THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> White Marlin Open T shirts are now in stock.
>> Spot are appearing in larger numbers at the Pier along with blues and an occasional keeper flounder.
>> We’re getting reports of big blues still at the IRI down deep in the cooler waters.
>> Tom and Devin fishing at 3R’S Rd. hooked a 7 ˝’ sandbar shark and released it. They caught the shark on skate..
>> A customer showed us pictures of cobia being caught at the mouth of the Chesapeake. The three fish ranged from 40 to 60#.
>> Joe Lavachia hit the beach in the afternoon and caught 3 nice blues.
>> Cris came in BSS Sat night to be outfitted with rods , reels and gear for the tuna bite. His first time out tuna fishing caught 1 yellow fin and lost one at the boat. He stopped in on Monday night to thank us for setting him in the right direction.
>> Bill W. and Rich S. fished in the evening at the Broadkill Beach and came away with about a dozen fish –a mixture of blues and kings up to 13” using mullet.
>> Kim and Scott Page fished the Broadkill River with night crawlers and had a banner day with catfish and perch. They said it made for a great supper.
>> Alfred Boyd stopped in for a few dozen more minnows. He said he fished yesterday at the Inlet and had a keeper flounder out of the three he landed.
>> Ed stopped by Bills. He was fishing at the Pier and saw a 24” flounder caught.
>> A customer fished Roosevelt this morning and caught two flounder with one being a keeper. He also landed a trout as well.
>> Millsboro resident Mike Mikelat fished Wagamons Pond in Milton and caught four largemouth bass with the biggest hitting the scales at 4.50# and 21˝” long, using fresh bait. Mike released all his fish along with a 9 pounder he caught last week.
>> Captain Chuck Cook, ‘First Light Charters’ called to report that on his last charter his four anglers limited out on blue fish at the IRI.
>> Bob Foster at Oyster Bay Tackle lets us know for those fishing south of the IRI: Trying to catch a keeper flounder in our back bays has been very challenging. I did hear of a decent flounder bite between the airport and Castaway's campground. One of our regular customers reported catching a couple of keepers on pink Gulp swimming mullet. Small bait size spot have moved into the bay and are around the Route 90 Bridge. The small spot are a great bait for flounder and stripers. Route 50 bridge fishermen are catching some flounder and small bluefish. Surf anglers are catching lots of tasty kingfish on bloodworms and Fishbites. Shark fishing from the beach continues to be good for anglers tossing chunks of mackerel. The offshore wrecks and reefs are producing decent catches of sea bass and flounder. Try jigging around the ocean structures with a Spro bucktail tipped with squid or a Gulp 5" swimming mullet.
>> Burton’s Pond is permanently closed to Public. Due to an insurance issue Mr. Burton can no longer allow the public to use the pond.
>> DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to hold Family Fish-n-Fun Day Aug. 6 - SLAUGHTER BEACH (Aug. 1, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will hold its Family Fish-n-Fun Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Slaughter Beach Pavilion, 359 Bay Avenue, Milford, DE 19963. Admission to the program is free, but space is limited, so please preregister by calling the center at 302-422-1329 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.