THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> To celebrate National Fishing Week, June 1-8, the Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to test your luck fishing, clamming and crabbing by offering free fishing days on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. On these two days, anyone may fish the state’s waters without a fishing license, still required to obtain a free Fisherman Identification Network (F.I.N.) number.
National Fishing Week festivities will also include DNREC’s 28th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Sponsored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Enforcement Section, the event will take place at a pond in each county: Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Silver Lake Park in Dover – a new location for Kent County this year – and the dog training area at Lums Pond State Park in Bear. Participants are asked to arrive before 10 a.m. to register for the tournament.
>> For Father’s Day come in and check out our selection. We have great gifts that any fisherman would love to receive. Gift cards, that can be used during the summer for bait and terminal tackle. (or anything in the store!) are always appreciated.
>> Ed Moore, Showell, MD, caught a citation trout weighing 6.50# and measuring 29” in the Broadkill River using a swim shad.
>> Bob Burton caught a 2# monk fish on fresh bunker at the Ocean City Coast Guard cutter reef.
>>”Got bait from you early Sunday morning and went out for dogfish along the Outer Wall. Kids did great! 7 total!... Ron Thompson”
>> Randy Hartstein, Willow Street, PA, caught a citation weakfish on pink Gulp! at the Pier. He also pulled 2 keeper flounder over the rails caught on a bucktail and squid.
>> ”My name is John Walker and I fish with Gunnar Zorn on the Dawg Haus out of Sunset Marina. Monday 5/26 our crew of Capt. Corey Kennington, Gunnar Zorn, John Walker, Johnny Morton, Jimmy Michael, Charlie Pino, Don Kline, and Lou Schultheis went to the 461 Lump yesterday 5/26. We brought home 10 Yellowfin Tuna. Look for the water temps to jump up from high 50’s to mid 60’s, we found breaking fish and two tone dolphins most of the day on and off.” email@example.com
>> ”Just wanted to let you know crabs are here...1 bushel @ the mouth of Peppers Creek yesterday on chicken necks!” Thomas G. Bailor
>> Pj Thao sent us this message: “My dad and I stopped by Tuesday night at 7:30 to get our licenses. By 10pm we landed these two nice stripers. Thanks for the right information and tips. You guys are the best. Dads (Victor Thao) 38 1/2" 22#. Mine (Peter Thao) 39 1/2" 21#. Would have stopped by the shop but had to get back home (Lititz, PA) by morning. Thanks once again. We caught these in the IRI on Storm lures.”
>> ’Captains Lady Charters’ out of Bowers, went on their last drum trip of the season and did quite well with several in the 50# range on clams bought at Bill's Sport Shop.
>> Keith Tolley sent us a picture of his friend and fellow customer, David Hoang, with a potential Virginia State Record Golden Tile fish at 57#! Congratulations David!!!!
>> Bambi Michelle Whiteley sent us this picture of her son. LOVE it when the kids are catching!!!!!
>> ”Wanted to share my son's catch with you. We were on the charter boat, “Captain Ike II”…All together we caught 35 keeper sea bass and 2 keeper cod. Hooked many more, but they were not big enough.”
>> Gesse Jledhill sent this to us… “A 34" 16# striper was caught on the surf at Delaware beaches Memorial Day.”
>> Capt. Brian of “Lil Angler II” took a group of Retired Military Members out catching today. He reported: a 23# black drum, a northern puffer, 12 king fish, 6 spot, 120 croaker kept and another 120 released, 8 short weakfish, and a cownose ray.
WHAT a day!!!!!
>> Bill Healy sent us this message and pictures: “Thanks for your updates, reports and Fish Talk with CJ! Your bunker worked great on blues (23/21/19") the other day, conditions look good for rock. Thanks for all you do for us fishermen. Love your shop!”
>> ’Fortney's Outdoors’ caught 2 black drum at 20.5 and 25.5# on clams.
>> Tim Han, Chantilly, VA, caught flounder to 18” along with 20 croaker and 15 spot on Gulp and bloods at the Pier.
>> Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters” Wrote: “Crab bite was great this AM...Roberta and I made just 4 runs with about 22 pots and harvested 28 keepers with 15 of them being about 6” or more . This was our very first run and we had 10 in the basket to keep. All males...we released the females.”
>> ”Captain's Lady Charters” out of Bowers wrote: “The 2014 fishing season is in full swing. We are teamed up with the Terry Farrell fund Delaware Chapter this year. Our first cruise to benefit them is Friday June 6. Come help us raise funds for this great group. Call us for tickets. $25 per person.”
>> Rich (tarzan) Johnson, Felton DE, fished IRI with a Zoom lure and came away with a 5.10#, 23 ½” flounder.
>> Andrew Nertz, Upland PA., fishing IRI using white bucktails, brought in a 31”, 11.8# striper.
>> Ryan Corsiatto, Middletown MD, caught a 20” 3.11# flounder at Roosevelt Inlet on Chartruese Gulp!
>> Trevor Gouert, Lewes, caught a citation drum off Broadkill on clams at 57.2#, 47”.
>> Large blues are being reported at the Pier.
>> Rosemary Eastburn emailed us that a flounder over 19” was caught at the Broadkill Beach on chicken by ‘Broadkill’ Bill.
>> Rodney Jones Wrote: “Messed around and scratched out a half bushel of crabs today....bite was way slower than yesterday.”
>> Tom Bailor stopped in today to report that he, Frank and Mike caught 2 bushels of crabs on Saturday. Then he, Bob Baylor, Rich & Dustin Wyatt caught another 2 bushels on Sunday. All were taken at Gull Point.
>> Joe Larocca, Millsboro, DE, pulled a citation weakfish on a Swimshad at Roosevelt Inlet.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp: 60.4. Still some nice stripers from the surf! Bluefish hit the surf! We saw a few nice flounder from the bay though many said they were hard to come by! The striper action has been great from the Route 50 Bridge and surrounding areas. Also had some good reports from Indian River Inlet. The Oceanic Pier has been doing great on blues and shad on the incoming tide both day and night! Lots of short stripers there too. Cape Henelopen Pier saw some spot, flounder, and trout action! Offshore, the sea bass bite is on. Sharks and the first tuna were reported.
>> Three downstate ponds to be treated for aquatic nuisance weeds--DOVER (May 29, 2014) – During the next three weeks, weather permitting, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will be treating three downstate ponds for aquatic nuisance weeds that, left unchecked, can choke the waters, crowd out beneficial plant species, and prevent fishing and boating access. The three public-access ponds to be treated are: Millsboro Pond, Wagamons Pond near Milton, and Concord Pond near Seaford.
>> Delaware State Parks campgrounds were sold out for Memorial Day weekend – The full accommodations include cabins and campsites at Killens Pond, Trap Pond, Lums Pond and Cape Henlopen State Parks. Sites are still available for the weekend of May 30 – June 1, and state park officials encourage campers to reserve now for the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, as those holidays fill up quickly.
>> DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds anglers of invasive finfish regulations and harvest opportunities Regulations designate a number of species as invasive, including snakeheads, and authorize bowfishing. Visit www.fw.delaware.gov/fisheries or call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. To view the revised regulations, click Fisheries Regulations.
>> Tog will reopen July 17.
>> Sea Bass is open 5/19 to 9/18 and 10/18 to 12/31 and 15 fish at 12.5”. Black Drum limits are 3 fish at 16” or better throughout the entire State.
>> The May 21st Tidal Finfish Advisory Council meeting has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is June 18, 2014.
>> South Jersey Shark Tournament - The 2014 competitive fishing season gets underway June 4th through 7th with our 34th Annual Shark Tournament.
HOURS – JUNE 3, 2014 Call 302 645 – 7654
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