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Fishing Report

The Joe Morris Memorial Canal Flounder Tournament

Cash entry fee of $40 per angler is to be paid at the Lewes Harbour Marina Bait & Tackle shop before 7am on Friday May 17th, 2019. $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 17th, 2019. 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

  • 1st Heaviest flounder takes 40% of the cash pool
  • 2nd Heaviest flounder takes 25 % of the cash pool
  • 3rd Heaviest flounder takes 20% of the cash pool
  • 4th Heaviest flounder takes 15% of the cash pool
  • 5th Heaviest flounder takes donation by RICK’S BAIT AND TACKLE
  • 6th Heaviest flounder takes donation 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

    July 24, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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.



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