THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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January 29, 2015
>> It’s a busy winter, so I am keeping you up to date on the changes concerning proposed striper regulations, State Park fee increases and the flea market.
I’ll update you on any important information as will Bill, Jr on facebook.
Our annual flea market will be held April 11 on our parking lot starting at 5 AM. One space is free. If you need more room, you can see Bill Sr or Bill Jr and rent another space. Most use their tail gates and bring a table.
As you are cleaning out your tackle boxes, put aside items you can no longer use.
As always, we will have a vender offering coffee and breakfast sandwiches, etc. at a reasonable price.
There will be plenty of help for those wanting to spool their newly purchased reels that day.
>> PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TIDAL FINFISH REGULATION 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505 AND 3506 PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 23, 2015 regarding amendments to Tidal Finfish Regulation 3502 Striped Bass Spawning Season and Area Restrictions; 3503 Striped Bass Recreational Fishing Seasons; Methods of Take; Creel Limit; Possession Limit; 3504 Striped Bass Possession Size Limit; Exceptions; 3505 Striped Bass Commercial Fishing Seasons; Quotas; Tagging and Reporting Requirements; 3506 Striped Bass; Total Length Measurement (7 DE Admin C. §§ 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3506). 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.
Table. Recreational striped bass length, season, area and possession options for consideration in modifications to 7 Del. Admin. Code §3503 & §3504.
SHORT VERSION OF OPTIONS:
-Meeting is Feb. 23rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm at DNREC Auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Hwy, Dover, De 19901
-All options include "All Year & all waters, except catch & release on spawning grounds Apr 1- May 31"
B5: 2 fish 33 inches or greater
B6: 2 fish 28 to 34 inches only
B7: 1 fish 28 to 34 inches AND 1 fish greater than 36 inches
B8: 1 fish 28 to 36 inches AND 1 fish greater than 38 inches
B9: 1 fish 28 to 37 inches AND 1 fish greater than 40 inches
ALL ABOVE OPTIONS DELETE THE SUMMER SLOT IN DE. BAY AND TRIBS
CE1: 2 fish of any combination of 28 to 37” and 44” or greater. Also includes the slot fish of 20 to 25” from Jul. 1 to Aug. 31 in De. Bay and Tribs. No fish are to be kept under 28” or between 37 and 44”.
>> Joe Lee, Silver Springs, Md., caught a citation tog at 10.2#, 25” on the Rehoboth Star on 1-3-15.
>> Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org: “As for you it was a long week for us... I installed a new generator this week, so we know have hot coffee all day, microwave and most important the best heat..1-11-15 We left the dock at 6am, our new sailing time....I did not have high hopes after 6 days of hard westerly winds.. I was happy to see the ocean temps over 45 degrees...We made 4 drops from 90 feet into 75 feet...
Fishing was a light, scratch bite... High hook was Yom the tailor from Baltimore with 4 keepers and a 4 1/2 lb pool winner. I cut the day a little short as I encountered a mechanical issue and wanted to get it corrected right away....New sailing times 6am- 4pm”
>> NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
CONTACT: Richard Julian, Cape Henlopen State Park, 302-645-6852; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9175, email@example.com
Gordons Pond Winter Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park
LEWES (Jan. 28, 2015) – The public is invited to Cape Henlopen State Park to experience its newest trail. Park naturalists will host a winter hike along the Gordons Pond Trail on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. Visitors will explore the coastal habitat and look for winter birds and other wildlife.
This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center and is intended for ages 10 and up with an adult. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at 302-645-6852.
The Seaside Nature Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Borrow-A-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the Nature Center is open, weather permitting.
More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.
>> The 2014 prices for a daily entrance fee for residents of Delaware was $3 for an inland park and $4 for an ocean park; for nonresidents it's $6 and $8. An annual pass for state parks is $27 for residents and $54 for nonresidents. An annual surf fishing tag is $65 for residents and $130 for nonresidents.
When the increase takes place there will be a $1-increase for residents and a $2-increase for nonresidents for daily passes; an $8-increase for residents and a $16-increase for nonresidents for annual passes; and a $15-increase for residents and a $30 increase for nonresidents for surf-fishing tags.
> .State Park user fees to increase February 15
DNREC's Division of Parks and Recreation will implement increased user fees to access Delaware's state parks beginning February 15th.
Increases in the Annual Pass fee and Surf-fishing Vehicle fee will take effect then. Daily user fee increases will take effect March 1.
Across the board, the increases range from 23% to 50%, with an average increase of 29.64%. The increase for surf-fishing vehicle tags range from 23% to 27.27%, depending on residency and length of tag.
Get your surf-fishing tag before February 15 to avoid the higher fee. The new fees for surf tags are:
Delaware registered vehicles for 1 year – $80
Delaware registered vehicles for 2 years – $160
Senior Delaware registered vehicles for 1 year – $70
Senior Delaware registered vehicles for 2 years – $140
Out-of-state registered vehicles for 1 year - $160
Out-of-state registered vehicles for 2 years - $320
Senior Out-of-state registered vehicles for 1 year - $140
Senior Out-of-state registered vehicles for 2 years - $280
>> Winter Hours: Mon. thru Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 9 to 3