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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 9/8/10




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Bill's Sport Shop/The Wharf Restaurant Tournament

The Wharf Restaurant in Lewes is the location this year for the striper/tautog Friday night buffet. The 2010 Striper Tournament will be held from Oct. 15th till Dec. 10th. The entry fee is $75.00 and an additional $25.00 for tautog. It includes a free T shirt and free buffet for you and a guest every Fri. night. First place for the striper winner this year will be $3000.00, 2nd place, $2000.00 and third, $1000.00. In the tautog category, 1st place will be $1000.00, 2nd, $500.00 and third, $250.00.

New this year will be a Calcutta: Winner take all! For the striper Calcutta, $50.00 and for the tautog Calcutta, $25.00.

Door Prizes provided by: St. Croix, Crowder Rods, Shimano, PowerPro, Eagle Claw, Crocs, Clam Out, Aqua Clear, Coastal Fisherman, Deli 88, Dragon's Lair, "On Delivery", "Tranquilla", "Amethyst", "Jam Man", "First Light Charters", "Grizzley", Mr. Mark Edwards, Corky's Tackle, E.P. Sales, Aftco, Atlantic Cellular, Bucktail Bob, Seacoast Salon, Big Rock Sports, Saltwater Fly Anglers of Del., CaptainK "Sanddollar", "Lewestown Lady", The Wharf Restaurant, Maws Tails,

Wildcard prizes will be drawn Dec. 10th from ALL contestants.

Entrance forms are available on our Web site. Credit cards can be used. www.billssportshop.com.

Fishing News

- -Dan and Matt Langdon fishing with THE DREAM TEAM on the "Offishal" caught 2 of 3 longfin to 40 lb using spreader bars and green machines. The team also boated a bunch of dolphin on ballyhoo deep in the Baltimore.
- -Larry Jock was delivering his Coastal Fisherman and told me that the "Billfisher", an OC charter boat, caught and released 56 whites.
- -We are actually getting reports of short weakies being caught in the Rehoboth Bay along with sea bass, croaker and flounder.
- -Flounder, croaker and sea bass are being taken at B Buoy and the Old

- -At the IRI, blues and plenty of short flounder are showing up. There are also reports of nice croakers and spot.
- -The Baltimore Canyon, at the 40 fathom line, yellowfins, false albacore, and dolphin are being captured trolling naked ballyhoo behind an Ilander daisy chain.
- -A 742 lb blue was weighed in at IR Sept 1. Whites and blues are in the Poormans at 700 fathoms.
- -Chris Wagner and crew trolled from the Tea Cup to the tip of the Baltimore using ballyhoo and picked up 24 mahi to 20 lbs.
- -Louie Sartori and crew went to the 30-40 line behind the Tea Cup and came back with 19 mahi over 20 lbs. They lost 2 wahoo at the boat.
- -Bobbie from the Pier called to tell us that the spot have reappeared in huge numbers.
- -Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, let us know that Hurricane Earl gave us some swells, dirty water, and bluefish! Fall is just around the corner when we see finger mullet hopping in the surf and the inlets, and blues started biting. Flounder fishing was a bit off because of the dirty water conditions, but surprisingly, anglers caught some the next day after the storm. Spot, croaker, tautog, and sharks are still around. Sea bass picked up big time. There are more larger flounder offshore.
- -Captain Carey Evans of "Grizzly Sportfishing" continues to see good numbers of flounder which should continue thru early October. Seabass fishing is showing signs of a good fall season. The off shore scene has seen nice mixed bag catches as well. On a recent trip they harvested 18 of 70 flounder. They got in a day trolling trip and harvested a handful of yellowfin and a nice 52 lb wahoo.
Boating Course

The USCG Auxiliary, Indian River Flotilla, will be presenting a seven-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course (BS&S) starting on Monday, Sept. 13 at Shortís Marine off Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Classes run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday, although the first session begins at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the sign-up process. The cost is $35 per student and includes an excellent textbook. The cost for students who own or can share the textbook is $15. Preregistration is required because the class often fills to capacity before the course begins. To enroll, call Instructor Andy Smith at 537-2350.


The proposed new sea bass season will run from May 22 through October 11, with an additional open period of November 1 through December 31. The proposal would keep the size and bag limit the same of 12-1/2 inches and 25 fish per angler. Sheepshead and triggerfish will continue to be legal.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 1 - 30 - Bill's "Trash Fish Tournament"

Sept. 1 - 28 - Tautog season closed

Sept. - Striper slot season closed

Sept. 13 - Seven weeks Safe Boating Course

Oct. - 9 & 10 - DMS Surf Fishing Tournament

Oct. 15 till Dec. 10 - Bill's Sport Shop/The Wharf Restaurant 2010 Striper Tournament with a Tautog Division

*****Fall Hours*****

Mon. thru Thurs. 6:00a.m. - 8:p.m.

Fri. 6:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Sat. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

Sun. 5:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

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