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September 2017

Come On In The Water Is FIne

We have a small craft advisory today until two this afternoon.  The water is starting to clear, yesterday the wind was brutal and the Delaware bay looked like chocolate milk.  The ocean beaches had a lot of sand in the waves stirred up by the surge from Maria.  Other than that the water is starting to look better.  The fall like…
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Stand Up Paddle Board Safety

With the growing popularity of Stand Up Paddle boarding there are more adventurers out on the water than ever before. Most of us, even brand new beginners can get ourselves on the board even if it’s just kneeling or sitting and have the ability to paddle forward. You may not be using proper form or the most efficient or effective strokes, you
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Swimmer’s Itch What You Need To Know

(Sept, 27... 2107) .... An angler, apparently, while cast netting for mullet got a serious infection or infestation of swimmer's itch also known as clam digger's itch.  This condition is known as Cercarial Dermatitis, which is caused by cercariae, the free-swimming larval stage of bird schistosomes.  The parasite develops in snails…
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The Point Bayside Is Fully Open

The closed area of the bayside of the point has been taken down this morning by parks.  You can now access the entire bayside of the point.  Walking in from the overlook parking lot above point comfort station access is now possible and even from the Cape Henlopen fishing pier.  Just be careful of the water coming in at high tide if…
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Post Hurricane Jose Fishing And Here Comes Maria

Despite Hurricane Jose near the coast, the fishing was not too bad until the waves really picked up and then it shut down for about two days.   Once the water calmed down the parks opened the beaches for vehicles.  When they were closed you could walk on and fish, we tried for bluefish and hit a few small ones, but for the most part the waves…
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Fishing Hurricane Jose Before And After

With Hurricane Jose off the coast we were experiencing a lot of heavy wave action from storm surge and wind.  The beaches took a pounding but they survived and usually do aside from one breach, and a lot of swales or tide pools.  The water is still stirred up and the wave action has died down, but we are till seeing some fast waves just a lot…
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All Beach Crossings Are Open Except

The beaches are narrow at high tide, but drive-able.  Be careful of wet soft sand.  If it looks questionable don't drive across it check it first.  All of the surf crossings are open except Faithful Steward in Delaware Seashore State park.  I would imagine due to water in swales in front of the ramp, that is typically what happens at this…
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