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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/24/14


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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Stop in at our store and check out our huge inventory of everything needed for surf, offshore, jetty, boat and pier fishing. We also have beach goods, crabbing supplies, trot lines and clam rakes.

We specialize in nautical clothing, especially Ts’ from Guy Harvey, Salt Life, Aftco, Striper King Gear, Calcutta, Pelagic and lots more, including kids shirts.

We carry a full line of fresh, live and artificial baits for all of the above.


>> Flounder in the Inlet and kingfish on the beach are providing the best action. The Inlet is offering short stripers, flounder and a few croakers during the daytime hours on the incoming tide.

Flounder and croaker are reported in the back bays. Gulp and minnows producing the flounder and bloodworms for the croaker. Offshore saw some tuna and mako.

>> Fishing in Rehoboth Bay, Jim Craig, Longneck, pulled in a keeper flounder which he caught on minnows.

>> Bill Jr and his fiancé, Ellie, went to the Pier and saw 5 keeper flounder caught. Some were caught on Gulp! and some on minnows. Bill Jr's catch was about 16 ¼” and was taken on a white spec rig with white Gulp. They also saw a bunch of spot and a couple croaker caught.


>> "Bones" went offshore and headed for the Chicken Bone this past weekend in search of toothy critters. First one he hooked and got to the boat was a 9’ tiger, and when he went to de-hook it, it looked like he could fit his whole head in there, so he cut the hook. While watching the slick, he saw 4 fins criss crossing, so he fed out a whole squid, and the fight was on! After 2 jumps, he was finally able to boat a 165# mako! As soon as he boated that one, a brown took the bait; he was every bit of 6’.They decided, despite fins still in the slick, to start trolling for tuna, when all 4 poles went off! For the next hour, it was nothing but 8 to 10# bluefish, one after another! Sounds like a fantastic day!”

This report picked up on utube and sent to me by David Konick.

>> For the second time in a few weeks, a great white shark has been seen off the Jersey Shore. This time, a group of fishermen had an up close and personal encounter, as the shark swam up and tore a basket of bait off the side of their boat Saturday evening around 5 p.m., NBC Philadelphia reports. The shark then returned and swam in the area of the boat several times before departing. The group of fishermen included a retiree from Avalon who told CBS 2 he was "stunned" when he first saw the shark, further calling the incident a once in a lifetime encounter. It was the second sighting of a great white shark off the Jersey Shore this month. The first was seen off Monmouth Beach on June 15.

>> Aarron Saldivar of Bill’s Sport Shop, caught a 18”, 2.1# flounder from his kayak around the Pier using a spec rig. The flounder was his largest to date.

>> Gotta love it when the kids are catching!!!!! Paul Powalski of Bill's Sport Shop, with 3 of his grandchildren, caught 2 keepers at Massey’s on Gulp.

>> Kevin Rakoski, Camp Hill, PA., caught a 21.7”, 3.60#, flounder while fishing at B bouy using minnows.

>> Roger Aeo was fishing at the IRI and nailed a 23.5” flattie caught on a large minnow.

>> Justin Pastorius, PA, says stripers are still here with a catch of 50, but only 1 keeper at 36”. He was using spot and bunker.

>>Capt Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters” wrote about his weekend trips: “Katie and Gary Caplinger with one shy of their limit of flounder....Site 10 and Old Grounds on strip bait. And on Sunday's Trip: Fishing was slow but SGYYA teamed up for a pair of keeper flounder this am....with Matt taking a rather healthy one!”

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC.: “The water temp, 71.4. Fishing this week was really good on flounder. Had lots weighed in! Route 50 Bridge continued to have a run of flounder by day and blues and stripers at night. Unfortunately massive schools of sting rays played havoc with anglers’ lures! Surf had sharks, rays, skates, kingfish and bluefish along with a few stripers. The Ocean City Bulkhead saw some nice flounder this week. Oceanic Pier had flounder, little sea bass, shad and blues. Up north in DE anglers caught some spot, croaker, trout and flounder among other things. Offshore, we had sea bass and flounder. Further offshore, dolphin, tuna and mako, were lurking around.”

>> Old Inlet Reports “Flounder in the Inlet and kingfish on the beach are providing the best action. The Inlet is offering short stripers, flounder and a few croakers during the daytime hours on the incoming tide. Flounder and croaker back in the bays. Gulp and minnows for the flounder. Bloodworms for the croaker.”


>> 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.

>> Please keep in mind that we still need volunteers for our active Military Appreciation Day to be held Oct. 11. Call Bill, Jr if you can help or donate in any way.

>> The next Take a Kid Fishing Day sponsored by DNREC, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19 at Redden State Forest, Georgetown. Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

>> DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for 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.

> Tog will reopen July 17.

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