Weekend Fishing report what to expect

black drum, 3rs beach, bloodworms, atlantic ocean fish, delaware, sussex county
Steve Hall with a drum on bloodworms at 3Rs

We had some fog roll in yesterday that is helping keep the temperatures low for the fish to stay around.  At least that is what we are hoping for especially during tomorrow’s surf fishing tournament.  The blues are still here in force and are now hitting the Indian River Inlet feeding on the shad in there.  You can still find them in Rehoboth bay, Broadkill River, Harbor of Safe Refuge at Cape Henlopen, Lewes beach, and the Delaware Bay beaches as far up as Bowers beach.  Catches are consistent, but locations are random, the fish are on the move.  No one has a clue how long they will be here since they should not have been here this long.  We have great water temps and lots of bait out there, so there is no reason for them to leave.  They are up and down the entire north-eastern seaboard at this point.  Clark at Old Inlet said the blues hit  the beaches in Delaware Seashore State Park yesterday.  Bucktails, poppers, plugs, and bunker chunks have been good from boats and shore for blues.  Barry and Steve Hall are at 3Rs right now catching drum and short striped bass.  Steve caught a nice drum on a kingfish rig with bloodworms of all things.  Clam is the preferred bait, but bloods will produce some drum and the short striped bass to keeper bass.  Bunker chunks and mullet are great for the bluefish and striped bass.  Skates are a plenty as well as dogfish (almost get tired of saying that, they are a standard fare for surf anglers).  You will be fishing an incoming tide for the tournament which is always a good thing.  It will be a good weekend to fish the full tide cycle each day.  Temperatures are as follows as of 6 a.m. this (Friday) morning  …

Sea Surface Temp … 55.2 F
Masseys Landing temp … 60.3 peaked to 65.8 at low tide
Delaware Bay … Lewes DE … 56.8
Brandywine Shoal light … 57.4
Ship John Shoal … 62.8
Reedy Point … 63.3
Delaware City … 64.6


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Blues caught by Jonathan Bradshaw on 5/7/15
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Croaker have been reported as far up as Woodland beach by Smith’s Bait and Tackle in Leipsic and a few friends.  Striped bass are heavy in the upper Delaware bay according to Port Penn bait and Tackle.  Check our Business Directory for a bait shop near you this weekend.  The trout fishing up north is still decent, White Clay Creek was stocked again last week.  puffers are still in the surf, fresh bloodworms or Fishbites bloodworm formula is good for them.  Shad are fun at the Indian River Inlet on darts and small spoons they are also in White Clay creek.  The Katydid has done well tautog fishing and so has the Top Fin out of Lewes.  Tautogt season ends May 11th and the new striped bass regulations start on May 11th.  Everyone have a fun and safe weekend.  Keep an eye out for motorcyles, traffic has been a bear.  The Route 113 Northbound overpass project going on in Milford for access to route 1 northbound will be closed still so going home will be a mess on route 1.  However the repairs are ahead of schedule according to DelDot.  Plan your return trip accordingly.  Happy Mothers day Weekend to all the ladies!

Fish On!!

Rich King

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