THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> We are having another class! Saturday, June 13th!
Have you ever wondered how to cast a fly rod? How to catch a fish "in the salt" with a fly rod? How to select proper fly fishing equipment?
Bill's Sport shop will be holding a Fly Fishing Seminar, conducted by local Fly Fishing expert, Don Avondolio, DE Fly Fishing Club, who has spent over 50 years fly fishing from surf and boat!
The Seminar will be held at Bill's Sport Shop, indoors on Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 am and will continue until 1:00 pm with coffee and doughnuts. The fee is $15.00 per person and will be limited to 20 people.
In addition to the lecture, casting instructions will be held in the field outside of our store. Several raffle prizes, including Don's latest book will be part of the event.
Sign up at Bill's Sport Shop by June 8th!
www.billssportshop.com and ‘Like’ us on Facebook
>> 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.
>> Can't get here before we close????? Leaving before we open????
Just give us a call, have your order and credit card ready, and we will leave your order out for you! We will take your order and put it in a secure spot for you to pick up WHEN YOU are going past!
>> Clyde Seifert was fly fishing at the Henlopen flats when he hooked a 28” red drum.
>> Paul Powalski, of Bills, caught a short striper and a blue fish at Massey’s after fishing for about 45 minutes.
>> Ron Capone, Milford, had another bluefish Armegedon, up to 12.85# at IRI with bucktails.
>> Steve Perrin sent me this text: “Hey Bill, they are still on the surf. One was caught by Pete Kirsch and one by Steve Perrin today.”
>> Shane Schweitzer just sent us this message: “They just started hitting. Guys on boats smoking them. Bring 1-2oz buck tails. Need to throw out as far as you can. Saw a few 10+# fish in the last 10 minutes!”
>> Joseph Griffith and son Of Milford caught 7 blues to 12# at 3R’s using bunker.
>> Charles Hardy....reported a blue fish landed at 3RS using mullet bait /mullet rig/ surf rod.
>> Capt. Brian of ‘Delaware Family Fishing’, AKA ‘Lil Angler II’ was anchored on Site 11 today and put out a butterflied mackerel in his chum slick. Pete Truitt was the angler (It was also his Bachelor Party) on this 86”, 307# thresher shark that had a 44” girth! Congratulations to both Captain and Angler!!!!
>> Capt. Rodney Jones posted this: ‘Fish Whisperer Charters’
The Mcnatt Group from Smyrna put together a catch of seabass and cod. They were very excited!”
>> On another trip, ‘Fish Whisperer Charters’: “Sam from Ray Absher & Son boated a 67# drum.”
>> Joe Rigny and his kids Maddie and Joe fished the inlet from their boat today and kept 4 blues up to 13# with Maddie being the high hook. He asked us earlier if we wanted some, and he dropped off 4, one already bled out for Capt. Bill and First Mate, Kathy, to have for dinner! (“Many thanks, Joe” dinner was delicious.”)
>> Chelsea, Adam and Charles fished Roosevelt Inlet today and managed 4 nice keeper flounder up to 22 ½” using a variety of baits. Way to go guys!
>> ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ took ASAP Screenprinting out fishing and put together a nice catch of cod and seabass today..Fish on!
>> Bruce Carlson stopped in the store and told us he went to Site 11. Caught flounder and sea bass…plenty of fish out there.
>> Our daughter Sue Killen, her husband Roy and friend Mike fished IRI and landed several nice blues then went clamming in Rehoboth Bay and got a bucket full of clams. Sue and Mike went back out the next day and once again loaded up with blues.
>> Natalie Reeser sent us this via facebook messenger: “Got a 21" flounder at Massey's Landing yesterday.”
>> We are getting reports that kings are showing up in the surf.
>> Ocean City Maryland & Assateague Island - Delaware Beaches - Ocean n Bay Fishing Report
By Bob Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle Shop, Ocean City MD - Fenwick Island DE Ocean City Inlet water temp. 61 degrees Delaware buoy 60 degrees. “The incredible bluefish bite continues on. Big chopper blues and schools of snapper blues seem to be everywhere, from the back bays to the beachfront. We heard stories if big chopper blues actually chasing the smaller blues out of the surf and onto the beach. Big stripers are finally here! Anglers fishing for bluefish and flounder in the O.C. inlet hooked up with some big stripers up to 41 pounds; this is only going to get better. Huge schools of stripers are making their way up the coast so get your gear ready. Striper action at night on the route 50 bridge is steadily improving along with an epic bluefish bite. Flounder catches were sporadic this week with windy conditions creating dirty water. Having said that, the "Get Sum" and several other of the inshore flounder fleet experienced some decent action when they could find good water. Sea bass season opened last week and most of the Ocean
City party boats are now running daily trips. Jim Lamb of Sharpsburg Md. reported catching a 38" chopper blue on finger mullet on a finger mullet rig…”
>> The Inland Bays Clean-Up is June 13, 2015, 9:00 AM at Massey’s Landing. Volunteers are needed for trash pickup, 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.
>> DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife F&W’s Aquatic Resources Education Center near Smyrna to host first of the year’s fishing programs Saturday, May 23DOVER (May 21, 2015) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying to catch a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program provides five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn to fish. “Take a Kid Fishing!” teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation concepts. Along with the angling experience, these free-admission* fishing days also feature activity stations and prizes. Fishing equipment is provided, but participants may want to pack a picnic lunch. The program is sponsored by the Division of Fish & Wildlife through its Aquatic Resources Education Center near Smyrna. Host sites for some of this year’s programs are provided by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and Division of Parks & Recreation, and the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.
“Take a Kid Fishing!” events will be held on the following dates:
• 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, May 23 – Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
• 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday, June 14 – Lums Pond State Park*, Bear
• 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, June 17 – Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
• 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, June 24 – Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
• 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, July 11 – Redden State Forest, Georgetown
* While participation in “Take a Kid Fishing!” is free of charge, entrance fees are in effect at any Delaware State Park hosting the program: the fee is $4 per vehicle with Delaware plates, $8 out-of-state
>> If interested in the above program, please mark your calendar.
>> - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 to 8, Saturday - 5 to 9 Sunday - 5 to 8 Friday - 6 to 9