THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
GOOD NEWS! This weekend, June 9th and 10th, is National Fishing Weekend. Fishing, crabbing and clamming is free to all.
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>> Sue Killen, Katie and Ellen White used sand fleas and caught many (mostly undersize) sea bass at the Old Grounds.
>> Bill Baker, Jr. just called from Massey's Landing to let us know he caught two flounder, 24" and 20" using white Spec rigs and white Gulp.
>> Received an email from Mike: "Hey Bill, my father and I fished CHSP Pier and Roosevelt Inlet with squid and minnies ...! My father Gregory Brown of Stevens PA caught a 20" and 23" flounder! Thought maybe you could put him on the report along with his photo. He would appreciate that. Thanks"
>> Tom Moran, Stanton, DE, fished the Baltimore Canyon aboard the "Reel Life" and boated mahi-mahi.
>> Mike Deblasis, Philadelphia, PA, used a Storm Lure at IRI and caught a 30 3/4" striper.
>> Mark Stiegler, a regular from Newark, called from Hatteras to let us know that on a trip out of Oregon Inlet on the "Qulifier", they boated 27 dolphin and a blue marlin.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: "Water Temp: 66.7
Fishing this week was slow on flounder but good on blues and shad. A few sea trout were reported in our area. More in DEL. Stripers in the surf are thinning out, but nice sharks are taking their place. Stripers are making a move around the Inlets. Offshore sea bass was decent with a few flounder mixed in. Further offshore, the bite was very good."
NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902, or E.J.
Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, 302-226-8105.
Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 23
MASSEY'S LANDING - The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with Enforcement Section volunteers, the Center for the Inland Bays and the Division of Parks and Recreation, are seeking volunteers and boats for the Eighth Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing up about 2 p.m., Saturday, June 23. This year, the cleanup will take place at Massey's Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road and concentrate on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. A Little Assawoman Bay Cleanup will be scheduled for later in the summer. Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water as well as wet walking conditions on land. Rubber boots are also suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets should bring one, as they are required on boats. Otherwise, lifejackets will be provided. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Last year's event drew 100 volunteers who collected a large quantity of debris, including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and a lot of plastic. A large construction dumpster was donated and filled by the end of the day. "With this event, we are continuing our public outreach on behalf of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Delaware State Parks, the Center for the Inland Bays and our Fish and Wildlife Enforcement volunteers. We hope that through activities such as the clean-up, people using the Inland Bays will pause long enough to make decisions that truly benefit these waterways," said Sr. Cpl. Casey Zolper of Fish and Wildlife enforcement.Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, please contact E.J.Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 302-226-8105 or by email at email@example.com.
32nd Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament June 7-10
230 POUNDS PLUS....Two mako's were brought to South Jersey Marina's scales on Memorial Day; each fish weighed in excess of 230 pounds; what a great prelude to next week's 32nd Annual Shark Tournament, June 7th - June 10th.
2012 Boating Safety Classes
Now is the time to get your free Vessel Safety Check this Holiday weekend or any weekend during the Summer. Those area boaters (including Kayak and Canoe users) wishing to have a free Vessel Safety Check, should see Bill Tower on most Saturday and Sunday, mornings between 9AM and Noon during the Summer. He will be at Massey's Landing on Saturday and at the new DNREC ramp in Lewes, on Sunday. (Weather permitting) He will also make house calls (do Vessel Safety Check at your residence) in the Millsboro, Lewes, Rehoboth area. Call the number below to set up a time and location for the "Check".
Note to Paddle Craft users (Kayaks, Canoes, Row Boats and Paddle Boards.
The USCG "Navigation Rules" require "ALL" vessels using costal and inland waters of the US, to have a Sound Signal (Whistle or horn) on board at all times. (Every means of transportation on these waters is a "vessel" under these rules.) So please attach a whistle to your Life Jacket, the only other item required on Paddle Craft. We will also provide you with a ID decal, you can place on the craft, so it can be returned to you, if lost.
Mon. – Thurs 5 AM – 9 PM
Fri. 5/25–5 AM – 10 PM
Sat., Sun. - 5 AM - 9 PM