Fish Finally Showed Up At The Point With a Surprise

Apparently the fish didn’t get the memo that the point opened early this year. Fishing the first couple of days was horrible and that dead low tide made for a bleak fishing report for Delaware. Then on September 1st the fishing at the point picked up exponentially. Now I am curious what the summer surf fishing at the point would be like. If the fish don’t know to show up until September 1st, surf fishing could be pretty bleak. Surf fishing has been good at the lower ocean beaches.

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Johnny Warncke landed this pop tart flounder near the point on Sunday

Juvenile thresher sharks are finally showing up. We see them in the surf this time of year. The parents are pupping near the surf, and the babies are hungry. “Some random dude down the beach from us caught it, we helped him release it quickly and safely .. Andrew Hansen

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Andrew helping release the thresher shark in the surf surf at the point
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Anglers were catching small flounder, spot, croaker, dogfish and all the summer suspects. Big pompano are hitting fishbite bloodworms on DS Custom Tackle top and bottom rigs. Shrimp would be a good bait to target pompano. The summer flounder at the beach are the pop tart size, there have been some keepers caught. The “pop tarts” are not big enough to keep, but if they were, cut off the flounder’s head and tail and cook it in a toaster, like a poptart. Jigging for them in the surf has produced a lot of flounder this year. Fly anglers catch them along the surf edge constantly.

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Suzanne Martin landed this pop tart flounder at the point

Anglers south of the point on the ocean beaches caught a mixed bag of weakfish, spot, croaker, flounder, short striped bass, sand perch, blowfish, pompano, puppy drum, and skates. All these fish are hitting top and bottom rigs with fishbites, real bloodworms, squid, clam and cut bait. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are hitting spoons. Blues are also hitting mullet rigs.

The Cape Henlopen fishing pier, though very crowded has been producing a lot of spot on the incoming tide as well as the usual summer fish. The flats are full of people in the water clamming and just enjoying the mild bay surf. Boaters are rafting up in the flats and getting stranded at low tide. Probably not a good idea to redneck yacht club in the flats at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Fish On!
Rich King

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