Vineyard Wine Bar and Bistro is providing an upscale food and wine experience at the beach. Wochit
Expedition Chief Scientist Michael Hyatt, from Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey, talks about the scientific research to learn more about great white sharks. Megan Raymond video
Chef Chris Parks has elevated the cuisine at Lupo in Rehoboth over the last few years. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Two boats have recently seen whale sharks way off the coast of Ocean City. Produced by Ryan Marshall
Delmarvanow.com asks beach visitors about their favorite activities on the Fourth of July. Produced by Megan Raymond
The Kalmar Nyckel re-stepped the main and fore mast back on the boat after a winter of needed repairs and an upcoming inspection from the U.S. Coast Guards. Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal
Footage and Photos of the second day of the Ocean City Air Show 2017
2017 Maryland State Fireman Association Parade in Ocean City, Md.
Indigo in Rehoboth, a new restaurant, is one of the Delaware beach area's only Indian restaurants. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, along with members of the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute and members of Sea Turtle Recovery rescue a loggerhead turtle approximately 3-miles east of Cape Henlopen near Lewes. Coast Guard video
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the longest-serving Delaware senator, and his wife, Jill, fulfilled a longtime dream by purchasing a vacation home at the Delaware seashore. Video by Keith Demko
Dewey Beach Fit provides beachgoers with a chance to work out and do yoga on the beach. The goal matches the slogan: "Pay your dues before you booze." Wochit
SoDel's Scott Kammerer at the newest Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar Produced by Megan Raymond
High Stakes Bar & Grill in Fenwick Island recently renovated. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Every beach has sand, but how does the sand differ from beach to beach? Wochit
Rare & Rye Owner Sal Fasano describes the newest hotel restaurant in OC Produced by Megan Raymond
We get our fill of food and drinks at Cilantro and The Blue Hen restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, and Sambo's Tavern in Leipsic. Patricia Talorico/The News Journal/WOCHIT
John Trader, 56, longtime owner of Liquid Assets in Ocean City, is doing his part to preserve that dying art. Produced by Megan Raymond
Blackwall Hitch has a new oyster partnership with War Shore oysters, promoting farm-raised oysters with the new signature oyster, the Blackwall Beauty. Wochit
The newly renovated Cape Henlopen State Park campground is now open to the public. Produced by Megan Raymond
A summer of 2017 preview for Delaware's beaches. Wochit
The long-awaited new venue, one of the biggest new attractions on Delmarva in 2017, is getting closer to opening, with Friday, May 26 as target date to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Wochit
Sen. Tom Carper announced the Delaware coast from Fenwick Island to Bethany Beach would be undergoing emergency beach nourishment at no cost to the state after a series of storms hit the Delaware beaches in 2015. Produced by Gray Hughes
Families have received letters from the Town of Ocean City that stated they either had to repair the bench — with a possible fee over $1,000 — remove it or donate it back to the town. Wochit
- WATCH: A new wine experience in Rehoboth
- WATCH: Scientists explain how they research sharks
- WATCH: Chef Chris Parks shining at Lupo in Rehoboth
- Watch: Giant whale shark seen off coast of Ocean City
- WATCH: What is your favorite thing to do on the Fourth?
- Kalmar Nyckel prepares for inspection
- WATCH: 2017 Ocean City Air Show Final day Roundup
- WATCH: 2017 Maryland State Fireman Association Parade
- WATCH: Indigo in Rehoboth serves rare Indian cuisine
- Watch: Coast Guard rescues loggerhead turtle off Lewes coast
- WATCH: Bidens purchase vacation home in Rehoboth area
- WATCH: Fitness on the beach in Dewey
- WATCH: SoDel's Bluecoast Seafood Grill open in Rehoboth
- WATCH: High Stakes renovates in Fenwick
- Watch: How sand differs on the East Coast
- WATCH: Rare & Rye isn't the average hotel restaurant
- Some eats to try this Memorial Day weekend.
- Watch: Our Harvest in Fenwick Island opens
- Blackwall Hitch's new signature oyster farmed off Chincoteague
- WATCH: Cape Henlopen State Park shows off campground upgrades
- New at the beaches for '17
- WATCH: Big Chill Beach Club to open soon
- Watch: Delaware beaches get OK for replenishment
- Added fee to OC bench dedications leave families upset
The Old Grounds and A Buoy have given up their share of keeper flounder this week. Jim Jones fished A Buoy and caught three flounder with the biggest measuring 21 inches. There have been a few reports of boaters successfully trolling spoons for bluefish at Fenwick Island. The Offshore bite is producing bluefin and yellowfin tuna. Tony Vansant, Joe Walker, John Peel, and Charles Stumpf fished the Hotdog and brought back multiple bluefin tuna to the Lewes Harbour Marina with the largest weighing 97 pounds, 12 ounces. Bobby Fitzwater fished between Massey’s Canyon and the Baltimore Canyon and hauled in three yellowfin tuna with the largest weighing 80 pounds. A few white marlin have also been caught at the Baltimore and Washington Canyons. Action at the Indian River Inlet has been slow, but a few flounder have been caught. Brad Young, Anthony and Brandon Brozosky fished the inlet with gulp and caught three keeper flounder and a sea robin. Anglers are catching flounder in the Indian River Bay as well with live minnows and squid working the best. For anglers that want to hit the surf, this week’s catch has mostly been kingfish with bloodworm serving as the top bait. Haven Road, Conquest Beach, and 3R’s Beach have all been good spots to catch kings.
Weakfish are making a comeback at the Ice Breakers. A personal note: For those that remember in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, weakfish were plentiful and anglers could guarantee fish on any given summer day. For the last 15 years, seeing a weakfish in Delaware was a rare site. Now that the population is making a return, be thoughtful to catch only what you are going to eat. Weakfish don’t have a good survival rate after being released, and if weakfish are able to come back in the numbers that they once were; it would make for great summer fishing for years to come. On to the stripers ... Anglers are catching slot limit stripers in the upper bay at the Yellow Can, Augustine Beach, Collins Beach, and Woodland Beach using bunker and bloodworms. There are plenty of white perch and catfish to be caught in the bay at Woodland Beach and Port Mahon with bloodworm as the preferred bait. Jason Veasey caught a nice 10-pound catfish on a bloodworm while fishing at Augustine Beach. Flounder fishing hasn’t been as consistent as last year, however, anglers are still catching them at various reef sites in the bay with bucktails and minnows. Richard Wright fished outside of Lewes and caught flounder measuring up to 20 inches while using an Eastern Marine flounder rig. Anglers are also catching kingfish at the lower bay reef sites. The Cape Henlopen fishing pier has produced the usual summertime catch of croaker, spot, and flounder. Most of the flounder have been undersized. Bloodworm is the bait to use for croaker and spot. In Maryland, Eastern Marine reported anglers finding luck fishing for stripers at Swan Point in Rock Hall. Anglers are fishing the early mornings between 5:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. as well as the evening in about 19 to 20 feet of water. Richard Wright also fished Swan Point this week and caught two stripers at 28, and 30 inches using bunker. Richard Schoonmaker fished at Swan Point using bunker and managed stripers measuring up to 24 inches. Anglers trolling the Belvidere Shoal with BKD lures are also finding keeper stripers.
There are plenty of white perch and catfish being caught in the C&D Canal with bloodworms working well for the perch, and bunker for the catfish. Eastern Marine reported decent smallmouth action in the Brandywine River at the non-tidal section. Shiners and trout magnet crawfish have worked the best on the bass. Ed Raymond landed a 2-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth using a shiner. Anglers have been catching musky in the 7- to 8-pound range at Monkey Hill near the Brandywine Zoo on spinnerbaits. Jeronimo Booker fished the Market Street Bridge on the Brandywine and hooked up with a 28-pound, 4-ounce striper along with a 4-pound largemouth, a 3-pound, 4-ounce smallmouth and a musky using stick baits and rapalas. Anglers are also live-lining bluegills to catch some of the larger muskies in the Brandywine. There’s also a decent amount of white perch being caught in the Brandywine on bloodworms. For anglers searching for flounder, the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is still holding flatties. Haley Zuber checked into Rick’s Bait and Tackle with a 3-pound, 12-ounce flounder that she caught in the Canal. Bethany Shickley weighed in a 2-pound, 4-ounce doormat at the Lewes Harbour Marina. She fished at the Roosevelt Inlet. In Maryland: Richard Clendening and Jason Veasey fished the Susquehanna River and caught a plethora of smallmouth bass with the largest weighing 3-pounds, 8-ounces using whopper ploppers. Veasey also caught a keeper striper on a soft plastic, and Clendening netted a 6-pound, 8-ounce largemouth bass on a Fat Albert grub. Anglers are also catching keeper stripers trolling below Port Deposit on the Susquehanna.
Anglers are catching bass and crappie at Paper Mill Pond on minnows and shiners. They are also catching them fishing at Lums Pond on the right side of the boat ramp, and at Garrisons Lake on frogs and senkos. Barb and Mike Trexler fished the spillway at Noxontown with bloodworms and minnows and caught white perch and a few short stripers. The Delaware State duck and goose call competition will be held at Captain Bones Bait & Tackle, located at 3195 S. DuPont Hwy in Odessa, Saturday, July 29. Registration is at 8 a.m. The champion will earn a trip to the world duck and goose call competition in Arkansas. For more information, call Captain Bones at 302-378-3377.
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