WGMD Fishing Report 05-05-18

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Friday was another beautiful day, unless you wanted to fish.  Small craft advisories flew all day, but should get a rest on Saturday.

I wish I could tell you where to fish today, but the truth is saltwater fishing is pretty bad.  Flounder are just about nonexistent above Wachapreague, the big blues are not around in any great numbers, limits of tog are rare on the inshore grounds and keeper rockfish are like hen’s teeth.

I would guess the best place to try to catch some fish would be the beach or Indian River Inlet.  We have seen short rockfish and keeper black drum caught from the surf on clams, bloodworms and fresh bunker.  Kings have been taken on bloodworms and FishBites.

At the Inlet we had reports of hickory shad caught on shad darts and small spoons.  These are feisty fish, but not much on the table.  They do make a good bait.

The fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park gave up a 30-inch blue on fresh bunker and one keeper flounder on Friday. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.