THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
www.billssportshop.com and ‘Like’ us on Facebook
We are now carrying live peeler crabs.
>> Fyi...92.7 WGMD Exclusive: Wayne Cannon - The First White Marlin was caught for 2014.
”In California, it is a big deal when the swallows come back to Capistrano and in Ocean City, Maryland, it's a big deal when the first White Marlin of the season is caught. Let the record show that both of those events have occurred...22 year old John Henry of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, told me that the boat was surrounded by tuna and that's what he thought he caught, until the great billfish broke the water and made its presence known, while doing that dance on the water that makes it all worth while for folks that travel a long distance to fish. John caught his White Marlin on the "No Worries" out of Wilmington, Delaware, using Ballyhoo in 135 fathoms of water. John Henry is a mate on the boat. "No Worries" is owned by John Ratlift of Wilmington, Delaware and the Captain is Mike Corbosiero from Boca Raton,Florida. Also on board and another mate, Donnie Coulver from Milford, Delaware. It is an Ocean City tradition to throw the angler who hooks the first White Marlin into the water after returning to the docks...that tradition continues and John Henry told me the water was cold at Sunset Marina. The crew of the "No Worries" will receive $5.000 from the Town of Ocean City and $5.000 from the Ocean City Marlin Club, since the owner, John Ratlift, is a OC Marlin Club Member.”
>> With this nice weather, we are expecting to hear reports coming in from the Old Grounds, B Buoy and sites 10 & 11. If you can't make it in to the store with your catch, you can either email us your reports at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can like us on facebook and send us your pictures with a description. Either post directly to our page or send it as a message!
>> There is an abundance of flounder being caught at the Pier. A customer was showing us pictures of a limit that he and his 2 daughters caught the other day using Spec rigs and Gulp!! If you have pictures of your catch, please share them with us on our facebook page, especially if they are pictures of kids fishing!
>> Spot have begun to show up in greater numbers also....at the Pier! We have PLENTY of bloodworms!!!! Croakers are still being brought over the rail also!
>> Paul P. caught a 17” flounder using Gulp at Masseys Landing.
>> Jim Hitchens, Georgetown, DE, landed a 6.20#, 27” weakfish in IRI using a Swim bait.
>> Matt Schuler, Millsboro, DE., weighed in a 5.6#, 26.5” flounder in the Lewes Canal using a bucktail and Gulp along with 2 other keepers.
>> Rich Dick Cordeaux sent us a report and picture of a 16” weakfish caught at IRI.
>> Ivan Miller reported a great day of fishing in Poormans Canyon boating 11 yellowfin and 12 gaffer size dolphin. He was trolling ballyhoo purchased at Bills Sport Shop.
>> Tim Murray, Cantonsville, MD., fishing in the ocean from a head boat out of Lewes, boated 3 keeper flounder using squid and shiners, the largest being 5.05# and measuring 24.75”.
>> Matt Schuler nailed a 20" & 21" flounder on a bucktail and Gulp in the Lewes Canal.
>> Fred Bliss, Harrington, DE, caught a 26”, 4.74# weakfish at the Broadkill on a Purdue peeler.
>> C J of ’Striper King Gear’ wrote on facebook: “Reports are coming in of stripers hitting any color Swims and bucks at IRI South Side.”
>> Reports of linesiders are coming in from IRI along with a plethora of shorts!
>> A customer was telling us tonight that there are a multitude of weakies being caught at IRI!
>> The Broadkill is still giving up the trout.
>> Got a report of flounder being caught at the Outer Wall.
>> Dennis Stallings wrote to us on facebook: “Got out to Poormans Canyon last Saturday for some tuna fishing. Hooked up on a 133# bigey tuna. I can’t see how to post photos, but here's a link to a short video I made of some of the action. See the video on our facebook page!
>> Mike Volpe wrote to us on facebook: “Heather Goode from Long Neck, DE, with our croaker and sea bass from Site 10 and B buoy. See the pictures on our facebook page!”
>> Eric Vamos wrote to us on facebook: “Grabbed some keeper croaker from a boat at the end of the fishing pier. Spec rigs with bits of squid was choice. They also took pink Gulp! See the pictures on our facebook page.”
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, “Water Temp: 65.3. Still a few nice stripers in the surf along with bluefish, kingfish and sharks. Bill's Sport Center reported a cobia from the surf! Ocean Pier had a nice run of Kingfish. Oceanic Pier had a run of flounder, blues and some tautog by day. At night the action has been blues, shad and some stripers. Two keeper stripers were caught from the Oceanic Pier this week. You do not need a MD license to fish the Oceanic or Ocean Pier in Ocean City as they have a blanket license. You do have to pay to get on the piers however! Stripers have been hitting on the Route 50 Bridge at night along with some 30-inch bluefish over the weekend! Flounder was hit and miss in the bay this week. When the wind isn't blowing, the flounder are biting! Quite a few were reported from the South Side of South Jetty! Some black drum were caught down by the Verrazano Bridge. First White Marlin was caught in Ocean City. Lots of yellowfin tuna were caught offshore along with some dolphin this past.”
>> Capt. Brian of the ‘Lil Angler II’, took Jon Ritchie (Raiders and Eagles fame) and his family, along with CJ and Tyler (Bill's Sport Shop, Striper King Gear and Deep Blue Mayhem fame) out to the Canyons and returned with a mako and 6 dolphin!!! Scott Jost and Chris Ragni Jr were the Mates on this trip. Looks like a great time was had by all!!
>> July 12th, 9 to 1, is the Rehoboth Bay Clean up. Volunteers needed for the clean up. Trash bags provided and a free hot dog lunch and free tee shirts. Also need volunteers with boats to transport from Massey's landing to the various beaches and back.
>> DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for photo contest.
> 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 17 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