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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/22/14


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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Visit Bill’s for all the baits and tackle you will need for the White Marlin Open Tournament. We have ballyhoo, spreader bars, daisy chains, Blue Water Candy, squids. Green machines,. Cedar plugs, tournament approved circle hooks along with gaffs and Yukon coolers and much more.

We have White Marlin T shirts in stock!


>> Barry Kasprow nailed 4 flounder while drifting Massey’s Ditch using minnows.

>> Francis Tackett, Montrose, PA., pulled a 16”, 2.95# tog from the rocks at the IRI using sand fleas.

>> Wayne Norris, 3rd, Wilmington, DE. managed a14”, 1.24# croaker at Roosevelt Inlet caught on squid.

>> Bill Via of Bills Sport Shop, went fishing after work and picked up an 11” croaker.

>> Matt Schuler sent this to us via email: (billsss@comcast.net) “Got flounder in the Canal. The biggest was 18.5”…was difficult with the school of rays…about a dozen and a half of them all over the Lewes canal.”

>> David "Flip" Flipping went to B Buoy with Don Verrico. The group picked up 6 flounder and a croaker using Gulp and jig heads. Flip was high hook with 2 at 25”.

>> Chuck Wilson Sr fished next to the Coast Guard Station and managed a 4.3#, 19.5” tog on Gulp Alive.

>> Mike King sent this to us on facebook: “Hey Bill and crew, wanted to share our catch from today. Four flounder from 23.5 to 17, and one decent sized blue. All from ocean fishing aboard the “Midnight Express” with Capt. Adam Leaman along with Fred Leaman.”

>> Skip Mosiej, went offshore and returned with dolphin.

>> Radio announcer on WGMD, Jon Budler, was at the IRI and announced that he witnessed lots of tautog being caught.

>> Paul Powalski sent us a picture and note via Facebook messenger about Ron Capone who landed a 22” flounder and shorts all day long.

>> Spot, crocker and king still hitting in the Indian River Inlet.

>> Site 10 and the Old Grounds are doing great with the flounder at 18+ inches.

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC,: “Water temp: 74.5. Fishing this week was typical summer fishing. The Route 50 Bridge was good on flounder by day, along with catches of croaker and some spot. At night anglers are catching stripers and bluefish from the Bridge. Oceanic Pier is seeing croaker, spot, flounder, blues and short stripers. The Ocean Pier is seeing kingfish, croaker, blues, sharks, skates, and rays. Surf fishing is in typical summer mode. Anglers are catching kingfish, spot, croaker, small sharks, big sharks, and some huge rays! Crabbing is good. Vacationers are clamming. Life is good...”


>> With last piping plover chicks fledged, Gordon’s Pond beach reopens at Cape Henlopen State Park LEWES (July 18, 2014) The last of this year’s newly hatched piping plover chicks at Gordon’s Pond have fledged and are flying well, allowing the reopening of the oceanside beach today at Cape Henlopen State Park. A half-mile stretch of the shoreline at Gordon’s Pond was closed to vehicles and pedestrians starting in May – an annual temporary closure – to protect nesting piping plovers and other beachnesting birds from disturbance during their breeding period.

>> Is the National Park Service about to be a repeat offender?

http://act.keepamericafishing.org/site/R?i=3vDkCT_R1DhrEthjAhqlKgA few years ago, fishing and recreational access to the beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore were unnecessarily taken away from the public far beyond what was needed for resource protection. And now, the same closures are being proposed south of Cape Hatteras at the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Reasonable access at Cape Lookout for fishing and other recreational enjoyment is being threatened, including your use of off-road vehicles (ORVs).

>> 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.

>> Tautog is now open. The size limit is 15” and creel limit as follows: Jan. 1 - Mar. 31 5

April 1 - May 11 3 July 17 - Aug. 31 5

Sept. 29 - Dec. 31 5

Weakfish (Sea Trout)

13”, Open Year Round 1

Striped Bass

28”, except only 20-26" fish may be retained from July 1 - Aug. 31 in DE River, DE Bay & their tribs.

Red drum

20-27”, Open Year Round 5

Black drum

16”, Open Year Round 3

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