In spite of a NOAA marine forecast that promised good sea conditions, the weather on Wednesday was lousy. A blustery southeast wind had the water roiled and those boats that headed out soon turned around and headed back to the dock.
I spent high tide in the morning at the fishing pier on Cape Henlopen State Park. I had a peeler crab left over from Tuesday’s trip and soaked it on a bucktail without result. Dave at Lighthouse View Tackle said six keeper flounder were caught here on Tuesday with minnows the prime bait.
Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina told us flounder and trout were caught from the private pier at Cape Shores. Keeper flounder were also caught from the Canal.
At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle, Clark said shad, small blues and croaker were taken from Indian River Inlet. The shad and blues will take small spoons while the croaker like bloodworms and squid.
The weather for the weekend looks very good and I expect large crowds to invade the waterways. Fishermen should plan to get out before dawn or wait until after five PM. Wear you PFD!
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.