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Smith's Bait Shop

September 9, 2019:
At Smith Bait Steve reported the flounder action at Miah Maul Shoal and Site 4 is fair with squid and minnows the top producer. At Bowers Beach peeler crab is the best bait to use if you want to land a keeper-sized trout.



Previous Reports

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve said trout have been caught on peeler crab from Bowers Beach and Bennet's Pier. Flounder are available at Miah Maull Shoal on minnows and squid. Nuclear chicken Gulp! on a jig has also worked on the flounder. The local tidal creeks are loaded with big white perch that will take bloodworms and peeler crab.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve told us flounder have been caught on minnows and squid on the east side of Miah Maull Shoal. This is New Jersey water and you must have a New Jersey registration to fish there. This number is free and available online (). Big trout are still being caught on peeler crab at Bowers Beach. The tidal creeks and rivers hold big white perch that will take bloodworms.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve said trout to 25 inches were caught on peeler crab from the jetty at Bowers Beach. The bay reef sites produce spot, croaker and trout along with the occasional flounder. Blues may be caught by trolling 1.5-inch spoons

  • August 12, 2019 Open or Close

    At Smith Bait Steve told us trout to 25 inches have been caught from Bowers Beach on peeler crab. The pier at Woodland Beach has seen good croaker fishing with peeler crab the top bait.

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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