THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Annual Flea Market
Mark your calendar for April 2. Our Flea Market will be held on the parking lot with one space being allotted for each angler's table. All the stores are now rented and we must leave room for their parking which will be indicated by yellow tape. Clean out your tackle boxes and turn your unwanted tackle into cash. We will also have reps from various companies to demonstrate their products.
The day markers in Baker's Channel have been placed and the channel is now clearly marked. You can now by-pass Massey's Ditch by using this channel and avoid the congestion and the no wake area. (Thanks Captain Bill)
> >Dave let us know that he went to the Broadkill and caught 4 perch about 9", 3 stripers between 10" and 14", and 6 catfish.
> >Saltfish Forum reports that the "Thelma Dale" had fun catching 60 nice cod up to 12 lbs.
> >The "Bandit" also reported on the Forum that a couple guys had luck with some blackfish up to 7 lbs. along with a keeper cod.
> >Grass shrimp, nightcrawlers and small minnows are working for yellow perch and crappies at the Broadkill and Milton spillway.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, let us know that her reports are starting again. Water Temperature (WTMP): 41.9°F. "Right now, not much going on yet. Capt Monty on the Morning Star has got into some big tautog and some nice cod fish. Stripers "were" biting in VA but it was slow this past weekend. My Dad and I just got back from a month long vacation in the Florida Keys, and the fish were certainly biting down there! We had a great time." If you have any questions regarding Maryland's sport fishing license requirements, you may contact Fisheries Service via e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (410-656-9526). Sue has all the links and info you will need.
Fishing News Radio Report
> >Bill's radio fishing report has started March 1 and can be heard by tuning in to 92.7, WGMD, after the 7 am news and 5 pm news. He can also be heard on Fri. night with sports talk between 5 pm and 7 pm.
> >If at any time you miss our fishing report you can catch it on our home page. You can now view pictures of the latest fish caught that we are reporting by going to our home page and click on the heading ‘Updated fishing pictures'.
> >Keep in mind that Bill’s Sport Shop is De. Official weigh station #80. Weigh your fish in at Bill’s and become a part of the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. It’s a program that provides recognition patches and citations to anglers whose catch exceeds certain weight minimums for each eligible species. A companion program provides recognition patches for catch and release entries that exceed certain length minimums..
The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park closed for beachnesting season LEWES (March 1, 2011) The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, is closed beginning Tuesday, March 1 for the benefit of piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds.
Delaware State Parks fee season to begin March 1
DOVER (Feb. 25, 2011) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees will be collected beginning March 1. The fee season extends until November 30.
2011 Fishing License
Avoid the rush and purchase your fishing license as early as possible. Licenses are also available on-line. A new Fin number must be obtained each year for all anglers 16 years and older. To get your F.I.N. call 800-432-9228 or go online at www.delaware-fin.com/
DNREC has stocked Newton Pond in Greenwood. A second stocking will be done mid March.
March - Saltwater Anglers of Delaware will be tying at Lewes Harbor Marina every Saturday morning.
March 22 - Tidal Fin Fish Advisory Council, Richardson and Robbins Building Auditorium, 7:00 PM, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, Contact: Craig Shirey at (302) 739-9914
March 24 - Sea Bass and Flounder public hearing 7:00 PM, Richardson and Robbins Building Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, Contact: Craig Shirey at (302) 739-9914
March 26, 2011 - Lurefest -Doors will open at 10 am - close up for clean up at 4 pm
Location: Bowers Beach Firehall, for further info and membership registration - www.saltfish.net/forum Lurefest is a members only event and is free. The general public may come only after registering as a Saltfish member and then pre- registering on the board. The registration desk screens all folks before they enter. Donations of food, purchase of raffle tickets and volunteers help to keep admission to Lurefest and the great lunch free.
April 2 - Bill's Sport Shop Flea Market
May 1 - June 10 - Flounder Tournament
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament
Mon. thru Sat. 9:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.