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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 8/23/16

Date: 8/23/16
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958

>> For those waiting for news of our Fall Striper Tournament the date has been set. It will run from Oct. 21st with awards being given on Dec. 2nd. On Friday nights during the tournament, Irish Eyes will have a free buffet and door prizes will be awarded. Stay tuned…
>> The results of the Paradise Grill/Shorts Marine Tournament: First Place, Tony Munoz aboard the ‘J. Hook’ was high hook with an 11.93# flattie. In second place, Antonio Marseco, aboard the ‘Determined’ weighed in at 9.96# and Joe Walker with a third place flounder at 9.54# aboard the ‘Gotcha’.
>> A lot of notable size croaker are being taken from surf at Herring Point on bloodworms with a mix of kingfish and blues.
>> The complete report on this week’s surf fishing was a lot of king fish over ¾# with a mix of blue fish, half a dozen 9” trout along with a couple of small pompano, small sand sharks, a small tiger shark. The fish were caught on mullet and bluefish on #4 top and bottom rigs at Keybox Rd. Report given from Bill, Norm and Dom.
>> Rhonda Contres, Spring Grove, PA. weighed in a 5.55# flounder measuring 24” caught at Site 10 using Gulp and squid.
>> Ed Jarrel called from the Lewes Canal fishing for slot stripers and said there were sharks all over chasing and eating the stripers.
>> Jere Danz fished the Old Grounds and caught his limit of sea bass.
>> It was day one for the Poor Girls Open and we had a bunch of happy ladies return to the docks! This is such a great event and Bahia Marina does such a wonderful job raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness! Out in the canyons it was a dolphin kind of day with the “Marli” putting 11 in the box along with 9 tilefish! “Osprey” was out there as well and they caught 12 nice dolphin along with releasing 2 white marlin! “Reel Chaos” went to the Poor Mans and caught 7 dolphin and 25 tilefish. The next two days will consist of more crews fishing the Poor Girls Open so we are sure to see some pink around the docks!
>> Paul P and son Paul Michael fished the Old Grounds and limited out on flounder. The fishing was so incredible and the bite so good that we were culling and throwing back 18” flounder. The largest weighed 4.2# with squid and Gulp being the bait of choice.
>> A customer reported catching 60 croaker, 20 keepers, just outside the IRI near the red can. Also as he was reeling them in 6-7’ sharks kept trying to make a snack out of the croaker.
>> Bill Moore weighed in a citation flounder at 7.05# measuring 27” caught on Gulp from Old Grounds.
>> Mid Atlantic 500,000 report from Sunset Marina: “Fishing today was the “Zipper” with a white marlin release in the Rockpile, “My Cin” caught 3 white marlin below the Washington and the “Marli” had a mix of 1 yellowfin, 16 tilefish, 3 sea bass and 1 golden tile inside the Washington!
>> George Chenoweth, Baltimore, fished 3R's Rd. and came away with a 19” flounder and a throwback 15”. He also kayaked to the Inner wall where he hooked up with a 19” flounder ..
> >From Oyster Bay Tackle OC: Flounder fishing in the back bay was pretty good this week, though it was hard to find keepers. Anglers picked them up in the deepest holes on the slacking tides. Mike Quade stopped by Oyster Bay Tackle on Saturday and weighed in a 6 pound 4 ounce 25" flounder he caught on Gulp. Surf has had the usual spot and kingfish along with more and more reports of snapper blues. The flounder bite offshore around the artificial wrecks and reefs has been very good. Route 50 bridge fishermen are catching lots of snapper blues at night throwing Gotcha plugs and speck rigs.
>> Jim Smith Jr. fishes the Lewes Canal and said he was about to give it up when at the end of the incoming and the start of outgoing he starts to hook up with stripers. He managed 5 up to 15” .Not quite the required 20 to 25” to be a keeper. He also did a little fresh water fishing and picked up a nice 18” chain pickerel.
>> Bob Geary and his wife Trish, fished the Indian River Bay and returned with 10 croaker, released 6 weakfish and 4 spot all on fishbites. He also fished off the bulkhead and landed 9 croakers up to 11”.

>> Tautog and Seabass Regulations
July 17 to Aug. 31 - 5 tautog 5@15"
Sept. 29 to Dec. 31 - 5 tautog 5@15"

May 15 to Sep. 21 - 15 Sea bass @ 12 1/2"
Oct. 22 to Dec. 31 - 15 Sea bass @12 1/2"

>> Mid Atlantic 500,000, August 21 to 26, at South Jersey Marina and Sunset Marina in OC.

>> 164 YEARS OF SAILING HISTORY “America” Tours Afternoon Sail Tuesday, Aug 30th and Wednesday, Aug 31s t Cape May, New Jersey
Hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May (CYCCM) and South Jersey Marina
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Sail Aboard America 4:30PM – 7:30PM Sail Aboard America 8:00PM – 9:00PM
FREE America’s Cup Multimedia Presentation (Aug 30th at CYCCM, Aug 31st at South Jersey Marina)
TICKETS available online at www.fareharbor.com/yachtamerica
SAIL ABOARD AMERICA $85 ADULT, $42.50 17 AND UNDER Public Welcome
10:30AM – 12:30PM FREE Dockside Tours of the America while berthed at South Jersey Marina
>> DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, City of Dover, to offer ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ program Aug. 26 at Silver Lake Park Preregistration required for free program open to ages 6-15
>> Hours - Mon. thru Sat.- 5 -9 Sun. 5- 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.

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