THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> Denise Sawyer of WRDE: “SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT: WRDE and Bill's Sport Shop have teamed up to feature your "CATCH OF THE DAY." ýDelmarva, get out and reel them in!”
Bill's Sport Shop: There are a lot of fish being caught right now! Bring your Catch in to Bill's Sport Shop, have us take your picture, and we will forward it to Denise Sawyer to be featured!!! You will even come away with 2 prints, suitable for framing! Can't catch fish with a dry line!
>> Please spread the word that blood worms should not be thrown back into the water but should be thrown into the trash.
>> BLUEFISH!!!! Catch a State Record, and bring it in to Bill's Sport Shop, you will win a Tica Rod AND a $50.00 Gift Card from Bill's Sport Shop!!!!The Big ones are here!!!!!!!! The State Record is 21#, 15 oz. According to State rules, the new State Record must weigh 22 #, 1 oz.
>> Capt Scotty on the ‘Rehoboth Star’: “sunday.. what a day.. started out with a short ride, and just enough wind to anchor up.. caught fish almost immed... we fished 3 drops and around noon we had fast non stop action for almost 90 mis.. high hook had 7 keeping his legal limit and almost everyone went home limits.. the best fishing was on crabs... rosco won the pool,….”
>> Ron Krajewski, Lewes, caught 2 blues up to 14.9# and 35” drifting the Pier on a bomber.
>> Christopher Hockley sent this: “Caught this 19# …bluefish on Saturday..”
>> Erik Vamos wrote: “We had a stellar night last night in the Breakwater Harbor at Cape. 18 keepers. Non stop action. Sore arms!”
>> Sent to us by Matt: “hey bud, it was a pleasure meeting you on Monday while I was "sick" from work! I know it's a skate but my little guy brought this the whole way in on my 12' surf rod. take care. Matt”
>> Bill Weiss of BSS caught a 9.75#, 30” bluefish in the Broadkill River using mullet.
>> Rickie Adkins, Seaford, caught a citation bluefish in the Broadkill River using mullet. It weighed 14.8#, and measured 37”.
>> Tim Lowe, Hagerstown, MD, caught a blue in the Broadkill River using lures. it weighed 9.55# measuring 32”.
>> Hayden Wheeler and Mike Meibaum caught blues weighing up to 9.80# using lures in the DE Bay.
>> Ron Capone, Milford, caught blues at the IRI. The largest weighing 13.75#. He limiteMike out. >>Mike Vernarchick, Quakertown, PA., caught bluefish at CHSP using a bucktail. It weighs 12.30# and measured 36”.
>> Steve Perrin sent Bill Jr this text: “ Hey Bill it's Steve Perrin sending a pic of Bill Gregg with 2 good blues caught off Broadkill today. Post it up! Way to go Bill! Thanks Steve!”
>> Tim Gola sent us this picture of his son TJ from Broadkill with a nice size bluefish, another case of the son out-fishing Dad!
>> Captain Rodney Jones is looking for blues for shark bait. If you catch a bunch and don't want them, please bring by the store and I will make sure he gets them.
>> Mike DeBlasis sent us this photo to our email (Billsss@comcast.net) a 30”, 10# bluefish!
>> Mike and Cathy Cole of Millsboro caught black drum (3) from BPI. The largest weighed 33.70# and measured 37.5”.
> >From Captain Scotty of the ’Rehoboth Star’ head boat out of South Shore Marina IRI, tog report..” very good fishing today.. high hook had 6 keepers and almost everyone had 3 or 4.. pool winner was just over 6lbs.”.
>> Ryan Romansky, Media PA, caught 6.5” tog at the Inner Wall on green crabs.
> .Ron Capone caught a drum at BPI. It weighs 21#, 26”, caught using clams.
>> Seth Pentoney, Lewes, caught a 19”, 3.7# blue fish in the DE. Bay using swim baits.
>> William Bonn, Bettertown ,MD. Caught a 10.4# , 22” tog in the DE.Bay using green crab..
>> Hunter Hepbron, Chesapeake City, MD, caught a citation blue weighing 16.45#, 38” at IRI using lures..
> .Dave Richards, Lewes, caught perch (5) at the Broadkill Bridge. The largest was .95#, 11”.
>> Glenn Stotler and Butch and Airel caught blues at BPI on mullet. The largest was 9.15#, 32”.
>> Steven Williams caught 3 blues in 3 casts all in the 10# range this morning at IRI..
>> Capt Rodney Jones of the "Wreckaholic" by ‘Fish Whisperer Charters’ sent this report from Saturday mornings trip: “The Anderson management group put six in the box today including a 7 1/2 pounder caught by Brian. We are out with Henry Busby right now and Tim Gola has a ten pounder in the box. Pictures to follow. In the meantime: Steve Williams sent me these pics of quite a few blues. He's Doing a little Surf fishing before his afternoon trip on the "Wreckaholic" with Captain Rodney Jones of Fish Whisperer Charters. Then Capt. Rodney Jones went out in the afternoon and sent this report: The Henry Busby group traveled out on the ‘Wreckaholic for an evening trip on Saturday. The Busby boys started the trip off both putting a keeper in the box. Tim Gola capped the trip off with one right around the 10 pound mark.His personal best!”
>> Capt. Brian of the ‘Lil Angler II’ went on a 4 hour trip Saturday and picked up over 20 blues over 10#.
>> Capt. Bob from ‘Captains Lady Charters’ sent me this email: “Hi Bill, Rich Dennis from Milford De caught this 8#, 11oz tog aboard the ‘Captains Lady ‘ at Site 4 on green crab.”
>> Tyler Freeman, formerly of Bill's Sport Shop, and currently with Deep Blue Mayhem caught a 23” flounder in the Lewes Canal on a pink jig head tipped with squid. Nice Catch!!!!!
>> Here's one that will excite EVERY Off Shore Captain and fisherman! Albert Leitzell wrote: “Caught this 25# mahi on the ‘Even Keeleigh’ from Indian River in the Washington Canyon on Sat 5 / 9 / 15.”
>> ’Gale Force’ had Amy, Nick, and Heather out and they caught a rockfish and 5 big bluefish up to 13# in the inlet.
>> A lone lady angler fished with ‘Gale Force’ Sat afternoon and caught 7 big blues up to 13.4#.
On Sun, Jeffrey and Nichol fished at the inlet with ‘Gale Force’ and caught a 20 fish limit on bluefish in 2 hours. The guys said they were headed for the grill and smoker. Jason, John, Danny Ray, And his son Aaron fished with me today Mon. The bluefish stacked up again in the inlet and they had a great day. The group boated 34 fish in an hour and a half. First fish and largest fish honors went to 11 year old Aaron with an 18.1#. When the blues hit the deck they spat up blowfish, bunker, and trout.
>> Libbey at Oyster Bay Tackle told me that they weighed in a 23.5” flounder taken from the Fenwick ditch and that they are getting trout and shad at the Oceanic Pier.
>> Fran Seaver of WXDE 105.9 caught 14 blues, kept 6, and this was the smallest one at IRI on bucktails.
> >From ‘Rehoboth Star’ Captain Scotty Sunday “ tog fishing --- we started out with the end of the outgoing tide, it was screaming. Once the tide slowed we started catching some fish... picked away all day.. a tough bite for some and other were rewarded well.. that's tog fishing.. high hook had 7, a couple with 5 or 6 and down from there... we would like to thank everyone who sailed with us throughout tog season and look forward to seeing you when we start next November...sat may 16/ sun 17 th we will beginning sea bass season at 6:30 am.. be prepared for a long ride...we will fish for sea bass memorial day weekend, Fri-Mon.. sat may nth we will start flounder fishing, we will continue to sail on sat and sun.. sailing time will be 7 am returning back around PM.. the fare will remain the same as last year $90
>> Myung Choi, Gainsville Va.with a 33 ½”, blue 11.55# caught at IRI on a bucktail tipped with gulp
>> Capt Brian of the Lil Angler II sent me this via text message: Steve Hong 18.5, Charles Jung 17.4 white bucktail Cape Henlopen point blue fish.
>> Thomas Mack wrote that he got 3 more blues at 3R's this weekend, 15.5lbs, 13lbs, 6lbs.
>> Ed Bachman, Smyrna, (he told me that he was tired of seeing everyone’s pictures on Facebook) caught a bunch of blues up to 11.55#, 32” at IRI on bucktails.
>> Troy Dennis, Bear, DE, caught a bunch of blues at IRI on bucktails to 9.5#, 30”.
>> Ben Galang, Dover, DE, caught 4 blues up to a citation 16#, 36” at IRI on bucktails.
>> Ty Remp messaged us these pics! Today at Indian River 2@37" 17#, & 14# also 2 @34" 10 ½#.
>> Dave Nolan, North East, Md, Gary Schell, Kearny, NJ and Roger Farr, Va, ventured out to the Washington Canyon and came back with 5 tiles to 39#, and a 54” blue fin tuna!!! WOW!!!
>> May 4th, 2015 Bob Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle, “Ocean City Inlet - Water Temp. 55 degrees ...Delaware Buoy 44009 50 degrees. The past weeks cold and windy weather kept most flounder fishermen from venturing out. Capt. Jeff from Hellbent Charters and his buddy Wally Havren went fun fishing on Saturday North of the route 90 bridge. Wally caught a 20" 2.8 lbs. flounder during the out going tide using a white Gulp swimming mullet. Check out Wally's picture on the Oyster Bay website inshore photo gallery:
http://gallery.oysterbaytackle.com/main.php?g2_itemId=91 Tautog fishermen were doing pretty good down at the 2nd.- 4th. bulkheads. We had reports of some nice keepers being caught. Tautog fishermen are also doing well on the offshore wrecks and reefs. Oyster Bay Tackle received our first batch of green crabs on Saturday. Striper fishing continues to be slow with only a few keepers being caught. We had reports of a couple of fish caught from the Assateague surf and a few fish, mainly shorts from the inlets and bridges. I just received a report from a friend down in Va. that the stripers are starting to come out of the Chesapeake Bay and are making their turn to the North. We should see a gradual improvement in striper catches from the beaches and inlets. Big bluefish are still being caught in the surf from Assateague to Delaware, but not the numbers we saw last week. Wayne Martin called the store on Saturday and reported catching a 30" chopper blue from surf at Assateague. Wayne also reported that surf casters fishing around him were catching big blues.”
>> Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers:
Recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11
>> 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 Harbour Marina'a Canal Flounder Tournament is May 15th.
>> - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 to 8, Saturday - 5 to 8 Sunday - 5 to 7 Friday - 6 to 9