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Lewes, De. 19958
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Bring your friends and family and join the Division of Fish & Wildlife as they celebrate hunting and fishing in the First State! From archery practice and hunting dog demonstrations to fishing opportunities and youth activities, there’s something for everyone at this family-friendly event! So pack a picnic lunch and spend some time outdoors with DNREC as we celebrate
National Hunting & Fishing Day Sunday, September 15, 2013
Location: Aquatic Resource Education Center
4876 Hay Point Landing Rd., Smyrna, De 19977
>> Paul P, Ray and Chuck of BSS, traveled to Site 10 and B buoy and ended up catching many flounder, blues and croaker. Only 3 keeper flounder were boated the largest being 22”, weighing over 4#.
>> Lindsey Butchko, 13 years old, from Annandale, Va and a twin of Christina Butchko, who caught a large fish a few days ago, caught 2 large mouth bass on Silver lake in Rehoboth Beach. One was 16”, 3# and the other 17.5”, 3.5#. Her dad, Jerry, caught a large mouth bass as well. We were unable to get a picture but it was about 24”, 5.5#. On another trip, Jerry Butchko, father of Lindsey and Christina, caught a 14.5”, large mouth bass on night crawlers in Silver Lake at Rehoboth Beach.
>> Ron Capone, Milford, is on FIRE. He pulled four more black drum, up to 23”, on bloodworms and shrimp over the rails at Massey's Landing.
>> Jack Kuprevich, West Greenwich, RI, caught a lot of croaker at Massey's Landing using bloodworms.
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, reports the water temp at 71.6. Flounder fishing was better this week when the wind wasn't blowing. Kingfish, spot, some blues, small croaker and a number of sharks were reported. Flounder were biting good at the wrecks. One of our customers caught a nice sized puppy drum from the bayside. Crabbing and clamming is still going on.
>> ”Capt. Bill, here is a fishing report from Friday ...08/16/13 Congratulations on your 56 yr. anniversary .... tell Kathy I said hello!! Kyle O'haro and his son Collin from Eldersburg, Md. fished with Capt. Cook of ‘First Light Charters’. They teamed up to put a limit of 12 nice flounder in the box using Capt. Cook's flounder rigs with fresh cut bait. Collin O'haro never caught flounder before but walked away with the high hook, landing a 24" flounder in 80' of water at the Old Grounds.”
Capt. Chuck, ‘First Light Charters’
>> Brian Smith, Dover, caught several speckled trout in Lewes Canal, the largest being 22”, and weighed in at 3.95#. Gulp swim baits was his choice to capture these fish.
Tournament week is here and as some participants began arriving yesterday for the 2013 Mid-Atlantic $500,000 at the event’s host marinas, Canyon Club Resort Marina and
South Jersey Marina in Cape May and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, others spent the day pre-fishing to get the lay of the land for the upcoming week. While conditions offshore were reported as “sporty” several boats scored billfish releases and a few nice tuna, including a couple big eye, were boated. With the full moon set for mid-week, conditions look ripe for another great event. Last year’s tournament saw over 500 billfish caught including 460 white marlin, 40 blue marlin and four sailfish with over 96% released!
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.
Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM – 9 AM
Fri. – 5 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 8 PM