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Old 07-15-2005, 02:50 PM
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DELAWARE BAY July 14th

Reports from fishermen targeting tog showed good fishing on the wrecks, reefs and rock piles in the lower bay on green crabs and sandfleas. The heavy structure in the southern end of the bay has also provided night fishermen with catches of big stripers and trout on live spot, eels, Storms, Sassy Shads, Bass Assassins and Rat L Traps. Flounder action just keeps getting better, with nice fish being reported from Cape Henlopen up to Cross Ledge. While there are still a lot of shorts being reported, fishermen are reporting plenty of keepers including a few that weighed better than six pounds. Top locations reported by flounder fishermen over the past week were the top of Broadkill Slough, Brown Shoal, 6 buoy, 14-Foot Light, the Anchorage, the Crossover buoys, the stakes off of Fortescue, Miah Maul, Flounder Alley, the Elbow and Cross Ledge. Effective baits are minnows, squid strips, belly strips, frozen silversides and chicken strips.

Hotspots for shore-bound anglers have been the Cape Henlopen fishing pier, Lewes Beach, Roosevelt Inlet, Port Mahon and the new fishing pier at Woodland Beach, according to Patty Foley at Captain Bones Bait and Tackle. Foley also passed along reports of striped bass being caught at night by fishermen running out to Ship John and Cross Ledge.
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With the fall tog season underway, an increasing number of reports have been coming in from anglers fishing the lower bay wrecks, and the rock walls and the Haystacks off of Lewes. In addition to the blackfish, fishermen are boating triggerfish, spadefish, porgies and a few short stripers. Most of the wreck and rock pile reports indicated green crabs and fleas to be the most productive offerings. Tog regs allow for a minimum keeper length of 14 inches and a daily creel limit of 10 fish during the fall season. With water temperatures starting to fall in the bay, flounder are starting to head back out to the ocean. Many of the flatties reported over the past week have been short of legal length, but we are hearing of an occasional doormat being boated at Brown Shoal, Broadkill Slough, the Shears and over open bottom outside of the Outer Wall. Trout continue to provide fair to good fishing throughout the bay. Some of the better bets for fishermen focusing on weakfish include the oyster beds off of Port Mahon, Cross Ledge, Miah Maul Lighthouse, Beach Ball, the Stakes, the first and second drop-offs in front of Fortescue and 6 buoy on the east side of Ben Davis Shoal. Anglers fishing from shore for weakfish should be able to put a few fish in the cooler at Lewes Beach, Broadkill Beach, the Port Mahon fishing pier, Bowers Beach and from the pier and beach at Woodland Beach. Jerry Craczyk was fishing a chunk of cut bluefish from the beach when he connected with a 41.5-inch linesider that tipped the scales at Bill?s Sport Shop to 22.45 pounds. According to the crew at the shop, Craczyk?s citation rockfish was the first they?d seen from the bay so far this fall. Reports from bottom bouncers who are drifting open bottom in the mid and lower bay showed continued action on a variety of species, including spot, snapper bluefish, porgy, mostly short flounder, small sea bass, sharks and croaker
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Surf fishing in Delaware Bay was the only thing that was not shut down completely during the nor'easter last week. Those casting from the beach at the lower end of Fortescue and at Reed's Beach still were able to cast as the wind was at their back. During the rain-free periods, anglers latched into croakers and bluefish from both locations. It looks as if the shedder run is close to being done and that most bait shops are now done handling them. Surfcasters are baiting with chicken or cut croakers or spot plus the artifical bloodworms such as "Bag of Worms" or "Gulb" baits.
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With reports of 22- to 27-inch stripers starting to come in from anglers fishing the Delaware River, there should be some bigger fish working their way into the bay. Unfortunately, there haven't been many days over the past couple of weeks when weather conditions were calm enough to fish the lower bay shoals and rips. When sea conditions settle, striper fishermen should be able to find a few fish at traditional rockfish locations like the Eights, Overfalls, Brandywine Shoal and Brown Shoal within the next week or two. Most of the action in the mid and upper bay has been on white perch, with fishing really starting to improved now that fishermen have access to bloodworms.
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