Winter is a good time to clean up the gear, grease the reels

The hardest part about writing an outdoors column in the winter is doing stuff in the actual outdoors. The last week has been brutal out there, I mean way beyond the air hurting your face cold. I saw a guy fishing the inlet the other day, more power to you buddy. The water was an […]

Oyster beds producing well; crab harvesting looks promising

Winter, we all hate it but some love it, it depends on what you prefer. The first snow of 2019 brought me enough to break out the 4-wheelers and car hoods, wooo hooo all day long. It was fun but we would rather be fishing. One thing that occurs in the winter months are updates […]

Wintertime activities: watch a lunar eclipse and stargaze

Winter shows up, then we get the spring teaser. It is not pitch black dark at 5 anymore, days are getting a tad longer, so there is some good news. We have the Super Blood Wolf moon on deck, a total lunar eclipse coming up soon, very cool to see. Get ready for that on […]

Millville Volunteer Fire Co. hosts Outdoorsman Marketplace Saturday

MILLVILLE — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company, on Del. 26 (35554 Atlantic Ave.), is hosting its inaugural Outdoorsman Marketplace from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, presented by the Voice Radio Network’s The Vault Classic Rock 103.5 &102.9. The event benefits the Millville Volunteer Fire Company to help raise money for a new fire hall. […]

Harp seal a special New Year’s Day visitor at the beach

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fun holiday break, now it is back to the grind. New Year’s Day was 67 degrees, nothing like a mild summer day teaser for the first day of the new year. There were people all over the beaches exploring, looking for shells and treasures, and […]

Fish aren’t very hungry so bass action is limited

Some of us would pay real money for a good striped bass bite right about now. The migratory fishing has been slow, and rumor has it the stock assessment coming out soon is not going to look very good. Anglers are picking off bass from the 8’s to Ocean City but the action is far […]

Striped bass in Delaware waters few and far between so far

As slow as the fishing has been for this time of year one would think it is the dead of winter. By slow I mean we are not seeing the striped bass here yet and that is getting later each year. The fishing for other species has been great but most people just want to […]

Snow geese season now in full flight

DOVER — As temperatures begin to drop in early December, it’s a perennial Delawarean expectation to see hordes of snow geese descend on the peninsula. The state’s position on the Atlantic Flyway, large swaths of marshland refuge and farm fields plentiful with waste grain have created the perfect winter getaway for the birds that annually […]

Only dogfish, but Fall Fish Bowl tournament was a lot of fun

Well it is windy again, and we just got out of a wacky weather weekend. This is all good weather for striped bass. The water temperatures are dropping and at prime conditions. We just need the migratory striped bass to realize that and drop by the beach on their way south. Gannets have also been […]

Bass action is random as temperatures drop

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope you all have a great holiday and enjoy your weekend. The cold snap has gotten the bass moving even more and if you aren’t out there fishing, you will not catch. Action is good but random — we spent four hours Wednesday chasing the skunk, it happens. One day an area […]