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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 5/17/11




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Fishing News

> >Brian Keech (16) of Rehoboth Beach was fishing the Pier when he hooked up with a 23", 4.89# flounder while using a shad and shiner combo.
> >Trevor Dodge from Pasadena Md, weighed in a 6.47# tog caught at the Inner Wall on green crabs.
> >David Wyszynski of New Castle caught a 24.5" 6.4# flounder at the CHSP Pier on Gulp!
> >Mike Hacker from Lewes, caught a 22.15#, 40.5" striper while surf fishing at the CHSP using fresh bunker.
> >Ron Ringer of Hartley, DE, brought in two stripers from CHSP with the largest one tipping the scales at 23.55#, 39" caught on fresh bunker.
> >Faisal Sultani of Washington D.C., stopped in to tell us he caught a nice 35" striper at IRI late afternoon on a white bucktail tipped with a white worm.
> >Ed Parseghian was waxing his boat in the Lewes Canal when he landed 2 flounder at 18".
> >Several customers reported this morning that the striper bite has been extremely hot all week. Best time has been at the top of the flood tide (all at night) using 6" Storm and Calcutta. Most of the fish are in the 40" range. Another customer told us that the drum are being caught in large numbers at Broakill Beach, in the 35 lb range.
> >Brian Keech of Rehoboth Beach, did it again, catching his a limit of flounder up to 3.49# and 21" caught on Gulp tipped with shad at the Cape Henlopen Pier.
> >Mickey Bremer of Dewey, landed 2 stripers at 39", 21.50# and 34", 15.65# using live surf clams at Gordon's Pond State Park.
> >Mike Bott caught the first flounder weighed in for our tournament @ 3.24# on Gulp.
> >Phil Williams stopped by the store and reported that Joseph Cangianelli caught a 45# bluefin at the Tea Cup trolling ballyhoo on the "Reel Life" out of IRI.
> >Matthew Rosa of Huntingdon Valley, Pa, nailed a 28.30# striper drifting live eels IRI.
> >Carlos Chavez of Millsboro De, caught a 21.25# striper at IRI on a Storm Lure.
> >Daniel Rosa of Huntingdon Valley Pa, 33.25# caught a striper drifting live eels at IRI.
> >Fishermen coming in this morning are telling us of yet another excellent night of striper fishing at IRI. They flooded the inlet with stripers over the 43'' mark.
> >Aaron Strausburgh of Milton De, weighed in a 3.18# Tourney Flounder on a minnow.
> > Rich Johnson (Tarzan) of Felton De, caught a 3# flounder at IRI on a bucktail white worm combo.
> >Bobby from A & R Bait and Tackle called and reported a lot of keeper flounder caught on the Pier. Bobby caught 3 from 20-23". Aaron Brommer caught 2 at 19 and 20". Brian Hebel, 1 at 19", John Price, 21" and Josh Stevenson landed the biggest of the day 23"- 4.79#. All were using 4 " gulp and shiners.
> >Ryan Brower caught 7 flounder, 2 keepers to 24" on minnows and Gulp on the Lewes Pier.
> >Cary Rutherford of Milton, caught a 28.95#, 45" striper while drifting IRI on a Storm lure.
> >Gus Nikolaou of Rehoboth Beach caught a 20.30#, 39.5" striper at IRI on a bucktail.
> >Al Boyd of Lancaster, Pa., caught 30.10#. 41.5" striper at IRI on a Calcutta Flashfoil.
> >Brian Swope of Eugene, Or., went to IRI , and on his first cast caught his first ever striper at 38", 19.9#. Congrats Brian!!!
> >Harry Lewis of Milton caught a 24.35#, 41” striper at IRI using a Storm Lure.
> >Dave Worrell of Long Neck, caught a 24.60#, 41" striper at IRI on a bucktail.
> >John Phillips of Rehoboth, along with three friends, fished IRI with all limiting out on stripers. A 44+ inch rock was the largest. All were taken on white bucktails with white worms.
> >Bill's flounder contestant Scott Bucka checked in with a new leader flounder weighing in at 4.10#, 22 1/4" long.
> >Brian and Dawn Palmer from Middle River, Md, came down on vacation and half way through the week, pulled in a 35# drum, a keeper flounder, and a 39" striper. What a vacation!!!!
> >Jim Peel of Media, Pa, caught a 21.60#, 39" striper on bunker at Herring Point.
> >Acracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament - Congratulations toTeam DMS placing 10th out of 70 teams: Keith Schmeirer, Bruce West , Stan Wiersbicki ,John Ringo, Martin Kris. Jim Piel.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle in Ocean City, let us know that they are weighing in some nice stripers. Assateague was "hit or miss" on flounder action. Bluefish were caught both from the surf and also the bay. Up north, big stripers and black drum have been caught. Black drum were also reported in the DE Bay as well.
> >Charter Capt. Les of the "Martha Marie" told us that Rebecca Hollingsworth caught a 70 1/2# black drum up in the DE Bay. They also landed another 35# drum. And lost 3 others. Also they had their limit of tog on all their other trips this year. They will be fishing for drum, stripers and flounder until seabass opens May 22nd.He still has a few available dates open for charter.
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 Vessel Safety Checks at Lewes Yacht Club

Members of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 will perform free Vessel Safety Checks at the Lewes Yacht Club on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, both for club members and for the public. The public is welcome to bring their trailered boats to the club’s parking area, located at end of Cedar Avenue, Lewes Beach.


On Saturday June 11th, the division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding their annual youth Fishing Tournament at Ingrams pond. Contact Cpl Gavin Davis at 528-5717 for further information.

Delaware anglers who fish New Jersey stretches of

Delaware River or Bay must get new registration certificate

Delaware anglers who fish New Jersey stretches of Delaware River or Bay must get new registration certificate DOVER (May 5, 2011) – The Division of Fish & Wildlife advises Delaware anglers who fish in the New Jersey portion of the Delaware Bay and River, or in New Jersey’s coastal waters, that they are now required to sign up for New Jersey’s Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. The New Jersey registry, which is free, went into effect May 4, and anyone fishing in the state’s marine or tidal fresh waters, or landing their catch in New Jersey, must have the new registration certificate. The only exceptions are anglers under 16 years of age or anyone fishing on a New Jersey-registered for-hire vessel (charter or head-boat). Regardless of what license or permit an angler may hold from another state (including Delaware), or from the federal government, they still are required to register with New Jersey when fishing there.

The only way to register for the certificate is through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website: www.saltwaterregistry.nj.gov. (Please note: Unlike with the Delaware F.I.N. program, there is no toll-free number to call for anglers without Internet access.) Anglers who register will need to print out their registration certificate and have it available for inspection should they be asked by New Jersey enforcement officers. Fishermen who are unfamiliar with the state boundary lines in adjoining waters like the Delaware Bay should consult navigational charts or refer to electronic navigational aids like chart plotters to determine their exact location. The state boundary line in the Delaware River and Bay generally follows the federal shipping channel. Delaware anglers should be advised that all of the Delaware Bay shipping channel lighthouses except “Fourteen Foot” light are situated in New Jersey waters. In the Delaware River (waters above Liston Point) Delaware’s waters extend to the New Jersey shoreline above the northern end of Artificial Island (where the nuclear power plant is located). If anglers anticipate fishing in or near New Jersey, it is recommended that they obtain the free New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry certificate.

Upcoming Events

May 10 and June 14 - USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09-Meetings visit the website at http://www.a0531209.uscgaux.info/

May 13 - June 10 - Flounder Tournament

May 20 - Lewes Harbor Canal Flounder Tournament

June 11 - Fish & Wildlife Youth Fishing Tournament

Aug. 8 to 12 - White Marlin Open

Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament

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