• WATCH: A new wine experience in Rehoboth
    WATCH: A new wine experience in Rehoboth
  • WATCH: Scientists explain how they research sharks
    WATCH: Scientists explain how they research sharks
  • WATCH: Chef Chris Parks shining at Lupo in Rehoboth
    WATCH: Chef Chris Parks shining at Lupo in Rehoboth
  • Watch: Giant whale shark seen off coast of Ocean City
    Watch: Giant whale shark seen off coast of Ocean City
  • WATCH: What is your favorite thing to do on the Fourth?
    WATCH: What is your favorite thing to do on the Fourth?
  • Kalmar Nyckel prepares for inspection
    Kalmar Nyckel prepares for inspection
  • WATCH: 2017 Ocean City Air Show Final day Roundup
    WATCH: 2017 Ocean City Air Show Final day Roundup
  • WATCH: 2017 Maryland State Fireman Association Parade
    WATCH: 2017 Maryland State Fireman Association Parade
  • WATCH: Indigo in Rehoboth serves rare Indian cuisine
    WATCH: Indigo in Rehoboth serves rare Indian cuisine
  • Watch: Coast Guard rescues loggerhead turtle off Lewes coast
    Watch: Coast Guard rescues loggerhead turtle off Lewes coast
  • WATCH: Bidens purchase vacation home in Rehoboth area
    WATCH: Bidens purchase vacation home in Rehoboth area
  • WATCH: Fitness on the beach in Dewey
    WATCH: Fitness on the beach in Dewey
  • WATCH: SoDel's Bluecoast Seafood Grill open in Rehoboth
    WATCH: SoDel's Bluecoast Seafood Grill open in Rehoboth
  • WATCH: High Stakes renovates in Fenwick
    WATCH: High Stakes renovates in Fenwick
  • Watch: How sand differs on the East Coast
    Watch: How sand differs on the East Coast
  • WATCH: Rare & Rye isn't the average hotel restaurant
    WATCH: Rare & Rye isn't the average hotel restaurant
  • Some eats to try this Memorial Day weekend.
    Some eats to try this Memorial Day weekend.
  • Watch: Our Harvest in Fenwick Island opens
    Watch: Our Harvest in Fenwick Island opens
  • Blackwall Hitch's new signature oyster farmed off Chincoteague
    Blackwall Hitch's new signature oyster farmed off Chincoteague
  • WATCH: Cape Henlopen State Park shows off campground upgrades
    WATCH: Cape Henlopen State Park shows off campground upgrades
  • New at the beaches for '17
    New at the beaches for '17
  • WATCH: Big Chill Beach Club to open soon
    WATCH: Big Chill Beach Club to open soon
  • Watch: Delaware beaches get OK for replenishment
    Watch: Delaware beaches get OK for replenishment
  • Added fee to OC bench dedications leave families upset
    Added fee to OC bench dedications leave families upset
20 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

OCEAN

Flounder are still biting at the Old Grounds, however, the action has been sporadic. Anglers trolling for bluefish at Fenwick Island are still catching using spoons. A few keeper rockfish were caught at the Indian River Inlet at night. Sheepshead and triggerfish are hitting on sand fleas at the Inlet during the day. Not much action happened in the surf this week, but anglers can expect a mix of kingfish, skates, and dogfish in the surf.

DELAWARE BAY

Anglers are catching a mix of flounder, triggerfish, spadefish, and sea bass at Delaware Bay reef sites. The Inner Wall and Outer Wall have provided a few sheepshead and triggerfish on squid and sand fleas. Reports from the Cape Henlopen fishing pier: Still waiting on the croaker. A few small ones have been caught this week, but no reports of croaker near keeper size. A few keeper flounder have also been caught on minnows at the pier. White perch and catfish continue to bite at Port Mahon and Woodland Beach with bloodworms and bunker serving as the top baits.

Autoplay
Show Thumbnails
Show Captions

RIVERS

Most rivers in Delaware were murky this week after large rain storms passed through over the weekend. Anglers targeting white perch and catfish can find plenty of them in the C&D Canal. Bloodworms are the best bait for perch, while bunker has been working on the catfish. The Brandywine River continues to provide decent bass action along with a good musky bite.

PONDS

It’s been a good week for bass fishing. Jessica Byrne landed the biggest smallmouth bass I’ve ever seen. The fish weighed four pounds. She caught it using a bass torpedo. James Baffone hauled in a largemouth bass weighing up to six pounds at the Millville by the Sea Pond. He was using a live perch. Eleven-year-old Joshua Kenton pulled in a 5-pound, 10-ounce largemouth on his family farm. Taylored Tackle reported good largemouth and pickerel action at Records Pond with anglers using crank baits. Reports from Captain Bones Bait & Tackle indicated decent bass action at Garrisons Lake, Lums Pond, and Noxontown Pond with frogs, senkos, and chatterbaits working the best.

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

20 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE