WGMD Fishing Report 7-9-18

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Captains Dwayne Dodd and Dennis Robbins from the “Double D’s” took a trip out to the Washington Canyon with Marc Yurejefcic of Strasburg, PA, Mike Weir of Baltimore, MD, George Gosting, of Ocean City, MD and Todd Litten of Ephrata, PA. They wound up bring back these mahi and George got his first ever white marlin release.

Sunday was another blow out for the ocean fleet and while a few boats fished the bay the action was pretty slow.

The best report we had came from Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle who said the croaker bite has been excellent at Indian River Inlet.  Anglers working the southside of the inlet are catching double headers on sand fleas or sand flea FishBites.

Brad Young and Chris Curlett of New Castle, DE caught these nice keeper flounder while fishing out at site 10 using squid and shiners on top and bottom rigs. The largest fish was caught by Chris and weighed 3.8lbs and measured 21.5 inches.

Slot rockfish were caught out of the tidal rivers and creeks around Leipsic on peeler crab and cut bunker.  Augustine Beach to Woodland Beach have seen a mixed bag of white perch, catfish and slot rock on bloodworms, bunker and peeler crab.

The Lewes and Rehoboth canal continues to produce keeper flounder on minnows, squid and Gulp!.  The bay reef sites gave up flounder, blowfish, kings and trout before the blow and should still have the same fish this week as the weather improves.

Over in the Chesapeake Bay chumming for rockfish out of Rock Hall has been very good.  Love Point is one of the better locations.  Use bunker chum and for bait try fresh bunker or peeler crab.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.