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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 9/14/10




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Bill's Sport Shop/The Wharf Restaurant Tournament

The Wharf Restaurant in Lewes is the location this year for the striper/tautog Friday night buffet. The 2010 Striper Tournament will be held from Oct. 15th till Dec. 10th. The entry fee is $75.00 and an additional $25.00 for tautog. It includes a free T shirt and free buffet for you and a guest every Fri. night. First place for the striper winner this year will be $3000.00, 2nd place, $2000.00 and third, $1000.00. In the tautog category, 1st place will be $1000.00, 2nd, $500.00 and third, $250.00.

New this year will be a Calcutta: Winner take all! For the striper Calcutta, $50.00 and for the tautog Calcutta, $25.00.

Door Prizes provided by: St. Croix, Crowder Rods, Shimano, PowerPro, Eagle Claw, Crocs, Clam Out, Aqua Clear, Coastal Fisherman, Deli 88, Dragon's Lair, "On Delivery", "Tranquilla", "Amethyst", "Jam Man", "First Light Charters", "Grizzley", Mr. Mark Edwards, Corky's Tackle, E.P. Sales, Aftco, Atlantic Cellular, Bucktail Bob, Seacoast Salon, Big Rock Sports, Saltwater Fly Anglers of Del., CaptainK "Sanddollar", "Lewestown Lady", The Wharf Restaurant, Maws Tails,

Wildcard prizes will be drawn Dec. 10th from ALL contestants.

Entrance forms are available on our Web site. Credit cards can be used. www.billssportshop.com.

Fishing News

--We received an email from Brandon Boyer aboard the "My Sanity": "Bill, Saturday me and Dave Keefer went out to Site 10. We got an early start and had lines in the water before sunrise. The croakers were like starving piranhas! As soon as your bait hit the water they were smashing it hard. We had clams and squid on but they weren't hitting the squid, so we switched over to all clams. Croakers were mixed in size with the biggest close to 13 inches."
-Ron called from the Pier and told us that spot are once again real hot.
--Steve Petrone, Raymond Dagle and Phil went to the Hot Dog this past Sat., trolling blue and white Islanders with ballyhoo, and picked up a 50 lb wahoo, some small skippies and 4 peanut mahi.
-Bill Vernon from Hertrich Toyota in Milford, fished the Branch Kreppel Blue Marlin Tournament hosted by Sunset Marina. The crew fished on the "Four Play” with Capt Steve, who was representing Indian River Marina. They fished 50 fathoms in the Baltimore Canyon on Friday and down in the Rockpile on Sunday and ended up in 3rd place in marlin releases and had the 1st place dolphin which was 26 lbs. All action happened on ballyhoo.
-The Indian River Inlet saw lots of blues in the 3-8 lb. range.
-Delaware Bay action included flounder, seabass and croaker.
--Lots of spot and some flounder are being caught at the Henlopen Pier.
--Offshore action at the Tea Cup to the 40 line included mahi and wahoo.
--From the Baltimore to the Washington Canyon whites and dolphin are being taken on ballyhoo.
--Fishing Report by Sue Foster: "Larger flounder are picking up in the bay and offshore. There was a 10 pound plus flounder on the front of the Coastal Fisherman this week! Finger mullet are jumping in schools with snapper blues up to 18-inches on their tail. Blues are biting in the surf, along with sharks at night. Still some spot, croaker, and kingfish about. The first big red drum was caught and released on Assateague Island. Stripers and bluefish are biting close to the Rt. 50 Bridge. Indian River has had good blue fishing up to 4 pounds plus the striper bite is improving up there. Offshore sea bass and flounder fishing is improving big time."
Boating Course

The USCG Auxiliary, Indian River Flotilla, will be presenting a seven-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course (BS&S) starting on Monday, Sept. 13 at Short’s Marine off Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Classes run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday, although the first session begins at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the sign-up process. The cost is $35 per student and includes an excellent textbook. The cost for students who own or can share the textbook is $15. Preregistration is required because the class often fills to capacity before the course begins. To enroll, call Instructor Andy Smith at 537-2350.


The proposed new sea bass season will run from May 22 through October 11, with an additional open period of November 1 through December 31. The proposal would keep the size and bag limit the same of 12-1/2 inches and 25 fish per angler. Sheepshead and triggerfish will continue to be legal.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 1 - 30 - Bill's "Trash Fish Tournament"

Sept. 1 - 28 - Tautog season closed

Sept. - Striper slot season closed

Oct. - 12 - through Oct. 31 -Sea Bass closed

Nov. - 1 - Sea Bass opens till end of year

Sept. 13 - Seven weeks Safe Boating Course

Oct. - 9 & 10 - DMS Surf Fishing Tournament

Oct. - 13 - Flounder closed for the year

Oct. 15 till Dec. 10 - Bill's Sport Shop/the Wharf Restaurant 2010 Striper Tournament with a Tautog Division

*****Fall Hours*****

Mon. thru Thurs. 6:00a.m. - 8:p.m.

Fri. 6:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Sat. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

Sun. 5:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

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