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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/7/10




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Bill's Sport Shop has a great selection of-everything for crabbing, rigs, rods, reels, carts, racks, t's, coolers, beach supplies and bait. Bring in your catch and we'll take your picture and provide you with an 8 1/2 x 11 photo, suitable for framing, publish it in the Coastal Fisherman and mention it in our fishing report, or just call or email us at billsss@comcast.net.

Fishing News

--Joe Yochis of Long Neck and Bill's Sport Shop caught a 21 1/2" flounder at Massey's Landing using 7" Gulp pumpkinseed worm.
--Matt Langdon trolled ballyhoo at Masseys Canyon, boated an 18 lb dolphin, and lost a nice bluefin tuna on the way back.
--Jeff Windsor, Jeff Windsor Sr., and Alex Windsor fished the Old Grounds using bucktails and Gulp and caught keeper sea bass, 2 keeper flounder to 22" and some blues.
--Kerry Lodish, Eric McGallagher and David Hench chunked butterfish at Masseys Canyon boating a 70 lb bluefin and 2 dolphin.
--Bill Baker Jr, Mikey and Nicky fished the IRI with the new bait, Excite, and managed three throw-back flounder and one keeper at 19 1/2".
--Brooks Zarchin, age 7, hit the beach with his Dad, Mike, for a day of sharking and was rewarded by bringing in his first shark. He landed a 6' and 3' sand tiger, which dad quickly released to fight another day.
--Capt. Ben aboard the "Wreck Stalker" called and said the bite was very light but did manage to get some sea bass and ling at the Old Grounds and Site 11.
--Lisa DiVicenzino, Brad Pecararo and Tom Kempler went to the Star Site and and caught 2 keeper flounder. Tom's was 19" and Lisa was high hook with a 26", 5.65 pounder using smelt.
--Vince Youndt, Stevens, Pa, used sand fleas to pull a 7.40 lb., 22" citation tautog from the rocks while fishing at the Outer Wall.
--While fishing aboard the "Finology", Carol Kitchen, of Lewes, DE, caught and released her first white marlin on Saturday at the Spencer Canyon. Her brother-in-law, Rick Krum, of Catawissa, PA, nailed an 18.1 lb citation mahi. On the same trip, Austin Kitchen, of Lewes, DE, caught a smaller mahi.
--Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle Ocean City and Fenwick Island reports 15" tautog were caught from the south side of the south Jetty using sand fleas.
Annual TaTa Tuna Tournament

IR Boat Association is holding its 3rd Annual TaTa Tuna Tournament. Fish 2 out of 7 days, July 4th to 10th. Checking stations are Lewes Harbor Marina and in OC, White Marlin Marina. Entry forms are available at Bill's Sport Shop. Proceeds to benefit Delaware Breast Cancer.

White Marlin Open

New departure inlets for 2010! Boats participating in the 2010 White Marlin Open may leave from ANY INLET BETWEEN RUDEE INLET VIRGINIA and BARNEGAT INLET NEW JERSEY. All fish must be weighed at the official scale at Harbour Island Marina in Ocean City, MD., Aug 2-6- Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Fish any 3 days-Weigh-in 4:00 PM Ė 9:15 PM,

Harbour Island Marina.

Mid-Atlantic Tournament

The 19th edition of the Mid-Atlantic, $500,000 Tournament, will be held the week of August 15-20 at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May. The tournamentís signature port, and the Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, are the eventís only official satellite port.

Google Earth

We now have a link on our home page to access a FREE Google Earth file to get real-time sea surface temperatures on the east coast. This file is produced through a partnership between Rutgers University and the University of Delaware.

Gulf Coast Benefit

From our Coastal Community to theirs...an educational event and Benefit Concert for the Lousiana Gulf Coast will be held Wed, July 14th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm on the Beach at Dagsworthy Ave in Dewey Beach. Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants and fun on the beach as our coastal community comes together to help another coastal community in need. The event will feature entertainment by: Love Seed Moma Jump,

Lara Lee and Tripp Fabulous, The Doug Segree Band, Lower Case Blues,

Alfie Moss and more local talent. There will activities for kids, and an appearance by Gov. Jack Markell. For more info please visit www.DeCoastGulfAid.org or call 302-644-7222.

Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef Site

Preparations for the ex-"USS Arthur W. Radford" sinking is under way.

The 563-foot-long "Radford" is scheduled to go down later this year onto the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef site, located 26 miles southeast of the Indian River Inlet.

Tautog Reopens

Tautog fishery has reopened. The size limit is 14" with a creel limit of 10 fish.

Striper Slot Season

Striper slot fishing opens in the DE Bay and tributaries July 1 to Aug 31st. The creel limit is 2 per day per angler, 20" to 26".

2010 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

The current recreational daily bluefin tuna (BFT) retention for limit for HMS Angling (private recreational) vessels will be one school or large school BFT (measuring 27 to less than 59 inches) per vessel per day/trip. The current recreational daily BFT retention for limit for HMS Charter/Head boat vessels (fishing recreationally) is one school BFT (measuring 27 to less than 47 inches) and one large school BFT (measuring 47 to less than 59 inches) per vessel per day/trip. 31. The creel limit is 2 per day per angler, 20" to 26".

Upcoming Events

July 1 - Tautog season opens - 14", 10 fish per angler per day

July 1 - Aug. 31 - Striper slot fishing opens

July 4 - 10 - IR Boating Association Annual TaTa Tournament

July 14 - Gulf Coast Benefit

Aug 2-6 - White Marlin Open

Aug 15 - 20 Mid-Atlantic Tournament

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Fri. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Sat. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Sun. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

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