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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/2/15

Date: 6/2/15


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


>> F & W has designated June 6th and 7th as free fishing days when anyone can fish without a license. For more info call 302-739-9913.

>> The week of June 6 to 14 is National Fishing and Boating Week. On Saturday June 6 F & W will be holding the 29th annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10am to 1pm at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro. It is open to youths ages 4 through 15 and must be accompanied by an adult. Under age 12 must bring their own fishing gear. The tournament is open to the public and registration is before 10am on Saturday.

>> 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!

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>> Dillon Mussellman, Pinegrove, PA. caught his 1st ever flounder in the Lewes Canal using a bucktail and Gulp! Now he is HOOKED!

>> Al Boyd sent us this email: “Caught this 33” striper last night at IRI.”

>> Captain Bob Trowbridge of the ‘Captain's Lady’ out of Bowers is still going out for drum, but not much longer! He posted pictures of quite a few 40 plus pound drum.

>> Fish Whisperer Charters Posted on facebook: “Captain Chris Ragni took ICM Materials on a trip on ‘The Wreckaholic’ to Site 11 for some seabass. The guys caught a lot of fish but only four of the keeper variety. The highlight of the day was fighting a 5’ hammerhead that hit a blue fillet and was brought to the boat. .Fish on!

>> Tommy Wetzler caught 3 keeper flounder up to 18” under the King's Hwy bridge.

>> Yesterdays report from the Poormans was 1 yellowfin and 1 nice dolphin of three boated. They heard the Wilmington was the place to be.

>> Jim Short on the ‘Not Right” fished the Washington with ballyhoo and plastics. He wound up with a white marlin, 8 tuna and 4 dolphin.

>> Harry Walker, Lewes, was fishing Roosevelt Inlet and hooked up with a 24” flounder on a minnow’

>> ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ on Facebook: “Paul Barry and Larry put together a nice box of seabass, cod and ling.”

>> ’Gale Force Charter’ Report from weekend:..”Richie finished with a 34” rock, an 18” flounder, and several blues for the smoker…Rich, Liz, Hooman, Will, Drew, And Samantha fished and caught about 10 big blues and 8 schoolie rock…The Header's fished catching schoolie rockfish but the bluefish didn't bite early. Here's Allie fighting one of them…The Gregorio crew fished in an attempt to get down to the rockfish off the north wall. The heavy boat traffic pushed the bluefish all the way out there and kept us from really working the rock. They caught schoolies and kept 5 blues for smoking…Pat, Pat, Deanna, and Mark fished with us…and caught blues to 14.5# along with Deanna's 18” flounder…Tom, Joe, Tom, and Rob fished with us this afternoon and had a big time fighting rockfish and blues. In the end we kept a 30” rock and 11 blues. One rock we had to the boat was abt 40” so we didn't feel bad when it spit the hook at boat side…Sharon and Tom DeVanna fished with us and had a bit of fun with the rockfish. A limit of 4 kept with another 15 released up to 40”. John Hennessey, Danny Ray Yoder, Linda Yoder and their daughter Anna fished with me today. We had two very short, a 25, a 26.5, and a 39 rockfish that all had to go back. Linda seriously showed up everyone with both the big ones.

>> 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 61 degrees - Big bluefish continue to provide lots of action from the Route 50 bridge, the inlet jetty's and piers. Anglers are tossing bucktails,spoons,speck rigs and rattletraps to the chopper blues.

Anglers fishing from boats in the O.C. inlet were jigging stingsilvers and bucktails and catching stripers and bluefish. Striper fishing improved this week with lots of shorts and some keepers being caught from the O.C. inlet and the route 50 bridge. Several keeper stripers and lots of blues were caught by surf casters fishing the Ocean City beach.

A few kingfish and croakers showed up in the surf with lots of big rays and skates. Indian river inlet provided jetty anglers with great bluefish action and some keeper stripers. Flounder fishing was good for those that found clear water. A pretty good yellowfin tuna bite up in the Baltimore Canyon.


>> The Inland Bays Clean-Up is June 13, 2015, 9:00 AM at Massey’s Landing. Volunteers are needed for trash pickup, Life jackets, 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.

>> Bill's Sport Shop has teamed up with Delaware Paddlesports, and we are now renting Kayaks! With the CHSP Pier being closed, where will you fish??? Rentals include Paddle, PFD, and Rod Holder! This is a fantastic opportunity to fish around the Pier, with no obstructions! These are single Kayaks. $50.00 for a 1/2 day, $70.00 for a full day, $100.00 for a weekend, and a whole week is only $200.00!!!! Maybe you will find out that you really enjoy Kayaking and purchase one from Delaware Paddlesports!!!!

>> The Riverside Grill is holding their first annual Flounder Pounder Fishing Tournament on June 18th, 19th and 20th, $10.00 entry fee and a $10.00 Calcutta. 302-945-3711

>> DNREC to consider adopting incidental commercial trip limits and recreational bag limits for blueline tilefish a recreational possession limit of no more than seven fish per person Individuals may submit written comments via e-mail to Lisa.Vest@state.de.us

>> The 35th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament - June 10-13, 2015 - 150 to 200 boats each year, Record payout in 2014: $2,412,510 - a Captains Choice, fish 2 days out of 3 days format, this exciting event takes place when the bite has been historically at its best .

>> The Mako Mania, OC, is a mako shark tournament with added entry levels for bluefish and thresher shark. Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bahia Marina from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm each fishing day to be held June 5-7, 2015.

>> The 2015 White Marlin Open will be held from August 3rd through 7th in Ocean City, Maryland. Weigh ins at Harbor Island Marina.

>> MILTON (May 29, 2015) – Access to the pedestrian fishing bridge and the fishing pier on the Broadkill River in Milton will be closed to complete the replacement of decking surfaces on each facility, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The fishing pier is expected to reopen by Wed. June 3 and the pedestrian fishing bridge is expected to reopen by Fri, June 12


>> Slaughter Beach unveils new Bayshore signage highlighting shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, terrapins and wildlife habitat. Slaughter Beach’s new designation as a National Wildlife Federation-certified Community Wildlife Habitat was announced yesterday Secretary Small also unveiled new Bayshore signage highlighting the community and its wildlife.

>> 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!

>> - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 to 8, Saturday - 5 to 9 Sunday - 5 to 8 Friday - 6 to 9

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