Announcement from DNREC … Delaware to open recreational black sea bass season on Jan. 1, 2013

Delaware to open recreational black sea bass season on Jan. 1, 2013

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Sea Bass caught recently and they are looking healthy .. photo by Chris Guest

DOVER (Dec. 27, 2012) – Following a Dec. 13 vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, of which Delaware is a member state, the recreational black sea bass season will open in Delaware coastal waters on Jan. 1, 2013. Federal waters, which are located 3 miles and further from shore, also will be opening Jan. 1, 2013.

The new season in Delaware and federal waters will run from Tuesday, Jan. 1 to Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, with a daily bag limit of 15 black sea bass. The existing 12.5-inch (excluding caudal fin tendril) minimum-size limit remains in place.

“We are pleased that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s decision gives Delaware anglers the opportunity to enjoy black sea bass fishing this winter with this new January through February season,” said David Saveikis, director, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife.

For more information on black sea bass or other Delaware fishing regulations, call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914 or


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Route 1 covered in windblown and rain washed sand just below the Charles W Cullen bridge in the north bound lane… photo by Jason Snead

From DSF ….. Just a heads up the wind has been ferocious today, and Route 1 is being cleared of sand right now.  Be careful out there the winds are knocking down trees, and debris is flying through the air.  The wind will continue into tonight.  I am expecting a blown tide in the back bays,  be careful near route 1, flooding is possible in low areas during high tide tonight around 8 pm and later in the bays.  Wind could blow water from the bay across the road.  In the last high winds, a few days ago, there was flooding along route 1 in Dewey beach and Delaware Seashore State park.   I would expect the sand to continue to blow across route 1.  That can make the road very slippery so drive with caution.  We are lucky this entire storm could have dumped a foot of snow on top of Delaware.  New Jersey is flooding near the coast during high tides, and from high winds.  Many places are covered in deep snow.  There is another storm predicted for the coming weekend, and we will keep you updated on that as well.  Be safe and stay indoors, the wind is bone chilling today.

Fish On!!

Rich King

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