THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> This is for the gals who may be intimidated to go fishing with their husbands or boyfriends. We gals have great luck. A few catches through the years include a 6’ wahoo from the triple wrecks, dusky sharks south of the Lightship, a frisky thresher shark while bottom fishing at B buoy, and on one trip, we hit a school of peanut dolphin about 2 miles west of A buoy and managed to boat 35 fish. I caught a citation flounder while fishing in the Indian River Bay along with many, many citation slammer blues. On many trips we returned from Fenwick Shoals as me being the ‘tautog queen’. We gals can feel the faint tug of tog. I always pitched in with the trolling and running the boat while the guys got the gear ready. So ladies go try your luck out there. You may be surprised what a good time you have when you out fish the men on the boat.
>> Last night we experienced a lightning strike and it knocked out my weekly notes on the computer. When you visit us again, please give us your report. I was able to retrieve the following news:
>> Nino Mallari and group fished Masseys Canyon and chunking butterfish, hooked up with 3 yellows-2 bluefin and a dolphin and were back at the dock by noon.
>> Just working in the store last weekend, I can tell you that not only is Massey’s hot but the Poorman’s, Chicken Bone and Hambone as well. We tripled our order of butterfish and sold out as did some of the tackle shops I called to help out our customers.
>> The Evans family fished the Pier and pulled an undersize linesider over the rails. The striper bit on a mullet. They also saw sharks, skates and huge stingrays. Blood worms were the bait of choice for spot and croaker.
>> Keeper croaker are being taken in the Lewes Canal.
>> Scott Keller fished by the Coast Guard Station at IRI and had a couple of throwback stripers of 24 and 25”.
>> We fished Herring Point every day last week and have this to report: George Hazard IV picked up 12 nice kingfish in the surf at Herring Point…while fishing with the family. Some were pushing a foot in length. Happy 15th Birthday Fishing G4.
>> J R Reeds family fished from the beach and brought lots of kings from the suds. On another trip, they went on a headboat and caught flounder and seabass.
>> The Shelly family fished the IRI, just about at the mouth, catching lots of trout with a couple of keepers, up to three at a time using Sabiki rigs. They also loaded up on flounder and blues. They said there were lots of flounder.
>> Bob Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Ocean City Inlet water temp. 75 degrees, Delaware buoy 77 degrees. Flounder are biting in the backbay and inlet area. The throwback to keeper ratio for flounder has increased. Try using a 5" or 6" Gulp swimming mullet to target the larger fish. Route 50 bridge fishermen are catching snapper blues and a few flounder. We had reports of a few croaker being caught in the bay. The offshore wrecks and reefs are producing decent catches of flounder, sea bass and a few triggerfish. The kingfish bite continues to be very good for surfcasters using bloodworms and Fishbites bloodworms. Surf fishermen tossing chunks of mackerel or bunker are catching sharks and big rays…” On another report, Bob says: “Our back bays are loaded with small flounder. A few keeper flounder are being caught in the East channel and between the Route 50 Bridge and Martha's Landing. Berkley Gulp swimming mullet continues to be the hot bait. Anglers fishing from the Route 50 Bridge had several nights of blitzing bluefish action. Bridge fishermen were casting Gotcha plugs, bucktails and spoons to the feeding bluefish. Kingfish are plentiful in the surf for anglers using bloodworms and Fishbites. Sharks and huge rays are providing action for surf anglers tossing chunks of mackerel or bunker on circle hook rigs…The offshore reefs and wrecks are producing decent catches of sea bass and flounder…
>> South Jersey Marina reports: ‘Triple Threat’ landed a nice 75lb bluefin to bring into the weigh station this afternoon. Had a couple yellowfin too. Nice catch guys!...
> >From Sunset Marina in OC Md: “Wrapping up the weekend we continue to see good catches of yellowfin and bluefin more inshore on the chunk and then dolphin out in the canyons! The tuna still seem to be hanging around the Massey’s where “Boss Hogg” put 3 yellowfin and 3 bluefin in the box! “White Lighting” also had a great day on the chunk catching 8 yellowfin. “No Quarter” was also on the action hitting the docks with 4 yellowfin and 2 bluefin! If you are looking for dolphin it looks like the Poorman’s is the hot spot where “C-Boys” filled the box with 25 dolphin and 1 yellowfin. “Griffin” had some happy anglers catching 15 dolphin out there as well. “Tighten Up” went a little further to the Washington where they picked up 10 dolphin. Marlin fishing down in the Norfolk was fantastic again today where the “Max Bet” racked up 3 white marlin releases and 2 sailfish releases! “Reel Toy” was high hook returning with 5 white marlin releases and a blue marlin release!
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.