THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Join in the Lewes Independence Day Parade on July 4th by participating in the annual parade on the Lewes canal. The parade lines up, RAIN OR SHINE, at Roosevelt Inlet at 1:00 pm and ends at the judge’s reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf approximately 2:00 pm. Call 302-645-8073 or 877-465-3937 for more information.
>> Flounder can be found at the Pier, Sites 10 and 11, Old Grounds, B buoy and now showing up at Massey’s Ditch.
>> Ling cod, kings and trout for the surf fisherman.
>> Lots of small flounder at the pier being caught on spec rigs tipped with 4” curly tail Gotcha's.
>> Fenwick Shoals have been giving up small blues and bonita on the troll.
>> Charlie told us that the crabbing was getting better and better.
>> A couple of crab pots caught 42 keeper crabs in the Rehoboth Bay.
>> John Nedelco on the ‘Karen Sue’ also reported bonita at the Shoals as well.
>> Ron was at Fenwick and had some kings, croaker, trout and small blues off the beach.
>> Roosevelt Inlet gave up a couple of flounder and a large blue.
>> The Broadkill was producing kings and tiger sharks.
>> Off the beach at Dewey they were getting kingfish with Fishbites, first time out and first cast. It doesn’t get any better than this..
>> A customer stopped in today and said that he had caught an 18” flounder at Massey's Ditch on a minnow.
>> Fished Conquest Rd. on incoming tide and had 8 keeper kings, a short trout, a short flounder, and small and large sharks. All caught with fishbites and mullet.
>> A boat with 6 fishermen fished by the Misspillion Inlet and caught 60(sixty) trout with a keeper for each person.
>> A customer stopped in and said he caught a 39” striper at the pier today and was bummed out because he had to release it.
> >From sunset Marina - It was still decent fishing starting with “C-Boys” returning with 2 yellowfin, “Osprey” had 4 yellowfin and 5 dolphin, “Fish Tricks” was able to manage 7 yellowfin and 1 dolphin, “My Cin” came back with 4 yellowfin (released 15), 4 gaffer dolphin, “Marli” returned with 2 yellowfin, “Billfisher” hit the docks with 4 yellowfin, “Boss Hogg” returned with 6 dolphin and 1 yellowfin, “Three J’s” returned home with a mix of 1 wahoo caught by 8 year old Jace, 1 white marlin release and 1 dolphin!
> >From South Jersey Marina in Cape May we got this report: The crew of the ‘MJ's’ took a fun fishing trip today instead of jumping in on the tournament and still landed a monster bigeye weighing in at 265#.
>> Bob Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle reports: The water is warming up and the flounder are finally starting to show up in the back bays. There was a decent flounder bite from the airport back to Castaway's campground on Gulp and minnow combinations. The ocean wrecks and reefs are producing decent catches of flounder and sea bass. The bluefish action has been very good for anglers casting lures from the Route 50 Bridge. Also, there are lots of shad and small stripers around the bridge. We did hear about a few keeper size stripers caught under the lights on swim shads. Oyster Bay Tackle's Travis Baker snagged an 18" tog on a Gotcha plug while fishing for blues from the bridge. Travis and Justin have been catching some big sharks from the Ocean City beach at night. Surfcasters are catching kingfish, bluefish and lots of skates and sharks.
> >From Sunset Marina in OC: The name of the game today was bigeye! They were chomping out in the Baltimore for the crew of the “Skattebol” who returned with three weighing 127, 128, and 138lb! “Osprey” fished out in the Baltimore returning to the docks with 8 yellowfin. The hot spot for sure was the Wilmington Canyon where the big news was Capt. Brain Porter and the crew of the “Boss Hogg” kept the rods bent bringing home 5 bigeyes, 8 yellowfin and 4 dolphin! “Marli” also ventured up to the Wilmington and was rewarded with 5 yellowfin and broke a bigeye off at the boat. “Fish Tricks” traveled down to the Washington and was rewarded with 5 yellowfin. There are fish all around the canyons now with the bigeyes now biting during the day.
>> Hearn’s Pond dam and boat ramp now closed for up to a year while replacement structures are built.
>> Three broods of piping plover chicks spotted foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen – Three broods of piping plover chicks are now foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, two on the bayside and one inside the dunes, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.