What To Do When You See A Seal In Delaware
Feb10

What To Do When You See A Seal In Delaware

  Seals migrate to Delaware every winter and their numbers are increasing.  Last year many may remember there were seven of them at one point hanging out at Masseys Landing feeding on fish in the ditch and sunning on the marsh bank across from the fishing pier.  The past couple weeks seals have been seen on the beaches, one was rescued by the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) that was stuck...

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MARCO Needs Recreational Angler Input
Feb09

MARCO Needs Recreational Angler Input

  On January 29th I attended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) meeting in Dewey Beach. I have been going to these meetings since the start of this planning committee.  Some of you have heard of this before and many have not. There is a Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal that recreational anglers need to help fill out to show the active fishing areas.  This is important so areas with heavy fishing activity and...

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Diamondback Terrapins Being Displaced From Extreme High Tides
Feb08

Diamondback Terrapins Being Displaced From Extreme High Tides

  The Delaware Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators and Educators are asking for everyone’s help.  Diamondback terrapins were displaced by storm Jonas.  They are asking everyone to keep an eye out for any turtles and contact them if they find any, they are popping up mostly on Delaware Bay beaches.  Also the coming cold this weekend will be a major issue for many that have surfaced form an interruption in their brumation due...

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Winter Fishing Is A Whole Different Ball Game
Feb08

Winter Fishing Is A Whole Different Ball Game

  Winter fishing is a whole different ball game.  You aren’t in shorts and barfeet enjoying a sunny day.  In fact if you are crappie fishing you hope for a nice cold, overcast day.  Crappie are schooling fish and a blast to catch once you figure out where they are gathered.  The one thing that is always the hardest for me is transitioning from surf gear to ultralight gear.  Four to five foot rods, with two to four pound...

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Winter Storm Watch Issued Waves Pounding Ocean City Pier
Feb08

Winter Storm Watch Issued Waves Pounding Ocean City Pier

  The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for northern Delaware.  Coastal flood advisory is still in effect as well.  High tide this morning hit the dune line along the coast.    A few people reported water making it under the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach.  Northern Delaware might see snow totals from 4 to 8 inches.  Latest from the NWS … “Snow Late Tonight – Tuesday Night: There is the potential for several inches...

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Coastal Flood Advisory And Watch
Feb07

Coastal Flood Advisory And Watch

  We have a small nor’easter like coastal storm a brewing outside right now and moving up the coast.  We shouldn’t see much tidal flooding but it is good to keep it in mind.  The storm keeps shifting, dropping, and then strengthening.  A few days ago it was predicted to dump a lot of coastal snow onto Delaware.  Since then we have been down graded to mostly a snow and  rain mix starting late tonight.  Winds...

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