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Last Big Weekend

Lewes Harbour Marina - 8/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Looks like the weather should be decent for the last big weekend of summer. Wind made things tough for boaters this past week, but he forecast for Saturday through Monday seems ok. Croakers have started to gather at the mouth of Delaware Bay. Hardheads were located near 4 Buoy, where a trench leads out towards the Ocean. Trout, kingfish and snapper blues were mixed in. Chloe Collier checked in a 1.16 pound kingfish she caught there aboard the Angler. Bluefish have also been roaming the rip over the shoal outside the Outer Wall. They've been chasing silversides to the surface during many moving tides. The little choppers are a blast on light tackle, and will grab a shiner or piece of cut mullet on a bottom rig. Bucktails or metal jigs cast and retrieved at a fast clip will get bit as well. Blues have shown up in the surf too. Snappers were reported at different spots all along the beach between Cape Henlopen and Fenwick. Jeff Sherwood was soaking mullet in the suds at the Navy Crossing and landed his limit of blues. A few tog and triggerfish came from the Outer Wall and Ice Breakers, but tautog season closes August 31st. Triggerfish congregated on wrecks just outside the Bay. It was blowing hard ENE Monday, but Captain Brent was able to make it to a snag outside the Bay, and returned by noon with a box full of 37 triggers, plus sea bass and porgies for his anglers on Katydid. Drift conditions were difficult much of the week, but Captain Brent made a long run into the Ocean Wednesday, and his flukers worked structure to put 39 quality flatfish to 6 pounds aboard Katydid. With a kinder Ocean and more boats out and about, flounder should continue to be found on the Old Grounds and bottom changes between DB and DA Buoys. Inshore trolling is starting to produce some false albacore and dolphin. Captain Les on Martha Marie pulled ballyhoo and plastics between Site 11 and the Twenty Fathom Line to take a 50 pound wahoo for Ryan Graver, plus a pair of gaffer mahi and some false albacore.