Monday finally felt like summer.
At Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park the report was a fair number of spot on bloodworms and keeper flounder on jigs with bright colored Gulp!.
Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said a 39-inch rockfish was caught and released at the Coast Guard Station on the northside of Indian River Inlet. The big fish took a sand flea. The incoming current brought in lots of hickory shad and a few small blues. Both will hit a small spoon.
A few kings were caught from the surf on bloodworms with skates and sharks a more common catch.
Chris at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em said he saw some flounder come in from the Old Grounds. This is good news as that area has been devoid of fish all spring. Right now jigging seems to attract more bites than just drifting squid and minnow combinations. Small blues were caught at Fenwick Shoal.
Julie at Lewes Harbour Marina said the Katydid came in with 56 sea bass and 14 flounder. The Angler had a mixed bag of kings, ling, blowfish, a trout and a 17-pound drum.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.