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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 8/4/10




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




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Fishing News

--Butch Emmert boated a 28", 8 lb flounder while drifting IRI on Gulp and a strip of fresh bait.
--Lou Sartori and Anthony Cichocki fished IRI last Sat. and caught 5 keeper flounder with the biggest weighing 8.2 lbs, 28" along with another at 26", 7.1 lb using bluefish fillets.
--Brian Lambie of Dundalk Md, and Charlie Flaig, Pasadena Md fished the DE Bay and boated a 5.20 lb flounder using minnow and squid combo.
--A customer, John, was out overnight in the Wilmington Canyon, and caught a 60lb yellowfin and 4 gaffer dolphin. He also hooked a shark and fought for hours before losing it "which pretty much ruined his tuna chances for Saturday".
--Joe Yochis of Bills Sport Shop pulled a 33 1/2", 13 1/2lb striper from Masseys Ditch using live spot.
--Vinnie Hogan of NJ, fished the Poor Mans Canyon on Saturday and caught 5 YFT in the 70 lb. range, released 4 white marlin and boated a 30 lb dolphin.
--Matt Langdon aboard the "Ofishal" reports that they caught plenty of dolphin at the Baltimore and gaffable dolphin at the Elephant's Trunk all on ballyhoo and then had a couple of hard knock downs trolling spreader bars.
--Tom Bailor of Bill's Sport Shop, limited out again on big blue claw crabs, catching 2 bushels at the mouth of Peppers Creek on a trot line and chicken necks.
--Heard from Capt. Carey Evans, "Grizzly Sportfishing", that flounder fishing remains good. Croakers and triggerfish have shown up with the hot weather as well.
--Sue Foster of Oyster Bay Tackle reports lots of flounder were caught in the MSSA flounder tournie. Anglers are having good luck with the usual minnow and shiner baits but adding Gulp to their baits catch the bigger ones. Small spot are attracting flounder and keeper stripers.
Bluefish and stripers hit the Rt. 50 Bridge at night and early morning on Gotcha Plugs, live bait and swimming shad lures. Summertime action is happening in the surf with kingfish, spot, croaker, some buuefish and sharks. Triggerfish and tog are at the inlets. Offshore is producing cobia, some sea bass and flounder. Further offshore, lots of dolphin, some tuna and white marlin.

--On the 2nd day of the WMO, John Knots aboard "Let it Ride", weighed in-only the second in the WMO history-a 1,010.5 lb. blue marlin. Another "second largest" - white marlin at 97.5 lbs, was caught by Brian Roberts, aboard the "Shelly II. Cory Bubb on the "Top Gun" brought a 53.5 dolphin to the scales and Travis Boone on the "That's Right" scored a 76.5 tuna.
Paddlin' for the Bays

"Paddlin' for the Bays", sponsored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, The Bayfront at Rehoboth Community and Quest Fitness in Lewes. It will be held Sat., Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all ages and will feature kayak poker paddle and cook-out to raise funds for habitat restoration. It will be held bayfront at Rehoboth community on Camp Arrowhead Rd. For more information, please contact Eric Buehl at 302-226-8105.

White Marlin Open

New departure inlets for 2010! Boats participating in the 2010 White Marlin Open may leave from ANY INLET BETWEEN RUDEE INLET, VIRGINIA and BARNEGAT INLET, NEW JERSEY. All fish must be weighed at the official scale at Harbor Island Marina in Ocean City, MD., Aug 2-6- Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Fish any 3 days-Weigh-in 4:00 PM – 9:15 PM,

Harbor Island Marina (14th Street and the Bay). This event can be fun and exciting for the spectators as well as the anglers. As the week goes on, the suspense builds, as potential lottery sized fortunes change hands with a tip of the scale. It's a terrific way to spend a few exciting hours during your vacation. There is no parking available at Harbour Island, but there is ample parking within a few block walk. The Presbyterian Church on 14th Street, just a block away offers parking for a small donation. There will also be a “Park and Ride Shuttle Service” offered from the Convention Center.

Mid-Atlantic Tournament

The 19th edition of the Mid-Atlantic, $500,000 Tournament, will be held the week of August 15-20 at the Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May. The tournament’s signature port, and the Sunset Marina in Ocean City, Maryland, are the event’s only official satellite port.

Guy Harvey Appearance

For the first time ever, spend an afternoon with GUY HARVEY!

GUY HARVEY is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer. For the past 19 years, he has made regular appearances at the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 fishing tournament. Until this year, only tournament participants had access to the famous artist and his work. However, this year, (weather permitting) GUY HARVEY artwork, prints, posters, clothing and the artist himself will be available to the PUBLIC on Mon., Aug. 16th and Tue., the 17th. He will be making 2 appearances in Cape May: Aug. 16th at the Ships Store, South Jersey Marina and on Aug. 17th at the Nature Center of Cape May.

Upcoming Events

July 1 - Tautog season opened - 14", 10 fish per angler per day

July 1 - Aug. 31 - Striper slot fishing - DE Bay and Tributaries - 2 fish, 20" to 26", per day per angler

Aug. 2-6 - White Marlin Open

Aug. 15 - 20 Mid-Atlantic Tournament

Aug. 16 and 17 - Guy Harvey Appearance-Contact Mark Allen, 609-884-2400

Aug. 21 - Paddlin' for the Bays

Oct. 9 - 10 DMS Annual Surf Fishing Tournament

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