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April 2014

Big striped bass, weakfish, and flounder, oh yeah!!

Well the water is warming back up and so is the fishing.  There have been some very nice flounder caught in the Lewes Canal this week on pink gulp.  They are also showing up in the inland bays and Indian River Inlet.  Great to see the fishing finally taking a turn for the better, this has been along drawn out end of winter.  The…
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Diamond Back Terrapin nesting season

Diamond Back Terrapin nesting season starts in May.  Keep an eye out for these little guys this year.  The State of Delaware no longer has any funded projects to protect the Diamond Back terrapin due to lack of funding and no volunteers available to assist these creatures.  Usually there are groups that will look out for them during the peak of…
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Fun in the sun for the surf fishing tournament

We held our first surf fishing tournament on Saturday and it was a great time.  I arrived at conquest beach around 4:30 in the morning and there were a few folks already waiting to register.  The weather was not as bad as forecast, we never saw any rain.  I signed them in and sent them out to the beach.  We had thirty two people sign up from…
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Battle on the Beach is Saturday

Saturday is the Battle on the Beach surf fishing tournament, and we are anticipating a great time.  The tournament starts at 6 am and lasts until 3 pm.  I will be checking people in at conquest beach in the parking lot before the start, you can sign up the day of the tournament.  I will be there by 4:30 a.m. The weather is looking great for the…
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CCA DE chapter meeting April 14th

Please mark your calendars for our next meeting on Monday, April 14th at 6 pm. Our meeting will be held at the Milford Diner in Milford, DE. The address ... 1042 N Walnut St, Milford, DE 19963.  Attending a meeting is a great way to see what CCA is all about and what you can do to help the fishery issues in Delaware. If you would like to know…
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DNREC … shad and river herring identification guide

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announces new online shad and river herring identification guide for anglers DOVER (April 3, 2014) – A new online shad and river herring identification guide is now available for anglers on the DNREC website, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. The handy ID guide was developed to…
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Bunker are in the Delaware Bay

Yes you read that correctly.  The past two days I have been talking with several people and they are catching bunker in the Delaware Bay.  The watermen I know are seeing bunker in their nets and even some nice sized striped bass here and there as well.  It is possible behind these bunker schools we will start to see large migratory…
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Striped Bass Spawning Season Regulations Started

The days are getting longer and warmer.  Daffodils are popping up everywhere, the trees are budding, and purple henbit in the fields.  My old salt buddies get excited when this happens, they use that as a sign that the flounder are here.   The water temperatures are slowly rising, the surf hit forty one degrees today for the first time since…
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