THE STAFF OF BILLíS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Striper slot season opens this Friday (7/1) in the Delaware Bay and its tributaries. Anglers can catch 2 fish between 20 and 26 inches only.
Tau Tog season is opening July 1st until August 31st. The size limit is 14" or greater and you may keep 10 per angler per day. Bill's Sport Shop will carry a complete line of baits and tackle. Including green crabs and sand fleas.
> >Fred Gears, OC, went on his first tuna trip aboard his boat, "Murphy's Law" to the Jackspot. Using green machines and cedar plugs, he boated his first BFT weighing 30#.
> >Received an email from Jim Berry: "Stopped by for some bait and advice Tues. eve. Just wanted to let you know that it paid off today. My wife Maureen and I landed a 37lb Blue Fin at Masseys Canyon." Thanks for the report, Jim.
> >Bill Jr., of Bill's Sport Shop, fished Massey's Landing and on his third cast he landed a 22" flounder using Marty's bucktails and flys. The last cast of the day produced a 20" flounder on a spec rig and Gulp!
> >Tom Bailer of Bills Sport Shop and friend, Ernie Longo went to Gull Point with a trot line and chicken necks and had no trouble filling two bushel baskets with fat crabs.
> >Surf fishing was a little on the slow side with the crabs stealing the bait but Joe Noel and Bill Weiss managed to beach spot and croaker by the old Life Saving Station using Maws Tails #6 hooks tipped with bunker.
> >Dallas Dressler and freinds drifted IRI with white bucktails and squid and caught 4 keeper stripers between 32 and 36" and also 3 blues in the 20" range.
> >Peggy Bashore, Port Royal Pa., caught her first striper, 13.10#, 34 1/2" at IRI on a Storm Lure
> >David Souders, Harrington, DE, nailed a 24.5", 5.45# flounder at IRI on a Fly.
> >Ryan Corsiatto, Middletown MD, caught his limit of flounder-all over 20". He went to the Inner Wall, the Pier and Roosevelt Inlet fishing chartreuse and pink Gulp.
> >Captain Mike Davidson on the "G Force", reported that on his last trip he landed two white marlin, 8 yellowfin tuna , 1 mako and lots of dolphin all while trolling in the Baltimore Canyon.
> >Mike Rivera from "On Delivery Charters", called to report a good shark fishing trip over the weekend at the Baltimore Canyon. They captured 19 sharks; 1 mako, 1 brown, and 17 duskys. They also caught 5 gaffer dolphin and 2 yellowfins up to 40#.
> >Update fishing report from "High Hook Charters" out of IR Marina for the last week. Got an invite to fish on Wed. on the "Jenna-Lynn" and went to the Wilmington to boat 3 yft. Had the Steve Kitchen group out on Sunday and fished west of the Baltimore boating two yft and two nice dolphin. They're still out there-it's been a great month.
> >Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC, emails us her fishing report for that further south: "Water Temperature (WTMP): 74.1 Water temperatures are rising and we are seeing lots of summertime fishing. The surf is full of Norfolk spot, along with some croaker, kingfish, small trout, snapper blues, huge rays, skates and sharks. Flounder are biting but you have to wade through lots of "shorts". The big ones have been caught from the bulkhead at 2nd through 4th Streets. Stripers and blues are still in the inlet. Tog and triggerfish at the rocks. Route 50 Bridge has given up flounder, blues, and stripers. Sea bass are biting offshore, with catches of cod, triggerfish and flounder. Oceanic Pier has had a good run of flounder by day and shad and blues at night. Offshore, still good tuna fishing.
> >Pier Point Marina is hosting their 3rd annual Flounder Tournament from Friday July 15th to Saturday August 13th. Free Tee shirt with your $35.00 entrance fee. 1st place is 60% of prize fund, 2nd place is 40% of prize fund and 3rd place is a rod and reel.
July 15 to August 13 - Pier Point Marina Flounder Tournament
Aug. 8 to 12 - White Marlin Open
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 5AM - 9PM
Fri. - Sat. 5AM - 10PM
Sun. - 5AM - 9PM