THE STAFF OF BILLíS 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 has forms or on line at billssportshop.com
>> Roger Aeo caught an 8# sheephead at IRI this past Saturday using green crabs.
>> Another customer reported catching an 8 1/2# sheepshead at the Outer Wall on sand fleas this past weekend.
>> A customer reported seeing several keeper stripers caught at IRI in the 34" range. He also reported several beak-offs of large stripers.
>> Tom Griffith and friend Tom fished the Wall and both limited out on tog. They were using both green crabs and sand fleas and said both were effective.
>> Ronald Chester, Oxford, Pa., caught a citation. 10.55#, 21.5" sheepshead at the Outer Wall using sand fleas.
>> Tom Hudecheck caught a citation sheepshead at 11.08# and 24" long on green crabs at the Haystacks.
>> My grandson, Joey Neely, my son, Bill Jr., his girlfriend, Ellen White and my daughter, Sue Killen went with me on the "Slicker 3" to the shipping lanes. We caught a lot of sea bass with a 25 to 1 ratio of keepers to throw backs. We also boated some croaker. It was non stop action all day long.
larry grimm of millsboro weighed in a 7.50 24inch flounder caught on clam while fishing on the thelma dale
Tom Bailor and Gene McMillan at Gull Point caught 2 bushels of lg #1 crabs
>From Captain Carey Evans, Grizzley sport fishing charters
After having a slower month in September we are off to the races here in early October. Tog fishing has already shown some good results along with some triggerfish and sheepshead to keep things interesting. Tog fishing should do nothing but improve as the waters cool this month. Striper fishing will be right around the corner as well
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, reported a picture perfect Columbus Day Weekend. Not much wind, warm, and fairly clear water. There were tons of snapper blues in the surf.... Flounder fishing was really good... The tautog bite is on! Stripers are starting to hit from the Route 50 Bridge at night. Some spike sea trout are about. And sea bass, triggerfish, and tautog are good offshore
DMS Surf Tournament Results
results of the DMS tournament
1 steve wolinski with 51 points and a trophy and $1000
2 bob daley jr. with 49 points and a trophy and $750
3 dave eastburn with 37 points and a trophy and $500
4 steve merrick with 27 points $250 plus largest bluefish 14inches and calcutta winner total winnigs $3010
5 keith sherman with his choice of prizes
1 valerie vanderputten with 14 points and a trophy and $300
2 joan fortner with 12 points and a trophy and $225
3 debra mcghee with 12 points and a trophy and $150
emily alexander age 13 a trophy a medal and a combo
also henry parker jr. at age 79 was the oldest scoring contestant
and damien martinez active military was on 2 week leave from afganistan who also fished the tournament.
blues,trout,kings,sharks,ling cod,flounder,sheepshead and pompano were caught mainly on fresh mullet with the blus-kingfish and ling cod doing the scoing...
> 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
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