Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Surf Fishing in Delaware is Producing Some New Arrivals

(May, 8, 2021) … Been a few good days in the surf for many people actually surf fishing. Delaware is producing Burrfish now and weakfish, the state unicorns are in the surf. The smaller spike trout size. I’ve seens some bruisers form Jersey back bays in he 8 pound range.
Large migratory striped bass are still making an appearance. The cold snap is helping keep the beaches a little clearer with ample space to surf fish. It isn’t good beach drinking weather.

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Suzanne Martin landed a Burr fish at Cape Henlopen State Park today.

Bluefish are showing up in the four “ish” pound range. No love from the big gators and we don’t expect to see them like the past few years again. There was a school rolling through the Lewes canal no idea which hey went. Jersey is seeing some gator blue action, but again, nothing like in years past. We are back to traditional spring action.

Look for passing bunker schools and hope some blues or striped bass are on them. Some blue fish are mixed in with the striped bass at the Indian River Inlet and other sots on he beaches. Lots of short bass all over the beaches.

Dave Moore nailed three nice sized migratory striped bass at Assateague over the weekend. Two days in a row for these big beauties. You put in the time like Dave, you get rewarded with catches, usually. You won’t ever catch, if you don’t go and see what shows.
Also note how Dave is holding those bass, that is how you hold a large fish. Holding by the gill plates is wrong, that kills the fish. It is like me reaching into your lungs.

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Looking forward to it warming up the middle of the week. This cold snap and mild warm up will keep the water temperatures from spiking to warm. The inland bays have leveled out in the upper sixties all week for the highest temperature. At Masseys Landing, when the ditch’s USGS indicator reads high temperatures, the tide is low, low water temperature it is high tide.

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Dave Moore with a 45 inch striped bass caught on Saturday at Assateague.
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Dave Moore with a 450inch striped bass caught on Friday at Assateague.
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Dave Moore with a 48 inch striped bass caught on Friday at Assateague.

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