First Fishing Report for the 2015 season


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Striped Bass caught at Phillips Landing by Dan Warfield
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Minnow and a grass shrimp caught in Broadkill River today

Well we have thawed out and the fish are starting to get anxious as much as the anglers.  This time of year bloodworms are your best bait choices.  Chartreuse is always a great spring color with a little pink in the mix.  White perch and catfish action has been hot up and down the Delaware river areas.  Augustine and Dobbinsville have been producing well on bloods.  Fishbites won’t work until the water gets warmer.  The sloughs, creeks and the Broadkill river have been producing nice white perch.  At the  Milton park the crappie action has been hot.  I scraped a few bulkheads today with the minnow net and caught some nice grass shrimp and minnows in the Broadkill river near the old bridge.  Always good to see bait in the water.   Dan Warfield was fishing for white perch with bloodworms the other day at Phillips Landing and hit a nice resident striped bass.  He was happy to land that fish but was still hoping for perch  Good to see a variety of fish are on the move and feeding more readily.  He was fishing Broad Creek that branches into the Nanticoke river  We have a lot of Resident striped bass in our rivers and back bays or inland bays.


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Andrew Marino … Trash collected at Navy Crossing, south end, today. Always leave it better than you found it.

Sunday the 15th of March at 9:00 a.m. is the first weekly beach clean up at Herring Point beach to Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park.  We got a late start this year thanks to the ice and snow.  Not to mention the bitter cold days.  Hopefully we will have a nice day and little rain on Sunday.  Last week we had to cancel the clean up due to snow but  that didn’t stop a few people from taking it upon themselves to pick up some trash while on the beach.  Andrew Marino sent us this picture of what he cleaned up that afternoon, which he recycled when he get home.  Unfortunately you could go out on any beach, anywhere on our planet, and pick up a bag of trash daily.  Most of this trash is what washes up from the ocean, and originated inland and up river.  It is a shame how much pollution is floating in our waterways, and this trash is waste you can see.  The chemical pollution you can not see, unless you look to the environmental damages for tell tale signs.  We can do better for our planet and these beach clean ups are a small, but necessary way to help.  Everyone have a nice weekend and good luck if you are trout fishing tomorrow.  I saw another osprey today.

Fish On!

Rich King

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