WGMD Fishing Report 8-10-17


On Wednesday the seas settled down and the fishing improved. We’re seeing better fishing at the Old Grounds for summer flounder. Some big fish have been caught and more than a few anglers are making limit catches.

Chicken with a bucktail and a teaser has been the best technique for catching these fish. You should also keep in mind that flounder don’t pave the bottom – they hang out where they can ambush bait and once you catch a few – mark that location on your GPS. Short drift here until the fish stop biting.

Closer to shore there have been a few more small bluefish caught from the beach. Cut fresh bunker will be the best bait and you should keep the bait moving across the bottom to avoid feeding the crabs.

Triggerfish and sheepshead are lurking in the rocks at the Indian River Inlet, the outer wall and the ice breakers. Sand fleas seem to work as well as any bait, but I suspect peeler crab would also attract a good deal of attention.

The fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park remains slow.

This is Eric Burnley for the WGMD Fishing Report.