THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
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.
*****New additions to our Striper Tournament:
Heaviest Bluefish- 1/2 day charter with Capt. Bob on "Lady GoDiver"
Lightest Legal Striper- 1/2 day charter with Capt. Aaron Hurd on "Gale Force"
Additional weekly door prize given by "Painted Glass By
>> Harry Zimmerman, Lewes, DE, wrangled in a citation sheepshead from the ice breakers. The fish weighed 10.05# and is 23.5” long, caught on green crab.
>> Rich Dick Cordeaux, cook at arena's Deli and Bar, wrote on our facebook page: 19” large mouth on crank bait at Ingrams.
>> George Sharp called from Herring Point to let us know of a bluefish blitz on the beach. They were in the 15” range with several in the 20” category.
>> Judy Mangini caught a 20 ˝” flounder in the Rehoboth Bay on a Storm Lure.
>> Jim Rubeck, Bill Zolper and his son, Casey, fished the southwest edge of the Baltimore Canyon on Sat.and caught over ten longfin tuna (true albacore) boating 5 of them. They were aboard Bill's boat the ‘Reel Pursuit’ and were trolling green machine daisy chains. Bill said the one out long seemed to produce the most hook ups.
> >From Larry Jock, Editor and Publisher of the Coastal Fisherman: “Hey Bill, thought you would want to know that an angler in OC tied the State Record for bluefish at 23 lbs.8oz, caught by angler Kevin Weber, OC MD, while fishing with live bunker around the Rt. 50 Bridge during the incoming tide. The state of MD doesn’t recognize ties so the current record holder will continue to stand.”
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, wrote: Water Temp: 69.4 Flounder are moving out of the bay and anglers caught a few nice ones this weekend. We continue to hear about puppy drum from the surf and from areas in the bay where there is structure. Anglers flipping sand fleas under the pilings of the Rt. 50 Bridge and around the South Jetty. Anglers are catching puppy drum, tautog, sheepshead, and some triggerfish. Anglers casting lead heads with gulp are catching stripers and puppy drum. At night, we're seeing action from the Route 50 Bridge on blues, stripers, and some trout. Oceanic Pier had nice flounder this weekend along with lots of blues and shad at night. There's still eating size spot around. Lots of snapper blues were in the surf this weekend biting on finger mullet. There were some nice kingfish and a few puppy drum as well. Sea bass picked up offshore.”
>> John Meade sent us the results of the 7th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament:
Largest Fish: Bob Densmore, 24" red drum, $750
Largest bluefish: Donna Gutridge, David Smith, Jimmy Wolinski, 14.5 " $947 each ($2,820 total payout)
Andy Martz, 74 points, trophy, $1,000.
Bill Anderson, 71 points, trophy, $750.
Martin "CT" Kris, 65 points, Trophy, $500.
Milton Wright, 462 points, $250.
Joe Robinson, 49 points, choice of prize valued up to $190
Choice of prizes paid out down to 40th place finish
Pamela Moss, 27 points, trophy, $300
Kelsey Cycyk, 26 points, trophy, $250
Wendy King, 26 points, trophy, $175
Kayrell Wilkerson, $100
Griffin Traylor, trophy, medal, 10 foot combo
Timothy Bell, Jr, trophy, medal, 10 foot combo
Zoie Martz, Trophy, medal, 10 foot combo
State record 358-pound swordfish caught from Delaware vessel LEWES (Sept. 26, 2013) – Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament Director Nate Rust of DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that a 358-pound swordfish caught on Sept. 7 set a new state record for the species. The record-sized swordfish Following a nearly three-hour battle, recreational angler Kurt Lorenz of Burke, Va., landed the fish on 80-pound test line in the area of Poor Man’s Canyon about 70 miles east of the Maryland-Virginia coast. Lorenz was on a fishing trip aboard Candy’s Reel Choice out of Lewes with Capt. Pete Floyd, and was accompanied by boat owner Mark Avon, mate Rusty Smith, Chris Ragni and Brian Garancheski. The catch is recognized as a Delaware record since the fish was caught from a vessel out of and returning to a Delaware port. measured 90 inches long, with a girth of 47.5 inches. The record catch was initially confirmed by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agent First Class Shea Lindale, who responded to a report of a potential state record at Lewes Harbour Marina. Certified scales at Lewes Harbour Marina were used to weigh the swordfish the next morning. The fish was processed at the Lewes Harbour cleaning station by Capt. Joe Morris. Morris noted it was a prized “pumpkin swordfish,” distinguished by its pinkish orange flesh, believed to be the result of naturally occurring carotenes from its diet of shrimp and other prawns. Lorenz’s record-sized catch tops the previous record, a 276-pound, 12-ounce swordfish caught by angler Albert Scott in 1978. The new record holder will be entered in the books for the 2013 Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. For more information on the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament, please consult the 2013 Delaware Fishing Guide, available at your local tackle shop or license dealer, or online at www.fw.delaware.gov/fisheries, or call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.
>> "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
>> 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 8
Mon. thru Thurs. – 6 AM – 8 AM
Fri. – 6 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 7 PM