Saturday was about as nasty as it gets. Rain, wind, fog and just generally bad conditions. The marine forecast for Sunday continues the small craft advisories.
According to Captain John Nedelka on the Karen Sue, the water temperature on the bottom at Site 10 on Friday was 60 degrees. The surface temperature was 62 degrees. That is pretty warm for late October and explains why John had sheepshead and triggerfish on his trip.
Since Friday we have had strong northeast and then northwest winds and what the water temperature will be later next week is anyone’s guess. My guess is it will still be pretty warm.
The tog bite has been good, but most of the fish caught have been small. The largest tog in the Lewes Harbour Marina Tournament is just over five pounds indicating the bigger fish are still not taking baits. According to my chart, the optimum water temperature for tog is 50 to 60 degrees so it would seem the bigger fish will be turning on soon. Sea bass and flounder fishing should remain good.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report.