Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021

Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021 Dover (Dec 1, 2020) ... Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores.
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The Point Air Station Is Closed

When the pole was pushed back the escaping air dug a big hole. The other day the point's air station was damaged. A vehicle hit one of the posts and pushed the air pipes apart underground. I have no idea when it will be open again. The next closest station is Navy Crossing. You can get there one of two ways. Drive across the walk on
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Surf Fishing Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone hope you all had a great day, despite all the crazy. We spent the morning into the late afternoon beach hopping and surf fishing. It was a skatefest today but it was a good time and we all needed a break. Fishing holidays is awesome, I can't work on a holiday, or that is my excuse anyway. The beach was empty
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Tautog: A Tale From The Rail

Delaware Surf Fishing's Community Cookbook presents ... A Tail From The Rail The crowds are gone and our usual catches have slowed for the summer. Evenings are spent watching anything dealing with fishing and or boating while both me and Christina tie up our much needed toggie rigs. Fishing the inlet and landing a good size tog
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Annual Delaware Surf Fishing Tags Will Go On Sale Soon

I have received about thirty messages a day asking when the 2021 annual surf tags will be available. The Delaware State Parks have a new system they are using to issue permits and surf tags this year. The tag sales will start sometime in mid December and will be announced soon. Parks will be using the same system that they use for the
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Thar Be Seals

We saw our first seal today While looking for a spot to fish, we also were looking for a buddy, we didn't see him. While circling back from the bayside of the point we saw the cormorants feeding that rip. Then I saw a head. Oh cool a seal. Let's sit here set up the lines, that bird just swallowed a huge fish whole, may as well try.
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Heads Up Beach Horseback Riders

Horses are not allowed in no vehicle areas on the park beaches. A rule we never knew existed. While surf fishing the point today we ran into a buddy of ours who is a park ranger and was off duty walking the beach. He asked when the horses went into the PVC fenced area at the point. "That was yesterday we were here why?""Horseback
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Almost Caught A Sea Plane While Surf Fishing Today

Is there are creel on these things and do they taste good? I'm not even sure how I would start cleaning this beast had I landed it. We were at the poin today catching horseshoe crabs and dogfish. While trying to take a picture of a seal. Andrew and John say ... "Hey man you might want to look to your right" ... HOLY ....!!!! ...
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

We keep getting messages, are the migratory striped bass here yet ... No they are not, but there are keepers to be caught. We discuss this every year, twice a year in fact. The striped bass migration works in phases or stages. We are in stage one in Delaware. There may be a few early arrivals for migratory striped bass, the fish don't
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