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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 5/5/15

Date: 5/5/15


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


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>> Rick Tate stopped in and said he caught bluefish up to 12# using cut mullet in the Broadkill River.

>> Frank and Raine Tucker sent a picture and comment of young Chasen

struggling to hold up a bluefish.

>> We are getting reports of keeper striper at IRI on bucktails.

>> Paul Powalski of Bill's Sport Shop went fishing this morning before coming to work, and sent this text: "Hey Billy, this is a monk fish, its about 6#.

>> There are lots of bluefish from the tip of the IRI jetties this morning.

>> CJ reported that keeper stripers are showing up again at Beach Plum Island.

>> Corey Rutledge, Ocean View, caught bluefish in the DE. Bay from his kayak using lures. The largest is 9.85# and measures 32".

>> Richard Cordeaux, Dover, caught bluefish up to 9.55# using lures from a kayak. The largest was 32" in the DE. bay .

>> Keith Tolley and David Hoang stopped this morning and picked up their bait. They sent us this: "Caught tog up to 15 3/4" then wind whipped up. Caught on shrimp and crab. Didn't keep any today, they were all females filled with roe. In canal now. No luck at pier".

>> Paul Mattews wrote to us: "No pics, 5 taug , 17 - 21", Outer Wall, some where between white light and elbow...shrimp'' they love raw shrimp, released 12!"

>> Green crabs will be here at 6 am Saturday!

>> Larry Hall, Lewes, caught this citation bluefish weighing 16.30# and measuring 38" in the Broadkill River using mullet.

>> "Hey Bill thanks for thinking of us. Corey Rutledge a Friend of Delaware Paddlesports had a great day on Wednesday (pics posted Wed) with a couple of buddies fishing at CHSP. They absolutely wore out the big Blues for non stop action for three hours and had a mess of fun getting pulled around on there kayaks. Corey gave us some good insight and lures of choice to use on our trip Thursday. As morning arrived Thursday Chris Erby, Joe Hosler, Jon Cunningham and John Lester took on the challenge. As soon as the kayakers from Delaware Paddlesports put in it took only minutes for the big blues to hit the heavy metal. It was an all day event with these bruisers that slowly wore down all the guys. These arm breaking, hook bending, rod breaking Blues clobbered many metal lures and plugs we had to offer up. From top water to runnin three ft underneath the water surface the blues just kept on coming. Many hooked on this day were up to 40" in length and we caught about 15-20 a person. We had an epic day and the many Blues that are traveling our waters will not be here for long as they will migrate north. Now is the time to get out there on your kayak and get on em!!! Delaware Paddlesports and Bills Sport Shop has kayaks for rent. Just give us a call as the run is on and it's on right now!!! Catch em up BAM!"

>> Tom Jackson, Long Neck, caught a 9.75#, 31" bluefish in Roosevelt Inlet using Gulp.

>> We're getting scattered reports of drum at Broadkill Beach.

>> Capt. Brian called to let us know that with the dredge and pumpers in the Delaware Bay, he had to go about 4 miles out of his way to got to where he fishes for drum.

>> 'Lil Angler II' reported at Site 4 tearing them up! Scott Jost landed a 19.5” tog on green crabs All our fish were on top and bottom rigs with orange bead.

>> Capt Bob Trowbridge of 'The Captain's Lady' sent us This: "Hi Bill, this taug was caught by Sam Dyott from Marydel. It is 22" and the weight was 7.14# and was caught on green crab at Site 4 aboard the 'Captains Lady' out of Bowers beach. Thanks, Capt. Bob"

>> And Brad David didn't want to go fishing, he wanted to wax his truck instead! I think we changed his mind when we called him out about the fish biting and beautiful weather, and he is glad we did! He picked up a couple bluefish at Broadkill! Truck didn't get waxed, but the cooler got a present...

>> Ryan Henry went fishing in the Rehoboth Bay and caught a couple blues.

>> Tog are at the Outer Wall in the 19 and 20" range.

>> Capt. Rodney Jones posted a picture of Larry with a nice tog! Still waiting for a detailed report.

>> Dave Furio sent this picture of his day on the surf, yes, he did keep it! "Billy, its been a while... Hope all is well. Caught this blue and three others, all around same size (27") earlier today off the surf."

>> Capt. Rodney Jones of 'Wreckaholic/Fish Whisperer Charters' sent this to us: "Larry Lee....Bear Del....tautog....18" and 17"...,green crab ....Wreckaholic ...Fish Whisperer Charters....Fenwick wreck"

>> The DMS Team, composed of John "Ringo" Meade, Keith Schmeirer, Tim Wallace, Steve Merrick, Andy Twardus and Barry Brittingham went to fish the Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament and came away with the FIRST place Trophy and numerous prizes. Congratulations Guys!!!!!

>> Barry Price, Lewes, used a clam he found on the beach to land a s 33", 13.3# striper at the Naval Crossing.

>> OK, here's the deal: One person told me about the North Side of the Inlet and about 60 stripers being caught, 30 of them being keepers. And I said to myself.....let's wait. Then about 1:00 this afternoon, I got a phone call from a regular customer, testing to see if I heard anything about the inlet last night. Then he told me the same thing. Then another customer came in around 4:00 and waited till the store was empty, but didn't ask me not to say anything. He said that it was absolutely CRAZY last night on the North side. You can draw your own conclusions!

>> By the way, we are selling a lot of Storm Lures, Plugs, Calcutta lures, bucktails......

>> Bill Weichardt, Richboro, PA, caught a 31", 9.15# bluefish at the Inner wall on a Storm.

>> Craig Manning caught a 19", 4.55# tog at the Outer Wall on green crabs. And them at the Inner Wall, caught a 33", 11.55# blue on a Storm Lure.

>> Mike Thompson, Wilmington, caught 2 blues at the Outer Wall on jigs.

>> Oak Thompson, Wilmington, caught a 3.55#, 17" tog and a10.35#, 31" blue on green crabs and jigs at the Outer Wall.

Amy Lewis sent us this, way to go girl!! First keeper flounder. 19 3/4" caught off the canoe at the pier.

>> Mike Meibaum, Lewes, sent us a picture of his 18 3/4" flounder he caught while drifting the canal with minnows. WTG Mike!


>> The Inland Bays Clean-Up is June 13, 2015, 9:00 AM at Massey’s Landing. Volunteers are needed for trash pick up, Life jackets and trash bags and gloves will be provided. Boats are needed to transport the volunteers to the various beaches around Rehoboth and Indian River Bays. All volunteers will be given a free tee shirt and hot dogs and drinks will also be provided. Everyone always has a good time and a good feeling for helping to clean up our bays.

LEWES (May 1, 2015) – Beachnesting bird monitors on April 25 spotted the first piping plover nest of the season on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes – one of the earliest piping plover nests on record in Delaware, with egg-laying typically starting in early May.

>> Lewes Harbour Marina'a Canal Flounder Tournament is May 15th.

>> Old Inlet's Annual Spring Surf Fishing Tournament this Saturday, May 9, 2015.

>> Spring Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 7 to 7, Sat. 7 to 5, Sun. 7 to 4

>> Starting 5/9/15 - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 to 8, Saturday - 5 to 8 Sunday - 5 to 7 Friday - 6 to 9

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