A bruiser blackfish was hot news at the dock Saturday. Clark Koehn weighed in a 17 pounder that he wrestled from an upper Bay artificial reef site. Clark was fishing aboard the Miss Shyanne with Captain Dave Russell when he decked the 29 inch jumbo tautog. Another big tog was taken aboard the Grizzly yesterday.
Alex Levantovsky landed a 12.4 pound white chin while fishing a wreck at the Bay mouth. Togging in general has been pretty good, when weather conditions allow boaters to get out. Rodney and his crew on the Angry Angler culled limits of quality tog from many they caught Friday and Saturday at the Ice Breakers. Scott Riniker and his buddies celebrated Scott's bachelor party by putting a limit of chunky tog in the box aboard Katy Did at the Outer Wall Saturday. Captain Brent's toggers had 15 nice fish yesterday. The catch was topped off by brutes weighing 9.41 and 9.62 pounds that Chris Van captured on consecutive drops. Flounder fishermen continue to pick at flatties in the Lewes Canal, but it has yet to bust wide open. Flounder were also taken from the Cape Henlopen pier. Sonny McLure brought in a pair of keepers and released several others while tossing small chartreuse jigs tipped with shiners at night from the boards. Shane Townsend stopped by with a 6.59 pound doormat fluke he caught while fishing at Wachapreague. Don't forget the Lewes Canal Flounder Tournament Friday May 18th. A few stripers were beached by surf fishermen. Dave Furio soaked a bunker head at the Navy Jetties for his 17 pound bass. Jetty jocks at Indian River inlet had stripers while casting black or purple MirrOLures and Bombers at night on the south side. J.J. Jones told of good white perch action in Broadkill River. Working a shad dart tipped with a small minnow where ditches dump into the main river resulted in perch up to 14 inches.