Striped Bass Summer Slot Season Started July 1st
Summer striped bass slot season started July 1st, and will last until August 31st. You can keep striped bass or rockfish in the size range of twenty to twenty five inches.
These are are my favorite size to eat, they are all male fish so you are not hurting the population or eating a heavily polluted fish. This slot is only allowed in the Delaware River, Bay and it’s tributaries. There are some great places to fish for them from the north to the south.
The Lewes canal is a tributary from the Freeman Highway bridge to the Roosevelt Inlet, the Broadkill River is a tributary as well as Canary Creek in Lewes. There is always really good action in the Lewes canal fishing structure and piers. Cape Henlopen State Park pier has some decent action for slots. Up north the action in the tidal creeks and rivers is best at the bridges. The slot season does not apply to the inland bays or their tributaries, that includes the Indian River Inlet and the Lewes canal from the bridge to Rehoboth Bay.