THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Captain Bill was contacted last week by Dan Gaffney from 105.9FM and asked if he would do the fishing report. It will run twice daily at 6:35 and 9:35AM. Tune in to hear where they are biting, what they are biting on as well as Tournament news, Events and up-to-date changes in regulations. Another feature will include our neighbors to the north and south and what is happening from Cape May to Ocean City. Bill’s report can also be accessed through Bill’s Sport Shop Face Book and Lower Delaware Breaking News Facebook.
>> Keeper stripers at night in IRI using swim shads and eels.
>> Flounder starting to show up in Rehoboth bay.
>> Bluefin tuna in the Baltimore
>> Yellowfin tuna in the Norfolk.
>> Site 11 seabass on clams with a lot of throwbacks also had 4 flounder
>> Lot of small stripers at IRI on bucktails up to 27 ½” fat and lazy.
>> Sea bass bite has been hot offshore the last few days on ocean wrecks.
>> Tyler Beutler weighed in a 37”, 20.05# striper taken from the Cape Henlopen State Park beach today. He was using mullet and Gulp.
>> Brian caught a 37" 22# striper at IRI on rigged eels.
>> Ron called from Fenwick with lots of kingfish on bloods and mullet on the outgoing tide.
>> More big blues coming out of IRI on fresh bunker with lots of cut offs due to mono leaders.
>> Irene Olson fished IRI with her husband and son when she landed a blue at 8.05#, 32” on a minnow.
>> …From Sunset Marina in OC:…the Norfolk Canyon was the hot spot...some nice reports back at the dock. “Reel Fantasy”, 11 yellowfin, 11 dolphin and 1 mako, “Osprey”, 9 yellowfin and 4 dolphin, “Buckshot”, 12 yellowfin and 4 gaffer dolphin, “My Cin”, 3 yellowfin, 4 dolphin and a mako. “Marli”, 5 dolphin and 2 yellowfin, “C-Boys”, a mix of a white marlin release, 3 yellowfin and 3 dolphin. “Boss Hogg”, 6 nice yellowfin and 5 dolphin…
Mako Mania at Bahia Marina June 3-5, 2016 The Mako Mania is a mako shark tournament with added entry levels for bluefish and thresher shark. This tournament is traditionally the start of the tournament season in Ocean City. Mako mania was started in 1996 by Captain Steve Harman and continues to grow every year. The Mako Mania is unique in that boats of all sizes can compete with decent weather. Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bahia Marina from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm each fishing day.
>> LEWES (May 25, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell today proclaimed Sunday, June 5 as “Delaware State Parks Day” – and along with his proclamation offered the reminder that, through sponsorship from the Delaware Tourism Office’s “Visit Delaware”, admission is free that day to most parks comprising the Delaware State Parks system which garnered the Gold Medal Award this year as the nation’s best-managed parks system. The Governor’s announcement was made at an event celebrating the reopening of the popular Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier.
>> ”Fish for Free” is this weekend (no fishing license required) sponsored by DNREC’s Division of F& W.
>> DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 4
Tournament marks the start of National Fishing & Boating Week June 4-12; entry forms available now online
DOVER (May 20, 2016) – As part of their activities for National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 30th Annual Delaware Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4 at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youngsters under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in three age groups: 4 through 7, 8 through 11 and 12 through 15. The tournament is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to arrive before 10 a.m. to register for the tournament.
>> The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 12th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11. DNREC is once again lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation. This year’s cleanup will take place at Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road, where registration will be held, and will concentrate on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water as well as wet walking conditions on land. Rubber boots are also suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets may want to bring one, as they are required aboard any boat used during the cleanup. Lifejackets also will be provided. Last year’s event drew 75 volunteers who filled a 30-yard donated roll-off dumpster with debris including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and large quantities of docking lumber. This year’s event will have a focus on recycling, with many pieces of large debris anticipated in the wake of the two major coastal storms last fall and winter. Advance volunteer sign-up is requested, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided to participants. At the event, volunteers will need to sign a waiver, with parents or guardians completing the form for participating children age 15 and younger. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.ý
>> Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902; DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment for 2016 Young Environmentalist Awards
>> South Jersey Tournaments…36th Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament June 8-11, 2016 A Record $345,128 Paid Out Last Year! The annual South Jersey Shark Tournament is the first competitive big-game fishing opportunity of the season. Averaging 150 to 200 boats
Canyon Club Overnight Tuna Tournament June 17-19, 2016 New this year and hosted by the Canyon Club Resort Marina, the CCRM Tuna Tournament is strategically designed to get anglers on top of the fish. Whether you prefer to troll, chunk, or jig for tuna, anglers will have a full 24 hours to raise fish and get them on the scale! It’s no secret that in recent Bigeye has been one of the most sought-after tuna species in our local canyons. Their unpredictable appearance, wolf pack like attacks, and explosive bite has literally been running anglers in circles,
>> Hours - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 -8 Sun. 6- 6 Call 302 645 7654 Fri. 6 to 9 & Sat. 6-8