Tropical Storm Bertha hits the beach in Delaware

Even though tropical storm Bertha is well off our coast, today the storm surge at high tide flooded most of the beaches in Delaware and Maryland to the dune line in no time.  Lifeguards had to close down the beach at Indian River Inlet south side.  Water washed across the beach and filled in behind beach goers.  Basically water washed…
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vacation from vacationland

Fishing slowed down over the weekend when the rains showed up, but that didn't stop many from getting out there.  Flounder have been the hot catch this month and summer.  They are popping up everywhere on either minnows or gulp.  From the Inland Bays to the Delaware Bay to the ocean it is hard to not find flounder.  Croaker are still everywhere…
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495 bridge opens, tolls increase on route 1 this weekend

The 495 bridge Soutbound lanes were opened this evening for rush hour traffic.  It may be closed periodically for tweeking, but it has been opened a month a head of schedule.  Be safe traveling this weekend.  Which will cost you a few dollars more on route 1 now.   Starting at 7 p.m. on August 1 the weekend tolls will increase to $3.  This schedule…
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Angels in the surf and monks at the old grounds

The other day we were sent a picture of an angel shark that was caught in the surf and this is not the first one caught this year.  Aahron Jost was working on a head boat fishing the old grounds and they hooked into an angel out there.  These are also prohibited sharks and are to be released immediately.  When reeling them in for the first time…
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Beach Clean up on Sunday

Tomorrow there is a beach clean up for Delaware Seashore State Park hosted by the Delaware Surf Report crew on Facebook.  "Tomorrow's cleanup crew will meet at north inlet parking lot at Indian River between 8 and 8:30. See you there!  I picked up the gloves and trash bags from the Indian River Marina today! I registered the event with the parks…
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Life Rings at Indian River Inlet saves lives

These life rings are along the rail at the Indian River Inlet, and this Sunday one was put to good use.  Big shout out to Jacob Martin from Delmarva Boy Scout Troop 281 in Ocean View for having the life rings installed at the Indian River Inlet for his Eagle Scout service project.  Steve DiGirolamo was at the northside checking…
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Keeping Delaware’s Beaches Clean

In the early spring we organized weekly beach clean ups and the turnout was great.  Every Saturday or Sunday for two months we would get a variety of volunteers to help clean the beaches.  All of the trash we removed was washed up on our beaches and not from the influx of tourists every year.  We will resume these cleanups after the summer…
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Northside Parking Lot is Now Open at IRI

The northside parking lot at the Indian River Inlet is now open.  The  temporary parking lot next to the Indian River Coast Guard Station is closed.  The work on the new RV campground is progressing nicely, and work will soon start on the temporary parking lot to turn that into RV camping as well. .  The new parking lot, for those…
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