Striped bass off being caught off Delaware’s coast

Winter is supposed to be the slow time of year. Everything kind of freezes, but that part of winter isn’t here yet. That is usually about mid-January when the fishing all but shuts down and it just gets cold, and you’re tired of it being gloomy. The winter doldrums. We rearrange our gear, man caves, […]

Hunting or exploring, walking the woods in snow is peaceful

First real snow of the season! Anyone as excited as I am or not at all? I love snow, I mean if it is going to be cold we could at least have snow and not rain. Walking the woods in the snow is very peaceful whether you are hunting or just exploring. The beaches […]

Boats are going offshore for sea bass and doing well

Winter fishing is in full effect for the most part, you sure aren’t going to find any summer fish still hanging around. Maybe the occasional summer flounder but they are usually caught trolling stretches in the ocean for migratory striped bass. That is one thing no one is doing in our waters yet. The migratory […]

It’s been quiet in the surf aside from short striped bass

Sorry I missed you all last week. I have been dealing with a myriad of fishery meetings both state and federal, wind farm and state park meetings, outdoor show organizing, surf fishing tournament preparations, and rebuilding the manufacturing facility for DS Custom Tackle. Somewhere in between all of that I get to go fishing, and […]

Cold temps: Anglers don’t like it but hunters should be happy

Wasn’t enough snow to go car hooding but enough to keep many of us indoors. I am not ready for this weather, I have plenty of gear for the cold, I just don’t want to wear it all right now. I know the fish don’t care but boy oh boy the anglers do, there are […]

Tautog action for keeper fish is picking up at the inlets

Getting colder and now the days are officially shorter, thanks to daylight savings time. That initial shock of it being dark much earlier always throws us off, good thing Mother Nature doesn’t turn back her clocks, just ask my dog. The only advantage is it is lighter by the time on my clock when we […]

Short striped bass are thick in the surf and easy to catch

The fall fishing is almost upon us, striped bass are on the move, and one of our favorite activities is what we call rat wrangling. Short striped bass known as rats to some surf anglers are thick in the surf right now feeding. Up north (Jersey/NY) migratory bass are thick on sand eel and bunker […]

It’s rough but if you put in the time you can still catch fish

Fishing anywhere the past week has been nautical as far as conditions. Boats can’t go out in these rough seas. It has been land based fishing or nothing. Even fishing from land has been difficult. The tide has been up more than normal for the past two weeks. Now we have a nor’eater like storm […]

Pompano catches have been frequent and some are huge

Fall, summer, fall, summer, good times with the weather. Now we have king tides here and low tide is next to nonexistent. There is high tide and higher tide. With a new moon and Hurricane Lorenzo storm surge it has been a wet week on the beaches and waterways. Daily small craft advisories are keeping […]

There’s still a lot of fun action in short striped bass

Welcome to fall, loving those 90-degree days! It is much cooler now, beautiful at night, and dropping water temperatures. Anglers reminisce of days gone by of fall striped bass runs. The back-in-the-day stories get better every year. Some think this will be the year … “this will be the year they come in close to […]