THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Make Bill's Sport Shop your Father's Day Headquarters.
A great idea for Dad is a Gift Card which can be used all at once, or for bait and tackle during the season. We also have a great selection of rods, reels, tackle, clothing, and crabbing, clamming and boating supplies with brands like Guy Harvey, Pelagic, Aftco, Calcutta, St. Croix as well as a Perms & Worms and a Bill's Sport Shop line. We have a variety of "carts" for hauling gear to the beach and boat. For those who drive on the beaches, we have a nice selection of rod racks that mount to the vehicle. Our selection of reels include: Penn, Avet, Shimano, Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Okuma, Fin-nor, Quantam, Van Staal and more. Rods include: Star, St. Croix, G Loomis, Tsunami, Tica, Penn, Shimano, etc.
Check out our new facebook page, and like us if you wish! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bills-Sport-Shop/205703639448049, or you can also access it through our homepage.
>> WOW!!!! Things are really heating up!!!! Several large flounder have been caught the last couple days. Some spot have shown up. A customer reported catching a 14” croaker in the Delaware Bay. AND....We have FRESH MULLET!!!!
>> Rich 'Tarzan' Johnson, Felton DE, caught his limit of flounder at the Coast Guard Rail from 18.5 to 24” on a bucktail and worm. He also caught 23.1”striped bass using a bucktail. On another trip, he caught to 2 stripers weighing 31”at IRI using a bucktail.
>> News from the surf is not great. Sharks, skates, rays and an occasional striper are being caught on mullet.
>> Yellowfins at the Baltimore and a report of the first bluefin are reported by our offshore anglers.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp: 69.6
Fishing this week was slow on flounder till the weekend. Then it picked up
as the water cleaned up! Had some nice keepers reported! Some stripers
around the South Jetty along with a sheepshead. Indian River Inlet saw
stripers at night and bluefish during the day. The Route 50 Bridge saw a lot
of shad releases along with bluefish and some stripers at night on Spec Rigs
and Got-cha Plugs. Sea bass were good offshore along with catches of cod and
flounder. Surf was a bit slow with the first kingfish reported along with
skates, rays and sharks. Awesome tuna bite offshore.”
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.
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 AM – 10 PM
Sat., Sun. - 5 AM - 9 PM