Wednesday saw small craft advisories up for the bay and ocean so the only reports we received were from land-based anglers. The weather won’t change until Friday.
Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said the beach and the inlet are still producing blues to 16 inches. Cut mullet from the beach and small metal lures at the inlet. The hardy anglers working the night shift at the inlet are capturing some keeper rockfish on eels. This is more like work than fishing, but there were times in my distant past when I thought I was having fun. We camped in a tent on the southside and started fishing the jetty as the tide went out then worked back to the sidewalk on incoming water. In those days big trout were more common that big rockfish. A black bucktail with a purple worm was the standard bait.
I spoke with Jerry Taylor at Taylored Tackle in Seaford and he said the big blue cats still have lockjaw. Crappie have been caught at the spillway in Seaford on jigs with small minnows.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report.