Afternoon bite much better in cooler water

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze — it is now April in June. What is up with this crazy weather? I have no idea, but the water temperatures are holding great levels. The cooling off is keeping the water temperatures below 70 degrees. The afternoon bite is much better. Usually this time of year the […]

Dover Elks to host Youth Fishing Derby at Silver Lake Friday

DOVER — Andrea Maucher, the exalted ruler of Dover Elks Lodge 1903, said her organization has its’ hooks baited and is ready to lure some young people in to the joys of fishing. Dover Elks Lodge 1903 is sponsoring the annual Jack Conrad Memorial Youth Fishing Derby for young people 18-years-old and under on Friday […]

Sea bass action has been great for charters

I stand corrected, you all weren’t kidding when you said the weather has been horrible in Delaware. Sunny hot Florida was fun, but it is good to be home. Despite the foggy overcast weather, which is actually a great time to fish. It is also nice to get a break from the heat. My grass […]

Bluefish action is picking up at Cape Henlopen fishing pier and beaches

One of the best parts about fish showing up late is you get to fish for them a little longer or so it seems. At least the rain is not as bad and we have Memorial Day weekend coming. OK, honestly I have no idea how the weather is in Delaware — I am in […]

Striped bass catching is picking up

We saw a lot of short striped bass in the surf at the Chillaware Island Spring Surf Fishing Tournament, but not many keeper bass. Only one was landed on the beach at 3Rs. Not for lack of trying either, there was a buffet of food out there for any fish to dine on. Clams has […]

Fish are finally showing up as temperatures climb

Well it looks like Mother Nature kicked old man winter to the curb. The water temperatures are finally holding over 50 degrees and we have fish! It has been a long slow spring and the fish are about three weeks late. There have been random catches but nothing like it was this time last year. […]

From Jersey to Assateague fishing action is picking up

This weekend I wouldn’t say it went off, but people have been catching fish and this is just the fringes of the action to come. From Jersey to Assateague the action has picked up. First and foremost, trophy striped bass season didn’t start out so well for many anglers. The catches were low this year […]

Striped bass activity is increasing in our area

Over the last few days striped bass have been moving up the Delaware Bay into the Delaware River. These are most likely resident fish, but they are females full of eggs, and big. No one has seen any sea lice on them, which is a good sign to identify ocean striped bass. The Nanticoke River […]

Rat wrangling fun: Catching small short bass in the surf

This time last year we were rat wrangling in the surf, which is catching small short bass one after another in the surf. It is fun and we coined the term one afternoon, because when we all start joking in the surf. You never know what is going to come out of our mouths. You […]

The big questions: Where are the fish and when do they arrive?

So I decided to do a little something different this week. Everyone is constantly asking this time of year, where are the fish and when will they get here? We all know the striped bass are schooling up and feeding, and white perch are heavy in the mix. The fish everyone wants to know about […]