croaker, 4 Flounder (1 Keeper size), Ed, Clyde S. & John L. 2 Flounder, + many croaker, Shawn R. 22 “ Redfish caught /released, Ric R. Croaker at Herring Pt. (All other fish caught at Henlopen Flats).

>> Rodney Hawk caught a 20” flounder at Canary Creek on the outgoing tide using Gulp! (Rodney sent via facebook, “Just wanted to share. Thanks for the Gulp. Lol!!!)”


>> You can catch Captain Bill’s daily radio report on our website. Just click on radio report and get fresh new fishing information every day.

>> Construction to close access to Collins Beach, Rosedale Beach boat ramps July 8 through July 31 DOVER (June 28, 2013) – Two DNREC boat ramps will be inaccessible for most of July because of construction projects to improve them for public use. Access to the Collins Beach Boat Ramp near Smyrna and its parking area and the Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp near Millsboro and its parking area will be closed from July 8 through July 31 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Both projects are expected to be complete, with full access restored, on Aug. 1.

Boaters who regularly use the Collins Beach ramp for access to the Delaware River are asked to use the Woodland Beach Boat Ramp, located on Woodland Beach Road in Woodland Beach, or the Augustine Boat Ramp on Route 9 in Port Penn.

Boaters who regularly use the Rosedale Beach ramp for access to the Indian River Bay are asked to use the Masseys Landing Boat Ramp, located on Long Neck Road in Long Neck

>> ”Hello Tiger Team and interested individuals: If you haven’t heard already, I’m happy to announce that HB 160 was passed through the Senate yesterday evening with a vote of 19 “yes” and 2 “absent”; essentially unanimous! Thank you all again so very much for your efforts. This outcome shows what a group of dedicated stakeholders can get accomplished in a fairly short amount of time. Next steps will be for the Governor to sign the Bill and then for Regulations to be developed. I’ll keep everyone updated as the process continues and how the Tiger Team can help down the road, if necessary. Thanks again, and I congratulate you all for your hard work. E.J. Chalabala, DE Center for the Inland Bays, 302-228-8954”.

>> 2013 Mid-Atlantic $500,000. Now in its 22nd year, this year’s event is set for August 18-23. 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

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