THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Today is a good day to sort out your tackle and decide what you'll need for this season and what you want to eliminate. Based on the amount of inquires I've gotten, this year's flea market, held on April 2, is going to be bursting at the seams. Every year I ask that you take only one spot for your tailgate and table. All the stores are rented so Don Avondolio from the Fly Fishing Club will set up in the store.
>> By now, everyone knows that Brian is back. We worked together for many years and look forward to many more.
>> Bill Sr. is back to normal after his bilateral subdoral hematoma from falling off a ladder. (Take heed friends)
>> On 2/20/16, we weighed in a State Record largemouth bass hitting the scales at 11.10, which was 1 lb. larger than the previous record, caught by Andrew Klein, from New Castle. Andrew released the fish which was caught at Wagamons Pond. Congratulations!
>> News of white perch is coming in every day at Bills Sport shop. The hot spots are Round Pole Bridge, Petersfiled Ditch and the spillway in Milton.
>> On Feb 10, we were very busy at the scales as 8 year old Jaden Azato came in with a bucket full of citattion crappie caught at the Milton Spillway.
>> News from DNREC from License Money
>> DNREC sinks ex-Army-Navy ship Shearwater
as boon to Delaware’s acclaimed reef system
ATLANTIC OCEAN 38 deg. 31.200’ N Latitude and 074 deg. 30.800’W Longitude
(Dec. 11, 2015) – In the collegial spirit of a great rivalry took place on a football field in Philadelphia, Delaware and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife sank the former Army and Navy ship Shearwater onto the Del-Jersey-Land Reef as the latest fish-attracting habitat and underwater enhancement to Delaware’s acclaimed artificial reef system.
>> DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces amended tilefish regulations.Tilefish, Atlantic fish DOVER (Jan. 8, 2016) – An amended Delaware tilefish regulation that reduces recreational and commercial harvest of the blueline and golden tilefish, species that have grown in fishing popularity in recent years, has taken place. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced. Blueline and golden tilefish in combination will carry a recreational limit of seven fish per person per day aboard a vessel, with a commercial harvest combination limit of 300 pounds of tilefish per day.
“Blueline and golden tilefish are ocean-dwelling, deep-water species susceptible to exploitation due to their long-lived, sedentary nature,” said Fisheries Administrator John Clark. “To prevent an unmanaged expansion of Delaware’s tilefish fishery before more detailed data becomes available, we are joining our neighboring states in adopting these limits to conserve these species.”
Email – DNRECFisheriesRegs@state.de.us
>> Fish & Wildlife biologists conducting a survey of young “glass eels” tallied thousands at a time by “enumerating them volumetrically” with a device known as a splitter box.
On a single splitter capture, as DNREC’s YouTube Channel documented the effort, more than 7,000 eels were counted – which fisheries biologist Jordan Zimmerman said indicated a good abundance of American eels in the Delaware Estuary (a survey day earlier this year turned up 65,000 glass eels, while another day’s count in a recent year reached almost 100,000).
Dams to be replaced at Hearns,Records and Garrisons Ponds
>> A new fishing pier is going to be built at the "fishing beach" south of Dobbinsville on Rt 9 within the city of New Castle to be constructed and maintained by DNREC Fish & Wildlife. This pier will be lighted and open 24-7 and free access for anglers.
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.: 9 - 5 Sun. 10 - 3 Call 302 645 7654 Hours will start to increase as the season progresses and the water temperature increases.