THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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Bill’s Sport/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament
2013 Striper Tournament will run from October 18 till December 6. The entry fee includes a free tee shirt and weekly buffet every Friday night at Irish Eyes in Lewes from 5pm till 7pm.
There will be many door prizes provided by Charter boat captains, and local businesses.
Much more information will follow.
>> Capt Bill, Father Jim Downs, from Mary Mother of Peace, and I (Kathy) went to Site 10. When 12oz wouldn't hold bottom, we gave it up and went to Massey's Landing. Father Jim pulled 20" doormat over the rails as soon as he dropped his spec rig tipped with Gulp. Of course, we had a great dinner that night. Father was high hook and only hook for the day.
>> (Who doesn’t like a a compliment once and a while!!) “Just a note to let you know I came in with my son and one of your employees was very helpful to us. We bought a rod and reel, bait and some accessories. A few hours later, I was back as the reel had tangled due to my son's inexperience and eagerness. Anyhow, the same person untangled and sent me on my way and with a few tips on how to avoid it happening again. Success the rest of the weekend.
We will be back on the next trip and will also recommend your store. Thanks.”
>> ”Caught 2 big eyes on Monday. They weighed 141 and 148#. Bit on pink and white in the Wilmington. Last week, we released a 300# blue marlin in the Poormans. Fishing is good. Capt. Charlie, ‘Tranquila Sportfishing’”
>> ”Hi Bill! Thanks for the help Saturday with the advice on inshore sharking. We had one hook up but ended up in a break off out by the DB. I took out Dustin Martin and his group from Chambersburg, PA and we ended with a fair catch after we stopped sharking and headed to Site 10. Several seabass just short, triggerfish, blues, and a big 32" eel. Wrapped things up around 1pm when the wind kicked up. Captain Brandon
"My Sanity" Brandon Boyer”
>> Bill, Jr. Ellen White and Nick Wiest fished IRI and had 9 throwback flounder and a blue on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon.
>> Paul, of BSS, was fishing Baker’s Channel in the Rehoboth Bay and caught several flounder, but no keepers, along with bluefish and croaker using bucktail and Gulp. (On a side note, he had to really hang on to the gunnel railing after a large fishing boat flew by him, wonder who it was? Ha Ha.)
>> Dylan Barbour, Lewes, DE., caught a 23 1/2" black drum on fresh clams (available at bill's) at Massey's.
>> Ryleigh Miller, age 5, and Eban Moyer, 6, Lewes DE., were fishing the Lewes Canal with their dad and ended up catching 10 croaker. Like us on Facebook to view the pictures of 2 of the big ones.
>> Daulton and James Rigney nailed 29" and 30" stripers on live spot at the IRI.
>> Jeff Harman of Hegin, PA. caught a 15.5” croaker at Broadkill Beach on shrimp.
>> Brian Smith, Dover, stopped in tonight and had some nice spec trout and a slot striper in his cooler which he caught in the Lewes Canal.
>> Carl Koehn, West Lawn, PA, caught a 22”, 6.75# black drum at Massey’s Ditch using blood worms.
>> Tom Kemper, PA, went to Brown Shoals and had a mixed bag of throwback flounder, keeper sea bass and a cobia, along with a bunch of oyster crackers. Lots of pullage.
>> Ray of Bill's Sport Shop, caught a 24" black drum on blood worms at Massey's. on Sunday.
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, keeps us informed on what’s going on in her area. “Water Temp: 73.2 – “Fishing this week was good…
flounder, though it was hard to find keepers were in the bay. Anglers picked them up in the deepest holes on the slacking tides. Some really good days offshore on flounder catches. But like all fishing, some days were better than others. Red drum are around along with some black drum. Oceanic Pier has had good trout fishing at night and flounder fishing by day. Surf has had the usual spot and kingfish along with more and more reports of snapper blues. Some nice shark releases were reported. Offshore, flounder were biting, one cobia was reported. Further offshore the news was dolphin, some tuna and marlin releases.”
Signup now for 2013 Delaware Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 21
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.
New Law Sets Stage for Birth of Inland Bays Aquaculture
A new law could spawn a multi-million dollar industry in Sussex County. The signing of House Bill 160 by Gov. Jack Markell at the Indian River Inlet this week establishes the framework for oyster farming in Delaware's Inland Bays.
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
>> 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.
Hours for week of Sept. 2
Mon. thru Thurs. – 6 AM – 8 AM
Fri. – 6 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 7 PM