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"
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>> Chuck Nagle, Bill's Sport Shop, fishing at Massey's Ditch, said the large croaker bite was still good. He also had 4 throwback flounder and said there are a lot of blues there as well.
>> On another trip, Chuck Nagle, fished Massey's on the opening day of tog and nailed 3 keepers. He also had 2 large croakers up to 14", a throwback striper and 5 seabass all on sand fleas.
>> Josh and Jeremy, drifting the IRI, had 3 keeper stripers up to 12#, all caught on eels.
>> The "Marie Ann" reported that on Tues. they hit the Baltimore and hooked up with 3 whites, a sailfish, dolphin and some skippies.
>> Kerry Lodish was fishing the Wall with sandfleas and came away with 5 keeper tog up to 17".
>> Bully Bob reported a trip with a bunch of his 'athletes'. They went out on the "Katydid" (Capt. Brent & Dave) out of Lewes DE, and ended the day with 220 sea bass, 2 triggers, 2 flounder, 5 blues, 10 cod, 8 ling cod, 1 tog and lots of stories. As we waited to get the fish cleaned, the cold front and rain came through.
>> Captain Aaron Hurd of "Gale Force Charters" out of Indian River Marina runs a charter primarily inshore in the Indian River Inlet and the Back Bays, a great family experience. He had the Mullahey Family out for a trip on Sunday and they caught 8 bluefish and a 29” keeper striper also several throw back flounder using minnows for bait. On Friday afternoon, they landed two 22” stripers and several throw back flounder allon minnows.
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, sent us her report for the OC area: "...Snapper blues in the surf along with small sharks. A few kingfish.... a drum or two on Assateague... Flounder in the bay... Tautog bite is picking up...".
>> The meeting for the future tog regulations will take place on Oct 5 at 6pm in Dover at the Richardson Robinson 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 and the Bay side
> 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 - 5PM