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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 8/12/14


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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>> 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.


>> CJ sent me this text: “My neighbors, Steve Sweigart and Lee Holleneack, got into sheepshead today on fleas while fishing at the stacks.”

>> Captain Aaron Hurd reports that the Bodner's fished with “Gale Force”. Dad, Noah, and Leo caught 30 blues on an inshore half day trolling trip. They had a few minutes left so they went flounder fishing at the Inlet. Dad promptly caught a 4 pounder in about three minutes on the first drop.

>> Merton Briggs sent this via facebook meesenger: “Robert Douglas landed two beautiful flatties, 24" and 23" caught on ocean structure.”

>> Heather Wuan Smith sent us this via Facebook messenger: “Nice flounder caught in Indian River Bay by Frank Smith, Lewes.”

>> Sue Killen, our daughter, and her husband, Roy, Felton, DE, drifted the Old Grounds and returned with keeper flounder and sea bass.

>> Ethan Kinard, Airville, PA, caught a 7.70#, 26” citation flounder in the Delaware Bay using minnow and squid.

>> Rodney Jones “Fish Wisperer Charters” on the first day after WMO

Team ‘Smyrnadelphia’ put 11 fish in the box with quite a few throwbacks to boot..Fish on!

>> Bryan Morrow and friend caught a limit of flounder and a bunch of croaker yesterday between the Old Grounds and Site 10.

>> Sent by a customer via email: “After a bad night at the IRI, went back to Reedy Point Bridge and caught a 24" striper on bloodworms I got at Bill Bait Shop!”

>> Mike King sent us this: “Hey Bill, Ocean fishing was good to us today. Was able to land two mahi weighing in at 14.80 (.20# from a citation grrr) and one at 12.30#. Myself (Mike King) and Adam Leaman aboard the “Midnight Express” worked all over the inshore spots.”

>> Capt. Brian took Lilly Doud and Jay Droney out on the “Lil Angler II” and they Tag Teamed a white marlin to the boat.

>> Captain Bob of “Captain's Lady Charters” has been putting people on fish the last couple days!

>> Gene Poppitt, Millsboro, (formerly of Cedar Creek Deli), caught a citation sea bass at 3.29# and 19.5” at Site 11 on squid along with 4 keeper flounder and cod aboard “First Light Charters” with Captain Chuck Cook.

>> On Saturday, Capt. Rodney Jones knows how to catch flounder!

‘Team Smyrnadelphia’ put 11 in the box with quite a few throwbacks to boot..Fish on! Then on Sunday, Rodney Jones of “Fish Whisperer Charters posts: "Dang....Those “Fish Whisperer” kids can fish!....9 in the box in 3 1/2 hrs!! Fish on!" And Bill's Sport Shop asks.....BUT......WHO TAUGHT THEM???????? Great job Captain, on BOTH counts!

>> ”Hey Bill, Jon from WGMD here. Caught a 16" on my second cast of the morning on Friday at the IRI. Caught three more (17" and 18 1/2") by 8:30... and an 11" croaker. All on Gulp. Was a great morning of fishing!”

>> There goes Captain Brian again!!!! “Our trip from Friday produced 10 trigger fish, 16 flounder, 17# mahi and a 4# blue runner that was lost.”

>> Aiden, 5 and Nick, 11 Sparano, Coatsville, PA caught a 14” kingfish at Conquest on cut mullet.

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp is

79.2. This week was great on flounder fishing offshore. In the bay, there were lots of "shorts" with a few keepers mixed in. We even heard of some nice flounder caught in the surf on finger mullet! Croaker are still in the northern areas of the bay and on the Ocean Pier. Some are offshore. Surf continues to have a mixed bag of kingfish, croaker, spot, snapper blues, sharks, and rays. All the party boats going in the ocean did excellent on flounder. Tuna were in the Washington and the Wilmington Canyons.”


>> Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey and Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland will each play host to the best in big game sportfishing the week of August 18-22 for the 2014 Mid Atlantic. and a cash purse that’s expected to exceed $2 million!

>> 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. 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.

>> 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 12, 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

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