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striped bass

What to expect this weekend in the surf

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuHarTTOpN4 Fishing has been fun this weekend despite the weather and winds.  Friday before it got too nasty out Scott, Ed and I went to the outer wall to do a little tog fishing.  We were on Scott's boat and it was the first trip to the wall, we had three hundred and fifty feet of anchor line.  Scott said we have…
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Modified mullet rigs catch more bluefish

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

Last Saturday we had fifteen people meet for a beach clean up at Beach Plum Island.  I want to thank everyone for coming out and helping, these weekly clean ups are doing well for our beaches, kudos to all of you.  The 684 ladies did a great job, and are going to start keeping an eye on that area more this year.  They treat that beach like…
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Summer comes to an end but the fishing continues

The summer season is almost over, and the fishing has not changed much.  There are still plenty of flounder showing up at the Old Grounds.   The Indian River Inlet has been decent for flounder, the incoming tide has been better than the outgoing.  Massey's Landing has seen some nice ones pulled from the ditch.  Gulp (chartreuse) on speck rigs,…
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Kids fishing is what it is all about …

The fishing has been great in many places these past few days, the weekend had some rough winds.  There have been a lot of people sending in pictures of their kids fishing, something we encourage.  Getting them involved with the outdoors is much better than glued to a TV playing video games.  If you can get kids interested in the outdoors they…
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Life is a beach, fish it!

The summer temperatures are finally upon us and so are the bugs.  With the wind blowing across the dunes it has been a tad buggy on most beaches.  The Delaware bay beaches more so than anywhere.  That doesn't stop people from fishing.  The surf has been producing kingfish, croakers, spot, ling/spotted hake, shad, flounder, striped bass,…
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Bluefish, striped, bass, and flounder in Delaware’s surf

Yesterday morning I was setting up to help a buddy of mine install replacement windows.  Then the phone stats blowing up.  I was sent a picture of Ray Hibbbs holding the 41 inch striped bass he caught in the surf at Beach Plum Island.  The next series of pictures and texts were driving me nuts.  DSF in the surf ... "More fish, and do we post…
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