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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/1/14


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.


>> Site Eleven is producing a real nice bounty of fish including flounder, sea bass, ling cod and dolphin. 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.

>> Cade Verrico, age 10, Kenneth Sq., PA, caught a 17” flounder on grandpas boat at the Broadkill on bloodworm and squid.

>> Michael Kresge, Reeders, PA, fished the IRI and came away with a 16,18 and 21" flounder caught on a jig/minnow combo.

>> Jason Tatum fished the Rehoboth/Lewes Canal and limited out on flounder with the largest being a 24”.

>> Tim Han, Chantilly Va., caught his limit of flounder on jerk shads and minnows at IRI.

>> John Smith, Allentown, PA, fished the Indian River today and limited out on flounder his first hour, using Spec rigs and blood trailer from Bills.

>> Mile King sent this info to us on facebook: “Mile King, Captain of the "Pappy Hour", along with Alex Barger caught a 13.25” sea bass and a 17" flounder in the ocean.”

>> Paul Smith sent this to us on facebook: “Caught in Ocean City…2 flounder with the biggest one at 22 1/2 ", along with 1/2 dz. good sized croaker.”

>> Chris James, Morrisville, PA, weighed in a 9.6#, 25" black drum he caught in the Roosevelt Inlet on white Gulp and squid.

>> Capt Rodney of “Fish Whisperer Charters” put us on the flounder at the Old Grounds and Site 10, and ended up with 14 keepers. Danny Cox, Smyrna, landed a HUGE doormat at 10#, 6oz. and measuring 30” on a whole squid. It’s the biggest flounder brought in to date this year. Awesome day on the water!!! Thanks Capt. Rodney! Thanks Tom Wilson. On Tues, he traveled to the Chicken Bone and boated 7 dolphin. He also reported on another trip: “The boys from G&L hooked up with 9 tile and 3 rose belly at The Baltimore on Sat”.

>> Ted Antonelli, Townsend DE, caught a 6.13#, 25.5” flounder on Gulp and squid at Site 10.

>> Chuck Wilson sent this: “My uncle Steve…and Chris Nardi…caught two sheepshead on your sand fleas, 5.2#, and 4.1# at IRI…Thanks guys!

>> Scoop Cr sent this to our facebook page: “What a day these guys had!!!!!! mahi, sea bass, flounder, ling cod, and cobia to the boat, but could not get the cobia to bite.”

>> ”My buddies caught these 20 miles out of Indian River by the subway cars. Going to press my luck next week. OK so they caught them at Site 11 and a few miles further out. They caught the mahi on sea bass filet, the rest on clams, squid and minnows. They used 6 to 7 ounce weights at times with bucktails. Also, top and bottom rigs with no weights. at least 30 sea bass, 1 mahi, a couple flounder and some huge ling cod!”

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC. “Water temp is 73.8. Fishing this week saw some really nice flounder! In fact some real trophies were caught this week. Some of the season's largest! Bluefish have been biting on the Route 50 Bridge at night along with catches of stripers and shad (release these please!) The first spot and croaker were reported around Ocean City. Surf is starting to see a summertime mix. Offshore saw the first trigger fish. Oceanic Pier had a good week of flounder. Sea bass fishing aboard the Morning Star saw some limits! Tuna fishing offshore has seen some fantastic days and some slow day! Some tasty dolphin were caught as well.”


>> On the front page of the News Journal dated Tues., July 1 an article appeared concerning actively surf fishing and/or just swimming and partying. We mentioned before, when there was shark activity, that the two don’t mix. Capt. Bill was interviewed for this article and the proposal being considered. It talks about sharing this ‘wonderful activity’.

Both the article and Senate Bill should be researched by both the fishermen and also those not interested in fishing. We feel that guarded beaches would be best for swimming.

Senate Bill #265, Primary Sponsor: McBride

CoSponsors: { NONE...}

Introduced on : 06/26/2014


Synopsis of Orginal Bill: (without Amendments) Currently, to drive and park on Delaware beaches, a vehicle must have a permit and the operator must be actively engaged in surf fishing. This bill gives permit holders the option to not engage in surf fishing for safety reasons, but only during the summer months. These months usually have many children who are more interested in playing in the surf than in fishing. Permits would still be required and surf fishing would still be allowed during the summer months.

>> 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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