THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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As the summer winds down, we start looking forward to the Striper Tournament. We anticipate the social being held again at Irish Eyes; dates tba. Sign-ups will start after Labor Day.
>> John Brzoska, Lewes, does it again with a stringer of flounder bottom bouncing in Rehoboth Bay on Gulp. The largest fish being 23”, 3.6#, a 22”, 3.2# and 2 others.
>> Mike Orendorf caught a 21”, 4.1# flattie drifting through Massey's.
>> Ron Kolonick, Shamokin, PA., scored with this 5.5 #, 23” doormat at IRI on mini- squid combo.
>> Christina Butchko, 13, Annandale, VA, caught an 18”, 6# large mouth bass at Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach.
>> Corey Rutledge used Gulp to boat an 18.5” flattie on Gulp in IR Bay.
>> Ron Capone, Milford, did it again! He sent us a picture of another 22” drum caught at Massey's Landing on bloodworms. Picture taken by Rich King.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC,: “Water Temp 75.2. Flounder fishing was just OK this week, but not great. We had a nice sheepshead weighed in. Kingfish, spot and small croaker still in the surf, along with lots of reports of big shark releases. A few more bluefish were reported this week on finger mullet. Flounder and sea bass fishing is happening offshore. Sea trout on the Oceanic Pier at night. Remember, you are only allowed to keep one. Further offshore we have tuna, wahoo, marlin, and dolphin. Crabbing and clamming is still going on.”
>> Capt. Chuck Cook, (ARRRGHH), ‘First Light Charters’ stopped in to let us know about some of his trips. “Caught 12 keeper flounder fishing an ocean wreck in 80’ of water and left the fish biting on this past Saturday. On another trip this past week, fishing the inlet at night on a fly fishing charter with Bob Nichols, caught several nice stripers, blues and a 26” trout on Clousers with 250 grain sinking line.”
Online registration open now for 2013 Delaware Coastal Cleanup volunteers
DOVER (Aug. 8, 2013) – Online volunteer registration is now open for the 27th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. This year, nearly 50 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties are targeted. At last year’s Coastal Cleanup, 1,400 dedicated volunteers from civic organizations, youth groups, businesses and families collected 7.8 tons of trash from more than 40 sites along Delaware’s shorelines and tributaries.
>> 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. 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.
>> State funding has been allocated in this year's Bond Bill for the dredging of Indian River and Massey's Landing in Long Neck. Rep. Gray voted in favor of the Bond Bill, which contains $4 million for shoreline and waterway management. According to DNREC, part of this funding will be used for "beach replenishment and other related projects" and some of the money will go towards the dredging of these two waterways. As many of you are already aware, these shallow areas have caused ongoing problems for recreational boaters and commercial fishermen. DNREC officials say before the dredging can begin, the department must go through the necessary state and federal permitting associated with such projects. This process will include "the design, engineering and bid specifications for prospective dredging contractors." DNREC said the actual dredging will not likely start this year, but the department will keep legislators updated as the planning and permitting process proceeds.
Tau Tog Regulations
July 17 through Aug. 31 5 fish possession limit
Sept. 1 through Sept. 28 Closed season
Sept. 29 through Dec. 31 5 fish possession limit
Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM – 9 AM
Fri. – 5 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 8 PM