THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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November 11, 2014
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>> Paul Matthews, Lewes, DE, caught a citation tournament striper weighing in at 30.95# and 41” long.
>> John Kabino, Lewes, DE, brought a tournament striper to the scales. It measured 45” and weighed 36.15#.
>> Steven Smith, Dover, took over 2nd place with a citation tournament striper at 41.0#, 45.5”.
>> Fred German, Rehoboth, caught a citation tournament striper at 30.6# and 43.5”.
>> Jacob Webb, Lewes, jumped into 1st place in the fishing tournament with a striper of 44.7#, 45.5”.
>> ’Bucktail’ Bob Watson brought his tournament tog in and it hit the scales at 5.40# with a length of 19.5”.
>> Bill Weiss and Lane Allen fished the suds at Herring Point and brought in a lot of skate and dogfish along with a few small blues and some nice ling on cut bait; (when not feeding the crabs…)
>> Paul P, BSS, was offshore on a sea bass trip, and limited out on sea bass to 16”. He also caught a nice flounder. There were many sea bass caught along with some big blue fish. Anglers were getting frustrated because their hooked sea bass were coming up with fish bit in half by the blues roaming the area.
>> Capt. Rodney Jones took the Scarpetti birthday trip out on the ‘Fish Whisperer II’ and picked up 71 seabass on an ocean wreck.
>> Andrea Monetti, Lewes, nailed a tournament tog at 20”, 5.1#.
>> Holly Firuta, Milton, caught a tournament tog at 18”, 4.8#.
>> Mark Lobach landed a 37# trophy linesider while drifting eels at Overfalls aboard ‘Lil' Angler II’.
>> Chuck Meyer managed a 24# rockfish while drifting an eel near Overfalls on the ‘Lil' Angler II’.
>> Evans Norwood caught a citation, tournament tog at 7.0#. 21.5” to take over first place. He was fishing with Mark Couchman who now has 2nd and 3rd place!
>> ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ is at it again! WTG Capt. Rodney!---24 seabass for the Overmeyer Group!!...did some striper trolling, but no luck.
>> Mike Surowiec, Lewes, caught a tournament tog at 5.15#, 20”.
>> Had a report of short stripers being caught at Herring Point on Monday.
>> Many stripers are being brought over the rail on both the north and south sides of IRI , mainly at night, and all between 18 and 26”. Everyone fishing there is having a lot of fun!
>> Adriana Barreiro, Turnersville, NJ, managed a citation tog weighing in at 7.25#, 23” at the Outer Wall on green crabs. She and Jeff Craig, Collegeville, PA got their limit today!
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water temp: 60.4. Tautog are really biting though getting keepers was tough. Sea bass fishing offshore has been especially good when the boats can go out. Stripers are picking up at the Bridges and Inlets. We are selling lots of live eels at Oyster Bay. Only a few flounder have been eported.
Surf's seen some snapper blues, rays, sharks and a few stripers. One 48-inch striper was reported from Assateague. We received several reports of good tog fishing around the rocks at Martha's Landing. A lot of short fish with a few keepers mixed in. Green crabs and sandfleas are working well.”
>> The coastal recreational fishery harvest will be reduced by implementing a one fish bag limit while keeping a 28” size limit. Under Amendment 6, states may use conservation equivalency to develop state-specific measures that are different than a one fish bag limit and 28” size limit for their coastal fisheries but still achieve a 25% reduction in harvest.
HOURS – NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Call 302 645 – 7654 We’ll leave the bait out for you!
Sun. 5 AM to 6 PM
Mon. thru Thurs. – 6 AM to 7 PM
Fri. – 6 AM to 9 PM
Sat.-5 AM to 9 PM
Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament payout:
1st place is $1500.00
2nd place is $1000.00
3rd place is $500.00
4th place is: $395.00 value: Citizen Eco Drive Mens Watch Donated by Holland Jewelers
This year's Top Female Angler Prize!!! Gold Striper w/Sapphire Eye on a Gold Rope Chain....Retail Value of.......$1699.00!!! Donated by Holland Jewelers!
If you are in Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper tournament, you are automatically entered in the following: Heaviest Flounder, Heaviest Bluefish and the Lightest Legal Striper each win a 1/2 day charter. All ladies are automatically entered in the ladies division.
If you catch a striper, 5# greater than the current State record, you will win a 21’ center console, Sea Skiff by Carolina Skiff, with a 115 HP Evinrude E-Tec engine on a LoadRite Elite trailer, worth over $25,000.00, donated by Short's Marine.
Charters are donated by:
Capt Kristen of Daddy'$ Money
Capt. Paul Henninger of Amethyst Charters
Capt. Chuck Cook of First Light Charters
Capt. Rodney Myers of Last $$ Charters
Capt. Barry Matson of Gummy Bear Charters
Capt. Aaron Hurd of Gale Force Charters Lightest Legal Striper
Capt. Bob of Lady GoDiver Charters Heaviest Bluefish
Capt. Rodney Jones, Fish Whisperer Charters Heaviest flounder
Capt. Brian Wazlavek of Lil Angler II Top Female Angler
Wild Card Prizes:
$500.00 by Bill's Sport Shop
$300.00 Gift Certificate by Portraits in the Sand
5 cu ft chest freezer by Millman's Appliances
Full day fishing Kayak for 2 by Delaware Paddlesports
Weekly Heaviest Striper is worth $295.00 every week for the rest of the tournament.
Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament
Leader Board Update:
1) Jacob Webb 44.7 Lbs
2) Steven Smith 41.0 Lbs
3) John Kabino 36.15 Lbs
1) Evans Norwood 7.0 Lbs
2) Mark Couchman 6.90 Lbs
3) Mark Couchman 6.45 Lbs