THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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The 2014 White Marlin Open will be held from August 4th through 8th in Ocean City, Maryland. It is an event that can be fun and exciting for the spectators as well as the anglers. All fish must be weighed on the official scale at Harbour Island, (14th Street and the Bay), and the weigh-ins are held there each day of the tournament from 4:00 to 9:15 PM and are open to the public free of charge. As the week goes on, the suspense builds, as potential lottery sized fortunes change hands with a tip of the scale. It’s a terrific way to spend a few exciting hours during your Ocean City vacation. Check the White Marlin website for further information.
Bill’s Sport Shop now has White Marlin T shirts in stock!
>> Jack Brzoska, Angola, Lewes limited out on flounder with the largest being 24” weighing 5.2# using Gulp in Rehoboth Bay.
>> Hayden Wheeler, Lewes, DE, caught his first keeper flounder in Rehoboth Bay using minnow and squid. It weighed 1.95# and measured 17.5”.
>> Paul P, of Bills Sport Shop, took his 4 grandchildren, Abby, Jacob, Gracie and Aiden, fishing in the boat at Massey’s Ditch today and all the kids caught spot and croaker using Fishbites. A good time was had by all!
>> Michele Lambie and Tim Murray from Catonsville, MD., caught 3 keeper flounder in IRI using squid and Gulp. The largest was 3.70# measuring 22”.
>> Bryan Morrow and crew went to Site 10 after picking up their bait and caught 6 nice keeper flounder. Pictures are on our facebook page!
>> David "Flip" Flipping sent this message and pics: “Bill and Flip took his buddy, Don Verrico and his son, Brian, on the “FLIP AHOY”. We caught 6 flounder most in the 20” plus range and 1 large sea bass at B Buoy.”
>> Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters” wrote to us: “Chris Whitley and friend, Barry, nailed a bluefin tuna at the Hot Dog on a green spreader bar and several yellowfin tuna at the Baltimore Canyon on ballyhoo.”
>> Jason Duncan was on an afternoon trip out of Anglers Fishing Center with the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company at Arlyn Hall. They had lots of action with squid and clam on an artificial reef on Saturday, 7-12. Lots of croaker action and a keeper flounder at 19.5” caught on Fishbites and squid strips.
>> J.T. Diguglielmo sent this email to us: “Subject: Big Drum and Stripers” “We shot 6 black drum over 50# to 75# along with 5 nice stripers to 35”. Awesome night spearfishing.”
>> Two 18.5” flounder were caught this Sunday in the Canal by Tommy Andes using GULP.
>> ”Caught my limit this Sunday, biggest being 17.5” in the Canal using squid and minnows.” Matt Schuler
>> ”Hey Bill and CJ! Fished IRI with a buddy of mine. It was a tough day, but we landed 5 keeper flounder, 17” to 22”. Bait was Gulp, as always. Thanks and see you guys next week.” Tim Han, Chantilly, Va.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Fishing this week was typical summer time fishing. Anglers are catching croaker and spot. Surf has kingfish, croaker, snapper blues, sharks, rays, and skates. Flounder fishing is decent though there are a lot of throwbacks. Lot of short stripers and bluefish on the Rt. 50 Bridge. A few keeper stripers…here and there. Offshore and inshore wrecks, we have seen trigger fish, sea bass and flounder. Further offshore there are dolphin, tuna, marlin, wahoo, and sharks. Crabbing is good.”
>> 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.
>> 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.
HOURS – JUly 15, 2014 Call 302 645 – 7654
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