THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
> >Dave Davies went to rocks at IRI and came away with 2 keeper flounder using minnows.
> >Chris & Gary Wagner fished the Baltimore in their 22' Hydrosport and came back with 1 gaffer dolphin.
> >Ryan Betins, age 5, of Delaware caught a 5# large mouth bass at Red Mill Pond spillway on a minnow.
> >2011 Winner of Bill's Flounder Tournament, Bob Scharmer from Baltimore Md, received a $500.00 check for his 23 1/2 ", 5.25# flounder from Bill's Sport Shop.
> >Received an email from David Koster, CPP, Portraits In The Sand " Hi Bill, Lily Koster (age 9) from Rehoboth Beach, DE caught a Cownose Ray at the IRI with a Hopkins Spoon and Baby Shad aboard the Memory Maker Boat... A mature specimen can grow to 45 inches and weigh over 50 pounds. When threatened, the Cownose Ray can use the barb at the base of its tail or use these specialized canines to defend itself from the threat. It has a stinger, called a spine, on its tail, close to the ray's body. This spine has teeth lining its lateral edges, and is coated with a weak venom that which causes symptoms similar to that of a bee sting. It also has a set of dental plates designed for crushing clams and oyster shells. There are a series of canine teeth that are hidden behind the dental plates. The Lifespan is thought to be 13-18 years. Cownose rays develop within eggs that are carried and hatch in their mother’s uterus. Mothers usually give birth to one pup per pregnancy. Conservation status is Near Threatened- The current population of Cownose rays has not been accurately measured, but the species may be at risk due to fishing. These rays reproduce slowly, making it hard for them to recover from such threats. Have a great Summer"
> >David Wyszynski, New Castle, caught a 6.4#, 25.5” flounder at the IRI on a Storm Lure.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, sent us news from her area: "Water Temperature (WTMP): 72.3 °F°. The surf gave up kingfish, croakers, small trout (no keepers), huge rays, skates and sharks (some big.) Flounder are biting but you got to wade through lots of "shorts." Stripers and blues are still in the inlet. Big blues on the Route 50 Bridge at night along with a slow pick of stripers. Sea bass are biting offshore, with catches of cod and some flounder. Oceanic Pier had keeper flounder by day and shad and blues at night. We saw the first croaker, triggerfish, and sheepshead! Offshore, good tuna fishing..."
> >Capt Carey Evans, "Grizzly Sport Fishing Charters" let us know that the offshore season is in full swing. Yellowfin tuna are once again plentiful at better average size than the past several years.. Flounder fishing has seen some great results early this year in the ocean with some real nice keepers. Oakey Thompson and friends were aboard for our last drum trip of the year. We had some unexpected pullage from about 10 nice dusky sharks which was pretty cool and a first for me while drum fishing. It is not uncommon while sharking but with no chum it was a nice surprise. We finished up the trip moving away to another spot and harvesting two nice drum.
NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
MASSEY’S LANDING – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Enforcement Section volunteers, the Center for the Inland Bays and the Division of Parks and Recreation, are seeking volunteers for the Seventh Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing up about 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25. This year the cleanup will once again concentrate on two locations. The northern group will meet at the Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road and concentrate on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. The southern group will meet at the Mulberry Landing Public Boat Ramp at the Assawoman Wildlife Area just southwest of Bethany Beach. A number of local businesses are donating money, food and equipment such as dumpsters. Volunteers who can bring shallow draft boats are also encouraged to take part. Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water as well as wet walking conditions on land. Boots are also suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets should bring one, as they are required on boats. Otherwise, lifejackets will be provided. Young children should not attend. Last year’s event drew 100 volunteers who collected a large quantity of debris, including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and a lot of plastic. A large construction dumpster was donated and filled by the end of the day. “With this event, we are continuing our public outreach on behalf of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Delaware State Parks, the Center for the Inland Bays and our Fish and Wildlife Enforcement volunteers. We hope that through activities such as the clean-up, the persons using the Inland Bays will pause long enough to make decisions that truly benefit these waterways,” said Capt. Aaron Hurd of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Capt. Aaron Hurd at 302-855-1901 or 302-270-8496, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vol. 41, No. 129
Delaware Paddle Sports will be hosting their Grand Opening on Sat. 6/25 with a free BBQ from 10 am to 7 pm. On Sun, 6/26 they will hold a free Demo Day from 1 pm to 5 pm at the end of Oyster Rocks rd on the Broadkill
June - 25 - Inland Bays Cleanup, Contact Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
June 25 - De. Paddle Sports Grand Opening
Aug. 8 to 12 - White Marlin Open
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 5AM - 9PM
Fri. - 5AM - 10PM
Sat. - Sun. - 5AM - 9PM