THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> Bill's Sport Shop and Irish Eyes Restaurant Striper Tournament is October 22nd to December 2nd. Sign ups available in local businesses, at Bill's and on Bills Face Book page. On Friday nights during the tournament, Irish Eyes will have a free buffet and door prizes will be awarded each Friday night.
>> Surf fishermen are enjoying catches of blues to 16” and mullet seems to be the bait of choice.
>> Flounder fishing is still good in the ocean with Site 10, the Old Grounds and A Buoy producing some nice keeper flounder with a mix of keeper sea bass.
>> Along with the blues being caught off the beaches, there’s been some flounder in the mix.
>> George Chenoweth stopped in to tell us he is losing a ton of rigs due to bite offs from sharks and larger blues. He was fishing 3R’s Rd. as well as IRI using fresh mullet on a metal stand-off with wire leaders and said a lot of those were being bitten off above the wire. He did manage to get a couple of sharks. They were in the 4’ range with 3 rows of teeth showing. He also said the blues were getting larger.
>> A customer reported catching nice white perch 10 to 12 “ on bloodworms in the Broadkill.
>> Marisa K. Lowe nailed a 3.5# bass in Millsboro using top lures.
>> ”Early Saturday morning we ventured out to the Poor Mans in "My Sanity" for my first Canyon trip. Rough start but seas got better and better. …Ended up landing my first white marlin at 68". We had another one we lost right at the boat that was way bigger than mine and lost another right after hooking up. …Also had 3 blackfins. Capt Brandon Boyer reporting”
>> Ok, so Tuesday it rained and a couple staying in Dewey Beach took some mullet and went fishing. It was her first time surf fishing. Using whole mullet rigs, she caught 3 nice bluefish much to the chagrin of her husband who didn’t land a one…
>> Alex Herka, 14 yrs old, fished Records Pond and caught and released a 5# largemouth bass.
>> A couple fished the Pier and had nothing but small sea bass. They tried again and caught small blues; didn’t see croakers or flounder coming over the rails. They also tried to get some spot, but no luck!
>> A Dewey Beach couple, the Dommels, Maryland, came back to tell us they caught more blues off the surf. He switched rig colors with his wife so he was able to out fish her for the time being.
>> Duane Stanton fished Cape Henlopen at Herring Point and caught small blues using fresh mullet. He reported lots of birds chasing the fish.
>> Sunset Marina Reports: “It looks like the bite was down south with the “White Lighting” fishing the Washington and released 1 white marlin and caught 27 dolphin. The “Reel Chaos” released 7 white marlin down there as well. In the Norfolk the “Pumpin Hard” released 4 white marlin and 1 blue marlin, “My Cin” released 5 whites and caught 1 dolphin, “Buckshot” released 6 white marlin.”
>> The Fall Classic Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday Sept 24-25. Info is on oldinlet.com and you can sign up in the Old Inlet Store store and at Bills.
>> DMS 10th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament is Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9th. Info and sign up sheets available at Bills Sport Shop.
>> Bill's Sport Shop and Irish Eyes Restaurant Striper Tournament is October 22nd to December 2nd. Sign ups available in local businesses, at Bill's and on Bills Face Book page.
>> Tautog and Seabass Regulations
Tautog closed. Will reopen Sept. 29
Seabass closed Opens Oct. 22 to Dec. 31 –
>> Hours - Mon. thru Thurs. 6 – 8 Call 302 645 7654 If you need bait after hours, give us a call.
Fri. 6 – 8; Sat. – 5 – 8; Sun. 5 - 7