THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Tog opens on Sunday, July 17th. We will be fully prepared with sand fleas and green crabs and will be opening at 5 AM as usual. The creel limit is 5 fish per day at 15”. The season runs until August 31.
>> Paul P and his son Paul Michael fished the Old Grounds and caught several flounder to 5# using Gulp and squid along with a keeper sea bass. On another trip, Paul went out on the ‘Thelma Dale’ and pulled in keeper flounder.
>> Moritz family went sharking and had a couple of throwback threshers.
>> Robert Darrah was fishing Site 10 and limited out on flounder up to 21.5” using minnows and Gulp.
>> Bob Warehime and Ike Megonnell caught their limit of stripers in the Lewes Canal on eels 20-25" in 45 minutes.
>> Wayne Foley managed a 76.2# bluefin tuna at Masseys Canyon caught on a cedar plug.
>> A customer said he finally caught a few croaker off the pier but they were small.
>> Don Parrett, Chris Minear and John Merritt caught 15 blues to 22" north of the inlet and a few kingfish on mullet and bloods.
>> Deacon Marty Barrett pulled croaker from the suds at Herring Point.
> >From Old Inlet Website: Jim Blasetto of Chads Ford PA landed and released a12” pompano on the beach at 3Rs Road yesterday. It hit a bloodworm.
> >From Sunset Marina: “Here are the reports we got from our charter boats today. “My Cin” caught 1 bluefin and 2 yellowfin in the Massey’s. The following boats fished in the Parking Lot, “Osprey” caught 2 bluefin, 1 yellowfin and 1 dolphin, “Marli” caught 1 bluefin and 1 dolphin, “Reel Chaos” caught 2 bluefin and 1 dolphin. In the Lumpy Bottom, “C-Boys” caught 3 dolphin and 1 yellowfin. “Fin Razr” fished in the Poorman’s and brought home 13 dolphin for fish tacos. “Fish Tricks” fished everywhere today and it worked out for them filling the box with 1 bigeye, 1 wahoo, 1 mako, and 12 dolphin!”
>> A customer said he fished Cape Henlopen with bloods and caught nothing but dog fish all day. He said it was a sign so he took the family to dog fish head for supper...
>> Keith was fishing with Gulp in the canal when he hooked into a nice 18” flounder which he managed to land despite breaking off the end of his pole.
> >From Bob Foster at Oyster bay Tackle, OC: “Flounder fishing improved this week with good catches coming from the inlet, the commercial harbor and in the bay behind Assateague Island. Route 50 bridge fishermen are picking up a few keeper flounder and some shorts during the incoming tide. Finding clean clear water is the secret to successful flounder fishing. White and Chartreuse Gulp Swimming Mullet continues to be the hot bait for flounder. Night fishing from the Route 50 Bridge is producing small blues and short stripers on Gotcha plugs and swim shads. The kingfish bite has been very good for surfcasters using bloodworms and Fishbite bloodworms on small hook rigs. Oyster Bay Tackle carries a large selection of custom tied kingfish rigs. Shark fishing from the beach has been very productive for surf anglers using circle hook rigs and chunks of mackerel. A few croakers are starting to show up in the inlet and East Channel.”
>> More action from Sunset Marina: “‘Marli’ set out for the Chicken Bone today and brought back 4 bluefin tuna, and a dolphin. Finally the ‘White Lightning’ tried out the Hambone and caught one bluefin tuna.” ‘Pumpin Hard’ had a monster wahoo weighing in at 102#! Early yesterday afternoon we had a 94# cobia caught by an 9 year old angler!”
>> Tog opens July 17.
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.