THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
She's Gone!!!!Time to get back to fishing.
Fishing News Before Irene
> Deacon Dave McDowell and his son, Vince, along with Captain Bill and his grandson, Joey Neely, aboard the Slicker III, fished the Old Grounds and B Buoy, and caught a 19" flounder along with a few throw backs. The party also managed some ling cod.
>> Received an email from Ray Hibbs, Long Neck, DE, : " I realize this report may be a little late but believe it or not it was not only my first keeper flounder of the season but more importantly it was the first keeper aboard my new boat the "Lumikko" (the Weasle in Finnish). Fishing with my buddy Ray Long, the day became quite windy and IRB's water became a little sloppy. pretty slow all in all. Along with the 18" keeper flounder, a few tiny sea bass, small sand sharks. and a few other throw-back flounder. Sorry to ramble on, but it was just a memorable day for me. Thanks for listening."
>> Received a report from Jim Mahony, " Blue Collar Man Charters":. " While trolling the East wall of the Baltimore Canyon, Capt. Neil Brosnahan, had a great day in glass smooth seas electrifying his (Rocky Wilkerson) charter party with a great White Marlin bite releasing 4 whites and landing one to document the first marlin for angler Brandon "Beaner" Germer of Elizabethtown PA. Caught on trolled Ballyhoo. "Beaner" was excited about earning himself a marlin piece of hard ware to be displayed proudly around his neck on his next charter."
>> A 28", 8# flattie was pulled from the Old Grounds caught by Captain Joe Huk. The party also caught about 20 more flounder, only 3 keepers, blues and croaker. A fun day aboard the "Fish Huk II" with sidekick Al Joseph.
>> Brett hamstead and Bill Weiss fished Herring Point using fresh spot on green top and bottom rigs and in close, was the place for plenty of bluefish action with the largest being about 14 to 15".
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, reports that: "Hurricane Irene is gone! But we only had a couple fishing days before evacuation, then weather, put a damper on it all.
City fathers evacuated Ocean City while it was still nice and fish were biting. The last day we had good reports that the fish bite...good before a storm, is definitely true. We had flounder, bluefish, sheepshead and shad reported days before the storm. We even had reports of pompano and a 44" cobia from the surf!
Tau Tog season is open until August 31st. Ten per day per angler with a 14” or greater size limit.
Slot size stripers, 20-26”, may be taken in the Delaware Bay and its tributaries until August 31st.
Cape Henlopen Point will re-open on the Ocean side on Sept. 1st to all beach goers for fishing, and the Bay side will re-open on October 1st.
Irish Eyes Labor Day Fish Fest.
The first annual Irish Eyes Labor Day Fish Fest, will be held Monday 9/5/11, 8am to 3pm. The cost is $25.00 per boat and $25.00 per angler. Based on point system. Cash prizes for top 4 places. Optional Calcutta’s. Free T-shirt for 1st 50 entrants. Door prizes, raffles and 50/50. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Sept. 5 - Irish Eyes Labor Day Fish Fest
Oct. 28 - Dec. 2 - Bill's Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 5AM - 9PM
Fri. - 5AM - 10PM
Sat. - Sun. - 5AM - 9PM