THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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If any of the rules and regs apply to your type of fishing, please make note of them because our space will soon be taken up with fish being caught. (lol!)
Our annual flea market will be held April 11 on our parking lot starting at 5 AM. One space is free. Most use their tail gates and bring a table.
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.
Visit Don Avondolio, President of the DE Fly Fishing Club, who will be in the empty store, for demonstrations on tying and fly fishing.
Also on hand will be various reps to demonstrate their products.
>> On April 18th we will be holding a “Drum and Shark” Seminar hosted by Capt. Brian Wazlavek of Delaware Family Fishing/Lil Angler II. Classes will start at 9:00 am and last until the last question is answered! Cost is $15.00 per person, and will include coffee and snacks. Kids under 16 are no charge. Come and learn all the latest techniques from one of the experts!
>> On April 25th, Bill's Sport Shop will be holding a "Surf Fishing 101" Seminar. This will be held by C.J. Jarrell of Striper King Gear and Deep Blue Mayhem. It will be from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the cost will be $15.00 each, with kids under 16 free and will include coffee and donuts! Call in advance to reserve your spot. Payment is due on the day of the class.
>> We will have bloodworms (on the weekend); night crawlers and minnows now in stock!
>> Connie Sisson, Milford, brought in a citation white perch 1.05# caught on bloodworm in the Mispillion River.
>> Received a picture from Tim Gola, of his son, TJ, catching short resident stripers on bloodworms, at Augustine Beach.
>> Eddie Jarrell called 2 hours after buying his bait here , to tell us he caught 17 crappies in the 10 to12”range, and 2 released stripers in the 30” range at the Library in Milton. He also saw another striper and a bunch of sunnies caught.
>> Customer reported that white perch are being caught by the buckets at Petersfield Ditch!
>> On Monday, we had a customer get a phone call while in the store, telling him that a keeper striper, and a bunch of shorts, were caught at Woodland Beach. He proceeded to buy 2 dozen bloodworms! Then I received a facebook message telling us that Augustine Beach is also producing. The stripers are on their way!!!!
>> All local ponds are producing good catches of crappie, largemouth bass, pickerel and some yellow perch in Milton.
>> April 1st was the start of 3 tog per angler per day, till May 11th, closed on May 12th. till July 16th.
>> New Regs take effect May 11th:
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”.
>> As of right now, sea bass opens May 19th, but we are expecting an official announcement of May 15th.
>> Tog Season:
Jan 1st to Mar 31st: 5 fish 15 inches or greater
April 1st to May 11th: 3 Fish 15 inches or greater
May 12th through July 16th: CLOSED
July 16th to August 31st: 5 fish 15 inches or greater
Sept 1st through Sept. 28th: CLOSED
Sept. 29th to Dec 31st: 5 fish 15 inches or greater
>> Lewes Harbour Marina's Canal Flounder Tournament is May 15th.
>> There will be NO changes to the flounder size and creel limits this year! It will remain at 4 fish, 16” or greater!
>> Secretary’s order has been posted online (http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Documents/Secretarys%20Order%202015-F-0010.pdf ) . In summary, effective 11 May 2015, the recreational size, seasons and possession limits will be as follows :
A person may possess two striped bass (in any combination*) from 28 to 37” or 44”or greater, except…….from April 1 through May 31 (the striped bass spawning season), none may be taken from the Nanticoke River or its tributaries and the DE River and its tributaries north of the south jetty of the C& D Canal
from July 1 through August 31, an angler may take two striped bass from 20 to 25” (only) in the DE River, Bay and their tidal tributaries (the 28-37”; >44” does not apply).
*Example - two 29-inch striped bass
one 29-inch striped bass and one 45-inch striped bass
two 48 inch striped bass.
>> Mulberry Landing’s 100-foot wooden bulkhead is being replaced with a new aluminum sheeting bulkhead, and floating docks will be reinstalled after expansion of the boat ramp approach and tie-down area is completed. The project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, by Friday, April 10, weather permitting.
(OCEAN CITY, Md.)- Organizers of the Ocean City Shark Tournament have announced that the competition will no longer happen, in fact, the 2014 competition is its last after more than three decades.
90Day Finding on a Petition To List the Common Thresher Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act
We, NMFS, announce the 90-day finding for a petition to list the common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) as either endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) either worldwide or as one or more distinct population segments (DPSs) identified by the petitioners. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for the species worldwide. We find that the petition fails to present substantial scientific or commercial information to support the identification of DPSs of the common thresher suggested by the petitioners, and, as such, we find that the petitioned action of listing one or more of these DPSs is not warranted. Accordingly, we will initiate a review of the status of the common thresher shark at this time. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding this species.
Information and comments on the subject action must be received by May 4, 2015. For additional information please contact Chelsey Young, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (OPR), (301) 427-8491 or Marta Nammack, NMFS, OPR, (301) 427-8469. The Proposed Rule can be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/03/03/2015-04409/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-90-day-finding-on-a-petition-to-list-the-common-thresher-shark-as#h-6
>> Spring Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 7 to 7, Sat. 7 to 5, Sun. 7 to 3
For Flea Market: 5 or earlier to 7 CALL: 302 645 7654