THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
We are now carrying a complete line of trot lines and accessories for the avid crabber.
We have also partnered with Delaware Paddle Sports and have several fishing kayaks on display.
Please keep in mind that our hours will increase when the fish start biting.
The Flea Market was a big success and anglers were happy to turn their unwanted gear into cash.
>2011 Fishing Guides are now available.
>Brandon Toni went fishing at Owens Station Sporting Clays at the DU Greenwing event and caught a 10" trout.
>Tim Wallace was fishing at 3Rs Rd. using bloodworms and caught 27” striper.
>Nathan Okuley landed a 4.78# rainbow trout, 21" from Newton Pond on a Mepps Lure.
>Ricks Bait & Tackle is having a flea market this weekend April 9.
Guys with items they did not get rid of at Bill's, can give it another try.
>Fishing Report by Sue Foster: "Water Temperature (WTMP): 43.7 °F°
Wish I could say the fish were biting like crazy, but they still are not. Anglers are trying for tautog at the bulkhead and inlets. Anglers are casting bait in the surf and lures at the Inlets. We heard of the first keeper striper caught at IRI. Flounder were caught in VA. Party boats are catching tautog and cod. Maryland has officially announced the 2011 flounder regs. We will have an 18" size limit this year, one inch shorter than last year! Hey guys, Can you promote the toll free number for getting fishing licenses in MD. You can call, write down a confirmation number and fish right away. Year round licenses and stickers will be mailed to you. We have called and tested this number. The people are fast and very friendly! 1-800-918-2870)
>Capt. Carey Evans, "Grizzly Sportfishing" let us know that they had an excellent catch of tog including two 7 lb fish. They went back the following day and got half their limit.
>Captain Michael Davidson called to report that his charter boat crew the "G Force" went fishing out of Hatteras and landed a 66” ,140# BFT and then the big one came aboard 93”, 440#..
>"Harve de Grace Dan" caught a 30" striper Monday night at IRI longlining a fly.
>Patrick Maloy of Milton fished a Mepps lure at Newton Pond and caught a 5.58#, 22.5" rainbow trout.
>Trey Parker sent us an email "Down here in Riviera Beach fishing towards the Bahamas, we caught 10 blackfin tuna, 1 wahoo, and a dolphin." Glad you're having fun Trey!!!!!
>Note that the striper citation this year is 30#.
>Local ponds are producing crappies, bass and pickerel. White and yellow perch are being found in brackish waters.
Indian River Bridge Update !
Open house at 1:00PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, April 30th, rain or shine. Site tour: Under the bridge, also walk onto the northern approach span and enjoy a first time view from the bridge. Activities including Stay Cable Installation, Roadway improvements to tie SR 1 into the new bridge, with an information station explaining the work required. Bridge Schedule: Currently the bridge is expected to be open to traffic by the end of 2011.
Boating Safety Classes
The list of the Boating Safety Classes our Flotilla has set up for this year provided by Bob Adams: 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. A complete listing is available by contacting the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife Boating Education Office.
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.
DNREC has stocked Newton Pond in Greenwood. 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.
April 9 - Rick's Flea Market, Long Neck Rd.
April 30 - Indian River Bridge Tour
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.