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Fishing Report

 

Aug 9 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Thursday, August 09, 2018

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, Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Thursday, August 02, 2018

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 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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.

July 10 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The fishing around the peninsula is slow but steady. Flounder are still keeping anglers busy in the lewes canal, some big fish are being caught but anglers are having to weed through shorts for a keeper. Good news is the keepers are of better than average size in upwards of 22”-23”.The slot stripers are also keeping anglers busy in the canal as well as the creeks and ditches in the backwaters.The baits haven't changed for the flounder, flashy top and bottom rigs tipped with gulp and long strip baits.

The delaware bay is still producing some croaker, kingfish, and small snapper blues. Anglers have also got lucky with some keeper sea trout. The sharks are still being caught with mackerel, bunker, and bunker chum. We have shark rigs already tied up and ready to go.

The offshore bite has slowed up a bit, but the boats are still coming across some yellowfin and big eye tuna. Mahi-Mahi are still pretty much all over the place. Anglers that have been trying their luck with tile fish have been reeling some big tile fish from deep water, along with some ling cod and rose fish. We still haven't heard anything about a hot chunk bite, but that doesn't mean anglers aren't getting any bites one the chunk.

Stop by and see our wide selection of apparel from Salt Life, Huk, and David Dunleavy. We also carry a wide range of fishing rods, reels and tackle. Everything from inshore to offshore, jetty, surf, backwater baits and tackle. We carry Shimano, Diawa, Penn and Seigler reels. We also carry Diawa, Shimano, Penn, Tica and Tommy Farmers Carolina Cast Pro surf rods. Stop by and check out our selection.

Tight lines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

July 3 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, July 03, 2018

One thing is for sure, we went straight from winter directly to the dog days of summer. The beach weather is awesome, but no wind on the water can make for a long trip. The fish have been testing everyone’s patience, but the anglers have not given in to the stealthy, wise, and often elusive fish. Flounder are still being caught in the canal here in Lewes. Today alone I have already seen 8-10 good size keepers come to our table. The baits have not changed, chartreuse, glow, and pearl white gulp are still doing their job. Along with squid, minnows, and strip baits. Do yourself a favor and don't pass up the canal while you are out fishing.

The striper slot opened yesterday, it runs from July 1st to Aug 31st 2018. The slot size of 20”-25” to keep them. The draw bridge area on the canal has turned up some good-sized fish, we have live eels and tomorrow the bloodworms will be here. Stop by and grab some fresh bait and some cool rinks and snacks on your way to catch up some of those linesiders.

The offshore bite is still going good from the tea cup, to the poor mans and up to the Baltimore canyons. The yellowfins, mahi, and some scattered blue fins are keeping the deep water anglers on a constant vigil. Trolling seems to be working, I know that some anglers are also taking baits along in case the chunk bite starts up. We haven't heard of any boats that are strictly chunking, but I'm sure it will be any day now. We have all of your offshore bait needs. Butterfish, sardines, chum, Ballyhoos, mullet, squids just about anything you may need.

Remember in this heat, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun as much as possible and remember ton apply, then re-apply sun screen several times a day. We have sunscreen and ice, cold drinks and snacks. We also have UV protectant shirts and hats. Everyone, have a safe and glorious 4th of July.

The local charter boats are having success up in the bay with trips going after sharks. We have info on all the local charter boats at our shop stop in and grab some brochures. Most of the local boats are located in slips along the dock in front of the shop. They are also coming across some sea trout, puffer fish, king fish and the occasional flounder. All the charter boats have an add-board in front of their slips with all the info for you to book your next fishing adventure.

Have a great week, Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

June 26 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The fishing has started to pick up a little bit, the weather has been nice for beach goers but not ideal for anglers. The Delaware bay has been giving up some bigger kingfish, and some keeper sea trout. The numbers aren't off the charts but are steadily picking up. Some flounder have also been caught on the reef sites as well.

The canal has been good for anglers chasing flounder. I have seen the size getting bigger as summer starts to warm up. Anglers are fishing from Roosevelt Inlet down to the bridges and beyond. The baits and rigs that seem to be working are top-bottom rigs tipped with gulp and some minnows or long pieces of strip bait like mackerel fillets, bunker fillets or a nice long piece of squid. The colors are the standard glow, chartreuse, or pearl. Try to incorporate something with some flash to get the flounders attention. Keep the rig moving, and you will have more luck in landing the keepers.

The shark action out in the bay can absolutely be a fun day for everyone, lots of anglers are having a lot of fun catching and releasing the big sharks. We have all your sharking needs as far as bait, pre-made shark rigs, floats and balloons.

Have a safe and awesome 4th of July. Stop by and see us.

Thanks Everyone and Tightlines, Tommy Serbin

June 18 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, June 18, 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again. School is out, graduations have come and gone, it’s now time to get out on the water and get some quality fishing time on the water. The fishing is starting to get better as the days go on, we hope it continues to progress in the coming weeks.

The Delaware bay is starting to show signs of life on the reef sites. Some anglers have been able to catch some king fish, and the flounder have been starting to show up as well. And as always the dogfish, skates and occasional sea robin. The canal has been giving up some nice size flounder up to 23” up and down the dock. Up by Roosevelt Inlet the fishing has been steady and at times, anglers have been catching a mix bag of flounder, smaller stripers, and even a bluefish or two. The baits that have been working in these areas has mostly been Gulp, squid, minnows. The colors of Gulp that seem to be working well are the usual suspects, Glow, Chartreuse, and even pink. With the flounder, your approach has to be the same if you were playing with a cat and a piece of string. When your pulling the string across the floor, the cat will follow and pull at the string. When you stop the cat loses interest, flounder act in the same manner. Flashy is always the best route to take, flashy movement will hold the fish’s attention.

The surf has been turning up some king fish, small stripers, and flounder. The Cape Henlopen Pier has been producing some spot, and croaker as well as keeper size flounder.

As far as the offshore bite goes, the tuna have been keeping the anglers moving around from lumpy bottoms all the way to the Baltimore canyon. Some Mahi-Mahi have been caught as well, big eye, yellowfin, and bluefins are putting the anglers skills to the test. Thresher sharks have been spotted in a few spots feeding on top of the water, and the mako action seems to be steady but slow.

We have all of your offshore baits in stock, as well as a full line of offshore rigs, reels, and rods. We have a large selection of baits for whatever fishing you may be doing. Stop by and see us and grab your ice, snacks and drinks for your day out on the water. We wish everyone a safe and happy summer.

Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

May 30 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Black drum have been keeping all the anglers attention, especially the die hard anglers who can’t wait to get their lines wet. The local private charter and head boats have been doing very well on the evening bite. The fresh clams seem to be doing the trick, although sand fleas have been working as well. Getting good reports from the coral beds off Broad kill Beach, as well as coming from the Jersey side. We have had some monsters weighed in at the shop on a nightly basis. Our superstar fish cleaner Tony “ bag o bait” Filliponi has been cleaning 30-35 black drum a night. His arms are like rubber bands, lol. Keep up the good work Tony……………

At the Cape Henlopen pier, steady reports of keeper flounder have been coming in on a regular basis. The big blues have been spotty, mostly late afternoon to evening. Quite a few bigger stripers have also been landed on or around the pier. The fishing has been very steady out there, you may want to give it a shot. Don't forget to stop in and get some fresh bunker, finger mullet, and all your rigs at our shop. We even have rod and reel combos for those of you who sometimes are so excited to go fishing they leave their gear sitting on the porch.

Our shop is fully stocked with all your fishing and boating needs. Stop by and give us a look you will be surprised at the inventory we carry.

Tighlines everyone, Tommy Serbin

May 21 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, May 21, 2018

The weather didn't stop the hardcore anglers from fishing our annual canal flounder tournament last Friday. The rain was hard at times, the wind was not friendly, but the flounder didn't run and hide. We weighed in 30-35 flounder, the heaviest coming in at 3.91lbs.

Winners:

  1. Steve Friend was the winning angler this year, congratulations Steve!
  2. Jeff Semans took 2nd with 3.77lbs
  3. Keith Stevenson took 3rd with 3.03lbs
  4. Chris Smith took 4th with 2.81lbs
  5. Jesse Steele took 5th with 2.66 lbs
  6. Jackson Ostroski took 6th with 2.40lbs
  7. Matt Mitchell rounded out in 7th with 2.27lbs

Great job and congratulations from everyone here at Lewes Harbour Marina. Thanks to all who donated to such a worthy cause, mark the tournament down on your calendar for next year.

The black drum fishing has started to pick up, all the charter and head boats have been putting anglers on the big fish for the last week or so, the bay is producing some giant black drum. Sea bass is also in full swing, we have seen boat limits from the boats that are heading to the bass grounds when the weather permits. This week looks like we will get a break from the rain and hopefully the boats will get a lot of trips in for the sea bass.

The surf is turning up catches of puppy drum, stripers and blue fish. The fishing at the Cape Henlopen Pier has started to pick up. Anglers are even getting keeper flounder out there along with the toothy yellow eyed devils ( bluefish).

Dont forget to stop in at Lewes Harbour Marina to get your fresh bunker, minnows and surf clams. We have all new rods and reels from Diawa, Shimano, Penn, and Siegler. We also have all the rigs, weights, hooks and line you need. We have combos for the surf, boat, and jettys, from top of the line all the way to inexpensive for the angler who only gets out a couple times a year. Stop in and say hello to us, come check us out.

Tightlines Everyone, Tommy Serbin.



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