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BIG NEWS, SMALLER FISH

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 What a difference a week makes. The first summer flounder of the year was caught from the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday – just as the state of Delaware announced that the size limit had officially been reduced a half-inch to just 16-1/2 inches. Several keeper ...

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BASSIN’ IMPROVES

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 There are a good number of small striped bass in the 18- to 25-inch range being caught from New Castle to Fenwick Island. If you plan to target these fish please crush the barb on your hooks and use lures that have single hooks. If you are fishing in the ...

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SUSKY STRIPERS

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 Finally, a few fish to report from Delaware waters. Striped bass to 31 inches were caught from the lower Delaware River and a few bluefish came in from Lewes Beach. Still a long way from a blitz, but after the past winter and early spring we will take the good ...

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BASS UP THE DELAWARE

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
The weather improved a bit and a few more fish were caught. The water temperature in the bay and ocean was 43 degrees on Sunday and we need 50 degrees to get the fish feeding. Your best bet for this week is going to be surf fishing for short striped ...

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SOUTHERLY MIGRATION

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 It was a tough week for fishing in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, but the sheltered waters of Indian River Inlet did produce a few keeper tog and even fewer striped bass. The way the weather looks for the Thanksgiving weekend there may be an opportunity to fish the ...

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BEST BET

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 With the main body of the coastal striped bass stock still off the New Jersey coast, tog and black sea bass remain the best bet for this week. Tog have been caught from the bay and the ocean as well as Indian River Inlet. Black sea bass are found at ...

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ROCK IN THE SURF

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 Tog, flounder and black sea bass are the best bet for this week. It is possible to catch all three on one trip, but most anglers will target one and if they get a limit of that species they will target a second one. The ocean is likely to produce ...

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TOG ON THE RISE

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 On Sunday we had a major coastal storm that was supposed to carry into Monday. Once the seas settle down the best bet for the remainder of the week will be sea bass on the various reefs, wrecks and other ocean structure. Tog catches were on the rise before ...

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ALBIES SHOW OFF DELAWARE

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 With sea bass season now open there is no doubt that will be the best bet for this week. Some heavy traffic on Sunday, but as the week goes on fishing pressure will decrease. The further offshore you go the better your chances of catching a larger class of fish. ...

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BEST BET – SHEEPSHEAD!

Posted By Eric Burnley
Location: DE, MD & Chesapeake Bay
 Delaware’s sea bass season will reopen in October 22 and until then the best bet remains sheepshead fishing on bay structure. The Inner and Outer walls, the Ice Breakers and bay reef sites all hold these fish. Small tog with a few keepers have been caught from the same ...

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