Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

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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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– RotoTiller Toro “The Horse”, Runs good – $250

Ron – Lewes 609-790-4370
– LOOKING FOR: Weber “Q” Grill (smaller tabletop grill)
– Men’s 26″ TREK bike , excellent cond. almost new tires – $100
– Bike hitches 1) 4 bike and 1) 2 bikes (need hitch) – $60 each
– 2 Fishing Surf Rods ‘ugly sticks” 9 and 10 footers – $35 and $30.

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– LOOKING FOR:  Trail 90 or 70 Dirtbike or a 125

Bobby – Selbyville 301-758-9885
– Soft top with frame and window for a jeep YJ serier (late 80’s to 90’s) frame and windows all in good condition, and bikini top – $150

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– LOOKING FOR Vintage metal bench for outdoors, old, interesting to go by a pond.
– Victorian couch that opens up to a seven foot bed, original fabric with no wear – xsc $350

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– 6 foot wide tool box for a pickup box, aluminum diamond plate – $100, exc condition.

Chad 302-645-8266
– 2 Power Glides Transmission a 62 and 63 – $300 and $500 for both. One has 20K miles the other needs rebuilt most likely.
– LOOKING FOR: Wicker chair, cocoon chair, hanging one from the 70’s


Georgetown PD Arrest 2 for Identity Theft

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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

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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

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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


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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 http://www.ivote.de.gov


UPDATED: Subjects in Thursday’s WOC Police Raids Waive Extradition

Photo courtesy Wayne Cannon

Photo courtesy Wayne Cannon
Photo courtesy Wayne Cannon

UPDATED  Friday, 10/12 – During a bond hearing this morning in Snow Hill, Basel and Samir Ramadan have waived extradition to New York and are being held without bond in the Worcester County Detention Center.  The two men were arrested Thursday after a raid by multiple police agencies yesterday on Whisper Trace Road in West Ocean City.

In 2015, both men were arrested with several others after raids in connection with a cigarette smuggling enterprise and both Basel and Samir Ramadan were then arrested on fugitive warrants from New York and extradited there to stand trial.


The two men arrested after a raid by multiple police agencies yesterday in West Ocean City are expected in court in Snow Hill this morning for a bail review. Samir and Basel Ramadan have been held without bond on charges of being a fugitive from Justice in the State of New York. Yesterday police from several local, state and federal agencies raided two homes on Whisper Trace Road. The two men arrested with several others after raids in 2013 in connection with cigarette smuggling enterprise and both were then also arrested on fugitive warrants from New York and extradited there to stand trial.

Additional information expected from the Department of Homeland Security


FLOOD WARNING: Thru 10:30am Friday / HIGH WIND WARNING: Until 11am Friday

High Wind Warning

Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has extended the Flood Warning for…
Sussex County in southern Delaware…
Southern Kent County in central Delaware…
Southeastern Talbot County in eastern Maryland…
Southern Caroline County in eastern Maryland…

* Until 1030 AM EDT.

* At 654 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated that the heavy rain has ended. However, two to four inches of rain fell across the area overnight and it will take time for all of the water to drain and recede. Several roads remain flooded across the area. Do not go around cones or barricades.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include… Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, Millsboro, Laurel, Harrington, Lewes, Federalsburg, Milton, Bridgeville, Trappe, Dagsboro, Preston, Millville, Ellendale, Bowers, Henlopen Acres, Smithville, Gumboro and Cape Henlopen State Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


High Wind Warning


* WINDS…Northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* TIMING…Through early this morning.

* IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


UPDATED School Closures and Delays for 10/12

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School Delays and Closure for 10/12 as of 7:14am

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  • Worcester County Public Schools
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WGMD Fishing Report 10-11-18


Fishing came almost to a standstill on Thursday as weather reports promised big seas and high winds on the bay and ocean.  Conditions will only get worst on Friday and Saturday before calming down a little bit on Sunday.  Most boats will stay on their trailers or tied to the dock over the weekend.

When we spoke with Lauren at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em she said the store will probably be closed on Friday.  No boats went out on Thursday and the weather is only going downhill over the weekend.  If for any reason you plan to visit any tackle shop on Friday or Saturday it would be a good idea to call before taking the trip.

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle, they said a few folks stopped in for green crab and sand fleas to fish the inlet for tog, triggerfish and sheepshead.  No one came back with a good catch report.  Most of the tog have been undersized, but if the water temperature does drop after the storm perhaps larger tog will start feeding.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


WGMD Fishing Report 10-10-18


Wednesday came through as advertised.  Decent in the morning then a hard southeast blow in the afternoon.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said Joe Walker and his crew of Tony Vansant, John Peel, and Charles Stumph headed to the Hot Dog in the early morning and chunked up big bluefin tuna.  Tony had the largest weighing 97.8 pounds while the rest of the crew battled bluefins of 53 and 49 pounds.  The Katydid had a mixed bag of trout, sea bass, blowfish, tog and sheepshead for the Wednesday Group.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Diana said the morning head boat came back with flounder, sea bass and triggers.  The Indian Giver was just unloading a good catch of dolphin from their offshore trip.

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle, Clark said the night shift working the jetties with eels have brought in keeper rockfish.  Small blues continue to invade the Inlet on incoming water and will take bucktails or metal.  Drifting sand fleas or green crab can result in sheepshead, triggers and small tog.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


WGMD Fishing Report 10-9-18


Tuesday was another fine weather day, but the rest of the week is not looking good.  It starts to go downhill on Wednesday afternoon.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said Jay Lightner caught a citation worthy 13.64-pound sheepshead on a green crab.  On Monday Jeff Eshour had another citation sheepshead weighing 8.6 pounds caught on a sand flea and green crab sandwich.  Just under citation size was Mike Lynch’s 6.41-pound sheepshead caught at the Outer Wall on a green crab.  The Monday Group on the Katydid had a table full of flounder and sea bass.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Lauren told us the head boat caught lots of bluefish as did the charter boat Gale Force.  The private boat Spectacle had a good catch of sea bass.  Private boats that fished offshore on Sunday brought in lots of dolphin.

At Old Inlet the report was kings and pompano on the beach between Conquest and Key Box roads. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report 


Georgetown Man Injured after Colliding with Train near Dagsboro

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Delaware State Police are investigating a crash between a pickup  and a train on Dagsboro Road Monday night just after 11.  Police say the driver of the pickup, 48 year old David Sayre of Georgetown tried to cross the railroad crossing and struck one of the train cars.  The operator of the train was able to stop the train after the collision.  Police smelled alcohol coming from Sayre who was taken to Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Sayre is charged with DUI and no insurance.  The operator of the train and a passenger were not injured.


WGMD Fishing Report 10-8-18


Monday saw fair weather conditions and I think Tuesday will be fishable as well. 

The winners of the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishing Tournament are:  First place Mike Walker with 103 points, second was Sean Hull with 73 points and third was Bob Zak with 73 points.  Tie broken by the longest fish.  First place in the Ladies Division was Allison Stuart with 44 points, second Lillian Rhoat with 29 points and third was Donna Gutheridge with 29 points.  The Largest Bluefish Calcutta was worth $1,930 and was won by Robert Thompson.  The largest fish other than a blue was a 16.75-inch flounder caught by Ann Marie Stuart and was worth $750.  No scoring fish in the Kid’s Division, but each entrant won a rod and reel combo from Rick’s Tackle.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Burt said the head boats had three cobia over the weekend.  They also caught a mixed bag of sheepshead, black drum, blues and porgies. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report 


Sussex County Council to Hear from Public on Density Calculations

Sussex County Council-2017
Sussex County Council-2017 Image courtesy Sussex County Government

The Sussex County Council will hold two public hearings during the morning session.  The first, at 10:15 is to extend sewer services to Herring Creek and to approve the issuance of General Obligation Bonds in connection with the construction and equipping for the system.   The other at 10:30 is for an ordinance to amend the County Code on the calculation of permitted density.   The council will also have an update on the PLUS comments for the Comprehensive Plan.  There are three public hearings scheduled for the afternoon session.


IRSD’s SafeAbility Series Addresses Students with Disabilities

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The Indian River School District has been proactive in its approach to school safety. The SafeAbility Series is a new component to school safety initiatives that addresses one of its most critical populations – students with disabilities at the Howard T. Ennis School.

Howard T. Ennis serves all of Sussex County for students with significant disabilities in Grades K-12. In an effort to enhance the existing safety curriculum, Howard T. Ennis looks forward to including the Georgetown Police Department as a partner in delivery. The SafeAbility Series will provide important information so that learners at a variety of developmental levels can become confident and empowered to maintain their safety and security in a dynamic and ever-changing world. Pairing highly-trained educators with law enforcement will provide the most comprehensive method of instruction for Howard T. Ennis students.

The SafeAbility Series is a partnership between the Indian River School District and the Georgetown Police Department that focuses on three primary areas:

  • School Safety – Students learn ways to stay safe in the event of various emergencies that may occur in the school building. In addition, students will learn fire safety tips, intruder preparation guidelines and steps to take when encountering someone unfamiliar within the school building.
  • Social Safety – Students learn ways to protect their safety online. Topics will include social media awareness, prevention of cybercrimes and cyberbullying, and general web/media safety.
  • Life Safety – Students learn ways to stay safe in their physical environment. Topics will include financial safety tips, how to store personal information, safety awareness in public places and ideas on how to enhance their comfort in various social environments.

The SafeAbility Series will kick off during IRSD’s Special Education Week, which runs from October 22-26, 2018.