THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lens, Dc. 19958
6/ 16 / 10
Make Bill’s Sport Shop your Father’s Day Headquarters. A great idea for
Dad is a Gift Card which can be used all at once, or for bait and tackle
during the season. We also have a great selection of rods, reels,
tackle, clothing, crabbing, clamming and boating supplies with brands
like Guy Harvey, Pelagic, Aftco, Calcutta, St. Croix as well as a Perms
& Worms and a Bill’s Sport Shop line. We have a variety of “carts” for
hauling gear to the beach and boat. For those who drive on the beaches,
we have a nice selection of rod racks that mount to the vehicle. our
selection of reels include: Penn, Avet, Shimano, Daiwa, Abu Garcia,
Okuma, Fin—nor, Quantam, Van Steal and more. Rods include: Star, St.
Croix, C Loomis, Tsunami, Tica, Penn, Shimano, etc.
Bill’s Sport Shop Final Tournament Standings
Name Weight Length Place
William Rawlings9.45 28.25” 1
Don Ruth 9.12 28.5” 2
John Goethe 8.05 27.75” 3
Paul Caras 7.16 28 4
Don Ruth 6.66 28” 5
John Rupp 6.45 26” 6
Kwan Chon 6.20 25” 7
John Goethe 5.56 25:” 8
George Trout 5.29 24” 9
Bob Zak 4.64 23 10
Sat., June 19th, there will be a Memorial Service for missing fisherman,
Joel Thompson. Shannon Thompson requests no floral arrangements or
formal wear. A rose in any color, jeans, shorts and t shirts welcome.
Prayers, donations or a simple smile will be greatly appreciated.
Bill Rawlings of Laurel won the top prize of $1000 in our tournament
with a 9.45 lb flounder caught in DE Bay
Don Ruth of Longneck came in second and fifth place with a 9.12 lb and
6.66 lb flounder.
Paul Caras of Milton nailed a 7.16 lb tournament flounder with 2 hours
to spare putting him in 4th place.
Trevor McCarthy of Landenberg, Pa brought in a 23”, 4.20 lb flounder.
Dylan Englehart, age 10, of PA used finger mullet to entice 24”, 4.9 lb
flounder at Massey’s Landing.
More flounder catches include Dan Mattio, 4 lbs., 22”, caught at the
Inlet, Symantha Kerns, 4 1/2 lb, 24”, caught near #9 Buoy and Bill
Dorey, 4.30 lb, 23”.
Ellen White of Millsboro, tossed a Gulp bait on a Spec rig to deck a
19” and 19 1/4” flounder while fishing the VFW Slough.
BILL JR. from Bills Sport Shop, used a bucktail with Gulp to capture a
23 3/4tT flounder also fishing the 71W Slough.
Matt and Dan Langdon, Jen, Steve and Joe caught 1 for 1 bluefin tuna in
The 30 lb range and 7 bluefish while trolling the Hot Dog with ballyhoo
on the “Offishal”.
Austin Kitchen, age 14, of Lewes caught his first ever bluefin tuna
Weighing 20 lbs and measuring 31” on a green machine trolling the Dump
site. The crew also caught 5•blues up to 14.5 lbs.
On Sunday, Trey Parker of Georgetown and crew on the “Play—n Hook—e”
went to the Rock Pile caught and released 5 mako including one over 200
lbs. They then ran north of the 461 and caught 4 yellowfin tuna, 2 over
40 lbs. on spreader bars.
Chris Carey. Chambersburg, Pa, brought to the surf a 1 lb, 3 0z kingfish
caught on bloodworms at Fenwick Island Beach.
Capt. Angelo Dellapo aboard the “Spoiled Three” ran to the 1000 fathom
line and using ballyhoo, hooked up with 13 dolphin and a 500 lb plus
Blue marlin with angler, Chris Dispoto, of the Rehoboth Car Wash, that
was tagged and released. The crew also captured 2 yellow fin at the Rock
We have reports of bluefin tuna to 70 lbs. while trolling ballyhoo at
Masseys and also from the Hot Dog to the 19 Fathom Lump.
Joe Cangianelli picked off a 110 lb mako just off the Hot Dog using a
bluefish fillet in a mackeral chum slick.
Bobby from the Pier at Cape Henlopen called to report they were catching
croakers on squid and bloodworms.
Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle in Ocean City, let us know that mostly
sharks are being caught in the surf with kingfish starting to appear.
Flounder fishing was good this week. Bluefish, shad and some stripers
were reported on the south jetty, Rt. 50 Bridge and Oceanic Pier.
Offshore, Sue reports tautog and seabass. The action was hot on sharks
and yellowfin tuna.
“Just want to say thanks for the great job Mr. Bill and the crew are
doing running the shop. Always great personalities, awesome news and
everything available I always need. Caught several flounder this
weekend, Blues included, (Roosevelt Area) using out blue and minnow —
majority were throw backs but that was ok, a little windy this weekend,
hut still beautiful. Caught one thing never to be lost—(Peace of Mind).
However the crabbing report has been wonderful over the past 3 weeks. I
cant get over how many huge ones we’re getting, up to 7”, Pulled in
several bushels over the past weeks using mostly frozen bunker / Mullet.
Think we’re in for a great season, but folks still need to keep in mind
about letting the sponge return to the waters.
Thanks again to all. Lee Lovette of Denton, Maryland”
ASMFC VOTES TO INCREASE SEA BASS SEASON
In a vote supported by all member states of the Atlantic States Marine
Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC), Summer Flounder, Soup and Black Sea Bass
Management Board, states will now have the option to liberalize the 2010
black sea bass season in state waters by an additional 90 days. The
proposed new season will run from May 22 through October 11, with an
additional open period of November 1 through December 31. The proposal
would keep the size and bag limit the same of 12—1/2”, 25 fish per
Center for the Inland Bays Clean-up
Volunteers will meet June 19th at Massey’s Landing. Pontoon boats are
needed to drop volunteers off at various beaches. When they arrive back,
refreshments will be provided. Contact EJ Chalabala at the Center’s
building, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19 - Center for the inland Bays Clean Up
July 1 — Tautog season opens — 14”, 10 per angler per day
July 1 — Aug. 31 — Striper slot fishing opens in BE Bay and
tributaries, 20” to 26”, 2 per day per angler.