WGMD Fishing Report 03-01-18


Right now fishing is pretty slow.  There are no charter boats running out of Lewes and the boats from Fisherman’s Wharf are only doing deep drop trips.  There were three charter boats running out of Indian River and two of them left.  One went to Virginia and the other went to North Carolina.

The only fish I have seen caught were perch taken from the Broadkill River.  I gave this a shot on Tuesday and came up empty.

It looks like most of the regulations from 2017 will carry over to 2018.  Sea bass will open on May 15 with a 12.5-inch minimum size and a 15 fish bag limit.  There is still a question on flounder.  We may get a reduction in minimum size from 17 to 16.5 inches.  That should be finalized soon.

The best place to fish right now is a local spillway.  Live minnows and earthworms are producing bass, pickerel and perch.  I like to use a bobber so the bait moves around the spillway with the current.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report.