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Fishing Report

2018 ANNUAL STRIPED BASS TOURNAMENT

THIS IS A CASH TOURNAMENT, ALL ENTRY FEES TO BE PAID IN CASH.

Entry fees are as follows, $30 for the month per angler, or $5 per day per angler. All entry fees to be paid in cash. The tournament runs from Nov 23rd to Dec 23rd.

Anglers can pay $30 and fish as many days as they want during the event, or pay $5 each day before they go fishing.

All contending fish in the tournament must be caught on hook and line, and weighed by registered angler who caught it, on the Lewes Harbour Marina scale during regular business hours within the tournament dates. ( 6am-6pm)

All Delaware state and federal fishing and boating regulations apply to this tournament.

The tournament will end at 4pm on Dec 23rd 2018. All contending fish MUST be weighed in by then, none will be accepted after 4pm on the 23rd of Dec. An LHM official has the right to disqualify a fish if evidence suggests that the fish was not caught during the tournament.

VALUE OF PRIZES IS DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRANTS

Prizes will be handed out in this order:

  • 1st Heaviest Striper takes 50% of the cash pool
  • 2nd Heaviest Striper takes 30% of the cash pool
  • 3rd Heaviest Striper takes 20% of the cash pool

In the event of a tie for weight, the fish weighed earliest takes the higher prize. Times will be Kept on record as the fish are weighed in at LHM.

Please remember this is a FUN tournament, let’s all keep good sportsmanship in mind when you are out there trying to catch the winning fish.

Sponsored by LEWES HARBOUR MARINA
Call 302-645-6227 with any questions or on Facebook, BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

May 21, 2018 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, 2018 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 11, 2018 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

Dec12, 2017 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.

Dec 5, 2017 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.



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