THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
Remember the Bay Clean-up
Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902, or E.J.
Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, 302-226-8105.
Volunteers and boats are needed 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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Flounder fishing was excellent this week. Massey's Landing and Indian River Bay was productive. Gulp, fresh mullet and bucktails were the baits of choice. Some croaker and spot were reported but the NE winds prevented many anglers from surf fishing or going offshore.
>> Bill Baker Jr., Millsboro, landed a 19.5" flattie at Massey's Landing on white Gulp!
>> Rich Johnson, Felton, DE., caught flounder at IRI using fresh mullet.
>> Chuck Nagle of Bills Sport Shop pulled in a flounder weighing in at 4.95# with a length of 23" using a white bucktail with a white grub Gulp worm at Masseys Ditch.
>> Ryan Corsiatto, Middletown Md, caught a 23.5", 4.45# flounder at IRI using Gulp!
>> Josh Keller, Milton, using smelt, fished at Masseys Ditch, and came away with a 22 1/2", 4.05l# flounder.
>> Chris Colpo and Loga Joseph fished IRI with spot and storm lures and caught 5 stripers up to 40".
>> Dubi Mejia. Georgetown, caught a 3.15#, 20.25 " flounder on green Gulp and jighead at Canary Creek.
>> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, reports from OC: "Lots of wind this weekend! Blues and shad were reported from the Route 50 Bridge at night along with a few keeper stripers. A few flounder were in the bay but winds kept anglers off the water. Surf wasn't fishable during the high NE winds. Before the wind we had shark, rays, kingfish, trout, a few snapper blues and a few croaker. Sea bass and flounder were offshore when the boats could go out. The first spot and croaker have been reported. Yea!"
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".
Mon. – Thurs 5 AM – 9 PM
Fri. - 5 AM – 10 PM
Sat., Sun. - 5 AM - 9 PM