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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/9/15

Date: 6/9/15


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

>> This Saturday! Please lend a helping hand?

Do you use Massey's Ditch? How about Rehoboth Bay? Indian River and Bay? Tired of seeing the trash on the shoreline?

Here is your opportunity to help! Have a Pontoon Boat? Shallow draft boat? Or how about just a pair of boots and the desire to help?

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.


>> Seabass, cod and ling are reported at Site 11. Croaker, kingfish, blues and striper on the surf; flounder seem to be abundant in the Canal. Pictures on other facebook pages (DSF) of croaker being caught in the surf, along with kingfish and the occasional bluefish. Flounder seem to be abundant in the Canal.

>> Brady Anderson, Lewes, caught a 21”, 2.4# flounder using bucktail and a white worm in the Lewes Canal.

>> Rodney Jones sent me this, “Capt. Rodney Meyers, took out the ‘Wreckaholic’ to the USS Radford Site with Donny Warfield’s group and put 26 seabass and 3 ling in the box this am including a visit from s sea turtle.” Good job guys !!

>> Gale Force Charters wrote: “Gerry Buss and his grandson, Tristan, fished with us this am. What a difference a little sun and a bit less wind makes. Tristan had his first salt water fishing trip today, even though he fishes regularly in S. Dakota where he lives, and distinguished himself with a 36.5” striped bass and a nice flounder.”

>> Lewes Harbour Marina posted: “Who says you need a boat to catch flounder in the Canal. Steven Warren scored these 3 flatfish to 5# while casting a Nuclear Chicken Gulp from the Town Dock. “

Lewes Harbour Marina posted: “Captain Ted's crew of sharkers on the Indian returned with the largest thresher we've seen in quite some time. Dan McCoy, Michelle Ballance, Mark and Mitchell Butler, Cameron Powell and Chris Huk teamed up to tame this impressive 509.5 pound monster while drifting the channel edge north of DB Buoy Sunday afternoon. The XL whiptail ate a mackerel fillet and was brought to the boat an hour and a half later. It took extra time to get home because they had to tow the big shark alongside, since the gang couldn't wrestle the heavyweight critter into the boat.”

>> Oyster Bay Tackle, “Ocean City Inlet water temp. 60 Delaware buoy 66. Unfortunately, very windy weather during the week kept most folks off the water. The Route 50 bridge is producing some bluefish, short stripers with a few keepers mixed in, and a lot of shad. Pink or bubble gum colored Zoom Salty Flukes or Fin-S jerk baits rigged on a jig head are working well for the stripers. Try using speck rigs or Gotcha plugs to catch the shad. Bridge fishermen drifting spreader rigs under a float are picking up some keeper flounder. Schools of small bluefish are moving into the coastal bays. To spot the schools of bluefish look for gulls or terns picking up the leftovers from the feeding fish. Try casting bucktails or spoons to the feeding bluefish. The surf was rough for most of the week and made it difficult to hold bottom. Having said that, the surf is producing a few kingfish, bluefish, sharks and skates. We heard rumors of a decent flounder bite in the bay behind Assateague Island.. Indian River inlet is still producing some bluefish during the day and a few stripers at night.


>> Piping plover chicks popping out all over at Cape Henlopen

LEWES (June 4, 2015) – As of June 1, no fewer than nine piping plover chicks were being shepherded around the Point at Cape Henlopen by their parents, Division of Fish & Wildlife beach-nesting monitors reported – with two piping plover nests on the Point still being incubated in hopes of more chicks to come in Delaware for the federally-threatened species.

>> The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) closes the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Angling category fishery for large medium and giant "trophy" BFT (measuring 73" or greater) in the southern area effective 11:30 p.m. local time, Sunday, June 7, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The southern area is the area south of 39°18'N (off Great Egg Inlet, NJ),

>> NOAA Fisheries Announces Emergency Action for Blueline Tilefish in Greater Atlantic Region. Effective June 4th Recreational limit of 7 fish per person, per trip;

>> MILTON (June 8, 2015) – Access to the pedestrian fishing bridge and the fishing pier on the Broadkill River in Milton has reopened following completion of decking surface replacement on each facility,

>> 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

>> 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 forrmat, this exciting event takes place when the bite has been historically at its best .

>> 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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