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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 10/1/13



18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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Bill’s Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament

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The 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.


>> Surf fisherman seem to be having banner days this week from CHSP all the way to Fenwick with bluefish getting bigger, and mixed in with the blues are also weakfish, and croaker. Fresh mullet is the choice of bait, with blood worms also producing fish.

>> TauTog OPENED Sunday!!!!! Plenty of Green Crabs and Sand Fleas on hand!

>> In the Suds: Blues to 15”, croaker, kingfish, spot, flounder, schoolie striper with an occasional keeper, sharks and skates....reports of red drum.

>> Massey's, IRI, Rehoboth Bay: Flounder are still there, croaker, spot, stripers, black drum, tog are being caught red drum are still being caught.

>> Delaware Bay, Broadkill and the Canal: Striper, flounder, black and red drum, croaker, spot, weakfish.

>> Ocean: When you can get out, the Old Grounds and B Buoy have been the hot spots for flounder and sea bass.

>> Joe the Postman stopped in and told us he got his limit of flounder on the Thelma Dale. He also won the pool and took Bully Bob's money!!!

>> Bill Jr., the master of the spec rig with Gulp, culled another flounder from Massey’s today. The fish was a 19 incher and fat. Yes there are still flounder to be taken in our back bays and the inlet.

>> Friday at Conquest Rd, Dave, Bill, Ed, Austin, Bob and Norm were pulling in 14” blues, small stripers, small black drum, nice puppy drum and spot all caught on cut mullet

>> Dina Woollen Boebel wrote on our facebook page: “21” red drum, caught off the Rehoboth Beach this morning by Anthony of Bel Air, Md.” Way to go Anthony!

>> From: Jones, James / Kuehne + Nagel / NYC QM-N

To: 'billsss@comcast.net'

Subject: RE: Fishing Report…“Hi Bill, Jimmy Jones here, how you doing? I have not shared much with you this year, but here is one......Ran out…with a buddy on his "Go Fast" Palmetto Custom 32. The goal being to run out to the rockpile, burn out his old fuel prior to putting the boat up for the year, kill some good dinner, and get in early. It was nice weather…Got to the rockpile, put the lines in, had a mahi up, we got it. Dinner in da box…5 minutes passed. Mr. White Marlin slapped the short rigger bait (a blue/white islander junior with pee-wee baitmaster). I picked it up, fed it back, felt the pickup, thumbed the spool, set the hook, and handed it off. Captain Dave got his first Whitey release of his lifetime. It's a true pleasure to be there to give this gift to another human being. We ran home late morning, was home watching football by mid afternoon. Cooked my lovely wife a fresh mahi filet for dinner. What a good day. Why can't all days be like that? See you soon for the rockfish tournament.

Jimmy Jones (a.k.a "The Hired Gun")”

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, Water Temp – 68.9 “Fishing this week was fair on flounder. We saw more and more anglers fishing for tautog. Some keepers were caught. Red drum were still around in the bay and some in the surf. Lots of snapper blues in the surf! Some nice kingfish too! Trout were caught on the Oceanic Pier (some speckled ones too.) Oceanic Pier also had some nice flounder catches. More stripers are being reported too. Norfolk spot are almost everywhere for the anglers using small hooks and bloodworms. Offshore, the flounder run in slowing up some and the sea bass are picking up!


State Park

INDIAN RIVER INLET (Sept. 30, 2013) – On Wednesday, Oct. 2, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will begin repair work on the north side of the Indian River Inlet jetty, which is located within Delaware Seashore State Park. Construction work will focus on the eastern portion of the jetty and the project will also repair the collapsed sidewalk. Public access to the eastern section of the north jetty will be closed during the duration of the project, which is expected to take 90 days. Delaware Seashore State Park’s day areas on the north side of the inlet which are not affected by construction will remain open to fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. For more information, contact the park office at 302-227-2800.

Division of Fish and Wildlife announces new online shark identification guide for anglers

A new online shark identification guide has been posted on the DNREC website, the Division of Fish and Wildlife announced , in an effort to increase awareness of these ocean predators whose numbers are in decline. To check out the new guide, click Delaware Sharks.Growing interest in shark fishing and conservation of shark species in recent years prompted the development of this easily-accessed and printable guide for use by anglers to aid in the identification of some of the most common sharks caught in the Delaware Bay and nearshore waters of the state. The guide also includes some helpful tips on handling and releasing sharks.

>> "Cast for a cure" team surf tournament on Oct 12th. Proceeds to American Cancer Society. Cast for a loved one whom has battled this disease. $50 per person includes gift bag tshirt and all u can eat dinner buffet. See "Delaware Fisherwomen" on fb for more details

>> 7th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on Oct 4,5 & 6.Over $4000.00 in total cash prizes. $30.00 per adult and youth entry fee is only $10.00. Don't miss this family friendly event!

>> 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.

Hours for week of OCTOBER 1

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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