THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Paul P and his son, Paul Michael, fished Site 10 yesterday and caught 6 keeper flounder and many throw backs using Gulp and squid. On another trip, he took his grandkids to Rehoboth Bay and boated 2 nice flounder (22 and 20”) on minnows.
>> ’Gale Force Charters’ posted on Facebook he had a great week of catching flounder, rockfish, croakers and bluefish along with lots of throwbacks. Then, they ran to the ocean and trolled up 30 bluefish and 10 bonita some flounder and had a shark bite.
>> Delaware Paddle Sports Fish Guru Chris Erby put Carl III on the fish today, getting a keeper flounder, in his ‘Native Slayer 10’ kayak.
>> Customer reported that the flounder bite is really hot around the VFW Slough and around the sand bars in that area. All fish have been in the 19 to 23” range, and a report of a 27” also.
>> Captain's Lady Charters wrote on facebook: “Few flounder caught today the bite seems to be picking up. Also caught were a few trout and plenty of croakers.” On another trip, Marvin caught 2 doormat flounder – had a great day.”
>> Eric Banks wrote to ýBill's Sport Shop: “Do I have a fish of a life time? This was caught on the ‘Carpe Diem 2’ with Captain Dave Rankin and mate Chris Rankin… It Took me 40 minutes on a stand up rod, and like to kill me. it was a 64 pound mahi mahi.”
>> Just got a call from Bucktail Bob to let us know that there is a huge school of croaker in the Indian River right now!, No bait needed, he is catching them on bare hooks! Get the kids and go fish!!!!!
>> A customer sent us this message. I hate hearing stories like this: “So I moved out of Love Creek cuz both my pots were stolen. I went to Slaughter Beach on a little river next to a single house and nothing but marsh around it. Got those 4 smaller pots from you guys. Crabbing was great. till today. All 4 stolen. I am done with crabbing in LSD I hate to say.”
>> Capt. Terry Murray of ‘Reel Attitude Sportfishing’, LLC out of O.C. posted this on facebook: “Inshore half day trolling trip on Thursday was slick as glass. We saw sea turtles, hammerhead sharks & caught mahi-mahi's.”
>> ’Fish Whisperer Charters’ (Capt. Rodney Jones) wrote on facebook: “While we are waiting on our turbo, ‘Last ($) Money Charters’ (Capt. Rodney Meyers) is helping us out by taking some of my groups fishing. Dr. Deakyne and his boys from Smyrna killed it to day, with 12 keeper flounder! Fish on!”
>> John French, mate on the ‘El Shadai’ wrote: “Caught a throwback for every keeper. Fish to 5#, one shy of our 2 man limit. Drifting natural bottom in 90' of water off Bethany.”
>> Bill Rybinski, Lewes, caught a 5.2#, 24” flounder at the Roosevelt Inlet using minnows.
>> Terry Murray of ‘Reel Attitude Sportfishing’, LLC out of O.C. Wrote: “We had an offshore charter for two people today, got them out to get some tuna fish went 11 of 13 on yellow fin tuna and caught 2 Big Gaffer Mahi-Mahi. Congratulations to the folks of the trip for their first offshore experience in kind of sporty condition with northeast winds and seas. They hung in there like Champions. We had several multiple hookups, and to keep the lines tight my 9 year old son Gavin Murray had to assist in cranking in a few yellowfin tuna as he got his first yellowfin tuna release today. They sure did keep my mate Scott Stapleford busy today. They were a real blast & I look forward to seeing them again.”
>> Kyle Gaugler sent us this message: “Fished the ocean yesterday. 6 keepers the biggest was 26”; 14 throwbacks. Kyle Gaugler and Ted Zwally”
>> Frank Tucker Posted: “Got my limit on Thursday, fishing just west of DB buoy using a homemade, aquaclear type rig, with squid!”
>> ”Hi, my name is Jared Martin. I took my niece, Aliyah, down to Redmill Pond last Friday the 19th and she pulled up this 17” large mouth bass on the 2nd cast using night crawlers. I was hoping to get her in the paper or posted up at your shop. Please let me know if you need any more information. Thank you, Jared Martin.”
>> Captain's Lady Charters wrote on facebook: Congrats to Don who won the pool today with this 19.5” flounder.
>> Terry Murray (who sometimes gets us bunker) of ‘Reel Attitude Sportfishing, LLC’ wrote on facebook: “Nice group of folks today for our charter. We caught gaffer mahi mahis and one throwback yellowfin tuna.
>> Bill Weiss, Bill’s Sport Shop, fished the surf catching 7 blues up to 20”. He also reported loads of croaker in the Lewes Canal.
>> Chris Wines, Silver Spring MD, fished in Lewes with Gulp and minnows and landed 2 flounder up to 23”, 4.30#.
>> The Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade will wind its way down the Lewes – Rehoboth canal to Fisherman’s Wharf as part of the City of Lewes’ 4th of July holiday festivities. The parade entrants will leave from Roosevelt Inlet across from the Coast Guard Station at 1:30 pm and reach the judges’ reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf at approximately 2:00 pm. Former Mayor Jim Ford is this year’s parade’s Honorary Grand Marshal. Mayor Ted Becker will announce the parade, members of City Council and the presidents of the Lightship Overfalls Foundation and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce will serve as the judges. This is the twelfth year that the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Overfalls All pre-registered boat entrants will be eligible for prizes that include a unique hand-carved figurine by local carver Bert Long, a member of the organizing committee. The figurine will be awarded to the most creatively decorated boat. First, Second and Third Place Ribbons will also be awarded. All boat entrants will receive merchandise prizes from the Overfalls Foundation. Boats will be judged on the best use of patriotic decorations. - See more at: http://www.leweschamber.com/news/chamber/lewes-celebrates-4th-july-old-fashioned-games-and-boat-parade#sthash.TKGcT4Iw.dpuf
> .Bill's Sport Shop is one of the sponsors of the Terry Farrell Firefighter's Fund of Delaware & Captains Lady Charters 2nd annual Oyster Cracker Tournament. The cost of entry is $60.00 per fishing day. Tournament will be held August 2nd and also on August 30th. Must call to reserve your ticket 302-359-6600. The largest Oyster Cracker wins for 1st place is $1000.00, 2nd place is $300.00 and 3rd place is $200.00. Prizes for keeper fish as well all day, both days. All proceeds go to assist Delaware Fire and EMS personnel in a time of need.
>> This email was sent to us. “Are there any Off Shore Captains interested in helping out?
“Hi, I work at the UD Lewes campus and I'm looking for someone to collect a few water samples off-shore sometime in the next few weeks. I am particularly interested water from "warm-core rings" or eddies that originate from the Gulf Stream and transport water to the DE coast in early July. I could supply 1-liter bottles and a cooler and can pick them up when you come back to dock. Please call me if you are interested in participating or if you know someone who might be able to do this for me. My cell number is 302-236-0912, or you can try my office number below.
thanks! Kathy Coyne, Associate Professor, Marine Biosciences, University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, 700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958, Phone (Lab): 302-645-4288 Phone (office): 302-645-4236 Fax: 302-645-4007”
>> Mon. thru Sat. 5-9 Sunday - 5 to 7