THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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BEAT THE RUSH!! Stop by the shop and purchase your fishing license ASAP. You know what Memorial Day is like! or get the license on line.
Our store is bursting at the seams with a full line of tackle, rods, reels, nets and crabbing supplies. We also have a great selection of nautical clothes in all the latest colors and designs.
>> Reports of keeper flounder are still coming in from the Pier, mostly at night, on the outgoing tide. Also, they are catching a lot of short stripers, sometimes 2 at a time!
>> Tog at the Outer Wall and at IRI off the rocks. Still haven't heard too many stripers at the inlet.
>> Got reports of kingfish showing up in the surf! Trout, flounder and striper are at the Broadkill. Striper and flounder are at the Pier. Flounder, tog and small stripers at the IRI. Monster stripers are up in the De. River. There’s flounder in the Canal and trout off the Broadkill Beach.
>> The Canal Flounder tournament is May 16th.
>> Stripers at the Pier seem to be the catch of the day for everyone coming by the store today. Still getting them 2 at a time on bloods and Gulp. It’s hard to get past the stripers to get to the flounder!
>> Jim Peel caught 2 keeper stripers last week weighing in at 30” and 36”.
>> Tautog, up to 4#, were taken from the Bulkhead in Ocean City.
>> Keeper flounder were pulled from the Assateague Bridge along with some "short" stripers.
>> Tautog have returned to the offshore wrecks.
>> Catfish were picked up at the Broadkill river bridge using chicken livers.
>> Phil Brady and his friend, Anthony, caught a flounder in the canal on a bucktail and pink Gulp!
>> Flint Sherman nailed a real nice linesider somewhere in the Delaware Bay. There are still keeper flounder coming out of the canal on a daily basis.
>> Capt. Rodney Jones, Milton, and The Fish Whisperer Charters, picked up a 23.5” flounder in the Indian River Bay on a top and bottom rig with a minnow.
>> Judy Mangini posted a pic on FB of crabs that she caught today....Watch it Jake!
>> A customer reported catching a 25# striper in the Broadkill.
>> Daryl Merganthaler returned from the Wall with a 4 man limit of tog.
>> The Roosevelt Inlet is producing keeper flounder and stripers.
>> Steve Thompson picked up a 24# striper in the Lewes Canal on pink Gulp and a minnow combo as reported by Lewes Harbour Marina.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Bait and Tackle and next to the Green Turtle in OC and Fenwick: Water Temp: 47.8 “Fishing this week just fair. We are seeing more species of fish every week, just not enough of them! The first bluefish were caught from the Oceanic Pier. There were also puffer fish! Trout showed up in DE. We had some tautog along the bulkhead along 2nd through 4th Streets in Ocean City. Some tautog along the inlet rocks. Anglers in boats are getting them at Martha's Landing just offshore of the Commercial Harbor. A few stripers are showing in the surf. Black Drum run on Assateague is sporadic but happening. Flounder are coming around for sure!”
>> It's Official...The season has started...The Coastal Fisherman is now available at Bill's Sport Shop!
>> Native Plant Sale! The 10th Anniversary of Gardening for the Bays! This Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9 Am -1 p.m. at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. There's no place like home! And plants that are native to coastal Delaware will be at home in your garden. You can find them and buy them at the annual celebration and sale of native flowers, shrubs and trees. FIVE NURSERIES WILL OFFER THOUSANDS OF NATIVE PLANTS; trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses and flowers along with advice and expertise from the Sussex County Master Gardeners, answering questions and providing information.
>> NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Contact: Pat Cooper, Delaware State Parks, 302-645-8983 CAPE HENLOPEN (April 24, 2014) – Beginning May 12, all of Dune Road, which provides access to Herring Point from the ocean, will be closed for approximately one week. This is to enable construction work to be completed on the Gordons Pond Trail, and associated parking lot, scheduled to open in June.
Some of the improvements to Dune Road will include paving and striping, as well as completion of work on the new parking area at Herring Point. Dune Road is scheduled to reopen on May 19th.
>> Senator Gerald Hocker and Rep. Gray are hosting a community meeting that DNREC officials will be attending to discuss issues that relate to the dredging of Delaware's Inland Bays and the Assawoman Canal, navigational aids in the Inland Bays and proposed improvements to Holts Landing State Park. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Millville Fire Hall. Representatives from the Delaware Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Division of Parks and Recreation will be in attendance. An official with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will also be participating in the discussion. Senator Hocker and Rep. Gray have received a number of questions as they relate to the following topics: dredging of Delaware's Inland Bays and the Assawoman Canal; proposed removal of navigational aids in the Inland Bays; and plans to rejuvenate Holts Landing State Park. Rep. Gray stated, "By inviting officials from the Division of Watershed Stewardship, Parks and Recreation, and the Center for the Inland Bays we are hopeful that we can have an open dialogue about these topics in order to alleviate many of our constituents' concerns as they relate to the Inland Bays and access to these waterways for their recreational purposes and enjoyment.The meeting is open to the public and your attendance is welcome.
>> 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!
HOURS - APRIL 30, 2014 Call 302 645 7654
Sun. thru Sat. - 6 AM to 8 PM