WGMD Fishing Report 7-30-17


Connie and Sam Groff of Spring Valley, PA fished on the full day trip on the Capt. Bob II and caught a limit and a half of flounder and also won the pool. Connie caught her limit while her husband was only able to get half a limit.

Friday was as close to unfishable a day as you are likely to see in July.  I checked the conditions at the Delaware Lightship Buoy around 5:00 PM.  The wind was gusting to 33 knots and the seas were running higher than ten feet.  I don’t care how big your boat is, ten foot seas will defiantly get your attention.

I figured there were two locations that could be fished under these conditions.  The first is the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park.  I called Lighthouse View Tackle and sure enough they had fishermen on and off the pier all day.  The catching didn’t make putting up with the weather conditions worth the effort. 

Only tiny croaker and short flounder for their trouble.

Next I called Old Inlet Bait and Tackle so see if anyone fished the inlet.  Once again the report proved some people are going to fish no matter what.  Several folks came in the shop for bait, but none returned with any report of fish caught.

As far is fishing in the ocean or bay, Sunday is going to be another lost day.  At least it’s not supposed to rain so if you fish the pier or inlet you will be dry.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing Report