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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/16/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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ARE YOU READY? We are!!! Wreck anchors, live sand fleas, green crabs, tog rigs, clams, sinkers and anything else you might need for the opening of tog season tomorrow can be found at Bill’s. We open at 5 AM.

We have enlarged our boat department and now have live wells, outrigger supplies, rod holders, life jackets, ring buoys, cushions, anchors, yetti coolers and igloo marine coolers.

Rods, reels and combos are available for all kinds of fishing.


>> ”Hey Bill's.... Two 17" keeper flounder south end of Masseys this afternoon on Gulp. Lemon, butter, grill.....Yum.” That was from Jim Bender in Breezewood, Reboboth.

>> ”We caught our limit of flounder at Site 10 on minnows and squid, very few shorts. Keepers…from 17 ½” to 22 ½”. “ Leon E. Martin

>> Greg Zeigler writes on facebook: “Catch and release day with the croakers on Rehoboth Bay. Same pattern as yesterday - hair jigs and GULP! …kept the little ones away.”

>> Marty Barrett and his neighbors from Cannery Village Civic Association went on a fishing trip aboard the Indian out of Lewes Marina. The party landed a great variety of fish and had a lot of fun. They ended up with 55 croakers, 9 king fish,7 spot, 13 blowfish.

>> Massey's “Togger” Denny Coffman caught and released a 20" red drum using shrimp. He was fishing at Massey's Landing. .

>> Steve Kiibler wrote on facebook: “I was invited on a trip aboard the ‘Lil Angler II’ by my friend, Paul Pergerolis, who won the trip in Bill's Sport Shop Striper Tourney . Thank you to Paul and Capt. Brian of the ‘Lil Angler II’ for a fun trip . I caught 2 flounder, big one is 6#. Call Capt. Brian if you would like to make a charter at (302) 430-3414 Thanks Bill's Sport Shop.

>> Capt Trey Parker with Devon Wiley, Joey Smith and Jay Long ventured to the Washington Canyon trolling spreader bars and skirted ballyhoo from the 800/800 line to the 461 lump in 74 to 76 degree water. Dolphin were plentiful around many of the lobster balls, most caught were less then 20#. Yellowfin bite was slow, however they did manage to hook a nice 230# big eye and also had a blue marlin est. weighing 300# . Water clarity was good with birds working the entire area. Building seas cut the trip short but all in all a great day for the conditions allowed. Stay tuned this weekened for live daily offshore reports from the OC Tuna Tournament, Fri., Sat. and Sun held at the OC Fishing Center.

>> Mike Mayhew, Longneck, caught a 4.8#, 20” largemouth bass at Wagamons Pond.

>> Don Heller, Long Neck, caught a 4.12#, 22.5” flounder in the Canal on Gulp.

>> Ed St Jean, Lewes, caught a 3.12#, 20” flounder in the Canal on Gulp.

>> Roger Aeo nailed 2 black drum at 17 and 19” at IRI on green crabs.

>> Eight year old R J Fullerton, Exton PA. caught a 3.35#, 21” flounder in IRI using Fihbites. When asked where he caught it, his answer was ‘in a boat’. Gotta love those young ones learning to fish. Thanks Dads

> >From Capt Aaron Hurd ‘Gale Force Charters’: …”The Cody party caught 5 keeper flounder on the afternoon trip drifting the IR Inlet. On another trip, the Degati party caught a dozen rockfish with 2 keepers at 34 and 28”, a keeper flounder and a bluefish on the morning trip. Wed. July 10. Dawn and Jacob Dupre caught 3 keeper flounder on the afternoon trip drifting live bait. Thur. July 11. The Liberi party caught about a dozen rockfish with one keeper over 28”.

>> Harry Walker, Lewes, caught a 3.15#, 22” weakfish at the Pier on a Storm Lure.

>> Ross Grossi, Wimington, DE. caught croaker on Broadkill Beach with pink Gulp weighing 1.45#, with a 15” length.

>> Saltwater Fly Anglers fishing report on a flyrod by club members--- Shawn R, Don A, Paul I, Dennis L, Tom M, at Lewes Bch (night) ALL CAUGHT MANY croaker, Clyde S, Lloyd P,at Henlopen Flats, croaker, and flounder, Tom M, 24” trout and 12 shad at IRI, Clyde S, 19 croaker, and 2 short flounder, Skip, 5 croaker, Buddy H, (Stinky Bch),19” Bass, plus 6 kingfish, Roger H, and Chris (at flts), croakers.

>> ”We fished the ’Four Play’ out of Indian River on Friday and Sunday in the OC Tuna Tourney, had great start catching two big eyes (212lbs and 187lbs) each fish took 2hrs to get to the boat and a yellowfin down in the Washington Canyon 500 fathoms, the stringer weight held up to win 1st place in the under 40 foot boat category. Lots of whales and life down there hopefully the good conditions continue the rest of the summer!!!” Bill Vernon Jr, Sales Consultant,

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>> Fishing with John Nedelka on the “Karen Sue Charter Boat” Caught by Brian Garrison and crew from Hershey Pa. area. Had a fine day with large seabass, red hake, ling and 2 COBIA, 19.5 and 20.5# while fishing at an offshore wreck.

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster: Water Temp: 72.7 “Saw some nice fish this week! Flounder are back biting in the bay. Had some good reports of many keepers this week. Puppy drum are around the inlet rocks and the bridges. Lots of spot in the bay. Triggerfish are moving in as well. We've had an absolutely great week on kingfish in the surf. There were several reports of sea trout in the surf and bay. Flounder are biting offshore on the wrecks. Pretty good sea bass fishing too. Big eye tunas were the word from offshore!”

> >From Captain Aaron Hurd of ‘Gale Force Charters’ out of Indian River Marina.”The Lutostansky party fished with ‘Gale Force’ yesterday on a half day trip and caught 9 keeper flounder on spot, mullet, and shiners at IR Inlet.”


White Marlin Open Tournament Dates The 2013 White Marlin Open will be held from August 5th through 9th in Ocean City, Maryland. Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Fish Any 3 Days Weigh-in 4:00 PM – 9:15 PM At Harbour Island Marina

Collins Beach and Rosedale Beach boat ramps open with limited access now through Aug. 1 DOVER (July 9, 2013) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced additional details today regarding construction at the Collins Beach Boat Ramp near Smyrna and the Rosedale Beach boat ramp near Millsboro. Rather than being closed for up to multiple weeks as originally anticipated, both ramp locations will remain mostly open but with limited access. Construction may be completed before Aug. 1 as weather conditions permit.

Send your best summer shots of anglers to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Fishing Photo Contest Entries being accepted now through Oct. 15

DOVER (July 9, 2013) – Summer is the perfect time to take great photos of anglers enjoying the outdoors and submit them to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published next spring.

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

Are you AWARE? The Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section agents would like to remind anglers to become acquainted with and abide by regulations and restrictions on catching sharks in Delaware waters. The sand tiger, sandbar, smooth dogfish and spiny dogfish are the most commonly caught shark species in Delaware. Anglers may take smooth dogfish and spiny dogfish sharks all year with no minimum size requirements and no daily limit. However, anglers are prohibited from taking sand tiger and sandbar sharks. Due to their low reproductive rate and overfishing, both species are protected and none may be retained. No hook and line angler may remove from the water any sand tiger or sandbar shark, or any other prohibited species of shark. In addition, any sandbar shark or other prohibited species of shark must be immediately released in a manner that will ensure maximum probability of survival.

Summer Hours

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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