THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
The Wharf Restaurant in Lewes is the location this year for the striper tournament Friday night weekly buffet. The 2010 Striper Tournament will be held from Oct. 15th till Dec. 10th. First place this year will be $3000.00, 2nd place, $2000.00 and third, $1000.00. More information will follow.
--The "Billfisher" caught 26 white marlin outside the Baltimore Canyon in 1000 fathoms.
--Christina Butchko, age 10, of Annandale Va caught an 18" largemouth bass in Silver Lake in Rehoboth on nightcrawlers.
--First place in the Seaside Gas and Grill Tournament was taken by David Greth aboard the "Seaduction II" with Captain Zig Zag and crew boating a 28.05 lb. dolphin.
--Jim Jones was fishing at the 400 Fathom Line at the Poormans' Canyon and caught a 70 lb white and a gaffer dolphin.
--On Saturday, Jeremy Woolsey & Taylor Evans with grandpop Tom Bailor once again caught their two bushel limit of nice big fat crabs near Gull Point using a trot line & chicken necks.
--Captain Chris Thurmon of "Skipjack Charters" out of Lewes Harbor Marina reported an overnighter in the canyon where the crew landed 6 yellowfin tuna, a bunch of dolphin and a wahoo.
--Capt Oak Thompson reported: "He had a good day fishing IRI on Saturday. Phil O’Connor and I caught and released 40 plus flounder, the only keeper was my 23 “4.4 lb caught on minnows and cut spot. We also had bluefish, croaker, sea bass, spot and blowfish on clams and fish bite bloods".
--Jonathon Thompson, Mike Thompson, Jeff and Matt Sherwood and crew went on a charter out of IRI to the Baltimore Canyon where they released 4 whites, landed 2 tuna and 10 gaffer dolphin. It was a good day inshore
--Chris Wagner, bartender at Fish On!, landed a 109 lb YFT, after it circled the boat 12 times while trolling between the Chicken Bone and the Hambone. Also while trolling, he found a bucket floating and picked up several gaffer and peanut dolphin.
--Heard from Capt. Steve Peterson, "Pandamonium Charters" who had a great few days of fishing out in the deep. They took Frank Perna and crew out to the Poormans Canyon and ended up with a 63 and 68 lb yellowfin. They also caught and got to the boat a 425 lb blue marlin, which was released. On another trip, they took Jamie Greer and crew back to the same area and went 3 for 3 on the white marlin which was released and 6 gaffer dolphin that made a few great meals.
--Flyabout Smith of the Saltwater Fly Anglers of De. fished the Canal and had 12 stripers between 16" & 20". They were caught on a #2 Kevins Killer, olive body and white tail. He had one small flounder about 15" then he moved out to the Ice Breakers and and caught a couple of small sea bass and another small flounder.
--Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle, OC. let us know that some bigger flounder were caught this week along with catches of sheepshead and puppy drum. Bluefish action picked up from the Rt. 50 Bridge. One weighed in at 11 lbs.! Stripers were caught around the Rt. 50 Bridge. There is still some summertime action in the surf, with kingfish, spot, croaker, sharks (big and small) and big rays. Offshore picked up on sea bass and flounder. Dolphin and marlin fishing was very good.
The USCG Auxiliary, Indian River Flotilla, will be presenting a seven-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course (BS&S) starting on Monday, Sept. 13 at Short’s Marine off Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Classes run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday, although the first session begins at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate the sign-up process.
The cost is $35 per student and includes an excellent textbook. The cost for students who own or can share the textbook is $15.
Preregistration is required because the class often fills to capacity before the course begins. To enroll, call Instructor Andy Smith at 537-2350.
ASMFC VOTES TO INCREASE SEA BASS SEASON
In a vote supported by all member states of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board today, states will now have the option to liberalize the 2010 black sea bass season in state waters by an additional 90 days. The proposed new season will run from May 22 through October 11, with an additional open period of November 1 through December 31. The proposal would keep the size and bag limit the same of 12-1/2 inches and 25 fish per angler. Sheepshead and triggerfish will continue to be legal.
Vessel Safety Checks - Every Saturday Morning - Massey's 8-12
Vessel Safety Checks - Every Sunday Morning - Lewes Ramp 8-12
Sept. 1 - 30 - Bill's "Trash Fish Tournament"
Sept. 1 - 28 - Tautog season closed
Sept. - Striper slot season closed
Sept. 13 - Seven weeks Safe Boating Course
Oct. - 9 & 10 - DMS Surf Fishing Tournament www.lub.org
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Fri. 5:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
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Sun. 5:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.