THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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November 20, 2014
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>> David Webb, Milford, caught a striper in the DE. Bay weighing 36.85#, 45” long.
>> John Hazzard, Georgetown, DE, caught a tournament striper at 17.15# and 36.5” long.
>> Steven Smith, Dover, DE. caught a tournament striper at 20.35# measuring 36.5”.
>> Adriana Barreiro, Turnersville, NJ, caught a citation tog weighing 7.25#, 23” at the Outer Wall on green crabs. She and Jeff Craig of Collegeville Pa got their limit today!
>> Like us on facebook to be able to see all of our reports and pictures on a daily basis! Also check out our NEW facebook page: Bill's Sport Shop Charter Directory, it contains links to many Charter boat web pages and facebook pages.
>> Evan Falgowski, Lewes, caught a citation tournament striper at 41.10#, 46”. to go into 2nd place in the Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament.
>> Capt. Scotty, of the ‘Rehoboth Star’ out of South Shore Marina called to let us know that the tog have turned on! He had a boat (25 people) limit on Saturday on an Ocean Wreck.
>> Paul Pergeorelis, Millville, DE, caught a tournament tog at 6.85# measuring 22”.
>> Captain Rodney from ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ had a crew from Pro Lock and Safe out today, Capt reported they caught a mess of tog but the keepers were hard to come by but the bigger bite turned on late.
>> Larry Garver, Honeybrook, PA, caught 29.5” striper at the inlet, after picking up his tackle and sand fleas at BSS. The fish weighs 11.2#.
>> Dave Lynam, Lewes, caught a 19.5”, 4.85# tournament tog.
>> Mike Maney, Lewes, caught a 10.6#, 24.5” tog on an ocean wreck using green crabs.
>> Evans Norwood, Harbeson, caught a tournament tog, weighing 6.3, 22.5”.
>> Young Hayden Wheeler went out on the ‘Lil Angler II’ with Capt Brian for his first ever tog trip and was rewarded with 2 beautiful tog! Congrats Hayden!!!
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp is 58.5. Tautog were really biting this week though getting keepers was tough.
Anglers that toughed it out got some keepers. Sea bass fishing offshore has been especially good when the boats got out and the weather co- operated. Stripers are picking up at the Bridges and Inlets. We are selling lots of live eels at Oyster Bay. Surf's seen some snapper blues, rays, sharks, one drum that we've heard off and a few stripers. We received several reports of schools of small stripers in the ocean just off the beach. Look for terns working the schools of fish. 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.”
FWC’s next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26 The breeding of lionfish will be prohibited starting Nov. 26. This change is one of the many steps the state has taken recently to help control the lionfish population. Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat. These changes were developed in coordination with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and include: Prohibiting the harvest and possession of lionfish eggs and larvae for any purpose other than destruction;
• Prohibiting the intentional breeding of lionfish in captivity.
A scientific-research exception will allow research institutions permitted by the FWC to breed and cultivate lionfish for the purposes of researching Importation of live lionfish into Florida was prohibited Aug. 1. The FWC encourages divers and anglers to remove lionfish whenever they can.
See or catch a lionfish? Report a sighting by downloading the new Report Florida Lionfish app on a smart device or by visiting MyFWC.com/Lionfish and clicking on “Report Lionfish.”
>> The public can listen in to a Dec. 3 webinar on 2015 recreational management of summer flounder, black sea bass & scup. For details, see http://www.examiner.com/…/managing-recreational-flounder-sc…
HOURS – NOVEMBER 20, 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:
As of 6:30 am Thursday 11-20
Leader Board Update in Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament!
Name Weight Length Place
Webb, Jacob 44.7 45.5 1
Falgowski, Evan 41.1 46.0 2
Smith, Steven 41.0 45.5 3
Kabino, John 36.15 45 4
Name Weight Length
Norwood, Evans 7.0 21.5
Couchman, Mark 6.9 22
Pergeoralis, Paul 6.85 22
Weekly Heaviest Striper so far belongs to "Bucktail" Bob Watson with s 6.15 lb Striper! You have until7:00 pm to beat that!
Heaviest Flounder belongs to John Kabino with a 4.15 lb flattie
Heaviest Bluefish still belongs to Jay Tucci with a 19.35 lb chomper!
There is no one on the Top Female Angler list!