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Fishing Report

July 30th, 2014

Finally getting reports of a few bluefish on the beach. Reports from 3R's the last few days and a report from Fenwick today. Cut mullet.

Warm water fish are showing up in the Inlet. Triggefish, spadefish and sheepshead.

July 28 -

Hazy hot and humid. But still not too bad for the end of July. The dog days of summer and almost upon us.

The two best things going right now are croaker and flounder. The flounder are still holding in the Inlet because the water temps have been kept down by milder than usual summer weather. This resulted in very good flounder pounding in the Inlet and the Indian River bay.

Minnows, shiners and squid are all working as usual but the Gulp Alive 3-4" swimming mullet in white, pink and chartreuse are deadly when fished on a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce lead head.

The south wall west of the camp ground has been good. The flounder are tight to the rocks when fishing from the rail. Boats have been drifting this wall too.

Croakers are mixed in here too. Small strips of squid and live/fake bloodworms are working well.

What striper bite there is has been at night floating fleas and live eels.

A few shad and blues on the daytime incoming tide. Decent tog fishing along the rocks and railing too.

Good seabass and flounder fishing reported on the inshore reef sites.

The surf is a mix of kings and croakers with rays and sharks. Live/fake bloods for the croaker and kings. Cut bunker for the rest.


Seabass reopened May 19. Minimum size is 12.5" and 20 fish a day. We are hearing about good catches on reef Site 11 and the new reef further offshore.

Tautog season will be closed from May 11 through July 17

New flounder regs took effect May 11 - 16" and 4 fish a day

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Calendar of Events

Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 17th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic

Saturday, October 4, Second Annual Cast for a Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament, Benefiting the American Cancer Society

Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament
Latest Photos (click to enlarge photos)
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Some type of shark ?
42 inches not sure of the lbs
Kalyn Kling
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Leon Martin
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Flounder - Piebald
15" throw back
Kevin Kerr
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5 lb. / 23 "
Karla Rutledge
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George & Jenna...
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Wayne Macmasters
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Olivia Brittingham
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10lb 6oz, 30"
Danny Cox
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12.5 lbs 31"
Alex Tasker


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