THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Bill's Sport Shop and Irish Eyes Restaurant Tournament
Irish Eyes Restaurant in Lewes is the location this year for the striper/tautog Friday night buffet. The 2011 Striper Tournament will be held from Oct. 21st till Dec. 2nd. The entry fee is $75.00 for the angler and an additional $25.00 for a guest. To enter the tautog division, it will cost an additional $25.00 and you must be entered in the striper division. It will include a free T shirt and buffet for you and one guest every Fri. night. First place for the striper winner this year will be $1500.00, 2nd place, $1000.00 and third, $500.00. The three winners in the tautog category, 1st place will be 50% of the tog pot, 2nd, 30% and third, 20%. Wildcard prizes will be drawn from ALL anglers and the Calcutta, winner take all!!!
the following Captains have donated 1/2 day charters as door prizes in our Striper tourney.
Capt. Mike Rivera "On Delivery"
Capt. Kristen "Daddy'$ Money"
Capt. Bob "Lady GoDiver"
Capt. Roger Quigley "Razorback"
Capt. Paul Henninger "Amethyst"
Capt. Chuck Cook "First Light Charter"
Capt. Les Clemmer "Martha Marie"
Capt. Barry Matson "GummyBear"
Capt. Walt Wilson "R Way II"
Capt. Ken Savage, Aaron Hurd "Gale Force"
Sign up at Bill's, Irish Eyes or on line at billssportshop.com
>> Paul Scisly, Elysburg, Pa caught 5.35#, 23.5" flounder on fresh mullet at Massey's Landing.
>> Fishing at Savages Ditch, Bill, Bob, Norman and Joe caught the incoming tide. Using mostly whole mullet rigs, they were able to beach a few small blues and release a couple of small thresher sharks. The water being a little dirty and seaweed infested, also produced a couple of king fish on small top & bottom rigs, all with fresh mullet. After the outgoing tide changed, the seaweed just about disappeared.
>> George Mood stopped in to tell us that at Cape Henelpoen today, using fresh mullet, he caught a lot of small blues with an occasional larger one 14+", lots of sand sharks and very large kingfish-almost citation size. He also is directing the DMS 2011 Tournament, and said to get an application, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will fire one off to you or if you are in Bills we do have some applications here as well.
>> Larry Kauffman, Elverson, Pa., was fishing near the Haystacks with a minnow on a #6 hook, looking for croaker and boated 16.35#. 29" black drum with a 26" girth. Larry is not looking for croaker now!!!
>> Blues, black drum and even a red drum are showing up at at Massey's Landing.
>> The surf is producing a mixed bag of fish at Savages Ditch area. On another trip, Bob, Norm, Joe, Ed and Bill Weiss were hooking up with small blues, black tip sharks, and trout up to 10 inches, large ling cod and skates.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster: "Lots of bluefish in the surf! Flounder in the bay and offshore! Red Drum on Assateague. Tautog at the Bulkhead... Sea bass bite good offshore."
>> Bill Jr. Called to say that Massey's Ditch was producing sea bass, flounder, small blues, small stripers and tog (throw backs till Sept29) on sand fleas and fresh mullet.
>> The meeting for the future tog regulations will take place on Oct 5 at 6pm in Dover at the Robin Richardson Building. There will be 4 options up for discussion. Two options include 5 tog at 16” and two options include 3 tog at 15” all with closed seasons to achieve a 55% reduction.
> Tau Tog season reopens Sept. 29.
> Cape Henlopen Point has re-opened on the Ocean side. The Bay side will re-open on October 1st.
> Sea Bass closes 10/12 through 10/31.
> Flounder closes 10/24 through 12/31
> Black drum in the DE Bay is 3 fish at 16". Everywhere else it is no size, no creel limit.
Oct. 5 - Future Tog Regulations Meeting
Oct. 8 - 9 - DMS 5th Annual Invitational Tournament CHSP
Oct. 21- Dec.2 - Bill's Sport Shop/Irish Eyes Striper Tournament
Mon. - Thurs. 6AM - 7PM
Fri. - 6AM - 10PM
Sat. - 5AM - 9PM
Sun. - 5AM - 6PM