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2013

Striped Bass are Heavy in the Delaware Bay

A few days ago the Delaware Bay blew up with striped bass. John French said they were biting like packs of rabid dogs. Good to see the fall run finally enter DE waters. They have been passing us for weeks, showing up in Maryland and far up the Chesapeake bay. The run is still happening up north and the fish seem to blow up one area for a few…
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noma-coast2coast raising awareness of melanoma

I met Brian and Brendan McElrone tonight in Rehoboth at Arenas Deli.  Brian has been riding his bicycle across the country to help raise awareness for Melanoma.  "Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells, typically a malignant tumor associated with skin cancer. My brother Brendan was diagnosed with melanoma a few years back and successfully…
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Weekend Delaware Surf Fishing report

Friday we got off work early so I went out and about to do a little fishing.  I hit up the Indian River Inlet on the north side near the back marina.  Throwing spoons just for fun and to relax a little.  I caught five bluefish in the eighteen inch range.  It was fun and as soon as I went to get the phone to get some pictures it just kept ringing,…
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Big Striped Bass in the Delaware Bay

Fishing is picking up in the Delaware bay.  Nice striped bass are showing up instead of just swimming past the state in the thirty to forty pound range.  Live lining eels has been the best but stretches are working for a few as well.  Hopefully we will see some move into the surf.  Last Sunday a nice seventeen pound blue was hit at…
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Fishing is picking up but slowly

Fishing from the surf has been bleak the past few days.  There are some short striped bass here and there, small flounder, little bluefish and by little I mean size.  Ling are in the surf here and there and we still have sand eels.  There is plenty of food in the surf, just not much there feeding.  I have seen a lot of birds half a mile…
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Windy weekend made for poor fishing

The past week was decent fishing, even in the surf.  Some redfish on spoons and plugs, and several shorty striped bass from the beach.  Still smaller blues in the surf and some decent sizes at Indian River Inlet.  A few ling cod and spot were caught in the surf as well.  Mullet chunks and bunker have done good for catching.  The…
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Delaware beaches are filling back in

The beaches are finally filling back in, but it will still take some time to get back to where they were before the storm.  Reading the beaches is a little harder since the cuts are constantly moving.  Your best bet is to look for rip currents, or a wave that pyramids or looks taller in the center.  Waves that wash on top of one another are…
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Sand Eels are in the surf … everywhere

The new profile of the beaches has been amazing to observe the last few days.  If you want to know how the bottom under the surf looks, go to a beach right now in Delaware at low tide.  What you will see may just show you a few things you have always wondered.  If you really want a treat stay there for the entire incoming tide.  The beaches in…
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