THE STAFF OF BILLS SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
>> First time out to Mulberry Landing, Assawoman Wildlife area and caught an 18", 5 l# black drum with scented squid. Only catch of the day but worth it. Ronnie Ysmidzewski
>>Received an email from Jeff Woleslagle, Duncannon PA: We had another great trip last week to CHSP. We caught flounder (2 keepers), croaker, weakfish (1 keeper), spot, black sea bass, northern kingfish, stripers, oyster crackers, sharks and bluefish-mostly from our kayaks around the pier.
>> Ron Poch, Atlanta, GA caught an 18 trout on mullet at Broadkill Beach.
>> Sue Foster, OC informs us that Ocean City now has two free fishing zones. The bulkhead from 2nd to 4th Street (Chicago Ave.) and the Northside Park at 125th Street. You do not need a license in these two places but you do need a "free registry." Go here to register online. This is free and can also be done over the phone during daytime hours of 7-7 at
1-855-855-3906. We can also do your free registry at Oyster Bay Tackle
>> Capt, Cary Evans, Grizzly Sport Fishing let us know that: Flounder fishing has continued to be the mainstay of our all day trips. Sounds like a broken record but we can almost always catch them its just a matter of how many keepers end up in the box at the end of the day. Most days we have been able to mix trips up adding some croakers, sea bass or bluefish to the cooler. We have finally seen some quality croakers in the mix as well. Sea bass action should pick up this month as the waters cool. September remains one of the best months for some great mixed bag catches. We will see flounder, sea bass, croakers, bluefish and even some trout this month. We just had September 8 and 9 come available. The offshore scene has been poor on the tuna fishing scene.
Delaware adopts new 15-inch minimum size limit for tautog
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 Inlets 15th Annual 2012 Delaware Seashore Fall Fishing Classic
>> Oct. 6 - 7 DMS Invitational Surf-Fishing Tournament
>> Oct. 19 - Dec - 7 - Bills Sport Shop Striper Tournament
MID ATLANTIC 500,000 Final Standings
Heaviest White Marlin 79 lbs. - Reelentless Robert Warder Parkton, MD - $667,359
2nd Heaviest White Marlin 78 lbs. Sea Slammer Richard McCann West Chester, PA - $$115,793
3rd Heaviest White Marlin 75 lbs. Game Over Tom Perry Pasadena, Maryland - $46,556
Heaviest Blue Marlin 416 lbs. Why Not Brent Morrison St. Augustine, FL - $309,503. *Since no additional qualifying blue marlin was caught, the 2nd and 3rd place prize money in the category is awarded to the Heaviest Blue marlin winner.
Heaviest Tuna 233 lbs. Reel Chaos Anthony Matarese Ocean City, MD - $178,553
2nd Heaviest Tuna 224 lbs. Miss Annie Barry Weshnak Singer Island, FL - $115,413
3rd Heaviest Tuna 217 lbs. Irish Twin Tom Ely Franklin Lakes, NJ - $67,021
Heaviest Dolphin 43 lbs. Moore Bills Don Pyle Annapolis, MD - $9,440
Heaviest Wahoo 42 lbs. Krazy Salts Dave Anderson Medford, NJ - $9,440
The following received calcutta money for various positions on the leaderboard during the week with the species noted though they did not receive tournament proceeds:
70 lbs. white marlin Tighten Up Rusty Palmer Berlin, MD - $24,025
72 lbs. white marlin Flying Label Dean Shacklett Blue Bell, PA - $20,257
70 lbs. white marlin Reelin Feelin Adam Youschak Wildwood, NJ - $15,174
67 lbs. white marlin Motivation Chris Lepping Cape May, NJ - $8,851
213 lbs. tuna - - Trasea Ann Walter Harmstead Manasquan, NJ - $8,851
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Fri. - 5 AM 10 PM
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Fri - 5 AM - 10 PM
Sat - 5 AM - 9 PM
Sun - 5 AM - 8 PM