Deauville Beach Fee Proposal Survey

I'm not a fan of how projects are done at DNREC. You can chalk this up to that list as well. DNREC claims these days they are broke and need more money, we hear that every year. Especially from parks. There is a DNREC proposal out there for increased fees everywhere too, not just parks and this new mess. Pay attention that is coming out soon
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Delaware’s Striped Bass Meeting is Nov 28th

States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Striped Bass Draft Addendum II Arlington, VA – The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Virginia have scheduled hearings to gather public input on Draft Addendum II to Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass, which considers management measures designed to
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Surf Fishing Permits, Annual Passes on Sale Nov. 28

DOVER November 27, 2024 ... The DNREC will begin sales of 2024 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28. Annual passes and surf fishing permits may be purchased at any state park office and DNREC’s Dover campus Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes and permits may also be
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Record Breaking Tidal Flooding Predicted Saturday

Delaware Bay beaches will see possible record breaking tidal flooding Saturday afternoon The National Weather Service is is predicting (possible) record breaking tidal flooding along the Delaware Bay coast line.Bowers Beach, predicted flood level is 8.7 feet during this Saturday afternoon's high tide. The current record is 8.6 feet.This is
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Parks Surf Tag System Update To TFFAC Canceled

Despite this update being canceled everyone should attend this TFFAC meeting to meet your representatives. The public is invited and encouraged, in person and/or virtually, to attend the Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries meeting this September 19th at 6 PM. Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Tuesday September
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Parks To Update TFFAC On Surf Tag Reservation System

The public is invited and encouraged, in person and/or virtually, to attend the Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries meeting this September 19th at 6 PM. Tidal Finfish Advisory Council Meeting 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Tuesday September 19, 2023. The agenda for the meeting has not been posted, however the Chairman Dewayne Fox, reached
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Surf Fishing Ninja Says Point Reopens Friday

DNREC to Reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park Sept. 1 Dover DNREC press release (Aug 29, 2023)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 on Friday, Sept. 1. The bayside
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Recreational Water Advisory Bethany Beach

Type: Recreational Water Advisory Reason: BacteriaLocation: Bethany Beach Start Date: 08/10/2023Start Time: 14:00 End Date: 08/11/2023End Time: 16:30 Description: Recreational Water AdvisoryComments: A water quality advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach following indicator bacterial results which were above the recreational water
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Millsboro Wastewater Spill Closes Indian River Bay to
Recreational Bivalve Shellfish Harvest Through Aug. 24

Dover (August 2, 2023) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has declared an emergency closure for recreational clamming and mussel harvest in Indian River Bay until Aug. 24. DNREC’s mandatory closure protective of public health came after a pump station connected to the town of Millsboro’s sanitary sewer
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Portion of Gordons Pond Closed For Piping Plovers

State and Federal Protection of Piping Plover Nest to Close Portion of Beach at Gordons Pond on Cape Henlopen Dover (June 23, 2023) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today announced that the first piping plover nest discovered at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park since 2016 will result in the
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The Treasure We All Want To Find On Coin Beach

I bought a metal detector a couple years ago. It was cheaper to find the property markers with it, than to pay a survey company. Also, I really wanted a metal detector. So yeah, it was a good excuse. Since then I have used it for all kinds of useful things on the property and exploring for treasure. I'm up to thirty bucks in pocket change,
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Air Quality Alert From Jersey Wildfire

There is a wildfire in New Jersey and the smoke is coming across the Delaware Bay earlier and covering Delaware in a haze of blue smoke. The internet went nuts that it was the Canadian wildfires. it is both. However the thick blue haze outside is form Jersey not Canada. The fires in the great white north have been a issue for a couple weeks
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report May 18, 2023

Fishing has picked up for a variety of species giving anglers more options to target Tautog season is closed and sea bass just opened. Nine days before the season closed a state record tautog was caught. New State Fishing Record Tautog Caught Near Indian River Inlet Confirmed By DNREC Long cast from the beach for the sea bees, but ya
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ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Acts to Support Stock Rebuilding through Emergency Action and Addendum II Initiation

Addendum I Approved to Allow Ocean Commercial Quota Transfers Contingent on Stock Status Arlington, VA – The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved an emergency action to implement a 31-inch maximum size limit for striped bass recreational fisheries, effective immediately for 180 days (through October 28, 2023). This
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 19, 2023

Well look who decided to drop into town recently, the spring gators. We keep saying any day now. Gator bluefish showed up a few plus days ago as random action and still are for the most part. Dave Moor dropped this spring gator bluefish on the beach at Assateague today. The spring skinny gator blues are back in town, how long this will
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 14th 2023

Good to see a new arrival already. The flounder are starting to show up around the inland bays and waterways between. This one hammered a gulp on a bucktail, while the angler was jigging around some structure. This was caught at _____ near the ____, You know the one next to the ______ under the _____ where that guy fell in last year?
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How To Read A Delaware Beach For Surf Fishing

Delaware beaches have unique surf fishing structure, and it is almost nonexistent too. Driscoll Drones got a picture I have been waiting for to show you more about reading the beach. This is Dewey Beach at high tide April 13th at 3 PM. I used a town beach so no one can whine about spot burning. You should fish town beaches too, just
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Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Collapsed April 13, 1926

The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse collapsed on April 13, 1926.  It sat atop the great dune. Due to the fact the dune moved three to five feet a year the collapse was inevitable.  It was built in 1767 and first lit in 1769.   Bill Hicks ... "In 1926 the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse was claimed by the sea. It was no surprise since the Lighthouse Service
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 12 2023

Spring fishing is picking up with an early start of the season. There are migratory striped bass around the Delaware and Inland bays. Seen some quality fish caught around Indian River and Rehoboth Bay the past several days. Fishing the rips off points of land and marsh banks during an outgoing tide. Swim shads or red/white bucktails in
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Flying With Ryan An Aerial Tour Of Cape Henlopen

Ryan Peters has been paragliding for a while now. It's fun to see his pictures taken from above . These are really cool so he said we could share them with you and hopefully some of his future flights. Don't let the title fool you, my feet are on the ground. I'm taking the same aerial tour with you from the comfort of my chair.
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 6th 2023

Time to bang the drum The weather is finally keeping us in spring like fashion. Cool nights and warm days. The ground is warming up too all of my soft plastic critters are roaming the gardens we just tilled, and planted. Seeds have been popping for over a week. There are shad all the way up the Delaware. White perch is and has been
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The Delaware Orca Migration Has Begun In The Ditch

We were just outside of Long Neck, when the call came in from the Masseys toggers. "Your big fish is down here eating all our bait again!" Seems homeboy has gotten a taste for tautog bait. "He has been through here almost daily now begging for sand fleas, green crabs, and white leggers. He won't do any tricks either. Stoopid fish just
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The Northern Lights Seen From Delaware

We saw the Aurora Borealis the other night from Delaware a rarity for sure These pictures were a collaborative effort. I screwed up my focus and Mike Givens fixed it later. Hunter Outten for the heads up to get myself (ass) and camera outside and look north. I saw the aurora alert earlier that day and blew it off. We never get a good
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Meet Abra-Clam Lincoln

Abra-clam Lincoln is a recently found quahog clam, yes the same clam shells we find along the Delaware beaches. The worn chips of the quahog clam are used as beads called wampum. This particular clam is very old. The clam was discovered by one of the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab’s AmeriCorps members, Blaine Parker, over Presidents’ Day
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Wampum

Wampum is a type of traditional Native American currency that consists of small cylindrical or tubular beads made from quahog shells. These shells are commonly found along the eastern coast of North America and were used by many different tribes as a form of exchange for goods and services. Wampum was an important aspect of Native American culture
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Contractor’s Long-Delayed Start Leads to Pause in DNREC’s White Creek Dredging Project for Environmental Restrictions

Priority Project Must Now Wait Until Fall Before Dredging Can Resume Dover March 9, 2023 .. DNREC Press Release ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that, due to contractor delay, the White Creek priority dredging project in Sussex County will not be completed this season. The project was
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report March 9, 2023

Get your surf fishing gear ready fish are on the move. Spriiiiinnnnngggging into fishing! Sorry it has been a hot minute since we did a fishing report. The winter has kept us busy elsewhere with work and we had to fix this website from a few "issues". Always good when you find the right people to help out with those issues. Even if
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New Delaware Artificial Reef Guide Now Available

The new 2023-2024 Delaware Reef Guide covering Delaware’s artificial fishing reefs in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean is now available. Dover (March 3, 2023) .. Published by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the updated guide includes artificial reef program history and the value of the reef program to the
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Delaware State Parks Fee Season Begins March 1

Delaware State Parks Fee Season Begins March 1 The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2023 entrance fees will be in effect starting Wednesday, March 1 through Nov. 30. State park entrance fees for vehicles registered in Delaware are $4 at inland parks and $5 at
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Fenwick Island Drive On Private Beaches Coming Soon

Well played Beach Coalition, you finally got what you wanted, GOLF CLAP all around. For years you've spent tens of thousands of dollars lobbying the state to keep trucks off the beaches in front of your houses. Getting on the surf tag committee to "help" as a stakeholder was a brilliant, smooth move. I've seen you all in action in other
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Kent County Recreational Representative for State of Delaware TidalFinfish Advisory Council Position Is Open

From the desk of Dewayne Fox, Chairman of The Tidal Finfish Advisory Council (TFFAC). This council provides non-binding guidance to DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife on issues of tidal fisheries management. The TFFAC is comprised of one recreational and commercial representative from each county (6 total) with me as the Chair. We meet on at
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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Delaware Hybrid Public Hearing Dec. 15 on Atlantic Striped Bass Management Plan Draft Addendum I

DNREC 12/14/22 .... The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a public hearing in hybrid format – to include a Delaware in-person venue – from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 to gather public input on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan Draft
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Public Hearing and Extension of the Public Comment Period to the Proposed Rule to List Queen Conch Under the Endangered Species Act

From NOAA November 9, 2022 ... NOAA Fisheries will hold a virtual public hearing and reopen the public comment period related to the proposed rule to list the queen conch as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since the hearing will be held online, the public can join by internet or phone regardless of location. The
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Blood Moon 2022 The Full Beaver Moon Lunar Eclipse

That was the last full lunar eclipse until 2025. Every time it is a little different. I've been up every day for the Antares launch the past two days so getting up early for the blood moon wasn't much of a problem. The fact I am ready to drop at 9 PM is a problem. Sleep is overrated right? I got up at 4 am walked outside looked at the
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New DSP Surf Tag Program To Be Announced This Afternoon

The news stations just called for interviews to ask our reaction about the new surf tag program. which apparently is being announced today, we were just informed ... around 1 PM. They will be here at 2 PM for my reaction. HaaaahaaaahaaaaaaaStay tuned .. No one knows how they are going to announce this either BTW Yeah ... I can't wait to hear my
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Hurricane Sandy The Super Frankenstorm Hit 10 Years Ago

October 28 2012, it was 10 years ago today. She started out as Frankenstorm the potential Halloween Hurricane. I get a picture from a friend of mine on the morning of the 28th. This is a giant wave in Hatteras right now, you are going to get hammered in several hours. I was house sitting at Broadkill beach. I took one look at that storm surge
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DNREC Works Into Fall on Beach Nourishment Projects

Dover (October 14, 2011) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is set to continue beach nourishment along the Delaware Bay when the DNREC Shoreline and Waterway Management Section begins a month-long project Monday, Oct. 17 at Pickering Beach in Kent County that will bring some 3,500 cubic yards of sand trucked
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Coastal Flood Advisory For Sussex County Till Monday

Oct 1, 2022 ... Sussex County is in a flood advisory, that means it is going to flood but not bad enough for a warning (yet). The inland bays are stacked with water and full. Each high tide will get a little worse. Monday night's high tide should be the highest over normal. We are looking to at least Tuesday morning for higher than usual
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Menhaden Reduction Fleet Off Lewes Beach

The Reduction fleet is in town, off of Lewes beach. I assume fishing the Delaware bay. Though they have to stay out of the EEZ these menhaden reduction fleets can fish the mouth of the Delaware Bay. You can follow their movement on the Marine Traffic app. When the planes show up to spot fish, those are tracked on the flight apps. The
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DNREC Recreational Water Advisory Rehoboth Beach

Recreational Water Advisory .... Reason: BacteriaLocation: Rehoboth-Rehoboth Ave Beach Rehoboth-Virginia Ave BeachStart Date: 09/07/2022Start Time: 2:30 PMEnd Date: 09/08/2022End Time: 4:30 PM Description: Recreational Water AdvisoryComments: A water quality advisory has been issued for Rehoboth-Rehoboth Ave Beach following bacterial
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Joe’s 42 Dodge Surf Rat Rod

I drove out to the point on Friday to meet some people, drop some gear off for three time because he is that special. I dDecided to drive the whole point, because I forgot to ask where they were and assumed a usual spot, Nope instead this rat rod was in that spot. So I jumped out of my truck and asked "Can I take a picture of that beautiful
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Current Water temperatures From Upwelling

The upwellings every summer create much cooler water conditions along the coast and into the bays. More so this summer than the past years. Between tides, it is the most noticeable around the bays and some beaches. Over ten degree temperature fluctuations in Masseys ditch, according to the USGS survey station. It is making the fishing a little
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These Three Beaches Under A Recreational Water Advisory

DNREC monitors the waters off the beaches, it tests for levels of Enterococci bacteria. This is at all guarded, and some unguarded, public beaches during the swimming season (summer). Today Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach-Dagsworthy, and Rehoboth-Rehoboth Ave Beach. All three of these town beaches have high levels of Enterococci bacteria. DNREC ..
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Saturday’s Shooting Star Trifecta

The early Perseids are arriving, the Delta Aquarids peak Saturday night and the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower is in town and will peak soon. The Delta Aquarids peak this Saturday around midnight to early dawn is the best "peak" shower we will have for summer. If you saw that big greenie last night it was probably an early Delta fireball
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Salps The Clear Blobs Washing Up On The Beach

The salps (salpae, or salpa) are back and washing up on the beaches. Not in huge numbers yet. One year they were so thick in the surf your lines would get coated up with them and make it all the way to your reel. It was slimy. then dried up and crusty. Especially with braided line. They can clog up line to the point you are cutting it off and
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Summer Striper Slot Season Starts

The best tasting striped bass are the shorts, and we get to catch and keep them in the summer. Only in the Delaware Bay and her tributaries are legal. From July first to August thirty-first anglers can catch and keep one striped bass at 20 to 25 inches. The tributaries are any that run into the Delaware Bay; Broadkill River and Canary creek
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surf Angler Water Rescue At Cape Henlopen Last Weekend

A man was rescued before he drowned by beach goers last weekend. June 2022 ... Day one of 'school's out for the summer' and Christina, Sandy (the beach dog), and I head up to Herring Point to fish with the Bluefish Slayer, Suzanne Martin. We spend the day catching up, and telling stories. Next to the rocks (navy jetty) we see a little
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Air Down More For The Soft Sand

If the beach feels worse than usual take out more air Faithful steward crossing to coin beach used to be real bad, now it's worse. That has been very loose sand ever since Sandy. Literally a guaranteed area to get stuck, even aired down if you aren't careful. At 16 psi it is no problem, 20 psi it is rough. The fuel truck blew through
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Coastwide Bloodworm Shortage Use Fishbites Instead

There is a coast wide bloodworm shortage. Long story short the suppliers can't collect enough for the demand due to many issues. Dave Beebe owner of Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle posted yesterday ... "Sheepscot River Bait of Woolwich, Maine. Brian is the owner, and with 35 years of experience under his belt, when he tells you something,
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Delaware Seashore State Park OSV Crossing Update

The three northern DSSP OSV (Over Sand Vehicle) accesses are still closed. It is understandable why Key Box, Conquest, and Faithful Steward beaches are closed once you walk the entire beach. The beach has levels and these are too thin near the dunes to drive during high tide. In some spots a spring or lunar tide will flood the beach to the
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report June 2, 2022

Lot of fish have arrived for catching Most of Delaware Seashore State Park drive on beaches are still closed. Navy surf fishing crossing will be closed for a while most likely. Walking on and fishing these beaches is amazing, you are all alone most of the time if you don't mind walking. Delaware Walk On Surf Fishing Locations The fog the
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Crews Work to Contain Fire on Barge in Delaware Bay

DNREC Onsite to Assess Possible Environmental Impacts Local emergency responders have been working into the afternoon today to contain a fire aboard a cargo barge in Delaware Bay approximately nine miles off the coast of Port Mahon. Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
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White Shark In Wicomico River Was A False Ping

Another Ocearch white shark went land shark over the weekend. The OCEARCH shark tracker pinged a white shark in the Wicomico River over the weekend. This was a false ping. It happens on occasion. False signals are usually crossed signals from GPS transmitters in airplanes and cell phones. Now we have a flying shark headed inland that
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DO NOT drive through the wet sand

The Quicksand is on the ocean side of the swale So we keep saying do not park in or drive through swales. We thought it went without saying not to try to drive between the swale and the ocean, especially do not try to cross the drain (cut). In the wettest sand possible out there besides driving into the ocean. These fellows are
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Shipwreck at Cape Henlopen Pictures

The exposed shipwreck bottom at Cape got a little beaten up There is an old shipwreck buried in the beach of the Harbor of Safe Refuge in Cape Henlopen State Park. Just below the point comfort station walk over access. It was exposed a few years ago during a storm. Parks roped off the area for people's protection. Those iron spikes
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The Beaches Look Amazing Not Damaged

A surf angler and surfer will tell you these beaches look wonderful now. Usually we get nor'easters in winter, the beaches get rearranged, then DNREC and the towns "fix" the mess and we never see the structure again. Not this time! I know the beach towns are upset and want sand for hightide and tourists. They are not allowed to
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Navy Crossing’s cypress knees and stumps Exposed

(May 12, 2022) ... Every heavy storm surge exposes the cypress knees and stumps on the drive on beach at navy crossing just below the great dune. Usually a few are exposed in the tide pools, as the waves dig out around the cypress knees' root system. The root systems are complex and hold fast. Cypress knees and stumps exposed by the
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May’s Full Blood Flower Super Moon Weekend Is Clear

After a good spring bor'easter we like to have an old fashioned super blood moon at the beach. The lunar eclipse this weekend is the only one we will see in North America this year. This is also a faster lunar eclipse, only lasting two hours. Which is great considering some of the times these start and last into the late twilight
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BOLO Oyster Cages BOLO

Inland Bay Oyster Farms Survived A Beating As the bor'easter's conditions continue. One group is still working on seeing if they have any damage today, well how much damage at this point. Oyster farmers around the inland bays prepped their farms for storm damage and surge. That always helps, but a couple cages always break loose, it is
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Walked The Old Inlet Bridge Road Today On The Beach

Nor'easters Always Expose All Kinds Of Treasures The nor'easter continues to eat away at the beaches, each high tide. Some of the old access road for the last Charles W Cullen bridge was buried in the dune after Sandy. Some of it is exposed now on the beach surface. Be careful if you trip, it's your own asphalt. Black Sand On
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Striped Bass Catching Weather Inbound

Storm and overcast conditions are perfect for surf fishing for larger striped bass Unless you live under a shell, the striped bass run has been underway for a while now. One thing that annoys Delaware surf anglers. The striped bass rarely run our beaches in blitz conditions like Jersey. We rarely see a blitz, mostly because no one is
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NOAA Delaware’s Weather and Outdoor Activity Survey

NOAA wants to give you two dollars to fill out this survey. I've never received one of these in the mail, but I hear about them a lot. Usually in the form of people asking is this for real. Ken Conner ...."Afternoon rich. Unsure if you have any knowledge of this but just got it in the mail and it asks about saltwater fishing a lot in the
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Brandywine Shadfest 2022

Brandywine Shadfest 2022 Press release .... Join us on Sunday, May, 22, 2022 for the 2nd Annual ShadFest, a FREE family-friendly celebration of the Brandywine River and the return of the American shad! Kick-off the morning with the ShadRun 5K race through Brandywine Park. (Walking is welcomed)REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/shadrun5k\ WHEN:
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TFFAC Surf Tag Update You Missed

The vehicle capacity of Delaware State Park drive on beaches is a mind-blowing 2,800 to 4,000 vehicles. The other night the Tidal Finfish Advisory Council TFFAC was presented with data and facts from the secretary of DNREC and director of state parks. There was not a lot of people in attendance, only 60 sent in emails. Odd
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Migratory Spawned Out Striped Bass On The Move

Migratory striped bass once spawned out are spring skinny All of your seasoned striped bass anglers are familiar with these fish in many ways from baits, and habits all the way to physiology. The newer anglers are still learning. If you want to know whether you have a striped bass laden with eggs or not, the difference is very obvious.
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Easter Weekend Canal Flounder

Adam Aguado caught this keeper summer flounder over Easter weekend. It was nearly 18 inches. Way to go mon, first one of the year for us and in that crap weather last weekend "Weather was rough, tried a lot of places, and I had to really work my butt off for em, first one was a keeper. ". Jigging Gulp and softies. The new summer
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 22, 2022

Time to hit that twenty four hour soak, the chessy girls are arriving The weather snapped and tried to kill us, but the fishing only dropped a bit for a couple of days. It hadn't really amped up heavily yet, but even the south slowed down. It is back on track. Fish on the "run", really don't care at that point. They either slow down or
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Maryland Announces 2022 Summer Flounder Limits

MD DNR April (2022) ... The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the 2022 summer flounder fishery. This notice supersedes all notices effective prior to April 18, 2022 affecting the 2022 summer flounder fishery. SEASON The season is open January 1, 2022 through
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Dolphin And Wahoo Changes Effective May 2nd, 2022

NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to Catch Levels, Sector Allocations, Accountability Measures, and Management Measures for Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic NOAA BULLETIN ... Key Messages: NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for Amendment 10 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic (Dolphin
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How Old Is Your Black Drum

(April 2022) ... We all like catching big fish, but sometimes that big fish could be older than the angler. Letting these fish go to help increase breeding stocks is the main bonus, not eating a thirty year old fish is the other. People would be surprised just how old some of these fish get. Black Drum are starting to hit in the surf in Delaware
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Flying Ship Off Rehoboth Beach

That crazy mirage type thang is happening, Fata Morgana Love the crazy stuff you see at the coast. Fata Morgana being one of my favorites. We have an inversion layer off Rehoboth Beach. Fata Morgana creates a floating ship off Rehoboth Beach April 15th .. photo by Laura Cook This phenomenon is called Fata Morgana, a type of
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report April 15th 2022

The fish species variety is picking up as are the catches. It's been a hot minute of nothing but white perch and the winter fish. Then things warmed up a bit and the short striped bass started schooling and feeding heavier several weeks ago. That has been fun, but we always want more action. Warmer weather makes for longer days to
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Celebrate Earth Day with Marsh Madness

Salt Marsh Tours at the Aquatic Resources Education Center Dover (April 13, 2022) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites the public to celebrate Earth Day 2022 by visiting a tidal salt marsh, one of the most amazing ecosystems on earth. DNREC’s Aquatic Resources Education Center will host a special
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US Windfarm Fishing Facts For Anglers

The windfarms will benefit fishing with huge reef structures. A couple Wednesdays ago, I attended a briefing for Delaware recreational fishermen given by US Wind. Most of you are familiar with Orsted aka Skipjack, who has the offshore wind lease area that’s off the coast of Delaware. US Wind owns the rights to a lease area that stretches from
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Charles W Cullen Bridge Lit Up Orange

DelDOT is throwing out their own colors on the Charles W Cullen bridge lights in recognition of Work Zone Safety Awareness week. This the politest way to say slow the hell down to motorists, in the road side work zones. We have tons of roadwork around Delaware and it gets frustrating. Let the workers have their space. Charles W Cullen
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Orca Migrates Through Lewes Canal

I was looking on the Lightship Overfalls Live Webcam in Lewes, Delaware Just to check the tide, weather, water conditions and wouldn't you know it. The orca migration has started. I spotted one moving through the Lewes Canal , near the Lightship Overfalls. Murder pandas are on patrol looking for some fun. Orca seen migrating through the
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DNREC Adds “Facilities” To The Sandbars

A new pilot program, "Cousin Eddie" has been initiated by DNREC The weekend crowds at the sandbars in Rehoboth Bay have motivated DNREC to put some facilities out there. The trash and dog poop is easy enough, they said the water washes that away each tide. But they feel some facilities are needed to cut down on human waste in the water.
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DNREC’s New Sandbar Tag

After seeing the ridiculous amount of money parks is pulling off beaches. DNREC decided may as well monetize the sandbars. Since everyone wants to park and we need money for facilities. We decided to make this sand bar tag. This will help us pat for officers ot patrol the bars and facilities for all that recycled beer. Taking a page from
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You Can Ride Stifler’s Mom In Lewes

Mrs. Robinson Redux, Stifler's Mom, the original cougar is offering rides in Lewes You never know what you will see at the docks in any marina, USA. Lewes, Delaware is no exception, from fish carcasses nailed to posts, distance peeing contests in the canal after a night of drinking (fire chief won that one), and now we have ... riding
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Invasive Nutria Collection Boxes

If you have seen any of these weird looking boxes floating in marsh areas. These were placed by the USDA Wildlife Services for invasive nutria studies. The boxes have a wire array that collect hair samples as a nutria, muskrat, otters etc. pass through. "The nutria (Myocastor coypus), a large, semi-aquatic rodent native to South America,
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Birder Citizen Scientists Sought By DNERR

Help Document Bird Species at Delaware Reserves Citizen Science Project at Blackbird Creek and St. Jones Runs Through 2022 The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is encouraging visitors to help with a data collection project by documenting the species of birds they see while visiting the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves.
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Sewer Break Discharges Wastewater into Christina River

DNREC (March 24, 2022) ... The New Castle County Department of Public Works repaired a force main break, which caused wastewater to overflow and spill into the Nonesuch Creek and Christina River. The overflow occurred when the force main ruptured near 419 Old Airport Road in New Castle. The wastewater spill was reported to the Delaware Department
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BOLT-2 Sounding Rocket Bolts Off The Pad

Sounding rockets are sick fast. I think it hits velocity before it lights. You know those bottle rockets from the 80's with the paper fuses that would cook your finger before you got the lighter away. Just like those. Yes, I'm that old. These sounding rockets just rip off the pad, like a rocket. Derp. BOLT-2 Sounding Rocket blasts off
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Safeguard Your Surf Tags and Stickers From Theft

Stolen surf tags and stickers increased as surf tag sold out earlier each year First off if you are stealing a surf tag or sticker it is useless. The sticker now matches the license plate of the vehicle. The best way to safeguard the sticker is to slice it a little with a razor blade. After you put the sticker on the tag, not before. If
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The Ell Series surf tags are finally Shipping

If you haven't received your surf tag yet, check your account status on your Delaware State Parks Reserve America account just sign in. There is a shipping status for your account. It is possible much like this one, that the L shaped tags are harder to mail. No idea why some are taking so long. based on the looks of this one, it was shot out
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Free Parking For Fishing In Lewes May End

Lewes Town Council Has Knew Parking Charges Proposed The Roosevelt inlet is a host to a variety of fish species and is a popular fishing spot for many shore anglers. Looking for summer flounder, striped bass, northern pufferfish, bluefish, croaker, spot, and all the summer favorites. Cast netting for mullet, baitfish, and bunker moving
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House Bill 197 To Add Fees To Surf Tags and Park Passes

There is a Bill in Dover, that has passed the house already. Introduced last year. Proposing to add a fee or service charge to agents issuing surf tags. For example a bait shop as an agent is paid a dollar to take your info and issue a Delaware recreational fishing license. Personally I think that fee is way too low for the work involved.
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Hundreds Of Dead Bunker Lining the Delaware Coastline

These fish are dead, but not just from a low oxygen kill During the warm up many people were seeing a lot of dead fish on the beaches. These are bunker, or menhaden. The comments on social media local pages are hilarious. Just because it looks blue doesn't make it a bluefish kids. Use our Delaware Fish ID page to help with that we
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Port Mahon Fishing Pier Reopened

DNREC Reopens Port Mahon Fishing Pier After Emergency Repairs Dover (March 7, 2022) ... The Port Mahon Fishing Pier has been reopened after completion of emergency repairs, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Dave Okonewski fishing Port Mahon pier The pier, located off Port
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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Virtual Delaware Public Hearing on Striped Bass Management Plan

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a virtual public hearing for Delaware regarding Draft Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Striped Bass management plan on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m., the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Atlantic coastal states from Maine through Virginia have
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Antares Sends NG 17 Into Orbit

Remote Cameras Catch A Difficult Shot Saturday, February 19th at noonish, NASA lit a candle. Antares headed towards space to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Another successful resupply mission for NASA, Northrop Grumman, and The Wallops Island Flight Facility Crew. Congratulations to all for a successful launch. Due
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Check Your Delaware Surf Fishing Tag Shipment Status

We keep getting messages and posts to the group page. When are surf tags shipping? If you ordered your tag online, which the entire planet did in four hours. Then you can check your account status on your Delaware State Parks Reserve America account just sign in. There is a shipping status for your account. Notifying you when your Delaware
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The Charles W Cullen Bridge Scene Is Green

Many Are Asking Why Is The Indian River Inlet Bridge Green (February 14 2022) ... The Charles W Cullen bridge is usually blue at night. The color is intended to not harm or interfere with wildlife, specifically bats. Before the Super Bowl weekend, the lights were switched to green. No one knew why. We have been sitting around the office all
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Governor’s Office Seeks Nominees for Delaware’s Obligatory Seat on Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

(Dover Jan 7, 2022) ... The Office of Governor John Carney is seeking candidates to be nominated for Delaware’s Obligatory Seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC). For consideration as a nominee by the Governor for submission to and selection by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a candidate must be a
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Delaware State Parks Requests Public input On Surf Tags

(Feb 2, 2022) ... Delaware State Parks wants your input on surf tag issues. Email the PR department, Shauna McVey shauna.mcvey@delaware.gov let them know your thoughts and ideas. They are waiting to hear from all of you. This is the only way you will get any reaction. Social media is just a sounding wall. You are wasting your time and ours
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31st Annual Beach Grass Planting Signs ups

31st Annual Beach Grass Planting will be held on March 19, 2022 (DNREC Jan 31, 2022) ... Hello! We are planning the 31st Annual Beach Grass Planting! Our efforts this year will be focused on areas where dune repairs were made and to fill in other areas in need of grass.  Prior to COVID each March since 1990, many dedicated volunteers have
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The web cam views are erie Looking

All of the beach web cams are fogged up and covered in snow, adding a neat effect to the scene. Screenshots look dope of the Ocean City pier. Lightship Overfalls Live Webcam Lewes, Delaware Cape Henlopen Check The Osprey Cam For Traffic Indian River Inlet web cam Rehoboth Beach web cams …Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk web camRehoboth
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2022 Blizzard Morning

We have a little over a foot of snow on the ground (crunchy rain flood) out here in the countryside of Sussex county. There are three to four foot snow drifts all across the property. At least the trees aren't caked with snow. I'm worried less about losing them to wind. The last snow took out enough trees. Powdery, blowy snow is much
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State of Emergency, Level 2 driving restriction issued in Kent and Sussex Counties; Driving warning issued for New Castle County

WILMINGTON, Del. – In preparation for a severe winter storm (blizzard warning) to impact the State of Delaware, Governor John Carney on Friday issued a State of Emergency in Kent and Sussex counties, and authorized the Delaware National Guard to assist state and local officials with any necessary response and recovery. Governor Carney also
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Check The blizzard Conditions on the beach web cams

There are a lot of beach webcams you can use to check conditions. Not just roads, but beaches and the surrounding attractions. Asmu7ch as I want to go explore in the snow tomorrow it might be just a bit too deep. Next up. Can you drive in the snow on a drive on beach? The real question is why would you want to? Lightship Overfalls Live
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Winter Storm Warning

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM ESTSATURDAY… (NWS Jan 27, 2022)Winter Storm Warning ... Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington-Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach,
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Frozen Food Fight

These two eagles were having a discussion over the one eagle's catch. This happened on Millsboro pond in front of about a hundred cobra chickens (Canadian geese). Which seemed pleased they were not the target lunch for the moment. No fish for you!! You may test that assumption at your convenience. Once it was decided he wasn't
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2022 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing

The 2022 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing is now available online. The booklets or paper copies will be available until late February. https://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/ New Rules and Featured information anglers need to be aware. 2021 Records: The Atlantic Swordfish state record was broken twice.You don’t have to have a
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Indian River Inlet Wall Scheduled To Be Fixed

Army Corp Of Engineers to fix inlet jetty This has been a long time coming. Constant storms and erosion have slowly created this damaged area of the Indian River inlet for years. As it got hammered more by storm surges, it got worse and worse faster. This popular fishing section of the north Indian River Inlet jetty wall has been closed
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Ninety Nine Ghost Crab Pots Out Of the Water

The Ghost Crab Pot Round Up Day Two and Final Delaware Sea Grant and the University of Delaware with the help of the Center For The Inland Bays gathered at Warwick Park on Monday for the last day to remove more ghost crab pots. Thirty five were collected on Monday. Diamond back terrapin found alive in a ghost crab pot. there were 12
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12 days of Surf Tagmas

On the first day of Surf TagmasMy state park sent to meA pack of Fishbites sand flea On the Second day of Surf TagmasMy state park sent to meTwo diamond jigsAnd a pack of Fishbites sand flea On the Third day of Surf TagmasMy state park sent to meThree bunker pensTwo diamond jigsAnd a pack of Fishbites sand flea On the Fourth day of Surf
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Lewes Has A New Webcam

Check out the Lewies Canal on the Lightship Overfalls Live Webcam Watch the Lewes canal live from the Lightship Overfalls docked in Canal park in Lewes, Delaware. The webcam pans around the canal and the park from the top fo the ship. Zooming in on the Lewes Town docks, and the drawbridge over the Lewes Canal. I'm watching the tug boat
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Delaware State Park Surf Fishing Tags Go On Sale On …

At the Delaware Advisory Council On Tidal Finfisheries meeting tonight. DNREC announced that there will be a press release going out at some point. Surf fishing tags will start going on sale or issued on February 1, 2022. The usual sale mechanisms will be in place for issuing tags; online and offices or vendors.. However covid restrictions
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Ghost Crab Pot Round Up Day One

Ghost crab pots are a hazard around the inland bays If you've never had the pleasure of your day ruined by snatching up a ghost crab pot with your lower unit, then are you even boating around the inland bays? Ghost crab pots are not only a boating hazard they are detrimental to aquatic life. Especially diamond back terrapins. One
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