THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Pictures of all of the catches we are reporting can be viewed on our web site at billssportshop.com. Just click on updated fishing pictures and you can also listen to Captain Bill on his daily radio fishing report by clicking on Bill’s daily radio report.
Capt. Bill and I (Kathy) took a boat ride in our 28' Topaz with twin screws through the new "Baker's Channel" yesterday and we're happy to report that the new channel is well marked, wide, not congested and saves a lot of time going to the inlet. (Goodbye Masseys!!!)
Talk about a crazy year...BFT, YFT, Sea Bass, Mako, Thresher, Flounder, Striper, Croaker, Spot and Cod! Yes, Cod are still being caught and the spot have shown up. Bobby told me that anglers are walking off the pier with buckets up to 5 doz Spot at a time! And on the same day, a local Capt came back with 50 Sea Bass and 10 Cod. Also Croaker have been spotted in the De. Bay.
> >Anglers fish free in Delaware waters June 11 and 12 to celebrate National Fishing Week. June 4 to 12, the Division of Fish and Wildlife invite anglers to test their favorite waters for clamming, crabbing and fishing for free on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. Although they will not need a license they still must obtain a fisherman identification network number.
> >Steve Sleightholn chartered the "Martha Marie" catching 5 black drum using clams with Bill Grieser decking the largest at 61# in the De Bay.
> >Kyle Johnson of Dover picked 2 stripers, 34 and 32" at the IRI on Storm Lures.
> >John Winterbottom of DE, reported catching two thresher sharks 3' and 3.5' on fresh bunker at the Navy Crossing, Cape Henlopen State Park.
> >Johnathan Davis and John Laramore were fishing off Slaughter Beach yesterday and hooked up and released 9 tiger sharks with 5 being over 5'. They also lost a combo to a large shark. It was last seen skimming across the water.
> >Kyla McIlvaine brought in her first blue fin tuna caught at the Hot Dog. The 19.45#, 32 1/4" fish went for a green machine spreader bar. Boat and gaff were by Chris Wagner of Lewes.
> >Jim Jones went to the Washington this past weekend and caught 15 to 20 small YFT and 1 BFT. Kept 1 YFT at 30# and the BFT was 32".
> >Loren Kline of Newark caught a 75.40#, 49” black drum at the Coral Beds on clams.
> >Kevin Manley fished IRI using Gulp! And caught a 22" flounder.
> >Capt. Steve Reitz caught a Tournament Flounder at 4.45# and 22" aboard the "Tequilla at Sunrise” to take over 2nd place.
> >Michael Davidson aboard the "G-Force" boated 6 YFT, 2 BFT and released 2 mako in the Washington Canyon.
> > Bill Rawlings of Laurel caught 2 flounder at 4.9 l#, 23.5" and 4.35#, 23" to take 1st and 3rd place in our Flounder Tournament
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, reports that the water temperature is): 68 °F°. A few stripers were still caught in the surf, along with snappers blues, some kingfish, skates and some nice sharks. Flounder were biting in the bay this weekend. Stripers were in the inlet. Big drum in the Delaware Bay. Sea bass season is open and anglers are catching them offshore along with some tog and still some cod!
> >Capt. Dave Russell of "Miss Shyanne" stopped in to tell us that drum fishing at night has been hot, and still has open dates for this week.
> >Bobby Salvatore called and reported they were pulling up small spot on the Pier, sometimes 2 at a time. He also reported that April Wiggins caught a 20 1/2", 3.3# flounder on Gulp. Joe Easley pulled in a 34 1/2 ". 14# striper on squid. He also said that they are getting some blues in the 15 to 20" range and they are getting kingfish as well.
Bill's Flounder Tournament Current Leaders:
Bill Rawlings 4.90 lb 23.5"
Steve Reitz 4.45 lb 22
Bill Rawlings 4.35 lb 23"
YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT
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.
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
June 11 - Fish & Wildlife Youth Fishing Tournament
Aug. 8 to 12 - White Marlin Open
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 5AM - 9PM
Fri. - 5AM - 10PM
Sat. - 5AM - 9PM
Sun. - 5AM - 9PM