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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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,