THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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Recalling this time last year, we were on the verge of the impact of hurricane Sandy toward the end of the month. This past week, the Nor’easter has certainly churned things up in the bays ,on the beaches, and the ocean. If history repeat itself, days after Sandy cleared, our water was beautiful and the beaches were in fine condition. Making my point here, the Red Drum invaded the surf last year after the hurricane along with bigger blue fish, and keeper striped bass. This week, and the weeks ahead, should produce some of our season’s finest fishing. So get the rods dusted off after a week of a north east blow and get fishing. Stop in at BSS pick up your baits and hit the beaches. Even during the storm this past week, we have had reports of stripers blues and red drum being taken at IRI.
Bill’s Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament
The tournament starts Friday, Oct., 18. Ellie and I will be available at Irish Eyes to sign people up and will be modeling the jewelry which will be awarded to the top female angler. The tournament lasts until December 6, but cut-off for sign-ups will be November 1.
- Entry forms will still be available at Bill's Sport Shop and every Fri. night at Irish Eyes until then.
- $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.
Lots of info available on our web site and like us on facebook.
>> We have reports of clean water on the beaches with some short stripers being caught on cut mullet.
>> Chuck Nagle stopped in to say even though he has been skunked for the last week, he did see 2 real nice size keeper red drum caught at the inlet. They were caught on white bucktails.
>> Ron Krajewski took his three daughters out fishing just before the storm, outside of the Roosevelt Inlet. His daughter, Megan, caught a weakfish. They also caught a few large spot using squid for bait.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle. OC,: Water Temp. 65.5. “Terrible weather this week. Relentless Northeast wind kept most boats in and made surf fishing nearly impossible. A few brave souls braved it and a couple fish were actually reported. They were few and far between though! Before the blow we had some nice flounder reported, puppy drum, and lots of bluefish action. In fact, the MD State Record was tied this past week! Larry Jock of the Coastal Fisherman reports that Kevin Weber of West Ocean City tied the Maryland state record bluefish at 23 lbs. 8 oz. Kevin was fishing with bunker under the Rt. 50 Bridge and caught the chopper during the incoming tide.”
2013 Coastal Cleanup drew more than 1,900 volunteers, who collected 4 tons of trash and recyclables.
DOVER (Oct. 10, 2013) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 27th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 21 drew 1,900 volunteers, who collected 4 tons of trash from nearly 50 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. Nearly half of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks
more than 15,500 largemouth bass in Delaware waters
Stocking supplements tidal river and helps restore Records Pond bass populations
DOVER (Oct. 15, 2013) – As part of the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s ongoing Largemouth Bass Conservation Program, the Division’s Fisheries Section stocked 15,518 largemouth bass fingerlings in three water bodies this year, DNREC announced today.
Between July 30 and Aug. 31, approximately 8,813 advanced fingerlings measuring 3 to 5 inches long were stocked in the Nanticoke River/Broad Creek near Laurel, and 2,005 were stocked in the Broadkill River near Milton. The fingerlings were the result of local brood stock collected this past spring from the Nanticoke River and taken to Eastern Shore Fisheries, an aquaculture facility in Maryland. After spawning naturally, the adults were returned to the river and the fry were monitored until they reached a length of 3 inches, a size which increases their survival in the wild.
These stockings are part of a long-term effort initiated in 1995 in the Nanticoke River/Broad Creek and in 1996 in the Broadkill River to enhance Delaware’s tidal bass populations and maintain a stable fishery. Since stocking began, nearly 125,000 advanced fingerlings have been stocked in the Nanticoke/Broad Creek system, and nearly 30,000 have been stocked in the Broadkill River, including the 2013 numbers.
Hours for week of OCTOBER 15
Mon. thru Thurs. – 6 AM – 8 AM
Fri. – 6 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 7 PM