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Fishing Report

 

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.

May 14 Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Monday, May 14, 2018

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 LHM, Happy Holidays!

Tightlines Everyone, Tommy Serbin.

The Joe Morris Memorial Canal Flounder Tournament

Lewes Harbour Marina - Friday, May 11, 2018

Cash entry fee of $40 per angler is to be paid at the Lewes Harbour Marina Bait & Tackle shop before 7am on Friday May 18th, 2018. $20.00 of each entry fee will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

This is a Flounder Tournament only. All state and federal regulations regarding fishing and boating apply.

Boundaries are from Rehoboth Bay Canal entrance to Roosevelt Inlet entrance, and Broadkill River to Oyster Rocks Road. Anglers must fish from a boat that is not moored to land.

Fishing time is from 7am. to 3 pm. Friday May 18th, 2018. All fish weighed must have been caught on hook and line by a registered contestant. Fish must be weighed at Lewes Harbour Marina’s scale any time after 7am, but no later than 4pm by Lewes Harbour Marina’s clock. It is recommended that contending fish be weighed soon after they are caught, preferably alive. In the event of a tie for weight, the fish weighed earliest takes the higher prize. A Lewes Harbour Marina official has the right to disqualify a fish if evidence suggests it was not caught during the tournament . Only live/fresh fish will be counted, no frozen, brined or otherwise will count . NO EXCEPTIONS…

Value of Prizes is determined by the number of entrants

  • 1stHeaviest flounder takes 40% of the cash pool
  • 2ndHeaviest flounder takes 25 % of the cash pool
  • 3rdHeaviest flounder takes 20% of the cash pool
  • 4thHeaviest flounder takes 15% of the cash pool
  • 5thHeaviest flounder takes combo donated by RICK’S BAIT AND TACKLE
  • 6thHeaviest flounder takes a $150.00 gift certificate donated by HENLOPEN BAIT AND TACKLE

SPONSORED BY LEWES HARBOUR MARINA.

CALL 302-645-6227 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CHECK WWW.LEWESHARBOURMARINA.COM, FACEBOOK, BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

FOR DONATIONS GO TO- http://support.pancan.org/goto/joemorris

May 11th Report

Lewes Harbour Marina - Friday, May 11, 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again. When the winter blues disappear, and it's time to get the lines wet. Early this spring fishing was slow thanks to mother nature playing with our heads. We have seen a rise on the number of people fishing and we are starting to see more fish being caught. The fish have started to move in, and not just in the rivers and canals. We are seeing some blues from the surf as well as black drum, small stripers, and a fair amount of keeper flounder both from the surf and the Cape Henlopen fishing pier. The canal here in Lewes has been producing some keeper flounder as well. Hopefully, the weather cooperates with us and remains decent enough to get the fishing red hot. Some catches that have been brought to us at the shop in the last week have been, Paul Hazzard and Allison Luden, both with citation Blue catfish weighing in at 20.5 lbs, and 7.5 lbs. Mark Brown from Lewes caught a 7.66 citation worthy Tautog on the Katydid. Karl E. Hitchens landed a 2.78 lb, 15.5” Porgy on a recent trip aboard the Grizzly.

Just a reminder, don't forget to sign up for our annual canal flounder tournament which is going to be held on Friday, May 18th 2018. Fee is $40.00 per angler, $20.00 of the fee will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Foundation. Tournament shirts are available at the shop now, the cost is $20.00. Get them while you can, a great new design this year.

Tightlines, Tommy Serbin

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.



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