Surfcasters continued to have success along Broadkill Beach. Better bites have occurred on decent weather days when sunlight warms the shallow water. Baits such as bloodworms, clams, bunker and frozen peeler crabs were popular offerings. Anglers encountered stripers, black drum, bluefish and flounder. Roosevelt Inlet and the adjacent Lewes Beach also gave up some blues in the 2 pound range to those soaking cut baits. Gene Laskowski landed a 3 pound bluefish from the dock right in front of Lewes Harbour Marina. There was pretty good catching during Sunday's flood tide in the Cape Henlopen surf. Guys working the suds at Herring Point had a nice mix including stripers, drum, bluefish and blowfish. Curt Stephens captured a 17 pound striped bass and released many more using clams and sandfleas there. Judah Lynam beached a 17 pound black drum. He also had a bunch of blues, short stripers and blowfish. Jason Massey and Matt Weidman whacked the blowfish a little farther down the beach at Keybox Road. The focus area for toggers has shifted form the Ocean into Delaware Bay. Tog fishermen toggled into the Inner and Outer Walls did well with green crabs. Reef Sites 6 and 7 at Brown Shoal yielded good numbers of blackfish too. Captain Brent's Saturday group on Katydid limited out in short order on Bay structure. Captain Carey's guys on the Grizzly ended up with a real nice catch yesterday after culling through lots of shorts. Flounder are becoming active around the Cape Henlopen Pier. Cut fresh baits like bunker, shad or bluefish presented on small jigs are preferred offerings for fluke at the pier this time of year. A few keeper flatties came from Lewes Canal, and more will come with warming temps and clean water. John Mitchell kept 3 fluke to 3 pounds while drifting minnows and shiners in the Canal today. The annual Lewes Canal Flounder Tournament will take place Friday May 17th. Entry fee is $25 per angler, and $5 of that is donated to Camp Awareness Youth Programs. Participants must register at Lewes Harbour Marina before the Tourney.
Action On The Beaches
Lewes Harbour Marina - 4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM