Delaware Fishing Report Weekend Wrap Up

Great weekend for fishing once Hurricane Dorian’s Storm Surge Calmed Down.

Saturday turned out much better than was expected. The surf was rough from Hurricane Dorian storm surge, but people were catching fish. Sunday was even better, still big waves, but fishing was not too bad either. Not everyone caught fish but that is the case every time people fish. Someone always gets the skunk. Fish don’t exactly cooperate all the time. Best thing to do is go with little expectations so you have a better day. Seriously, it is like jinxing yourself, or playing with Murphy’s Law.

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The waves on Saturday were still big and fast.

A lot of people have been targeting pompano, they are out there in numbers, but can be hard to target. They eat just about everything all the smaller fish prefer. Fishbites bloodworms have caught many pompano. Shrimp is the preferred bait anglers use in Florida. Pompano have been caught in Delaware waters on a variety of baits, not one has been the best. Fishbites have been producing the most. “We spent all day targeting pompano and only got blues all day. I had all the fixings ready to grill up a pompano” … Justin Webb.

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Ben and Natalie with their dad Mark Thornton showing off their pompano

We were on the opposite end of Herring Point and we got a few pompano on Saturday and Sunday. Seems the blues were south of us we caught pompano, huge croaker, and spot most of the day. A few tiny lizard fish, and dogfish. The boats had a rough time getting out this weekend but Sunday many were able to head out.

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Pompano caught by the Thornton family on DS Custom Tackle and Fishbites bloodworms at Fenwick Island surf fishing
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Pompano caught by the Thornton family on DS Custom Tackle and Fishbites bloodworms at Fenwick Island surf fishing
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The surf fishing has been good this year and despite the Hurricane Dorian storm surge anglers did well and didn’t have to deal with flooded beaches. Parks opened all the closed beaches by late Saturday morning. Northside beach took another serious hit but DNREC crews were rebuilding that today. Nor’easter season is coming.

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Croaker are big off the surf.

The beaches are flat and the surf looks like Assateague Island and the Jersey shore. The beaches will recover and the sand will build back up by wave action. Some of the surf fishing beaches have a very wide wash area. That will fill back in soon enough.

The rocky areas are numerous and full of sea glass, killer cuts to fish as well.

Look in the rocky areas for sea glass, it was literally laying all over the place. Every wave would stir the rocks and reveal more glass and treasures. We walk around in circles, in the rocks looking for glass while we fish.

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Beach Combing was easy sea glass laying all over the place. I found this true blue piece immediately.

Fall weather fishing is coming but in the mean time we have a couple of warm weeks ahead of us. There are more storms in the Atlantic we may have to deal with in two weeks. We are keeping an eye on that with the Foot’s forecast crews. The inland bay fishing has been fun and producing a lot of short striped bass. Great action. The croakers at the Indian River Inlet are huge. More on that in a day. I have some fishing to do now that I am back on the road.

Fish On!
Rich King

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