The Point Opens September 1st

The best sign of end of the summer season is the point opening. (August 27, 2021) ... We wait all summer for this day, with gleeful anticipation. It is one of our favorite places to fish. Pro tip, for some reason almost every year the fishing is horrible the first week or so. We don't care and go out anyway, because you never know
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MERR To Euthanize Fin Whale

The fin whale that washed up on the Delaware beaches will be euthanized today. Unless you are living under a rock then you may have heard about the fifty foot fin whale stranded at the point yesterday. This morning it is just barely alive and will be euthanized. I can't imagine what that costs. A cocktail of drugs is used and a big damn
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Surf Fishing report

Finally some new fish to catch and talk about (August 27, 2021) ... Summer fishing rarely changes, just the frequency of catches. Some weeks it is pointless to do fishing reports, NOTHING changes. What does change are the water temperatures. Now we are in the bathtub month. Flounder become more frequent along the surf. Spot,
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Fin Whale Stranded At The Point

A Fin Whale was stuck on the shoals bayside of the point this morning Along the shoals in front of the Breakwater East End lighthouse and the bayside beach during low tide This fin whale stranded itself or got stuck this morning at low tide. Not sure presently which happened. Usually whales will beach themselves so they do not
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Inland Bays Recreational Water Advisory

The Inland Bays are under a 24/7 Swim advisory (August 26, 2021) ... This is not to panic anyone, just to make you wary of information we feel you need to know this time of year. It is better to be informed to know what to do than not. In case you have to deal with any type of water borne infection or a cut from a fish or aquatic critter. Many
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The Indian River Inlet Naked

Scans of the Indian River Inlet and surrounding waters (August 25, 2021) ... A friend of mine sent me some very cool high resolution scans of the Indian River inlet and surrounding area. These are not the very high resolution, those are amazing I can see a rock on the bottom of the ocean. I have a lot more of these scans coming from all
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Recreational Water Advisory Tower Road Beach (Ocean)

Delaware Seashore State Park recreational Water Advisory (August 24, 2021) ... DNREC has issued a water advisory for recreational swimming at the Tower Road ocean side beach In Delaware Seashore State Park. A level of 121 Enterococcoi (Colonies/100ml) was detected today. It is expected to clear in two days. Fish are fine to eat so don't
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Florida Man Breaks Maryland Blue Marlin State Record

Maryland State Record Blue Marlin Caught at Ocean City Florida Man Recognized with 1,135-pound Catch at Tournament MD DNR (August 24, 2021) ... A Florida angler is the new Maryland state record holder for a blue marlin, which he caught in an August 20 tournament at Ocean City.  Billy Gerlach, 41, of Jupiter, Fla. broke the state’s
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Where To Surf Fish After Henri’s Storm Surf

Henri didn't carve up the beach, but moved some sand around The question after any storm is where to surf fish and how to find cuts. This storm surge flattened the beaches a bit, the cuts will form back up in a day or two. If you sit and watch the waves today you will notice at the bottom of the curling wave you can see the ledge. That
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The Calm After Henri

Beaches look good just be careful of swales The storm surge died down over night. Hurricane Henri pushed farther east yesterday. High tide is at 9:15 AM and all should be fine. Just be careful and park near the last wrack line. Stay away from wet swales or test them by walking across the wet sand before you drive. Swales will hold
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Hurricane Henri Storm Surge Is Flooding Beaches

Henri now a category one hurricane is off our coast pushing storm surge. All day the drive on drinking beaches were packed and it was a typical beach day. Just some heavier, but calmer than expected wave action with the afternoon low tide. This morning the tide was up higher than normal, but nothing like it is now. The beaches are all
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TS Henri Storm Surge Has Arrived For The Weekend

Surfs up you crazy, cool cats and kittens! (August 20, 2021) ... By the way Henri is pronounced Hun-Ree, yeah I don't know or care why either. Let's get name fancy as we pummel the coast a bit. The tide is at max high or flood right now (8:25 PM). The beach in rehoboth is flooded to the dunes a bit, and the swales are full. It isn't bad
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TS Henri The Beach Eater Inbound

Big swell storm surge over the weekend from Henri. The surf anglers aren't going to like this as much as the surfers. Especially if you are fishing while surfing. Tropical storm Henri is currently down near Bermuda and heading west. We should see the storm surge waves start Friday. Henri will move up the mid Atlantic, well off
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Delaware State Park Rangers Net Shark Anglers

Removing prohibited shark species from the water is prohibited. Before I hear it, we are not the shark police. Nor have I or any of our staff sent any of the tons of pictures sent to us to DNREC or the rangers over the past few years. We file this under not our Flipping job. The above picture is one that was sent to us over this
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The Stumps At Navy Crossing

There have always been cypress stumps and knees in the surf at Navy Crossing. (August 16, 2020) ... Some people are discovering the stumps and cypress knees in the surf line and on the beach at navy crossing. Usually these are covered with sand or under the water in the surf line. When storms or surges erode the beach, the stumps are
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2021 Annual Inland Bay Clean Up At Masseys Landing

Be Part of the Solution to Pollution in the Inland Bays Aug. 28 Rehoboth Beach, Del. (Aug 12, 2021) — Volunteers with boats are needed to help the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays to remove debris from the Bays during the Annual Inland Bays Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. The effort will focus on the shores along
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Fast Wave Action Is Forming The Beach Cliffs

These beach cliffs or ledges formed in 2019 from the same surf conditions (August 15, 2021) ...The waves pounding the coastline are creating the sand cliffs of Delaware Beaches. Just be careful parking near these. If these collapse you can get really stuck. Back up to the a little beyond the last wrack line. This is happening along
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Weekly Beach Clean Ups Will Resume

September 2nd will be the first beach clean up in nearly a year. It has been a hot minute or ten since we did a full blown beach clean up. DSF has been hosting these for four plus years. Many of our regular volunteers or beach stewards have been taking it upon themselves to get out and do their part on their own. Not Our Trash, But These
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The Remote Cameras Catch A Successful Antares Launch

Media access is always a blast at NASA, but remote access is out of this world. On August 10, 2021 Northrop Grumman’s 16th commercial resupply mission was a successful launch of Antares carrying the Cygnus craft to the International Space Station. To boot, our remote gear had a successful capture of that launch, with all three cameras.
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Best Perseid Meteor Shower Peak In Years

The best meteor shower of the summer started peaking last night. This is the best year to view the Perseids due to little to no moonlight at night. This won't happen again for two years, the moon really washes out the subtle shooting stars. Tonight with up to 85 meteors possible per hour, last night's peak was rough until the clouds finally
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Nao Santa Maria Is Underway To Ocean City

A few hours ago the Nao Santa Maria Departed the Delaware city marina and is head down the Delaware Bay. Ocean City, MD will host the Santa Maria on August 12th to September 5th. According to the Ocean City Town Council who approved her visit with a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Dates are subject to change due to weather and sea
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The Delaware Beach Access Coalition Has A New Tactic

The DBAC has a new tactic, they want to help you the general public, not really. It’s early this morning and the truck is packed for a morning of fishing. Instead of heading out to surf fish, which I haven’t done in months, I’m going to lay out some information that everyone needs to know. For years the Delaware Beach Access Coalition (DBAC)
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Angler Breaks Newly Set Maryland Swordfish Record

Swordfish Record Broken During The 2021 White Marlin Open MD DNR (Aug 10, 2021) ... A New Jersey angler is now the second officially recognized state record holder for swordfish, which he caught in a tournament August 6 at Ocean City.  Jake Bertonazzi broke the state’s nearly two-week-old record for the Atlantic Division with a 318.5-pound
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To Protect And Syrup In Maine

I love maple syrup, and anything made with maple syrup Tyler Jepson started his maple career after he spent a season working at a sugarbush in Jackman, Maine. while attending Unity College for Conservation Law Enforcement. After that season, Tyler was contacted by Kevin and Shelley Bacon, owners of Bacon Farm Maple Products in Sidney,
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Meet The Saltwater Fly Anglers Of Delaware

Want to learn about fly fishing the salt or fly fishing in general? Meet the club. This Wednesday is the annual monthly meeting of the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware. The club meets monthly at the clubhouse in Rolling Meadows. Located behind the Wawa and Home Goods on Route 1 the access road is 71 Gainsborough Dr, Lewes, DE 19958.
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The Nao Santa Maria Replica Is In Delaware City

The Nao Santa Maria Replica is in Delaware City at the marina until Tuesday when she heads to Ocean City, MD. A few days ago the Nao Santa Maria was escorted to the Delaware City Marina Docks by the TowBoat Us Chesapeake City crews. Because when you need to move around a ship like this, you call the best. The Nao Santa Maria is on her
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National Lighthouse Day

August 7th is national lighthouse day An act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers was approved on August 7th, 1789 by Congress.  On the 200th anniversary of the acts' signing. National Lighthouse Day was established, August 7, 1989 by Congress. In 1926 the Cape Henlopen lighthouse, located on
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Antares Has Left The Building

Yesterday NASA ground crews moved Antares out of the assembly building and rolled her to the pad Antares is set to fly on August 10, 2021 at 5:56 PM. The beginning of the launch window. So far weather is fine, but you know how Delmarva weather rolls, changing every fifteen minutes on a whim. This is the 16th commercial resupply
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The White Marlin Open Scales Are Busy

The record white marlin payout has been broken There are a lot of boats headed to the scales right now. Should be a lot of fish to score. A big blue marlin is coming in soon and a few whites headed to the scales. The Knot Stressin' crew went out today in a different boat, and brought a tuna to the scales. Three white marlins hold places
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ASMFC Approves Amendment 2 to the Bluefish FMP

ASMFC Approves Amendment 2 to the Bluefish FMP to Adjust Allocation and Establish a Rebuilding Plan ASMFC (August 6, 2021) ...The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved the Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bluefish: Allocation and Rebuilding Program. The Amendment updates the FMP goals and
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Catching Flounder In The Delaware Surf

There are a couple ways to catch flounder while surf fishing in Delaware Many anglers message us and ask ... I'm doing everything I have read for catching flounder in the surf, why am I not catching? I usually respond ... How many John Skinner videos did you watch? The response is usually, all of them. That man can catch fish and
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Weekend Surf Fishing Conditions

Heading Into A Beautiful Weekend (August 6, 2020) ... Despite the rain Saturday the fishing should be good in the early mornings. The beaches got a little shelved off from the last storm surges. Not to worry, these will flatten out if they haven't already in many spots. Just don't park close to a ledge it can collapse and make for a bad
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Public Meeting: Ocean City Inlet

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing and Boating ServicesPublic Meeting: Ocean City Inlet  -- August 17, 2021 MD DNR (Aug 3, 2021) ... You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting Aug. 17 to discuss the Ocean City inlet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural
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Boat Competing in White Marlin Open Sinks

The boat Knot Stressin' was taking on water sixty miles off the coast of Virginia. The Coast Guard out of Virginia came to the rescue as well as the competing boat Fishbone. Huge kudos to the crew of Fishbone for the save. Despite competing in the White Marlin Open, they took the time to help fellow competitors. That is how you do it, pure
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First White Marlin Weighed In At The 2021 WMO was …

The first white marlin has hit the scales and she topped out at 82.5 pounds. The first entry of the 2021 WMO is worth $4.9 million dollars. Caught by Mike Atkinson of Virginia Beach, VA aboard the Fender Bender. 421 boars went out today. Watch the weigh in online via the WMO Marlin Cam. A 51.5 pound Tuna just hit the docks and
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DNREC Dives Into National Water Quality Month

Passage of Clean Water for Delaware Act, Clean Water Initiativefor Underserved Communities Are Reasons for Celebration As the calendar turns to August, Delaware recognizes National Water Quality Month on a tide of momentum from Governor Carney’s signing of the Clean Water for Delaware Act, hailed as landmark legislation for reviving many of the
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National Academies Completes Consensus Study Report on Recreational Fishing Data and Strategies to Support In-season Management

NOAA feature story (July 22, 2021) ... The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has completed a consensus study report, “Data and Management Strategies for Recreational Fisheries with Annual Catch Limits.” NOAA Fisheries appreciates the hard work of the National Academies in conducting a comprehensive study and providing
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NOAA’s Wrecks and Obstructions Database And Viewer

NOAA has this handy online guide for wrecks and obstructions. If you haven't checked this handy tool out it is really helpful to find wrecks and obstructions for boaters and fishing. Even obstructions are good to fish, this is structure and fish hang on structure. Not only for food but protection. Most "structure" eventually becomes a
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Bennets Pier Has been Closed To Driving On

Due to litter, partying, off roading, and destruction of property Delaware Bay beaches are closing There were a few Delaware Bay beaches that you used to be able to drive on and fish or just visit. No tags required, no actively fishing. It was a nice way to relax and fish with little to no company. No state park rules, minus respecting
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White Marlin Open Begins With Record 9 Million Payout

White Marlin Open starts today This morning, like predawn early morning while the world slept. 421 boats headed out of the Ocean City, MD inlet to fish day one of the White Marlin Open. Michael Jordan's boat is entered this year again, the Catch 23 is fishing today. There are a lot of anglers fishing this year in the White Marlin Open
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Does Rehoboth Need These Shark Cages

We keep seeing social media posts about sharks at Rehoboth beach. Lifeguards pulling swimmers. For a four to five foot dusky shark or even a dogfish. Yes a beach was cleared one year for a dogfish, it made the paper. A dogfish nearly four feet long washed up on the beach. Then there was that one year the Rehoboth lifeguards cleared a
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Boca Inlet Full Send Indian River Inlet Style

These boys know how to get through the breakers! Not to be out done by the blue top legend ladies in full send Boca Inlet style. These boys managed an IRI full send last weekend. These guys know how navigate that water with ease and style! Well done gentlemen. Much better than that pontoon boat two years ago.We need to get the Boca
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It’s Time For Crab Larvae Or “Sea Lice”

Lot of sea lice complaints at the Delaware beaches (July 20212) ... It is that time of year again. people complaining about "sea lice" The question is are they actual sea lice or crab larvae (megalops). Ten times out of ten this time of year it is the crab larvae. Sea lice reactions take longer to notice than the crab larvae. It is not
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Great Videos of the Water Spout

Dan Bowman got a great view of the water spout from the VFW in Ocean View today. What a wild experience especially for that one boat that was out there. The continuing storms have more rotation coming so keep your eye on the sky and Delmarvawx. She ran right across the southside of Delaware Seashore State Park. Water Spout Indian River
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Water Spout on Indian River Bay

Todays severe thunderstorm and tornado warning hit the inland bays T.C. Dean was at the VFW in Ocean View and caught the tail end of this water spout on the Indian River bay. More of a big looking twister type rotation on water, but a water spout none the less. Pretty cool to see, if only for a few seconds. You may have to open the video
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First Annual Brandywine ShadFest

Celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine River To celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine river due to dam removal projects. The Brandywine Conservancy and a host of sponsors are having their first annual event. It is great to see these fish back in their native waters after more than a century.
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The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks

The summer meteor showers are happening and soon to peak Delta Aquarid Meteor happens when Earth passes through the stream of debris left behind by the comet 96P/Maccholz. Producing about ten to twenty meteors per hour. The peak is July 28th to the 29th. The radiant area is the constellation Aquarius, near the star Delta Aquarii.
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BOLO For Stolen Delaware Surf Fishing Tag

There have been a lot of stolen Delaware Surf Fishing tags and stickers this year. This is a surf tag theft that will be hard to hide. This is a numbered Delaware Surf Fishing black tag that Delaware State parks auctions off to raise money. The sticker on it is a two year one for 2022. Not the 2019 pictured. I doubt this will be used to
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Pompano Are In Town Check Out This Slob

Somebody tell the Pompano Princess time to come get some! We have been seeing some of the smaller pompano the last few weeks. Yesterday Kevin got a few while snagging that dead whistle pig. Today Alex Tkachuk and the boys were fishing and Cameron Maas landed this slob of a pompano. Lok at the water behind him too, tropical! So is the
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Ethanol Free Fuel Now Available In Sussex County

Boaters can purchase Ethanol Free gas in Sussex County (July 22. 2021) ... For years now boaters, boat mechanics, dealers, and everyone using watercraft haven not only wanted ethanol free gas, but needed it. People would go to Maryland to just purchase this gas if they could. That and beer in a convenience store, because Maryland does
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From Wigs To Whistle Pigs

Kevin gets the snag of the week, twice and it was only Tuesday For once today is not April 1st and you can't make this up. Last weeks catch was a wigKevin ... I was hoping for our first day out it would be just another day surf fishing. Yeah, nope. I loaded up the girls, I wanted to hit the beach for the first time and that east wind
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Flounder Pounder 2021 Canceled

The 2021 Flounder Pounder has been canceled Due to short staffing at Paradise Island the Flounder Pounder has been canceled this year. It isn't easy running a tourney with less people, I know that first hand. That being said I know a guy with a crew that could help run this puppy with ease. Maybe next year gang.
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DNREC Issues Code Orange Air Quality Alert

The Wildfire smoke is creating that haze in the sky. My eyes have been watering for days. This wildfire smoke haze will produce some wild sunsets this evening, possibly into Friday. The sun was easy to0 look at this morning due to the smoke. This form all the wildfires out west. DNREC ... Wednesday, July 21 is a Code Orange Air Quality
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White Creek Dredging Project

Information Session for White Creek Dredging Project to Be Held on July 28 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 28 to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County. The public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Sever weather inbound until tonight. Keep an eye on the sky and your weather apps. Delmarvawx will keep you updated as well in their local current conditions hub Page. Severe Thunderstorm Watch ... NWS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 382 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 110 PM EDT SAT JUL 17 2021 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
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Chesapeake Bay Recreational Striped Bass Closure

Recreational Striped Bass Season Closure Reminder The recreational striped bass season will be closed from midnight July 16 until 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2021 in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.  During the closure period anglers will be prohibited from targeting striped bass, which includes
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The Catch Of The Week Is A …

You never know what you will catch at the beach Last weekend Troy Rabe caught ... a wig. Possibly a weave, but definitely fake hair. "We were freaking out a little bit until we saw the clips, and no head attached to it". Before you ask, yes that is rumored to have happened before. We may or may not have heard of a report about eight
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Summer fishing is in full swing with new species arriving (July 15, 2021) ... If you haven't been outside, we can cut the air with a butter knife now. Summer time is in full swing. I'm so busy in the DS Custom Tackle warehouse, I haven't seen water in weeks! They don't let us out much this time of year. No one blew anything up
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Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021

We are gearing up for the Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021 The Delmarva Outdoors Expo 2021 is on October 1st to the 3rd this year. At the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. It has been a minute with all the covid restrictions, sadly it was safer to postpone the events the past year. Now the expo is back and looking forward to
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Ocean City Tuna Tournament Scales Final Day

Watch the last day of weigh ins for the Ocean City Tuna Tournament today live. The bottom video is the live scales camera the top video is the highlights from the last couple days at the scales on their website.Total Boats: 106Total Purse: $1,019,690 I believe is a new record purse for 2021. Ocean City Tuna Tournament Leaderboard
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Shark Week 2021 Begins

Today is the first day of Discovery Channel's Shark week! Shark week is starting today and lasts until July 17th. I am looking forward to see how it is done this year. Each year is different, some better than others. If you know a great deal about sharks the show is not as exciting. It is geared more for the public not "in the know".
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Bloodworm Shortage Due To Elsa

Elsa didn't blow but she let the bloodworms go There is a shortage of bloodworms due to Tropical Storm Elsa. There was a bit of shortage before the storm anyway. Diggers couldn't get out and supplies were limited already. Call ahead to shops to see if they have bloodworms in stock. Treading Water Bait and Tackle in Milford had
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Bluefish Finally Arrived in Droves

Bluefish where are they? This has been the question of the past couple months. Where are they, why aren't we seeing a lot? Now you know why the creel limits were changed drastically. Their numbers are down. The summer bluefish have finally arrived in Delaware in large numbers. The past months have been random catches at best. Now
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Best Firepits for Surf Fishing

Everyone wants a fire at the beach for night surf fishing Yes you can have a fire on a Delaware State Park drive on Beach, but it can't be ON the sand. It has to be contained in a metal container. (obviously, hello, fire). You can NOT do this on the walk on guarded beaches. We have been surf fishing at night with a nice cook fire for a
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No Parking On The Drive On access

Bikes in parks, will they ever pay their fair share? For years we have asked, why are bikes not regulated to pay a fee in parks like cars? The park's fee isn't an entrance fee to the park, it is a parking fee for vehicles. If it were an entrance fee, everyone in the car would have to pay. You can walk and ride a bike into a Delaware
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Summer Combat Surf Fishing Weekend Inbound

We Don't Give A Flying Flip What You Do On The Beaches So which one are you? The person who actually surf fishes or the one who fakes it? Guess what, we here at DSF don't give a flying flip what you do on the beaches, so long as we and others can actually surf fish. Despite what some may think we really don't care. Mostly because we
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Elsa Before and After

Elsa did blow but let us go If you didn't get a siren on your phone with fifty notifications for a tornado last night are you even living? Combined with every single person posting it on Facebook. It was a busy night for my phone which I put in a drawer at some point and went to bed. I'm laying there thinking if it happens it happens, I
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Killer Fireworks Over Rehoboth Beach This Fourth of July

The fireworks didn't disappoint this year in Rehoboth and neither did Brain Mathew's shots of the show from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park. Seven One Photography is his website and you can purchase his photos. He has some amazing firework shots, and the recent OC Air Show. He has a variety of photo captures he has taken over the
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Summer Slots Are Ready

Every year we get to fish for slots in the Delaware Bay and its tributaries Striped bass fishing has changed up in the Delaware Bay for the summer. It is now striped bass summer slot season. The slot limit for Delaware Bay and its tributaries is 20 – 25 inches and 2 fish per angler per day. The season lasts from July 1 to August 31. Also the
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Delaware’s “Aquaman”

You have seen a few pictures on here from our buddy Merton Briggs, Delaware's "Aquaman". We interviewed him about his exploits a couple years ago. His most recent shot is of a ribbon fish on the retrieve this past week offshore fishing for flounder and sea bass. Ribbon fish .. Merton Briggs He is the only guy I know who does
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Zebco Surf Fishing Tournament Postponed

Due to the incoming storm Elsa we are postponing the Zebco Surf Fishing Tournament. We thought about just standing at the top of trhe Herring Point Buyker parking lot and casting out over the washed out beaches with eight ounce weights.Postponing will also allow us to make a few necessary changes. The new tournament will be virtual and the
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Will Elsa Blow Or Let Us Go

Hunter Outten at Delmarvawx Discusses Tropical Storm Elsa and what we can expect. Hunter like myself knows it is best to be prepared just in case, but never panic. Storm systems change constantly by the time they get to Delmarva. The question always is how bad or worse? Best to just be prepared in case you actually have to deal with worst.
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Vehicle Fire On Assateague

This is why you air down! Last night around 9 PM a Durango caught on fire on the OSV beach on Assateague Island National Seashore's OSV. No idea on the cause, but a good guess is usually not airing down. That is the cause of ninety percent of vehicle fires on drive on beaches. This is also a good reason to carry a fire extinguisher in
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Shark Slumbers In Salisbury

Discovery Channel's Shark Week Blimp pit stopped last night at the Salisbury Airport. It is headed to New York for the start of Discovery Channel's Shark Week on Sunday, July 11th. Not sure of the exact flight path today, but hoping to catch it somewhere along the Delaware coast. Track the shark week blimp live here at Flight Aware. This
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Shark Week Blimp Approaching Delmarva

We are tracking Discovery's Shark Week Blimp as it just passed over Wallops Island and is approaching Chincoteague. We should see it in a couple hours off The Delaware coast. Track the shark week blimp live here at Flight Aware Shark Week blimp current location. The SHARK WEEK blimp will fly over the Delaware Beaches on July
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Cape Henlopen Check The Osprey Cam For Traffic

The Osprey cam is a great way to see if the park is full. Right now the line is to the ferry terminal. Use the Osprey Webcam to see traffic conditions at the main entrance for Cape Henlopen State Park. Cars are turning around as fast as they pull up. There is a steady flow out and that is people being turned around not the park emptying. If
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Sharks Will Fly By Delaware on The 4th of July

The Shark Week Blimp Is Coming To Delaware July 4th Media Alert ... DISCOVERY CELEBRATES SHARK WEEK'S 33RD ANNIVERSARY WITH FIRST-EVER 'SHARK WEEK' BLIMP FLYING OVER DELAWARE BEACHES ON JULY 4 SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns for its 33rd year with bigger sharks and record-breaking breaches on
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Firework Displays This weekend

July 3rd ... Rehoboth Beach fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4th ..July 4th ... Dewey Beach - Off a barge in Rehoboth Bay after dusk Dover: at dusk.; Legislative Hall. Georgetown: Fat Daddy's BBQ & Grille 9:15 p.m.Lewes: 2-10 p.m. 2PM Boat Parade. At dusk, fireworks after dusk off a barge off Lewes Beach. Ocean City: downtown on the beach and
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Bunker Impale Of The Year

I've seen fish caught all kinds of ways, but never like this You always hear the stories. I once fished with a guy that ____________. I have a few of my own that are so unbelievable, but true. Like the guy who caught a bass on a shoestring and trim gun nail, that happened. It was lunchtime and we we were bored at a jobsite on Millsboro
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Maryland Issues Striped Bass Fishing Advisory

Striped Bass Fishing Advisory Forecast (June 29, 2021) ... Maryland has a striped bass "forecast" for conditions favorable to the survival of a released fish. In other words if it is too hot. they don't want you fishing for striped bass. This will probably last a few days due to this heat wave. "Striped Bass Fishing Advisory ForecastTue June
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Legislation To Restrict Surf Fishing At Lewes Beach

Anglers could lose surf fishing access on Lewes Beach (June 28, 2021) ... There is a bill in the General Assembly that has one line in it that will restrict surf fishing access in Lewes. This bill has absolutely nothing to do with the environment, fishing or anything mildly related.. "Permitting the City Council to restrict fishing on
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Zebco Surf Fishing Tournament

For the Title ... KGB, King of Googan Beach On July 10th, on Herring Point Beach in Cape Henlopen State park. fifty surf anglers will gather at 5 AM and have the first of many Zebco Surf Fishing Tournaments. Sponsored by DSF, DS Custom Tackle, and Fishbites. Almost positive Zebco won't care about a little attention with us using their
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Read The Beach Find More Fish

People starting surf fishing just need to learn to read the Delaware beaches. The most intimidating thing about surf fishing, besides realizing you are standing on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, trying to not look like and idiot, is catching fish. Finding fish is the second hardest part of surf fishing, especially in Delaware. We have
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Ørsted Begins Nearshore and Offshore Survey Operations

Surveying Started for the Skipjack Windfarm (June 11, 2021) ... "Ørsted has just begun survey operations off the DE/MD coast to do research on the composition and contours of the ocean floor both nearshore and offshore. The purpose of these activities is to explore the viability of potential cable route options and other turbine siting
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Rose Is Off The Coast of Delaware

If you like following the sharks on Ocearch, Rose is in town. A juvenile white shark, Rose, at ten feet five inches was tagged October 4th, 2020. She went south and since then has only pinged in a couple of times in May. It is interesting to see the travels of these sharks and other tagged creatures. People freak out over one shark off
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Annular Solar Eclipse 2021

Even cloudy the annular solar eclipse did not disappoint. (June 10, 2021) ... I had to deliver tackle this morning for DS Custom Tackle. I had the truck loaded and ready to bail the shop at 4:45 AM. I wanted to catch the annular eclipse on my way to deliver in Fenwick Island first then head north. I saw the clouds, knew the weather
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The Drinking Beaches Are Clear

Don't Park in the wet spot Break out the generators and blenders, its day drinking at the drive on beaches! The summer has started. The weather has cleared but don't park in the wet spot. High tide is at 2PM ish. The picture above is low tide at 8:45 AM Expect the water to come up into the swales left behind. Park near or in the last
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Mystery Object Washed Up On Northside Beach

Every nor'easter makes for some interesting beach combing finds May 30, 2021 ... Lewis McCullough just sent us some pictures of this mystery object that washed up into the rocks at the Indian River inlet. My best guess is a desalination barge buoy. The ones right off the beach in front of Delaware Seashore state park. All of our
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Midnight High Tide Coastal Flooding

The beaches are already flooded. May 29, 2021 ... Beaches are already flooded and high tide is two hours out at midnight. It is expect to be almost three feet higher than normal That usually means worse than the minor tidal flooding we had on the last high tide. Route 1 will most likely flood above the bridge, below Dewey Beach and the
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Beach Conditions Keep An Eye On The Tide Today

Nor'easter conditions and high tide post full moon lunar tide effects May 29, 2021 ... Water is pushing up to the dunes already on most beaches, high tide is at 11:40 AM. Even at low tide the wind will push water and surge towards the coast and keep the water higher than usual. Then we add the post full moon lunar effects. And that
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Wicked Weekend Weather You Should Surf Fish

Memorial Day Weekend will be a treat for diehard surf anglers. We have crappy weather incoming. Granted it changes every fifteen minutes in Delaware, but we are definitely headed into a nautical weekend. A holiday crowded nautical weather weekend, and you should go surf fishing. Mainly because that easterly blow and cool temperatures
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Fishing is picking up and so is the weather. (May 26, 2021) ... We got robbed by the cloud cover to see the lunar eclipse. That's okay it is striped bass weather anyway. The fishing slowed down a little as the weather cooled down for some species. Now that we are warming back up it is turning back on. With a new arrival to boot.
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Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits

DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to
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Jaw Dropping Fishing At The Cape Henlopen Pier

What Do You Do When You catch Human Remains? (May 26, 2021) ... Yesterday Steve, and Tyler were fishing the Cape Henlopen Pier. Steve snagged something and pulled it up. "At first we thought it was a banana peel. Then we realized that is no banana peel. We tried to come up with anything else it could be other than what it was."
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Parks Paper Bag Pilot Program Is Crashing

Delaware State Parks removed plastic bags for these paper bags Just when I thought I had seen it all. I can't stand seeing plastic bags tied to the rails and fence at the piers and inlets. That is on the person doing that, however no one educates park visitors to not do this. There are signs that no one reads. One would think it is common
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Water Hit The Dunes This Morning At High Tide

Be careful of the incoming tide later today. (May 23, 2021) ... The tide came up nearly to the dune edges in some places early this morning. Be careful of the incoming tide today as well at 6 PM ish. Lunar tides from the coming full moon will be higher and lower. The waves are not too bad form he storm surge south of us and will calm
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The Tax Man Is In Town

A variety of fish to catch, and some are here to eat your catch (May 21, 2021) ... This half striped bass blitzed the beach last week. The sharks are in town and feeding on the striped bass as well as anything else around. David Moore "I wondered why the striped bass bite shut down." They were doing okay on stripers and hoping for
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The Off-Peak “Serf” Tags Are Coming

DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to
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Power Paraglider Lands At Navy Crossing

Here is something you don't see everyday, power paragliders landing, buzzing the beach, and fishing pier. (May 2021) ... This past weekend a power paraglider or paramotor landed on Navy Crossing walk on beach, between the jetties. This is a type of ultralight aviation. A paraglide chute is above and the pilot below has large fan motor
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The Terrapin Fence Has Been Replaced

The "fence" along route 1 is for the Diamondback terrapins When the terrapin fence was first replaced this year, many people saw it for the first time. Social media went a little nuts waning to know why such a short dune fence was installed along route 1. Some of the answers were priceless. Usually the terrapin fence is covered with
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Surf Fishing in Delaware is Producing Some New Arrivals (May, 8, 2021) ... Been a few good days in the surf for many people actually surf fishing. Delaware is producing Burrfish now and weakfish, the state unicorns are in the surf. The smaller spike trout size. I've seens some bruisers form Jersey back bays in he 8 pound range.
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Delaware Fishing report for May 6th 2021 When did summer get here?  My pseudo beach grass looks like the burnt yards of August, dry as a bone. Until those spring storms rocked us and the garden growth explodes.  Hopefully a cool down is incoming soon.  But the good news, that heat up cranked up some fishing.  Just as we hoped.       
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Maryland Fishing Report – May 5

MD DNR May 5, 2021 ... This week holds the promise of fishing for a variety of species. The trout put-and-take areas have been generously stocked and blue catfish and northern snakeheads are very active. Chesapeake Bay anglers are excited to be able to fish for the large post-spawn striped bass as they exit the spawning rivers and head out of
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Rocket Launch Exploring Energy Transport in Space

Rocket Launch Exploring Energy Transport in Space Launches May 7th From Wallops Island "The Black Brant XII, carrying the KiNET-X payload, is a four-stage sounding rocket that can reach altitudes more than 200 miles above Earth's surface. Because of this, weather permitting, the eastern U.S. states have a chance to see the rocket passing over
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Christina River Watershed Cleanup Extended to May 15

To encourage northern Delaware volunteers to get outside and clean up, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Christina Conservancy has extended the month-long Christina River Watershed Cleanup campaign an extra two weeks through Saturday, May 15. The date coincides with the Wilmington
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Gale and Storm Warning

Very windy conditions today into Saturday Look on the bright side the Damn Fly Meter will be a negative two this weekend. The beach combing will be fun on Sunday too. Beaches will get carved up a bit too. You can surf cast a mile today and the ocean is blown out flat to a degree. Stay out of he woods too, great way to get hit by a flying
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

More fish and better weather (April 28, 2021) ... The bite has gotten hotter and so is the weather. Feels like July for spring fishing. nothing like a quick heat wave to really am things up. The water temperatures have ben steadily rising with the occasional yoyo due to cold snaps. Now we will see temperature spikes with
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May The Fish Be With You Is Canceled

May The Fish Be With You Surf Fishing Tournament is canceled for 2021 Sorry everyone, but we have to cancel May The Fish Be With You. Not enough people signed up and this company has taken too many losses from a year of canceled events and covid. We simply can not afford to run a surf fishing tournament. Anyone who signed up online will
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Rudy’s Crab Omelet

A Fun Delicious Breakfast Rudy’s Crab Omelet ...Ingredients You will need. Two eggsa little milk4 crabs (steamed)Shredded parmesan cheeseGreen onionOld baySaltPepperLegs and clawsPrepare your crab meat and set two claws and six legs aside.Beat eggs with a little milk.Put a pat of butter in a small frying pan on low/med heat and add eggs.Once
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Forest Service to conduct controlled burn in Lewes

LEWES, Del. (April 22, 2021) —  The Delaware Forest Service plans to conduct a 48-acre controlled burn in the City of Lewes on Friday, April 23, beginning around mid-morning. The burn area will be closed to the public. Signs will be posted on nearby roads before and during burning. Residents and visitors may see or smell smoke but should not be
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Learn To Fish The Inland Bay Marsh Banks

Fishing the marsh banks of the inland bays is like fishing a reef. I catch the most fish along marsh banks around the inland bays. Fresh baited crab pots are another favorite structure. Baitfish just pack them and feed on the fresh food. The big fish feed on the baitfish. The marsh banks are covered in mussels and oysters. That are a
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

The surf fishing and fishing overall is getting better. (April 22, 2021) ... The past weekend a decent amount of people went surf fishing. The beaches weren't packed too bad either. Well except 3Rs on Sunday after that beast of a striped bass was landed, that was to be expected. Looked like a surf fishing tournament on the south end.
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Coastal Towing To The Rescue

Some heroes drive life size Tonka toys I was all over the beaches this weekend seeing friends, chasing fish, and tides. Aired up and down a dozen times. Night fishing was fun, just walking and casting. Glad this didn't happen on the beach at 3 AM the other night. The transmission went up one night months ago on Faithful Steward, but we
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From Bags To Benches

DNREC to Have One Ton of Plastic Bags Made into Benches Dover (April 15, 20210 ... In honor of Earth Month, Gov. John Carney joined Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin on April 15 to tour the facility where Delaware State Parks will have 15 benches made from excess plastic bags. The new pilot
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

It is time to hit the suds for spring surf fishing in Delaware and Assateague It doesn't take long, but when spring fishing springs, it goes off.  We wait and we wait and we wait.  You hear a rumor of a big fish, then another.  Then, you see a picture, could that be real?  Is that really a Delaware Beach? Black drum run is on and just got
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The Delaware Surf Fishing Tag Voucher Pick Up Show

The vouchers for Delaware surf fishing tags were quickly handed out this morning, and the show up to that was fun, for some. The Delaware surf tag voucher It was early last night and the lines started in the parks that would allow vehicles to sit and wait. Brandywine State Park was turning cars away. People are messaging our pages
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People Lining Up For Surf Tag Vouchers Overnight

The Delaware State Park Surf Tag Vouchers Are Handed out Tomorrow. The question of the day has been what time should I get in line for this surf tag voucher. About a dozen people are already at some of the parks at the moment. So I would say right about now into the early morning. I honestly don't know about spending the night in my
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NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model

Surf Anglers take advantage of this rip current forecast model. Below is the press release from NOAA about the National Rip Current Forecast Model. Great for helping lifeguards, boaters, swimmers, and beach towns for water safety. This will also be a great tool for surf anglers. We fish cuts, but prefer rip currents. The more gnarly
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Do Not Park In Or Drive Through Swales

Do not drive through the swales, especially the ones full of water. (April 2021) ... This is a jeep thing I will never understand. Just because you may have seen it on that Toyota commercial. Which happened to be shot in Delaware Seashore State park. You can't drive through the water on Delaware beaches. I mean you can to a degree, but
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Be Careful Surf Fishing In Fog

The worst sunburns happen when you least expect them Today it was foggy at the beach. It feels great, nice and cool. That is a lie. While it may feel great while surf fishing, you are being cooked by UV rays and you can't even feel it. Much like ants under a magnifying glass. By the time you do realize it, way too late. You're
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New Surf Structure And Northern Kingfish

The surf has new structure that will not last long After every heavy wave event the surf area gets carved up and that new structure lasts for a short time, but produces fish.. The surf was wide today, we found some nice cuts on Cape. Ones that we usually fish, but today they were really pronounced. Cut draining back into the ocean
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Striped Bass Incidental Catches Are Legal In Delaware

The new circle hook law for striped bass is confusing some anglers You're fishing for black drum, you have an offset circle hook with clam. These are not legal for targeting striped bass, however you're drum fishing. You catch a keeper striped bass. The question has been, can anglers keep the legal keeper striped bass even though the
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Pilot Program Delaware Surf Fishing Off-Peak Tags

Delaware State Parks has a new off-peak weekday surf tag. I like this idea and have said for years parks needs either a three day or week long surf tag. This weekday pass is cheaper and allows anglers to surf fish the weekdays when you can actually catch fish. Now we just need to limit he vehicles out here so the beaches don't keep getting
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Delaware Surf Fishing Tag Voucher Information

Delaware State Parks Announces Voucher Details Anyone glad this wasn't a robocall? On April 14th you can line up for your vouchers in a few Delaware state parks. There is some info you need to know to get these vouchers as well as where, below. May the odds be ever in your favor. Who wants to tailgate one of these? DE state parks
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MAFMC and ASMFC Postpone Final Action on Potential Changes to Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Allocations

MAFMC and ASMFC Postpone Final Action on Potential Changes to Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Allocations (April 8, 2021) ... During a joint webinar meeting on Tuesday, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (Commission) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board
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DNREC Launches New Logo

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today unveiled a new logo. Dover (April 8, 2021) ...The new logo builds on the Department’s history of commitment to responsible use and protection of the natural environment. “The new look is inspired by our mission to protect human health and the environment, how
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My Bait Fridge Smells Amazing

Yesterday we went on a twelve hour chunk soak. (April 2021) ... If you haven't seen Bob The Garbage Man videos out of Jersey they are hilarious. Keep the kids out of the room too. Chris Skelton got up with me last week ... "Hey man want to do a 12 hour soak Bob he Garbage Man style?"Me .. "Oh heck yeah!"We decided to do a little
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Hoping For Striped Bass Weather This Weekend The Delaware surf has been calm waters the past few days, it is a nice change of pace. Over the weekend if this rain hits as predicted, that will all change. Yesterday and today, two days ago was supposed to be overcast and that changed. Just waint fifteen minutes and we get new weather.
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May The Fish Be With You Surf Fishing Tournament 2021

The second annual May The Fish Be With You Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on May 1st in Delaware Seashore State Park. May The Fish Be With You Surf Fishing Tournament 2021 is sponsored by Fishbites and DS Custom Tackle. Surf anglers can sign up on Stub Central starting April 8, 2021, or at Dans Tackle Box and Icehouse Bait and
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The Old Man In The Seal

There is a large seal on the beaches in Delaware Seashore State Park. It is an older seal, and looks to be on his last days. If you see it, leave it be. Not just because that is the federal law, but also ... old seal, just wants to rest. MERR is aware and has been monitoring. After numerous reports to our social media pages, I figured put
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Sunday Funday The Return Of The Whelks

Easter Sunday Funday was for surf fishing and giving back to the sea. If you found a whelk shell on Gordons Pond yesterday, we put them there. There is a unwritten "rule" in Delaware State parks to not remove shells from the beaches. Also known as low impact beach combing. Pick it up, look at it, put it back. This "suggestion" is
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Download NOAA Nautical Charts For your Area

NOAA has all their nautical charts online. NOAA's Office of Coast Survey has a nautical chart finder section on the website. These charts are for planning trips and not to be used for up to date guidance for depths. When we see the hydrographic survey boats these are one of the tasks, updating these nautical charts. Navigating
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Marine One Landing Pad Moving To Gordons Pond Beach

Due to the surf tag shortage Marine One will be landing on the beach at Gordons Pond. Just like so many other Delawareans, President Joe Biden missed out on the park's robocall for the last 1,000 surf tags. President Joe Biden ... "It was awful man, just chaos. I get this crazy robocall and I am like where are the credit cards? Who
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Orca Pod Breaches Ocean City Inlet

The yearly east coast orca run has started, they are heading to the spawning grounds. Yesterday Mike Givens from the band Monkey Paw and fellow Wallops Rocket Chaser was at Ocean City inlet doing a little drone footage before playing that night. Getting shots of the town and inlet. "All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, this
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Delaware State Parks To Pave Rehoboth Lewes Highway

The beach run between Gordons pond to Herring Point is getting a facelift. Due to massive traffic this season on a stretch of beach in Cape Henlopen State Park known locally as the "Rehoboth Lewes Highway". It has been proposed it is best to just go ahead and pave it as another thruway. Parks Staff ... "We are trying to move people in
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Delaware Recreational Fishing Licenses Increased In 2020

In 2019 the State of Delaware issued or sold 81,075 recreational fishing licenses. Honestly I always thought this number was much higher, which it is but can't be counted. In 2020 due to covid restrictions, fishing really bumped up. One activity that many people could do and social distance well was fish. Be it individually or as a family
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The 1950’s Delaware Salt Water Fishing Guide & Map

I have a pristine copy of The Delaware Salt Water Guide Fishing booklet put out by The Rehoboth Sportsmen's Club in the 50's and 60's. "A Complete Guide To Fishing In The Delaware Coastal Area". It was a yearly publication that sold for a dollar. This guide truly is a complete book, loaded with information. Full of fish lists,
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Bending Offset Circle Hooks

Anglers can bend their offset circle hooks to be legal, but is it a good idea? With the new striped bass circle hook regulations. Many of us have a collection of circle hooks that are not legal now for targeting striped bass. So what do we do with all these offset circle hooks? Working for a tackle manufacturer, DS Custom Tackle has
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Offshore Wind Updates March 2021

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind 1 Project, which is available here. The next stage in the federal permitting process will be the Record of Decision which will include BOEM’s determination regarding approval of the project, including mitigation and monitoring
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Delaware State Parks Release 1,000 More Surf Tags

One would think this is an April Fools joke but it is real. Someone needs to let the Starbucks fighters know.According to the governor's latest emergency order update. Delaware State Parks is to release, or is allowed to release one thousand more surf tags. May the odds be ever in your favor! Dover (March 29, 2021) ... In response to the
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When Will The Gator Bluefish Show

The gator bluefish run in the surf is slower each year. Every year, a few big gator bluefish are caught in the spring, while surf fishing in Delaware. It happens every year, you hear about it if you weren't there, and then the action would just stop, lasting for a couple days at best. Then the fish move offshore. In 2014 that action
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Weekend Fishing Picking Up

The resident striped bass are not the only schooling fish hitting in Delaware This weekend's warm up out brought out more anglers, and created chances for more catches. The short bass action has been fun around the inland bays. That water temperature jumped up over fifty seven degrees. It has held at low tide for the past four
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Sandy Surf Will Settle

Inland Bay water temperatures rise quick. The surf was rough today, the wind was worse. Exfoliation level twelve, I'm down three layers of skin. The surf is really stirred up with wind blown sand. You could cast a mile. It will calm down over night. Sunday's rain looks like a lot of fun. Warm, moist rain. Short striped bass are
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Get Your Hard Clams Now!

This is my favorite time of year to eat steamed clams. This is my favorite time of year for farm raised or wild collected clams, just a little sandy, no mud. The water is still easy to see into around the inland bays if you are collecting your own. Seasonal clamming is still open in Delaware. This seasonal "season" is from December
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Delaware Surf Fishing Report

Finally something to talk about besides white perch, skates, dogfish, and the coming spring runs. Striped bass action is finally picking up more in the upper Delaware Bay and river. Up north Richard King, commercial angler, and owner of Port Penn Bait and Tackle ... "We are starting to see more and more big striped bass in our nets. They
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CARES Act Funds Available for Fishery-Related Businesses

CARES Act Funds Available for Fishery-Related BusinessesApplication Period Will Be Open from March 22 Through May 5 Saltwater fishery-related businesses that suffered severe revenue declines in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for financial relief from March 22
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Beach Conditions Are Nautical

Only one way to describe the beaches today, nautical with a gale warning. Water pushed to the dunes at high tide over night. Next high tide is a 1:15 PM. Right now it is low tide and water is on top of the beaches. The wind advisory should lift about 1 PM. Possible small craft advisories into Saturday. Big wave day great for pictures,
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Reading The Beach To Surf Fish

Reading a Delaware beach to surf fish will help you find and catch more fish After a nor'easter or heavy wave storm surges. The beaches are all carved up and washed out, but that is actually a helpful tool for any surf angler. Especially in Delaware, it is tough to read a beach here. Some carved troughs soon to be swales are tens
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Montauk Rocks Surf Fishing feature film

This is the best documentary you will ever see on Montauk. Five years in the making, completed in 2012, this film really shows you the surf casting culture of Montauk, NY. A mecca for the most eccentric and hardcore striped bass anglers in the world. "The land of the giants." Montauk Rocks, Surf Fishing feature film was recently released
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2021 Chincoteague Pony Carnival and Penning Canceled

Announced today on the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page (March 16, 2020 .. ) Dear friends,After much deliberation the fire company regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2021 carnival/pony penning activities. By now we would already be more than half way through the planning phases and preparing for upcoming events.Given
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Mosquito Control Spraying of Woodland Pools to Begin

Spring Campaign Will Reduce Numbers of Year’s First Biting Mosquitoes Dover (March 16, 2020) ... The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes Tuesday, March 23, weather permitting. Statewide spraying will originate in southern
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DS Custom Tackle Spring Sale Code

It is that time of year, spring has sprung and it is time to load the tackle boxes, boats, and trucks. Get your gear cleaned up and replace the bad with much better. Do you make your own rigs? DS Custom Tackle has all the supplies you need to make your own gear; floats, teasers, swivels, hooks and more. "This year our sale will last until
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Attention Boaters New ECOS Law

Engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. WASHINGTON (March 10, 2021) – Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021,
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Space X Falcon 9 Plume Seen Along East Coast

If you decided to wake up early enough this morning to catch the SpaceX rocket that launched from Florida this morning. Everyone saw the plume on the east coast. That extra hour of sleep was just too attractive for some of us this morning. Nate Holder got these pictures this morning .. "I was in the Chesapeake bay headed up to Cape Charles
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Last One We Promise Have a Great Weekend

Going to be a little cooler tomorrow but still a great weekend. Have fun, if you didn't get your tag do some exploring. Now is a great time to see places you've never been with less people in the way. Try the Fishing Locations page for some ideasWalk on Surf Anglers start scouting out new places. Check out the town beaches, now is a great
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Delaware Drive On Beach Conditions March 12th

Lot of people are heading down and the beaches had some activity today. Vehicle activity and anglers, don't get excited unless you like dogfish and skate. Nothing wrong with catching them at all, but things haven't changed. The ocean is still about forty two degrees. Someone will probably catch a few short striped bass this weekend with that
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Osprey Arriving In Sussex County

People been seeing osprey arrive all over Sussex county this past week. Usually I get to see at least one as soon as they start showing up and then I am happy. Today I saw my first three and am loving it. That chirp. When you hear that sound and you are fishing. You know there is at least something around to catch. Osprey on the nest
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Upstate Stream Trout Season to Open Early

Anglers Encouraged to Practice Social Distancing; Trout Streams Closed to All Fishing from March 14 Until Opening Delaware’s 2021 upstate stream trout season will open early to minimize opening day crowds and accommodate responsible outdoor recreation during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) period. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources
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Delaware Surf Fishing “Uber” Of Sorts

We are getting a lot of requests about how to get on the beaches. Walk on surf fishing locations we just did an article on. Many are looking for rides. One thing someone suggested was a way for people to meet up and get a ride to surf fish. Not a bad idea. Knowing what I know about parks permits, rules etc. The only way to do this is as
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Delaware Walk On Surf Fishing Locations

You might have missed a surf fishing tag but you won't miss out on actual surf fishing. Pro Tip ... Look on the bright side, no one is going to ask you for a ride to the beach this year. These areas below are all walk on area for surf fishing. I recommend a five gallon bucket of gear and two rods and sand spikes. You can sit on the bucket.
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Navy Crossing Is Open

Navy crossing is open. Today there was a truck on the beach, the gate is open and you can see people are easily getting passed the great dune base. The beach is wide but flatter so watch yourself at high tide. Navy Crossing beach looking towards the great dune. You can see the sand road along the dune base is fine and level
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Lot of Bird Action Off Broadkill Today

Hundreds of Gannets Raining on Bait in the Delaware Bay There were hundreds of gannets raining on bait today off Broadkill Beach and Beach Plum Island State Park. Easily a mile if not more offshore. I had to break out the big binoculars just to see if they were gannets or gulls. I got some decent shots they were pretty far out. The
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Getting The Surf Fishing Vehicle Ready For The Season

Now it is time to clean the surf fishing rigs, gear, tackle, and add snacks. It will be seventy degrees on Friday, the water is forty , but yeah, I'm going to the beach too all week. But first, I gotz sum cleanin to do.The season is coming, there are dogfish and skate in the surf now. Don't care, I want to go catch other fish, but first
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Masseys Ditch Is already Shoaling Back In

The Indian River Bay side shoal is forming back up rather quickly Not a year after dredging Masseys ditch and part of Bakers Channel. The end of Masseys near bird island on the Indian River bay side is filling back in. It won't take too long before it is filled in just as bad as before the dredging. Boats were constantly getting
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Fight Breaks Out Over Surf Tags At Starbucks

I can't even make this up for a good April Fool's joke, because this was literally on the list of suggestions this year. So what had happened was ... This has been confirmed by witnesses, it is a hundred percent reliable, identities are anonymous and will remain as such. Today at Starbucks folks waiting in line for their
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That Pink Cloud Is NOT a UFO

Not too long ago a DOD Rocket was launched at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. We knew there was a launch toady, but being a Department of Defense launch, times are not announced. In case anyone is wondering what that weird pink cloud was earlier this evening on the horizon. Usually the vapors left behind are from sounding rockets. Wallops
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Delaware Surf Fishing Tags Will Run Out Soon

If you haven't gotten your surf fishing tag for Delaware State park beaches you better get on it. There are only 1,000 surf tags left for the public. I don't expect these tags to make it past the middle of February. Surf Fishing PermitsSurf Fishing Permits allow vehicles to access designated beaches for the sole purpose of fishing. Only
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