Fishing Report For What It’s Worth


Adam Prettyman with a shorty from the inland bays today

The weather is crazy, what is up with Mother Nature?  Hot , cold, rain, wind … it is like three seasons in one day.  The fishing is all messed up the inland bays are hitting about fifty-six at low tide, and dropping to fifty-three at high tide.  The surf is just above fifty degrees,and so is the Delaware bay.  That is good news for migratory bass, but we need them to come close to shore.  The water temperatures are about perfect.

Bluefish are still around Assateague, and so are black drum.  Some drum have been caught up in the Delaware Bay above Prime Hook.  It would bea good time to go check the coral beds.

The striped bass action up north is picking up in the Delaware Bay and river below and in the spawning grounds.  Acton is sporadic,but if you put in the time you will get into some fish.  Bunker chunks are the choice of bait up there since the fish are on schools of bunker.  The short bass action around the inland bays has been hot, and the shad are showing up finally, big shad too.  Random short bass action at the Cape Henlopen fishing pier on the higher tides in the flats

Flounder action is slow but people are catching around the Cape Henlopen fishing pier, Lewes Canal, and Roosevelt inlet areas.  Not much action around the inland bays but not many are fishing.  I am sure there are flounder out there, just have to hook one up.  Tons of bait in the ditch at Masseys Landing


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John Siddons with a flounder from the flats near the ferry terminal.

Lot of snakehead action in the tidal creeks and rivers that are holding them, Nanticoke and Broad Creek to name a few.  DNREC would prefer anglers kill them instead of releasing these back into the waterways.  They are very tasty and make a great meal.  You can live release them but you can not transport them.

The Delmarva Outdoors Expo is this weekend and we are looking forward to seeing everyone.  We will be busy for the next four days but will try to keep you up with the happenings around the area waters.

FIsh On!

Rich King



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Bunker in the nets up north on the Delaware Bay



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