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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 7/17/12




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




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Fishing News

Lots of action far offshore as the boats have reported numerous catches of yellowfin and big eye tuna taken from the Baltimore and Poor Mans’ Canyon. Also bluefin have been reported from the Hot Dog, Hambone and Massey's Canyon. White and blue marlin are also in the canyons.

Mahi Mahi have shown up in the same places.

The Old Grounds have been plentiful with flounder, in fact, flounder fishing is good at Site Ten, the Indian River Inlet and the Lewes Canal.

Sea bass fishing remains good at the Old Grounds and at Site 11.

There are several reports of weakfish in the Broadkill and at the Indian River Inlet.

At the Outer Wall, we have reports of triggerfish and sheepshead.

>> Today is the opening of tautog season. The regulations are 5 fish at 16".

>> Bill Jr of Bill's Sport Shop, caught a 19” flounder using Gulp! swimming Minnows at Massey's Landing.

>> Miles Perzynski, Baltimore MD, caught an 18 and 21” flounder on spec rigs with minnow at the Lewes Canal.

>> Fishing the surf at Savages Ditch, Bill Weiss caught 8 kingfish and a blue on fresh mullet using number 6 top and bottom rigs.

>> Richard Cease, Seaford, DE, limited out on flounder with the largest weighing in at 6.50# and a length of 26”. He also had a 14 ½” trout all on Gulp at IRI.

>> Courtesy of “Hook em and Cook em”: A mahi was caught in the Indian River Inlet! Thirteen year old Brian Hewitt of Charlotte, NC caught a 3.6l# mahi using a white jighead and white Gulp swimming mullet.

>> Colin Goodman, 11, and Brendan Rigney.13, were fishing the Indian River Inlet and caught a 5.1# flounder using spot.

>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Water Temp: 78.3 - Flounder fishing was excellent again with lots of nice ones weighed in at Oyster Bay Tackle! More keeper sea trout were reported along with a cobia and even a dolphin reported at Indian River Inlet! A couple sheepshead were caught from the Oceanic Pier. The Pier saw great flounder and spot fishing as well. Surf fishing was typical summer fishing with sharks, skates, rays and a few kingfish, spot, sea trout and snapper blues. Offshore fishing was

good on tuna. Closer inshore, sea bass are biting offshore mixed with good

catches of flounder. Croaker and flounder in the Delaware Bay.


39th Annual White Marlin Open

Anyone may fish in the 39th Annual White Marlin Open, August 6-10, 2012.

To enter, you must either; (a) officially register a boat, and/or (b) be registered as an angler on an officially registered boat, prior to fishing.

The White Marlin Open is an event that can be fun and exciting for the spectators as well as the anglers. All fish must be weighed on the official scale at Harbour Island, (14th Street and the Bay), and the weigh-ins are held there each day of the tournament from 4:00 to 9:15 PM and are open to the public free of charge. 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 Ocean City 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


The tournament kicks off with Registration, Calcutta Entries and the Welcome Cocktail Party followed by a brief Captain’s Meeting at both host marinas on Sunday, August 19. From Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24, participants will select three fishing days from the five available.

As always, Canyon Club Resort Marina will serve as the event’s host marina in Cape May and Sunset Marina will host participants who elect to sail from Ocean City, Maryland, the tournament’s only satellite port. Both marinas will again be providing full weigh in capabilities for all five tournament species. As always to keep the boundaries fair for all participants all boats from either port must fish within 125 miles of the Cape May Sea Buoy. There is no limit to the number of anglers, lines or teasers. IGFA rules apply except a fish may be hooked by someone other than the angler provided the rod is immediately passed off to the angler who will then fight the fish until it is boated or released.

*****Hours 7/17/12*****

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Fri. - 5 AM – 10 PM

Sat., Sun. - 5 AM - 9 PM

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