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OCEAN

Not too many boaters headed out this past week. I suspect tog are still lingering at Site 11 and other ocean structures. The Indian River Inlet has been quiet. No reported catches from the jetty. The surf has been dead along the Delaware coast.

DELAWARE BAY

The public is advised to avoid the St. Jones River from Dover to Bowers Beach after a Kent County sewage pump station discharged hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into the St. Jones River which empties into the Delaware Bay. DNREC issued an emergency order on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to suspend commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels in the Delaware Bay. The harvest closure will be in effect for 21 days after the county’s wastewater discharge has been halted.

RIVERS

The Indian River near Millsboro has given up white perch with earthworms and minnows working as the best bait. A few white perch have also been caught near Dobbinsville on the Delaware River. Yellow perch are still biting in Maryland on the Susquehanna River near Perryville. Owen Marina has been a hot spot with minnows, and jigs working well on the perch.

PONDS

Patty at Captain Bones Bait & Tackle reported crappie action at Noxontown Pond and Garrisons Lake with minnows being the preferred bait. Pickerel and largemouth have been chasing minnows at Wyoming Pond as well.


Email your fishing info and fishing photos to jtaviano@delawareonline.com or tweet @JeffreyTaviano.

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