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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 12/4/15

Date: 12/4/15


18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958


>> Tiss the Season! What shall I get my husband, wife, son, daughter and my case grandchildren for Christmas? I have the answer. As I help people with their choices and they pay for their purchases with a Gift Card they are so happy they could get what they finally want and really appreciate the gift. The only day in the year we are closed is Christmas day giving people plenty of time to brouse. Some use their Gifts Cards during the year for bait and terminal tackle. It's a great way to please the fisherperson in the family.

Just a few ideas for gifts: Salt Life Clothing, decals. Stretch 25, Blue Water Striper Candy, Storm Lures and Crabbing Supplies, We have plenty of rods. reels, hooks terminal tackle and lots of stocking stuffers.

>> We at Bills Sport Shop are an official drop off store for your boxes of cookies. They must be dropped off here by December 5th,2015

Every year before Christmas, we send home baked goods to our Troops serving overseas to show our support!! God bless our Troops! Thanks Judy and Paul Mangini for all your efforts for our Military. http://operationcookiedropoff.com/


>> A customer reported catching 50 stripers in 3 days on 4" Storm lures although the largest one was 20" at Indian River Inlet.

>> Brian Strusowski caught 2 short stripers on sand fleas at Keybox Rd. as well as sandsharks.

>> Lewes Harbour Marina - IT'S ABOUT TIME! Chip Graves and Matt Baker found the first pair of stripers, weighing 16.7 and 15.1 pounds, while trolling white MOJOs between The Eights and Overfalls during flood tide today. The fish had been feeding on bunker, and hopefully were within the leading edge of a body of migrating bass moving into Delaware Bay. Big thanks to Lewes harbour Marina for sharing this and all the other info they get out to us anglers.

>> Some women have all the luck! Cici Treks Rosanna landed 4 short stripers, including a 22". She landed 4 more shorties today plus a beautiful specimen at 33", and 18#. She caught it at Savages Ditch on cut mullet.

>> Christopher Hockley and friend Dave caught a 27' striper at the Point.

>> Brian Seglem connected with this beauty to take over First Place in the Lewes Harbour Striper Tournament. The 34.4 pounder inhaled a Cabo Sunset Stretch 25 Brian was trolling on Overfalls at the beginning of ebb tide. This report was taken from Lewes Harbors Facebook page.

>> Stripers have finally reached the rips off Cape May, N.J. and a few fish were caught from the Overfalls Shoal area in Delaware. Surf anglers are catching a few short stripers and bluefish on finger mullet.

>> Larry Beckert fished IRI on the incoming tide with bucktails and brought home two stripers 28 to 32".

>> Thanks to Raine and Frank Tucker for this update, you all are great.

>> Some keeper stripers are starting to be caught off of our beaches now from Herring Point to Fenwick.

>> Pretty day to be on the beach. Dave Furio found this keeper striper while soaking cut bunker in the suds near Cape Henlopen, at the top of flood tide.

>> Capt. Neil Bupp and grandsons Caleb and WIllem Barnes joined Capt. Pete on 'Top Fin' for some tautog action at the Brown Shoal reef sites today and did rather well.

> .Dave Moon trolled up this 18.8 pounder while pulling Stretch plugs in front of the Wildwood Ferris Wheel.

>> Rob Palladino and Tim Barnett caught a limit of stripers Thanksgiving morning off the Jersey coast near Cape May. Rob caught one that was 51.5", 49.7#. Checked in at Dan's...

>> Thanks again for allowing us to share posts, and the ones that share our post. It takes a big team to keep all the anglers informed, great job to all.

>> Eddie Jarrell gave us a call from IRI where he had just picked up his 99th striper of the year; a 33" caught on live bait..

> .On Delivery Sportfishing •

This has been a great week! The weather has been great and the fishing has been steady! Today the fish gods gave us a gift. At almost 28" and around 18# was one nice tog!

>> Grizzly Sportfishing •

Boat limit of seabass, snapper bluefish, slammer bluefish, and some porgies!+

Lewes Harbour Marina

Talk about a heartbreaker. Matt Fetters released this 43 7/8 inch trophy that fell just shy of the slot size while trolling a Stretch plug southeast of the Eights today. Pretty work! You can catch her again next year.

>> Lewes Harbour Marina

Sea bass took it on the chin again today at the hands of fish slayers, the Falgowski family. Captain Evan ran their 'Regulator' to Del-Jersey Land, where he put his crew on some serious meat.

>> Jumbo bluefish have been roaming Del Jersey Land, picking off sea bass being wound in by bottom fishermen. That's what happened to Andrew Schneider. This 18.6 pound alligator grabbed a bass Andrew was bringing in, and the big slammer became hooked up too.

>> No doubt about it, Joe, Robert, Michael and Dave definitely earned their tautog today. Conditions were quite crappy on the Brown Shoal reef sites, but these diehard toggers stuck it out, and ended up with a fine catch.

>> 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. 54 degrees...Delaware buoy 57 degrees.November 30,2015 "This will be our final report of the year. We will start reporting again in the Spring of 2016. All of us at Oyster Bay Tackle want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We would like to thank all of our friends that purchased a "I helped build Sue's Reef" shirt or a "Sue's Reef" cap. We gave a $2,750.00 donation to the Ocean City Reef Foundation from the proceeds. Sue Foster's Reef has been officially recorded and will be a living tribute to Sue's contribution to the Ocean City fishing community. The Maryland Tautog season is closed. We had reports of quite a few short stripers caught in the Ocean City surf on lures and finger mullet. The winter migration of big stripers has not reached us yet. The stripers action off Cape May is red hot. The sea bass fishing around the wrecks and artificial reefs has been very good when the weather permits.

"The "Fugitive" went to the Baltimore Canyon today and returned with 9 yellowfins up to 30 lbs. Another boat also went to the Baltimore and ended up with 3 yellowfins and some mahi.

>> Had some fellas in today traveling as far north as Wilwood area and limiting out on striped bass. The way things are going we should have a striped bass fishery into January...wouldn't that be terrific. Don't put the boats away yet the best is yet to come!


>> Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier will remain open for fishing until the end of Dec.

>> Conquest fishing area will still be closed for appox. 1 more week.Faithful Steward will be the next area to be worked on and then Key Box will follow that.

>> DOVER (Nov. 20, 2015) – With several large retail outlets extending their Black Friday hours by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day, national sports retailer REI (www.rei.com ) decided to push back against the trend by closing all of its stores on Black Friday and giving its 12,000 employees a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors.

>> DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is making it easy to join them by waiving daily entrance fees at all state parks on Black Friday.

>> Henlopen City Oyster House is "On Board With the Bays!" Henlopen City Oyster House has officially become the thirteenth restaurant to join “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks,” the shell recycling program partnership between area restaurants, The Delaware Nature Conservancy and the Delaware Center for Inland Bays. As part of the program, discarded clam and oyster shells are collected from restaurants and recycled into projects that directly enhance the Inland Bays including Living Shorelines construction and the CIB’s Oyster Gardening program.

>> Hours - Mon. thru Thurs: 7 - 5 Fri:.: 7 - 7 Sun. 5 - 4

Sat. 5 - 67 Call 302 645 7654

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