THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
The folks at Bill's Sport Shop wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July.
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Yellowfin, white marlin and dolphin are tempting the offshore trollers while sea bass and flounder continue to entice the bottom bouncers.
>> Although it slowed down on the surf, Bill Weiss and Ed Rams were using number 6 top and bottom rigs tipped with squid and kept busy with small sharks, skates and some king fish when the crab bite slowed down.
>> Don Parrett and Chris were fishing 3 R's Rd. with whole mullet rigs getting their limit of blues and a little surfisherman next to them was doing a good job catching spot (about 40).
>> Bill Baker Jr and his fiancé Ellen White went to Massey’s Landing and picked up a couple black puppy drum using clams. On another trip, Bill, Jr. pulled puppy drum and a 19" flounder over the rails using spec rigs, Gulp! and clams.
>> We're getting reports of croaker being caught at Massey’s Landing on clam and blood worms.
>> Spot are showing up in Rehoboth Bay and Massey’s Ditch.
>> Got a call from Chuck Nagle of Bills Sport Shop who fished Massey’s all afternoon. "MANY black puppy drum were caught today, along with croaker and some Spot."
On another trip, Chuck caught a 22" doormat at Massey’s using Gulp! along with 2 puppy drum on clams.
>> Captein Steve Price, mate Gregg Johnson and angler Joe Schwagger trolled the tip of the Baltimore Canyon to catch a 65# marlin, tag and release, aboard the "Yellowdog" using a white green machine spreader bar.
>> We have reports of small stripers being caught at the Broadkill.
> Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, keeps us up to date on the fishing news from OC:
"Water Temp: 74.1 Flounder fishing picked up in and around Ocean City and Delaware. One huge 12 pound plus flounder was caught from the Ocean City Bulkhead by local Bob
Gummer! Congrats Bob!!!! Flounder, triggerfish, and some small trout have been caught just offshore. Blues and shad slowed up a bit, but they'll probably be back! Some stripers are biting at night and by day in the Inlet Areas. Surf saw sharks, rays, kingfish, croaker and some spot. Water temps are warm and we are seeing croaker, spot, triggerfish, and sheepshead. All early! Offshore has had a tremendous tuna run. Sea Bassing has been OK, and other fish are in the mix such as flounder, triggerfish, ling, tautog and cod".
>> Capt Cary Evans "Grizzly Sport Fishing" reports his action for the week: "The calendar says summer has just arrived and so do the fish. Flounder fishing is finally heating up in all locations and should remain good at this point thru September. The first few triggerfish have been caught along with the first few croakers in the bay. There are still some sea trout in the bay as well. Lets keep our fingers crossed this is a sign of good things to come in the future. Yellowfin tuna fishing has been good as it has the last two Junes as well. We will continue to see some seabass in our catches as well throughout the summer and it will really get good again in September. The inshore shark fishery is in full swing too for anyone wanting to tangle with something big close to home."
2012 32nd Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament
· Within the first hour of weigh-ins on Day One, three qualifying sharks, over 200 pounds, were weighed in at South Jersey Marina
.·During the two days of fishing, 246 sharks were caught by the 114 boats entered in the event.
· Most impressive, of the183 mako sharks caught, 162 were released for a release rate of 89%.
· There was about $260,434 in total prize money.
The big winner of this year’s Tournament was the crew of rainmaker with their 330 pound mako, while Heaviest Shark was claimed by a 348 pound thresher brought to the scales by Sea EI U.
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