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  • 217 Anglers Rd. Lewes DE 19958
  • Aug 20, 2018 Report

    Lewes Harbour Marina - 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

    The fishing has been slow. I don't know if it is the heat that is causing the bite to slow up or the weather, either way it has not been on fire. There are fish to be caught, but they are mostly out on the wrecks and sites in the ocean. Finding the flounder bite has proved to be an undertaking in itself. The flounder are there, its’ just not a steady bite from day to day, as a lot of anglers have found out in the last week or so.

    The Paradise Grill Flounder Pounder open was held last week and the anglers that were fishing that tournament were definitely tested by the fish gods in order to catch up some scale worthy fish. Again, it went very slow for a lot of the boats, not many big fish were hungry at all. Hopefully within the next coming days and weeks, we will get some cooler weather and rain free days so all the fishing can return to normal.

    The Charter boats and local head boats heading up the Delaware Bay are having good luck with small croakers, some small snapper blues and the occasional flounder. Some anglers have been lucky enough to bag a few keeper sea trout. Every now and then a trigger fish shows up on one of the reef sites. The bait fish are still hanging around which would mean we should have a decent fall fishing season for stripers, keep your fingers crossed.

    The offshore tuna bite has fizzled out, but the white marlin have certainly been showing up in good numbers. Some mahi-mahi are still giving up a good fight and are still around to be caught. Some yellowfins have also been mixed in from time to time. Most of the tuna are headed north in search of cooler waters to feed in, hopefully in the early fall they will come back and hang out for a decent fall offshore season.

    We have an “end of the season” sale on apparel, and some selected rod & reel combinations for those of you looking for a great deal. Stop by and check out our selection of T-shirts, Oofos, shimano shoes and extra tuff deck boots. We carry an extensive line of terminal tackle, offshore lures, rods and reels. Some of the major brands we have in stock are Penn, Shimano, Diawa, Seigler reels, and a large selection of offshore rod & reel combos ready to go…

    Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin…

  • Aug 9, 2018 Report

    Lewes Harbour Marina - 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

    The wind should not be a factor this week….by all reports that I have seen it should be a good fishing week both inshore and offshore. This is what we have all been waiting for, a week without wind. The White Marlin Open kicked off today, hopefully we will have a waiting line at the scales this afternoon. There have been a good amount of good sized White marlin caught and released over the last 2 weeks. Good luck to all the boats and anglers in the tournament.

    The flounder bite is starting to get better, and with the weather this week it should get better. Sites 10,11 and the old grounds have started to show better signs of life as far as the flounder fishing goes. The Delaware bay has turned up some fatties on the reef sites, but still not red hot. The kingfish, small bluefish, and sea trout along with some big sea robins being caught as well.

    Catch and release shark fishing is still doing very well in the area, the sand tigers, duskies, and brown sharks will put up one heck of a fight. Most of our local charters do offer half/full day catch and release shark trips for the whole family.

    Slot stripers in the canal are still biting everyday. We are seeing our share of keepers coming in everyday. They are being caught at Roosevelt inlet and in the Broadkill river as well as the canal by the drawbridge. Eels and bloodworms are working as well as soft swim baits.

    Stop by and check out our selection of fishing tackle, rods, reels and an extensive selection of bait including offshore baits, inshore baits and bait for the back bay fishing. We also have a great apparel line up as well, from Salt Life, David Dunleavy, Huk, Guy Harvey and our own line of LHM T-shirts. We also carry Grundens foul weather gear. We are prepared to help you with all of your boating and fishing needs, stop by and see us.

    The offshore bite is still doing well on the inshore lumps, chunking seems to be the working method now. We have butterfish, sardines and ballyhoo to round out your needs for offshore bait. We also carry all the terminal tackle and leader that you might need for your offshore trip.

    Have a great week fishing everyone, Tightlines until next Monday. Tommy Serbin.

     

  • Aug 2, 2018 Report

    Lewes Harbour Marina - 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

    The fishing has been good, and by good I mean slow but steady. The flounder bite has picked up a little on the inshore wrecks and we are hearing the old grounds are producing some nice size flounder. The weather once again is not working in anglers favor. If you are lucky enough to be going on one of the good days, it usually works out well.

    The Lewes-Rehoboth canal is still showing signs of life with flounder, spot, croaker and slot stripers. The slot stripers are still around, but as the water warms up, normally they get harder to catch. The anglers chasing the stripers are still having good luck. They are using eels, bloodworms and some soft plastics. Good size spot and croakers are being caught in the canal as well. The fish bites bloodworm flavor seems to be working well along with the normal fresh bloodworms. The flounder bite is still there, some big flounder have been caught on flashy top and bottom rigs, tipped with gulp, strip baits and/or minnows.

    The offshore bite continues to be surprisingly good even with the weather bing not so good. The trolling bite seems to be slow but steady. Boats are chunking as well and have had good catches on the chunk bite. The 12 fathom lumps, and outside massey’s are still holding some big bluefin, yellowfin tuna plus white marlin. The dolphin action is still good around the lobster balls as well as at “DB” buoy. We are hearing the white marlin have good size to them, which will make for an interesting White Marlin Open if the fish decide to hang around.

    Crabbing seems to be getting hotter in Rehoboth bay, all of the usual areas like love creek, mulberry knoll, and right in front of the country club. Crabs are heavy and clean. As the summer goes on and the temps go up, the crabbing should get better. Crabbers are not having any problems getting a full bushel in no time at all. Crabbing is the best way to spend the day with the family and have some fun. We have all your crabbing gear needs at the shop, stop in and take a look. We have Maryland style pots in half and full sizes. We also carry topless traps and metal and cloth hoop style nets. We also carry chicken necks and bunker. For the serious crabbers we also have full flats of bunker for sale. Please remember to take a kid fishing….

    Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

  • July 24, 2018 Report

    Lewes Harbour Marina - 7/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Once again mother nature decides to test our patience with wind and rain. The next couple of days do not look to be favorable. Hopefully anglers can sneak in a few hours of fishing in between the gusts of wind and the pop-up showers. The canal is still producing good numbers of flounder, although you will need to still deal with shorts in order to catch a good one. Some croaker have started to show up in the canal. We are hearing some of them have been up to 10”. The slot stripers are still around, remember the slot size is 20” to 25” in order to keep them. The soft plastics as well as good ole fashioned eels seem to be doing the trick.

    At the outer wall and the ice breakers there are trigger fish and sheepshead waiting for the brave anglers to hook up and catch em up….. there are some croaker and sea trout as well.

    The catch and release shark fishing is still going very well in the Delaware bay as well as by the walls and ice breakers.

    The offshore bite was good before the blow. Bluefin, yellowfin tuna as well as dolphin have been caught at the inshore lumps. Massey’s, the hotdog, and the hambone have turned up decent catches when the fish were chomping. We are also getting reports that B-buoy has seen some flounder being caught there as well as dolphin. The old grounds have been producing some nice flounder catches when the weather permits boats to get out there.

    Stop by and see us at the shop and check out our amazing selection of rods, reels, tackle, and clothing. We also carry cold drinks, ice, sun tan lotion, and a variety of gifts for men, women and children.

    Tight lines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

  • July 18, 2018 Report

    Lewes Harbour Marina - 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

    The fishing has slowed up a bit, for whatever reason, be it moon phases, storms off coast out at sea, water getting too warm. We cannot predict what mother nature is going to throw at us, we can only prepare for what we think is going to happen. The bay is showing small signs of life with croaker, small blues, and some keeper sea trout. The Cape Henlopen Pier is producing some bigger croaker, some keeper flounder and even some spot.

    The flounder are still being picked at in the Lewes canal with flashy chartreuse rigs with gulp and strip bait or minnows. Some keeper slot stripers are still being caught with eels and soft plastics with jig heads as well. Some bigger croakers have also been caught off the local docks.

    Shark fishing in the Delaware bay is still happening, the local charter boats that are targeting the big sharks are reporting decent numbers and catching some big sharks. If you want to go shark fishing come down to the dock and line up a trip with one of our local charter boats. This is catch and release on the sharks, none of the sharks are being harvested.

    The inshore bottom fishing is to say the least, slow going. The flounder are slowly making their way to all of the usual spots but it’s not as hot as it usually is at this time of year. Boats are having to make long runs and hitting a lot of spots to get some fish on board. But, that’s why they call it fishing and not catching. Trigger fish and sheepshead can be caught at the outer and inner walls with sand fleas and clam.

    The offshore bite is going well with some tuna and dolphin being caught. The marlin action is picking up, both white and blue marlin. Tuna are also being caught chunking on the inshore lumps. Some boats have also had good luck trying in the deep for tile fish, golden, grays and blue line have been caught by those lucky anglers.

    On these hot days stop by and grab some cold drinks and ice, suntan lotion and some snacks for your adventure on the water.

    We have a full line of brand new Seigler reels in stock. These reels are 100% made in America, with a lifetime warranty on pets and labor. We have Shimano, Diawa, Penn, and Avet reels in stock as well. Stop by the shop and check out the sale racks we have set up, rods and reels set up and ready to fish from inexpensive to top of line inshore offshore, and surf/jetty rods. We have everything you need to complete your fishing trip. We also have a wide variety of T-shirts, 2018 White Marlin Open shirts and Slat Life apparel and stickers.



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