THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Bill's has a complete line of crabbing supplies for the avid crabber, including commercial trot lines already snooded, in several sizes. We also have crabbing monster nets, reach poles, gloves, lead lines as well as crab spices.
Seasonal closure for tautog will begin May 12. Seabass will reopen May 22.
Bill's Sport Shop Spring Flounder Tournament
Registration is open to all and participants may register at the store or on line from now until May 13th. The tournament runs from May 13 till June 10th. The entry fee is $35.00. First place prize is $500.00, second place, $250.00 and third place, $100.00.
> >Sergejs Romaseckins fished the Pier using Gulp and came away with a nice 20" flounder.
> >Eva Morgans, from Lewes. and her boyfriend have been going to White Clay Creek for about a month. They caught lots of trout. One week they got a nice size palamino. This past weekend, on Easter Sunday, they caught a 4 pound rainbow trout. Eva says they have stocked some nice trout up there. They are heading there for a couple days and promises to let us know how they do .
> >Adam and Javier from Harrisburg, went to IRI and picked up 3 keeper flounder at 20, 22 and 24 inches on Gulp.
> >A customer reported catching 5 flounder at the Pier with one keeper. He also saw 3 other keepers flipped to the planks.
> >Bruce Gallagher, 12 years old, caught a short striper, blue fish and a lot of blow fish at 3R's Rd. using bunker, clams and blood worms for bait.
> >Rich Johnson of Lewes, caught his first legal striper at IRI on a bucktail.
> >Ben Shamburger, aboard the "Wreckstalker", fished an offshore wreck and had a great day. His party came back with 20 cod up to 10 Lbs., 1 ling and Pollack. They also caught and released 6 seabass. All the fish were caught on clams.
> >Chris Wagner went fishing Monday with family and friends in the Lewes Canal and came away with a 23" flounder caught on Gulp. The rest of the crew caught 3 more keepers for the day.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, let us know that the water temp in OC is 55.0 °F. Sue's email also says that: "Lots of "firsts" this week. First bluefish of the season in the surf in Ocean City and Oceanic Pier. First shad reports from the Oceanic Pier this weekend. The first keeper striper was reported from the surf in Ocean City. First sharks reported from the surf. First mako shark and bluefin tuna caught offshore. Flounder are biting in the bays, pier, and bridge. Stripers are biting from the Rt. 50 Bridge at night. Indian River had a good striper bite. A nice black drum was weighed in from the surf in DE."
> >Carey Evans, "Grizzley Sportsfishing" sent us an email "Tog fishing has been the mainstay of our fishing the month of April. We never got a chance to give the stripers a try but we still might get a shot of them early this month. The first of the black drum fish arrived last week and there have been a few caught hook and line as well. Tog fishing will be an option thru the May 12 seasonal closure. We will begin targeting the big black drum real soon. Flounder have also made a good showing already in the shallow waters. Seabass will reopen for us May 22 this month as well."
Fundraiser for CIB
Next Friday ( 6 May) we're having another great fundfaising event to support the Center. Banks Wines and Spirits and CIB are hosting "Bays, Bubbly & Brushstrokes. We'll be featuring delicious, fresh seafood prepared by some of your favorite local restaurants; beer tastings from 16-Mile Brewery, including their new “Inlet Ale” (yes… its namesake is the Indian River Inlet!); and… great art/music and good friends! Hope you Next Friday (6 MAY), we’re having another great fundraising event to support the Center. Banks Wines & Spirits and CIB are hosting “Bays, Bubbly & Brushstrokes.” We’ll can attend this event! Thanks again.
Boating Safety Classes
The list of the Boating Safety Classes our Flotilla has set up for this year provided by Bob Adams: 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.
May 6 - Fundraiser for the CIB at Banks Wines & Spirits
May 10 and June 14 - USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09-Meetings visit the website at http://www.a0531209.uscgaux.info/
May 14 - James Farm Annual Plant Sale, Center for the Inland Bays, lots of fun for you and your dog.
May 13 - June 10 - Flounder Tournament
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. - 7 am - 8 pm
Fri. - 7 am - 9 pm
Sat. - 6 am - 9 pm
Sun. - 6 am - 3 pm