WGMD Fishing Report 06-11-19


While fishing last weekend on 6/2 “Da Chief” hooked up with an unusual catch for early June. A barracuda. It measured 38″ long and weighed 9.3lbs and was caught by Capt. Jim Senker of Bethesda, Maryland.

Monday was another day of small craft advisories for the ocean, but a few boats were able to fish in the bay.

The Pirate King with Captains Jackie and Chip once again had a catch of kings on clams at the Shears.

Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle told us on Monday night jetty jockeys working live eels at the inlet found some keeper rockfish.  Live eels also produced keeper rock from the beach after dark.  During the day, it was kings from the surf on bloodworms.

Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park said it was a mixed bag of spot, croaker and kings on bloodworms from the boards.

George Simons of Mt.Airy MD caught this 44in 34.7lb cobia off the beach at South Bethany using a fresh bunker head.

At Dan’s Tackle Box we learned the kingfish action at Broadkill Beach continued on Monday.  Bloodworms and clam have been the top baits.

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has announced they are approaching the 17,000 cap on Surf Fishing Vehicle Permits.  From now on only the Cape Henlopen State Park Office and Indian River Life Saving Station will sell the permits in Sussex County.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing Report.