Fishing and Boating Expo May 23rd

On may 23rd from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a fishing and boating expo at the American Legion post 28 on route 24 near Long Neck and Oak Orchard to honor the memory of Jordan Glatfelter.  This event has been set up to raise money to take veteran(s) fishing on charters or head boats.  There will be 50/50's, raffles, the legion…
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Drum Fishing Adventures

Drum Fishing Adventures By ... Kevin Blouch It is the time of year for large Black Drum to return to the Delaware Bay for their annual mating ritual, so I will write a little about that. If you never fished for them, it's a different kind of fishing. Generally there is a lot of waiting trying to catch one of these giant fish. A small…
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Stop the Fish Slaughter at the Delaware City Refinery

This is a repost from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Stop the Fish Slaughter at the Delaware City Refinery It hurts fishing, recreation, jobs, and the health of the River for all Tell DNREC the Draft Permit they are Considering is Not Good Enough For more than 13 years, the Delaware City Refinery (DCR) has been operating…
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Striped Bass Action is Heating up in Delaware

The spring run is definitely underway.  Of course that depends on what you consider the run.  If you base it on the larger part of the Atlantic migratory fish being in your area in full force, then that has certainly not happened yet, but the run has begun.  Residential fish have been on the move and active for the past couple of…
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Gasoline Spill in Long Neck

In case everyone is wondering what DNREC's Emergency Prevention and Response Section (EPRS)  is doing on Long Neck rd.  There was a gas spill, and by spill I mean to say, someone poured gas into the slough area that is near the condos and Mariners Cove.  A resident that picks up trash daily  along that area noticed the smell when…
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Seal Rescued by MERR

A seal was on the beach yesterday and the day before, it was not doing well.  It had a bad flipper and bad cough.  I know the cough part sounds weird but that was the description.  The folks at MERR went out to rescue the little guy, but had a hard time trying to catch him so they could treat his flipper.  One buddy of mine was…
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Delaware Youth Day Turkey Hunting

Delaware Youth Day Turkey Hunting Saturday April 4, 2015 By .. James Blackstock I set out this last Saturday for the Delaware youth day turkey hunt with my favorite hunting partner, my daughter Chloe. We have a special little spot that we traditionally like to go to, but the turkeys seem to have vanished from that spot, well at…
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Pre-season Tackle Maintenance

Pre-Season Tackle Maintenance By .... Bob Jones There’s no doubt that the change in weather over the past few weeks has most of us chomping at the bit to get back out on the water. But, there are a few simple tasks that you might want to take care of to make sure your gear is up to the challenge of the season’s first hook-up.  Other than…
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Keep Playing Baseball, Don’t Go Soft

Keep Playing Baseball, Don't Go Soft By, Tim Sullivan Growing up in North Graylyn Crest, my friends used to get together at Forwood Field and play a game of pick up baseball. Everyone was invited to join no matter what their skill level was at the time. We would play different developments in North Wilmington and develop friendships that…
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Budget Lift Kit

Budget Lift Kit by ...  Chris @ SDJC One of the initial modifications many Jeep Wrangler owners do is put bigger tires on their ride. The problem with that is wheel well space. A set of 31" inch tires will usually fit under a stock Wrangler but under a flexing condition they may rub. There are a couple of ways to alleviate this…
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Real Estate 101

Hello from the wonderful world of Real Estate! Real Estate 101 …. what’s the first thing any Realtor in the State of Delaware has to do when they meet you? Before we talk about listing your home or showing you property to purchase? We have to explain the difference between seller agency, buyer agency and dual agency — the who represents who…
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Seals at Masseys Landing and Bunker in the Ditch

I dropped by Masseys Landing too check and see if any seals were there and check out the water conditions.  The past few days there have been up to four four seals at any given time relaxing on the other side of the ditch on the mud banks.  Yesterday they were there just after the tide switched to outgoing and the banks were clear of…
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The Spring Run has Sprung in Delaware

Opening day for trout was exciting for all and great fishing for some.  As usual like any opening day across the country people, were lined up to catch fish.  White clay creek was packed on both sides.  In the more popular fishing areas.  Funny thing is with any opening day you can always venture away from the crowds and do much…
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Delaware Code: FINFISHING IN TIDAL WATERS

TITLE 7 Conservation Game, Wildlife and Dogs CHAPTER 9. FINFISHING IN TIDAL WATERS § 901 Purpose of chapter; policy of State; interstate fishery management plan; advisory committee. (a) The purpose of this chapter is to effectuate the State's policy toward the management and conservation of coastal finfishery resources in cooperation…
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Fishing report and then some

Easter weekend is upon us, everyone have a safe and fun time be safe traveling.  Unfortunately we are looking at some snotty weather for the next 2 days but Sunday is looking pleasant despite the wind.   The water temps are slowly creeping up, the ocean surface temp has been almost 41 degrees.  The Delaware bay this morning according…
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Help The Parks With Beach Access Issues … Volunteer

I reached out to the parks' volunteer department.  Many people want to see the overcrowding issues and fake fishing stop on the drive on beaches.  One way you can help make a difference is to volunteer.  There is a benefits program for volunteers if you are interested.  The information below is what I received from  Glen Stubbolo, DCVA, CIG the …
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April’s Full Moon Will Be a Lunar Eclipse

The full moon for April occurs on April 4th,  a bonus will be the lunar eclipse.  This will create what has become known in some cultures and religions as the blood moon.  The sun, earth and moon will be lined up in space so that the earth's shadow, eclipses the moon.  This will be visible in North America on April 4th at 5:16 am,…
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Final Four, Who Wins?

Final Four, Who Wins? by ... Tim Sullivan Growing up, the NCAA Final Four was the best televised event during the Sports Year. Guess what? It still is the most exciting Sports event and will always be that way. You have a bunch of college kids giving everything they have to achieve a single goal. Bring home the hardware and be…
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Getting a Second Home

Getting a Second Home By ... Steve Morgan The majority of people heading towards retirement prefer to buy a second home in calm and serene places such as Bethany beach, Rehoboth Beach, and surrounding areas in Delaware. Financial experts suggest buying a second home 5 to 10 years before you retire. So, you might want to look at your options…
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Spring Turkey season in Delaware

Spring Turkey season in Delaware By ... James Blackstock Spring time is finally here in Delaware, and for us hunters that means only one thing... Turkey Season! Birds are starting to show themselves now, and it won't be long and those gobblers will be looking for love in all the wrong places.   In preparation for the upcoming season,…
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Oil Rig Explodes in Gulf Of Mexico

What does this have to do with Delaware you ask?  Everything, because tomorrow night there is a meeting in Dover basically about permits for seismic testing and drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.  Despite what you may think about drilling, oil spills etc.  This is obviously not a very safe thing to do at sea especially for the 4 people…
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Delaware’s 2015 striped bass regulations

Striped bass spawning season starts tomorrow ... The new striped bass regulations from DNREC ... "Secretary’s Order No. 2015-F-0010 was signed March 30, 2015 approving amendments to the striped bass regulations.  The order has been posted online. http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Documents/Secretarys%20Order%202015-F-0010.pdf ) . In…
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DE Meeting on Seismic Testing in the Atlantic

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management hosts open house in Delaware Thursday, April 2 to sound out public on seismic permitting in Atlantic Ocean DOVER (March 26, 2015) – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host two open houses Thursday, April 2 in Delaware to share information on the geological and geophysical (G&G)…
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Northside campground ribbon cutting

New campground and other enhancements transform Delaware Seashore State Park  REHOBOTH BEACH (March 27, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell, Federal Highway Administration Delaware Administrator Mary Ridgeway, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, and DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens joined other officials today for a…
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Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures

Assawoman Wildlife Area road closures announced due to boat ramp improvements   FRANKFORD (March 27, 2015) – The access road to Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp on Assawoman Wildlife Area near Bethany Beach will be partially closed periodically over the next two to three weeks for boat ramp improvements including bulkhead replacement, DNREC’s…
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Fishing is getting better in Delaware

Fishing was picking up until the cold snap and then picked up again.  Hoping this rainy warm weather will help bring the temperatures back up.  Masseys Landing has been hitting as high as forty eight degrees today and as low as thirty nine degrees the past few days.  You have to remember that at low tide the back bays are at their…
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March Sadness

Growing up in an Irish Catholic household, I was taught to love the University of Notre Dame. Of course, I decided to cheer against my Father because I loved The University of Delaware Blue Hens. I was too young to understand that those teams never played each other and our mascot was an extinct bird that just looked cool. Going into the first…
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Sports, Who is this guy?

Growing up in North Wilmington, I was always involved in some kind of sports program. I started playing baseball at age seven and continue to play the game I love. I’m going into my Forty-First Season and I still get excited whenever I take the field. So what makes me think I should write for a Sports section in an upstart Newspaper? My answer…
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Fishing Tales

I will write stories of the past and new....comically I hope....I have fished for a living for the past ten years out of Lewes De... I don't anymore....may again.... I changed it up and serve our great country through Americorps with Habitat for Humanity......anyway I will write what I have lived, have seen and still encounter. I love to take…
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DNREC News and Updates

While my articles may not be as funny or as whimsical as all the other writers here, I will be covering all of the DNREC meetings relating to the beaches and fishing. I've been fishing since I was about 5 years old, and save for a brief stint in Michigan, I've been doing it my entire life. During the course of all of this fishing I've seen to…
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Finance

My wife, Ann, and I were born and raised in Sussex County; I attended Lord Baltimore Elementary School and Selbyville Middle School. After college, I spent 14 years in the Washington, DC, area working in technology sales and investments, but the goal was always to return to our roots before our sons started school – a goal we accomplished in…
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Hunting

I've enjoyed spending my time in the outdoors as long as I can remember. Hunting, fishing, and just generally being in the great outdoors is my greatest passion. There's pretty much nothing I'd rather be doing, than sitting quietly up in a tree stand during the fall season, enjoying the crisp air and changing leaves, in pursuit of the often…
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Kayaking

Kayaking started out as a means for me to access the inaccessible areas along the Delaware coast that piqued my interest. I’ve always been a wanderer; I like poking around and exploring wild places that are new to me. So when I got my driver’s license at 16, I set out to explore every inch of the Delaware coast. I soon discovered there were…
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Board Sports

Growing up in Pittsburgh, I spent my days looking for hills. I wanted any hill I could find, big or small, it didn't matter, as long as it had a bump it meant I could go speeding down it; and luckily for me, they weren't hard to find. When I got my first skateboard, I ran to the top of my street and excitedly pushed off to start my…
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Real Estate

My husband and I have lived in the the Delaware resort of Bethany Beach since 1988. I began my real estate career while still living in Dover. In 1983, I started out as a secretary for a local real estate office. In 1987, I started making the commute to Bethany Beach working with Rehoboth Resort Realty and in 1988 made Bethany Beach our home!…
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Fishing with Bob Jones

I would like to welcome Bob Jones as a writer for Delaware Surf Fishing.  Bob will be bringing his years of experience to the site now with all kinds of fishing tips and techniques.   I asked Bob to  send us a quick introduction ... To say that Bob Jones has spent the majority of his life enjoying the outdoors would certainly be an…
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Spring Snow Showers

https://vimeo.com/122689180 Today was the first official day of spring, annnnnnnnnnd ... it snowed.  You have to love mother Nature she can be rather fickle.  Oh well, soon enough it will be blazing hot and we can all wish for snow.  The trout fishing at Tidbury and Newton ponds has been decent enough.  The ponds were…
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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Update

Everyone is asking about the pier so I reached out to Ray Bivens the Director of Delaware State parks and he sent me the latest updated information.  As you can see from the letter below the pier is not going to reopen this year.   The timing is off due to weather and the conditions required to fix the pilings.  The water is too cold…
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More Free Delaware Surf Fishing Tags?

There has been a program for a couple of years now to give first responders free surf fishing tags.  Now I have no problem with giving perks to anyone who works in this field, as all of my first responder friends know.  However the ladies auxiliary is not a group I would consider risking their lives when on the job.  No offense ladies, but…
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Piping Plovers Have Arrived In Delaware

I hear it all the time, no one likes the fact beaches are closed for a "stupid bird."  My answer is usually ... it is the stupidity of humans and their destruction of the environments as to why we have these protection laws.  Regardless of your feelings of protecting endangered species, Delaware is required to shut down specific…
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DSF All Species Fishing Tournament catches

If you hadn't heard, spring has sprung, and the fishing is picking up quickly.  The DSF All Species Fishing Tournament like the trout pond season for Delaware was on delay thanks to ice and snow.  However this weekend people were out and about catching fish in many ponds, rivers, and tidal streams.  Even Tidbury and Newton ponds were…
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First Fishing Report for the 2015 season

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…
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Delaware Trout Ponds are Stocked for Saturday

https://vimeo.com/122051125 Today Mac Davis and I went to Newton Pond in Greenwood and filmed Mark Zimmermann a Environmental Scientist for DNREC, Garry Glanden, Darryl "Gonzo" Harris, and Jerry Parker stock the pond with rainbow trout for the upcoming opening trout pond season that opens Saturday.  They informed us that…
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Blue Crab Season Started March 1st

Well now that the ice has thawed out we are a go for putting in crab pots, since March first.  However the water is still a tad cold, actually it is realllllllly cold for crabs.  But that doesn't mean you should get discouraged, clean those pots, check your turtle guards, and get them ready for a new season.  Crabbing can be done year…
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Beware the ice tides of March

(March 1, 2015) ... The Delaware Bay, inland bays, and ocean are covered with a pancake ice pack. Well it is March, we made it, now onto spring! The Delaware Bay ice pack has been flowing onto Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. Jamming onto the flats at Cape Henlopen and stacking up on itself. The Cape May Lewes Ferry had to shut
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Harp Seal Visits Roosevelt Inlet Today

The harp seal picture that changed my entire day .. photo by Rich Gaudiosi (February 21, 2015) ... Well we had an exciting day today, despite the deep freeze we are experiencing in Delaware.  There are yearly visitors that migrate here, and winter in our waters, no not tourists.  Harp, Harbor and Grey Seals are all over the place and their
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Firefly Music Festival June 18 – 21, 2015 Line up

The line up has been made official for the Firefly Music Festival. The 2015 lineup includes Kings of Leon, The Killers, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and many more.  Check this link if you need additional information for the event.  I remember the second year the festival cranked up we were doing the 2013 Great Delaware Kayak tour and the roads were a…
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2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners  DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the five top entries chosen from its 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Amy Baldwin of Newark, for her sunset photo of her husband Kevin…
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Kevin’s Fishing Terms revisited

Kevin Blouch has hilarious fishing stories This was in an article roughly 2 years ago.  My buddy Kevin Blouch works on the head boats from Anglers Fishing Center out of Lewes.  Over the years he would come up with his own names of fish   to help pass the time and entertain the customers.  I am putting these back up because they crack me up all
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Saturday on the fly

Spoon Fly, mimics a click beetle The boys were in full swing on Saturday tying flies and telling stories at the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware fly tie Saturday.  The annual dinner was the night before, so in lieu of donuts there was cake.  Mack had a few of the spoon flies he tied, using a fake fingernail for the "shell". These flies looked
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DNREC moves City of Rehoboth Beach wastewater disposal financing forward and agrees to a new discharge removal deadline

DNREC moves City of Rehoboth Beach wastewater disposal financing forward and agrees to a new discharge removal deadline DOVER (Jan. 5, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) concurring with an assessment by the City of Rehoboth Beach that an ocean outfall is the most environmentally and financially…
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First Fly Tie Saturday Meet of 2015

Today it was raining earlier than predicted (no surprise there), so I made my way to Lewes for the fly tie meeting.  I Had to hit up surf bagel first for my fix of coffee and sustenance.  I knew there would be a plethora of donuts, but getting all fired up on caffeine and sugar the first day could be dangerous.  I want to pace myself…
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Happy New Year

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  
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ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXVI

ASMFC Releases Summer Flounder Draft Addendum XXVI for Public Comment & Approves Continuation of Ad-Hoc Regional Management Approaches for 2015 Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishery   Arlington, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board approved
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Ursid meteor shower peaks December 21st

The Ursids a meteor shower that originates from comet 8P/Tuttle, also known as Mechain-Tuttle's Comet.  This year's meteor shower coincides with a new moon and the December solstice.  This new moon will create perfect conditions to view the Ursids in the Northern Hemisphere.  Active annually between December seventeenth and the twenty second, the…
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Post Nor’easter update

Well that was fun!  We got hammered yesterday, back bays flooding in communities, route 1 covered in water, and lots of wind.  Basically the usual flooding with a few surprises but nothing major.  See the gallery below for storm pictures.  
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Coastal storm this week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjc22d5VGlw There is a large coastal storm headed towards the northeast.  We are mostly going to see rain from this storm, but we saw a little snow not long ago move through the area.
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Striped bass fishing has picked up at sea

In the past twenty four hours, ever since that storm front came through, the striped bass fishing has picked up immensely.  Boats at the Overfalls, to the lumps near Sea Colony, and between are picking up limits of striped bass.  We went from random keepers at maybe one per boat at best, after hours of fishing, to lots of hookups for…
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Snowy Owls at Port Mahon

Brian McCaffrey was bird watching at Port Mahon today looking for the snowy owls that have been reported there.  This is what he reported on his trip today, have you seen any snowy owls recently?  "Despite the gloomy weather I went to Port Mahon in search of the two reported Snowy Owls -- both were there (but a long ways off the road)…
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Celebrate Delaware Day Saturday the 6th

What is your favorite holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas?  The Delaware Day celebration is this Saturday, December the 6th at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown, DE.  What is Delaware Day?  Every year, Delaware Day is celebrated on December 7th in honor of that day in 1787 when Delaware signed the Federal Constitution and became…
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Crab Pot season is over and striped bass season is slow

Weill it is December first and it is sixty degrees outside, merry flip flop weather.  Crab pot season has ended and they need to be removed from the waters.  This is a great day to clean and repair your crab pots.  Check the turtle guards if they need replacing.  A pressure washer works great when the pots are still wet from soaking…
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Delaware Surf Fishing Outdoors Show Sneak Peak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwSNd3L-10s Would you like to see a weekly local TV show about Delaware's outdoors? We have been working behind the scenes, literally, for some time now to put together an outdoors show for Delaware.  This is something I have been working on and wanting to do for two years.  Please take a look…
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Thanksgiving eve fishing conditions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0Q96cMhs4 Well first it was cold and we were all like, this is horrible, then it hit seventy degrees and we were all like, it's too hot.  Now it is gale force winds, raining and the waves are gi-mungous.  The fishing has been very random for keepers from boat and especially the surf. Basically non…
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Great White Shark Betsy Visits Delaware Beaches

Yesterday the great white shark Betsy tagged by the OCEARCH organization pinged off of Henlopen acres.  Then she pinged off of Delaware Seashore State Park, and eventually 3Rs beach.  Now she is back out to sea.  Ever since people started tracking these sharks online it makes you wonder how many more are always out there, not just…
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Frigid fishing

This fishing report is brought to you by Techno Goober in Lewes, DE.  They are the best in the business for all your web service needs.  It is ridiculous cold out today in the twenties.  The thermometer is hiding under the house and won't come out till spring.  After the weekend we will be back in the 60's I'm going to explode from…
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Seals showing up in the Delaware Bay

Over the weekend Jim Bell and his Uncle were fishing and a small seal popped up next to them while they were at the haystacks, or ice breakers.  They said it gave them a bit of a show, managed one picture, then the seal dove, and never popped back up again.  From the picture it is obviously a seal, but hard to tell if a harbor or…
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Snowy Owl Spotted In Delaware

A Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) was spotted in Delaware today near Leipsic.  The owl was not seen for very long.  Could this be the beginning of another massive irruption?  Last year's migration was a rare one, snowy owls were found as far south as Florida.  Not much is known about irruptions, but it is believed a massive amount of…
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Delaware Mobile Surf fishing tournament this weekend

DMS Intra-club Tournament It's time to fish! (From the DMS site) ... The 2014 DMS Intra-club Tournament will be held November 15 & 16, 2014.   The hours of competition are from 6 AM to 3 PM. The Tournament is for DMS members only, with the grand prize being the most sought-after award every angler desires - BRAGGING RIGHTS! The rules…
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Keeper striped bass finally in the surf

Finally the website is moved and it is good to go, there is enough bandwidth to fly a plane through.  There will be no more issues with crashes from heavy traffic, thank you all for your patience.  Huge thanks to David Okonewski for being the webmaster of disaster, for the past year. He has had one heck of a job keeping the site online. If you…
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Farm Fling 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn2NG0bAV6Q Last week a friend of mine shared a Facebook page with me and asked have you seen this? It was Farm Fling, Pumpkins will always fly in Sussex County skies. I knew exactly what this was going to be all about, now I just needed an invite. I asked how do I get in, I would love to go check…
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Boat Accident at Indian River Inlet update

In case you haven't heard a boat crashed into the north jetty at Indian River Inlet last night.  There were a lot of emergency vehicles headed towards the inlet and helicopters flying overhead.  A friend of mine, Karen Hirst, sent me a message on Facebook, We just went to the inlet and it looks like there is a forty foot boat with a…
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Cape Henlopen Pier Will Reopen After Repairs

The Cape Henlopen pier as you are already aware has been closed for repairs. Since that press release, I have heard from hundreds of people that would like to know why, when, how, and many have ideas to suggest improvements of what is already there. I have heard it all from bring the "T" at the end back, to build a new pier. I called Ray Bivens…
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Striped Bass and Gator Blues in the House

That title is either a quick fishing report or the next band line up at your favorite watering hole.  Well if you haven't heard by now, we have big migratory striped bass in the Delaware Bay and big slammer, gator bluefish.  The bass showed up after or during the nor'easter.  No one knows exactly when, since no one was fishing the bay…
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Striped Bass Regulations Set to Change in 2015

The other day I sat home and listened to the webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commision (ASMFC) conference for deciding the new striped bass regulations.  I followed a few friends that were there on Facebook for live updates, as I listened to the meeting.  It was civil, yet heated as anything involving many states with…
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Cats On The Loose in Delaware

So I am sure by now everyone has heard about the twenty thousand dollar exotic pet cat that is on the loose up north in the Brandywine Hundred.  Apparently this cat named Boo, escaped from his owners dwelling, and has been on the loose for almost two weeks.  It resembles a small leopard with a little head, large ears, elongated…
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The Fall Run … Coming Soon to a Beach Near You?

So when are the big bass going to arrive?  I think I hear that question ten times a day.  My answer is always, when they get here and then all you can do is smile.  Honestly to call exactly when the fall run will arrive in Delaware is hard, only the fish know.  So you have to watch other sites for reports, and talk to friends up and…
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Making a wishing I was fishing dream come true

We were contacted a month ago about a young man who wanted to visit the beaches in Delmarva and go surf fishing by one of our followers on Facebook.  She told us about this young man's wish to go fishing at the beach in Delmarva.  I contacted the Hero Network organization, signed up to help with this young man's wish, and contacted the family.  "He…
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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Closed For Repairs

DNREC closes Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier for safety reasons LEWES (Oct. 27, 2014) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens has ordered the immediate closure of the aging Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier as a safety measure after a recent structural analysis report found that the pier required significant repairs if it is to…
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DNREC to hold workshops Friday, Oct. 31 in Slaughter Beach and Saturday, Nov. 1 in Rehoboth on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

DNREC to hold workshops Friday, Oct. 31 in Slaughter Beach and Saturday, Nov. 1 in Rehoboth on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches DOVER (Oct. 27, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold two public workshops this week addressing the history of the…
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Windy weekend and sea witch is on town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zSknmYD6Xk The wind has been ridiculous the past few days, well, mostly for the past month.  When it isn't pouring rain, the trees are raining leaves.  The autumn colors look great, the nights are crisp, and the days when the sun is out are decent, especially if you can get out of the wind.  Today…
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Hunters Helping Soldiers November 2 Remember

Check out this event on November 16th 2014, Sunday from  3pm-8pm.  Hunters Helping Soldiers is having their annual November 2 Remember event with special guest Ron Methvin from the TV show "Swamp People" .  Hunters Helping Soldiers are the guys we went surf fishing with this summer, and had a great time helping Dave Green fish the surf.  …
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First night launch of an Antares rocket at Wallops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TJagCcum60 The first night launch of the Antares rocket from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia is scheduled for October 27th.  The launch or lift off will occur at 6:45 p.m. (EDT).  The craft will rendezvous with the ISS, International Space Station…
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Solar Eclipse of October 2014

The new moon will pass between the earth and the sun on Thursday evening the 23rd of October.  Much of North America will be able to witness the solar eclipse.  The question is how well and when will we be able to see this in Delaware.  According to charts from NASA, it will begin just as the sun is dropping below the horizon (6:15…
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In Delaware The Buck Stops at the Inner Wall

Monday morning I woke up and there was frost on the vehicles.  I was supposed to meet Scott Jost, John Masten, and Ed Borys to go tautog fishing at the inner wall on Scott's boat the Minn-OH-Pauz.  I had to cancel due to some work that came up over the weekend (story of my life).  A few hours later the phone rang and…
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What to expect this weekend in the surf

Leaves are falling and trees are turning colors.  The driveway is under a blanket of fresh leaves, and it is the perfect time to rake them up, but as usual I will blow that off and go fishing instead.  Then after a good three or four rains and the leaves have all packed together, I will cuss them and myself for waiting that long.  …
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Blue Fin Tuna In The Surf in Delaware?

Yes, seriously there was a bluefin tuna found in the surf today, at Fenwick Island.  I know guys that catch bluefin tuna in the surf in New Jersey mixed in with the migratory striped bass schools.  Usually they are in close feeding on stripers and sand eels, this only occurs only in certain areas.  Today a bluefin was seen near the…
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Delaware Bay Closure for Naval Exercises

The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones on the waters of the Delaware Bay and North Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Cape May, New Jersey. The safety zones will restrict vessel traffic on a portion of the Delaware Bay and North Atlantic Ocean while a Navy exercise is taking place. These temporary safety zones are necessary to…
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A Weekend of Fishing in the Elements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHarTTOpN4 Fishing has been fun this weekend despite the weather and winds.  Friday before it got too nasty out Scott, Ed and I went to the outer wall to do a little tog fishing.  We were on Scott's boat and it was the first trip to the wall, we had three hundred and fifty feet of anchor line.  Scott said we have…
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Fish & Wildlife Enforcement reminds citizens to review Delaware and federal regulations before posting fish or wildlife parts for sale

Fish & Wildlife Enforcement reminds citizens to review Delaware and federal regulations before posting fish or wildlife parts for sale DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – Over the past 10 days, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers investigated two separate cases involving illegal possession and attempted…
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Coast Days 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92DLHjqCSOY&feature=youtu.be Coast Days 2014 was a fun time this year, and the most crowded I have seen it in a long time.  We had great weather for once,  the past few years that weekend always seemed to coincide with foul weather.
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Fishing for sharks on the fly

(October 2014) ... Last night at the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware club meeting we (I recently joined the club) had a guest speaker,  Captain Mark Sampson of Fish Finder Adventures.  He has been fishing the Delmarva area for over forty years and is quite an experienced captain.  He did a presentation last night on tagging mako sharks and fly…
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Modified mullet rigs catch more bluefish

I went fishing yesterday with a buddy of mine from college, Matt Rich, whom I have not seen in twenty years.  He grew up on the Eastern shore and is now residing in Los Angelos.  Of course he wanted to catch striped bass and some big bluefish, and I told him unfortunately they are not here like they were back in those days and it is…
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The Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8 2014

The second lunar eclipse of the year will light up the sky early Wednesday morning in North America,  It will be the most visible from the Pacific coast.  The Earth will be between the moon and the sun and a lunar eclipse will occur.  At the peak of the eclipse the moon will have a red hue.  It has been dubbed the blood moon due to the color it…
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DSF’s End Of Season Sale

So, in the spirit of early holiday shopping (Have you seen the Christmas trees at Lowes?).  We have decided to bring up the holiday sales a month or more early because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always crazy.  The online store now has 20% off all orders over $20.  Orders totaling over $100 will receive a free bottle of Gneux…
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Weekend fishing what to expect

Trees are slowly starting to show signs of changing colors.  Temperatures are still dropping both in the air and water.  There is a cold front coming through this weekend, which will plummet water temperatures even further.  The water is still stirred up in the inland bays, Indian River Inlet, and the surf is still a bit stirred up…
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Fish the Fifty Finishes Delmarva

Last year we were contacted by Jon Bell and Richie Owens about fishing in Delaware.  They wanted to know where they could find a guide to take them fishing for a unique journey.  The boys are on a mission to catch a fish in every state.  This idea came up one night while having a pint in a local pub (that is English for a beer at the…
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Bluefish galore with a side of flounder after the storm

Well the storm passed and it was not as bad as previous ones.  It did manage to carve the beaches up, and create some very pronounced cuts and sandbars.  I made a video today of a rip current at Conquest beach it is a good example of how they work and form.  I did a little fishing and found about ten pounds of sea glass, as well as a…
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