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18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> Tog opens July 17 to Aug., 31. We will have plenty of green crabs and sand fleas.
>> Croakers are being caught at Massey’s.
>> Jonathan Bradshaw, Dagsboro, DE, nailed a 4.45# largemouth bass at Millsboro Pond on a Crank bait.
>> Paul P managed another keeper flounder fishing behind Massey’s using Gulp and jig.
>> Mark Stiegler called from the beach at Savages Ditch saying he was catching blues up to 19” on cut mullet.
>> Gary fished 3R’s overnight and had kings taking his bunker. They stopped biting as soon as the sun was up.
>> Roger Aeo caught a 24 and 26” flounder from the ‘Thelma Dale’. >>Julie Stevenson caught two nice flounder around the fishing pier using, Gulp and shiners.
>> There goes Adriana and Jeff again! Another fresh flounder dinner!
>> Teresa Laskoski posted this photo of her nephew Christopher with his first ever flounder. This is out of Tuckerton, NJ, and was 26” and close to 6#. Not too shabby Christopher!
>> Adriana Barreiro and Jeff Craig were actually looking for mahi at Site 10 yesterday and came across several nice flounder.
>> ’Captain's Lady Charters’ congratulates Connie Conley who was the pool winner.
>> Sasha Stark and Amelia Krapf caught their first keeper flounder on the ‘Last $ Charters’.
>> Our daughter, Sue Killen, took her brother, Kevin Baker and his wife Cathy to B Buoy yesterday and returned with nice flounder and sea bass.
>> Oyster Bay Tackle reports that Ocean City Inlet water temp. 75.9 degrees...Delaware buoy 76 degrees. Keeper flounder were hard to come by due to summertime warm water conditions and lots of throwbacks. The Route 90 bridge area is producing some decent croakers on bloodworms and squid. Route 50 Bridge fishermen tossing bucktails, speck rigs and swim shads are catching bluefish and a lot of short stripers. The offshore shoals, reefs and wrecks are producing some nice catches of flounder. Try jigging a 3oz-6oz Spro bucktail tipped with a long strip of squid or a 5" Gulp swimming mullet around the offshore structure. Surf fishermen are catching kingfish on bloodworms and finger mullet fillets. Surf anglers targeting sharks are soaking chunks of bunker or mackerel. The 20 fathom fingers and lumps are producing catches of tuna and dolphin making it reachable for small boat trollers.
Are you AWARE?
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police reminds recreational crabbers to review state regulations governing blue crabs, including the required use of a turtle by-catch reduction device in recreational crab pots. A turtle by-catch reduction device is attached in the funnel entrance of a recreational crab pot to reduce the possibility of diamondback terrapins entering the pots and drowning. The device is a rigid metal or plastic rectangular frame that measures 1.75 inches by 4.75 inches. By-catch devices are available at local tackle shops or may be handmade of heavy wire. Directions to install a by-catch reduction device are available online at Turtle Excluder.
• A Delaware recreational fishing license is required for crabbing.
• The recreational daily limit on blue crabs is one bushel per person.
• Minimum “keeper” size for male blue crabs and immature female crabs with the V-shaped apron is 5 inches, measured across the shell from point to point.
• Mature female crabs, identified by the U-shaped apron, are exempt from the minimum size of 5 inches because many females reach maturity at a smaller size.
• Mature female blue crabs bearing eggs, known as sponge crabs and recognizable by the orange eggs visible under the apron, may not be taken and must be returned to the water immediately.
• Recreational crabbers may use any number of single, baited hand lines, trot lines (a longer weighted line with a series of baited points) or pull traps. Standard size and possession limits as noted above apply.
• Recreational crabbers may not use, place, set or tend more than two crab pots.
• Recreational crab pots must be tended by the owner at least once every 72 hours and must be marked with white buoys with the owner’s name and permanent mailing address.
>> DOVER (June 9, 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 offers five upcoming summer dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn to fish.
• 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Aug. 15 – Abbotts Mill Nature Center, Milford
>> .Terry Farrell Firefighter’s Fund of Delaware and Captains Lady Charters Oyster Cracker - $60.00 Aug 2 and 30 Call 302-359-6600
>> White Marlin Open – Aug. 3 - 7
>> Mon. thru Sat. 5-9 Sunday - 5 to 7