Shellfish Advisory Council Meeting

Delaware Council on Shell Fisheries to meet virtually on Thursday Dover (Jan 13, 2022) ... Delaware’s Council on Shell Fisheries will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20.  The Council will discuss various shellfish management issues, and other related topics. For information on connecting to the meeting and the meeting agenda,
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Every Surf Angler and Beach User Needs One Of These

Add this tool to your surf fishing gear. Ever drop a number two circle hook hook in the sand and can't find it? I don't know how I managed without this pin pointer metal detector for so long. I have saved hours of wasted time, I use it frequently and I just got it. A pin point metal detector is used to do just that pin point whatever you
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Our Snow From Space

It looks deeper in my woods The satellite shot of the storm looks like someone swiped a paint brush across a map, or white out. Check out the GOES image viewer to see satellite shots on a constantly updated loop. My back yard has a foot of snow in the woods and two foot drifts.
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Rough surf conditons

It is still a bit nautical along the coast with high tide pushing water to the dune bases. I'd expect to see the drive on accesses still closed till at least lunch. Tide will be higher for another cycle at least and calm down into Wednesday. Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the Atlantic, Delaware Bay has been canceled. Use The Beach
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Drive on accesses closed and Some Parking lots

Jan 3 2022 ... All of the drive on accesses are closed and some of the parking lots are closed. I'd guess the lots that are closed are the same ones that are closed at night. The inlet and cape are open, just can not drive onto a beach. Be careful walking the beach, waves are still flooding the beaches with wide surf. Murphy's Law says
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Coastal Flood Warning

The snow is not the only storm issue. While everyone has snow fever, inland bay communities need to look to the water. There is a coastal flood warning into the early afternoon. It is an hour past high tide (8:30 AM). This morning the beaches flooded to the dunes. Delaware State Park drive on beach accesses have been closed. Big waves
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One to one hundred inches

It is going to snow No idea how bad, but the most reliable (Delmarva WX) say a decent amount in the eight inch range to upwards of a foot possible. Chances are it will definitely snow, that is good enough for me. I'm over prepared as usual. Snacks for days in the shop and the truck. On the 4th of January in 2018 we had a nice ten
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2022 Delaware Fishing Licenses Online

Bait shops can also set you up with a recreational fishing license today. Get your Delaware recreational fishing license now, so you aren't fishing dirty in the new year. Usually it is annoying to get your fishing license the first day of the new year. Now that it is all online, and a Saturday, it is much easier. I like the online
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Non Offset Circle Hooks Required For Striped Bass

Coast wide circle hook regulation for striped bass (Dec 30, 2021) ... Now that migratory striped bass starting to show in better numbers, finally. Just a reminder if you are targeting striped bass in Delaware or anywhere on the east coast. Anglers are required to use non offset circle hooks for striped bass when using bait only. Any
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Sewage Spill Suspends Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay

Sewage Spill Suspends Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in the Long Neck area of Sussex County
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Voluntary New Right Whale Slow Zone East of Ocean City

On December 11, 2021, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's acoustic array detected the presence of right whales east of Ocean City, Maryland. A VOLUNTARY Right Whale Slow Zone is in effect immediately and expires on December 26, 2021.  Mariners are requested to avoid or transit at 10 knots or less inside the following areas where
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Beach Nourishment Projects Set for Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, Bowers, South Bowers, and Slaughter Beach

Dover (Dec 10, 2021) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section expects to begin beach nourishment work in the Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, Bowers, South Bowers, and Slaughter Beach communities in early January 2022. Beach nourishment projects introduce sand into the
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Numbered Delaware Surf Fishing Tag Auction Ends today

Fourteen tags so far totaling $28,805.01 with four hours left to Auction The Auction for the Delaware State Park's Delaware Surf Fishing numbered tags ends this afternoon. So far the bids are up there and will probably remain. I think you are required to bid $200 over the current bid price. If you look at the bidders link, it is a few
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MAFMC and ASMFC to Consider Final Action on Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment

(Dec 8, 2021) ... Next week, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Management Board (Board) will consider final action on the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment during the Council’s 
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Recreational Fishing Wind Farm Workshop

Do you have questions or concerns about wind farms and recreational fishing? (Dec 5, 2021) ... I encourage recreational anglers to attend this online meeting and ask those questions. I asked if this is open to the public. It is and the meeting will focus primarily on recreational fishing. This is one of seven of these virtual
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Snow Geese Rafting Off Cape Henlopen

We fished the point on Sunday and on the way out noticed a small raft of snow geese about two hundred yards off the beach. Good to see those kids back in town. Lot of flying jerky for the surf snack box. I wonder if the point's snow goose that wanders the beach all day will be back this year. The snow geese were reported on eBird, spotted
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Winter Seasonal Clamming Opens Tomorrow

Winter clamming is rewarding The seasonal clamming areas around the inland bays open every year 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.  Once the bacteria and algae die off the water
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Crab Pot Season Ends In Delaware

Crabbing is open year round in Delaware (November 30, 2021) ... We crab all year long in Delaware, just not with crab pots, handlines, drop traps and rings are allowed.  The season for crab pots ends November 30th (today) and reopens on March first.  Time to pull the pots and get them cleaned up for next year.  People are still catching
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Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction Starts Nov. 22

DNREC’s Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction Starts Nov. 22 The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will auction low-digit surf fishing plates starting Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m., at www.usgovbid.com. Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including tags 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and
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The Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

(Nov 16, 2022) ... After midnight is the best time to start viewing the Leonids meteor shower, typically producing 10 to 15 meteors per hour. The Leonids are produced by the debris trail of the orbital path of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Look above he constellation Leo. The Leonids have produced some of the most impressive shows in history. 
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New Right Whale Slow Zone East Of Ocean City MD

On November 11, 2021, the Woods Hole Ocean City buoy detected right whales East of Ocean City, MD. Because of this detection, the right whale Slow Zone is in effect immediately until November 26, 2021. All vessels 65 feet (19.8 meters) or longer must travel at 10 knots or less. Other boats just be wary of the possibility. Slow Zone waters
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Delaware Surf Fishing Tags Will Go On Sale Soon

The question of the month has been when are the surf tags going on sale. (Nov 14, 2021) ... I contacted parks the other day to see when surf tags were going on sale. "We are working on that right now, getting everything in place. It will be late November to early December. We will be able to confirm a date soon. The low digit
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DNREC to Remove Holts Landing State Park Boat Ramp Dock

DNREC to Remove Holts Landing State Park Boat Ramp Dock for Repairs (Dover Nov 12, 2021) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will remove the Holts Landing State Park boat ramp dock next week (Nov 15 -19th) until spring 2022. The dock was damaged by a storm and a severe low- and high-tide cycle.  The dock
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Small Craft Advisory Spring Tides Continue

Spring tide still an issue in Lewes today with the combination of the winds. Expect some minor tidal flooding on roads. in the usual spots. Water is still rough with more wide surf today. Big waves all afternoon and will calm down into the evening. The rest of the week will calm a little more, then pick back up on Friday. With a possible
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November Meteor Showers Are Starting To Peak.

The Leonid, Southern And Northern Taurids Meteor Showers are Here The Sothern Taurids are the first to peak with maximum activity Thursday, Nov. 4, into the early hours of Friday, Nov. 5. Northern Taurids one week later on the night of Thursday, Nov. 11, into Friday, Nov. 12. The Taurids are created by debris left behind by Encke's
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Spring Tides This Weekend

The term spring tides has nothing to do with the season. (Nov 4, 2021) ... Saturday we will see some minor tidal flooding in low areas from spring tides, in the fall. Also known or referred to as king tides. The term spring tide is a common historical term that derives from the idea the tide is "springing forth". Which it does twice each
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Incredibly Rare Coin Found On A Delaware Beach

Not your typical rare coin find on coin beach. Everyone wants to find buried treasure at the beach. It is a fantasy of every breach comber when they hunt the beaches for "treasures". Who wouldn't want to find a bit of pirate loot? Even if it was just a copper coin for the common folk. My buddy Joey "Baga Donuts" and his dad were here
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Happy Halloween Learn To Cast Spells To Catch Fish

Time to cast some spells, put a curse on a googan, and get the children ready for bait, I mean fishing. In case your fishing has not been as good as Agnes’ we have a couple fish summoning spells for you to try. By the way the right eye flounder in England is called the Witch Flounder. There is also an eel called the
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Look For The Northern Lights Tonight

A coronal Mass Ejection, CME, a massive one will create an aurora borealis (northern lights that can be seen as far south as Washington DC. Delaware is in the Fair to poor area for viewing. Due to location and clouds. But we might get lucky. The CME was on Thursday morning. Learn more at the Northern Lights Center Northern lights
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Beach Conditions After The Nor’easter

Small Craft Advisory For Lower Delaware Bay until noon It is almost low tide (9:5 AM), the surf is calmer, but still wide with wash. Seas are still upwards of eight feet and will calm down later this afternoon. There are few swales, but the beaches were washed smooth in most areas. I'd be careful at the point even without seeing it I can
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Route 1 closed Between Dewey And Bethany Beach

I didn't think that would take too long. High tide hadn't hit yet and route 1 was already flooding. Keep up with DelDOT advisories for route 1 to reopen later tonight.  http://deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/#advisories.  Route 1 at the bridge is clear. Route 1 below Dewey Beach Route 1 below Dewey Beach
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Throw Back To Hurricane Super Storm Sandy

October 29th 2012 We got Hammered by Sandy While we sit around in this nor'easter, it is the same time we got hit by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. That was a wild three plus days for sure. I got a text from a buddy in North Carolina with a picture of a monster wave. I was staying at Broadkill beach. I packed my truck and left, this was
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Nor’easter Conditions What To Expect

The nor'easter hit this morning with high winds and heavy surf. At least it isn't pouring, yet, but rain is the least of our worries. It is dead low tide right now (8:44 AM) and the water is up as much as a typical high tide. The water has been up so much recently we are used to the higher wrack lines. Water is stacked up in the
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Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Continues Temporary Closures

Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Continues Temporary Closures for Dredging Through Nov. 11 The parking lot at Augustine Beach is ample for boaters and visitors alike. Periodic closures of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will continue through Nov. 11 due
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Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek

Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek to Provide Fall Fishing Opportunities Dover (Oct 20, 2021) ... Rainbow trout were stocked in White Clay Creek today to provide anglers the opportunity to fish for trout in the fall and winter, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. About 1,000 pounds of 12- to 13-inch
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Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily for Repairs

Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily for Repairs Dover (Oct 19, 2021) ... The Rosedale Beach boat ramp and parking lot on Indian River Bay will temporarily close for ramp repairs beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The project will include a concrete patch
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Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Temporary Closure Extended

Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Temporary Closure Extended Through Oct. 28 (Oct 19, 2021) ... The Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will remain periodically closed through Oct. 28 to complete maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel, the Delaware
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Moon lit beach.

Moon lit beach. The surf is glowing and calm, like the edge of a lake. The moon reflects bright in the wet sand.Wind is non existent, almost to the slack of the low tide now. Nothing stirring in the water, but the lap of the waves. The ships at the anchorage are aglow, small cities floating on the bay. The light houses turn and turn. I can see my
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Black Sand On Delaware Beaches

Why is the sand black? Every coastal storm erodes the beaches, stirring and shifting the sand. The amount of sand that moves around is huge in some areas. Dark streaks or large patches of black sand collect along the beaches' surface. It freaks people out, but it is supposed to be there. A combination of dense minerals such as,
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Calmer But Wide, Check The Beaches At Low Tide

The last storm surge waves carved a new profile in the beach face, surf fishing structure is different for a while. Surf is wide and washed out, but much calmer than expected. Low tide is around five thirty. I would go out now to dark and scout the beaches for good cuts and little tide pool holes. When high tide is in full, those will
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Beach Driving Hazard At Conquest

There is a small drop off on Conquest Beach (Sept 24, 2021) ... For anyone driving out at night to get a spot for the tournament. Seeing beach hazards and holes at night is tough due to shadows. This drop off is the same it would be deceptively small looking at night.The drop off is on the upper beech at Conquest, just south of the drive
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Weekend beach conditions are a little nautical

The surf fishing beaches look good for driving, just a wider surf wash (Sept 23, 2021) ... The weekend conditions will be a little "active" for surf fishing. Five foot swells Friday that will calm into Sunday. Wide surf wash conditions for fishing. Small cliffs at the surf's edge. Exploring at low tide would help find good cuts for
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Delaware’s One and Done Bull Red Run Of 2021

Last weekend some boys had a blast with bull reds for only a few hours. (Sept 23, 2021) ... It happens every year. Coincidentally right after we post about the possibility of bull reds caught on a Delaware Beach, it happens. This is the third year in a row. The Bulls Are Back In Town. I'm going to start fishing right after that
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We Trashed Over A Hundred Turtle Killers Tuesday

Mylar and latex balloons are the real turtle killers (Sept 23, 2021) ... Tuesdays beach clean up was productive, we set a new record for Mylar Balloon catches. I hate saying that about trash but it was a good day to clean a beach. Much like surf fishing success stories, we hit it at the right time. I drove on early around six in the
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Faithful Steward Crossing Cleared

This morning a lone dozer cleared the loose sand on Faithful Steward crossing. The access is used the most since it is the only one open at night. This is done by soil and conservation or maybe they are called watershed stewardship now I can never keep up with all the department name changes. Bulldozer clearing sand from Faithful Steward
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Time To Surf Fish At Rehoboth Beach

Off Season Surf Fishing Is Fun In Rehoboth Beach (Sept 20, 2021) ... Free parking just started in Rehoboth for the off season. That means we can park and surf fish for less. There is decent surf fishing near the jetty by the Henlopen Hotel and the storm drain structures. Especially when the striped bass start schooling up and feeding.
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Rough Surf Saturday From Odette Swells

Small craft and rip current advisories are up until this evening. (Sept 18, 2021) ... The swells are five to six feet and will calm down some Sunday afternoon. The rip current risk will last into Sunday afternoon. Just be careful in the water. No one is swimming in this junk on a drive on beach, we know better. Okay I think we know
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Red Drum Simulation Model Workshop

Red Drum Simulation Model Workshop Scheduled for October 4-7, 2021 Arlington, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) will hold a Red Drum Simulation Model Workshop as part of the ongoing simulation assessment. The simulation assessment was recommended by the Commission’s Assessment Science Committee as part of a
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Port Mahon Fishing Pier to Close for Emergency Repairs

Port Mahon Fishing Pier to Close for Emergency Repairs The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has closed the Port Mahon Fishing Pier off Port Mahon Road east of Dover until further notice for emergency repairs after a broken support piling was found during a routine inspection. The pier’s closure by the DNREC
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Rip Current and Small Craft Advisory

There is a rip current and small craft advisory into Saturday evening (Sept 17, 2021) ... Nawwtikkcuuhhlll is the condition this morning on all our waters and will last into Saturday evening. Beaches are getting a little surf wash but nothing to worry about for driving on. Just mind the incoming tide this afternoon if you are surf fishing
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The Bulls Are Back In Town

The Bull Red Drum Run Is Happening. (Sept 17, 2021) ... The past week or longer some bull reds have been caught south of us in the surf and back bay areas. From th erbeashes of Chincoteague to Assateague. The action has picked up more this past week and is just getting amped up. The bull reds, or big red drum are arriving more and more.
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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Sections Closed For Repairs

Sections of the fishing pier will close during repairs. (Sept 17, 2021) ... The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier is having several pylons repaired. Crews will fence off sections to work on these pylons. The pier will be open for fishing during this work. Many of the rotted out pylons will be sleeved and encased in concrete. The crews will
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Truck Stuck On Edge Of Marina Rocks

No there isn't a tow truck in the Indian River Inlet. (Sept 16, 2021) ... This truck is stuck on the rocks at the southside marina at the Indian River inlet. Big difference than the inlet itself. Though still pretty annoying for the driver I am sure. Just to quell all the questions being sent to us on Facebook about what is going on, "I
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Space X Launched Tourists Into Space Tonight

Yes that was a rocket launch, full of space tourists. Falcon 9 launched Inspiration4, the first all-private crewed mission to orbit. They launched the dragon capsule from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The crew will spend the next three days orbiting earth and then return. The mission is a fundraiser to raise money for St Judes
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Delaware’s Cobia and Tilefish regulations Update

Delaware’s Cobia and Tilefish regulations were recently changed to keep Delaware in compliance with the Fishery Management Plans for those species.  The new regulations, which went into effect on September 11, 2021, include the following management measures: CobiaMinimum size is now 37” Total Length. The minimum size applies to recreational
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Delaware’s New Cobia Limits Now In Effect

Delaware's Cobia Creel Limit Effective As Of September 11, 2021. (Sept 15, 2021) ... The cobia limit was set by an order from the Secretary of DNREC. It was issued August 16th, but I never saw a press release. Many have been asking us what the limits are now that more are showing up this time of year. The regulation was published
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Assateague Island National Seashore Lowers Speed Limit

National Park Service has lowered vehicular speed limits on several portions of Bayberry Drive within Assateague Island National Seashore. (Sept 14, 2021) ... Effective immediately the National Park Service has lowered vehicular speed limits on several portions of Bayberry Drive within Assateague Island National Seashore. The speed limit is now
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Add A Fire Extinguisher To Your Surf Fishing Gear List

The required gear list for driving on a state park beach doesn't include a fire extinguisher. (sept 13, 2021) ... Parks should probably start thinking about requiring a fire extinguisher to the necessary gear list. We need a shovel for digging out a vehicle and how often do we actually do that? Many go out there with gas grills and
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Jeep Fire On Faithful Steward

Around 12:47 this afternoon a jeep caught on fire on the beach near Faithful Steward Crossing in Delaware Seashore State Park. Smoke could bee seen a mile down the beach. It could easily be seen on the Deldot Traffic cams. The fire was out by 1:30 with Rehoboth Beach fire crews still checking for secondary spark ups and clearing the area.
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Vehicle Fire on Faithful Steward

(Sept 13, 2021) ... There is a vehicle on fire on the beach at the Faithful Steward (Savages Ditch) drive on access, possible injuries. We do not have any details, a lot of resources are headed there now. You can see it on the Deldot Traffic cam from the Charles W Cullen Bridge's north tower. The fire is being put out right now. 1 PM update
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Peanuts With Pancakes On The Point

The point was so nice today, second summer abides Nothing like driving out to the point at 1 PM, with no traffic and a not so crowded beach on a Saturday. The second summer crew was all over the place, good seeing everyone. Fishing was mediocre, but some were caught. Little kingfish and spot. Everyone was set up surf fishing and
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Don’t Park On The “Hump” At Low Tide

Storm surge swells fill the swales fast, don't get stuck on the hump (Sept 11, 2021) ... Low tide was an hour plus ago (5:45 AM), high tide is at noon thirty. Heading out this morning surf anglers will see a surf washed cleared beach, wet swale areas and the "hump". That hump is between the swales and the ocean. It looks like high ground,
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DO NOT Park In The Dunes

(sept 10, 2021) ... When we said stay above the wrack line, that didn't mean park in the dunes. I think the charge is like $200 per foot for damaging the dunes driving into them. People tighten it up, so far we have one jeep in a swale and one parked in the dunes, and it is only Friday. Labor Day Weekend was last week, the crazy is supposed to
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DO NOT Drive Through The Quick Sand

Never drive through a swale (Sept 10, 2021) ... I hate seeing this especially when you tell people over and over and over. This jeep tried to drive through the swale a Faithful Steward crossing. Little hint, it ain't gonna happen. The sand on the ocean side of the swales that washes into the edge becomes like quick sand. You will never
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Use The Beach Web Cams To Check Conditions

Before you head out to surf fish use the beach web cams to check conditions (Sept 10, 2021) ... The town beaches and all beaches are getting pummeled with large waves from storm surge swells. Rehoboth beach is flooding fast. Bethany beach is fine since her replenishment hasn't washed out as fast. These cameras will give you an idea of
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Rip Current Warning Into This Evening

Day three of Hurricane Henry Storm Surge continues with flooding beaches Expect to see flooded beaches at high tide today which is incoming now and peaks at 11:38 AM. The beaches are already flattened in many areas from constant wave over wash. Due to that today beaches will flood faster at high tide. Swales will also fill faster and drain
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Hurricane Larry Flooding Beaches At High Tide

Flooded beaches will be an issue for a few more tide cycles. The beaches are still flooding at high tide which is at 10:50 AM this morning. Hurricane Larry is offshore but more in line with our coast. Expect to see flooded beaches during every high tide into Friday evening. Rip Current Warnings are in effect until Friday night. The
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First Beach Clean Up At The Point

We held our first beach clean up today. Today we saw a lot of new and old faces at the our first of many weekly beach clean ups. It was great to see everyone. We haven't done one of these in a while due to covid. Today was a perfect morning to walk a beach and pick up trash. Dune grass dug up for whatever reason left at the
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Beach Clean Up Tomorrow

We have our first weekly beach clean up tomorrow (Sept 6, 2021) ... We will meet BY 9 am at the small bathhouse near the point entrance. Please bring your own gloves and five gallon buckets. I will have some buckets but not too many. Those grabbers are nice to use as well. Keeps you from bending over too much. Details for the weekly
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Tow Boat US to the Rescue

A Tow Boat US Membership Is Peace Of Mind (September 3, 2021) ...Everyone calls it the ride of shame and no one wants to be in one. If you own a boat this ride is almost inevitable. At some point every boat owner needs a tug, tow, or fuel. There are two things I check for when I get on anyone's boat, is there fuel and do you have a Tow
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All Things Philly Flow Into The Delaware Bay

The surf's water is chocolate milk and worse is coming. (Sept 2, 2021) ... Last night's tropical storm Ida remnants doused Philly and other areas with massive amounts of rain. Tornadoes hit a few areas and caused serious destruction. Now the city of Philadelphia and surrounding rivers are flooded over flowing. The Vine Street
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Water temperatures dropped Dramatically Overnight

Ocean water surface temperatures dropped overnight by eight degrees. (September 2, 2021) ... It feels amazing outside, crisp and cool like an early fall afternoon. The water reacted accordingly with lower surface temperatures for the ocean. At Buoy 44009 the water surface temperature dropped eight degrees overnight. From eighty-two
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The Point Is Covered with Salps

Hundreds of gelatinous blobs are washing up on the point (September 2, 2021) ... Salps are planktic tunicates, meaning they are free swimming and not permanently attached to structure. Salps are barrel shaped, clear and gelatinous. Moving much like jellyfish and are often mistaken as jellies. Contracting their bodies to pump water
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The Point Tour 2021

Today the point opened in Cape Henlopen state park. The point looks great, a pristine example of a primitive beachscape in Delaware. The oceanside beach on the way to the point is wide. Compared to last year, there is a lot more sand there. Easier driving out there too, especially when the sand hasn't been torn up all summer.
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The Bay side of the point is CLOSED

The point opened today and it never takes too long for this to happen It never fails the day the point opens people just roll on through the closed bay section. Even after reading all of a half a dozen signs one the size of a billboard in red no less. That area is still closed for migratory birds until October 1st. People, like this
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Tornado Watch Till 10 PM

We haver some wild weather inbound today and it will change fast. (Sept 12st, 2021) ... Hunter from Delmarvawx says ... I'm going to try and make the best of sense I can trying to explain this confusing scenario. Unfortunately situations like this are out of my control but here we are. Tornado Watch was just issued for the Southern
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Take a Summer Photo for Science and the Environment

DNREC Encourages Community Science at Beaches and Marshes As the summer comes to a close, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging community members and visitors to the First State to use their smartphones to help monitor environmental change. CoastSnap Chronolog station in Cape Henlopen State
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DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park (August 31, 2021) .. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Wednesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for
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Avoid Cupola Park Boat Ramp For A while

Cupola Park boat ramp is covered with dead fish carcasses and dead crabs. (August 31, 2021) ... Either there has been a big run of sea bass in the Indian River at Cupola park, or someone decided to dump their cleaned fish. Now the park and ramp smell like the dumpster at Big Fish or any seafood joint. There are a lot of dead crabs too.
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Beach Clean Up Postponed Til Tuesday

Our first weekly beach clean up (in a year) is being postponed for Ida's weather. Due to hurricane Ida's trek and the fact she will be dumping a ton of weather on Delmarva Thursday the 2nd of September. We are postponing the first weekly beach clean up in over a year, until next Tuesday. Which will be our regular scheduled days until
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Old Coast Guard Tower Base Exposed

Never seen the old coast guard tower base this exposed since Sandy (August 27, 2021) ... There is a lot of sand missing from the north side beach after the last storm surges from Hurricane Henri. The beach is really steep from all of the scouring. Now we know how that sand created that big plume in front of the inlet underwater.
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The Point Opens September 1st

The best sign of end of the summer season is the point opening. (August 27, 2021) ... We wait all summer for this day, with gleeful anticipation. It is one of our favorite places to fish. Pro tip, for some reason almost every year the fishing is horrible the first week or so. We don't care and go out anyway, because you never know
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MERR To Euthanize Fin Whale

The fin whale that washed up on the Delaware beaches will be euthanized today. Unless you are living under a rock then you may have heard about the fifty foot fin whale stranded at the point yesterday. This morning it is just barely alive and will be euthanized. I can't imagine what that costs. A cocktail of drugs is used and a big damn
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Surf Fishing report

Finally some new fish to catch and talk about (August 27, 2021) ... Summer fishing rarely changes, just the frequency of catches. Some weeks it is pointless to do fishing reports, NOTHING changes. What does change are the water temperatures. Now we are in the bathtub month. Flounder become more frequent along the surf. Spot,
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Fin Whale Stranded At The Point

A Fin Whale was stuck on the shoals bayside of the point this morning Along the shoals in front of the Breakwater East End lighthouse and the bayside beach during low tide This fin whale stranded itself or got stuck this morning at low tide. Not sure presently which happened. Usually whales will beach themselves so they do not
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Inland Bays Recreational Water Advisory

The Inland Bays are under a 24/7 Swim advisory (August 26, 2021) ... This is not to panic anyone, just to make you wary of information we feel you need to know this time of year. It is better to be informed to know what to do than not. In case you have to deal with any type of water borne infection or a cut from a fish or aquatic critter. Many
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The Indian River Inlet Naked

Scans of the Indian River Inlet and surrounding waters (August 25, 2021) ... A friend of mine sent me some very cool high resolution scans of the Indian River inlet and surrounding area. These are not the very high resolution, those are amazing I can see a rock on the bottom of the ocean. I have a lot more of these scans coming from all
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Recreational Water Advisory Tower Road Beach (Ocean)

Delaware Seashore State Park recreational Water Advisory (August 24, 2021) ... DNREC has issued a water advisory for recreational swimming at the Tower Road ocean side beach In Delaware Seashore State Park. A level of 121 Enterococcoi (Colonies/100ml) was detected today. It is expected to clear in two days. Fish are fine to eat so don't
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Florida Man Breaks Maryland Blue Marlin State Record

Maryland State Record Blue Marlin Caught at Ocean City Florida Man Recognized with 1,135-pound Catch at Tournament MD DNR (August 24, 2021) ... A Florida angler is the new Maryland state record holder for a blue marlin, which he caught in an August 20 tournament at Ocean City.  Billy Gerlach, 41, of Jupiter, Fla. broke the state’s
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Where To Surf Fish After Henri’s Storm Surf

Henri didn't carve up the beach, but moved some sand around The question after any storm is where to surf fish and how to find cuts. This storm surge flattened the beaches a bit, the cuts will form back up in a day or two. If you sit and watch the waves today you will notice at the bottom of the curling wave you can see the ledge. That
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The Calm After Henri

Beaches look good just be careful of swales The storm surge died down over night. Hurricane Henri pushed farther east yesterday. High tide is at 9:15 AM and all should be fine. Just be careful and park near the last wrack line. Stay away from wet swales or test them by walking across the wet sand before you drive. Swales will hold
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Hurricane Henri Storm Surge Is Flooding Beaches

Henri now a category one hurricane is off our coast pushing storm surge. All day the drive on drinking beaches were packed and it was a typical beach day. Just some heavier, but calmer than expected wave action with the afternoon low tide. This morning the tide was up higher than normal, but nothing like it is now. The beaches are all
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TS Henri Storm Surge Has Arrived For The Weekend

Surfs up you crazy, cool cats and kittens! (August 20, 2021) ... By the way Henri is pronounced Hun-Ree, yeah I don't know or care why either. Let's get name fancy as we pummel the coast a bit. The tide is at max high or flood right now (8:25 PM). The beach in rehoboth is flooded to the dunes a bit, and the swales are full. It isn't bad
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TS Henri The Beach Eater Inbound

Big swell storm surge over the weekend from Henri. The surf anglers aren't going to like this as much as the surfers. Especially if you are fishing while surfing. Tropical storm Henri is currently down near Bermuda and heading west. We should see the storm surge waves start Friday. Henri will move up the mid Atlantic, well off
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Delaware State Park Rangers Net Shark Anglers

Removing prohibited shark species from the water is prohibited. Before I hear it, we are not the shark police. Nor have I or any of our staff sent any of the tons of pictures sent to us to DNREC or the rangers over the past few years. We file this under not our Flipping job. The above picture is one that was sent to us over this
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The Stumps At Navy Crossing

There have always been stumps in the surf at Navy Crossing. (August 16, 2020) ... Some people are discovering the stumps in the surf line and on the beach at navy crossing. Usually these are covered with sand or under the water in the surf line. When storms or surges erode the beach, the stumps are uncovered and present in the swales
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2021 Annual Inland Bay Clean Up At Masseys Landing

Be Part of the Solution to Pollution in the Inland Bays Aug. 28 Rehoboth Beach, Del. (Aug 12, 2021) — Volunteers with boats are needed to help the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays to remove debris from the Bays during the Annual Inland Bays Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. The effort will focus on the shores along
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Fast Wave Action Is Forming The Beach Cliffs

These beach cliffs or ledges formed in 2019 from the same surf conditions (August 15, 2021) ...The waves pounding the coastline are creating the sand cliffs of Delaware Beaches. Just be careful parking near these. If these collapse you can get really stuck. Back up to the a little beyond the last wrack line. This is happening along
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Weekly Beach Clean Ups Will Resume

September 2nd will be the first beach clean up in nearly a year. It has been a hot minute or ten since we did a full blown beach clean up. DSF has been hosting these for four plus years. Many of our regular volunteers or beach stewards have been taking it upon themselves to get out and do their part on their own. Not Our Trash, But These
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The Remote Cameras Catch A Successful Antares Launch

Media access is always a blast at NASA, but remote access is out of this world. On August 10, 2021 Northrop Grumman’s 16th commercial resupply mission was a successful launch of Antares carrying the Cygnus craft to the International Space Station. To boot, our remote gear had a successful capture of that launch, with all three cameras.
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Best Perseid Meteor Shower Peak In Years

The best meteor shower of the summer started peaking last night. This is the best year to view the Perseids due to little to no moonlight at night. This won't happen again for two years, the moon really washes out the subtle shooting stars. Tonight with up to 85 meteors possible per hour, last night's peak was rough until the clouds finally
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Nao Santa Maria Is Underway To Ocean City

A few hours ago the Nao Santa Maria Departed the Delaware city marina and is head down the Delaware Bay. Ocean City, MD will host the Santa Maria on August 12th to September 5th. According to the Ocean City Town Council who approved her visit with a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Dates are subject to change due to weather and sea
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The Delaware Beach Access Coalition Has A New Tactic

The DBAC has a new tactic, they want to help you the general public, not really. It’s early this morning and the truck is packed for a morning of fishing. Instead of heading out to surf fish, which I haven’t done in months, I’m going to lay out some information that everyone needs to know. For years the Delaware Beach Access Coalition (DBAC)
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Angler Breaks Newly Set Maryland Swordfish Record

Swordfish Record Broken During The 2021 White Marlin Open MD DNR (Aug 10, 2021) ... A New Jersey angler is now the second officially recognized state record holder for swordfish, which he caught in a tournament August 6 at Ocean City.  Jake Bertonazzi broke the state’s nearly two-week-old record for the Atlantic Division with a 318.5-pound
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To Protect And Syrup In Maine

I love maple syrup, and anything made with maple syrup Tyler Jepson started his maple career after he spent a season working at a sugarbush in Jackman, Maine. while attending Unity College for Conservation Law Enforcement. After that season, Tyler was contacted by Kevin and Shelley Bacon, owners of Bacon Farm Maple Products in Sidney,
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Meet The Saltwater Fly Anglers Of Delaware

Want to learn about fly fishing the salt or fly fishing in general? Meet the club. This Wednesday is the annual monthly meeting of the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware. The club meets monthly at the clubhouse in Rolling Meadows. Located behind the Wawa and Home Goods on Route 1 the access road is 71 Gainsborough Dr, Lewes, DE 19958.
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The Nao Santa Maria Replica Is In Delaware City

The Nao Santa Maria Replica is in Delaware City at the marina until Tuesday when she heads to Ocean City, MD. A few days ago the Nao Santa Maria was escorted to the Delaware City Marina Docks by the TowBoat Us Chesapeake City crews. Because when you need to move around a ship like this, you call the best. The Nao Santa Maria is on her
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National Lighthouse Day

August 7th is national lighthouse day An act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers was approved on August 7th, 1789 by Congress.  On the 200th anniversary of the acts' signing. National Lighthouse Day was established, August 7, 1989 by Congress. In 1926 the Cape Henlopen lighthouse, located on
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Antares Has Left The Building

Yesterday NASA ground crews moved Antares out of the assembly building and rolled her to the pad Antares is set to fly on August 10, 2021 at 5:56 PM. The beginning of the launch window. So far weather is fine, but you know how Delmarva weather rolls, changing every fifteen minutes on a whim. This is the 16th commercial resupply
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The White Marlin Open Scales Are Busy

The record white marlin payout has been broken There are a lot of boats headed to the scales right now. Should be a lot of fish to score. A big blue marlin is coming in soon and a few whites headed to the scales. The Knot Stressin' crew went out today in a different boat, and brought a tuna to the scales. Three white marlins hold places
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ASMFC Approves Amendment 2 to the Bluefish FMP

ASMFC Approves Amendment 2 to the Bluefish FMP to Adjust Allocation and Establish a Rebuilding Plan ASMFC (August 6, 2021) ...The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved the Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bluefish: Allocation and Rebuilding Program. The Amendment updates the FMP goals and
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Catching Flounder In The Delaware Surf

There are a couple ways to catch flounder while surf fishing in Delaware Many anglers message us and ask ... I'm doing everything I have read for catching flounder in the surf, why am I not catching? I usually respond ... How many John Skinner videos did you watch? The response is usually, all of them. That man can catch fish and
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Weekend Surf Fishing Conditions

Heading Into A Beautiful Weekend (August 6, 2020) ... Despite the rain Saturday the fishing should be good in the early mornings. The beaches got a little shelved off from the last storm surges. Not to worry, these will flatten out if they haven't already in many spots. Just don't park close to a ledge it can collapse and make for a bad
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Public Meeting: Ocean City Inlet

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating ServicesPublic Meeting: Ocean City Inlet  -- August 17, 2021 MD DNR (Aug 3, 2021) ... You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting Aug. 17 to discuss the Ocean City inlet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural
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Boat Competing in White Marlin Open Sinks

The boat Knot Stressin' was taking on water sixty miles off the coast of Virginia. The Coast Guard out of Virginia came to the rescue as well as the competing boat Fishbone. Huge kudos to the crew of Fishbone for the save. Despite competing in the White Marlin Open, they took the time to help fellow competitors. That is how you do it, pure
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First White Marlin Weighed In At The 2021 WMO was …

The first white marlin has hit the scales and she topped out at 82.5 pounds. The first entry of the 2021 WMO is worth $4.9 million dollars. Caught by Mike Atkinson of Virginia Beach, VA aboard the Fender Bender. 421 boars went out today. Watch the weigh in online via the WMO Marlin Cam. A 51.5 pound Tuna just hit the docks and
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DNREC Dives Into National Water Quality Month

Passage of Clean Water for Delaware Act, Clean Water Initiativefor Underserved Communities Are Reasons for Celebration As the calendar turns to August, Delaware recognizes National Water Quality Month on a tide of momentum from Governor Carney’s signing of the Clean Water for Delaware Act, hailed as landmark legislation for reviving many of the
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National Academies Completes Consensus Study Report on Recreational Fishing Data and Strategies to Support In-season Management

NOAA feature story (July 22, 2021) ... The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has completed a consensus study report, “Data and Management Strategies for Recreational Fisheries with Annual Catch Limits.” NOAA Fisheries appreciates the hard work of the National Academies in conducting a comprehensive study and providing
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NOAA’s Wrecks and Obstructions Database And Viewer

NOAA has this handy online guide for wrecks and obstructions. If you haven't checked this handy tool out it is really helpful to find wrecks and obstructions for boaters and fishing. Even obstructions are good to fish, this is structure and fish hang on structure. Not only for food but protection. Most "structure" eventually becomes a
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Bennets Pier Has been Closed To Driving On

Due to litter, partying, off roading, and destruction of property Delaware Bay beaches are closing There were a few Delaware Bay beaches that you used to be able to drive on and fish or just visit. No tags required, no actively fishing. It was a nice way to relax and fish with little to no company. No state park rules, minus respecting
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White Marlin Open Begins With Record 9 Million Payout

White Marlin Open starts today This morning, like predawn early morning while the world slept. 421 boats headed out of the Ocean City, MD inlet to fish day one of the White Marlin Open. Michael Jordan's boat is entered this year again, the Catch 23 is fishing today. There are a lot of anglers fishing this year in the White Marlin Open
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Does Rehoboth Need These Shark Cages

We keep seeing social media posts about sharks at Rehoboth beach. Lifeguards pulling swimmers. For a four to five foot dusky shark or even a dogfish. Yes a beach was cleared one year for a dogfish, it made the paper. A dogfish nearly four feet long washed up on the beach. Then there was that one year the Rehoboth lifeguards cleared a
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Boca Inlet Full Send Indian River Inlet Style

These boys know how to get through the breakers! Not to be out done by the blue top legend ladies in full send Boca Inlet style. These boys managed an IRI full send last weekend. These guys know how navigate that water with ease and style! Well done gentlemen. Much better than that pontoon boat two years ago.We need to get the Boca
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It’s Time For Crab Larvae Or “Sea Lice”

Lot of sea lice complaints at the Delaware beaches (July 20212) ... It is that time of year again. people complaining about "sea lice" The question is are they actual sea lice or crab larvae (megalops). Ten times out of ten this time of year it is the crab larvae. Sea lice reactions take longer to notice than the crab larvae. It is not
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Great Videos of the Water Spout

Dan Bowman got a great view of the water spout from the VFW in Ocean View today. What a wild experience especially for that one boat that was out there. The continuing storms have more rotation coming so keep your eye on the sky and Delmarvawx. She ran right across the southside of Delaware Seashore State Park. Water Spout Indian River
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Water Spout on Indian River Bay

Todays severe thunderstorm and tornado warning hit the inland bays T.C. Dean was at the VFW in Ocean View and caught the tail end of this water spout on the Indian River bay. More of a big looking twister type rotation on water, but a water spout none the less. Pretty cool to see, if only for a few seconds. You may have to open the video
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First Annual Brandywine ShadFest

Celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine River To celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine river due to dam removal projects. The Brandywine Conservancy and a host of sponsors are having their first annual event. It is great to see these fish back in their native waters after more than a century.
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The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks

The summer meteor showers are happening and soon to peak Delta Aquarid Meteor happens when Earth passes through the stream of debris left behind by the comet 96P/Maccholz. Producing about ten to twenty meteors per hour. The peak is July 28th to the 29th. The radiant area is the constellation Aquarius, near the star Delta Aquarii.
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BOLO For Stolen Delaware Surf Fishing Tag

There have been a lot of stolen Delaware Surf Fishing tags and stickers this year. This is a surf tag theft that will be hard to hide. This is a numbered Delaware Surf Fishing black tag that Delaware State parks auctions off to raise money. The sticker on it is a two year one for 2022. Not the 2019 pictured. I doubt this will be used to
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Pompano Are In Town Check Out This Slob

Somebody tell the Pompano Princess time to come get some! We have been seeing some of the smaller pompano the last few weeks. Yesterday Kevin got a few while snagging that dead whistle pig. Today Alex Tkachuk and the boys were fishing and Cameron Maas landed this slob of a pompano. Lok at the water behind him too, tropical! So is the
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Ethanol Free Fuel Now Available In Sussex County

Boaters can purchase Ethanol Free gas in Sussex County (July 22. 2021) ... For years now boaters, boat mechanics, dealers, and everyone using watercraft haven not only wanted ethanol free gas, but needed it. People would go to Maryland to just purchase this gas if they could. That and beer in a convenience store, because Maryland does
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From Wigs To Whistle Pigs

Kevin gets the snag of the week, twice and it was only Tuesday For once today is not April 1st and you can't make this up. Last weeks catch was a wigKevin ... I was hoping for our first day out it would be just another day surf fishing. Yeah, nope. I loaded up the girls, I wanted to hit the beach for the first time and that east wind
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Flounder Pounder 2021 Canceled

The 2021 Flounder Pounder has been canceled Due to short staffing at Paradise Island the Flounder Pounder has been canceled this year. It isn't easy running a tourney with less people, I know that first hand. That being said I know a guy with a crew that could help run this puppy with ease. Maybe next year gang.
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DNREC Issues Code Orange Air Quality Alert

The Wildfire smoke is creating that haze in the sky. My eyes have been watering for days. This wildfire smoke haze will produce some wild sunsets this evening, possibly into Friday. The sun was easy to0 look at this morning due to the smoke. This form all the wildfires out west. DNREC ... Wednesday, July 21 is a Code Orange Air Quality
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White Creek Dredging Project

Information Session for White Creek Dredging Project to Be Held on July 28 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 28 to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County. The public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Sever weather inbound until tonight. Keep an eye on the sky and your weather apps. Delmarvawx will keep you updated as well in their local current conditions hub Page. Severe Thunderstorm Watch ... NWS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 382 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 110 PM EDT SAT JUL 17 2021 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
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Chesapeake Bay Recreational Striped Bass Closure

Recreational Striped Bass Season Closure Reminder The recreational striped bass season will be closed from midnight July 16 until 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2021 in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.  During the closure period anglers will be prohibited from targeting striped bass, which includes
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The Catch Of The Week Is A …

You never know what you will catch at the beach Last weekend Troy Rabe caught ... a wig. Possibly a weave, but definitely fake hair. "We were freaking out a little bit until we saw the clips, and no head attached to it". Before you ask, yes that is rumored to have happened before. We may or may not have heard of a report about eight
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Summer fishing is in full swing with new species arriving (July 15, 2021) ... If you haven't been outside, we can cut the air with a butter knife now.  Summer time is in full swing. I'm so busy in the DS Custom Tackle warehouse, I haven't seen water in weeks! They don't let us out much this time of year.   No one blew anything up this past
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Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021

We are gearing up for the Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021 The Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021 is on October 1st to the 3rd this year. At the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. It has been a minute with all the covid restrictions, sadly it was safer to postpone the events the past year. Now the expo is back and looking forward to
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Ocean City Tuna Tournament Scales Final Day

Watch the last day of weigh ins for the Ocean City Tuna Tournament today live. The bottom video is the live scales camera the top video is the highlights from the last couple days at the scales on their website.Total Boats: 106Total Purse: $1,019,690 I believe is a new record purse for 2021. Ocean City Tuna Tournament Leaderboard
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Shark Week 2021 Begins

Today is the first day of Discovery Channel's Shark week! Shark week is starting today and lasts until July 17th. I am looking forward to see how it is done this year. Each year is different, some better than others. If you know a great deal about sharks the show is not as exciting. It is geared more for the public not "in the know".
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Bloodworm Shortage Due To Elsa

Elsa didn't blow but she let the bloodworms go There is a shortage of bloodworms due to Tropical Storm Elsa. There was a bit of shortage before the storm anyway. Diggers couldn't get out and supplies were limited already. Call ahead to shops to see if they have bloodworms in stock. Treading Water Bait and Tackle in Milford had
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Bluefish Finally Arrived in Droves

Bluefish where are they? This has been the question of the past couple months. Where are they, why aren't we seeing a lot? Now you know why the creel limits were changed drastically. Their numbers are down. The summer bluefish have finally arrived in Delaware in large numbers. The past months have been random catches at best. Now
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Best Firepits for Surf Fishing

Everyone wants a fire at the beach for night surf fishing Yes you can have a fire on a Delaware State Park drive on Beach, but it can't be ON the sand. It has to be contained in a metal container. (obviously, hello, fire). You can NOT do this on the walk on guarded beaches. We have been surf fishing at night with a nice cook fire for a
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No Parking On The Drive On access

Bikes in parks, will they ever pay their fair share? For years we have asked, why are bikes not regulated to pay a fee in parks like cars? The park's fee isn't an entrance fee to the park, it is a parking fee for vehicles. If it were an entrance fee, everyone in the car would have to pay. You can walk and ride a bike into a Delaware
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Summer Combat Surf Fishing Weekend Inbound

We Don't Give A Flying Flip What You Do On The Beaches So which one are you? The person who actually surf fishes or the one who fakes it? Guess what, we here at DSF don't give a flying flip what you do on the beaches, so long as we and others can actually surf fish. Despite what some may think we really don't care. Mostly because we
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Elsa Before and After

Elsa did blow but let us go If you didn't get a siren on your phone with fifty notifications for a tornado last night are you even living? Combined with every single person posting it on Facebook. It was a busy night for my phone which I put in a drawer at some point and went to bed. I'm laying there thinking if it happens it happens, I
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Killer Fireworks Over Rehoboth Beach This Fourth of July

The fireworks didn't disappoint this year in Rehoboth and neither did Brain Mathew's shots of the show from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park. Seven One Photography is his website and you can purchase his photos. He has some amazing firework shots, and the recent OC Air Show. He has a variety of photo captures he has taken over the
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Summer Slots Are Ready

Every year we get to fish for slots in the Delaware Bay and its tributaries Striped bass fishing has changed up in the Delaware Bay for the summer. It is now striped bass summer slot season. The slot limit for Delaware Bay and its tributaries is 20 – 25 inches and 2 fish per angler per day. The season lasts from July 1 to August 31. Also the
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Delaware’s “Aquaman”

You have seen a few pictures on here from our buddy Merton Briggs, Delaware's "Aquaman". We interviewed him about his exploits a couple years ago. His most recent shot is of a ribbon fish on the retrieve this past week offshore fishing for flounder and sea bass. Ribbon fish .. Merton Briggs He is the only guy I know who does
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Zebco Surf Fishing Tournament Postponed

Due to the incoming storm Elsa we are postponing the Zebco Surf Fishing Tournament. We thought about just standing at the top of trhe Herring Point Buyker parking lot and casting out over the washed out beaches with eight ounce weights.Postponing will also allow us to make a few necessary changes. The new tournament will be virtual and the
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Will Elsa Blow Or Let Us Go

Hunter Outten at Delmarvawx Discusses Tropical Storm Elsa and what we can expect. Hunter like myself knows it is best to be prepared just in case, but never panic. Storm systems change constantly by the time they get to Delmarva. The question always is how bad or worse? Best to just be prepared in case you actually have to deal with worst.
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Vehicle Fire On Assateague

This is why you air down! Last night around 9 PM a Durango caught on fire on the OSV beach on Assateague Island National Seashore's OSV. No idea on the cause, but a good guess is usually not airing down. That is the cause of ninety percent of vehicle fires on drive on beaches. This is also a good reason to carry a fire extinguisher in
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Shark Slumbers In Salisbury

Discovery Channel's Shark Week Blimp pit stopped last night at the Salisbury Airport. It is headed to New York for the start of Discovery Channel's Shark Week on Sunday, July 11th. Not sure of the exact flight path today, but hoping to catch it somewhere along the Delaware coast. Track the shark week blimp live here at Flight Aware. This
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Shark Week Blimp Approaching Delmarva

We are tracking Discovery's Shark Week Blimp as it just passed over Wallops Island and is approaching Chincoteague. We should see it in a couple hours off The Delaware coast. Track the shark week blimp live here at Flight Aware Shark Week blimp current location. The SHARK WEEK blimp will fly over the Delaware Beaches on July
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Cape Henlopen Check The Osprey Cam For Traffic

The Osprey cam is a great way to see if the park is full. Right now the line is to the ferry terminal. Use the Osprey Webcam to see traffic conditions at the main entrance for Cape Henlopen State Park. Cars are turning around as fast as they pull up. There is a steady flow out and that is people being turned around not the park emptying. If
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Sharks Will Fly By Delaware on The 4th of July

The Shark Week Blimp Is Coming To Delaware July 4th Media Alert ... DISCOVERY CELEBRATES SHARK WEEK'S 33RD ANNIVERSARY WITH FIRST-EVER 'SHARK WEEK' BLIMP FLYING OVER DELAWARE BEACHES ON JULY 4 SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns for its 33rd year with bigger sharks and record-breaking breaches on
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Firework Displays This weekend

July 3rd ... Rehoboth Beach fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4th ..July 4th ... Dewey Beach - Off a barge in Rehoboth Bay after dusk Dover: at dusk.; Legislative Hall. Georgetown: Fat Daddy's BBQ & Grille 9:15 p.m.Lewes: 2-10 p.m. 2PM Boat Parade. At dusk, fireworks after dusk off a barge off Lewes Beach. Ocean City: downtown on the beach and
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