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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 9/17/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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Bill’s Sport/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament

All the Tournament details can be found when you ‘like’ us on Facebook

We have teamed up with Short's Marine to award the angler in Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament, a 2013, 19’ Carolina Skiff with an Etec engine and trailer. The angler who catches a striped bass 5 lbs. greater than the state record at that time will be awarded the boat.

The top female angler in the tournament will receive a gold chain with a gold striper pendent with a sapphire eye from Holland Jewelers, valued at $1500.00, and a ½ day charter from Captain Brian Wazlavek, aboard the ‘Lil Angler II’.

The following Captains are participating in Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament:

Capt. Kristen "Daddy'$ Money" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Paul Henninger "Amethyst" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Chuck Cook "First Light Charter" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Les Clemmer "Martha Marie" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Barry Matson "GummyBear" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Walt Wilson "R Way II" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Aaron Hurd "Gale Force" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Rodney Jones "Fish Whisperer" 1/2 day Charter

Capt. Jere High "Highlander II" 1/2 day Charter

Capt Mike Rivera "On Delivery" 50% off full day

Captain Brian Wazlavek "Lil Angler II" Top Female Angler

Fortney's Outdoor Adventure Heaviest Flounder

Capt. Bob "Lady GoDiver" Heaviest Bluefish

Other Door Prizes:

Delaware Paddle Sports will be giving a full day fishing Kayak rental for 2, $140.00 value

Terminal Tackle by: Aqua Clear,Capt. Mike's Rigs, Corky's, E.P. Sales, Eagle Claw, Gator Lures, Charlie's Rigs

Bucktails by: Bucktail Bob and John Gunderman

Gift Certificates by: Capt. Paul Henninger "Amethyst" Charters, Dragon's Lair, Go Brit, Seacoast Salon, Rehoboth Car Wash, and of course....Irish Eyes!

Boarding Passes from:Capt. Ted "Indian", Capt. Bob of "Captain's Lady"

Other prizes from: Big Rock Sports, Coastal Fisherman, Diawa, Rapala, Gamma, Salt Life, Tica, White Marlin Open, SKG, Shimano, PowerPro, Guy Harvey, Don Avondalio, St. Croix.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to win one of these great prizes and trips! Sign up today!

The 2013 Striper Tournament will run from October 18 till December 6. - Entry forms available at Bill's Sport Shop, Irish Eyes and at the door every Friday up to 11/1.

- Open to all.

- $85.00 entry fee per angler, includes tee shirt and buffet for angler only.

- $25.00 fee for a guest with angler at the buffet. 1 guest per angler. Additional guests can order from menu.

Millman's Appliance is giving a 5 cu ft chest freezer and Portraits in the Sand is giving a $300.00 gift certificate for our Wild Card prizes.


>> Bill Jr and Ellen were fishing IRI and caught 9 flounder using Gulp, spec rigs, and bucktails. The largest was 18” and fat. Congratulations on a great day fishin!

>> Ron Capone, Milford, and James Bolton of DAFB caught 6 drum up to 24” at Massey's on clams.

>> On another trip, Ron Capone (AKA The Drum King) along with Chester Scott former Boxer, gave em a one, two, knockout punch today at Masseys Landing with 2 more drum to 24” and a dinner sized croaker.

>> Wayne Moore, New Castle, caught a 23” drum at Masseys Landing on clam.

>> Carl Koehn, West Lawn, Pa, pulled a 5.79#, 22” black drum over the rail at Massey's Landing using clams.

>> Camron Stengel, 13 years old, Ocean View, DE.caught a 19”, 3.85# large mouth bass in a local pond using minnows for bait.

>> Our new name: “Bill's Bait, Tackle, Kennel (Minnie, Marlin, Molly and Sandy) and Ron's Official Weigh Station”…!

Ron Capone, aka, FishMan keeps rolling along with another 3 drum in the 24” range (we gave up measuring) on clams at Massey's Landing on 9-16.

>> Chester Scott, Milford, caught spot croaker and drum at Massey's Landing on clams.

>> Joe Rigney Sr sent this via facebook: “Joe Rigney Jr…4 blues and and a puffer” (Picture on our facebook page)

>> Chris Maiuri wrote via facabook: “Went to Washington Canyon for an overnighter 9/14-9/15 went 5 for 12 on yellowfin and 0-1 on big eyes. All caught while chunking butterfish at night.”

>> Devin Willey called in with a real nice bull dolphin weighing in at 42#.

>> ”My son, Jimbo, caught a 16” blue Sat. at DE Seashore State Park. Great day at the beach!”

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, for our friends below the IRI: “Water Temp, 72. Fishing this week wasn't bad on flounder. Saw some keepers and lots of throw backs. Bluefish in the surf, along with croaker and spot. A few kingfish were still around. So were some good sized sand bar and dusky sharks. Eating size spot are in the bay along with some croakers in the inlet. Puppy drum are hitting in the Inlet and some around the Rt. 50 Bridge pilings. Also some in the Route 54 gut in Delaware. Offshore the flounder are biting, and further offshore the tuna, marlin, and dolphin!”


Old Inlet Fall Classic is this weekend, Sept. 21st & 22nd. Designated Surf Fishing areas in D.S.S.P. and Fenwick Island State Park. Fishing Time: Sat. Sept. 21st - 7 a m - 3 pm Sun. September 22nd – 7 a m - Noon

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.

>> 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. 17

Mon. thru Thurs. – 6 AM – 8 AM

Fri. – 6 AM – 10 PM

Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM

Sun. – 5 AM – 7 PM

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