THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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December 31, 2014
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Sue Foster: Ocean City News: Rest In Peace Sue Mumford Foster...1956-2014. Sue died at 4:30pm at Coastal Hospice. Her parents were Irv and Juanita Mumford. Talk about a lady who knew fishing...that was Sue...so many fishing reports through the years. The Ocean City Fishing community has lost a wonderful lady. SDHS Class of 1974.
The following from Captain Bill:
She changed the landscape of male dominated fishing. A true pioneer in the female fishing scene and a wonderful writer having written books on fishing and crabbing in our local waters and also a weekly article in the Coastal fisherman. My daily radio report has been reporting Sue's Oyster Bay Tackle reports for years. She will be sorely missed and leaves a void that cannot be filled. God looked down and said here is a keeper. God bless you Sue, tight lines forever.
Do you remember Joel Thompson who went missing from the Inlet while fishing a few years ago? We are sad to report the passing of his 20 year old son who died in a tragic automobile accident three weeks ago. Our condolences to Shannon, his mother. May he rest in peace!
Bill, Bill Jr and I (Kathy) wish a Happy New Year to all and look forward to the Spring. (With a lot less wind)
Our annual flea market will be held April 11 on our parking lot. Lots more information to follow.
I’ll send an email if there is news on regulations, meetings or proposals. Meantime keep checking Facebook. Jr. keeps things up to date.
We are open all winter except on bad snow days (let’s hope we don’t get many of them).
>> Sent from Roger Gross: “Went out with daughter, Jessica, South if IRI and ran into Birds, bait and fish. All 4 rods were going off! MoJos and stretches were hot, and also jigged with bucktails. Caught 20 fish, keeping limit of 4, up to 25 lbs.”
>> ”Fri 12/19 fishing report update from head boat Rehoboth Star, South Shore Marina.
Had a light crowd.. Drove back out to the grounds, a short 35 minute ride today.. We started to pick right away at fish, mostly keepers.. It was a light, scratchy bite... The guys that could fish this way were rewarded..Bob Murphy from Milton, de was high hook with 11 keepers and a 8.1 lb tog.. Mark from DC had 9 keepers and a 10.2 lb pool winner... Both anglers ONly keeping their legal limit... Most guys had 3-4 keepers..
We had a nice gang, short boat ride again.. We started catching fish all around the boat.. Once again a light bite...Fish were caught on green and white crabs, which are available before sailing time at the dock.... Some high hooks were 10- 13, with 11 anglers with limits on the boat.... The bite died around 1 pm as it seemed the bottom water temperature may have dropped and the current picked up.... Pool winner was Mr. Lee from Baltimore, Md with a 7 1/2 lb fish..
Once again we had a nice crowd... We steamed out to the grounds with high hopes.. A few fish, mostly keepers were caught immediately... Action was very slow.. We made several moves and then decided to try it a little deeper as the bottom was cold, and the current very strong... we caught a few larger fish.. Generally slow around the boat.. Some guys had 2 or 3 keepers with a lot with none.. pool winner was Mr. Kim from maryland with a 15.2 lb blackfish.... “
>> MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3541 ATLANTIC SHARKS.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 22, 2015 regarding possible modifications to Tidal Finfish Regulation 3541 Atlantic Sharks (7 DE Admin C. §3541). The hearing will be held at 6:00 PM in the DNREC Auditorium, located at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
>> Winter Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 9 to 3