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...