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Fishing Report

 

December 12th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

There are SOME stripers being caught locally, New Jersey waters are still turning up big fish. The bite still seems to be around Sea Isle and north. Fish have been caught off Cape May and some even further south off Rehoboth. Tautog are still being caught when the weather allows boats to leave the harbor. Maybe with this system moving up the coast it will spark a major bite to turn on, we shall see. Remember, we have all your striper lures available. Don't forget that special angler on your Xmas list this year. Stop in and check out our holiday specials as well as our Stocking Stuffer ideas for your special angler. We have a full assortment of MOJO lures, Manns Stretches, Run-Off Lures, and Addiction Baits. We still have plenty of live eels and live spot. For those that are still fishing for Tautog, we have Plenty of White Leggers, Green Crabs, and Asian Box crabs. Stop in and check us out. From all of us at Lewes Harbour Marina, Happy Holidays!

Tightlines Everyone, Tommy Serbin.

December 5th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The tog bite is still very good, boats are pulling big citation worthy fish up from the structure. Good numbers of sea bass are still being caught as well, the sea bass season is doing well this year. Well, it seems the anglers willing to take the cruise up the coast are starting to produce nice catches of stripers. There were some nice size striped bass weighed in at the shop this weekend. It looks like we may start seeing bigger groups of the stripers show up in the next week or so, I have heard that the fish are starting to gather up a little bit closer to home. I would hope (and pray) lol, that this may be the week we see them more close to home. We have a full selection of MOJO rigs, ADDICTION BAITS, STRETCH 25’s & 30’S. We also have live eels, fresh clam in shell, and bunker. Stop by and see us.

Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

November 30th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Thursday, November 30, 2017

The weather has changed in our favor, and charter boats and private boats have been pulling up big tog, and boat limits of sea bass. The number one question being asked of us here at the shop is….Are the stripers here?. Even though an angler or two have been lucky enough to get a few big ones close by, the big group we are waiting to arrive is still a little further north. Having said that, they are a lot closer than they were two weeks ago. But still far enough out of reach, lol. Hopefully with the temp drop coming next week we will start to use the term “ BLITZ”, lets all cross our fingers and appease the fish gods…We have all your striper gear from stretches, MOJO rigs, Sebile lures and top water plugs and poppers. We also have bunker, live spot, eels, and plenty of Tautog and sea bass bait. We have fresh chowder clams, salted pints, and 4 gal buckets of salted clam available. Stop in and sign up for the striper tournament, you never know when you are gonna catch that pool winner.

Tightlines everyone. Tommy Serbin

November 14th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Even though the weather has not been very friendly the last two weeks anglers have found a way to stack up some decent catches when the wind and rain allowed. Boats that have made it out to deeper waters have had good days with sea bass with some nice big tautog to pick through. Resident stripers are still giving anglers a run for their money along the surf and in the local creeks and canals. It will still be a couple of more weeks until the migrating fish start to make their way south. As bad as this sounds, we need this cold nasty weather to help move the big stripers south. There has been a lot of bait fish swimming up in the bay this year so far, hopefully that will help the stripers make that hard left turn and hang out with anglers here in Delaware. Reports are confirming that the fish further north are slowly starting to move around and pop up in different areas. There is no rhyme or reason to where or when the fish decide to grab a snack, most anglers up north have blisters on their thumbs from checking Facebook, their local bait shop sites, and just good old info passing from angler to angler. Keep your fingers crossed that the fishing gods bless us with a great fall/winter fishing season.

Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

November 4th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, November 06, 2017

The fishing continues to be steady as far as sea bass and tog are concerned. Anglers have been taking advantage of the resident stripers that are making their way out of the rivers and the backwaters. Quite a few decent size stripers have been landed the last week or two. I'm glad to see that the stripers are being caught, but if you are a striper addict you are holding your breath right now waiting to hear that they are blowing up at either Montauk, or even better LBI state park, which means that they are getting ready to hopefully head our way and park off the local waters so we can enjoy a great striper season like days of old. We would even welcome a nice run of big chomper blue fish. Anything to get us out of this lull of a fall fishing season that we are in at the present time. Keep the faith, it will happen.

Tog fishing has picked up a little, the sizes are getting better, but anglers are still having to weed through small fish to get a few keepers. Again, the water temps and the winds are directly playing a big part in the fishing this fall so far. Offshore sites are turning up great catches of sea bass with some flounder also being caught. If you can get there, go out and have a great day. Remember a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work. Come by and see our large selection of MOJOS, stretch 25's, stretch 30's, Bomber lures and all your trolling gear needs. We are also stocking SEBILE stick baits. Gulp has put out another new product called the " NEMESIS", in a 6" version. These are some of the baddest GULP baits I've ever seen. We are also ready to set you up with a new trolling combo, or a new "chunking" rod & reel. Stop in and check out our very large selection.

Tightlines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

October 30th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, October 30, 2017

We have to believe that with this cold front coming in that the fishing will start to pick up. I am a firm believer that the weather directly effects wether the fish bite or not, and further more the big fish start to become more aggressive when feeding. Now with that being said, the tog bite has gotten better over the last week or so, sea bass continues to be very good and we are starting to see some decent size stripers being caught in local waters. These are not migrating fish, but the resident stripers, the migrating fish are still further north making their way south. We hope too start seeing them show up in the coming weeks.

Their have been some large tog caught and we are still seeing black drum hit the table. The charter boats that are heading deep for sea bass are recording stellar catches, with some big tog mixed in, as well as large trigger fish. The surf is still producing small bluefish, some weakfish and some keeper stripers.

If you need to pick up some gear for the late fishing season stop by and see us, we have all your sea bass and striper gear ready to go. We have a full line of MOJO rigs, bottom fishing rigs and plenty of bait for all your needs.

Tight lines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

October 23rd Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, October 23, 2017

Black sea bass season is open and anglers are off to a great start with boat limits. The sea bass have been plentiful on inshore structure as well as some good locations off shore. Some bluefish have been mixed in as well as a porgy or two. Tautog fishing is improving, but the water temperature is still playing a big factor in catching the big heavy ones. Hopefully with some help from Mother Nature the water temps will drop some more to help spark a big feeding frenzy on the larger Tautog. The surf continues to produce small bluefish, some king fish and surprisingly enough even some red drum and a few scattered keeper stripers. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that we have a great fall fishing season. LHM has live spot and eels, green crabs, sand fleas and Asian box crabs.

Tight lines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

October 16th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, October 16, 2017

This past weekend saw a lot of big sheepshead being caught by anglers all over the area. Seems that these fish have found their way from normal more Southern water homes to further north to our area. The trigger fish have still been plentiful enough to give anglers something to target along with the sheepshead. Tautog are still being caught and hopefully, this weather will drop the water temps enough to start pulling the big ones from their homes in the rubble. Shelia Stohler is still sitting in 1st place with her 6.82lb tog in our Annual Tautog tournament, James Rodek sits in 2nd with a 6.53lb tog, and Jason Destafney is in 3rd with his 5.42lb fish. The surf is still producing blues which seem to be getting bigger by the day. Reports are that they are getting to the 20 inch size. We hope some linesiders start showing up due to the weather blowing them south to us.

Tight lines everyone, Tommy Serbin.

October 11th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Trigger fish and sheepshead are plentiful at the icebreakers and the walls out at safe harbor. The Tautog have started getting a little bigger and more and more anglers are starting to target the toothy critters. The water temp is still a little warm but hopefully over the next couple of weeks it will cool down and start producing larger tog. Small blues and some kingfish have been being plucked from the surf on clam and mullet. The flounder action has slowed up, but that is normal for this time of the year. We all would like to see the stripers show up this year, along with some big bluefish. That would make for a great fall season. Congratulations to TEAM LHM for a 1st place finish in the first session, and a 2nd place team finish overall in the MID-ATLANTIC Surf tournament. The charter boats here on the canal had a great weekend catching big sheepshead, some keeper tog, and even some sea trout.

May 11th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Well the weather seems to be holding out so far, spring is usually a tricky time of year to plan on the " Big Run " whether it is blues, stripers or drum. So far we have had awesome catches of bluefish. The stripers have been spotty, and a couple more flounder have been caught in the canal. Reports that I have received on drum say that they are starting to show up further up the bay. I suspect we will start seeing more of them come across the cleaning table in the next week or two.The blue " blitz" out at the Cape Henlopen Pier seems to have slowed down a bit, big fish are still being caught with some small ones now mixed in the schools. The tautog season is coming to a close today, a last minute push was on, some anglers had good luck at the outer wall, and a few anglers headed out to ocean structure to get one or two more season ending tog. I'm hearing that the stripers are getting bigger at Indian River Inlet, with some anglers being broken off at the last minute. I hope we will see some more big Linesiders land on the cleaning table. Some notable catches recently:May 5th- Paul Harmon of Middletown caught 4 big blues on top water plugs, out at the Cape Pier.May 6th- Lori Cahill caught herself a 9.5lb bluefish out at Herring Point.May 8th- Brian Scott of Lewes and Ryan Whibley of Milton brought in a nice 13 lb blue caught on a mullet rig at Herring Point.May 10th- Jay Lightner, Jeff Eisenhour, and Charlie Breitenbach gave the outer wall a shot for some tautog and came up with 4 keepers. They caught the tog on a mix of green crab and shrimp. James and Julie Trickey caught four nice flounder in the canal yesterday. The largest was 4.5lb. They were using minnows and a 4" glow/white gulp swimming mullet. Remember our Annual Joe Morris Memorial Canal Flounder Tournament is next Friday May 19th. It is a fund raiser for pancreatic cancer action network. Stop by and register now. Tight lines and good fishing. Tom Serbin.



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