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November 2017

Earthquake Gives Delaware A Quick Shake

Not ten minutes ago the house shook for a few seconds, then a post pops up on Facebook, and then fifty more.  Meanwhile I am thinking was that an earthquake?  From PA to New Jersey and all over the state of Delaware it was felt. A 4.4 to 5.06 magnitude quake hit and the epicenter is reported to be near Dover, Delaware according to…
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Overfalls Lightship Towed Out of Lewes

Today I accompanied Captain Clarke Droney of Tow Boat US Indian River to the Lewes Canal.  He was assisting the Northstar 10 tugboat owned by Phil Risko and captained by Billy Fehn.  Hired to pull the Overfalls Lightship out of her slip in the Rehoboth Lewes Canal, and tow her to the  Dorchester Shipyard where she will have her hull…
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Crab Pot Season Ends

You can still crab all year long in Delaware, just not with crab pots, handlines and the like are okay to use.  The season for crab pots ends November 30th and reopens on March first.  Time to pull the pots and get them cleaned up for next year.  People are still catching crabs in the warmer water areas around the inland bays.  Soon…
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Time For Some Seasonal Clamming

The seasonal clamming areas open on December first, time to make some clams casino! These are the areas in yellow on the map that are closed during the summer due to high bacteria levels. Right now the inland bays are really clear, especially Rehoboth bay. Once the bacteria and algae die off the water clears up real quick.
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Where Are All The Striped Bass?

That is pretty much a daily question this time of year.  Another warm and cold beginning to winter. The water temperatures are dropping from the colder nights, but the sixty degree days are keeping them from dropping too fast. The water is right in the sweet spot for striped bass, they prefer the below fifty and above forty water temperatures.…
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What Is The EEZ And Why Is It Important

The EEZ, short for the Exclusive Economic zone, is a boundary that allows countries to regulate the natural resources in the waters within their "boundaries" for fishing and non-fishing industries. As defined by NOAA ... "The exclusive economic zone is the zone where the U.S. and other coastal nations have jurisdiction over natural
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What To Do When You Find A Dead Bald Eagle

Yesterday a buddy of mine sent me a message.  "Hey there is a dead bald eagle south on route 1 bridge on magnolia by trap shooters rd looks to be a dead bald eagle on the side of the road , what do I do?"  Good question, I told him to contact DNREC's fish and wildlife enforcement.  I knew they would have an answer.  Not twenty minutes…
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Happy Thanksfishing

Well it got cold fast after that front came through, water temperatures really dropped in some areas,and we have more cold fronts headed this way.  Frost on everything this morning and yesterday, but the fish are chewing.   Hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving, today is a good day to go fishing with the family, or go fishing to…
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2018 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament Ups The Ante

The 2018 Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament details have been announced and Al Tortella at Paradise Island has upped the ante for the bay tournament for 2018.  The prize money has been increased and you can fish two days instead of one.  This is the largest bay flounder tournament held on the inland bays, and in Delmarva.  You won't…
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