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Reel Tails are fishing stories submitted by our readers for your enjoyment. Anyone is welcome to submit a fishing tail of their adventures.

Twelve Months Of Fishing

Twelve Months Of Fishing Fish Gut Friday by Suzanne Martin So here we are, end of 2017, and it's cold ... very cold.  Makes me dream of warmer days, sunsets getting later (which they actually are right now!) ,and of course ... fishing. I was looking back on the past year, and thinking of some of the highlights of many days…
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Fish Gut Friday

Fish Gut Friday By Suzanne Martin So Rich has asked me to produce another Fish Gut Friday story, great ... I really have no fish guts to report of.  While it looks like boat fishing for Sea Bass and Taug has been awesome, and a few stripers  have been caught mostly off boats, and a few in the surf, I personally have not been out…
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Surf Fishermen Are Crazy

This is the first installment for ... Fish Gut Friday ... by Suzanne Martin Surf Fishermen Are Crazy I have fished Delaware waters most of my life, either from land or boat. My dad was the owner of a twenty-four foot center console Sterery with a ninety horsepower Johnson outboard. We fished seventeen years on that boat, then it was…
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What Makes A Good Fishing Spot

I am often asked “What makes a good fishing spot”… My reply is usually something like “Fish where the fish are, because you can’t catch what isn’t there”. I’m not being a jerk I’m telling the truth! Generally speaking, I want to see 3 things in a fishing spot. The first thing is a moving tide or current. The next thing I want to see is some…
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Fishing The Millpond Weeds

Summer time fishing in the millponds around Delaware and Eastern Shore of Maryland means one thing: Weeds! A place where you were nailing staging, pre-spawn bass on a suspending jerkbait with two treble hooks in the Spring becomes choked with weeds come mid-July. Hydrilla up growth, floating weed mats, Lily pads…you name it.  The area millponds…
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Kayak Fishing The Pier

Any day fishing is a good day in my book. I get excited every time, waking up early, getting all my gear ready. My name is Jason Schuster and I grew up and still live in Newark, Delaware. I've been fishing, crabbing, and hunting all my life. The plan for today was to head down to the Cape Henlopen fishing pier and meet up with my buddy Gage. I…
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Redemption

“Redemption”   By Ethan Henry Well it’s that time of the year that’s the worst for most of us fishermen. The air is cold and crisp the, the rods are up to dry, there is not many fish biting and our minds are left wondering about the big one that got away. For some, they just get over it. For others it will drive them crazy. For me…
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Name Your Fish For Fun

Name Your Fish For Fun By ... Kevin Blouch I was involved in a family fishing tackle business all my life.  We sold saltwater tackle too, but I was 3 hours away from the ocean in Reading Pa. I listened to tales from the customers and became obsessed and dreaming of fishing in the ocean or any saltwater.  So I did.  Nobody ever showed me, I…
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Hot Doggin For Cats

Most people who know our family know that fly fishing is more than a hobby at our house. Even my wife who doesn’t fish appreciates the recharge that a day on the water gives everyone under this roof. Our 3-year-old is hooked and can cast a fly rod and tie a mean crane fly. Even the dog can sit patiently on a rock watching for a trout to take a…
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