THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> The deadline for sign ups for the Bill's Sport Shop and Irish Eyes Restaurant Striper Tournament is October 21st. 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.
>> Paul P, Bill Weiss and Rich fished Gordon’s Pond and caught many blues to 13” and a couple short stripers.
>> There are many bluefish all up and down the coast with short stripers and some redfish in the mix along with a keeper striper on occasion.
>> The Cape Henlopen Park Pier has been producing some keeper flounder along with blues and kingfish.
>> James Smith has been fishing the Lewes Canal catching up to 25” and 15” flounder on squid.
>> We’ve had reports of a lot of white perch being caught in the Lewes Canal and Broadkill River.
>> Brian Smith, Dover, weighed in a 17.30#, 35” striper taken on a top water plug fishing in the Nanticoke River today.
>> Bill Weiss checked in with some results from the DMS Tournament and gave us the following report: “The largest blue fish so far is 22”, a young boy caught a scorable flounder. There were also some king fish scored. Many short blues were also taken. Six to 8 ounces needed to hold bottom or sputnick sinkers were needed. Conditions were wet and windy but Bill Weiss put 2 scorable fish on the board.”
The final results from Bill Weiss of the DMS tournament held this weekend:
1st place was Drew Stuchlik with 45 points and a 36" striper
2nd place Ted Click
3rd place was Carl Koehn
a 5yr old boy(Jason Griffith) landed a 16-1/2" Flounder and winner of the youth division
Anita Chandler won the women’s division.
>> Charlie stopped in for some crabbing bunker and advised that crabbing was good with big and fat ones. Said he had 64 keepers in 4 pots.
>> Customers are also telling us that crabs up to 8” coming up from the bridge over Love Creek with a lot of keepers.
>> Kevin Roberts was fishing the Lewes Canal with Storm lures and hooked up with 6 stripers in the 15 to 18” range.
> .We got a report of stripers being caught at Canary Creek. He had 4 with the largest being 36”.
>> There are lots of small tog being caught at IRI. Water cleaned up nicely…
>> Getting reports of tog being taken at the Outer Wall.
>> There have been small trout taken from the beach at CHSP today. The water is still stained but is improving daily.
>> Yesterday fishing at Trussums Pond, Chris Mac, Kevin Roberts, and Matty Kasper caught
20 pumpkinseeds, 8 crappie, 5 largemouth bass and a 3.91# chain pickerel using minnows, worms and twister tail grubs.
>> WHITE CLAY CREEK (Oct. 12, 2016) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section announced today that White Clay Creek has received its annual fall stocking of trout – a DNREC ritual since 2007.The daily possession limit is six trout per person. Fishing in or within 50 feet of the designated fly-fishing-only section, the daily possession limit is four trout.
Fisheries staff and volunteers stocked about 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout ranging in size from 11-15 inches long, with the majority 12-13-inch fish, throughout White Clay Creek at all normal stocking locations from near the border with Pennsylvania downstream to Newark. Also included this year were a few brown, brook, tiger and golden rainbow trout. Float boxes were used to carry about 1,250 fish averaging about one pound each from the truck to access points along White Clay Creek, which offers the most public access of any Delaware trout stream.
>> This year’s DNREC-sponsored 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held Sept. 17 drew 1,572 volunteers, who collected 6 tons of trash from 45 sites along more than 75 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-quarter of that trash – mostly aluminum cans and glass and plastic beverage bottles – was recycled this year.
>> 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. Deadline for signing up is Oct, 21.
>> Tautog and Seabass Regulations
Tautog – open till Dec. 31
Seabass - closed Opens Oct. 22 to Dec. 31 –
>> Hours - Mon. thru Fri. 6 – 7; Sat. – 5 – 8; Sun. 5 - 6