WGMD Fishing Report 5-31-17


Tuesday was another wet and windy day and the fishing reports reflect the miserable weather.  We spoke with several tackle shops and none had any positive reports.  Dave at Lighthouse View Tackle did say a few folks ventured out on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park and were rewarded with no fish for their trouble.

The forecast for Wednesday looks a bit better with only a 5 to 10-knot east wind with fog early and showers late in the day.  The rest of the week gets better as the wind shifts to the south and the seas lay down.

I have seen some good reports from the local ponds.  There are a lot of largemouth bass being caught along with pickerel, crappie and sunfish.  It seems that all the usual lures, crankbaits, Senko worms, jigs and soft plastics have been working.  Of course minnows, shiners and good old earthworms will usually attract the attention of these fish.

If you want to catch a large flounder before they head for the ocean, try Indian River Bay and the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal as soon as the weather improves.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report