Read The Beach Find More Fish

People starting surf fishing just need to learn to read the beach. 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 a unique
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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.
Read More...

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
Read More...

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."
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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.
Read More...

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.       
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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.
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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.
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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,
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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,
Read More...

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 swales are tens to hundreds of feet long.
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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,
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

Delaware Walk On Surf Fishing Locations

You might have missed a surf fishing tag but you won't miss out on surf fishing. Serious Pro ... Look on the bright side, no one is going to ask you for a ride to the beach this year You would be surprised how many places there are to surf fish just walking onto a beach. Many of these places are not drive on accesses at all, just
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

DNREC to cohost with Maryland DNR a virtual joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission/Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council public hearing for the draft Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment

DNREC will cohost with Maryland DNR a virtual joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) hearing to get public comment on the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 8 PM. You can find
Read More...

Fishing Line Drop Loop Strength Tests

We have been testing a lot of fishing gear on our BFG 2500 (February 2021) ... In 2020, I acquired an old drafting table. Like really old school and weighs as much as a small car. Being bored to death during all the pandemic fun, I decided to repurpose it. Honestly I have come up with some weird stuff for projects the past year. This
Read More...

Delaware’s Pond Trout Season to Open Early

Anglers Encouraged to Practice Responsible Social Distancing;Newton Pond Closed for All Angling Through Feb. 27 Delaware’s 2021 downstate pond 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
Read More...

2021 Delaware Fishing Guide And Ruler Available

The 2021 Delaware Fishing Guide is out and the new rulers. They are green or as the Trailer Park boys would say, F&%$@*& Mint! Batteries not included either, they are bright. The ink stays on when it gets wet. We checked, even used Windex. Because like Costas "Gus" Portokalos says, Windex fixes everything, You can pick up the
Read More...

Sewer Break Discharges Water Into St. Jones River

Public Advised to Avoid Length of River from Dover to Bowers Until Wastewater Spill is Dispersed Immediate Release (February 17, 2021) ... The Kent County Levy Court Public Works is currently addressing a force main break, causing wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River. The public should avoid contact with the water in the St. Jones at
Read More...

NOAA Fisheries Reaches Out To Fishermen By Phone

NOAA Fisheries reaches out to fishermen by phone; conducting surveys for scientists to assess impacts on commercial/for-hire fishing operations and seafood dealers/processors related to COVID-19 KEY MESSAGE:NOAA Fisheries and our partner, the University of Florida, are teaming up on a phone survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on
Read More...

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes From Maine to Texas No longer does Banded Rudderfish need to be a standard answer. Actually no, it always has to be the standard answer on the interwebs for a fish ID. At least we can now put away the ballyhoo/halfbeak debate every year around the inland bays, they are halfbeaks.I have a ton of books and I
Read More...

Delaweather Bubble Strikes Again

I'm starting to think my woodstove is just too hot. We keep getting left out in the cold with no snow in the Delaweather bubble, whether we like it or not. Keep up with Hunter at DelmarvaWX for live updated weather conditions. Especially tomorrow when this bubble bursts from ice.
Read More...

Governor Carney seeks nominees for two At-Large vacancies on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

Governor Carney is seeking nominees for two vacant At-Large seats on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) to submit to the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for consideration.  One of the two seats is currently held by New York and the second is held by North Carolina.  Although legally available to
Read More...

Check Out The Radio Garden App

Spin the globe and be your own DJ There isn't a radio on our smart phones which is just stupid. If you like music as much as I do, and have a diverse taste. Then check out the Radio Garden app on the phone or with a computer. You can listen to radio stations worldwide. Who needs a radio when you have Radio Garden. Spin the globe
Read More...

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 347 AM EST Wed Feb 10 2021 DEZ002>004-MDZ012-015-019-020-102200- /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0006.210211T0000Z-210211T1700Z/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot- Caroline- Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach,
Read More...

Winter Storm Watch

I want to go car hooding so send it! NWS ... ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...* WHAT...HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. * WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY, NORTHEAST MARYLAND AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN DELAWARE.*
Read More...

Broadkill Beach Took A Beating

Every nor'easter carves up Broadkill Beach more and more The waves and wind pummeled Broadkill Beach. Delaware bay beaches are usually calm and have smaller beaches. Hardly any real dunes and usually just look like the edge of any relatively calm bay or big lake. Until the storms crank up the conditions. Broadkill Beach Erosion
Read More...

DNREC Cancels Annual Beach Grass Planting

2021 Annual Beach Grass Planting Canceled Due to Covid Dover (February 2, 2020) ... Dear Volunteers, Usually at this time of year I send an email with registration information for our annual Beach Grass Planting. However, due to the pandemic, we will not be holding the event in the spring. This year there will be a minimal amount of
Read More...

Angry Seas Minor Coastal Flooding

The nor'easter conditions today were typical and mild. No big deal, nothing to see here typical nor'easter conditions. Once high tide passed we were good to go. Route 1 got a tad wet on the shoulder. Deldot was standing by with the snow plows. Before you laugh, it's a great way to push water off the highway into the drainage ditches.
Read More...

Big Surf No More Snow

The snow along the coast and inland areas of Sussex County melted overnight. Now we are watching the ocean push to the dune lines. It is serious nor'easter conditions today. There is a huge build up of foam on he beaches too. High tide is at 11 AM, water is already to the dune lines. The inland bays will see some minor flooding around 3
Read More...

DNREC Sinks Ex-Army Fast-Supply Ship

DNREC sinks ex-Army fast-supply ship to expand Delaware's artificialreef system and create more fish habitat and angling opportunities Per DNREC ... (Jan 22, 2021) ... About the newest addition to Delaware’s reef system: The John S. Dempster Jr. joins three other decommissioned World War II-era fast-supply (FS) ships that DNREC has turned into
Read More...

Navy Crossing Is Really Thin

Delaware Surf Anglers Avoid Driving Navy Crossing. The drive on access is still closed and for good reason. There isn't enough beach to drive on and even at low tide you can't get down the sand "cliff". Avoid driving to naval crossing from point comfort station even turning around could be an issue. There isn't enough sand to cross in
Read More...

Take A Long Walk Off A Short Pier In Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach's Canal Access Dock Tour Now you really can take a long walk off a short pier in Rehoboth Beach. The new canal access dock in Rehoboth is almost ready to open to the pubic. The switchback to get to the dock below is bit of a walk with benches along the way and information signs. It is a great idea, and needed for the the
Read More...

State Park Offices to Reopen Tuesday with Limited Hours

Virtual Programs Offered While Nature Centers Remain Closed The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its state park offices Tuesday, Jan. 12, with limited hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Park offices were closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 11 to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Indian River
Read More...

Cecil County Angler Catches Record Flathead Catfish

MD DNR (Dec 6, 2020) ... A Cecil County resident has officially been recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as the first-ever state record holder for the invasive flathead catfish. Joshua Dixon caught the 57-pound, 50-inch long flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) on Dec. 27, 2020 fishing near the Lapidum Boat Ramp on the
Read More...

Delaware 10-Digit Dialing

Delawareans are going to have to make some changes dialing numbers soon FCC .... 2021 is going to bring about many changes, but one of the changes that will affect all of us in our daily lives has barely begun to be made public. Beginning April 24, 2021, telephone users in Delaware with Delaware phone numbers (area code 302) will begin to dial
Read More...

Careful Driving Navy Crossing Beach at High Tide

Navy Crossing in Cape Henlopen State Park Navy crossing in Cape Henlopen State Park has been closed since the last storm. The most recent high water and winds have eroded the beach to nearly the base of the great dune. The stumps exposed at low tide on navy crossing beach ... photo Andrew Hansen A lot of the stumps were exposed and
Read More...

DNREC to Temporarily Close Park Offices Starting Dec. 24

DNREC to Temporarily Close Park Offices Starting Dec. 24 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close all park offices within Delaware State Parks starting Thursday, Dec. 24 through Jan. 11, 2021, to limit the spread of COVID-19. The closures coincide with Gov. John Carney’s latest stay-at-home advisory,
Read More...

2021 Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show Cancels

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show, which was scheduled from January 21–24, 2021. The health and safety of our guests, exhibitors and employees is of the utmost importance, and following a thorough analysis regarding the feasibility of the show, this is the most prudent course of
Read More...

Assateague OVS fees Will Increase in 2021

The National Seashore Park is increasing fees for OSV users. "In the summer season of 2020, the National Seashore saw an 81% increase to OSV Zone use from the average use over the last five years. With this increase of use, there was also an increase of cost. The new cost recovery permit fee is intended to offset this cost to the National
Read More...

Monolith Pops Up in Cape Henlopen State Park

The mysterious monolith makes an appearance in Delaware While surf fishing this morning we turned around and saw a monolith near the fire control towers on Gordons Pond beach. It was smooth and silvery. The tide was all the way out and we were concentrating on a cut looking for striped bass. Monolith seen at Gordons Pond Friday
Read More...

Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021

Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective on Jan. 1, 2021 Dover (Dec 1, 2020) ... Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores.
Read More...

The Point Air Station Is Closed

When the pole was pushed back the escaping air dug a big hole. The other day the point's air station was damaged. A vehicle hit one of the posts and pushed the air pipes apart underground. I have no idea when it will be open again. The next closest station is Navy Crossing. You can get there one of two ways. Drive across the walk on
Read More...

Surf Fishing Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone hope you all had a great day, despite all the crazy. We spent the morning into the late afternoon beach hopping and surf fishing. It was a skatefest today but it was a good time and we all needed a break. Fishing holidays is awesome, I can't work on a holiday, or that is my excuse anyway. The beach was empty
Read More...

Tautog: A Tale From The Rail

Delaware Surf Fishing's Community Cookbook presents ... A Tail From The Rail The crowds are gone and our usual catches have slowed for the summer. Evenings are spent watching anything dealing with fishing and or boating while both me and Christina tie up our much needed toggie rigs. Fishing the inlet and landing a good size tog
Read More...

Annual Delaware Surf Fishing Tags Will Go On Sale Soon

(Nov 2020) ... I have received about thirty messages a day asking when the 2021 annual surf tags will be available. The Delaware State Parks have a new system they are using to issue permits and surf tags this year. The tag sales will start sometime in mid December and will be announced soon. Parks will be using the same system that they
Read More...

Thar Be Seals

We saw our first seal today While looking for a spot to fish, we also were looking for a buddy, we didn't see him. While circling back from the bayside of the point we saw the cormorants feeding that rip. Then I saw a head. Oh cool a seal. Let's sit here set up the lines, that bird just swallowed a huge fish whole, may as well try.
Read More...

Heads Up Beach Horseback Riders

Horses are not allowed in no vehicle areas on the park beaches. A rule we never knew existed. While surf fishing the point today we ran into a buddy of ours who is a park ranger and was off duty walking the beach. He asked when the horses went into the PVC fenced area at the point. "That was yesterday we were here why?""Horseback
Read More...

Almost Caught A Sea Plane While Surf Fishing Today

Is there are creel on these things and do they taste good? I'm not even sure how I would start cleaning this beast had I landed it. We were at the poin today catching horseshoe crabs and dogfish. While trying to take a picture of a seal. Andrew and John say ... "Hey man you might want to look to your right" ... HOLY ....!!!! ...
Read More...

Delaware Surf Fishing Report

We keep getting messages, are the migratory striped bass here yet ... No they are not, but there are keepers to be caught. We discuss this every year, twice a year in fact. The striped bass migration works in phases or stages. We are in stage one in Delaware. There may be a few early arrivals for migratory striped bass, the fish don't
Read More...

Delaware State Police Investigating Stolen Boat

Milford (Nov 19, 2020) - Delaware State Police are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer and seeking the public’s assistance with locating it. The boat was stolen from Thompsonville Road on November 15, 2020, between 4:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The boat is described as an 18ft Prodigy 1854 Marsh Tuff Boat with a 20 horsepower Mudbuddy
Read More...

The Leonids Peak This Week

With no moon in the sky it should be easy to see the Leonids peak on the morning of Nov 17th. After midnight, the moon free sky will make it perfect for viewing the typical 10 to 15 meteors per hour. The Leonids are produced by the debris trail of the orbital path of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Look above he constellation Leo. The
Read More...

More Delaware Beaches are Cleared of Oily Debris

Unified Command Conducts Final Shoreline Assessments Dover (Nov 11,2020) ... Cleanup crews under the unified command have successfully cleared all Delaware Bay beaches and another stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline of oily debris and tar balls. After the latest shoreline assessment late Tuesday, only Gordon’s Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park,
Read More...

All About That Dune Life

Muir, Leopold, Carson, the three most important environmental writers in history. I'd argue Dr. Seuss was more influential than those three, but, whatever. I'm not one of them, nor am I the Lorax. I do, however, keep a field journal and every now and then, I share some of those entries. This was today's ... "Empty Sand Hills or Complex
Read More...

Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries Meeting

Now is your chance to sit in on these fishery meetings form home. I see many complain they never have time or the meetings are too far away. I have even heard they set the meeting times on purpose to make it difficult to get to a meeting. That isn't true, but believe what you want. I think it is an excuse for not wanting to go, or to
Read More...

Time To Cast Some Spells

Happy Halloween from everyone of us at DSF. Been a crazy year, make the best of this day. Full moon tonight, no it isn't actually blue, but if it were would that surprise you at this point?Daylight savings, we get an extra hour of this insane year. Go fishing and relax.
Read More...

Faithful Steward Crossing Is Closed

Delaware State Parks closed Faithful Steward crossing for oil debris clean up. It will be open again by Monday possibly Sunday afternoon. There is still oiled debris on the beaches and in the double wrack line from the hurricane surge and the last storm surge. So we have two areas on the beach that have a line of oiled debris. Close
Read More...

Big Winds Incoming

I'm watching live as the storm system moves across the Delmarva region on DelmarvaWX. The rain is steadily increasing out here in the country. Soon the trees will be rocking form wind. Hopefully we don't ose any. Brches and flying debris will be an issue. Be careful along wooded roadways. Active Delaware Advisories (Delmarva
Read More...

Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Peak Deer Activity Calls for Vigilance at Dawn, Dusk and Night Late October through November is prime time for increasing white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways, along with shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 1 change from daylight saving time
Read More...

U.S. Coast Guard, DNREC Recover 55 Tons of Oiled Debris

U.S. Coast Guard, DNREC Recover 55 Tons of Oiled Debris Dover (oct 26, 2020) ... The cleanup of an oil spill from an unknown source continues Monday, one week after oil patties first washed ashore on Broadkill Beach and began migrating to other Delaware beaches on both the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Coast. About 55 tons – enough to fill four
Read More...

Beaches Now Being Monitored for Oil/Chemical Spill

DNREC has increased the amount of beaches being monitored for Oil/Chemical spills The oil spill is now on most of Delaware's beaches We were eon the beach this morning at Herring point. There are small tar globs along the wrack line the size of a dime on average. They stick to anything they contact, especially the bottom of your
Read More...

Sportsman Auction Sunday

On Sunday At Emmert's Auction House there is an Auction for the Outdoorsperson Sunday October 25th is the Emmert Auction House's 3rd annual Sportsman and Outdoors Sale. Doors open at 9:30 AM located at 20673 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Consignments are still welcome 302-227-1433. Emmert Auction House sportsman and
Read More...

Dewey Beach Is Closed

The Town of Dewey Beach has closed beach access due to tar balls. The recent oil spill is leaving traces up and down the Delaware beaches. DNREC just announced they stepped up cleaning efforts. Lewes closed their beach yesterday. The drive on access at Beach Plum is Closed. Now Dewey beach has closed their beach. Rehoboth beach is
Read More...

2021 Great American Outdoor Show Cancels

The Great American Outdoor Show hosted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been canceled for 2021. Organizers stated due to covid related state restrictions and pandemic issues, the February 6-14, 2021 show is canceled. HARRISBURG, Pa. – To the great disappointment of tens of thousands of sportsmen and women, COVID-related
Read More...

Cooper Evolution M/T All-Season Tires On The Beach

Buying tires for my beach vehicle was an easy choice. I hate buying tires, especially expensive tires for jacked up vehicles. It comes with the territory. I also want tires that are good for the road, mud, snow, and particularly sand. Usually I buy the ever popular "May Pops" at the used places, and just ride them until they are done. A
Read More...

Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek for Fall Fishing

Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek for Fall Fishing Dover (Oct 22, 2020) ... Anglers awaiting the opportunity to fish for trout in the fall and winter can now pack up their gear and head out to northern New Castle County. About 1,000 pounds of 12 to 13-inch trout, consisting of primarily rainbow trout along with some brown trout, were stocked in
Read More...

Rowing From Cape May To Delaware

"Every time I am out here I see some weird "stuff".  Josh Levan didn't say stuff, but we are keeping it G-rated.  Last weekend while Josh was setting up to fish the point in Cape Henlopen state park.  He watched a row boat pull ashore.  Usually we see this with kayaks, SUP's, canoes, the occasional sailboat, motorboat, and a charter boat this
Read More...

Slaughter Beach Being Monitored for Oil Spill

Type: Additional Information Reason: Chemical/Oil SpillLocation: Slaughter Beach Start Date: 10/20/2020Start Time: 14:00 End Date: 10/27/2020End Time: 14:00 Description: Additional InformationComments:DNREC Continues Working to Assess and Clean UpOil Spill in Delaware Bay and Southern Beaches The Department of Natural Resources and
Read More...

Menhaden Reduction Fleet In The Delaware Bay

Though they have to stay out of the EEZ these menhaden reduction fleets can fish the mouth of the Delaware Bay. We are seeing more and more of this fleet each year. Either our populations are doing that well or they ran out down their way. Daily you can follow the fleets on any of the Ship Finder apps. You can also follow the fleet by
Read More...

Watch The Antares Launch From Space.

Friday's Northrop Grumman's Antares launch was caught on camera by the ISS This is such a cool perspective! If you were on the ISS you would be thinking, here comes more dinner and a new titanium toilet Antares was launched Friday night. The International space station caught the launch on camera. Watch closely and see Antares
Read More...

Locating Antares’ Launch Point in Delaware

Northrop Grunman's Antares is scheduled to launch tonight at 9:16 PM form Wallops ISland (OCT 2020) ...Every time a rocket launches from NASA's Wallops Island, we have to decide where to take that shot. If up close it is obvious especially if you can see the launch pad. But back here in Delaware it is hard to find the exact spot to look,
Read More...

Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in October

Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt Oct. 17 Dover (Sept 30, 2020) ... Additional Delaware hunting seasons open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory birds and deer firearm seasons. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2021, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons.
Read More...

Northrop Grumman’s Antares Launch Delayed

Better to scrub before you are into the countdown then to scrub during a countdown. NASA Wallops (Sept 27, 2020) "Northrop Grumman, along with NASA, has rescheduled the Antares and Cygnus launch for the NG-14 mission to NET Thursday, October 1st at 9:38 PM EDT due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft
Read More...

Antares Is On The Pad Ready To Launch Tuesday

Northrup-Grumman's Antares Rocket has been moved to the pad, we are excited. I love rocket launches. Being this close to NASA's wallops Flight Facility is a bonus. You will be able to see this rocket streak towards space on Tuesday night starting at 10:27 PM. The Cygnus capsule, named for astronaut Kalpana Chawala. will be loaded
Read More...

Broadkill Brawl 2020 Results

Today was the first annual Broadkill Brawl Fall Fishing Tournament Surf anglers met today at the Broadkill Store at Broadkill Beach for their first annual Broadkill Brawl Fall Fishing Tournament. It was dark at 6 AM with that pale grey overcast light you get on a fall morning with not so clear skies, it was a little muggy almost. Which
Read More...

ASMFC to Convene Jonah Crab Data Workshop

ASMFC to Convene Jonah Crab Data Workshop In preparation for the workshop, the Commission is requesting data from academia, member states, federal partners, non-governmental organizations, participating jurisdictions and stakeholders. The Commission welcomes the submission of data sources that will aid in conducting a stock-wide benchmark stock
Read More...

Guardian Shield Operates Out Of Wallops

If you have heard and seen a lot of military aircraft these past couple days. It is just a joint exercise, Guardian Shield. Every time I get to go to Wallops for a rocket launch or a tour, I can't sleep the night before. It is just like a fishing trip, I'm just too excited anticipating the day to come. Wednesday's trip was that and
Read More...

P 51 Mustang Shark Bait

Bob Waldo owner of Clyde's Cranks made this P 51 Mustang Shark bait pattern a while back. I think he is making a few more, because I asked for one to add to my collection. I like to collect these smaller baits for fun, but I also fish them. If you want one you better get up with Bob as soon as possible. I just rig them up for
Read More...