THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>>We are still in need of volunteers for Military(active) Appreciation Day. If you would like to volunteer your time, effort or vessel, please contact Bill Jr at 302-645-7654, and I will "Hook" you up!
>> A customer stopped in and said he heard of a snakehead being caught in Coursey's Pond Spillway. Do not put snakeheads back in the water!!!!
>> Another customer was telling us about 30# and 40# stripers, 8# trout and big flounder being caught up near Mispillion by commercial netters.
>> We have reports of flounder being taken in the Canal on Gulp.
>> Congratulations to Bill Powell of Ocean City for, once again, catching the first recorded black drum in the Assateague Surf ... Fish measured 38". Sent to us by Sue Foster , Oyster Bay Tackle.
>> Green crabs, surf clams and bloodworms will be in abundance this weekend at Bill's Sport Shop!
>> Dave Chappell checked in the first flounder of the season. The 19 incher ate a Gulp! during outgoing tide in the Lewes Canal. The fish was checked in at Lewes Harbor Marina
>> Jason Duncan sent us a picture of himself on the beach today with a short striper caught on bloodworms.
>> Capt. Carey Evans of the "Grizzly" sent us this email: The fishing and weather were finally both good for a change. Ray Fisher and family had a great day of tog fishing harvesting a limit up to 7.5 lbs. Margaret Fisher was high hook but Paul Fisher had the big fish of the day award. Master Kim and family joined us next and also harvested a limit of tog to 7 lbs. Their young boy Joseph had a great day We should see tog limits on a daily basis thru May 11 when the season closes. We have seen plenty of bait out in the ocean so the stripers should be around as well. Don't miss the chance to catch a great big black drum this May. Sea bass fishing will open on May 19. Looks like our Flounder regulations will be 4 fish at 16" so it should be a great summer.
>> Here is our up-coming Fish Talk schedule:
>> April 15th - with Capt. Chris Ragni – Offshore Fishing
>> April 22nd - will be a re-cap of Black Drum and Shark Fishing 101.
>> April 28th - will be with Hector Reyes: President of Military Appreciation Day, Delaware Chapter with Bill Baker Jr, V.P. and CJ, Chairperson of the food and beverage committee. One. Simple. Thanks! In May we will be moving our show OUTDOORS!
>> Here is our schedule for the Saturday's in April:
>> April 19th Join Capt. Brian of DFF/'Lil Angler II and CJ of SKG on our second “Fishing 101 Series”. The subject will be “Black Drum and Shark Fishing from a Boat”. Black Drum will be from 10:00 AM to Noon, on Sat., April 19th. There will be a 1 hour lunch break and Shark Fishing will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There will be a nominal charge of $10.00 for the day. Coffee, soda, water and snacks will be provided. Sixteen years of age and younger will be free of charge.
>> Annual Spring Surf Fishing Tournament - Saturday, May 10, 2014 Hosted By Old Inlet Bait and Tackle Registration Fees:Men and Women: $25 (16 and over) Kids: all children 15 and under fish free, but must be registered
>> Visit our facebook page for the dates of the Safe Boating Courses.
>> Churchmans Road boat ramp on Christina River in Newark temporarily closed NEWARK (April 14, 2014) – The Churchman’s Road Boat Ramp located on the Christina River is temporarily closed to allow DNREC’s Division of Fish & wildlife to evaluate the ramp and its continued use. The ramp has no known structural concerns and is expected to be reopened soon.
HOURS - APRIL 15,2014 Call 302 645 7654
Mon. thru Sat. - 7 AM to 7 PM
Easter Sun. - 6 AM to 2 PM