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OCEAN

Effective April 1st Delaware’s recreational minimum size limit for summer flounder will increase to 17 inches. Possession limits and season dates still remain the same. The Indian River Inlet has produced short rockfish on bucktails and sand fleas, however no reports of any keepers.

DELAWARE BAY

The cold, and winter snow and ice storm kept most anglers off the water this week, however, not all anglers stayed indoors. From Augustine Beach to Port Mahon anglers have been catching yellow and white perch from the shore with minnows, bloodworms, and earthworms as the most effective baits. A few catfish have been caught alongside the perch at Woodland Beach.

RIVERS

Exciting news from Laurel. Thad Palmer hauled in a new state record 24-pound 6-ounce catfish measuring 37 inches in length. The fish has been verified by DNREC. He caught the monster catfish at Broad Creek using cut bunker. The fish was weighed in at Taylored Tackle in Seaford. Anglers are still loading up on white and yellow perch on the Delaware River in New Castle. The C&D Canal is also full of perch with bloodworms, minnows, and earthworms working as the best baits. Anglers are also catching catfish on chicken liver, and short stripers on bloodworms in the Delaware River at New Castle, and the C&D Canal.

PONDS

Trout fishing at Tidbury Pond and Newton Pond remains very slow. The best action has been in the early morning. Most anglers have fallen short of the daily limit.

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

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