The inland bays and tidal creeks are loaded with mullet. You cold walk on the water they are so thick. Soon they will move out into the bay around the Cape Henlopen fishing pier, Lewes beach, new road bay access and the Indian River Inlet. They will run the surf and the blues will follow them and feed, as well as the striped bass, resident bass, don’t get excited these aren’t migratory, yet. Right now the inland bay striper action is working great with anything that looks or acts like a mullet. The tidal creeks and rivers are all seeing good striped bass action.
It would be a good time now to get a cast net and get loaded up with mullet for the upcoming surf fishing tournaments. We are hosting one October fourteenth in Delaware Seashore State Park with several area businesses. Save that date it is going to be an awesome time!
Squid are in the Indian River inlet especially at night and the summer snapper blues are feasting on them heavily and so are the striped bass. Anglers are snagging the squid while fishing for bass and blues. We definitely have a huge amount of bait in the water right now. There are big schools or balls of anchovies around the Cape Henlopen fishing pier, inland bays, and in the surf that the smaller blues are feeding on and following up and down the shoreline. When the water is clear enough the bait looks like a big brown cloud in the water.
Te surf fishing is picking up a bit with more short striped bass action and the bluefish have been hitting when they move through. You will see birds following and diving on bait fish with blues under the bait. These are the little tiny snapper blues or bait stealers, but there are some pound and a half blues running in schools as well. That action seems to be better south of the Indian River inlet for the larger blues