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May 2016

First four piping plover chicks of the season

No idea if the one nest will close a large section of Gordons Pond, but be prepared for that because it could happen.  It usually does, last year the nest was destroyed in a storm just before the fourth of July and the closed section was reopened ... Rich King ______________________________________________________________________________…
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First Thresher Of 2016 In Delaware

Linda Nasko was near the marina today at the Indian River Inlet when she saw this thresher hanging by the scales.  The shark weighed in at 291 pounds.  The Kelly family caught the thresher  on a trip off the Delaware coast.  They are staying at the marina on their boat,  and are headed home tomorrow.  What a way to end a stay at the…
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Whale Breached Off Herring Point Today

A whale breached in front of a few thousand beach goers today.  The whale watching boats out of jersey were chattering on the radio about a longfin whale, but I don't think it was this whale.  It breached about noon today and I know the beach was packed by ten.   We have received many messages asking if anyone saw the whale.  I was…
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report

Bluefish blitzed the beach today at Cape Henlopen.   Always love that phone call,  "hey man get down here the fish are hammering the surf."  I'm stuck doing other stuff I can't just drop.  The boys cleaned up on some nice big blues.  That is how the action has been,1 random here and there and you have too be there when it happens.  …
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Old Lewes Boat Ramp Closed

The town of Lewes closed the old floating dock sections and removed the center section and a few others.  Anglers and baoters have been asking me why there is a stockade looking fence around the old dock sections, it looks like a fort along the water.  Alice Erickson, Administrative Assistant ... "It is a safety issue we don't want…
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Maryland Snakehead Record Broken

MD DNR press release ... Maryland Snakehead Record Broken – 18.42 Pounds! Emory (Dutch) Baldwin III from Indian Head, Md., and his regular bow-hunting partner Franklin Shotwell were wrapping up a night of stalking northern snakehead from Baldwin’s boat along the Maryland side of the Potomac River on May 20, when they decided to…
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Lionfish The Other White Meat

Lionfish are not only good to eat but an invasive species.  I went to Florida and visited the South East American Lionfish Eradication Group  (SEALEG)  to learn more about  lionfish eradication.  I am very familiar  with the aquarium trade so this is an interesting subject for me in that aspect, as well as an angler.  I used to own a saltwater…
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