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>> On Sunday, Butch Emmert, Rehoboth, DE set a new DE state record by capturing a 56.9# dolphin while fishing on the “Elizabeth Jane” with his son, Will Emmert, Jamie King and Gret Catts. Congratulations Butch! Please pick up a copy of the Coastal
Fisherman to see the front page picture and more info on their trip.
Stop at Bill’s Sport Shop every week and pick up a copy of the ‘Coastal’ which has lots more pictures, articles and adds including ours which is on page 19 of this week’s edition.
>> Matt Langdon and the crew of the "O'fishal" fished the Washington Canyon and went 4 for 5 on yellow fin tuna up to 60#, released 1 white marlin and also had a gaffer dolphin.
>> Ron Capone wrote on facebook: “Bill: Caught these 2 flounder measuring 20" and 19.5" and a dozen large croaker to 14" on bloodworms at my secret spot today (Pauly -P knows)...”
>> Dave Furio got the sand out from between his toes today! He sent us this message with a picture. WTG Dave! Eating good tonight! Instead of the surf, I did that boat fishing thing with a friend, both limited on flounder. I caught two 24.5" flounder; one 5.5 other 5.7#. Windy but good day catching! Dave”
>> Conway Bristow sent a text on facebook: “Had some fun with that new reel last night! 18.5" flounder plus a handful of croaker and a pretty big skate.”
>> Chuck Wilson sent this: “My uncle Steve and Chris Nardi caught two sheepshead on your sand fleas, 5.2# and 4.1# lbs! at IRI…at night. Thanks guys!”
>> Captain's Lady Charters reported: “Another good day of catching some flounder and got a couple trigger fish and trout to go with them.”
>> Daniel Jun, Dayton MD, caught his limit of flounder up to 23” and 3.31# at IRI on 6” Gulp.
>> Tim Han, Chantilly VA, caught his limit of flounder, all at 18”, with the heaviest
at 1.64# at IRI on 6” Gulp!
>> Young Tanner Virden caught croaker with spot and a circle hook at Roosevelt Inlet.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, “Water Temp: 71.6. Fishing this week saw some nice flounder! We had our first reports of croaker in the bay. We also had reports of Norfolk spot. The surf had some tasty kingfish along with some small croaker, bluefish, and sharks at night. Looks like some good flounder fishing at the Indian River Inlet as well! Offshore was pretty rough over the weekend, but before the weekend we had wahoo, dolphin and tuna. Closer inshore we had a some flounder, sea bass catches, some tautog, ling cod and triggerfish.”
>> We have been getting mixed reviews since Arthur visited us. Capt. Rodney of “Fish Whisperer Charters” had 2 trips and had only a handful of keepers. Capt Bob on the “Captains Lady” out of Bowers had some nice fish 2 days ago, and a slow trip yesterday. Kelvin Smith stopped in and told us that in the upper Delaware Bay, he has been tearing them up! He had a group of 8 people on his boat and came back with 32 fat flatties, all on Gulp!, mainly the 7” belly strips, and 5” nuclear chicken swimming mullet.
Still the usual summer fare of kingfish, spot and croaker. We heard of a blues blitz the other day.
Slot stripers are in abundance in the Lewes Canal and Roosevelt Inlet.
>> Despite an emergency landing by a small plane inside a closed nesting area, a hurricane passing offshore and hordes of holiday beachgoers, all of Delaware’s known piping plover parents and their chicks survived the long weekend at Cape Henlopen State Park, beachnesting bird monitors were pleased to report today
>> David Small was sworn in this morning as the 10th Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, after having been unanimously confirmed by the State Senate for the cabinet position following his nomination by Governor Jack Markell. Secretary Small was administered the oath of office today by Alan Davis, Delaware’s Justice of the Peace Court Chief Magistrate.
>> Hammerhead sharks now a protected species. Jim Waymer, FLORIDA TODAY. For the first time in history, hammerhead shark considered endangered.
The federal government today listed four key populations of scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Endangered Species Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the first time in history, gave a shark species federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.
RELATED: Feds take first steps to reclassify manatees.
The scalloped hammerhead shark is considered globally endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The species is targeted primarily for its fins but is also killed as "by-catch" in fisheries targeting other species.
NOAA Fisheries listed scalloped hammerhead sharks inhabiting the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean as "endangered." The agency listed scalloped hammerhead sharks living in the Central and Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific as the less-serious status of "threatened." The federal agency declined to list scalloped hammerhead sharks that inhabit the Northwest Atlantic or Central Pacific. "This is great news for hammerhead sharks," Jay Tutchton, senior staff attorney with the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife, said in a prepared statement. "Today's listing is a significant step in the right direction, but there is still much work to be done." Scalloped hammerhead sharks feed mainly on fish, squid and stingrays. Males grow to about 6’ feet in length. The shark and its parts are prohibited from all harvest, possession, landing, purchase, sale or exchange in Florida. Fish ecologists say the long-term loss of large sharks could create a cascade of ill effects in the ocean's ecological systems. Scalloped hammerhead, white and thresher sharks, for example, are estimated to have dipped some 75 percent over the past two decades. During the same period, their prey, which includes 12 species of rays, skates and smaller sharks, jumped as much as 10-fold, according to some studies.
>> 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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