THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> We are very happy to announce that Military Appreciation Day, Oct. 11, Delaware Chapter, has officially released our upcoming MAD Lewes Inaugural event poster as an invite to the great men & women who serve our country. Registration is now open for ALL active duty members of our Armed Forces. THANKS to all those who have committed their donations and support to this great event. We are still looking for volunteers, donors and supporters. Please feel free to visit our web page at www.militaryappreciationday.org
>> Visit our shop for all your fishing needs. Everything you need for offshore, bay, canal and inlet fishing. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can lead you in the right direction, let you know the latest catches and the baits you will need. We also have a vast inventory of crabbing supplies.
We have White Marlin T shirts in stock!
>> Bill Weiss, from BSS, had a good day on the surf catching blues and kings on cut bait at Savages Ditch.
>> Charles Nathan sent this to us via Facebook messenger: “A 23", 4.51# flounder…caught in Indian River Bay on Gulp nuclear chicken on a bucktail.”
>> Customer reported triggerfish at the Inlet on sand fleas.
>> Jim Azato and Price Lindsay, Lewes, DE, limited out with flounder using Gulp, the largest being 23” weighing 4.8#, at
>> Ed Jarrell, Rehoboth Beach, caught a 1.10#, 13” croaker in Lewes Canal using Fishbites.
>> Captain Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters” had a great day! He sent this to us via facebook manager:
The Deakyne family pulled 9 keeper flounder off Site 10 today!!” (pictures on facebook)
>> Robert Simmons sent us these pics via Facebook messenger:
“Thanks Bill…we had some fun on Route 50 Bridge catching flounder, stripers and blues. Your friends from Rockville MD”. (6 photos)
>> Paul P and Fishman went to B Buoy and caught 5 keeper flounder of Gulp.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp: 75.6. Fishing this week was good on flounder fishing. Typical summer fishing in the bay. Lots of "short" flounder with a few keepers mixed in. Larger flounder are in the ocean on artificial reef sites and anglers are doing excellent in both Maryland and Delaware! The croaker run is still on and anglers are catching plenty in the bays. Nothing huge in the Ocean City bay but lots of action. Indian River Inlet has seen some good flounder catches along with the croaker. Surf is in typical summertime mode with kingfish, sharks, rays, croaker, snapper blues and spot.
>> This is straight out of the 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide: Striped Bass Slot Limit Season. Area: The Striped Bass Slot Limit Season ONLY applies to Delaware waters of the Delaware River, Delaware Bay and their Tributaries. It DOES NOT apply to adjacent waters of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, nor does it apply to coastal waters, Indian River Inlet or the Inland Bay. Season- July 1 to August 31 Size Limit- 20 inches to 26 inches (total length). Any Striped Bass less than or greater than the slot size must be released during this special season within the specified area. The 28 inch minimum size is in effect all other months. Possession Limit- Two (2) per angler.
>> The first day of the WMO, 263 boats (out of 288) fished yesterday!!! An estimated $2.77 million in prize money is up for grabs!!!! Good luck to all of our anglers! !!!! WMO ROCKS!!!!!!
The 2014 White Marlin Open runs from August 4th through 8th in OC, Maryland. 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. Check the White Marlin website for further information.
>> Augustine Beach Boat Ramp to begin periodic closings for maintenance dredging from Aug. 4 – 7. Boaters who regularly use the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp may opt to use the Fort DuPont Boat Ramp, located approximately 5 miles north in Delaware City.
>> 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
HOURS – AUGUST 5, 2014 Call 302 645 – 7654 We’ll leave the bait out for you!
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