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Fishing Report

August 13th, 2014

Aug 13 -

Reports of bluefish to 24" on the incoming tide in the Inlet on Monday. Rain yesterday. No report yet today.

Aug 11 -
Good flounder bite reported at B Buoy and Reef Site 10 over the weekend. Lots of reports have boats limiting out.

Mixed bag of blues, spot and kingfish on the beach. Even saw a keeper flounder.

Mark Lohman weighed a 8 pound sheepshead caught in the Inlet.

Aug 8 -

Somebody put some Fall in our Summer. Its been nice!!

Loads of small fish in the report.

Small blues, kings, croakers and spot on the beach. The new Fishbites E-Z Flea has been a good bait along with real and fake bloodworms.

There had been a heavy swell on the beach from the storm passing offshore. That coupled with easterly winds should have pushed warm water up on the beach. Look for warm water fish like pompano in the suds. They love sand fleas.

The Inlet is still producing nice flounder but the have been getting smaller. The bigger fish have finally started moving offshore to deeper water.

Consequently, the inshore reef sites have been producing nice flounder and some seabass. Look for the flounder to show on the Old Grounds SE of B Buoy (89 degrees due east of Inlet approx 8 miles) any time (80 feet of water).

Back in the Inlet, there are croakers and small blues around during the day. Scented squid strips and bloods for the croakers.

Short stripers at night. On fleas, eels and plugs.

The cooler than usual water in the Inlet has been good for tautog. There are some triggerfish and sheepshead in the mix too. Look for the small black drum to start any time.


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
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