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September 2014

Bluefish galore with a side of flounder after the storm

Well the storm passed and it was not as bad as previous ones.  It did manage to carve the beaches up, and create some very pronounced cuts and sandbars.  I made a video today of a rip current at Conquest beach it is a good example of how they work and form.  I did a little fishing and found about ten pounds of sea glass, as well as a…
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Delaware’s first fall Nor’Easter

In case you haven't noticed it has been ridiculously windy today, more so than it has been all week.  We can expect to see more wind throughout the night and a bit of rain.  First Nor'easter for the fall season.  It is a warm front that is about the only good news so the temperatures will warm up for a bit.  Wait, what?  That isn't…
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Fall out of summer fishing

Rough seas and heavy winds have made for some harder fishing in the surf, but we have been catching fish.  Definitely reminds you of fall fishing, and the fish seem to be anticipating the temperature change.  This is the time of year when summer fish and fall fish are in our waters at the same time.  We have seen spiny box fish or burr fish in…
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Fishing the rough surf for blues

The past few days the surf has been a bit angry, bust mostly on the southern beaches.  We fished 3Rs yesterday the froth in the surf looked like a double latte with cheese.  The waves were heavy and came in fast.  We still managed to catch bluefish despite the conditions.  Casting was a chore with small metals so I upgraded to my surf…
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Stormy fishing in the surf

The weather the past week has been rough for fishing.  Heavy surf and angry seas have made for stirred up rough water.  The temperatures have been steadily dropping to fall like conditions and the water has been dropping as well.  Which makes everyone excited for fall fishing.  The striped bass will make their annual fall run soon enough.  …
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ASMFC striped bass symposium in Dover

The other night we attended the ASMFC symposium on Striped Bass in Dover. Out of twenty people in the room only three wanted/commented to have heavy reductions to help rebuild the stocks. The rest of the room wanted either the least reduction or none at all. The link for the draft is below and is self explanatory. We are pushing for the most…
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Beach Conditions from the storm

Fishing the surf the past few days has been decent.  Bluefish, kingfish, croaker, spot, and flounder have been caught.  Mullet has been the best bait for bluefish.  The mullet have shown up but are small right now.   The bluefish are averaging eighteen inches for the larger ones and eight inches for the smaller.  Croaker are showing…
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