Monthly Archives

August 2015

Black Tip Sharks in the Surf

Not long ago Rob Lyons sent DSF a photo of a juvenile black tip shark he caught in the surf.  I sent the photo to Dewayne Fox at Delaware State University to confirm it was indeed a black tip.   He said he was almost positive it was but wanted a colleague of his to confirm.  Dr. Brad Wetherbee or URI, who has worked on sharks all…
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Summer Slot Striped Bass and Tautog Season ends

Slot Striped Bass and Tautog Season ends on August 31st at midnight, you have one more day left.  Delaware will be back to normal regulations for striped bass in all state tidal waters until spawning season starts in the spring on April 1st.  Summer slot season is only for the Delaware Bay and all her tributaries, including the Lewes Canal from…
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14th Annual Clam Jam

The 14th annual clam jam is Labor Day weekend on Sunday September 6th, located at the Clam Jam Headquarters, 20106 Beaver Dam Road, Milford, DE.  Tickets are $50 per person for a day of food, music and fun.  You can contact Ralph Blades at 30-2 381 6261 or Ruth Hopkins at 302 422 0508 to purchase tickets.   The Clam Jam is a benefit…
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Extreme High Tides Close Drive on Beaches

This morning high tide filled the pools up to the dunes at Fenwick Island State Park.  As of right now middle and south crossing in Fenwick Island are still closed.  York crossing (also known as south Bethany crossing)  is open and is the only drive on access for Fenwick Island State Park.  The other drive on beaches in Delaware…
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August’s Full moon

This Saturday will be the closest the moon has been to the earth this year.  August's full moon is a perigee full moon this means the moon will be nearest to the earth in its orbit.  This has become known as a super moon and it can affect tides more drastically than normal full moons.  There will be two more of these moons in…
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Weekend Outlook for Fishing

I would like to start this report with a plea for everyone to start getting involved in the fishery issues and regulations.  I always hear people talk about the days of old and how the fishing was awesome and how much they would catch and kill.  I rarely hear people say it was our fault we caught and killed too many fish. Though some…
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Vandals at Woodland Beach Sought

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police needs your assistance identifying the subjects pictured below at Woodland Beach Wildlife Area parking lot.   In the incident, which occurred last night between 11:00pm 8/25/2015 & 12:15am 8/26/2015, the Porta-Pots were over-turned.  This area has been plagued with…
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Weakfish Tagging Project

A few weeks ago Dewayne Fox of Delaware State Universality contacted me asking if we knew of anyone that could  help tag weakfish.  He and I both agreed we would have better chances of tagging a unicorn or an alien.   Granted there are weakfish around, but targeting them like in the days of old is a thing of the past.  The researchers,  Jacob…
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