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Smith's Bait Shop

November 13, 2017:
At Smith Bait Steve told us he has heard nothing good after the northwest blow and sub-freezing temperatures late last week. Before that some keeper striped bass were caught near the Power Plant by anglers soaking bunker chunks. White perch remain in the tidal rivers and creeks on bloodworms. The fishing piers at Woodland Beach and Port Mahon also produce perch.

Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve said bunker chunks have worked on keeper striped bass in the vicinity of the Power Plant. Anchor on a dropoff and chum with the chunks while fishing chunks from just under the surface down to the bottom. Trout have been caught on peeler crab by anglers fishing from Bowers Beach. Big white perch are in the local rivers on bloodworms and peeler crab.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve told us a few more keeper striped bass were caught on cut bunker near the Salem Plant. Short rock and while perch were caught on bunker chunks and bloodworms out of the Leipsic and Simons rivers. A few short trout were caught from the pier at Port Mahon.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve was out, but we got a report from another person who said trout had been caught from the Woodland Beach Pier on peeler crab. White perch fishing remains good in all the tidal creeks and rivers as well as the Woodland Beach Pier with bloodworms the top bait if you can't find peeler crab.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve said Anthony Mc Connell caught a 15.64-pound sheepshead at an Upper Bay reef site on a sand flea. Another customer had a 36-inch striped bass at the Woodland Beach Pier. White perch have been caught in good numbers and size from the tidal creeks on bloodworms. Small blues have invaded the Woodland Beach and Port Mahon piers.

Smith's Bait Shop

Smith's Bait Shop
500 Denny St
Leipsic, DE 19901
phone: 302-744-9140 | fax: 302-744-9140

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