THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> A real mix of smaller fish is being caught out on the pier. We have seen two trout, maybe a dozen kingfish, two spot, five croakers, a few undersized flounder and quite a few nice sized blue crabs. Most of this variety is being caught on fishbites of pretty much any flavor. Water is nice and clear and the weekend forecast looks great. Copied from pier report.
>> Head boats are doing well on the offshore wrecks and reef sites.
>> Sharks are starting to show on the beaches with few short stripers and lots of king fish.
>> Lots of small flounder at the pier being caught on spec rigs tipped with 4”curly tail Gotcha's. The first spot of the season was taken at the pier on Sunday.
>> Canary Creek is the spot for blues.
>> There are lots of kings on the surf, some are coming in two at a time.
>> The Canal produced a 17” flounder on Gulp
>> Poot called from the Old Grounds saying he’s getting keeper flounder and a couple of sea bass. When he returned, he said he had 5 flounder up to 22” and a couple of sea bass.
>> Young Jack Donahue stopped in and was fishing a local pond in the Oakwood Village development and caught a largemouth bass weighing in at approximately 7#.
>> Ed Jerral, using bunker in the canal, had a couple of keeper stripers and had an 8' shark take his bait bag.
> >FROM LEWES HARBOR MARINA: Here's proof the flounder are biting at the pier. Matt Jester caught a 5# flattie on a chartreuse spec rig. They also reported that Barry Hayes caught a 3.6# flounder in the Canary Creek using mullet on a top and bottom rig.
>> Joel Robinson with Capt. Chris on the Pirate King released an estimated 140# great white
>> Cris Cordrey, Lewes, caught a 4.55# largemouth bass in a local pond using a rubber worm.
>> Roger Rabain caught 3 blues to 15" at IRI on metal and said there were tons of shad being caught.
>> Capt. Rodney from the ‘Fish Whisperer Charter’ called to let us know that he boated a 9.6# flounder at B buoy. The fish was caught by Mike Volz with a baited bucktail.
>> ”Hi Bill, hey we went 10-14 on yellowfin tuna offshore and south of Washington Canyon…fish hit Joe Shites with ballyhoo and sterling bars Dave Nolan, Mike Stabile, Dave Shoemaker and Ron Erickso.”
> >From Sunset Marina in OC: Capt. Zip Zadjel and his crew on 'The Zipper' returned with our first wahoo of the year, weighing in at 48 pounds. Capt Steve Poore from "Poore Sport" with this nice 95# bigeye! They also brought back 2 yellowfin and 3 dolphin fishing in the Washington.
>> Ocean City Sunset Marina, Fresh out of an overnighter in the Norfolk is Capt. Austin Ensor and the crew of the "Primary Search". They had an eventful 2 days reeling in 6 yellowfins, 1 mahi, an estimated 500lb blue marlin and a 150lb mako!
>> Sussex County winners results from 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament - At Ingrams Pond in Sussex County, Luke Hitchens, age 9, of Dagsboro, was the day’s overall winner with a total of 3 pounds of fish.
>> A Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park is closed to safeguard the first nest of piping plovers found there this season.
>> Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section for 2016 West Nile virus monitoring.
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 As always, if you need bait after hours, give us a call.