THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Annual Flea Market
April 2 is the date of this year's Flea Market which will be held on the parking lot with one space for each angler. Bring your table or use your tailgate. This flea market is for folks trying to get rid of fishing and boating "stuff" they no longer need or want. It is not for dealers. Remember, one man's trash is another man's treasure. It is a good time to turn your unwanted gear into cash and to purchase fishing equipment on your wish list. Representatives from Shimano, Aqua Clear, Maws Tails, Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware, Eagle Claw and the DMS will be available to answer questions and demonstrate new products. Several local charter Captains will be taking reservations for upcoming trips.
We will also begin accepting registrations for Bill's Sport Shop 2011 Flounder Tournament.
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.
> >Hank stopped in, bought 4 dz bloodworms and headed towards Broadkill Beach. He called back about an hour later to let us know he caught 3 short stripers between 17 and 22 inches.
> >Jim Ingraham went to the old Rt 1 bridge and caught some small white perch, then went to Oyster Rocks and caught 1 keeper white perch and 2 catfish. All on grass shrimp and bloodworms.
> >Bass, crappie and bluegill are being caught at the boat docks in Milton.
> >A customer witnessed two golden trout landed at Newton Pond on Saturday morning.
> >Traditionally, when the dogwood and cherry blossoms bloom the stripers and flounder will arrive in force. Mothers Day is when the blues arrive and by Fathers Day you can plan to catch mako.
Fishing News Radio Report
> >Bill's radio fishing report is underway and can be heard by tuning in to 92.7, WGMD, after the 7 am news and 5 pm news. If you catch fish and would like your name on the radio, call the store and give us the report.
Boating Safety Classes
The list of the Boating Safety Classes our Flotilla has set up for this year provided by Bob Adams:
March 12,- Millville Fire Co- Millville, DE; March 26, Brandywine Asst Living Facility, Selbyville, DE; April 16, South Bethany Town Hall, South Bethany, DE; May 7, Treasure Beach Campground, West Fenwick Island, DE; June 11, Gull's Way Campground, Dagsboro, DE; June 18, Tuckahoe Campground, Dagsboro, DE. All classes run from 8:00am until 4:00pm. and are all the Delaware State Boating Course.... required for all boaters born on or after Jan 1, 1978. The cost is $10.00 per person. Anyone interested in registering for any of these courses can contact Bob Adams at 302-541-4038.
The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park Closed for Beachnesting Season LEWES (March 1, 2011) The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including Fowler's Beach and a stretch of ocean beaches 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. The areas will remain closed until September or until the birds are gone. For more information, you may contact Bill Jones at 302-684-8419.
Delaware State Parks Fee Season
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.
DNREC has stocked Newton Pond in Greenwood. A second stocking will be done mid March.
Newton Pond is located east of Greenwood. From Greenwood, take Route 16 east toward Ellendale approximately 2 3/4 miles and turn right on Hunters Cove Road. Cross Owens Road and continue approximately 1.1 miles. Look for the fishing area sign on the right. Access is down a long dirt lane on the right side. GPS address is approximately 13125 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood, DE 19950. The spring downstate trout season cast off March 5 with the opening of two downstate ponds, Tidbury Pond near Dover and Newton Pond outside of Greenwood.
Anglers shouldn't be surprised to find golden trout in their creels to go with the traditional rainbows as a small stocking of them was made in at least one of the ponds. stocking includes trophy-sized rainbow trout (14 inches or greater) at all locations.
March - Saltwater Anglers of Delaware will be tying at Lewes Harbor Marina every Saturday morning.
March 17 - Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing Funding
Postponed to a date in April TBD
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. We are informed they still need cole slaw and salads.
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.