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. […]

Capital Trail project offers up another piece of the puzzle

  DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation is continuing to work on filling in gaps that still exist in the Capital City Trail that it hopes will eventually combine to form a 14-mile bicycling/pedestrian loop around Dover. Officials from Century Engineering, a firm hired by DelDOT, met with the public on Thursday afternoon at […]

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 […]

Plenty of short striped bass at beaches, bays

Well it looks like we might get a break in the weather for the weekend. A lot to not much is happening in our waters. That all depends on what you like to catch. There are plenty of short striped bass up and down the Delaware Bay beaches, ocean beaches, and the inland bays. If […]

Dover Duathlon a chance to kick off bike, running season

  DOVER — Judging from the ever-increasing bike lanes put on roads and the construction of pedestrian paths, it is obvious that the city of Dover is serious about offering the community a chance at a healthier lifestyle. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, will be taking […]

Weekend warmup should hopefully bring more fish

Well this winter just won’t let go! Last year was about the same except by now we were wrangling rats in the surf. Those are short striped bass for those not in the “know”. The bluefish were not far behind. Right now it is short striped bass in the tidal creeks, inland bays, and along […]

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 […]

Delaware muskrat trapping persists despite pressures

SMYRNA — Delaware muskrat enthusiasts will agree that the tradition of trapping, skinning and eating the aquatic rodent isn’t what it used to be. But, there is a passionate contingent of outdoors men and women dedicated to keeping the historic custom alive. A weakening market for pelts, lessening interest among younger generations and a public […]