THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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The date has been set for the Striper Tournament--October 18 till December 6. Mark your calendar; more details to follow.
>> Ron Capone, Milton, is RELENTLESS. He weighed in another 23” black drum from Massey's Landing, caught on bloodworms.
>> ”Thanks to the kind gentlemen at your shop early in the morning of 8/19 who were so patient with my questions as they helped me recollect the basics from my younger days surf fishing with my dad. So pleased as a mother to be able to turn it into such a great first experience for my boys, using the old rods and one of the old Mitchell reels, along with a new reel from Bill's…Even got to teach them how to filet the fish.” Sent from my iPad
>> Jason Pangan, New Castle, DE, managed a 5.20#, 20” sheepshead and a 5.84#, 22” black drum at IRI on sand fleas.
>> From: Dona Dyer Subject: First Surf Fishing Experience Pics for FB ”Great first surf fishing experience for the Dyer boys. Caught in Dewey off of Chesapeake St. Luke w/ 1 of 5 spot caught evening of 8/19 using Fishbites; Brock w/ 11" croaker caught morning of 8/20 using Fishbites. And of course, the boys w/ the token sand shark caught using squid. The boys are now "hooked!" In total over ~ 3 hours over 2 days = 7 spot, 1 croaker, 1 sand shark.”
>> Chris Maiuri wrote on facebook: “Hey Bill!! Here's a pic of a yellowfin I got…at Washington Canyon.” (like us on facebook for more pics and reports)
>> Jeremy Haulock, Colorado, and Sean Carroll and Brad Schwartz, Maryland, fished with Capt. Cook of ‘First Light Charters’. The group limited out on all nice flounder. Twelve fish limit to 26" fishing the Old grounds in 82' of water. On another trip, Dan Wellington, and his son Ryan, Davidsonville, MD, also fished the Old grounds with Capt. Cook. The group teamed up to get their limit, putting 12 flounder in the box to 25".
Fly Fishing Report: Patrick McCann fished with ‘First Light Charters’, and caught several stripers, bluefish and even two nice trout on Clousers and bunker imitations. The trout were 26" and 24 1/2"..... a good night fishing! Capt. Chuck Cook, ‘First Light Charters’
Aug, 26th 2013
>> Bill Jr. called in from Massey’s Landing and mentioned he caught a 20” flounder today on Gulp. On a side note, we are getting reports of some nice flounder action in Rehoboth Bay and there are still some keeper stripers, along with blues at IRI.
>> Jim Beirnes and crew went to B Buoy and caught a load of flounder up to 24” on a variety of baits.
>> On another trip, Ron Capone, Milford, snared another drum at 19” from Massey's Landing on bloodworms.
>> Once again, Ron Capone, Milford, is unstoppable. Another 2 drum in the 22” range along with a cooler full of croaker on bloodworms at Massey's Landing
>> Scott Jost wrote: "New name!!!! We will knight him “Lord Massey of the Landing!!! Nice catch drum king!!!!"
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, “Water Temp - 73.6. Flounder fishing was active though there were lots of "shorts" this week. More larger flounder were caught offshore. Short stripers were in the bay along with some nice puppy drum. Croakers picked up in size (just a little). Spot are still around. In the surf, kingfish and spot were still biting. Snapper blues showed up this week giving us some variety. Sharks were about. Oceanic Pier saw some nice sized trout and blues.
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
>> 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.
Summer Hours will be changing next week
Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM – 9 AM
Fri. – 5 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 8 PM