THE STAFF OF BFISHING REPORT
THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Make Bill's Sport Shop your Father's Day Headquarters. A great idea for Dad is a Gift Card which can be used all at once, or for bait and tackle during the season. We also have a great selection of rods, reels, tackle, clothing, and crabbing, clamming and boating supplies with brands like Guy Harvey, Pelagic, Aftco, Calcutta, St. Croix as well as a Perms & Worms and a Bill's Sport Shop line. We have a variety of "carts" for hauling gear to the beach and boat. For those who drive on the beaches, we have a nice selection of rod racks that mount to the vehicle. Our selection of reels include: Penn, Avet, Shimano, Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Okuma, Fin-nor, Quantam, Van Staal and more. Rods include: Star, St. Croix, G Loomis, Tsunami, Tica, Penn, Shimano, etc.
> >Skip Mosiej called to report a Sunday trip offshore to Massey's Canyon where they caught 6 blue fish, 2 false albacore, released one bluefin tuna and kept one weighing 50 # All were caught trolling ballyhoo and lures.
> >Stu Moore, Harrisburg, Pa sent us an email: "Guys, Thanks for the shark gear, we were out in the nice blue water for 30 min and came tight on a Mako for the grill .We had the second one hit 30 min later- big fish but had our one fish. Good bite on, but water is getting warm fast. "
> >Tom Wise stopped in with 3 keeper flounder up to 4# from Rehoboth Bay.
> >Late report from the "High Hook Charters" out of IR, -" fished this weekend west of the Wilmington and went 12 for 15 on yellow fin - keeping 9 fish in the 30-45 # Range, then came inside and landed an 88# bluefin. Next time report will be earlier. Thanks."
> >Steve, Cody and Austin Shirk from Grantville Pa spent the night on the south side of IRI and came away with these 5 stipers up to 21.65#, 39" on Calcutta Flash Foils.
> >The boat "1st Mate" out of Reading, Pa. went to the Hot Dog and boated 7 false albacore and 1 yellow fin tuna.
> >Bill Weiss and his neighbor, Joe, fished the north beach with fresh bunker and wound up with a nice king and 9 throw back croakers
> >Bucktail Bob, a contestant in Bill's Sport Shop flounder tournament, brought in his limit of flounder, the largest weighing 6.70#, 24.34" and a 6.30# which beat the winners.
Unfortunately, he did not weigh them in till 7pm. - 7 hours after the close of the tournament.
> >Ryan Corsiatto, Middletown, MD, fishing at Roosevelt Inlet, caught a 3.25# flounder on Gulp.
> >Stanley Mumford, Millsboro, caught a 17.95#, 39" striper at IRI on a Gulp! eel.
> >A customer stopped in and reported catching a white marlin, 6 yellowfin and a gaffer dolphin at the Baltimore Canyon on June 11.
> >Bill Baker Jr. caught a keeper flounder at Masseys Ditch with a chartruese Gulp! On a spec rig.
> >Captain Chris Thurmon of "Skipjack Charters” in Lewes Harbor Marina, reported a flounder trip to B buoy catching lots of flounder with 5 keepers. On another trip, he went to the Canyons where he boated 8 yellowfin and one mako.
> >Spot are being caught in the Indian River Inlet. They are biting on Fishbites w/Sabiki rigs.
> >"Fished on the "Four Play" Sunday in the Wilmington, caught three yellowfin the biggest was 86lbs and lost a blue marlin after a short fight. All caught on ballyhoo in 70 fathoms." Bill Vernon Jr., Sales Consultant, Hertrich's Toyota.
> >A customer was fishing with his dad, celebrating an early Fathers Day, on the beach at 3 R'S Rd. and was rewarded with a 19 1/2" flounder.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, sent us her news of the week: "Water Temperature (WTMP): 74.1 °F°; Not many stripers left in the surf. Kingfish, croakers, skates and sharks are the news now. Excellent flounder bite this week. Stripers and blues are still in the inlet. Sea bass are up and down offshore, with catches of cod on long trips. Flounder are showing up offshore. Bridge fishing has been decent, and Oceanic Pier had keeper flounder by day and shad and blues at night. Offshore, good tuna fishing..."
Bill's Flounder Tournament Results
Robert Scharmer 5.25 lb 23.5"
Bill Rawlings 5.05 lb 25"
Bill Rawlings 4.90 lb 23.5"
June 18 Aquaculture Oyster beds in the Inland Bays One day workshop 8:00AM to 4:00PM at U.D. Virden Ctr.Applications available at Bill,s and at the CIB WWW.inlandbays.org/event.html
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