THE STAFF OF BILLíS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
With the offshore season heating up, anglers are reporting catches of tuna, dolphin, white marlin and wahoo. Bill's has a full line of offshore baits including spreader bars, green machines, ballyhoo, butterfish, daisey chains, cedar plugs, feathers and tournament approved hooks.
We also have fishing apparel including Guy Harvey ts and the new pelagic shorts with dolphin, bill fish, tuna, marlin and camo prints. (They're really sharp!) Catch our add in the Coastal Fisherman!
> >Captain Bill, Bill, Jr., Kevin Baker and Sue Baker Killen went to the Baltimore Canyon yesterday and boated dolphin and skippies.
> >Captains Steve Peterson and Mike Davidson fished both Sunday and Monday and boated their limit of blue fin tuna, 5 dolphin and an early wahoo.
> >Matt and Dan Langdon on the "Ofishal", trolled ballyhoo and spreaded bars in 50 to 70 fathoms at the Poormans and managed 2 yellow fins, 2 bonita, some dolphins and went 0 for 4 on marlins.
> >Cas Hans of Lewes caught a 9#, 24" citation tautog at the Outerwall using blue crab for bait.
> >A little dirty water in the surf produced some king fish for Joe Noel and Bill Weiss near the Od Life Saving Station and with the turn of the tide, croaker and small sharks were also being beached on kingfish rigs tipped with fresh mullet.
> >Received an email from Dave G, Silver Spring,MD: "Bill, Just wanted to tell you that your advice paid off..I caught two Flounder, 19 and 20". Now I know who to come to next time I need gear! Again thanks for all the help and will be by again soon. Those Spec rigs with the Gulp and the spray worked like a champ!! Dont give too many of your secrets away!! LOL"
> >We're getting reports of black drum being caught at IRI up to 20#. Sand fleas and peelers did the trick.
> >Chuck Nagle of Bill's Sport Shop used some fresh mullet and caught his first keeper flounder of the season at Massey's Landing. It was a 24 incher and he followed it up with a 21 incher plus 5 throwbacks and 4 croaker as well.
> >Jon Kitchen sent us a report on his trips last week: Jon Kitchen, Tim Mazol, Jen Raup, Jason Raup, and Sam Raup ran to B-Bouy to shark fish. Although no sharks actually came to the party... Sam released one short flounder, two skates, one sea robin, and a pile of ling cod. Jon, Carol, Austin and Madison Kitchen ran to the Hotdog late Wednesday and went 1 for 2 on mahi and picked a jack off of a bouy. Jon Kitchen, Tim Mazol, Jason Raup, and Dean Reedy ran to the Wilmington and fished in 50 FA of water where they went 4 for 5 on YFT with only one keeper. They also landed several skipjack tuna throughout the day. Jon Kitchen, Tim Mazol, Jen Raup, and Jason Raup ran to the Poor Mans on Sunday and went 2 or2 on YFT and 1 for1 on white marlin.
> >Matt Knowles of Shamokin Pa, caught his first keeper flounder, 19", on Gulp bait in the Roosevelt Canal.
> >Jeremy Woolsey, Jeff & Tom Bailor caught 2 bushels of large male crabs using a trot line & chicken necks. They were crabbing at Peppers Creek just off of the Indian River Bay.
> >Bobby Salvador from the Cape Henlopen Pier called to say that Jerry Jordan just landed a 23 1/2", 4.90# flounder on minnow. He also reported a nice flounder, 2.1#, 19 1/2", taken by Steve Mebert, PA, also using minnows. Bobby also let us know two more were brought to the scales.
> >Captain Aaron Hurd," Gale Force Charters", reports that they had a charter Fri. evening and caught a 39 and a 28"striper at the IRI just before the storm hit. One was on a shiner and the other on a spot.
> >Sue Foster reports that fishing this week was good on flounder though there's a lot of "shorts" out there. Surf fishing has been mostly small stuff like spot, kingfish, and croaker. Good action for kids with Fishbites or bloodworms. Sharks and big rays for pullage... Route 50 Bridge has had a good bite of bluefish at night and early morning. Sea bass are biting offshore, with catches more flounder. Oceanic Pier has had croaker action with lots of shad at night. Crabbing is still happening...Offshore, still good tuna fishing...
White Marlin Open
The 2011 White Marlin Open will be held from August 8th through the 12th in Ocean City, MD, at Harbour Island Marina.
Mid Atlantic $500,000
This year marks its 20th anniversary August 21-26. The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 annually attracts the finest crews and the best boats during the height of the offshore season. Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey, will play host facility for the event while Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, has again been designated the tournamentís lone satellite port.
July 15 to August 13 - Pier Point Marina Flounder Tournament
Aug. 8 to 12 - White Marlin Open
Aug. 21 - 26 Mid Atlantic $500,000
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Bill's Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 5AM - 9PM
Fri. - 5AM - 10PM
Sat. - Sun. - 5AM - 9PM