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Lewes Delaware Fishing Report
Bill's Sport Shop


Date: 8/23/12




18388 Coastal Highway

Lewes, De. 19958




Fishing News

>> Surf fishermen can expect kingfish, blues and blowfish. Bloodworms are the bait of choice for most catches.

>> Croaker are being caught outside the Inlet and in the Indian River Bay.

>> Flounder can be found in the back bays and at the Old Grounds.

>> We received an email from David Koster, CPP, Portraits In the Sand: “Hi Bill, Attached is the picture of the giant ray my 10 year old daughter Lily spotted on the incoming tide, inside of the outer wall in the Delaware Bay about 200 yards from the lighthouse. We could see its wings breaking the surface of the water. We first thought it was dolphins, then sharks, then a school of rays and then noticed it was one big one. I could see better through the water than my camera with my polarized sunglasses. It appeared wider than the 8 foot wide boat. It dove down when we got too close. We were out on the Memory Maker Boat Sunday evening looking for dolphins. I spoke to Suzanne Thurman at the MERR Institute and she has heard of a couple reports on large rays. Also... (CHSP Ranger) said -One was caught in the surf, two nights ago, that was close to 18 inches thick, in the center, with a seven foot wingspan.” Thanks for that report.

>> Mark and Jerry Tomczyk fished Massey’s Landing with sand fleas on the outgoing tide and caught several puppy drum and sheepshead.

>> Chuck Nagle from Bill’s Sport Shop also fished Massey’s and landed three keeper flounder. lots of croaker and puppy drum on Gulp and fleas.


Delaware adopts new 15-inch minimum size limit for tautog

DOVER (Aug. 14, 2012) – Effective Aug. 11, 2012, anglers catching tautog in Delaware waters are now able to keep fish of 15“ minimum length. DNREC adopted the reduction from the previous 16“ minimum size limit in response to new management guidelines from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). “This new 15“ minimum size limit is welcome news to many recreational anglers.

Jan. 1 through March 31 5 fish possession limit

April 1 through May 11 3 fish possession limit

May 12 through July 16 Closed season

July 17 through Aug. 31 5 fish possession limit

Sept. 1 through Sept. 28 Closed season

Sept. 29 through Dec. 31 5 fish possession limit

For more information on Delaware fishing regulations, please check the 2012 Delaware Fishing Guide.

>> Sept. 22 - 23 Old Inlet’s 15th Annual 2012 Delaware Seashore Fall Fishing Classic

>> Oct. 6 - 7 DMS Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament


Shortly after 5 p.m., Adam Youschak of Wildwood, New Jersey backed his Reelin’ Feelin’ to the Canyon Club Marina scale in Cape May and weighed a white marlin of 70 pounds which moved him into a tie for second place with Rusty Palmer of Berlin, Maryland aboard his Tighten Up. Robert Warder of Parkton, Maryland aboard Reelentless continues to lead the category with his 79-pounder.

The blue marlin category now has a leader as Brent Morrison of St. Augustine, Florida pulled up to the scale in Ocean City this evening with his Why Knot and weighed a 416-pounder. Second and third place remain vacant.

In the tuna category, Tom Ely of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey aboard his Irish Twin weighed a 217-pound big eye in Cape May and moved into third place. Anthony Matarese of Ocean City, Maryland continues to lead this tightly contested category with a 233-pound big eye caught aboard his Reel Chaos. Barry Weshnak’s Miss Annie of Singer Island, Florida remains in second place with a 224-pound big eye.

The dolphin lead continues to be held by Don Pyle of Annapolis, Maryland aboard his Moore Bills with a 43 pounder. The wahoo category is still vacant.

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