THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Annual Flea Market
April 2 is approaching fast. Our flea market will be held on the parking lot with one space for each angler. Bring your table or use your tailgate. 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.
> > 2011 Fishing Guides are now available.
> >Jim Ingraham caught 40 white perch to 12 inches at the Old Rt. 1 Bridge.
> >Joe from Harbeson checked in today with his report that he was fishing at Fleetwood Pond and caught a 2. 2 lb large mouth bass and 12 crappie on the great minnows he bought at Bills.
> >Fishing Report by Sue Foster: "Water Temperature (WTMP): 43.5 °F°
Well, at least there's a little to write about this week! There were some skates caught from the beach in Ocean City. At least 10 keeper tautog were caught from the Ocean City area on Saturday. Capt Monty on the Morning Star has been catching tautog and cod fish. A party boat in DEL caught some nice cod fish. Freshwater and brackish water fishing has been good. Fishing regs on flounder and tautog should be out soon, hopefully next week. The unofficial word on flounder is a size reduction of one inch!"
Fishing News Radio Report
> >Tune in to 92.7, WGMD, after the 7 am and 5 pm news for Bill's fishing report. If you would like your name on the radio, call the store and give us your 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 Radford, at a length of 563 feet, will be the longest vessel ever reefed in the Atlantic, with the sinking to take place at the Del-Jersey-Land inshore site located 26 miles southeast of the Indian River Inlet. The sinking is expected to take place in spring or summer of 2011, over the jointly-developed Del-Jersey-Land reef, which is equidistant from fishing ports in Indian River, Cape May, N.J., and Ocean City, Md. The reef is a collaborative effort of the three states cited in its name—Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland—and comprises an area of about one square mile with a depth of 120-130 feet.
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.
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.
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 24 - Sea Bass and Summer Flounder public hearing 6:00 PM, Richardson and Robbins Building Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, Contact: Craig Shirey at (302) 739-9914
March 25 - Artificial Reefs / Fish Pot Requirements / Atlantic Sharks - 6 PM in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Hwy., Dover
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.