Hope everyone is ready for a great new year in 2015. We had a lot of fun adventures last year, looking forward to more. We helped the boys, Richie Owens and John Bell, complete 3 states for Fish the Fifty. Our beach clean up volunteers logged more than 600 volunteer hours for the state parks. We helped the Solid Ground Youth Angler Association teach kids to fish. We held a tournament in the spring, and we are looking at possibly doing more this year, however that takes some time and organization. The fishing as always was a blast in the sand, on the piers, at the rocks, and drifting the boats. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and are looking forward to more and more. We recently pitched a outdoors TV show to a local station and are in the midst of negotiations. We are hoping this will air soon, and that everyone enjoys a show dedicated to all aspects of Delaware’s outdoors. If you have any suggestions for subject matter or people you know that would like to be on the show, feel free to send us an email or contact us through the Facebook page. We are also looking for sponsors and advertisers for the show as well. DSF has a very large audience that targets anglers and beach goers we can put your business in front of a lot of people.
Bunker schools are showing up close to the beaches in Cape Henlopen and the southern beaches. On new Year’s Day Sue Sokira caught one by hand that swam onto the beach, “something is chasing them you could see see them breaking the surface”. The fall run has made a reappearance so to speak, now that the seas calmed down and people could get out there to fish. I know some crews have been catching from Cape May to Fenwick Island and lower. Little Gull Shoal has been a hot spot for the past couple of weeks. Anglers have been finding bunker schools out there with bass either feeding on them or in tight schools near the bunker. They either do well and limit out or the day is a bust. Once you find the school it is a matter of getting them to hit stretches, bombers and mojos have been working very well. Last year we were catching into January, and until the water goes below 42 degrees we should have a continuation. For the most part a large amount of the migration is already to Virginia and has been for a few weeks, which started up their new regulations for 2015 already. You can only keep one fish at 28 inches or over for 2015, previously the limit was 2 fish. People are not happy with the regulations change and Delaware will be setting its own regulations soon. There will be a public comment session announced soon for January.
Monday, January 5th is the Full Wolf moon. This is when the wolves would howl outside of Indian villages and so it was named, some refer to it as the full snow moon. Tautog fishing has been good at the wreck and sites. You just have to brave the cold, but it can be well worth the trip. We are going to see warmer temperatures this weekend but a lot of rain. The Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware start meeting on Saturdays at Lewes Harbor Marina starting tomorrow 1/3/2015, come out and learn about fly fishing, tying flies, or just hang for coffee and donuts, mixed up with lots of great, and only slightly embellished fishing stories. Hope everyone has a great weekend.