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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 6/23/15

Date: 6/23/15


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


>> We are now open every night till 9:00, except Sunday till 7:00. If you catch a fish, let us take the picture and give you an 8 1/2 x 11 copy, suitable for framing! And you can always take your picture off of our Facebook Page!


>> Richard Cease, Lewes, limited out on flounder today at IRI using Gulp. The largest was 3.80# measuring 23”.

>> Tyler Freeman wrote on Faacebook: “First trip offshore on my boat! Went 8 for 11 on yellow fin tuna in 4 and a half hours! Not too shabby!”

>> Captain's Lady Charters posted on Facebook: Congrats to Rich won the pool today with a 19" flounder.

>> ”Hi Capt Bill! My name is Colin and I came in last week for the mackerel and you also gave me the two bluefish. We went sharking last Thursday to the Fingers. Ended up releasing two duskys and a hammerhead… Was a great day fishing and were able to get some family members on sharks for the first time. No mako this time, probably due to an almost stagnant drift at times. I've also attached some pictures with this email. Again, thank you for your great service as usual! Colin”

>> Captain Rodney Meyers of ‘Last $ Charters’ took out the crew of Captain Chris Ragni, Chris Huk, Steve Williams and Tim Gola to the Canyons and came back with a dolphin and 3 yellow fin up to 50#.

>> Striper in the inlet..speared by Allan Fenton junior.. .

>> Paul Smith, Ocean View, caught a 24”, 4.85# flounder in the Lewes Canal on Gulp!

>> Joey Celano, Wilmington, weighed in a 6.8#, 27” flounder. It was caught in the Broadkill on Gulp.

>> Bob Sounder, sons Dillon and Jarrod fished the canal with me . We boated 9 and managed 3 keepers on "Bills Minnows" purchased this morning. The largest was 19 ¼”. We also caught a dozen croakers in the canal, even though we weren't targeting them.” Eric Pelko, Oley, PA

>> Capt. Scotty Of the Rehoboth Star emailed us this report: “… we are located within 10 mins of Fenwick, North Ocean City, Rehoboth and Bethany Beach... the fishing was slower than I had hoped.. it felt as if the bottom was cold, probably from the north current... we cancelled for today, Fathers Day, the wind was way too much.. as most of you know, I don't sail when its bouncy and rough..

>> William Walker sent us this pic and message: “Hey Bill, this is my father Bill Walker!!!! He went out fishing the other day and pulled up the biggest flounder he’s caught in 20+ years. The fish weighed in at 9#, 28”. What a mouth he had on him, my father still has it and I love him and our fishing trips we take. Photo enclosed.”

>> Paul Powalski went fishing this morning: “Fresh lunch before work from Massey’s on a bucktail and Gulp….nice flounder.”

>> Here is the first one of the year that we have seen! John Lindsay messaged us this picture of an 11.7#, 26” sheepshead …he caught at IRI. He didn't tell us what he was using, but I’ll bet it was either clams or sand fleas! Way to go John!!!

> .’Grizzly Sportfishing’ wrote on facebook: “We got to have a little fun in the blue water today. landed 3 of the 4 tuna we had. Mr. mako decided he needed the 4th more than we did and ate him for lunch.”

>> Captain's Lady Charters wrote on facebook: “PSC Contracting on the fish tonight with a few keeper flounder.”

>> Gale Force Charters posted on facebook about their trips: “…9 keeper flounder. Fish bit consistently all morning…great job. Then:…ocean this afternoon. Even though the drift was across the current making bait presentation rough they managed to get 13 keeper flounder in the box and had a lot of fun.

Marie Macomber is 92 and still catching flounder. Let's give Marie a HUGE round of applause....Likes...and Shares!!!!!! 92 and still catching fish!!!! How awesome is that?? This morning bagged 8 keeper flounder. Miss Marie whipped everyone with three fish. Schoolie rockfish, 5 keepers out of 7 flounder, and a cow nose ray. Great fish and great company. The largest flounder was 4.5# . At the inlet… finished with 4 keeper flounder and the biggest was 4.8#. They also caught a couple schoolie rockfish. Then…the ocean for a fast 3 hr trip. They finished with four … keeper flounder when the croakers got so thick we couldn't keep bait on. The biggest was Tom's 6.1# The Copenhaver crew fished with us this am. We caught a full limit of blues and then made a long 1 hour drift for flounder. They had 5 keepers and threw back 4. Pretty conditions.”

>> Capt. Terry Murray of ‘Reel Attitude Sportfishing, LLC’ out of Ocean City, Md has joined our Facebook family and posted this report: “… today's anglers showed up this morning eager to go. I took them shark fishing as they requested. 15 minutes into the first drift the first angler released a brown shark approximately 150 pounds…30 minutes later another brown shark maybe 100 lbs was released by a young man named Michael who was 11 years old. Well the rotation continued and Michael's father caught his first mako. Then a young man named Wyatt got to catch his first mako then Michael caught his first mako…Then Michael's father released a small mako maybe 100 pounds after a series of sharks and having fun…the group decided they would like to try something different so we switched it up and went trolling. Young 11 year old Michael got to reel in his first skipjack tuna. Congratulations to young 11 year old Michael for catching his first mako shark, his first brown shark, & his first small tuna. Capt. Terry Murray”


>> On Saturday, June 13th, 70 energetic volunteers were able to clean up 1,000 pounds of trash from areas in and around the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays. WOW! It is amazing what we find each year...from large pieces of wood to a surprising number of tires to cushions from deck furniture. Interesting to see what ends up in the Bays! We are so grateful for the support and aide from all of our volunteers and our generous sponsors. Thank you for getting On Board with the Bays!

>> Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected. DOVER (June 22, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today that upgrades and an associated construction schedule at the Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp near Millsboro have been extended to July 1 to allow for the installation of new floating docks at the ramp. Work is scheduled to start June 24 with completion, weather permitting, by July 1. Fish & Wildlife plans to keep the boat ramp open with limited access during this timeframe; however, boaters can expect intermittent closures of about one hour at any time during this period

>> The World's Largest Billfish Tournament is taking place August 3rd through 7th in Ocean City Md, The White Marlin Capital of the World!!!! Last year's purse was worth $2.78 MILLION !!! Tournament entry forms are now available for THE WHITE MARLIN OPEN, and this year's event may promise to be the best ever, with Marlin showing up already!!!!

>> Delaware Paddlesports and ‘Fish Whisperer Charters’ have teamed up to offer some extreme kayaking fishing trips! Kayaking for Tuna! The ‘Wreckaholic’ will be the Mother Ship! First one rolls out July 7th! Based on six anglers @ $380 per person. 12 hr trip 6hrs of fishing time. They will also be offering inshore trips for Sea Bass and Flounder!

>> 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!

>> Mon. thru Sat. 5-9 Sunday - 5 to 7

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