THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> We have great gifts for Father’s Day! Nautical shirts, shorts, and hats along with Gift Cards, that can be used during the summer for bait and terminal tackle, (or anything in the store!) are always appreciated.
>> A warning for beach and surf swimming …Many people purchase beach tags for pretend fishing because they want the convenience of their vehicles with all the gear close by. Someone was attacked the other day by a fish which was presumably a shark. For all those swimmers, please remember that a lot of fishermen throwing bait in the water is meant to attract fish which in turn will bring sharks closer to the beach. It is wise to use designated swim areas that are guarded by life guards.
> >From Lewes Harbor Marina: Greg Wagner had his sights set on a thresher, and with some guidance from Captain Brian Wazlavek, his wish came to pass. The shark ate a mackerel near DE Light at 6:50am. By 7:30, with the aid of crew members Chris Wagner and Ron Steen, the 144.5# shark was aboard the ‘Marie Ann’, and the gang was ready to head back to the dock.
>> Stephen Shyers wrote to us: “I caught and released a drum fish at the Coral Beds off Slaughter yesterday. I am 6’2”, 290# That was a big drum.”
>> Walt Kalesnik, Lester,Pa., caught a 23”, 4.35# weakfish from Broadkill Beach along with several flounder from Roosevelt Inlet using minnows for bait.
>> Rich Johnson, aka Tarzan, Felton, DE. caught 2 flounder at IRI using a Zoom lure. The largest flounder weighed in at 3.70#, 21.5” inches.
>> Delaware Family Fishing reports (“Lil Angler II”): Caught by Josh Chubb, also onboard with Mike Trestka, Capt. Brian and Mate Aahron Jost. Thresher Shark was 79” fork length, 39” girth, and weighed in at 221.5#. Shark took a butterflied mackerel 30 foot deep. Fight lasted 45 minutes with 1 aerial display. This shark was also a direct result of "Bloodstream", "Chumslick", and "Chum Cloud". The bait was suspended under a Balloon Fisher King clip. Baits were in the water 55 minutes before hooking up. (l to r Mike Trestka, Capt. Brian D. Wazlavek, Mate Aahron Jost, and Angler Josh Chubb)- picture on facebook.
>> Clifton Burton, Federalsburg, MD, nailed a 21.5#, 39.5” linesider on an eel at Asseteauge.
>> Jim Hitchens, Georgetown, DE., pulled in a 27”, 6.0# trout in IRI on a swim bait.
>> Rich (Tarzan) Johnson, Felton, DE. is at it again limiting out with flounder from IRI using swim baits. The largest weighed 4.10# and measured 21.5”.
>> Matt Squires, New Castle, DE., was fishing at B Buoy and boated a 5.35#, 23” flounder using minnows for bait.
>> Dave Furio sent us a picture and text today. Nice cobia Dave!
“Billy, I caught this off the surf today - no clue what it is... 45" approx 25-30# - released. Dave”
>> Bill Baker Jr of Bill's Sport Shop, finally got the skunk out of the box with a 20”, 2.5# flounder caught at Massey's Landing on Gulp!
>> Ross Grossi, Wilmington, along with his kids, Owen and Lena, captured 2 weakfish in the Broadkill River using Swim shads. Owen was high hook with a fish weighing 4.45#, 24”. His sister, Lena’s fish was 3#, 21”. On another trip, Ross and Owen caught a 4.32#, 23.5” and a 4.07#, 23” also on Swim Shads.
>> Caught Sat. morning on an outgoing tide by Bobby Lewis, a 4.5#, 24.5” sea trout, using boxed squid, was brought in to Dan’s Bait and Tackle.
>> Judy Mangini posted on facebook that she has crabs....a whole bushel!!! She and Paul were eating good last night!!!!
>> Alex Brainard, Aberdeen MD, caught a 4.51#, 24” speckled trout on Gulp! at a private Pier.
>> Brittany Leeper sent us a message and picture: “My father, Bruce Leeper Jr. from York, PA, wanted me to share this with you. He caught two 19 ½” flounder at Indian River Inlet, south side.”
>> Tim Han, Chantillly, VA, weighed in a citation 5.75#, 27” weakfish, with a girth of 12”. He also brought to the scales a 32” striper weighing 11.9#, 20” and a flounder at 2.55#. All were caught at IRI.
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, sent us a report: “The water temp is 65.3. This week saw some striper action in the surf. We are seeing more and more bluefish along with sharks, skates, rays, and kingfish. Some nice flounder in the bay, though you really have to work for them! Night time action on the Piers and Bridges is good on blues, shad, some trout, and stripers. Lots of tuna and mako offshore. Dolphin too this week! Summer's just around the corner!”
>> Reminder for the week: Turtle excluder required on all recreational crab pots!
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for photo contest. Entries are being accepted now through Oct. 15. DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife invites angling and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.
>> Attn. campers! Sites are still available for summer camping – The full accommodations include cabins and campsites at Killens Pond, Trap Pond, Lums Pond and Cape Henlopen State Parks. Officials encourage campers to reserve now for the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, as those holidays fill up quickly.
>> 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”.
HOURS – JUNE 10, 2014 Call 302 645 – 7654
Need bait? – can’t make it here before we close? – Call and we’ll leave it out for you
Sun. 5 AM to 8 PM
Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM to 9 PM
Fri. – 5 AM to 10 PM
Sat.-.5 AM to 9 PM