Sunday saw gale warnings up and if anyone was fishing, they’re nuts. The early part of the week does not look promising, but by Thursday we should see better weather.
Keeper rockfish are beginning to show up in the Upper Delaware Bay. Patty at Captain Bones near Middletown checked in a 29-incher caught on bunker at the Yellow Can and Steve at Smith Bait in Leipsic reported keepers caught at the Crossledge and Miah Maull Shoal on blue and silver Mann’s Stretch plugs. I don’t think any of these fish are part of the coastal migration, but that body of fish was off of North Jersey last week and could be here by the first part of November, or not. If they don’t show up it won’t be due to a lack of bait. There are plenty of bunker and mullet around to draw them in.
Some of the better fishing right now is at Indian River Inlet where tog, sheepshead and triggerfish are being caught. Sand fleas, green crabs and clam make the best baits for these fish. Take lots of rigs and sinkers.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.