Thursday, October 18, 2018

WGMD Fishing Report 10-17-18


Wednesday saw gale warnings in the ocean and bay with no relief in sight until Friday.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said no boats left from their docks on Wednesday.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Chris told us one boat did try to fish for sea bass on Wednesday, but was turned back by the rough seas.  Another boat did fish the inlet catching one keeper tog and several blues.

Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle reported that blues to 16 inches were caught from the beach on fresh mullet.  The inlet saw the same size blues taken on bucktails or metal lures during incoming current.  A few kings were caught from the beach on bloodworms or FishBites.

Once we get some decent weather I expect the surf to show more signs of life with kings, blues and perhaps a trout or two.  Cooler water could encourage false albacore to visit the surf giving angers a real challenge.  These speeders will attack a metal lure that is retrieved at a fast clip.  The trick is to cast where they are going, not where they have been.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


Seaford’s Dana Bowe Named DE 2019 Teacher of the Year


Delaware’s 2019 Teacher of the Year was named last night and she comes from Sussex County! Dana Bowe teaches kindergarten through second grade for the Sussex County Orthopedic Program at West Seaford Elementary School, and is now Delaware’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year, a title she hopes will allow her to share her message about all children’s abilities. Bowe has been teaching for 17 years – 5 in her current position.

By action of the Delaware General Assembly, Bowe will receive a $5,000 grant to use for the educational benefit of her students, as well two personal grants totaling an additional $5,000. The remaining 19 school district/charter candidates each will receive a personal grant of $2,000. All 20 teachers also receive a gift from Advantech Incorporated.

Bowe also will receive: a $1,000 grant for educational/classroom use from American Institutes for Research; grants from the Delaware Association of School Administrators, Delaware State Education Association and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce; a State of Delaware Teacher of the Year commemorative plate from the Division of Motor Vehicles; a full doctorate program from University of Delaware and Wilmington University and several other awards.


WGMD Airs Blunt-Rochester/Walker and Carper/Arlett Debates TONIGHT


Tonight (Wednesday), candidates for Delaware’s US House and Senate will hold the one and only debate of this mid-term election season.

WGMD will air both debates LIVE! Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester and Scott Walker begin at 6:30 PM.  Then Senator Tom Carper and Rob Arlett begin at 8PM.

Expert commentary and analysis will be provided by WGMD’s Jake Smith and Counselor and political pundit John Brady.

Delaware’s mid-term Federal debates, LIVE from the University of Delaware, Wednesday October 17th, beginning at 6PM, on the 92.7FM Talk Of Delmarva WGMD, and the WGMD app.

WGMD Fishing Report 10-16-18


Tuesday saw rough seas on the bay and ocean and it’s only going to get worst.  Gale warnings are already up for Wednesday and Thursday and then again on Saturday.

Both Lewes Harbour Marina and Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em reported all quiet on the docks as no one tried to go fishing.

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle, Clark said small blues to 16 inches were caught from the beach and the inlet.  Cut mullet was the top bait with spoons or bucktails the top lures.  Incoming water was the best time to fish.  A few small tog have been caught from the inlet rocks on sand fleas or green crabs.

Over in the Chesapeake Bay, they are finding schools of blues, rock and Spanish mackerel chasing bait on the surface.  Most of the blues and rock have been small, but a few big Spanish were caught over the weekend.  Chumming and using alewife chunks for bait has produced keeper rock at Hackett’s Bar and Podickory Point.  Jigging the bridge pilings with six-inch BKDs on ½ to ¾-ounce heads has also been productive.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


Salisbury Man Convicted of Sex Offenses Against a Minor

Image courtesy Wicomico County States Attorney

Image courtesy Wicomico County States Attorney

A Salisbury man has been found guilty of sex offenses of a minor.  Officials say the charges stem from ongoing contact with a child under the age of 15 when the incident occurred in March.  The judge has ordered a pre-sentence investigation and mental health evaluation for 41 year old Harry Chisum.  He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and will be required to register as a Tier II sex offender for 25 years when he’s released.


Gov Carney to Sign Executive Order to Make DE a Trauma-Informed State


Governor John Carney will sign an Executive Order Wednesday afternoon that will make Delaware a trauma-informed state to mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and build resilience in children, adults and communities. This Executive Order will direct the Family Services Cabinet Council to develop tools for training state employees and community partners on the impact of exposure to ACEs, to promote ACE awareness, and to improve services and interventions for children and families exposed to trauma. It also will direct state agencies that provide services for children and adults to integrate trauma-informed best practices, including trauma-specific language in requests for proposals and in service contracts with the state when appropriate.


Delaware’s Teacher of the Year to be Announced Tonight

The 2019 District/Charter Teachers of the Year / Image courtesy of the DE State Board of Education

Delaware’s 2019 Teacher of the Year will be announced tonight.  The annual awards banquet will be held at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.  There are 20 public and charter school teachers who have been chose as the outstanding teacher for their district because of their superior ability to inspire students with a love of learning, exemplary demonstration of professional traits and a strong sense of dedication and devotion to teaching.  Delaware’s winner will be the state’s nominee in the national program and will receive a $5000 grant use for the educational benefit of their students and a personal grant of $3000 and a $2000 grant from the state.


Dover Man Charged with Vehicle Theft in Milford

Image courtesy MIlford PD

Image courtesy MIlford PD

A Dover man has been arrested by Milford Police after officers spotted a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road on North Rehoboth Boulevard.  Police spotted markings that looked like the vehicle was recently removed from a car dealership.  Police arrested 53 year old Roy Perdow – also known as Roy Perkins of Dover – who is also wanted in a theft of a motor vehicle in August.  Perdow is charged with having a suspended license, 2 counts of vehicle theft and other offenses.  He’s being held in default of bond


DSP Looking for Hit & Run Driver in Seaford

Image courtesy DSP

Image courtesy DSPDSP

Delaware State Police need your help to find a man wanted in a hit and run crash on Monday, October 15 just before 4pm. Members of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force were on patrol in the Concord area and spotted a red Chevy Malibu with window tint.  A check on the registration showed no tint waiver, but when Detectives tried to pull the vehicle over – the driver kept going.  Near Old Furnace and Middleford Road the driver tried to pass a school bus on the shoulder and struck the front of the bus – damaging the front wheel.  The Malibu was found abandoned but police identified the driver as 24 year old Devon Morris of Seaford.  Morris is wanted on multiple offenses from this incident as well as on a warrant out of Superior Court.  If you know where he is contact Crime Stoppers -800-TIP-3333.


WGMD Fishing Report 10-15-18


On Monday there were small craft advisories flying during the day with gale warnings posted in the evening.

Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina told us that Steve Warren caught a limit of flounder to 19.75 inches plus a nice-sized speckled trout out of Roosevelt Inlet on fresh mullet.  On Sunday Liam Emmert fished with his dad Will, Francis Walsh and Jason King on the Lightning Boat catching more than his share of sea bass on clams at the Del-Jersey-Land Reef.  Jason DeStafney, Brad Young and Mike Williamson had a boat limit of sea bass using clams on ocean structure.  The Harpoon Fishing Club took a trip to Delaware Bay on the Angler for a mixed bag of blues, sea bass, blowfish and trout.  The Miss Kirstin found a mixed bag of sea bass, triggerfish, blues and kings for her party on Sunday.

Old Inlet said blues were caught from the beach and inlet while small tog continue to take sand fleas and green crabs from the rocks.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report 


WGMD Fishing Report 10-14-18


Sunday saw fishing snap back pretty well after the big blow and heavy rain.

We learned from Bill at Lewes Harbour Marina that on Saturday Bob and Dave Klinger and Chris Kerstetter ran to Site 11 and came back with 45 sea bass and two flounder.  On Sunday the Katydid had a mixed bag of 10 tog, several black drum including one big drum.  They also had sea bass, triggerfish and blues. Joe McNeal now leads the Tog Tournament with a 4.95 pounder. The Angler had a mixed bag of trout, blues, sea bass, triggerfish and a cow-nosed ray that Tom was cleaning when I called.

At the fishing pier on Cape Henlopen State Park the report was blues and short rock, but no spot or croaker on Sunday.

Clark at Old Inlet told us small blues are all over the beach and inlet.  They will hit cut mullet or small metal lures.  The night shift of jetty jockeys are still catching a few keeper rockfish on live eels.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Diana said the head boat had a good catch of sea bass plus a 3.5-pound triggerfish.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


Delmar Man Charged with Vehicular Assault & DUI

Crash-4-Emergency Vehicle at Night © Copyright Barbol/Shutterstock_276524096

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A Delmar man is charged with multiple counts of vehicular assault after a DUI-related crash Saturday afternoon east of Millsboro.  Delaware State Police say that just after 5pm a pickup driven by 38 year old James Cannon was stopped on Townsend Road but failed to stop when an SUV driven by a Milford man proceeded through the intersection on Mt Joy Road with the right of way.  The vehicles collided – the Milford man and two children – aged 6 years old and 18 months were taken to Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  A 4 year old in the SUV was taken to AI DuPont Hospital for Children with serious injuries.  Cannon and 1 passenger in the pickup were treated at Beebe for non-life threatening injuries and a second passenger in the truck was not injured.  Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash – Cannon is charged with 1st degree vehicular assault, 4 counts of 2nd degree vehicular assault, DUI and other offenses.


WGMD Fishing Report 10-13-18


Saturday was not a good day for fishing so let’s look at a few more ideas of what to expect once we can get back out on the ocean or bay.

Just before the storm, bluefin tuna were caught at the Hot Dog.  As the ocean water temperature begins to cool, bluefin and yellowfin will start their southern migration.  The inshore lumps like the Hot Dog, Massey’s Canyon and Tea Cup will attract tunas if the bait is there.  Chunking is very popular in the fall with trolling a close second.  The problem comes when trollers invade another boat’s chum slick.  Don’t do that.

Closer to shore, look for improved catches of false albacore, bonito and blues along the channel between B and A buoys and the Lightship Buoy.  These fish will hit spoons, plugs and bucktails trolled right in the wake or on the first wave off the stern.  Use small lures for the albacore and bonito and don’t be afraid to stop and cast with light tackle or fly rod to schools of breaking fish

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


WGMD Announces New Weekend Schedule


WGMD is pleased to make the following changes to our weekend schedule.


NEW SHOW 12n – 2pm  Tipping the Scale of Justice.  Legal Council John Brady will discuss legal issues and take your phone calls. Live and Local from the WGMD Studios  302-945-9292-

2p – 4p The Car Doctor  – Call Ron with your car questions and issues.  This show airs LIVE on WGMD 855-560-9900

NEW TIME 4p-6p The Pet Show.  Pet Expert Warren Eckstein is now Live on WGMD.  Call Warren with your pet questions. 855-725-8255

NEW TIME – 6p – 9pm Classic Radio Theater.  3 hours of your favorite old time radio broadcasts.

NEW TIME 9p – 12m  Handel On The Law  Handel on the Law is a unique combination of useful legal advice, and outrageous Handel remarks. As Bill always says, he loves to inform callers that they literally “have absolutely no case.”


NEW SHOW.  The Best of Ben Shapiro, this weekend beginning at 1pm, before Ravens Football.

Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know.. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch!

3:25pm Ravens Rap   WGMD Sports Director Mike Bradley analyzes last week’s loss to the Browns and talks about this week’s game.

4:25pm Ravens Football at Tennessee Titans

WGMD Radio Flea Market 10-13-18

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– 2 Fishing Surf Rods ‘ugly sticks” 9 and 10 footers – $35 and $30.

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– 2 Power Glides Transmission a 62 and 63 – $300 and $500 for both. One has 20K miles the other needs rebuilt most likely.
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Georgetown PD Arrest 2 for Identity Theft

Image courtesy Georgetown PD

Image courtesy Georgetown PD

A traffic stop on Route 113 in Georgetown led to the arrest of two men on a variety of charges – including identity theft.  Georgetown Police smelled marijuana as they contacted the driver – a search of the vehicle turned up a laptop computer and 122 SIM cards with the personal information of numerous victims.  Police learned there was personal information cataloged on the laptop from numerous victims – which was to be used to activate the SIM cards on cell phones, which would eventually be sold – with the stolen information – on the internet.  Police have arrested 28 year old Allan Castillo and 31 Andres Villar-Martinez, both of the Dominican Republic – they are each charged with 16 counts of identity theft and 2nd degree conspiracy as well as possession of marijuana.  The investigation is continuing in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations Delaware.


Fire Destroys Garage West of Delmar

Image courtesy Delmar Fire Dept.

Image courtesy Delmar Fire Dept.

Firefighters from Delmar were called for a garage fire just after 2pm Friday on Westerlee Drive west of Delmar.  They found heavy fire when they arrived on the scene.  Crews from Laurel, Hebron and Mardela Springs also responded.  The State Fire Marshal is investigating.


Ocean City Municipal Election Set for November 6

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Ocean City voters will have 2 elections on November 6th – the General Election and the Ocean City Council election, which takes place in another room at the Convention Center.  The filing deadline was last week.  Three candidates have filed for the mayor’s race – Incumbent Rick Meehan, John Cryer and former city councilman Joe Hall.  For the city council race there are three seats open – and at least one will have a new face since Wayne Hartman is moving up to the State House.  Incumbents Lloyd Martin and Matt James are challenged by Sgt Mark Paddack, who retires from the OCPD at the end of the month, Emily Nock of Nock insurance and Chris Rudolf, who ran for the council in 2014.


DSP Investigate Apparent Drowning East of Millsboro

Ocean Wave Wall Ocean wave wall standing upright crashing onto shallow sandbars Image ID:170679506 Copyright: ChrisVanLennepPhoto

Delaware State Police are investigating an apparent drowning Friday morning in a retention pond at the Pelican Point development off Indian Mission Road.  Police say the body of a 27 year old man was pulled from the pond after a search and rescue effort by DNREC.  An acquaintance of the victim spotted him struggling in the water while swimming.  Police say foul play is not suspected, however they are still investigating.


WGMD Fishing Report 10-12-18


If anyone went fishing on Friday they kept it a secret.  I don’t think anyone will be going out on Saturday either.

So what can we expect after our old friend Michael and the big cold front are through with us?  My guess, and it is only a guess, is the water temperature in the bay and ocean will drop.  A hard northwest wind not only brings in cold air it also tends to push warm surface water out to the east and allow cold bottom water to come into shore.  This is going to kick migrations from mullet to flounder into high gear. 

Flounder spawn in the ocean during the fall before moving out to the Continental Shelf for the winter.  Croaker are another fall spawner and they can stack up at the Croaker Canyon on out to B and A buoys.

One location that is overlooked for flounder in the fall are the rips between Cape May and Cape Henlopen.  Back when we had rockfish there, several big flounder were caught on live eels or bucktails every year.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report 


4 Charged in Illegal Gambling Ring in Seaford Area


Several arrests have been made in connection with an illegal gambling ring that was operating in the Seaford area.  The Division of Gaming Enforcement was tipped in August that people were gambling through a scheme that involved placing lottery wagers.  A two-month investigating led to the arrest of four people at a Seaford residence on Wednesday.  State Police, Gaming Enforcement and Homeland Security officials also seized betting slips and electronic devices as well as over $10,000 in gambling proceeds. The four suspects are charged with a variety of gambling offenses and conspiracy and are all free on unsecured bonds.


UPDATED: Overpass Bridge Near DAFB Dedicated Today


Image courtesy DelDOT & DAFB

A bridge on Route 1 between Dover Air Force Base and the base housing got a new name his afternoon.  DelDOT will name the bridge for Senior Airman Elizabeth Loncki, the first Delaware woman who was killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Signs marking the bridge were unveiled during this afternoon’s ceremony.


DSP Investigating Lewes-Area Home Invasion

01-Crime Scene - Photo: © Copyright Prath/Shutterstock
01-Crime Scene - Photo: © Copyright Prath/Shutterstock

Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion Thursday night just after 11 at a home on Ward Road west of Lewes.  Police learned that a 61 year old man was asleep when two unknown armed suspects entered his home and demanded money.  Police say the suspects assaulted the victim – hitting him in the head with a gun – then the suspects left empty handed.  The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Police describe the suspects as black men, wearing dark-colored clothing and were armed with what appeared to be handguns.  If you have information – contact Crime Stoppers.


Sussex County 5 Year Old – 1st Pediatric Flu Case in DE – 6th Overall


A 5 year old from Sussex County is the first lab-confirmed case of pediatric flu in Delaware’s new flu season.  This is the 6th overall case of the flu this season – with 2 cases in adults in New Castle County and 3 cases in adults in Kent County.  Delaware Public Health officials urge everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated.  Last flu season over 9000 flu cases were recorded with over 1200 people hospitalized.  35 people died from flu complications last season.


New Voter Registration for November General Election in Delaware Closes at 2pm Saturday


If you are not registered to vote in the State of Delaware – but want to vote in the November General Election – you still have time to register.  Registration is open today until 4pm and Saturday from 9am until 2pm at the Department of Elections office on Race Street in Georgetown for in person registration.  You can also register online through tomorrow at